A few weeks ago, I was splayed out on Ann’s couch drinking a glass of wine and flipping through the latest issue of New York Magazine. She was in the kitchen cooking me pasta with fresh tomatoes and homemade walnut pesto. This heavenly scene provided me with another one of these revelations about myself that I’ve been having lately – I LOVE NEW YORK MAGAZINE. It was like I had forgotten how much pleasure I get from reading it! I had forgotten that bit about myself. I had forgotten that it even exists!
That particular issue was the fall arts preview, and I was frantically texting myself the titles of books and movies that looked most appealing. And then a few days later I got paid, and the first thing I did was spent $25 for a year’s worth of my very own New York Magazines.
I’ve also devised a new Sunday morning routine that brings me the most joy. I wake up early, around 7:30 or 8, and head to Big Bear, where they serve their large coffees in pint glasses. I eat a bagel with creamcheese and lox and read my book or Vanity Fair or do a crossword. At 10, I go to yoga, and after that’s over, I buy all of my produce for the week at the Bloomingdale farmer’s market.
I’ve realized that you can really learn a lot about yourself by answering two basic questions. First, what do you do with just a little bit of disposable income? How do you treat yourself? And second, what do you do with a nice stretch of Sunday morning alone time? And I’ve been asking these two questions in my conversations for the past week and I love, love hearing the answers. If I haven’t asked you yet, please, have a think on it and tell me!