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Wednesday
Jun122013

My First: Juice Cleanse, Day 2

Day 2 group of juices from Liquiteria for my juice cleanse.

Thanks for joining me as I work my way through my first ever juice cleanse! If you missed it, catch up on Day 1.

I woke up on Day 2, feeling not so good. I had a great sleep, but felt like I was coming down with something - sore throat, blocked nose and cough. Could this be all of the toxins leaving my body? 

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Wednesday
Jun122013

My First: Juice Cleanse, Day 1

 

Liquiteria on 11th and 2nd Ave in New York.

 


Mr. J was kind enough to buy me a 3-day juice cleanse as a pressie. I think he was trying to tell me to eat more fruits and veggies and although I put off doing it for 2 months, I have decided to bite the bullet and drink the juice!

Yesterday I went down to Liquiteria in the East Village to pick up the juices for my 3-day Level One Explore and Nourish juice cleanse. The great thing about this cleanse, is that it's all bottled up and ready for me to drink. No need to spend any time shopping for ingrediants, cleaning, washing and prepping, or actual juicing. When I am hungry, I just pop open a bottle and slurp away!

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Tuesday
Jun112013

The GPS Girl Sings Her Heart Out, Taking Us On A Little Drive

Karen Jacobsen, The GPS Girl on stage at the launch of her new album at Joe's Pub in New York.

Only a week after arriving in New York City, in May 2012, I shared an elevator with The GPS Girl where she helped me find my way to my first AWNY networking event. Little did I know, that Karen Jacobsen is very good at giving directions - she is The GPS Girl and the voice of Australian Karen in millions of GPS units worldwide, and now also the Ausralian female voice in Siri on your iPhone or iPod Touch. This makes her an incredible well recognised voice artist, but as you will discover, she does so much more.

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Tuesday
May282013

National Burger Day - Five Teammates at Five Guys

 

Celebrating National Burger Day at Five Guys in New York.

You know you are in America when they honor the humble hamburger with National Burger Day! To celebrate my team members and I headed down to notable burger chain, Five Guys for lunch. Five Guys has been frying up some of the best burgers in America since 1986 (that's almost as long as I have been alive!) and many a man considers himself a Five Guys-fanatic!

Why? I'm actually not sure. I like them, they make a decent burger, but when it comes down to the divide between Team Five Guys and Team Shake Shack, I am Shake Shack all the way!

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Tuesday
May282013

Spring Rain Falling Soft on Central Park

Spring rain, falling on the south east corner of The Pond in Central Park, New York.

The warm sunshine of Memorial Day faded quickly with grey skies and soft rain covering New York today. This picture was taken from the south-east corner of Central Park, overlooking The Pond.

What do you like to do on rainy days?

 

Thursday
May232013

Spring Fling

 


And a bird overhead
sang Follow.
And a bird to the right
sang Here.
And the arch of the leaves
was hollow.
And the meaning of
May was clear.
- A.C. Swinburne


Hyacinths and daffodils bloom in the spring at Herald Square in New York City, May 2013.

 

After living in the Big Apple for one whole year, I have now experienced four complete seasons - and trust me they are very different from the sub-tropical (Brisbane/Rockhampton) and temperate (Sydney) climates I am used to in Australia.

I fitted right in during summer; I was fascinated by the leaves fall during autumn; and the novelty of snow got me through my first northern hemisphere winter (it was tougher than I expected!).

But if you ask me what my favourite season is in New York, it would have to be spring.

The poem and photo above help me describe the joy. Brilliant, clear sunshine; crisp, fragrant air, avenues bustling and alive with blooms; with the friendly song and chatter of birds playing amongst the leaves.

Sure, there have been some chilly days and some rainy days, but overall, May has been a very necessary, not to mention absolutely delightful wake from my dark winter slumber.

And the the best thing about spring? It means a glorious summer is right around the corner!

Spring flowers in bloom outside the Ace Hotel in NoMad.

Tulips in bloom at the New York Public Library. 

Wherever you are, what's your favourite season?

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