New years is a time for reflecting- here is an A-Z review of my life in 2011
A- America– moving to New York has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. Never have I been so happy, sad, rich, poor, lonely, inspired, exhausted, ecstatic, hungry or full!
B- Bike riding. Buying a bike was the best thing I could have done in New York. The most amazing way to get to know the city and so much fun for exploring and adventuring.
C- CHANEL– never ever would I have imaged working for the most prestigious luxury brand in the world
D- Dining out. So so so so many restaurants. It never ceases to amaze me just HOW MANY places there are to eat.
E- Eating. 2011 was a great year in my eating experiences- one highlight was the dessert selection at Brooklyn Japanese Restaurant 1or8.
F- Food, and discovering that its more than an obsession with the necessity, it’s a way of life.
G- Georgie; rediscovering just how special being a twin is and how hard it is to live on the opposite sides of the world.
H- Happy. I always try to be happy and positive. It makes every day a lot more manageable and positive vibes bring good luck.
I- Independent. Living without family across the other side of the world.
J- Jessie. The best and most beautiful older sister anyone could hope for.
K- Karina. I don’t think I would have survived in New York without her. She is my constant source of entertainment, therapy, cuddles, cycling, cooking and outfit collaborating.
L- Love, breaking hearts and being heart broken and learning again that time and space is the only thing that heals.
M- Men. So many men in New York! I’ve never been on some many dates in my life.
N- New friends. I’ve met a lot of people in New York, some who will be friends for life and others who are good for a laugh.
O- Outkast. I’ve listened to Aquemini a lot this year.
P- Published. Getting The Bookery Cook signed to a publisher was one of the most rewarding and satisfying achievements, and I am so thankful for having written it with my two favourite ladies in the world, my sisters.
Q- Quick. I can’t believe how quickly the year went by.
R- Running. I still love running. Running beside the Hudson river and looking at the Statue of Liberty is a memory I will look back on forever.
S- Summer. I was lucky enough this year to have 2 summers. Stock piling sun before the wintertime hits!
T- Travel. I am so thankful for my parents to being so open-minded about letting me travel and move overseas.
U- Unique. I spent more time in my own company in 2011 and I’ve seen, heard and experience some of the most incredible things, and have driven myself slightly insane.
V- Visitors. I have been very fortunate this year to have some of my closest friends and family visit.
W- Woombye. Still the best place on earth.
X- Hmmm. X marks the spot? The spot where I am in life now, a crossroad of trying to decide where I want to live and what I want to be when I grow up.
Y- Yes. Trying to say ‘yes’ to everything that came my way and seeing where it could take me.
Z- Zebra print, buying possibly the best zebra print jacket in the world.