Monday, November 29, 2010

thanksgiving in philly

this year we gathered in philadelphia for thanksgiving with scott + jessica, matt + barbie and jonathan's parents.  as tradition holds, we went bowling on thanksgiving day and enjoyed a delicious feast.  while there, we also toured the franklin science institute and ate a good ol philly cheese steak - when in philly, right?

Sunday, November 21, 2010

work and play

these past two weeks have been a whirlwind, and we sure packed them full of a lot of work and play.

thomas visits connecticut:
thomas is another one of our good friends from the city.  he and i became instant friends while we worked together at l'oreal, and he and jon became pals while he was our neighbor on the upper west side.  now that thomas lives on the lower east side and works at ralph lauren, and we live in connecticut, we were due for a nice, long visit filled with shopping, seeing the historic sites of mystic and eating delicious new england clam chowder.

business trip to new orleans:
this week i attended divisional meetings in new orleans where i presented upcoming redken haircolor launches and promotions to our field sales team.  the hotel was right around the corner from bourbon street, and i had no idea what that even meant before my trip.  now i know.  let's just say i was glad to be with co-workers who enjoyed eating beignets at cafe du monde.

in the heights:
on friday night jonathan tested our luck at getting lottery tickets for a broadway show called "in the heights," and we won!  front row seats for $25 dollars!!  we absolutely loved it - the setting takes place about 60 blocks north of where we lived in the city, so we were able to catch on to a lot of the cultural and neighborhood references.  the music, dancing and story is fantastic and highly recommended.

yale vs. harvard football game:
yesterday we attended "the game" in boston.  this was the 127th time the schools have played, making it the second oldest continuing rivalry in college football.  admittedly, i didn't even know ivy league schools played sports; however, i quickly learned that they do, and in fact, they even play pretty well.

after the game we spent some time walking around downtown boston (i fell in love) and ate some delicious lobster at america's oldest restaurant - the union oyster house.

employee hair day:
one of the perks of my job is called "employee hair day."  a few times a year some of the redken artists come into the office and do our hair - for free!  this time i decided to be a little more adventuresome.  i work for a hair company, so i figured why not?  if i hate it, i certainly know plenty of people who could fix it for me.  so, with the help of a consultation from the artist, i decided to go for an auburnish brunette color.  i'm still a little surprised when i look in the mirror - it's definitely darker than my natural haircolor - but it's a fun change for now.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

weepies concert

last night we saw one of our very favorite bands of all time - the weepies - at the hiro ballroom in the meatpacking district of nyc.  they are a folk band that is made up of a husband and wife (i just love that).  we played a lot of their songs at our wedding, so they have a special place in our hearts.  

this was definitely one of the best shows we've ever seen.  we knew the songs and loved the music.  after the show, on our way to the subway, i couldn't stop singing, and i still have songs stuck in my head...we absolutely loved it.

greg tannen (steve's brother) opened and did one song with them.
the weepies: steve tannen and his wife deb talan.
the venue.
some of our favorite songs: gotta have you, world spins madly on, all good things, orbiting, be my thrill, please speak well of me, add my effort, antarctica...okay we pretty much love everything they do!