Is it me or did December just fly by? I suppose that happens at the end of the year, when you’re scrambling to finish that last work project or checking yes on every party invite to score free holiday treats. Is that last one just me? It started with an incredible dinner with three of my *idols* from college. I say idols because these three women are #careergoals. They have these incredible careers, healthy perspective on life (and good eats), and inspire me in my own job. We typically meet up once a month, usually after an alumnae/I event, and each time reminds me to surround myself with people that are passionate about their careers or hobbies. This power dinner was followed by six holiday parties, some business related and some food related. Of course, there was far too much fried food and bubbles – just the way I like it.
Luckily, this unhealthy streak was broken up by our big trip to Austin & San Antonio! Just kidding, G and I spent the last two weeks of the month in his home state of Texas, eating our way through the brisket, breakfast tacos and just ALL the good Mexicana food we could get our hands out. I’ll share some highlights from our trip later, but safe to say I <3 Austin. It was also my first time spending Christmas with G’s family (I typically come for the weekend, and fly back to visit my family)! We introduced his family to Codenames — aka the number 1 party game — and tried a fun new game called Azul. We found this second game at a San Antonio board game shop, called Knight’s Watch. They have about 200+ board games you can play for free (and many more to buy), but the best part is the two giant huskies.
Now, we’re back in Brooklyn and catching up on a ton of work. We’re having a low key celebration with some friends in the building… and you guessed it, some nibbles and bubbles (aka the best party combination). I hope you all have a wonderful (and safe) celebration tonight. Cheers to 2020!
Life Lately: December 2019
Currently Eating: Bean & Chorizo Tacos
Currently Craving: Llama San’s Hamachi Tiradito
Currently Drinking: Haenyo’s The Squid & The Whale ( mizu lemongrass shochu + sesame oil + egg white)
Currently Reading: Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
Currently Recommending: The Case of the Reincarnated Client by Tarquin Hall
Currently Watching: The Watchmen
Currently Playing: Azul Summer Pavillon
Currently Beautifying with: The Ordinary’s AHA 30% + BHA 2% Peeling Solution
Currently Sweating to: Walk/Jobs in the Park
Currently Traveling to: Austin and San Antonio, Texas
About Life Lately
Welcome to my monthly “Life Lately” reflections, where I chronicle things did/ate/drink and liked. I’ve never been much for diaries (short attention span!), but I do really love looking back on these monthly lists. I hope you do too!
Other Posts from the Month:
- Need some good book suggestions, try my Favorite Books from 2019
- Or see all the books I read this year – the good, the bad, the embarrassing
- If you’re new to the blog, check up an updated FAQ with me: Aheli
- And if need some short reads, check out some of my favorite thinks pieces on giving direct cash to poor families or what’s happening in India right now.