And Let the Love Begin
Three places in two days that make me glad I live in this city:
I am a huge fan of cannolis. Love them . And cheesecake. Forget it. Thanks to my friend Amanda, I was introduced to this popular bakery in the east village that puts Alessi in Tampa to shame. It smells absolutely amazing and they don’t rape you on the prices. Nothing looks old and haggard and it all tastes amazing.
So grocery shopping is an interesting adventure in the city. Gone is the ease of just going to Publix to get what I need, and although there are TONS of grocery stores in the city, they are not all great. We have two C-Town’s located near us. Think of Kash N’ Karry, but worse. A lot worse. But it works in a pinch if you need a few things. I came across this GREAT bougie grocery store in Chelsea called Garden of Eden where they have one of my favorite deli meats, mortadella. AMAZING.
But on my sojourn today I decided to go to the Fairway that is 10 blocks away. Oh. My. God This store bitch slaps all the others. As you can see from the picture above, just one aisle holds SO MUCH SHIT. I literally got lost and turned around in the store. And the cold room is just as big as the regular store. I walked through the whole place with my mouth hanging open. I have never seen so many products and so much good food in one location. And although it is a little further down, I will definitely be shopping there instead of trying to pick the least worst of the brown meats at C-Town. Of course, I could just be lazy and order everything from FreshDirect.com, but I would rather not have anyone else handle my produce.
And people are not kidding when they say you can get ANYTHING delivered to you in this city.
And finally, and once again thanks to Amanda, I was taken to this amazing pharmaceutical bath and body store. I fell in love with the products on my apartment hunting visit and while the prices are quite high (a bottle of moisturizer can run you $20), you cannot beat the quality and the ingredients. And for people with uber sensitive skin, like mine, this is the best option. I went to their flagship store that has been in operation for a VERY long time and it was just amazing. SO much to choose from. It could be quite easy to lose your money in there.
And so my hunt continues. Living in the city is proving to be an interesting “thing.” I am excited by it and terrified of it. I am hoping to start going in auditions next week. I am so in the ethers about the whole process. It’s not like you get an audition notice in the mail like back home. But I have already sent out my headshot to a couple of places (and I need to get new ones since I no longer look like that anymore) and have a corkboard with some audition notices stapled up to it At the end of the day, unfortunately, it all comes down to who the hell you know in the business, and I plan on getting to know as many people as I can.