Monday, January 2, 2012



I miss you already! I can't thank you enough for all your help with our NYC New Year's Eve party. I'll upload some photos this week for everyone to see! Here's a teaser:

Anyway, do you have any resolutions? I actually don't even know if you believe in them...? One of mine is to re-focus on my fitness as a matter of health, not just jean size.  Therefore, as I talked about a few months ago, I just signed up for an unlimited month of yoga at a studio two blocks from my apartment. They were having a groupon and so it worked perfectly with my post-holidaze bank account.

I am a little nervous. I know everyone has been doing yoga forever, so that might sound lame. It's kinda like how I learned to ride a bike about 7 years later than everyone else and had to learn secretly in the parking lot of my dad's work (exactly like Mindy Kaling, for those who read her book, which is really good by the way!).

Wish me luck and any tips are always appreciated!

Oh to everybody reading this: welcome to 75th and Sedgwick in 2012! We are excited for a new year and have a bunch of Phone-A-Friends and other treats in store! 


PS: I updated my Readin' page to a classic! Have you read it?


  1. Happy new year to you both!

    Blythe, I am excited for you to begin practicing yoga. I credit the Dukester for introducing me to yoga in DC, and though I spent about five years only half committed to the practice, for the last year and a half, I have been ALL ABOUT YOGA, and I can't emphasize how powerful it has been for me on physical and psychological levels both. And now Brian is a convert too! I never thought that would happen.

    Our main tip: don't give up! It takes some time to get the hang of the basic practice, but you will learn and improve quickly.

    Other tips: Don't compare yourself to others at your studio -- that's a fool's errand, and it's not what yoga is about anyway. Just do it and enjoy it for yourself. Try lots of different teachers. If you're going to a heated studio, invest in a Yogi Toes towel.


  2. Claudine,

    Thank you so much. This is such great advice! The studio I chose has lots of different instructors so I will be sure to mix it up. Also, I will try my best not to compare myself. I think that will be the toughest thing at the beginning.

    I love that Brian is a convert, too!

    Happy New Year to you both, I have really loved reading your blog this year and can't wait to see what adventures you encounter next!