All About Amy
Fruit Salad Life, you ask?
1. For my whole life, my mum told me I dress like a “fruit salad.” Neon nail polish is a must with every outfit. Tie-dye? Yes please. Cowboy boots with a cerulean dress? DUH!
2. The blog will cover a mix of topics, all jumbled up into delicious servings for you.
3. Or, for you minimalists out there…fruit, salad, & life.
- I drink iced coffee year round.
- Whole wheat everything bagels are probably my favorite food in the world.
- I can frequently be spotted with my mid-back length blonde hair piled on top of my head…which ends up resembling some sort of pastry (I’ve heard both danish and croissant).
- One of my dearest friends gave me a pair of cowboy boots that she never wore and they are now one of my favorite possessions. Seriously, I wear them with everything.
- I obsessive-compulsively paint my nails. If I don’t have nail polish on, I feel naked.
- I am an unabashed geek.
- My mum was super crafty when I was growing up, and it rubbed off on me. I’ve dabbled in making my own jewelry and random artsy-fartsy endeavors, but am itching to do more!
- My favorite color is aqua, but I really don’t discriminate. One look in my closet and you might think that a unicorn vomited rainbows…classy and tasteful ones, of course.
- I have a tendency to over-emote texts, emails, or anything written really. This mirrors real life, where I’ve been known to emit squeals of joy. A former roommate told me that I was the loudest person that he’d ever met (still don’t know if that was positive or not).
I’m an only child who grew up in the ‘burbs of Massachusetts. I take pride in the fact that whenever I tell people that I’m an only child, their reactions are always something to the effect of, “REALLY?! I would have never guessed!” So I like to think that my p-units did a pretty darn good job raising me. I attended Colby College, located in the bustling metropolis of Waterville, Maine. There, I aimlessly took classes, unsure of what I actually wanted to do. I ended up majoring in International Studies, with a concentration in Latin America. This afforded me the opportunity to study abroad first in Ecuador, then in Chile.
After graduation, I moved into Boston to return to a phenomenal previous internship and began applying to jobs in advertising. Unable to find a job due to the crappy economy, and having rent to pay, I applied to lululemon on a whim one day. A week later, I was working there, taking full advantage of the benefits! I adored hopping from yoga studio to yoga studio across Boston, picking and choosing from my favorite classes and teachers. After 4 months, I knew that I did not want to work retail forever, and was desperately in need of a life shake up.
One of my best friends had just moved to San Francisco, CA, and one month later so did I! I arrived wide-eyed, jobless, with 2 suitcases, and ready to take on the city. By a strange turn of events, I landed a coveted job at a hot social gaming start-up, and scored an enviable apartment…but something was still missing. Fast-forward 2 months when Kman walked into my life…or actually, into the office I worked in!
Family health problems started bringing me back east pretty frequently, and I soon realized that while California was incredible, life is simply just too short to be away from your loved ones. I began hatching a plan to transfer to my company’s New York office, and on May 7, 2011 (almost a year after Kman and I first met), I hopped a plane to JFK and moved in with him, crazy kitten in tow.
As soon as I got here, I felt the creative energy of the city, and knew that I had to explore as much as possible and document my new adventure. I absolutely adore NYC and all of the fantastic things there are to do here. We’re currently living in a gorgeous brownstone apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn and won’t be leaving anytime soon.