Moving to NYC + Highlights {New York Edition}

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For today, scoop on me moving to NYC + highlights {New York edition}. For those of you who don’t know, I’m a second grade teacher. I just finished my first full year of teaching, yippee! For my two month summer break, I picked up and moved to New York City with my sister. Our friend in New York moved to Paris this summer so it was a natural fit for us to take care of her apartment while she’s away. My sister is about to move to Vietnam in the fall to teach English so she had some transitioning time. Bingo! The timing of everything really couldn’t have worked out better!

We arrived in New York yesterday. We started unpacking and went to a girls dinner with friends at Rosemary’s. We had a delicious dinner complete with focaccia, salad, pasta, olive oil cake, and (of course) rosé. Today will consist of more unpacking, lunch (I’m thinking Jack’s Wife Freda), catching up with friends, and taking the train out to Montauk for the weekend. Be sure to follow along with all my New York minutes on Instagram, @jillianattaway.

In truth, I love the life I’ve got going in Los Angeles but I was getting an itch for a change. I’m a BIG traveler yet I still felt like I needed something a little more this summer. I’m lucky enough to have a job I love that also allows me to have the time to travel (teacher perks!). So, I knew I had to take advantage of it while I’m young and not too tied down. I feel like I resonate so much with the East Coast so that’s where my heart was pulling me. I also have a great group of friends and family in New York that I’m thrilled to spend more time with this summer! New York is a crazy city that people say can feel like home one minute and then feel like the farthest thing from home the next minute. Or, I’ve heard people claim New York can feel like home because there’s something for everyone but then not feel like home because you never truly identify. Right now, for me, it feels like New York is exactly where I’m supposed to be. Plus, my stay in New York is the perfect excuse to have friends come visit and to plan a trip to Maine with my boyfriend (we’ve both always wanted to go)! Stay tuned and happy Friday!

Rhyme & Reason New York Highlights


1. The owner of the Surf Lodge takes us on a tour through “her Montauk.” (

2. Want more Montauk? I’ve got it for you with this travel guide. (

3. A guide to NYC’s best seaside inspired restaurants this summer. (

4. The perfect summer heel. I’ll be wearing these all summer long around New York. (

5. Tory Burch informs us about the newest it spot in the West Village. (

6. My New York City and Hamptons travel guides from last summer. Except updates this summer! (

7. Lilly Pulitzer has new arrivals! Sunday is National Wear Your Lilly Day… be ready! (

8. Fourteen Hamptons restaurants that should be on your summer bucket list. (

9. The cold hard facts: you’re going to need a pair of mirrored sunglasses this summer. (

10. Twenty-five outstanding coffee shops in NYC. (

11. Sales:

  • Tory Burch is offering up to 60% off – do yourself a favor and get her pineapple shirt while you still can!
  • Nordstrom is having a clearance sale and offering up to 40% off – a word for the wise: get these wedges! They are a staple and so comfy.
  • J.Crew is offering 30% off full-priced items & an extra 40% off sale items… done and done.
  • Revolve has over 8,000 styles on sale + you always get free shipping. Reminder: now is the time to make sure you have your 4th of July outfit purchased.
  • Loft is offering 40% off everything – I got 99 problems but this off the shoulder top ain’t one.

Photo: Amy Stone

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