Happy Friday, everyone! This week was a hectic one so I’ve been ready for the weekend since like Tuesday! Yesterday I was invited to preview The Color Factory before it opens on August 20th. The Color Factory is basically a pop-up multisensory art exhibit made up of 16 different experiential installations created by talented artists and designers, all made with that perfect colorful Instagram in mind! When I was in San Francisco this time last year with work, my co-workers and I luckily got to visit the pop-up there and my mind was absolutely blown so I was beyond excited to hear that it was coming to New York!

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Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you’re all feeling rested and ready to tackle another week! Our weekend plans for an upstate getaway were sadly derailed on Saturday when the weather literally went haywire, I’ve honestly never seen rain and thunderstorms like what we experienced on Saturday. I didn’t want to waste the weekend sitting inside continuing to binge-watch The Americans (one of the best TV Shows I’ve ever seen!)  so on Saturday Cathal and I had a nice little day of museum hopping on the Upper East Side! Even though we literally live 3 blocks from The Guggenheim and The Cooper Hewitt, we never made an effort to visit! So on Friday we made the most of the crappy weather and spent the day looking at art and enjoying the downtime. If I’m being honest, I was a little underwhelmed by the Guggenheim but The Cooper Hewitt was so much fun. Highly recommend visiting if you like science and interactive learning experiences!

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Happy Friday Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful week. Hard to believe that August is in full swing already! In my last blog post I spoke about wanting to make the most out of the rest of Summer and last weekend was definitely a highlight of the season so far. My friend Mallori has a beautiful lake house in Connecticut and invited Cathal and I to go up for two nights! The Lake House actually kind of feels like a home away from home for me, when I was on a J1 about 5 years ago, Cathal and I along with 10 other Irish boys used to head up with Mallori every single Friday and stay until Sunday! Definitely one of the best Summers I’ve ever had, nobody really had any major responsibilities back then other than just to make the most of our time in New York!

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Happy Monday Everyone, hope you all had a great weekend! Recently I decided that I wanted to start sharing more off-the-cuff blog posts here on Life of a Lady Bear. Over the past few months I have to admit that I haven’t been feeling fully inspired by blogging and even considered shutting down this little blog of mine because I just felt like the whole industry has kind of morphed into this space where everyone is doing the same stuff day in day out, and I was just feeling over it. Then I took some time to remind myself why I started it to begin with. I don’t know about you but my favorite blogs to follow are people like The Londoner and Damsel in Dior, girls who share their real life adventures and not just outfits and sales roundups (which is totally fine every now and again by the way.) When I look back at some of my first posts on here I realize that they’re actually my favorite to read. Back at the beginning I was just a girl sharing pictures that I took on my crappy iphone while exploring a new city to share my adventures with people back home. Over time I think I lost my way and just started doing what everyone else is doing — working with a photographer to shoot 3/4 outfits in one go and then spread them out over time and recently I’ve come to realize that that type of content isn’t what I excel at. Don’t get me wrong I love getting creative with my photographer friends and shooting beautiful content, but let’s face it I’m not someone who’s constantly shopping online buying whatever I can afford from whatever random fast fashion site to shoot for my blog! So I’ve made a decision to get back to my roots here on the blog and just start sharing real life again. The pictures might not be as fancy, I might look sweaty and have imperfect hair but you know what? Who cares!

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