I'm an upbeat gal who loves a good laugh (often times at my own expense), but deep down, I think I have my priorities in line. I'm fortunate enough to have a close network of friends and family here in New York and a job that lets me see the world, and think I maintain a pretty good balance between work, family and play. I'm ready to take the next step in life, and to me that means finding a partner-in-crime who wants the same: good laughs, good food, good conversation, and ultimately something longer term.
My job tends to be pretty social and requires some weeknight events, so I love at least one night of taking it easy per weekend. I can hang with the best of them when I need too, but my ideal Saturday night is dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, dinner with friends, or stopping by a cocktail bar I've been meaning to try. I love Sunday afternoons at the movies--and Milk Duds are a non-negotiable requirement.
I’m a self-taught (albeit still relatively amateur) cook and have mastered the art of apartment cooking. The art of the dinner party isn't dead--I just hosted my own birthday dinner in my apartment for 12 of my closest friends. (my friends all joked that they'd rather kill themselves than cook for their closest friends on their birthday. I can't think of anything more fun to do).
On the ridiculous side, I'm always the first to showcase my offensively white dance moves on the dance floor--my signatures include the “flight attendant” and the “peanut butter and jelly” and yes, they’re phenomenal. I also think I'm a better dancer if there's a jukebox playing. I drink iced coffee year-round. I love using bullets in emails. I survived an all-girls boarding school and lived to tell about it (in truth, I loved every minute of it). And I love theme parties and throw a few rather ridiculous ones each year--the best-known of which is called Whiskey and Fur. I'm sure you get the idea. And while on that topic, I'm a bit of a brown spirits connoisseur and host a regular group of girls for whiskey tastings (we're dubbed the Women's Whiskey League).
Finding balance between my hectic work life and health is important to me. I just completed a triathlon last month in Hawaii and am training for a ride to Montauk in June. When not training for a race, I keep in shape with yoga, spinning and running. I always love having a workout buddy at spin or yoga, so that'd be a huge plus.
And here's a little about you:
--You're smiling in your photos. If you do the duck face, I don't want to date you. I don't take myself too seriously. And neither should you.
--You love exploring New York's dining scene as much as I do (and that's a lot).
--You find balance. Work hard, play hard is great, but family and health are important to me too. And they should be to you.
--You're not a commitment-phobe. Relationships teach you important things about yourself and how you interact with others.