Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Normal

Hello! I'm alive, I promise. Just trying to adjust to my "new normal."

Our trip to Iceland was magical. We spent a few days in Reykjavik, the capital, and then hiked for five days through rain, snow, and sunshine. The hike was actually pretty treacherous, but it was an once-in-a-lifetime experience nonetheless. It was also hard getting used to the sun only going down for a few hours very late at night/early in the morning, but we eventually found a way to fall asleep.

This was at 10:30 p.m.!

After we got back from Iceland - as in, the next day - I started my new full-time job as Chef Tony Maws' personal assistant + marketing "guru" for both his restaurants, Craigie on Main and Kirkland Tap & Trotter. So far, the job has been a lot of fun while also being challenging (in a good way). I've learned a lot in the one short week I've worked for him so far...and I've also eaten a lot.

I'm still doing some freelance work on the side (mostly food writing), but this new gig is my main priority. I think it will take a few weeks to see how much "side work" I can manage without going completely insane, but this blog will always remain.

I have a pancake recipe (made with beer!) coming soon, as well as some Iceland restaurant highlights. So stay tuned for those. ;)

What's new with you? How's your summer going?


  1. It looks like such a beautiful trip!!

    Congrats on the new job, too- that sounds like an awesome gig!!


  2. I absolutely loved our time in Iceland and can't wait to go back! Congrats on the new job, it sounds amaaaazing! I can't wait to hear about it.

  3. Iceland looks beautiful. welcome back from your adventure and congrats on the new gig.
    I recently had brunch at KT&T...i think my post will be up tomorrow!

  4. Thanks, everyone! And Daisy - I look forward to reading your review!

  5. Congrats again!! Hope you are settling into the new job.

  6. Michelle! Congratulations on the incredible new job! So happy for you. The Iceland trip looks amazing. That sunset! Wow.