Over the past almost 3 years working remotely for Etsy, I've become quite accustomed to the view from RIC & JFK airports — I've also got a good system down for quick travel, knowing how to get everything I need for 1 week into a carry-on bag. I'm always curious how other people do it, and one of these posts I'll have to share my own tips and tricks for getting in and out of the airport in as little time as possible.
The Etsy offices are in a constant state of growth and evolution — every time I go up to work in the office, the surroundings have changed and I enjoy getting to take all the new sights in. This go round, there were large scale installations all over the space like the felt wall, living plant wall and and giant industrial light pendants hanging from the ceilings in various conference rooms:
On a more regular note, my office trips always include new and old pups to see and pet hanging out in the workspace, amazingly good local eats, and the best of friends that I also get to work with on a daily basis (I just get to see them in person when in town instead of over the internet):
And the snacks available are like no other:
A funny note about NYC — you will see a little of everything and people/businesses make no excuses for it since there are just so many people and so little time in the day to get things done. For example, I woke up one morning to the sound of workmen ripping up the carpets on the hallway floor of the hotel I was staying in. Here I am waiting for the elevator that morning with other hotel guests:
By the time I got back that evening, the new wall to wall carpets had been installed and they were onto the next floor the next morning — right up in the middle of guests coming and going while they worked, haha. That's just how it is up there.
I was able to make a couple quick stops outside of work:
Oh yeah, and vintage airstream trailers parked on the street are no big thing:
Tim and I have both been dying to check out the new Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I was lucky enough to meet some great friends there for drinks while in town one evening and get a little preview:
The view above is from the 6th floor terrace lounge — this place was amazing and somewhere I'd love to come back and stay.
That's it for this trip — see you next time NYC!