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tree pose + trains + to-go breakfast

From a young age, I’ve loved to travel. Not necessarily the “wanderlust” + “gotta see the world” sense, but more so the physical act of it.  Whether it be through skies, roads, or rails, I simply love rising with the sun in one place and setting with it in an entirely different one. Not mention that no matter how old I get, I never feel more grown up than when I board a plane or train alone–a feeling the independent only child in me always cherishes.

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Today, my day began at half past five, the sun just beginning to peak through the windows of my New York loft. With a long day ahead, I fit in a quick morning yoga session. Rediscovering my love for yoga is a summer fit goal of mine. Not only for the physical benefits (easing sore hamstrings + tight runner’s hips) but also the mental and emotional ones. I’m not trying to get all “flower child beneath the rainbows” but seriously–take 15 minutes, stretch + prepare yourself for the day. It’s the forenoon interpretation of the post-work glass of wine–magical.

 

If you are a follower of mine on Instagram, or keep up with my Snap Chat story, you know better than anyone that I love breakfast. Genuinely, I sometimes go to bed earlier merely so morning (and breakfast + coffee) will arrive sooner. So naturally when plans dictated I travel so early, my first thought was “what can I pack + eat on the train?” And I landed on the fan favorite: my famous Berry Coconut Oatmeal in a Jar.

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WHAT YOU NEED:
– 1/2 cup whole grain oats
– 2 tbls. unsweetened shredded coconut
– fresh blue/straw/any berries
-cinnamon
NIGHT BEFORE:
Combine all ingredients in a medium sized mason jar, add boiling water. Stir for two minutes. Put cap on. Refrigerate.
MORNING:
Open and enjoy as is, or warm it up + enjoy 🙂

 

After a long, yet pricelessly rewarding, day of filming with CNN (details to come in a future post), I met again my good friend, Amtrak, and commenced the trek back to the city. The sunlight, quickly fleeting, brought an atmosphere not unlike the one I woke to at 5:30 this morning. Penn Station welcomed me with open arms. Exhausted, I emerged on 34th street, fully intending to duck into a subway for home, when my best friend’s voice came to mind. A few weeks ago, Chloe advised me to “always drag my tired body through the city.” — to embrace these moments when light of the Empire State Building guides you, the moments caught in the felicity between night sky and city streets, because they will not last forever.

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Finally back in my apartment, I poured a glass of 2012 XXI Merlot (my current fav), and let out a wonderfully exhausted sigh. Here’s to the journey of today, and everyday. Because whether it’s a train to Connecticut or a walk home down 8th avenue, all you can do is enjoy the ride.

 

 

run far, eat well, drink better.

Xo Mol

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About Molly Tavoletti

Stay hungry, stay foolish I NY, NY

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