It is Day 9 of the press tour, and I have to admit that it feels like Day 30. Eek! There is just so much packed into each day and each location. More on that in a sec but first… I wanted to show you my new haircut! Do you like it?? It wasn’t my idea at all! I had my beloved hair stylist, Mel, come to my hotel room in my very limited spare time when I was passing through NY to cut my hair, and she was like, “Girl, you need to change it up. You’ve had the same hair for over 2 years. I think we should try bangs.” Really?? Okay… maybe?... was my reaction. I never color, highlight or blowdry my hair, and I’m not one who has periodic drastic hair changes. But then I thought, Why not? It’s only hair! So here you have it!
After Boston, we briefly passed through New Haven, CT and Long Island (where one of my actors has some family) on the drive down, then had a few days in NYC!!! It’s funny b/c everyone asks me if I miss NY when I’m in LA, and I usually reply…no, not really. It’s not that I don’t love it, but it is more that I always seem to adapt to where I am and try to be present with where I am. I guess I needed to learn to be adaptable to backpack for so long. Or is it more that that is my nature in the first place, so that is why I could even backpack at all for that long?
Coming back to NY brought a flood of emotions. It did feel great to come home! I saw a bunch of my friends, my parents, rode the subway, visited my apt to grab more clothes, squeezed in a few important lunch meetings, visited my old favorite farmer’s market in Union Square, dropped off food at the poster shoot for a major film coming out early next year… oh yeah and did all my work with the clients I am traveling with now on the tour. 🙂 I realized how much I do love the vibe and energy of NY!
We actually had 3 nights in NY! Which on this tour felt like moving in!
Then we left for Atlantic City. I’ve been making all the Green Smoothies and certain things that I can in my hotel rooms:
Okay I might have clogged a few sinks with bits of green items. 🙂 But I act responsibly and always call the maintenance man!! I am also a big tipper on this trip. 🙂
For dinner I have to use the restaurant kitchens in the hotels, or pictured here in AC I used the banquet kitchen at the fancy casino where we stayed. Nerdy little thing that I am, I did not go out to the casino that night. I stayed in reading Michael Pollan books!
Usually my clients are on the same floor as me, which makes it SO much easier. But at this last hotel they were not. You know those elevators that split- say one goes to Floors 1-26, then another set goes to Foors 27-56? Around 9:00 last night I was already in my jammies, but I had to drop off some food in my client’s room. I figured I would just pop up into the elevators a few floors and no one would really see me. Weeeellll… I forgot it was one of those annoying elevators that had the split, so I had to go down to the (fancy) lobby, walk around a hallway, then go to the other set of elevators- in my jammies and slippers holding a Wholefoods bag and some food! There were lots of dressed up people that looked at me like I was an alien. I felt like saying, “Um, actually I am not an alien I am a carnie!!! So get over it!” 🙂
Now one of my standards for judging hotels now is counter space in bathrooms.
We’re in Philly now. What a great city!
Write more later. Have a great early week and take care!
Love the hair. Your beautiful face can make any style look good! Hang in there, your hard work will be rewarded and the lessons learned remembered for a life time. We are all so blessed to know you.
I absolutely LOVE you new hairstyle! You look beautiful with the bangs! Thumbs up girl!
Good luck with the rest of the tour! Love the bangs, and where did you get the shirt in the first pic? So adorable!!! I want one!
Your hair looks great! I was just in Philly on Friday and Saturday–definitely an interesting city! I was traveling for the past week myself and wasn’t able to have my daily green smoothie that I’ve been making since August of this year (thanks to you and your blog!). I notice that you’re putting some other greens besides romaine, celery, cilantro, and parsley into the green smoothies you’re making. What are those other greens? Thanks for doing what you do!
I love the new hairdo. You always look so beautiful. Thank you so much for the green smoothies. These smoothies have my skin glowing and subtle. I just need to get in contact with you about losing weight with my arthritic problems.
Love the hair.
Really love the hair!
You are in Philly!!!!! Ahhh! This is my city! Would have loved loved to meet you! I am a certified Health Coach and you are a great inspiration to me!!!! xoxo
Hi Kim – I love the new hair cut! It looks great!
I like your bangs! It’s funny because I know some people who do a bike rodeo show and when on the road call themselves carnies. However they pride themselves on EATING TERRIBLE FOOD and lots of beer. They say part of the carnie life is eating out of a can and drinking lots of beer. So I think it is hilarious and great that you are a super healthy “Carnie.”
Hey Kim! Your haircut looks amazing and your soo beautiful! It was a good choice to get bangs! I live right outside Philly and it’s awesome to know your enjoying the city. Have fun on the tour! xoxo
What a beautiful haircut!! Makes me think I should change mine too one day, but I guess I need someone to tell me a similar comment… I relate to your funny and slightly embarrassing elevator moments, I’m constantly doing things like that. But I think it’s great, it’s important to be weird sometimes and show people that it’s not so serious – and to stop taking ourselves so seriously!
Bisous from France!
Love, an actress who envies your clients…. 😉
Hi Kimberly, I love the bangs! Its a fresh new look!!!
I have never heard of that word Carnie ha ha
LOVE your new hair style! So pretty. And it sounds and looks like you are staying nice and busy. I cannot imagine having to cook stuff in hotel rooms for all these people.
And I laughed so hard at your story about the elevators! Hilarious
Oh you’re in my town now! Welcome to Philly, and hit me up if you want ideas for fun things to do : )
I love the hair it adds an edge! Good luck with the rest of the tour.
Love the bangs – very chic 🙂
Green Smoothies and a Vita Mix on the road – Sweet!
Bangs suit you, Kim! I know what you mean about adapting to where you are at the moment. I think I’m much the same way. Btw, we were in Boston at the same time. I would’ve given you a shout, but didn’t realize you were there until I was on my way back to NYC. Safe travels, my carnie friend 😉
I really like the bangs! I tried them for the first time myself last year. Kind of irritating at first, but after a while it didn’t bother me as much. And I really liked the change.
Thanks everyone for all the wonderful comments and support about the haircut!!! 🙂 Can’t write back to everyone at the moment, but I read all and really appreciate it!!
On 2nd thought, my own opinion, I think maybe having them a little shorter whispier or off to the side would be better. You’ve got beautiful eyes and features and the long bangs hide some of that. Regardless, you have gorgeous hair and probably could do anything with it and it would still be stunning. Speaking of beautiful hair, mine isn’t bad, but it is thinning (I am 52, so age is probably a factor). Any suggestions?
LOVE the bangs! You’ve got great, healthy hair and could pull anything off, but the bangs are really great. I so wish I could have bangs (I’ve got a lot of forehead) but my hair’s naturally curly, and it only works if I blow dry every day, and I’m over that. Lucky you!
Love the hairstyle. Looks fab. You would good with any hairstyle.
Where did you get that fantastic shirt?!
so very cute it’s just not fair – quite sure the dressed up people were envious of the carnie 🙂
love the bangs as well! Sounds like you are having a great time on your tour!
I haven’t been able to come to check on you and your work but I am doing so catch up and I just want to tell you that you look really beautiful and hot and even more younger!!!
Stay in touch!