FIRST WEEK IN DALLAS

I’ve officially been in Dallas for five days and it’s been a whirlwind to say the least! Here’s a little peek at what we’ve crossed off so far… Moved into my office, got a car, moved into our house, unpacked the master bedroom (and my dreamy walk-in closet!), got Internet installed at the house, shipped a bunch of orders, unpacked the kitchen… The list goes on. We’ve gotten on a really good schedule of going to bed early and waking up at 6 or 7 — here’s hoping it sticks when Will starts work in a week! It’s been so, so nice having him around all day and I’m so glad we took time to travel and unpack together before he starts his new job and I settle into my own new work routine.

I had a mini meltdown halfway through the week when I felt like I was falling behind on shipping orders and wished my family weren’t so far away because they’re always willing to lend a hand when I get overwhelmed, something I’ve definitely taken for granted in the past. But it was nothing a call home couldn’t remedy and I’m really pleased with all the progress we’ve made here in just a few days. (To say nothing of the state of my inbox… Send help.) I imagine it’s going to take a few more weeks to get fully unpacked — and by then my parents will be making their first trip to visit us in the new digs! I can’t wait to have them here (my dad’s first trip to Dallas!) and explore the city with them.

tory burch colorblocked espadrilles

*espadrilles available here!

Last night we took a break from the unpacking and went to the Dallas Arboretum with Will’s parents to watch a Texas swing concert on a hill overlooking White Rock Lake. We laid out a bunch of Turkish towels (have you seen the new ones in the boutique?), poured a glass of rosé (this one is a new favorite), and watched the sun set over the water. It was such a simple and beautiful moment and one that reminded me exactly why we moved here. We laughed remembering an outdoor movie that I dragged Will and our friends Jane and Scottie to last summer in New York, which wound up being on a basketball court in Murray Hill with traffic whizzing by in the background… Not quite as serene.

Thanks for bearing with me during this time of transition, whether you’re waiting for a new blog post or an email response. My dad’s favorite phrase keeps ringing in my ear every time I feel myself getting overwhelmed by the size of our to do list: just chip away at it. I have a feeling we’ll be doing a lot of that this weekend… I hope you have a good one too!

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  1. REVISED:

    You should get a virtual assistant to help handle your inbox! Google ‘virtual assistant’ for more information.

    If you are interested in the concept, please keep me in mind for the role. I can provide references regarding my experience as an assistant. (Oh my goodness, I am embarrassed by my previous submission – maybe you shouldn’t hire me as a virtual assistant if I leave words out of sentences! Lol. But it’s still a great idea and there are lots of companies that provide such services).

    Congratulations on the move!!
    C.A.

  2. You should get a virtual assistant to help handle your inbox! Google ‘virtual assistant’ for more information.

    If you are interested in the concept, please keep me in mind for the role. I can provide references regarding my as an assistant.

    Congratulations on the move!!
    C.A.

  3. I’m so glad you’re enjoying your first week in Dallas! It can definitely be overwhelming. I felt that way when I moved to DC; a little homesick, a little overwhelmed, a little “what the hell was I thinking?!” But in the end you’ll be better and stronger for it! And all your loyal readers know you’re in the midst of a huge transition with a lot on your plate. Take your time and get yourself settled, the blog posts will come when you’re ready.

    – Kelsey
    https://kelseydefined.wordpress.com/

  4. Congrats Mackenzie! Your home looks like a gorgeous clean slate. Can’t wait to see what you do with the place (and I’m so jealous of your closet! Boston apartments are not made for shoppers)!

  5. I’m so excited for you and this new stage in your life! My parents live in Dallas but moved there after I left so I can’t wait to discover all the fun places you find and try them out when my husband and I visit from NYC!