My good friend, Nicolle, introduces me to the Breville juicer and teaches me how to make a juice. Since moving to SF, I’ve noticed that a lot of my friends are on the juicing and smoothie bandwagon. I think I need to jump on. With all the benefits, it seems like there is no reason not to. Thanks Nicolle for showing me your juicing ways and being an amazing friend and now neighbor!
My friend, Sharon, is super creative and seriously crafty and I must say, I’m a little envious of her skills. She even has a craft corner in her apartment. Today, in said craft corner, Sharon shows me how use her button maker to make button pins. We had an awesome time making this FWB and I’m totally inspired to dedicate more time to arts and crafts. Thanks Sharon for the inspiration, bomb lunch, and good times!
While in Bangkok, my friend, Ethan, teaches me some Thai phrases. Ethan is currently teaching English in Thailand for a year. It was so nice to hang out and see a familiar face in such an unfamiliar place. We filmed this FWB in a park by the Chao Phraya River. Bangkok was a great first stop on my 35 day adventure. You can check out some of my pictures through Instagram. I promised my mom I would upload as much as possible so she knows I’m ok and she can have a vicarious journey.
***I’m sad that I can’t edit my videos like I normally do but I bought the wrong converter 😦 I’ve learned that flexibility is key when traveling as well as going with the flow.
There are two kinds of friends when it comes to Friendships With Benefits. The ones that say they have nothing to teach and the ones that know exactly what they want to teach me. Then there is Brad. Brad gave me about 4+ choices to choose from including how to walk NYC streets to the Sexual Growl. I obviously chose the latter. Thanks Brad for being so awesome and eager to participate in Friendships With Benefits. You are a man with many talents and I’m a woman who needs to practice her sexual growl.
My friend, coworker and all around awesome person, Samona, blows my mind by showing me what a weave entails. Samona and I work together in a center for developmentally delayed toddlers. She’s so patient and great with the children as well as the adults;) This FWB was probably the most enlightening one yet. I had no idea the logistics and skills behind sewing in a weave. Thanks so much Samona for always entertaining and enlightening me!
My friend Andrew taught me all about football on Sunday at a bar in the East Village. Andrew and I work together at LivingSocial Adventures and he is an avid football fan. This FWB was so fun to make and I’m confident that it will definitely benefit me in the future. There is a lot of good info, so you’ll basically be an expert in football when you’re done watching this including how to maximize your experience at the bar. Thanks Andrew for being so down to make this video! Much appreciated;)
Liz is on of my oldest and dearest friends. She is basically the reason why I have lived in Brooklyn for the last two and a half years. In this FWB, Liz teaches me how she makes her beloved BoardSnacks. She has always been a whiz in the kitchen and knows how to put together such a good spread that I convinced her to start a blog to share her goodness with the world. Check her out at BoardSnacks.com. Thanks Lizzy for showing me your awesome skills and saying yes to being on FWB. I really appreciate it and heart you big time! xo
Today my friend Becca shows me how to change a diaper in a car. I met Becca in 2008 on the first day of grad school and we’ve been friends ever since. She is an amazing mom to 5 month old Basil and I’m so excited to be Auntie F and for the fact that I didn’t have to personally change that diaper!
My friend, Tracy, came into town for work from SF and was able to stay with me for the weekend. We grew up in the same area of town and have been friends since first grade. It was great learning her margarita recipe and I will definitely use it in the future. This video was made after a really fun night of dinner and drinks and then a full day of enoying Brooklyn, so we were a little tired but we pulled through and made it happen. Thanks again Tray!!!!
Today my friend, Rachel, shows me how to arrange flowers. I was really excited because Rachel is super creative and really knowledgeable. I met Rachel when I first moved to NYC in 2008. She was dating one of my really good friends from camp, Andy, and they have since married. We instantly hit it off and I love hanging with her and of course, her pup, Frida! Check Rachel out at RachelMercier.com to see more of her amazing work as well as her blog at mercierbeaucoup.com
We had a lot of fun filming as well as some technical difficulties as this was my second go at Friendships With Benefits. Along with learning how to make an awesome arrangement, I also learned a lot of lessons for future Friendships With Benefits i.e.-make sure your phone has enough space to film, you can’t directly download videos off youtube and things cannot always be perfect. Enjoy the video and going through the Friendships With Benefits process with me! Thanks so much to Rachel for giving an awesome lesson and Andy for filming and dealing with our technical issues:)