Author Archives: Annie Trout

Beach Time

On Saturday, I ventured back over to Garden City in Long Island to visit my friend from high school who was staying with her friend from college who lives there (catch all of that?). Honestly, I cannot get enough. I have fallen in love with the beautiful neighborhoods in Garden City. It is truly a charming village and driving around uncrowded streets with the windows down took me back to St. Louis.

While I was in Long Island, the three of us drove over to Long Beach where my friend’s friend belongs to a beach club, which was beautiful. The club had long boardwalks and chairs and umbrellas for comfortable beach lounging. After watching all the families with their adorable babies for about an hour, we walked over to another beach where more friends were. We all hopped in the ocean, which was perfect temperature. I kid you not.

We spent a lovely day at the beach, I finally got some color on my skin, and I actually got to swim for once. Also, I discovered that Garden City is pretty much the most perfect place to live. Garden City-ers live in a gorgeous town, they live a short drive from the beach, AND they live a short train away from New York City.

Not. Fair.

Perks

If you can imagine, there are perks that come along with interning at a top, national cable news channel. Those perks (for me) include free movie screenings, a free Mets baseball game, free food and the chance to meet anchors and other famous people.

Obviously, the free things that have come along with this internship have been great. However, one of my favorite parts of my internship are the people I get to meet.

Fox holds an intern seminar almost every week where someone working for Fox comes to talk to the interns. Last week, one of the anchors on the show “The Five” spoke to us and this week the anchors from “America’s Newsroom” were our speakers.

Besides meeting people at the weekly seminars, I get to meet the guests that are on the show I work on. So far, I have met Jake Johnson, Nick on the show “New Girl” with Zooey Deschanel, and Steve Forbes, editor-in-chief of Forbes magazine and chief executive officer of Forbes Inc. Tonight, I will meet Shawn Johnson, one of the female gymnasts from the 2008 Olympics. And of course I have met Greta Van Susteren, the anchor of the show I work on. (I’m sure you all saw my creepy stalker picture of her.)

I have had many great opportunities at Fox so far, and I’m so thankful for all that I have been able to do. Hopefully the intern seminars will continue and the guests keep coming!

Adventure Point: The Met

On Saturday, I decided it was time to be a New York City tourist, so off I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art or The Met. This museum is one of the world’s largest art galleries and is located on the eastern edge of Manhattan’s Central Park. 

This museum is a must-see. If you are living here all summer or visiting for a week, you must go check this place out. The collections are unbelievable and there are so many of them. Plus, there is an amazing rooftop exhibit with a breathtaking view. 

Like Jenner, I loved the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibit. There were videos and recordings of the two talking in person about life and their work. It was like nothing I have seen before and very interesting.

I also loved the ancient Egyptian exhibit because their culture fascinates me. 

All in all, I had a lovely experience at The Met. Go now and check it out!

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Adventure Point: The High Line

The High Line is a public park built on an old train rail elevated above Manhattan’s West Side. If you have not been yet, you must go. Me and a few friends walked along the High Line and enjoyed lovely scenery and plenty of beautiful plants.

The High Line also has popsicles, tacos, hotdogs and more! You can even bring your own food or drinks up there and have a small picnic. 

It is open from 7 am to 11 pm daily and has nine different entrances. I highly recommend checking this out. It won’t be a waste of your time!

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Dig Inn

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. I have a problem. I am addicted to Dig Inn. You thought I was going to say I’m addicted to cupcakes didn’t you? That’s another story…

Anyway, Dig Inn isn’t anything special but the food sure is. They have healthy, delicious food. Their mission is to make it easier for people to eat well and do that by serving food with real quality and exceptional flavor.

What happens is you go in, choose what size box you want (the small box could feed a family), pick a rice, a meat, and three sides. Their sides are amazing. They have a bunch of different vegetables that are seriously unlike any veggies you’ve ever had.

What I suggest: the spanish brown rice with the spicy meatballs (to die for), the sweet potatoes (also to die for), the cauliflower, and if they have the brussels sprouts, you must, MUST get them. I had never had brussels sprouts before, and now I can’t stop thinking about Dig Inn brussels sprouts. (Wow, I sound like a freak.)

But seriously, if you want a big, delicious, healthy meal, Dig Inn is the place to go. Plus, it’s right down the street from the New School! The address is 80 Pine Street. I’m not kidding when I say it’s down the street.

Enjoy!

‘Merica

Is there a better place to be in than New York City to celebrate America’s birthday? I think not!

While real New Yorkers generally head out of town for the holiday, we, as in the interns, did not. We enjoyed the heart of the country on the Fourth of July and everything it had to offer.

I’m not saying I wouldn’t have gone to the Hamptons had I had the choice (lets be real, who wouldn’t?), but staying in the city for the 4th was a blast.

Suggestion: hit up the hole-in-the-wall, dive bars located anywhere and everywhere around NYC. Why? Because all the expensive, rooftop bars are even more expensive on the Fourth and who doesn’t love a dive bar anyway?! So that is what we did.

While the others attempted to see the fireworks from the street, I attempted to take a cab to a friend’s house during the fireworks and hoped to be there before the firework display ended. FAIL. I saw maybe two fireworks between the buildings as the cab drove by. Oops. Another suggestion: get as close to the Husdon as possible and get there early if you want to see the firework show. 

All in all, I had a wonderful Fourth of July. There’s no better place to celebrate independence than the city of freedom! (just made that up, but I think it works).

Scoutmob

If you haven’t downloaded this app, do it now.

Scoutmob is a mobile guide to local deals. Read: food.

Many of the deals on the app guide you to restaurants where you can get 50% off your tab for showing the waiter(ess) the deal on the app page.

Also, Scoutmob tells you about free deals nearby and around the whole city. Yes, FREE aka a college student’s dream.

The app is easy to use, as well. I highly recommend anyone living here to download it. Why not get a meal for half the price?!