Entries Tagged as 'New York'

A Weekend in the City

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Megan and I took a little vacay this weekend to go visit one of my most favorite people, a lovely and charming friend by the name of Kyle. You might remember her from my mention of our brownie shenanigans in high school.  She is now living in NYC and is brilliantly successful, working for a large bank.  Don’t ask me what she does because I am not good with banking things.  She has been working ridiculous hours by day and attending law school by night.  No sweat, right?  Anywho, she has always had impeccable taste (Anthropologie was her favorite store when I was still wearing Britney-like midriff shirts), so I requested that she plan all of our weekend activities.  We arrived late Friday afternoon, fluffed ourselves at our hotel, and grabbed a cab to meet Kyle at Commerce.  I’m not sure if there is a word for how delicious the food was.  Particularly the cake, which came with a birthday candle.  I have been dreaming about it ever since.

After dinner, we took a stroll along the water near the West Village, where she totally lives.

The next morning, Meg and I leisured in bed for awhile and ordered some room service, which is possibly the best thing to ever happen.  Doesn’t it just exude luxury?  We were feeling very luxurious.

We finally dragged ourselves out of bed to do a little bit of retail damage.  We took the subway to Soho and immediately called Kyle to find our best coffee options.  After making several purchases in the form of a skirt and top (for me) and two dresses (for Meg), we met up with Kyle.  We walked through the farmers’ market and stumbled upon a parade complete with a stirring Thriller rendition.  And also a dog that I wanted to take home.

Meet Kyle.  Isn’t she adorable?

Then – and there should really be choirs singing at this juncture – we arrived at Megan’s Mecca that is ABC Carpet and Home.  Doesn’t it give off such a warm glow?  You just want to live there.  And buy all of the things.  That you can’t afford.  Megan found many very special friends in the form of poufs and carpets.

We ate a quick lunch and went to Kyle’s favorite New York museum, the Frick.  The museum inhabits an old mansion located directly next to Central Park, which is pretty astounding.  The collection is relatively small but absolutely breathtaking.  After we felt that our culture quota had been fulfilled, we bid Kyle adieu so she could get ready for her party the same evening and headed over to Laduree.  The macaron store.  There was a line out the door but we waited patiently so Megan could see how hers compared.  Can we just say for the record that Megan’s macarons beat Laduree’s by a mile.  Maybe more.  They put this weird filling in and it is really not the ticket.  How you can ruin an almond macaron, I will never understand.  So what we have learned by this is that Megan’s macarons are actually the best on the east coast.  So there that is.

Later that evening, we arrived at Kyle’s gorgeous apartment, greeted by pretty pink beverages and another old friend from school.  Greg is also living in NYC and is about to move to London to get his MBA.  London, people.  So jealous.  Although I was not super close with Greg in school, Megan and I have decided that we love him and want him to come live with us.  Because he is awesome.

Sunday morning, we took one last walk through the city and found Grand Central Station as a happy accident.  It was unbelievably stunning.  Who knew a train station could be so beautiful?  With such a fantastic ceiling.

We finally caught our plane to venture back to Charlotte.  New York (and Kyle), I have a feeling we shall see you again soon.




For the Love of Friday- Guess…

Friday, May 18, 2012

Where Colleen and I are going this weekend.

I bet you’ll never guess.

Give up???

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We’re taking a sisters’ trip to New York!  We have never been by ourselves together and I have a feeling we are gonna have some fun.  We are also going to get to see one of our favorite people, a best friend of Colleen’s that we don’t see nearly enough.  Maybe I will take the time to swing by and chat with my special squirrel buddy again.  I feel certain he has been missing me.  We are pretty pumped!  Hold onto your cupcakes, New York, cause we are coming!

Happy Friday!!!

Christmas in New York

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I went on a trip to New York over the weekend with my friend Michelle and some of her friends to celebrate her birthday.  I know she wouldn’t want me to mention what birthday it was (so I won’t) but to me she doesn’t look a day over 21.  Anyways, New York was beautiful and we had a great time as we always do.  It was also really nice to meet her friends and spend some time getting to know them.  I won’t go through a complete play by play of the trip, but I will show ya’ll some pictures and mention a few important items. Many of the pictures used were actually taken by some of the girls I went with on their fancy Droids and iPhones which somehow frequently took better pictures than my actual camera.  What is up with that??

Item #1:  The plane we took was a puddle jumper.  Don’t know how it happened to us but our flight was called “American Eagle.” For future reference to everyone this also means “Teany Plane.”  This is a concern for someone like myself who is somewhat apprehensive about flying.   The flight actually turned out to be one of the best I’ve been on.  We had to walk in the outside to board.

Us in front of puddle jumper/NY from airplane

Item # 2:  I petted a Central Park squirrel.  Well actually, I scratched his back if we are gonna get technical.  With a stick and not my hand.  I was not about to get rabies.  Some man was doing it and the squirrel was so cute, I decided (upon urging from my group) that I would too.  Why not?

Not sure why this is so blue.

Item #3: Ice skating in Central Park was done as it should always be.  Don’t get sucked into skating at Rockefeller.  It is too small and too big of a wait.  Go Wollman all the way for ice skating.

Item #4:  I am pretty sure I got roofied the first night I was there.  It threw off my vestibular system and I was dizzy for two days after. This was not the ticket.  I don’t have any pictures of this.  Sorry.

Item #5:  New York is pretty.  Especially at Christmastime.  There are amazing displays and beauty twinkle lights everywhere you turn.

Item #6:  I like light fixtures.  Apparently lampposts are included in this.  New York has spectacular light fixtures.   I felt like I spent the entire time looking up.

Item #7: I finally got to go to ABC Carpet and Home.  If you aren’t obsessed with home decor blogs like I am, you probably don’t know or care what this is, but I felt like I was taking a trip to my Mecca.  It was a winter wonderland and I would live there if they would have me.

Did ya’ll notice some more light fixtures snuck in here?

Item #8:  Gaga was at Barney’s.  Like not actually.  But her “Gaga Workshop.”  She was trying to sell me stupid cookies with her face on them for millions of dollars.  I somehow resisted.

Item #9:  Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolates were devoured.  They were still delicious.  Christmas decorations were still beauty magical.

Yes, I think I will.

Item #10:  For those of you that forgot, I petted a squirrel.  He’s my special buddy.

 Celebrity sightings include some guy from “The Closer” who I don’t know, Cheryl Tieg, and Jesse Palmer of football and “The Bachelor” fame.  Jesse was on our plane back to Charlotte.  Michelle swore she saw Gandalf from “Lord of the Rings” in Serendipity, but I believe she was incorrect.  I suppose that is all.  Have a lovely Tuesday.



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