Scenes from the long weekend.

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I hope you all had a lovely holiday weekend. On Saturday we celebrated my friend Brianne's upcoming nuptials with a day of pampering and partying. We talked all things wedding as we got blowouts and manicures in the Flatiron District. Afterwards we had cocktails at Lillie's (they were all delicious!) and a great dinner at B Bar in the Lower East Side. I can't wait to celebrate with the beautiful couple at their wedding in June! 

On Sunday Brian, Emily, and I snacked on tacos in Chelsea Market before exploring The Highline. A trip to The Highline is not complete without coffees from Blue Bottle Coffee. I highly recommend the New Orleans cold brew- yum! 

On Memorial Day Brian and I watched Emily walk in the parade in Norwalk with her Girl Scout troop. Afterwards we visited a memorial in Madison Square Park and had a delicious lunch at Hillstone on Park Avenue. We started our Hillstone tradition a few years ago and always look forward to their ribs and famous French dip sandwich on Memorial Day. After telling our server about how we visit the restaurant every Memorial Day, he talked to management and treated us to our entire meal! We were so shocked by the kind gesture and truly appreciative. I am already craving another French dip!


Sage turns 7!

Here is a little video from my long weekend in Florida with my family. My niece Sage requested a video for her sixth birthday last year, so I thought I would keep the tradition going for her seventh. Enjoy!


Read & Watch

Read & Watch: 

I am looking forward to seeing Give Me Love, by Yayoi Kusama, at David Zwirner's gallery space in New York City. Give Me Love will be on display until June 13th.

These 14 Fisher-Price Little People Playsets brought back some amazing childhood memories. I loved the zoo!

Someone at The Thrillist was lucky enough to taste and rank the 27 best Pop-Tart flavors. I have to say I strongly disagree with his placement of the brown sugar cinnamon flavor. #25? That would have been #1 if I was in charge!

Decorating on a budget- these 20 tips from the pros will come in handy when we decide to redecorate our apartment.

Don't forget to post a photo of your bare feet with the hashtag #without shoes before May 21st to support Tom's One Day Without Shoes. Tom's will donate a one pair of shoes to a child in need for every photo posted!

Jimmy Fallon's #MisheardLyrics- If I had to submit one, it would be... "Here I go again on my own, going down the only road I've ever known. Like a twister I was born to walk alone..." It was only a few years ago I learned the real lyrics to Whitesnake's Here I Go Again.


The Graham and Co.

Brian and I loved staying at The Graham and Co.; located in Phoenicia, NY.  The decor was minimal with Brooklyn hipster vibe, the toiletries smelled amazing, and the continental breakfast was delicious. I swear, I could eat cider donut and dried mango all day long! We enjoyed cruising around town on their free bikes and blasting Brandi Carlisle from the radio in our room. It was still quite chilly during our late April visit; I would love to return in the warmer months to take advantage of their pool! If you are looking for an escape in the Catskills I highly recommend The Graham and Co.


Read & Watch

Read & Watch: 

The Sketchbook Project looks amazing. And it is on display in Brooklyn! I am hoping to spend a day perusing the sketchbooks in the reading room at the Brooklyn Art Library.

I Love Lucy was one of my favorite shows when I was little. Here are 5 reasons why Lucille Ball was more revolutionary than you think.

I would love to take this Free Tours By Foot tour of the street art and graffiti in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

San Francisco's smallest condo just sold for $415,000. Can we say crazy?

These colorful sofas make me want to redecorate.

A new song from one of my favorite bands, Tall Heights.


Scenes from the weekend.

I woke up early on Saturday morning to meet my friend Liz in the Flower District. After stumbling upon the most beautiful sidewalk covered in pink petals in Astoria, I hopped on the train down to 28th Street to get to the market by 8 am. Liz and I perused the flowers in several shops before selecting our bouquets. I had never been to the Flower District before and was impressed by the selection and variety. Saturday afternoon I had two of my old students over to bake cookies and play board games. The girls won my baking afternoon through our annual Staffle Raffle fundraiser at school. We had a blast playing Uno and Clue while our cookies were in the oven. By Saturday night both Brian and I were exhausted, so we opted to order pizza and watch Parks and Recreation. On Sunday I watched several episodes of Gilmore Girls before spending the afternoon in Central Park. Everything was in bloom and so green! I found a little patch of grass in my favorite corner of the park and read until I was too hot to stay in the sun. How was your weekend?
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