Friday, August 14, 2015

girl talk, date nights, hikes, softball champion, & an anniversary

I've been meaning to share some fun photos from weekends the past month. So let's get to it . . . .

Whoever thought of summer Fridays deserves a high five & a snow-cone. There's nothing better than getting a half day & catching up with friends over lunch & a margarita!

One of my favorite things Bryan & I do together is have a low key Saturday date night in. A couple weeks back we made our way to Nyack after his softball games & made a delicious dinner for two followed by a nice chat around the fire pit. 
The next day we went to Hook Mountain to go hiking. The rocky trail follows the Hudson River; so most of the way you can steal little glimpses of the river & my favorite . . . sailboats! The weather was absolutely perfect! My only suggestion would be to wear proper hiking shoes & not running sneakers. I was walking like a granny the last two miles haha.

All those early Saturday mornings & trips to Staten Island were worth it by the end of last Saturday! The Underdogs took home this GIGANTIC trophy!
Later that night we met up with some friends for mexican {read: queso dip & steak nachos}. I also realized that I need to start taking group photos . . . whoops! But I think we got a framer . . . 
Bryan & I celebrated one year together this past Monday. Holey moley one whole year!!! We started the celebration off with a good laugh. My favorite flowers are tulips & the poor guy tried so hard, but was steered to lilies in the shop instead. When I broke the news to him he felt bad, but you still get an A++ for effort, Bry! We headed over to the Roosevelt Hotel for a drink {if you're in the city you have to go. The drinks may be a little pricey, but they are darn good} & then ate the best dinner at Delmonico's. I sure do love this guy {those dimples - how can you not?} & can't wait to celebrate many more! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

weekly muse & a carousel ride

What do you do when NYC has hit its summer peak & it's too sweltering hot outside to do anything? Why you make muse boards for the week & take a stroll through Brooklyn, of course!

Yesterday as Bryan & I were travelling back to Manhattan we decided to make a pit stop to explore a section of Brooklyn. Sandwiched between the Brooklyn & Manhattan Bridges is a neighborhood called DUMBO {Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass}. Front Street is lined with cute restaurants & pop-up stands {think lemonade, hotdogs, beer, & ice cream}, but after seeing this post over on Love Taza I knew I had to  pony up on Jane's Carousel

After we melted in the sun for an hour or so, we made our way to Williamsburg to gorge on ribs, brisket, & good ole southern sides. I've been called a BBQ snob more than once. I've tried almost every place in NYC and nothing compares to southern pulled pork & ribs. Behold Mabel's. I highly recommend this smokehouse - be sure to try the collard greens! 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

summer weekends

Although the summer officially started this past Saturday, I feel like it has been in full swing for a while. Bryan & I have gotten into a summer weekend routine. Staten Island Friday evening, dinner with his parentals, double header softball games early Saturday morning, & either off to the city or back in Nyack to enjoy the rest of the weekend. So far we have had jam packed weekends . . . . 
walked the highline & cooled down with popsicles
strolled through the 9th Avenue fair
ate oysters by the Hudson River
brunch at Jacob's Pickles
celebrated Hollis' birthday
explored Piermont on a sunny day
look ma, I have curls! 
took the tram to Roosevelt Island - how cool is this abandoned Smallpox Hospital built in 1854?!
a view of Manhattan from the south end of the island.
nailed it

Not pictured are a few backyard BBQ's, hammock swings, a wardrobe meltdown, & celebrating 40 years of shark entertainment {aka me squeezing the life out of Bryan's hand}.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

taking stock | 03

Making: weekend & a much needed vacation plan
Cooking: . . . . more like he cooks, I drink the wine
Drinking: hazelnut coffee
Reading: my Jesus Calling a lot lately
Wanting: to spend a summer night on a rooftop
Playing: Ed Sheeran’s Live At The Bedford set
Enjoying: date day with my love
Looking: forward to a potluck dinner with friends
Liking: an optimistic attitude
Wondering: why Friday took so long to get here : )
Giggling: over this Japanese trend
Needing: a weekend at the beach very soon
Smelling: fresh peaches when I go to the market {trust me, they’re not as good as those Georgia peaches}
Wearing: anything but pants. this humidity has my curly, frizzy hair like whoa.
Counting: down the days til I get my stitches out!
Feeling: thankful & grateful
Bookmarking: this blog. seriously, read it!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015


How in the world has April come & already practically over? It's beginning to look like Spring around here! Needless to say, I think myself & the rest of NYC could not be more thrilled! April has been busy & I've had some really great weekends . . .
01. brunch with friends at Supper
02. poor choice in sending selfies little brother - I plan to keep for blackmail haha
03. a visit to FIT for the YSL & Halston exhibit
04. perks of an evening boat ride
05. taking advantage of chilly spring nights with a bbq & bonfire with friends