Tuesday, April 2, 2013

...back in 2012 - nyc...

back in may of 2012 my mom & i took our first "big" mother/daughter trip together.
it was over mother's day weekend & we went to a city that we both have fond memories of.
the big apple. the concrete jungle. the city that never sleeps. new york city!

my mom & dad honeymooned there together in 1983 & we visited as a family in 1996.
i've since been there for work, but it was fun to explore the city with my mom!
we met up at penn station and stayed in the heart of midtown.
we took a trip on a double decker {above} around town
& over the brooklyn bridge where we saw the NYC skyline lit up at night {below}.
we toured the central park conservatory & the central park zoo. lounged in bryant park.
vowed to come back and shop in greenwich village. ate cupcakes from magnolia bakery.
shared drinks overlooking broadway at night. saw the 911 memorial & walked the highline {below}.
went to the moma & took in the jersey boys broadway show {mom's fave part of the trip}.
our trip to NYC together is one that we will always remember. so many memories.
i am so lucky to have the opportunity to go on a trip like this & spend time with my mom.

this coming may we will embark on our second annual mother daughter trip. our destination?
washington d.c.!

Thursday, March 14, 2013


it's been a while since i've visited this corner of the internet.
no excuses, really. just a feeling that we've been busy but not sure with what.
but i do know that i missed it. 

i have a feeling that we should start slow. and with something that's current.

last weekend we:
found a fantastic cocktail at bonefish grill & went to bed before 10:30 on friday.
had our typical dunkin donuts coffee on saturday & sunday mornings.
slept in. worked around the house.
celebrated a friend's 29th birthday & a butler basketball win on saturday.
& we took sampson to lowe's for his first ever visit on sunday.
he loved it. obviously.
this weekend's plans are on par.
being in bed early, celebrating a friend's birthday & shopping around town.
to be honest, low key weekends like that tend to be some of my favorites.