I have to be honest... this past weekend has made me happier than I've been in a long time. I think I'm given weekends like this to be reminded how incredibly lucky I am. Not that I really need too much reminding ;)
Jennifer says weekend like this feed your soul and I couldn't agree more...
Jennifer +Nichol arrived Friday afternoon and I got to show them around NYC... which pretty much meant eating, walking, eating, shopping, eating, drinking, talking, laughing, eating. The first treat was a cupcake at Magnolia Bakery down in the Village. They requested seafood for dinner so I took them to The Mermaid Inn in the East Village and we had a fun patio dinner. Saturday afternoon was spent eating lunch from 'Wichcraft and lounging on the Southwest patio in Bryant Park. Then some shopping, including Tinsel Trading and M+J Trimmings then dinner at Crispo. I was also so lucky to share the weekend with my sweet friend Emily + her awesome husband Jay. Emily has been one of my scrappy friends for six years who knew me back when I was living in East Lansing and dreaming of moving to New York. It was the best treat to spend time with her. After a tasty breakfast at Clinton St. Baking Co, we walked down to Donut Plant for a snack. Sunday also included a matinee of Promises, Promises + dinner at Republic and some great bonding time.
It's quite pricey but I couldn't resist taking them to Norma's for breakfast this morning... and it was pure heaven on a plate. And one shot of us all together before I had to say goodbye. I spent the rest of the holiday relaxing, having fun, and hanging with more friends here. I am lucky.
I love having visitors in the city.
I love it.
I love NYC when I'm on my own but it's even better when I get to share it with people I care about.
And I especially love planning out everywhere we're going to eat ;)
It was such a delight to see all my friends this weekend. These ladies are so incredibly smart and unbelievably talented with huge hearts. Jennifer has been one of my biggest cheerleaders for years... her kindness and generosity amazes me and I felt so fortunate to have been able to spend so much time with her.
And my favorite shot from the weekend...
Now who is coming to visit me next? You better be ready to eat ;)