#LDW Photo Diary.


As a blogger with a full time job, I often find myself spending a good chunk of the weekend working. It’s not my favorite thing in the world, but I love what I do so I don’t really mind. With the three day weekend, I decided that I wouldn’t even think about my day job or my blog for Saturday and Sunday… and had the loveliest time doing so! It probably helped that my cold is finally gone… two weeks later! Day drinking, a little pampering, a little shopping… and lots of friend-time… there’s nothing better!

Saturday started out at Sally Hershberger downtown, with a little quality time with my stylist, Lucille Javier. If you are in the market for going a little blonder, I can’t say enough good things about her. I get my hair painted (or ballayage) and she just does the most amazing job. I see her and then get a blow out by Jae Cardenas… they are my hair spirit animals – I just love them so much! I left with my mane re-blonded, feeling a little bit more ready for fashion week.

Once I’d gone a little blonder, I headed to Brooklyn, to the McCarren Hotel & Pool to meet my friend Alex for some much needed sunshine and rosé. We went all out and got a daybed, which was pretty much the best idea ever.



Lobster rolls + more rosé = heaven! (My sunglasses are from Super – you can get ’em here.)


(No but seriously, why didn’t we do this every. single. weekend!?)


After our pool time, we headed upstairs for a few cocktails – I fell in love with the rooftop terrace – it’s such a neat little spot!  As you can see, I was quite comfortable. I really want to go back and have a party or happy hour there… the vibe was very cool. Moroccan poofs, lanterns… very chic but low key. (Wearing: hat // tunic // James Jeans shorts // sandals)

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Later that night, it was back to Brooklyn to meet up with my sister for a friend’s 30th birthday party… (wearing a SEA New York Top)


The next day, I got up and met Victoria for an early-ish brunch at Friend of a Farmer. If you’ve never been there, (weirdly, I hadn’t… and it’s right down the street from me!) I highly recommend it. I had the most delicious egg white omelette with feta cheese, tomatoes + spinach. They have an extensive menu of fresh juices and give you the yummiest corn bread with mashed up apples. So good. After brunch, I had an hour to kill so I stopped into Casa Mono to visit my friend Stanley for a glass of wine and dessert. The olive oil ice cream with macerated peaches was so refreshing and yummy… (and perfect as it was such a hot day!!!)



After all of that food, I headed over to Trina Turk to do a little fashion week shopping. I’m not going to tell you everything I got, but these sandals are the absolute best… sexy but insanely comfortable! Like, so comfortable that I could probably wear them all day at the office and then out afterward.



And then, it was off to meet Alex again. We decided to go to Soho to do a little shopping and day drinking (notice a theme, here) and I really wanted to go to Bite Beauty’s lip lab to make our own custom lipstick. Alas, you need an appointment, but I can’t wait to go back. I’m a little bit hooked on the brand (I’ll be talking about them more later this week), but everything is all natural and the colors are really beautiful. Right now I’m hooked on their Cashmere Lip Creams… Sherry is my favorite (a great red/orange!)


After that, it started to pour… so we stumbled into The Dutch for (surprise!) more wine… and oysters. (Not pictured – the cheese plate we inhaled!)


We ended the day at Paintbox (my favorite nail salon) for a little pre-fashion week nail art. I wrote about Paintbox in more detail here, but it really is the ultimate girls’ treat… they have the prettiest, most classy nail art ever (I’m ordinarily not so into nail art – but, look at their lookbook!) in a beautiful setting… and they serve champagne + wine while you’re getting pampered!

Such a fun weekend… sad that it’s over!

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  1. I have to say, I really have no idea how the heck you manage to run such a beautiful blog and work full-time. One thing is for sure though, your time management skills must be through the roof amazing!

    Your weekend looks absolutely fabulous! You must have thoroughly enjoy the much needed time off. That rooftop terrace looks like somewhere I could spend a lot of time. Lip Lab sounds great as well – what a cool idea! I look forward to seeing your coverage on the service and product.

    Good luck with the rest of your Fashion Week prep!


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  2. Love this recap! Looks like such a fun weekend. 🙂 And how amazing is Paintbox? Coincidentally, I have a Q&A with the founder of Painbox on my blog TODAY where she talks all about her beauty secrets!


    Also, your hair looks gorg. As always. 🙂

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  3. jillian:

    looks like an amazing weekend! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

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  4. Um, your weekend sounds so beyond perfect. I feel like I need to do this sometime soon. I don’t have a particularly hectic schedule but I also rarely pamper myself in this way and this post has me dreaming of afternoon wine, shopping, manicures & chats with girl friends! SO perfect! And sounds like it was well deserved so good for you for allowing yourself some downtime!


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  5. Oh my! That sounds absolutely heavenly. I love love love New York in the fall and Brooklyn is about the most perfect place ever. I miss it so. Cheers to fashion week. Have a blast!!! Can’t wait to see what you are loving!

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  6. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! It’s always so nice when you can turn off, relax, and not think about work for a few days. Cheers to a wonderful September!
    Isn’t That Charming.

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  7. This sounds like the perfect weekend (especially with a lobster roll!)
    xx Lexi, Glitter, Inc.

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  8. It sounds like you had a fun-filled weekend! Which are the best kind of weekends, if you ask me 🙂

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  9. Great photos!! PS – loving your gold Birkenstocks 🙂


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  10. Glad to see you had such a fun weekend. It’s always nice to take a step back and relax for a day or two.


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  11. Looks like a fun weekend!

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  12. Your weekend looks & sounds amazing!

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  13. Yes, sometimes having a full time job and blogging can get crazy! Looks like you had a fun weekend!!!

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  14. Caitlin:

    Um, your weekend sounds incredible. Could not be more jealous! Sounds like you definitely deserved it after being sick and preparing for fashion week!!

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  15. What a fun weekend! I’m dying to try Friend of a Farmer. My sister just moved to that area so I can’t wait to check it out.

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  16. Bee:

    Your nails are perfect for fashion week!! Love them!

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  17. I adore the Bite Beauty Lip Lab! Your hair looks fabulous too by the way:)

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