You guyyyyyyysssss…so many amazing things happened this weekend! First, I got to spend an entire weekend with my K.Tizzle for her 30th birthday in the greatest city on earth…NYC!!!! Her birthday also marks our friendversary of 30 years since we’ve known each other forever!!! So we began the celebration at Catch…the yummiest place ever!
Katie and I haven’t lived in the same city for almost a decade now and absence really does make the heart grow fonder!!! The conversations never end but at the same time…we don’t actually have to say anything. Our powers of unspoken communication have really taken off…insert judgy face!
Catch was sooooo yummy and there were so many paleo friendly choices! We split some crispy shrimp and a sushi roll called The General…both were amazing and super non paleo and then I had scallops for an entree and Katie had the grilled octopus!!! Best little dinner ever! Then it was off to shopping and coffee…we knew we both had a long night ahead!
It should be noted that even though there is no way you could see our legs in the cheersing coffee picture…we both have one foot up a la first kiss pose!!! I love this girl sooooo much…and I love 9th Street Espresso inside of Chelsea Market!!! Best coffee in the city. Then it was time to go out and celebrate!!! We started at La Botega…
This is me reverse planking at the bar(activity points?!)…we also had spinny stools so that we could look at everyone!! The DJ was playing the most random music and our bartender was totes adorbs! Katie had some amazing looking drinks that I look forward to trying in six months!!! The sobriety thing wasn’t tough at all though! Then we went back to our gorgeous hotel, The Dream Downtown and their DJ was even better. When I walk in to Lauren Hill and then Bobby Brown, this girl is happy! We had a few more drinks there and took in the beauty that is The Dream from our sweet little banquette.
Then it was suddenly very late! We went back to the room and had a sleepover. You guyyyyys….I LIVE FOR A SLEEPOVER!!! I feel like as a grown ass adult, you very rarely get to share the bed with your super best buddy for more laughter, nightly recaps and pillow talk!!??
The next morning we hit the ground running and went straight to Chelsea Market…
We grabbed some coffee…duh and some yummy breakfast!
We had some meatball shout outs…hahahah!!!!
And Katie explained to me why she hates the new Coke marketing campaign!
Then we bought tank tops and art in a pop up art instillation…look at this excellent marketing! A huge sign that just says COME OVER HERE…we did and Urban Cricket….loved everything we purchased! I mean a What Would Dolly Do tank and Good Things Come To Those Who Hustle!?!?! #genius #thatamericanflagisinourhotelanditsbeercans
Then, a friend of my client Meredith reached out to work out with us!!! She is a fitness editor for Cosmo.com and the owner of Body by Hannah…and she slayed us!!! We met her mid day Saturday and got a workout of a lifetime!!! She was adorable and hilarious! I will do a separate post this week about that awesome experience but here is a sneaky peaky.
We could barely make it down the stairs after this hour with Hannah…I felt like a Batman villan!!! So we went to lunch to refuel! We chose the Green Table and it was delish!
We had market fresh veggies, a salad with grilled chicken and then I got a fresh pressed juice for dessert!!!
Then we got ready to meet Abbie…a college pal from Raleigh and her husband Pat and friends Matt and Ronnie (haha) at a bar called the Drop Off Service.
This night and this group of people ended up being so fucking fun that we cancelled our reservations at Buddahkan and schlepped it to Brooklyn for the night!
We had an amazing diner at Walter Food’s and then ran into Ray from HBO’s Girls and we was the living nicest!!!
This little group of people…the A team as it were ended up being the funnest part of the trip! I love when people just get along sight unseen! The childhood references and unstoppable laughter was the tits. I love smart people! Can’t wait to see y’all again! xoxoxo
The next day we slept in and recovered from our late night in Brooklyn. We decided that brunch was a great way to go and our super hot doorman told us to go to Bubby’s. You guys I’m not kidding about the doormen at The Dream…ladies do yourself a favor. I DIGRESS, I love a recommendation! And it was excellent!
Then we walked The Highline!!! This was gorgeous!
Then on our way to Warby Parker we noticed that someone was shooting something! But we couldn’t figure out what it was.
I got some sunglasses and she got some adorbs glasses glasses and this total creep helped us out!
He was hilarious and insulting in the best way! He told me one of the pairs of glasses that I tried on looked like I stole them from a childs face…bahahahahhhahahaha! And as we were leaving we found out that they were filming HBO’s The Newsroom…hello Olivia Munns who I was just talking about last night! HBO you made my trip!!!
Then Katie wanted a power lip and we went to Sephora…
Then we decided to google what a 30 year anniversary gift is…turns out its diamonds…so we treated ourselves to some earrings!!! Happy friendsversary!!!!
Then it was time for second brunch at Dos Camino’s…the yummiest Mexican on earth!
My flight was quickly approaching after this yummy meal! We walked our little Meatpacking District neighborhood one last time, walked back to the hotel to get our baggage and then had the best goodbye hug of life! I wish someone had captured it!!! Katie I just love you so much! I am thankful everyday to have you in my life and I hope that everyone is so lucky. Happy 30th and Happy Anniversary!!! I miss you already!
Here are some outtakes!