What a week! After two weeks of feeling a little “off,” I was insanely relieved to have had a great start on Monday. I definitely think you can recover from a rough start, but there truly is nothing greater than getting off on the right foot from the very beginning.
I was meeting with the Henri Bendel team early Monday morning with Teddy in tow. He is a wild puppy in the morning so instead of cabbing from the UES to the store, we walked. The perfect morning for a 40 minute walk and Teddy was tired out in the best possible way all day. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Meet and Greet
…. all pups are welcome! I worked for a while during the day and then headed to Brooklyn to tour the J. McLaughlin headquarters and factory. I had no
idea they produced a lot of their inventory right here in New York!
On Tuesday night, I attended the US launch of Jack’s book Rowing Blazers
at the new Ralph Lauren store in Manhattan. It was SO much fun and a serious collision of my worlds…. Lots of many familiar faces between rowing friends, Georgetown friends, NYC friends, and blogger friends. It was great. So proud of Jack!!! (Plus, I loved having an excuse to pull out my Georgetown blazer
Garrett and I rented a car on Wednesday and headed down to Cape May in New Jersey to stay at the Virginia Hotel. It’s been an amazing little getaway so far and can’t wait to share more photos. Honestly, it’s the
quaintest beach town I’ve ever seen. For now, you can get some sneak peeks on my Instagram
and the GIF below………
I mean. It’s Lauren. Conrad. She might not have gone to Paris that one time with Teen Vogue, but she has certainly grown up. (Isn’t it crazy to remember her Laguna Beach days?) I love everything she does… including how she decorates
. Oh, how I dream of having a space like that one day!
// The Silver Star
So the truth is, I bought this book and was quite excited to read it. It only took three days to read it and I even stayed up late because I wanted to read it. I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy reading it, but it wasn’t the best story. I am a big fan of Jeanette Walls’ memoir The Glass Castle
, which was a summer reading book for one of my high school classes. Thematically, the two books were very similar (although The Silver Star
is technically fictional), with negligent to the point of abuse mothers. This lead me to Google Jeanette Walls. Besides the memoir of her childhood, I didn’t know where she was now. This NY Times article on the author is very interesting
. Sad, intriguing, and quite enlightening, it sheds truth on how much Jeanette’s past impacts not only her writing, but also her present.
THREE // Dog Gets Massage
I’ve been getting massages at least every two weeks. (If I’m being honest with myself… I pretty much go every 10 days… whoops.) This video is TOO FUNNY. Please note, you have to listen with the sound turned on. I die of laughter every time I hear it…. and if you love dog videos, here are more of my favorites.
FOUR // Pumpkin Chai Cronut
Well, I guess if it’s officially fall…. I can officially start getting excited about pumpkin flavored things. I don’t like the Pumpkin Spice Latte (the color of the liquid is a serious turn off for me), but pumpkin muffins, pancakes, lemonade (seriously, so good), bread are all good by me. Now get ready for PUMPKIN CHAI CRONUTS. Okay, okay Dominique Ansel, I will wait in line again for another cronut. In all fairness, standing in line for the cronut last summer was literally so much fun.
FIVE // Minnie Pants
I’ve always loved my minnie pants, but I haven’t worn them in forever. During my most recent closet organization session, I rediscovered them. It’s already been getting pretty cold in the city and I tend to go for my favorite pairs of jeans every day. However, the Minnie pants have made a full recovery and they are officially back into my pants rotation. They’re really as great as I remember.
Anything good on your radar this week?