This entire week was one giant pinch-me moment. Honestly, it was so amazing… I’m not even sure where to begin. Even though I still have this stupid cold (and it randomly got really mad mid-week), I was go-go-go
doing all sorts of fun things.
On Monday night, a few bloggers (thank you Jess for organizing!!!) and I went over to Dana’s Bakery in NJ for a macaron baking class… It was so fun. I made a batch of macarons at home way back in 2010 and I was surprised by how much I remembered. However, Dana was incredible in teaching us. She walked us through everything perfectly, giving us little tips and tricks. Did I mention that she is a seriously awesome businesswoman!? We had a blast. I found piping the little circles super cathartic; I could have done it all night long! (And I took it very seriously… I wanted perfect macarons haha)
How awesome is the tie-dye? Such a fun twist on the French classic. We may or may not have grilled Dana on how to make every kind of flavor under the sun….
On Tuesday, Teddy had a huge night! He was invited to a little Petsmart Halloween preview party. It was downtown, so we popped in to see our friends at Jonathan Adler headquarters before the party. Teddy was in heaven playing with the other dogs in the office, meeting everyone who works there, and testing out every single sofa in the showroom.
This was Teddy on the way home… he was pooped. He actually does not like car rides. I rarely take him in cabs and he’s just not used to it. The poor thing shakes like crazy. But on the way home, he was too tired to fight it. It was so sweet how he curled up on my lap to nap.
Wednesday was crazy fun. I started the morning with a private tour of the Charles James exhibit at The Met with Vogue and Tresemme. I can’t even tell you how amazing it was. I wish I could have strapped a GoPro on my head to live stream the tour for everyone. The room where the gowns are is pretty dark to protect the fabrics of the gown, so I really couldn’t take any pictures. However, the website has some amazing images and videos for you to take a look
. After the tour, the small group got breakfast where we talked about the exhibit and blogging… it was really quite a special morning.
I worked for a bit during the day and then headed down to Times Square for the launch of Lancome’s new mascara Grandiose with Teen Vogue. I had a blast meeting everyone and testing out the wand. (It bends in this unique way to get every lash… genius!!!)
These are the only pictures I could find on Instagram; Be sure to tag me in the actual photo so I can see yours!
I was sadly only there for about an hour, and then I hopped across town for an event with Excedrin. My mom, sister, and I are all sufferers of migraines. It’s not fun when one hits you, but Excedrin is what we each take when we get one. (I wish I had a dollar for every time my mom says, “Just take two bombs and drink a Diet Coke!” We call the pills “bombs.“)
Ummm…. Jordin Sparks was there. She was crazy nice and totally down to earth. We did relaxing yoga, had a great dinner and discussion
, and then little spa services. After a busy day, it was the best way to unwind!
What a week! Finally onto what’s on my radar!
ONE // Baby Deer
So… My mom is obsessed with deer. I never felt one way or another about the little guys, until Garrett and I watched “The Private Life of Deer” on Netflix one night. It was so interesting and the deer seemed so sweet. Well, wouldn’t you know… I saw this video this week and omg it’s too cute! The worker had picked the deer up to protect him from the road and then this happened!
TWO // America’s Biggest Closet
WHOA MY GOODNESS. This closet!!!!
It’s 3,000 square feet and three stories. There’s a champagne bar, a beauty station (for hair/nails), and more clothes and shoes than a department store it seems like. I’m not sure if this is something I’d ever personally want, but I have to admit… it’s amazing to look at! (And apparently it’s been robbed of $1 million dollars worth of product recently…)
Now that I live here, I’m not Times Squares’ biggest fan by any means. But there are times when you can’t avoid it and I’m probably there at least a couple of times a month for something (like a Broadway show or an event!). This is such an interesting article in the NY Times
about the people who dress up like characters. If you’ve been there, you know what I’m talking about! The Elmos, Super Men, and not-quite-Mickey-Mice.
FOUR // Olivia Palermo Fall Style
I’m not (I repeat not
) looking forward to fall and colder weather. #summerforever I can’t lie though, I’m obsessed with this look from Olivia Palermo. It’s a couple of years old (Dec 2012), but still so cute right? Recreate with this duffle coat
, a crisp white shirt
, and over-the-knee boots
FIVE // There’s a lot going on.
Hope you had an awesome week and have great weekend plans!