Wearing: dress from Lulus // shoes from Indigo Rd // bag from Strathberry
So we’ve all heard the buzz on New York’s hip and trendy brunch spot, Jack’s Wife Freda. It’s practically all over Instagram and it has attracted the likes of many celebrities and bloggers who have ever visited NYC. Naturally it was one of my top 3 must-go-to restaurants for my visit there this past weekend. I just had to see what all of the hype was about! Well I’m here to say that it definitely did not disappoint. Located on charming Carmine St, this restaurant has dishes that are simple yet delicious, and worth the visit!
We had to wait about 45 minutes for brunch, which ended up working in our favor because we got to walk around and explore the area in the meantime. Austin ordered skirt steak with poached eggs and fingerling potatoes and I got the smoked salmon Eggs Benny on potato latkes with beet hollandaise sauce. Mine was deeeelish.
And just like that, Governor’s Ball Day 3 (the day with the best lineup) was cancelled due to severe weather. Such a bummer, considering the fact that we flew all the way out here for it, but it’s not all that bad when you get to spend more time strolling the streets of this magical city! For such a short amount of time here Austin and I feel like we covered a lot of ground. There’s so much to do and see here in NYC though so we will try to cover the rest when we come back here in July for Austin’s brother’s 21st birthday!
Oh and PS we seriously DODGED a disaster by ditching our Times Square hotel plans!!! Times Square is cool but I would only want to see it, not stay there. The hotel that we’re staying at has a great location and it was much more fitting for us. I want to do an NYC travel guide but I might wait until the end of July so I can have more recommendations and more experienced travel advice. Can’t wait to show you guys all of the photos from my trip!
This city is EVERYTHING!!! I fall more in love with it every second. Today we walked the streets of Midtown and found a street market, went to see the Museum of Modern Art, and stopped for some delicious pizza. Tonight’s the first night of the Governor’s Ball, so I have to rush and get ready for that now. I’ve been taking TONS of photos so I will share them with you guys very soon 🙂 But for now, this photo of Austin and I kissing in front of the LOVE sign will have to do!
I swear I couldn’t stop singing the Taylor Swift song “Welcome To New York” as we drove into the city this morning haha. Even though we’ve only been here for half a day, Austin and I are having so much fun exploring the city together. The weather today was absolutely gorgeous so of course we took advantage and strolled the busy street of Fifth Avenue and all around Central Park.
Right now I’m sitting in the lobby all dressed and ready for dinner but I wanted to update on the blog before I left! The pictures are taking 5 years to upload and I can just feel Austin’s patience slowly drifting away upstairs in the hotel room haha. Tonight we’re getting a drink up at the terrace of our hotel and then we’re gunna head to a place called Ocean Prime (I think that’s what it’s called?? Haha Austin picked it out, so I’m sure it will be great! I’m soooo in the mood for some oysters and champagne 🙂
I’m totally feeling this black and white print with the gold accents. This look is perfect for the warmer weather and it’s so easy to throw on. You guys know I’m a huge fan of watches, so you could imagine how excited I was when I received my first gold one! This one is from Nicole Vienna and it has a black marble face with gold links. I looked at Nicole Vienna’s whole collection and they’re all stunning. If you guys are looking for a graduation gift, I would definitely consider getting one of these!
I’m currently writing to you guys from LAX. Austin and I are officially on our way to the city that never sleeps….. yes, that’s New York City! We’re taking the red eye so we’re arriving on the East Coast around 9 am. If it wasn’t for Austin checking the tickets this morning we would have totally missed our flight! For some reason I was thinking our flight was on Thursday night…. but nope. This is a PSA for anyone who will be taking a redeye in the near future….. please check your plane ticket not once, not twice, but ten times to make sure you’re going to the airport on the right day! Redeye flights can be VERY confusing especially if you’re a busy bee thinking about a million things at once like me. Disaster avoided and lesson learned 🙂
wearing the Del Rey Tee (size Small) [HERE]
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I hope all of you had a great Memorial Day, remembering the lives of the fallen soldiers that fought for our freedom. Visiting the Arlington cemetery in Virginia last week really put things into perspective for me. You could see soldiers’ graves for miles and miles. It was so surreal. I have so much respect for our veterans and I’m so thankful for the things they do for this country!
As you can see we celebrated the holiday as most Americans do, with good food and good company. We took the boat out on Sunday and cruised the harbor until sunset. It was so nice! My mom made us a *state of the art* meat and cheese plate which was the perfect pairing with a glass of wine and being on the water! We tried Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s rosé wine called Miraval. We just loved it! Very easy to drink and light and refreshing.
How do you guys (my American readers) celebrate Memorial Day? Do you have any traditions?!
Wearing: necklace and hand bracelet by Capwell + Co [HERE] (necklace not online yet) // high-waisted jeans [HERE] // Lack Of Color hat [HERE]
photos by Kent Avery
SOOO this morning I woke up living in a horror story!!!! Late last night Austin and I booked our flights and hotel for NYC. We were a little tired but after researching for hours and hours until we finally decided to go with this one flight and hotel package that seemed to be a great deal. The pictures looked amazing online and it was located right in the middle of Times Square, it couldn’t be better! Until I stumbled upon their Yelp reviews. Oh my gosh you guys would have freaked out. It was straight from a horror movie. One girl said they were laying on the bed before they noticed a bunch of blood stains all over the sheets (I saw the pictures and almost barfed) and then another lady said she woke up with bugs crawling all over her face and there was a picture of the bug!!! The list went on and on and I wanted to cry haha. Luckily I was able to call Expedia and cancel for my full refund. Thank God! Now I booked our stay at another hotel with much better reviews and with a great location as well 🙂
Moral of the story: always Yelp your shit.