Hey hauties! Happy summer!
I’m back from a much-needed blogging break. I was feeling overwhelmed with life. Nothing to complain about, but I just have had a lot on my plate over the past few months and things are finally starting to settle down. I feel re-energized and refreshed, so it’s the perfect time to get back to what I love: blogging!
While I was on break, I took a quick birthday trip to New York City. When I was growing up, my family always made a big deal over birthdays, so it’s something I look forward to celebrating every year. Since moving out of New York a few years ago, I haven’t had as many opportunities to go back, as I would like, so I figured this would be the perfect excuse for me to spend a weekend in the city. I’m always amazed at how much can change in NYC over the span of a few months. On one day of my trip, I headed down to the Financial District where I used to work. That area is pretty much unrecognizable now – in a good way! There’s so many more shopping options – it’s probably best that I don’t wok there anymore; my wallet would certainly take a hit! I first went to have brunch at my fave French cafe, Financier, and then headed over to Century 21 to see if I could score some good designer deals. I also played tourist and went over to the World Trade Center to take pics and discovered the Westfield World Trade Center mall and oculus. After spending hours (and $$) exploring, I headed up to SoHo for more shopping and sightseeing. I pretty much spent the weekend shopping, sightseeing, visiting my old stomping grounds and eating. And repeating all of it.
New York is a high-energy, crazy, fun, and stressful place to live, and from day-to-day, it can be a lot to take in. But in a weekend, all of that felt just right. I love the grittiness of summertime in the City, the energetic pace, and the endless options for everything! And just the nostalgic feeling of being at ‘home’ every time I return. My wallet may be hurting but my heart feels full!
More to come on where I stayed, and this look!
Thanks for reading. 🙂