alllll the thingsssss

hiiiii friends! hope you had a wonderful weekend.  mine was action-packed and fun-filled and totally all over the place. it never ceases to amaze me, how many things you can fit into a few short days here in New York. no wonder i crashed after the World Cup final yesterday and napped HARD for a good hour. good game, though…anyone watch??

i feel like i did alllll the things this weekend…and they were such good things, too. i love my life here so much in the summer. i can only imagine how much i’d love it if NYC were San Diego, too. if you don’t think about that too hard, it makes sense…

Friday night started the weekend off right with a chill picnic in Central Park to listen to the NY Philharmonic give a free show. the place was packed, so we tucked off to the side and had a little wine-and-snack attack while listening to the music in the distance.

photoit’s a really nicely done evening, complete with fireworks set off against the city skyline at the end. can’t beat that.

i crashed immediately afterwards to wake up at 6:30 and get a run in before heading to the beach with the girls for the day. wasn’t a super long one, but my legs have been a wee bit tired lately and 9 was about all i could squeeze in and still make the early beach train, soooo that was where i called it.

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it felt fab to get that out of the way bright-n-early on a Saturday, especially when i knew i had a non-stop day ahead of me. the girls and i chilled at Long Beach (NY, not Cali, unfortunately!) all day, lucking into absolutely amaaazing beach weather.

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Long Beach is only an hour from the city by train and is a beautiful, well-kept beach with a gorgeous boardwalk (recently reconstructed post hurricane Sandy). it’s an ideal spot to hit for a day trip.

this weekend happened to be their annual arts & crafts fest as well, so we perused the dozens of vendors smattering the boarwalk and scored sweet friendship bracelets that we’ve since vowed to learn to make ourselves. throw back to elementary school right there, when i was obsesssed with making thread or beaded bracelets. how things come full circle in life — you’re never too old for friendship bracelets!

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we also hit up an awesome taco truck that i’m pretty sure is debuting in Long Beach this year, as i’ve never noticed it in prior years: Odie’s Ocean Grill.

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we had a fab experience at this spot! the tacos were great, they were playing Jack Johnson, and the staff was so cool and friendly. really sweet spot at which to end a fab day at the beach.

girlssnapbacks and wayfarers, unite.

i then cleaned up and headed out for another girlfriend’s bachelorette party that evening, which started at the Mondrian SoHo — one of the coolest hotels. we had some champagne in the suite before heading up to the rooftop bar, the adorable oldies themed Sonny’s Soda Shoppe. this place was adorable, with the pink-and-white stripes, the strings of lights, and oldies music playing. totally loved it and must return again soon.

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photo: Zagat.com

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the lovely bachelorette! congrats, darling.

i didn’t snap many pics, but we had a great night of girl talk, champagne, dinner at Dos Caminos in SoHo (fish tacos for the win! doubled up on the tacos on Saturday), and some silly games. always fun to celebrate a great friend during a wonderful time in her life!

side note: did anyone catch the Supermoon on Saturday night? how stinkin’ cool was that? a co-worker sent me some fab pix:

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photo 3so dope. wish we had this in the night sky more often!

after a packed Saturday, i slept in on Sunday, ran at noon (4.5 HOT miles), watched the game w/ my bro, and crashed.

pretttttty killer weekend, if i do say so myself.

Questions:
Tell me something great about your weekend!
Did you see the Supermoon?
Did you watch the World Cup?

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10 thoughts on “alllll the thingsssss

  1. I don’t even know where to begin! You really did do “all the things” haha. First, that rooftop…I swoon. Second, who needs San Diego when you have a beach and a taco truck? I think that’s pretty much the definition of San Diego haha. And I learned how to make those bracelets when I was a camp counselor a few years ago – definitely a skill to have, especially when trying to impress the little ones. I should probably invest in re-learning that skill. What a fun, beautiful weekend!

  2. OMG YOU WERE IN MY AREA. I wrote my Master’s Thesis on SoHo and the artists that helped “found” it. I love how you get so, so much from NYC and the area–beach and city. I didn’t do nearly enough of that when I was there, and I do regret it.
    Best part of my weekend was all of Sunday. My legs would beg to differ, but they can suck it.

  3. Sounds like such a fun weekend! I meant to check out the super moon, but completely forgot! Aside from running a race, the only fun thing I did was celebrate Bastille Day – in Philly they “reenact” the event with Marie Antoinette and throw thousands of Tastykakes off the top of Eastern State Penitentiary for everyone to catch – it’s pretty awesome!

  4. I can’t tell you how much I love reading your posts! I’m living in Australia for a year and its nice to read about the places I love from home! NYC is one of my favorite cities to visit and you capture it just as I would! I’ve just named you as one of my Most Inspirational Bloggers for that reason! You show people that life is fun and you don’t waste any time with it! Thanks for being an inspiration!!

    • awww, thank you so much, girl! i’m honored to be an inspiration for you — one of the nicest compliments someone can give me. i so appreciate the kindness. 🙂

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