There are few things I love more than feeling like I really took advantage of a weekend. Will and I usually try to pencil in a dinner date, a double date or a group activity, and progress on one of our 101 in 1001 goals (he finally wrote his own list!). I thought it’d be fun to share a little glimpse into what I do each weekend… Think of it as a combination of a day in the life feature and my New York City guide posts (especially if you want a two-day itinerary for an upcoming trip!). Whether you’re reading from afar or right around the corner, I hope it’s a fun little read!
Friday, 5 p.m.
A call with Hanna to walk through final details for my blog redesign. Everything looks awesome and I give her my final stamp of approval. It should go live within the week — stay tuned! Obviously I celebrate the good news by popping into Sockerbit, the cutest little candy shop in the West Village, and stocking up on all things sour and cherry-flavored. (West Coast readers, they also have an LA location!)
Friday, 6 p.m.
I get a text from Katie Kime telling me my birdcage chair is ready for shipment. I freak out, text my mom, Instagram the photo, and get ready for dinner with Will and our friends Zach and Parker. We head out to Tertulia, a yummy tapas spot that makes an insanely good gin cocktail.
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
I head up to Columbia University to speak at the Her Campus conference with my girls Carly, Hallie, and Jess. It’s my second panel of the week (Carly and I spoke at Smart Girls Group on Thursday!) and my blisters have blisters from running around in heels. I wore my Annie Griffin striped Olivia skirt (last seen here) with Ivanka Trump heels. Our panel goes off without a hitch and I get to meet lots of lovely readers afterwards! Meeting kindred spirits will forever be the best part of blogging.
Saturday, 2 p.m.
Will and I take advantage of being uptown and stroll down to lunch at Maison Kayser (one of my favorite spots when I lived on the Upper East Side!) and an afternoon at the Met (visiting three museums is on my 101 in 1001 list and Will had the Met on his as well!). No visit is complete without seeing the Temple of Dendur in the Sackler wing (that light!) and this trip I fall in love with the Charles Engelhard court (which I’ve been dying to see since seeing it on Jane’s Instagram).
Will wants to see the Impressionists and I have a favorite Chuck Close painting in the contemporary section so we battled the crowds and did a lot of walking. After the museum, we ran a couple errands, went to Nobu in TriBeCa for sushi (holy people watching…), and caught up on a couple hours of emails. P.S. Any recommendations for my next two museums?
Sunday, 10 a.m.
It’s raining when we wake up to take Rory to the dog park so we head to the East Village for brunch instead. I found Prune through Instagram (where else?) over a year ago and am so glad to finally make it! The hot pink branding is to die for and I can’t stop snapping photos. The iced coffee is so good I can drink it without a drop of milk (I usually like mine to taste closer to ice cream than black coffee…) and between the merveilles and the blueberry pancakes I’m on a major sugar high. I love love love trying new restaurants and this is definitely one I’ll revisit.
Sunday, 12:30 p.m.
All good things must come to end, but not before spotting the perfect pink building on our walk home! (Will spots it on East 5th Street and I take roughly 3,204 photos and ask myself why I don’t live there.) Then we post up at Will’s apartment, where I prepare this week’s new arrivals, schedule a couple blog posts, and make a list of projects for my awesome interns to tackle this week! Any weekend that’s a mix of good friends, good food, and good work is A-okay with me.
What did you do this weekend? Any exciting plans for this coming one?!