My sweet little Wesleigh is two today, and I can’t believe another year has gone by with this little girl in our lives. She is the sweetest thing I have ever met, since the day she was born. Yes, she has an occasional toddler melt down, but for the most part she is mild mannered and easy going.
Before she was born I was terrified to have a girl. I thought I was meant to have all boys! Thinking about teenage girls can really send you into a tizzy, but while they are young, at least for this girl, they are as sweet as can be. I couldn’t be happier to be her mama.
We are all over the moon to celebrate another year, more adventures and tons of laughter with you my love, Happy Birthday Wesleigh Gray!
TGIF! This has been one of “those weeks.” You know, when there aren’t enough hours in the day and you feel like you have gotten nothing done. That was my week! I think the first few days back after a vacation are always the hardest. Since spring is here, I thought there was nothing better than a weekly link round up of gardens, greenhouses, and floral crowns. Hope you enjoy!
Just in case you missed our Bonpoint visit make sure you check it out! I was thinking about how every time I go to NYC, I visit all the same places (such a creature of habit). When Wesleigh and I last went, we really branched out and tried some new things…
We went shopping, tried new foods, hit up food trucks, and explored new neighborhoods. I have to say, though, don’t leave the city without doing these 11 things below!
Of course, we went to all our favorite places we always go to as well. I mean there is no way I am leaving NYC without a fabulous brunch or strolling the aisles at Eataly for goodies to bring home. Here are my new, and old, go-to spots.
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Food Truck: By far the best thing that ever happened to me is Waffles and Dinges. It’s just like the mini waffles I used to get on the side of the road in Florence.
Brunch: Everyone in NYC does brunch, and I know New Yorkers are rolling their eyes, but Balthazar is amazing and I won’t leave the city without at least walking by!
Coffee on the go:Dean and Deluca is one of those places where you stop for a quick coffee/shopping break and you leave with flowers, fresh fruit, a smoothie, four types of cheeses you have never heard of, honey from France, and two new types of olive oil. OK, maybe that’s just me?
Kids Shopping: This is its own blog post, seriously, but Bonpoint is so gorgeous and it’s next to Ladurée so it’s a double whammy! Sweet William and Giggle are also favorites.
A Salad: Jack’s Wife Freda is a super cute café in Soho with killer salads!
Music: I have been following Carte Blanche for years and seeing them play live in the city is something you just have to see for yourself.
Bath and Body:Sabon in NYC is a lovely place to get bath and body products. I have been using the scrub for over five years (vanilla-coconut), and the handmade soaps are delightful. TIP—when they ask if you want to wash your hands, DO IT! I didn’t do it the first time I walked in, I thought it was maybe weird? The second time around I did and got to see how to use the products and left with baby bottom, soft hands.
People Watching: There are a ton of outdoor cafés in NYC perfect for people watching, but I love grabbing a cappuccino in the lounge of the Mercer Hotel. So many beautiful people in one spot. It’s a great place to grab a drink and dinner too.
Gourmet Superstore:Eataly in the Flatiron District of NYC is a feast for the eyes and stomach. Imagine a HUGE Italian outdoor farmers market, but indoors! There are restaurants (including a pizza stop), gourmet grocery, gelato, fresh cheese, meats, pastas and more. You must, I repeat, must go here if you are in the city.
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