Whatta weekend (& lots of randomness)

Is there anything as magical as Autumn in NY? Seriously, September and October have been flawless gifts from the kindest God who decided we NYC dwellers deserved an amazing, Indian Summer Autumn before the chill sets in. I can’t get enough of these dazzling days.



There’ve been a lot of happy things in my life this past week:

surprise marathon flowers

surprise marathon flowers

a "feeling good" paced run along the river only 6 days after my marathon (woot!)

a “feeling good” paced run along the river only 6 days after my marathon (woot!)

several awesome strength training/boot camp sessions that left me just the right kind of sore and made me thankful I can push myself harder in this area again now that the marathon is behind me…

because I love me some good wall ball throw/squats


and am crazy about these lil munchkins. Except my gyms totally missed the memo on investing in the neon versions. Rest assured that when I open my own gym one day, these babies will be on full display:


That’s a gym gear crush right there.

In non-workout nerd news, I went to a couple of fantastic spots in Midtown on Saturday night. The first was Kimpton’s Ink 48 Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, a short little strut away from my apartment, which I totally dig. Dinner and drinks at Print., a fabulous, classy farm-to-table restaurant in the hotel, was an absolutely amazing way to start the evening.


I highly recommend the kale salad and the seared branzino — delicious. And the sparkling rose was perfect.

A trip to the hotel’s incredible rooftop lounge, Press, ensued after dinner. This spot is undoubtedly one of my favorites in the city, both for atmosphere and view. It’s sophisticated and classy without being pretentious; it’s intimate and not party-rooftop sceney (at least the few times I’ve gone); it offers breath-taking views of both the Hudson River/Jersey skyline and of Manhattan. It’s an amazing spot for a date, a birthday shindig, or just a girls’ night out. I’m such a fan.

Sunday consisted of an eclectic array of activities that kept me going all day long: a wonderful service at Hillsong NYC (with guest pastor Casey Treat from a mega church in Seattle), bopping around SoHo and Nolita and falling in love with that lower east side area all over again in the sunshine, some studying at a coffee shop, and an end-of-the-weekend paper-writing session. Busy girls are happy girls…isn’t that how it goes? Or maybe that’s just my phone cover talking…


Right now, I’m currently very busy counting down the minutes til I can speedwalk my way back to SoHo after work and get my hands on these sweet digs that I’ve seriously been dreaming of all weekend, since seeing them in Burton’s display window on Friday afternoon:


Must. have. immediately.

Questions, friends!
Best part of your weekend?
Something you’re dying to add to your wardrobe?


6 thoughts on “Whatta weekend (& lots of randomness)

  1. Love the leggings! My new wardrobe purchase… I just bought a new pair of running shoes today…so excited to give them a go! Best part was my run on Sunday with my daughter…great run, my best pace yet, and new super comfy Nike running pants. Plus, my football team won. 🙂 BTW- Beautiful pics of New York!!

  2. Pingback: Summer cocktails and city skylines : The Press Lounge at Ink48 Hotel | Silk Leather Caviar

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