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