Le Week-end // 04.12.13

Le Week-end // 04.12.13

Le Week-end // 04.12.13

Although the week did drag a bit, the weather was so glorious on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday that I didn’t really mind so much. I’m looking forward to enjoying more nice weather this weekend, even if the temperature is dipping a bit!

// Last Saturday afternoon I met up with Hope and Alex in Chelsea. We took outfit photos outside of a little park near Chelsea Market then grabbed a late lunch (early dinner? mid-afternoon meal? I’m not sure what to call it!) at a diner called The Diner.

// A few hours later that evening, I went to a birthday dinner at Fig & Olive, at the Meatpacking location. I had a delish raspberry mojito at the bar and the tuna carpaccio for my meal- it was very tasty. The menu is a bit pricy, but the food is good.

// On Sunday, I finally did that closet purge that I’ve been talking about for weeks! Alex came over and saw the utter chaos my room was in- there were piles of clothes everywhere. After I’d sorted everything out, we took two huge bags of clothes to Goodwill to donate. While I was waiting in line to collection my donation slip, I saw that Kim is part of a contest that Goodwill is running this month- check out her post to learn more!

It felt so good to get rid of all those clothes- either they didn’t fit or I never wore them or I no longer liked the style. I’m looking forward to building a better wardrobe only full of pieces that I love. After we dropped off my clothes at Goodwill, Alex and I stopped by City Opera Thrift Shop, which I’d never been to before. I haven’t been thrifting in a while because I feel the clothes tend to be overpriced here in the city, but sometimes you really can find amazing gems in thrift shops.

It was so nice outside that day- when Alex suggested we stop for some fro-yo I decided to treat myself and it was so yummy.  Gosh, I have such a sweet tooth! Then we wandered into Stuyvesant Town to take outfit pictures. Alex and I were both wearing khaki trench coats and big sunglasses, so we jokingly decided we should start calling ourselves “The Trenchcoat Mafia!

// I was in a baking mood this week. On Monday I tried a recipe for mini churro bites and it was an utter fail- I couldn’t get the right consistency. On Tuesday I decided to try a different recipe for sweet scones and success! They turned out flaky and delicious, especially with a little bit of strawberry jam on top.

// I loved this post by Grace of Stripes & Sequins on 10 classic items to buy for spring. I do need to update my wardrobe for spring and summer and I hope to be picking up a few of these pieces over the next couple of months.

// Have you guys read any of The “Series of Unfortunate Events” books? HuffPost Books hosted a chat with the author, Lemony Snicket, recently and it was hilarious! If you’re a fan of his then you’ll definitely enjoy reading through the transcript of the twitter chat.

// You guys might not know this, but I LOVE donuts. There’s this donut shop in my hometown that I miss and anytime I go home I always ask my parents to bring me one of their donuts when they pick me up from the airport. I’d like to try this donut recipe sometime, but first I need to get a donut pan!

// The photo at the top was taken in the dressing room of an Old Navy. I didn’t buy that sweater, but it sure is cute and I can’t guarantee that it won’t make it into my wardrobe at some point!

  • Thanks for the love!

  • Dunch? Linner? And OMG we still need to go to Donut Plant! One weekend. Forget brunch, we’ll just get like 10 donuts and a bottle of champagne.

    And yeah, the diner is called The Diner. I’m an idiot.

    • Yes we do! Although seriously, every time I try to go to the one on 23rd they’re closed or they’ve run out of donuts!

  • Nikki M

    That sweater is so cute! Def go back and get it!!

    • Thanks Nikki- I just might!

  • I’ve seen that top at Old Navy and thought it was so cute. It looks great on you! Glad you were able to sort through your clothes and donate them! That definitely feels good!

    • Thanks Jenmarie! It did feel so great to donate all of that stuff and I don’t even miss it.

  • m
  • Yes I do! So funny that you noticed that :) Haha, I might send Alex in my place- she was the kick in the pants that I needed!