Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend Recap: Exhausted!

Hello, hello


Monday morning came way too quickly. This weekend was jam packed and due to all that my house looks like a bomb hit. I wasn’t able to unpack from the trip so there are clothes, luggage, mail, etc tossed all over. Today my main goal is to clean, clean, clean, but for now lets forget about all that and recap some of the fun that was had.


On Saturday I went into the city bright and early to wish my sister a Happy 25th Birthday! Of course I had to remind her that she was now half way to 50!


We started out the day with brunch at Essex. This restaurant is known for their famous brunches so it was no surprised when we arrived and the place was jam packed. You literally had to push people out of your way to move around.  If you are in NYC I would recommend a visit and invite me along!


Here is the birthday girl at our table:

DSC03128 {Sissy on the left was the one celebrating!}


After filling our bellies we headed over to Grand Spa and got our nails done.


I went with Damsel in a dress:


We all had mini celeb sighting sitting next to Su-chin Pak former MTV news correspondent.



Loving the Lower East Side I remembered one of my favorite donuts shops was near by so of course we needed to pop in for some sweets.


Doughnut Plant donuts are simply put amazing. They have unique variety of yeast donuts such as tres leches and peanut butter and jelly to name a few. The line was out the door when we arrived, but it was totally worth it.


The night then continued with dinner and later to a bar with a live band. Since this lady had a client meeting early the next day I headed home at the stroke of midnight. So I’m awaiting to see pictures of all that missed!


Sunday client meeting went well. We made some decisions and then headed out to the NY International Gift Fair. We hit both the Javits Center and Pier 94. I must say it was all a SNOOZE! Yes the Javits center had some cool items if you owned your own shop, but for an interior decorator there wasn’t much. Heading over to Pier 94 I thought I would see more design related items, but it was pretty much a repeat of the August show. Swedish furniture, industrial reproductions, natural curiosities type artwork, blah, blah, blah. I thought it would be full of potential for new blog posts and trends, but it was all old news to me. Anyone else go? Thoughts?


After the show it was time to met up with my family to celebrate my sister’s birthday…again. We headed to Pipa, which is right next to ABC HOME and pretty much heaven, because not only is the food delish, but the interior is decorated by ABC HOME!




The ceiling is full of sparkly chandeliers that can be purchased if you so choose. The walls are aged brick and plaster with designs made out of seashells along with antique mirrors filling the space.


You’ll just find yourself repeating how cool, pretty, chic, etc the restaurant is and want to come again. It also helps that food was great as well!


We headed back to home around 5 and went straight to bed to settle in with my latest season of Weeds!

Weeds: Season Five

So good! I must get showtime I hate waiting till it comes out on DVD.


I hope you all had a great weekend and that fun was had. I know my next weekend is going to be full of interior design projects so it was nice to have a NYC filled weekend.

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Blogger Risley said...

wow!! ABC home looks awesome!! sounds like a fun weekend!

February 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM  
Blogger Dumbwit Tellher said...

What a terrific wkend for you but a wonderful birthday for your big sister! NYC, eating in fab places, donuts, Weeds, shopping;what more can sisters want? x

February 1, 2010 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger Averill said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend! And Showtime is totally worth it -- Weeds, Dexter, The Tudors and United States of Tara are all amazing shows.

February 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Sounded like a fantastic weekend!

February 1, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Brooke @ Blueprint Bliss said...

Sounds like a fun weekend!

February 1, 2010 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger Porchlight Interiors said...

Looks like the perfect day out! Loved the look of that last restaurant with all the gorgeous chandeliers! Tracey xx

February 1, 2010 at 2:28 PM  
Anonymous Marisa said...

I loved the show and found lots of inspiration. I am really happy it was packed, good things are on the horizon. Check out my Pier picks and I think I can change your mind!

My best,

February 1, 2010 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Living It At Home said...

What a great time! Love to try that donut place!

February 1, 2010 at 4:38 PM  
Anonymous AppleTree said...

I have that same scarf from Anthro. I want to go to NYC just to go to ABC HOme.

February 1, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

That sounds like a jammed packed fun filled weekend!

February 1, 2010 at 5:40 PM  
Blogger Christen said...

This may have been the most fun weekend ever! Loved reading about it :)

February 1, 2010 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

what a lovely weekend!! and the diy i posted about is up!

also, um if you're going to be in NYC memorial day weekend, id love to meet you for sunday brunch at the essex house--or a cupcake at magnolia.

February 1, 2010 at 8:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1) I love your blog & I'm happy that I found it!

2) Looks like a great weekend! I love "Weeds"!

February 1, 2010 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

fun fun fun!

February 1, 2010 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger C.J. said...

in my next life, I want to come back as you. :) you are the cutest girl and your sis too! Glad you had fun on vacation as well as your sister's birthday!

February 2, 2010 at 10:08 AM  
Blogger Sarah Ring said...

Sounds amazing!! Glad you had a wonderful girls weekend!

February 2, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

sounds like a great weekend-I love pipa! they used to have the most amazing card reader there named beverly--would love to find her! have a great day-barbara

February 2, 2010 at 5:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

whose the homeless girl on the right with the pearls on?

hahaha, OMG Pipa was SO cute! haha

February 3, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger shi(f)t said...

i love that essie color--good call!

February 3, 2010 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger carlee {deliciously organized} said...

I LOVE Essex! Best brunch ever. Glad you had a great weekend!

February 4, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

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