July 5, 2016

A Weekend Worth 5 lbs

July 5th is kind of a dud. Summer feels like it's already halfway over. I'm at least 5 pounds heavier and exhausted from the most fun weekend. But, I'm alive and happy and ate/drank all the awesome things this weekend. Plus, I have another super fun weekend coming up. I took most of my photos this weekend on the polaroid, but I have a couple to share.

We went to Murray's Cheese Bar and had mimosa flights and a tower of cheese. It was a high point for me in 2016 so far. I love cheese and I love champagne. 

Justin and I had a coffee date Sunday AM that was magical. We went to Kuppi Coffee in Edgewater, which is one of my favorite places. Just slow sipping coffee without phones in sight enjoying the sunshine and beautiful day ahead of us. After coffee, there were fresh bagels and Trader Joe's without the long lines. Holiday weekends are the best.

Our Sunday afternoon was spent in our friends' backyard in Astoria. It's awesome having friends that have yards. We grilled, played games and laughed hysterically all afternoon. There was veggie burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad, classy cocktails and so many snacks. Also, there was a pull up competition, wall sits and good music. Also, I clearly have no idea how to pose... ever.

The in between moments were filled with friends, cocktails and snacks all over the New York City area. Guac, Mimosas, Pretzels, Pizza, Beer, Brussel Sprouts, Calamari, Croissants, Sangria and all the things that make me afraid of my scale. Instead, I'm going to just keep smiling to myself while I think about how good everything was.

Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend full of beautiful sunrises, sunsets and so much good food. Now I need to eat only green things and drink only water until Thursday when I land in Nashville and start this all over again. Cheers!


  1. sounds like a fun weekend. i can't believe July is already here; by the time I know it, it'll be September :(

  2. Okay I'm gonna need to find myself a cheese tower. Amazing!

  3. Tower of cheese?! I'm sorry- I couldn't read another word ;) Just kidding- looks like a great celebratory time. I missed having backyard food and drinks this year, but there's always next year I guess haha.

  4. oh my gosh i feel like i gained 5lbs just looking at all that food haha. those mimosas look pretty amazing as well. sounds like a fabulous weekend, and look - now it's thursday and you get to do it all again.


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