Hello all! Hope everyone is off to a great week. Things around here are feeling a bit unorganized and chaotic. Usually when this happens, I get a bit overwhelmed and tend to get very little done. I’d rather just block it all off and procrastinate on the internet until the chaos subsides. Do you know what I mean?
Though, I’m making an effort to plow through the craziness this week and attempt to get at much done as possible. Let’s hope this goes as well as my mind is planning.
As I mentioned on Sunday (Thanks again for the additional birthday wishes), I’m headed to New York City soon for a Blogger Social hosted by Better Homes & Gardens! I’m so ridiculously excited! This all happened somewhat last minute so it’s been a little crazy making all the arrangements, but totally worth it.
The event is for a couple hours one evening during the week so I decided to make a little trip out of this opportunity and make stay in the city for two nights. My Mom and I usually take an overnight trip around my birthday so I thought this would be perfect opportunity, so we are going together. The city is only about a 5.5 hour drive for here, so it will be a fun little road trip. Thankfully though a fantastic friend and colleague in the hospitality industry I was able to snag two nights at a beautiful hotel for a ridiculous rate. Yay!
I also went ahead and bought some tickets to the new broadway musical Once. This may not come as a surprise, but I’m a huge musical fan with Wicked being my absolute favorite. I almost considered getting tickets to see that again, but thought seeing a new show was a better idea. I can’t wait!
via // Once
Back to the blogger event, I also had to order some seriously last minute business cards. I have business cards, but they are for my little inn. Since, I’m going to a blogger social, I figured I needed some new cards. I used moo.com and one of their standard design templates.
I bought the luxe cards. I’m super happy with the quality and their presentation/shipping is top notch. Though, I’m now regretting the luxe cards as they are super thick and I’m not quite sure how I’m going to carry them around.
I suppose carrying some sort of messenger bag in the city is a must. Especially if I have my camera. So much to think about! I’m sure I’ll figure it out.
Lastly, realizing I’ve had no need to be somewhat fashionable lately, ,y Mom and also went shopping yesterday to find so new clothes to wear for the trip and the event. I wasn’t in the shopping mood, but found two perfect combinations at the most unexpected place. More on that later.
And when I say ‘went shopping’ I mean it takes an entire day as the mall is about two hours from my house. So, thankfully I found something or I would be going again this weekend.
Now, this is where I need your help. We are going to have some time in the city basically two afternoons, one dinner, two breakfasts, two lunches. The hotel is near 60th and Park Ave. I need some suggestions. Places to eat, places to shop, things to do. I’ve spent a few nights in the city and my Mom was there for one afternoon. We seen most of the ‘tourist’ attractions, so we are looking for more unique and interesting places. Because of the hotel and theater tickets, the budget isn’t huge. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly aprpecaited. I’m also going to do a little research through various social medias. I promise to report back on the plan or the results of that plan. Sound good?
Feel free to leave any suggestions or idea in the comments below. Thank you! Enjoy your week!
Oh, and if there any other bloggers reading this that are going to the same event, please shoot me an email. I’d love to say an internet ‘hello’ and have an idea who else is going. Thanks!