Yeah, so apparently I’m a few days behind here. Sorry about that. I have been traveling for almost a week and, ss wonderful as my trips have been (minus a few hiccups), it’s been challenging to keep up with my IBC posts. It’s great to be home again even though I’m not feeling very settled yet. One step at a time I suppose. Stay with me here as I attempt to catch up.
Fly – Last Thursday I flew back to New York City for a wonderful event with my friends at Better Home and Gardens. Meredith (the company behind some of our favorite magazines like Traditional Home, Everyday with Rachael Ray, BHG, and many more) has teamed up with Rebuilding Together to help some folks who were affected by Hurricane Sandy this past fall. I’ve been asked by BHG to be their representing blogger. The purpose of this particular trip was to see the scope of the project and meet the residents we will be helping. I am so proud to be a part of this effort and will be sharing a recap in the next few days.
Explore – Before and after my time with BHG, I did have a chance to explore and shop in the city. I was able to hit up some of my favorite places and I did a lot of window shopping. I just love walking around the city. It’s my preferred way to get from place to place. I usually have no idea where I am in regards to well-known landmarks, so I’m always pleasantly surprised when I stumble upon places like Rockefeller Center or spy the Chrysler Building. I think that’s one of the reasons I love this city so much.
Stroll – The weather was gorgeous during my visit. It was almost magical seeing the lawns in the park full of people enjoying the spring weather. It provided a little retreat amongst the hustle and bustle of the big city.
Wear – During my stroll around the city, I got to use my fabulous new bag. I’ve been on the hunt for a new tote for months and finally found this one from Wantful. I’m totally obsessed.
Eat – Being in Central Park, I knew that Levain Bakery was nearby. On my last visit to the city, Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime told me about this bakery where you can get these amazing chocolate chip cookies. She wasn’t kidding. It was probably one of, if not the best, chocolate chip cookie I have ever eaten. The cookies are even served warmed. Amazing! If you are in the city, it is a must. I can seriously still taste it.
Craft – During my window shopping, I stumbled upon this book called Everything Oz. I have a tiny obsession with anything related to the Wizard of Oz, so I was thrilled to discover this book. It has over 50 projects to make or bake and they are all themed around Oz. So fantastic, right!?
Cook – I also stopped at Barnes & Noble to pick up a book. While I was there, I spotted a few cookbooks I wanted to check out. (Even though I clearly do not need another.) Heather Christina’s Generous Table and Smoke & Pickle from Edward Lee look amazing. Are either of these residing on any of your shelves? I’d love to know what you think.
So that’s a short recap of my trip. How was your weekend? Any fun or exciting new experiences?