Life Recently: Late Summer Edition

Hi friends,

Summer certainly came and went in an instant, am I right? Mine was … ummm … interesting. There were a lot of things that happened with my family this summer that kept me busy, but along the way we still managed to have lots of NYC fun and, thanks to our plethora of weddings this fall, I was able to spend a lot of time with friends at multiple bachelorette parties and other fun events.

Here’s a bit of what’s been going on, according to my iPhone:

photo 13^^^ The gorgeous gardens at The Cloisters.

photo 12^^^ Drinks on The Refinery Hotel‘s rooftop.

photo 11^^^ Soaring high above New York City on our helicopter tour with HeliNY Tours.

photo 10^^^ Witnessing a stand-off between Penny and my friend’s cat Libbie, who Penny will be spending a lot of time with when Chris and I travel later this Fall. Hopefully they’ll eventually get on better than this photo suggests!

photo 9^^^ A little silly fun at a friend’s beautiful Red Maple Vineyard wedding over Labor Day weekend.

photo 8^^^ The amazing pink sky and white moon, as seen from my parents’ front yard. No filter needed, my friends. Amazing.

photo 7^^^ Taking a little stroll along the Hudson to The Boat Basin Cafe when a friend came for a visit.

photo 6^^^ We never got to walk the Brooklyn Bridge like we wanted to, but we did get to drive over it in a taxi 😉

photo 5^^^ Being a Broadway Baby with Lisa on our way to see This Is Our Youth.

photo 4^^^ For one of the bachelorette parties I attended this summer, we decorated our hotel room with Hawaiian-themed decor and wore tacky Hawaiian shirts, because this particular friend spent three years living there. We did a pretty dang good job, if I do say so myself!

photo 3^^^ While nightclubs certainly aren’t my thing on a regular basis, chillin’ with some old friends from high school for a couple nights at some were a lot of fun.

photo 2^^^ Atlantic City turned it on for us during one friend’s bachelorette. The weather was amazing, and we had a ton of fun.

photo 1^^^ Andddd … my little sister is engaged! ‘Nuff said 😉

And with that, I release you, summer 2014, into perpetuity. Here’s to fall. And amazing travel plans. And cooler weather. And tights and boots and sweaters and scarves. Here’s to new beginnings and saying goodbye (for now!) to friends and beloved places.

Sigh.

The 52 Project: August 18

Atlantic_City^^ I’m not gonna lie — this summer is kicking my you-know-what, guys! It’s been hectic and crazy, happy and sad, stressful and fun … sheesh! It’s also been a bit hard keeping up with this blog, but I’m doing what I can! Anyway, this past weekend I attended my final of four bachelorette parties for the summer. This one was in Atlantic City (again … had one there earlier this summer as well!), and we stayed at the Revel, which, sadly, is closing Labor Day weekend. We were worried about the service we would receive when we heard this news, but we found nothing short of amazingly friendly and lovely people, and the hotel itself was gorgeous with a specular view of the ocean. All in all, it was a super fun, very nice weekend.  Hope you guys are all having a fabulous summer!

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The 52 Project: July 14

Alexis_Borgata^^I spent last weekend in Atlantic City, at the Borgata Water Club, to celebrate my friend Alexis’s upcoming wedding. It was a blast. Then I drove straight from Atlantic City to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware for a week of vacation with the family, so I’ll probably be a bit MIA this week. Plenty to updates to come next week, my friends. Bis bald!

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