And... She's back folks.
After an amazing weekend with the ever-amazing Richardson ladies (my super sweet and fun in-laws), I scooted up to New York for a few days for work with some other fabulous ladies/co-workers. Both were whirlwind times, but so much fun!
I didn't have a camera charger for the weekend festivities (boo, me), but you will just have to trust me that I got to have some quality one-on-one time with my sisters and mother-in-law, they got to meet the bump, we shared lots of cheese and pj time... It was very very good for the soul to see their joyful faces.
Sunday morning, I headed out bright and early to head to the NY NOW show in NYC. Traveling with friends that you just happen to work with is seriously no shabby way to spend your time. We arrived with a pretty open day on Sunday, so we got to experience Time Square, walked about 8 thousand miles, met a friend for a delicious lunch at the deliciously Peruvian Pio Pio in Hell's Kitchen, shared a cupcake and champagne at Sweet Revenge in the West Village, and had a BRIGHT and hilarious indian meal at Panna II in the East Village. All in all, we knocked day one out of the park.
Monday we got to work and walked the inspiring aisles of the NY NOW market, where we got to check out what other companies like us are doing in the industry. We also got to stop in on a few favorites that you will definitely know, like Rifle Paper Co., Ban.Do, and Tatly. Well, I guess we never really made it to Tatly, but we were there in spirit. The displays were beautiful, the branding was delicious, and I came back really inspired (for lack of ANY other word that conveys inspiration) at the talent that we saw.
Later that day we galavanted around Central Park for after sipping coffee at Fika, followed by a seriously banging dinner at The Cannibal.
Tuesday, we again worked during the day, ate a light and delicious lunch at GoodRestaurant, checked out of our hotel and flew home.
And now... You guessed it... I am curled up on my couch with my sweatpants, husband, Pirate Macey, and my computer, enjoying every second of it.
I hope if you are headed to NY for a short trip, you check out some of these fun spots! And seriously... If nothing else... Go to Panna II. Trust me.