nyc, you’re good for the soul

20 Mar

Brian and I just returned from a five-day trip to NYC and it was such an incredible little getaway. It was exactly what the doctor ordered. I’m sure this post will seem like total fluff after my last rather heavy post about my battle with chronic anxiety but isn’t that what vacation is all about? Getting away from it all. And you’ll be happy to know that I only took xanax once during the whole trip. Strangely enough it was while getting my hair blown out at Dry Bar. Why? Mystery even to me folks why this moment awakened the anxiety monster. He’s a strange creature.

We were in the city to celebrate the marriage of one of my best girlfriends Alison and her fabulous groom, David. It was such an honor and joy to watch my childhood friend marry the man of her dreams. They couldn’t be more perfectly suited.  They held hands, giggled and hugged throughout their candlelight ceremony and well, it was just about the most romantic twenty minutes ever. I also watched it holding hands with my future husband which felt a bit surreal. In eight months that will be us.

The rest of our days were filled with lots and lots of running around. Brian has never been to NYC (WHAT?! crazy, huh?!) so we tried to pack in as much as possible. We ate amazing meals, drank lots of cocktails, took long walks through just about every part of Manhattan (oh and let me tell you it was coooold outside), laughed, slept, cuddled, watched movies, drank latte’s, ate more amazing meals, drank more cocktails and played in the snow. Oh and there was also my personal favorite moment which included Brian helping me (with complete sincerity) shop for emergency pantyhose for the wedding at CVS. He’s still in awe of the control top option.

The weekend was exactly what we needed as a couple and I didn’t even know we needed it. I hadn’t realized how much stress we’ve both been under in our everyday lives and the trip was a complete departure from that. Really our biggest concern most days was…what should we eat next?

Here are some of my favorite moments…


fresh off the red-eye flight…ugh

Brian's first hour in nyc on no sleep

Brian’s first hour in nyc on no sleep

beer, biscuits AND pickles?! Dear Jacob’s Pickle’s, you’ve just secured yourself a spot on Brian’s top 5 favorite places in the world


Just a completely unhealthy and totally delicious “southern blt” at Jacob’s Pickles.


A cocktail at 1pm? Sure twist my arm.


Bri’s pickle sampler


smiling while freezing takes talent


A happy goose on the High Line


nyc city cabs can be romantic


come on, Spring!!


most beautiful bride in the world


Carrie, are you home?


Happy St. Patty’s Day!


the mood at lil’ Frankies


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6 Responses to “nyc, you’re good for the soul”

  1. Kate March 20, 2013 at 9:38 am #

    NYC is such a magical place. My sister has lived there for 8 years, so I’m lucky enough to visit often. Sometimes you just need a New York weekend. Looks like you had tons of fun!

  2. di @ life of di. March 20, 2013 at 10:58 am #

    I love NYC so much. I want to move there but can’t seem to get my husband on board. Boo. Looks like you had a great trip 🙂 Also, Brain reminds me so much of Nick from New Girl!

  3. amelie88 March 20, 2013 at 5:14 pm #

    Oh glad you went to the High Line. Since it opened about five years ago, it’s become one of my favorite places in the city. They are working on the final extension which should be opening sometime soon.

  4. palomino72 March 21, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    beautiful piccies, Im so hungry now :p

  5. Erin Haslag (@WELLinLA) March 24, 2013 at 10:04 am #

    You and Brian clean up well ;)!! You’ll have to take him back in the spring or the fall (summer … stay put in California!) for another visit.


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