Monday, May 16, 2011

Gowns, Gowns, and New York City

I was excited, very excited to wake up and get some work completed on Thursday morning because I was hours away from heading to the airport for a girls New York weekend! It definitely lived up to expectations, we had a blast. I am pretty sure we didn't sleep more than 5 hours a night. I guess in a city that never sleeps, you shouldn't either! The main purpose of the trip was to find a wedding dress for Hazel Grace and I can say for certain that the mission was accomplished. The wedding is not until next year so you will not get to see the dress for a long time, but it has been decided and what a relief for HG :)

Thursday night, we landed late so straight to the ACE hotel where we gladly dropped off our suitcases and went downstairs to the oh so convenient Breslin to grab a bite. I had the delicious lamb burger. The fries were served with a cumin aioli sauce and I must say that might have been the best idea ever!

Girls at dinner
Lamb burger

Friday morning we grabbed Stumptown coffee and croissants before arriving at our first appointment. It was at Kleinfield's (boutique where Say Yes to the Dress is filmed). Long story short the first dress she tried on here is the winner!! Many dresses and rankings later we took a taxi to the West Village for brunch. After brunch we were off to find a taxi to take us to Midtown for another appointment. There were dresses tried on, but nothing compared to "the one". This put us into the late afternoon so we did a little shopping before going back to the hotel, toasting champagne, and getting ready for dinner in Tribeca. After dinner, we met up with some of HG's NY friends for drinks in Chinatown followed by drinks in Tribeca. It was a great night chatting and getting to know some of HG's oldest friends.

Cheers to a successful first day ;)

Saturday morning appointments started a little later so we had breakfast first at EAT. Followed by what proved to be the nicest boutique we visited, Vera Wang, where there were tons of beautiful dresses. This is where dress #2 entered the running. After Vera, we had brunch at Sarabeth's in Central Park before arriving at our last and final appointment. Another dress entered the running here, but in my opinion "the one" was still "the one"!
Outside of Vera
at Sarabeth's

After an extremely long Saturday already, we went back to the ACE for a catnap. We had dinner at an awesome Mexican tapas place in Bowery, followed by drinks and karaoke. The following morning we had a guided run tour around the southern waterfront of Manhattan, which was surprisingly gorgeous and green. This was followed by an amazing brunch and shopping.
my breakfast was amazing! @ Marc Forgione
our boy band album cover that George insisted on taking :)
girls being girls

Thanks for an amazing weekend ladies, you are the best!

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