April 30, 2014

DC Eats

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This past weekend while in DC, my boyfriend and I went to a couple great restaurants worth mentioning. Both were great pics to celebrate, and continue the eating binge, after the HALF MARATHON. If you're ever looking for a place to go, I would add both to your list.

April 29, 2014

Nike Women's Half Marathon Recap

The NIKE WOMEN'S HALF MARATHON was this past weekend in DC where 15,000 of us took to running the streets in hopes of achieving a personal goal, record, or just to have a great run. I'm extremely happy to say I was one of those women. We were blessed with a truly gorgeous day, unique views, great race-side entertainment and an awesome cheering crowd.

April 25, 2014

Weekly Roundup

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I'm off to DC today for the NIKE WOMEN'S HALF MARATHON. The weather is supposed to be beautiful and I'm really looking forward to a few days out of NYC. I'll be spending a day with my Aunt outside of Annapolis and then wandering around the city doing touristy things. My boyfriend has never been to DC before. Weird. Anyways, hope you have an amazing weekend! Will let you know how the run goes...

35 restaurants with AMAZING VIEWS.

FUSION FEST. Have you signed up yet?


SMARTPHONE HACKS I should probably take advantage of. I'm known for leaving apps open and draining my battery.

April 22, 2014

Earth Day

Snapped these beautiful photos this weekend when I was out for a run. The gorgeous color and abundance of daffodils has me inspired to get outside more and enjoy the spring. And, as if we don't hear it enough, a friendly reminder to take care of our lovely planet. Below are a few ways you can be more green.

April 21, 2014

Make: Tomato Soup

Recently, and by recently I mean a few weeks ago, I made this delicious Tomato Basil soup by adapting this RECIPE. This was SO yummy for a chilly night and even better the next day. I topped it off with some freshly grated parmesan cheese, because in my mind one can never have enough cheese, and it was the perfect touch. Know any other good soup recipes?

April 20, 2014

One Week To Go

Image via Nike

One week to go until the NIKE WOMEN'S HALF MARATHON in DC. This will be my first half and i'm a mixture of both nervous and excited for the big day. I've been training for the past few months so i'm definitely looking forward to seeing how all my hard work has paid off.

April 18, 2014

Weekly Roundup

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And a very Happy Friday indeed! Looking forward to a fun night out with friends, a delicious lunch tomorrow, running, and spending some time home with the pup. Have a good one!

Loving this WEEKEND LOOK.

ICE CREAM delivered to my door? Sign me up.

Going to have to give this APP a try.

Remembering these 5 MANTRAS when having a rough day.

The best JENNA LYONS quotes. Because who doesn't love her?

HYPERREALISTIC ART. You're eyes will play tricks on you.

Inspired to clean my closet and adopt the WHITE PLATE RULE. Even more so after reading THIS.

Laughing at this guy's SATURDAY MORNINGS.

Always useful COOKING TIPS.

Giving this UPDO a try this weekend.

Team aside, this REACTION is priceless.

Thinking about the #GIVEIT100 challenge. Very inspiring. And my arms could use it.

CUTENESS overload.

Lusting over this dream BAG. And this VIBRANT gem. Never. Enough. Bags.

April 17, 2014

Eat: Catch NYC

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I confess. I have a list of NYC restaurants that i'd like to make my way to which has grown to over 170 (!!!) places. I got tired of always asking my friends where to go so I started keeping a list which has morphed to not just include restaurants that were recommended to me, but also includes places i've read about and/or seen while walking around or riding in a taxi, those that i've visited and my general thoughts on my experience while there.

April 16, 2014

Shopbop Sale

Why do sales always hit when i'm actually trying to save money? Ugh. The SHOPBOP sale ends tomorrow so scoop up some goodies for 25% off with promo code INTHEFAMILY14. Below are some of my favorites. What do you have your eyes on?

A perforated leather SKIRT.

Love the stripes on this FOLDOVER CLUTCH.

Pairing this TOP with these WHITE JEANS.

Gorgeous MAXI perfect for a summer wedding.

This DRESS in the summer with these SANDALS. Done.

These PUMPS. And love the peek of yellow on the heel.

The perfect black SKINNIES.

MULES that are totally in this season.


A new coffee table BOOK.

Super cute GARMENT BAG.

Stocking up on some HANKY PANKIES.

Go: The Highline

This weekend we were blessed with some absolutely gorgeous weather in NYC. It was really the first time it actually felt like spring and was the perfect occasion to walk the HIGHLINEWhile walking along the historic rail, you'll be sure to see beautiful views, art installations and apartments that will leave you green with envy. Should you're feet get tired there are small open spaces perfect for people watching or catching some rays. Definitely a must if you haven't been and a must-go again if you already have.

April 15, 2014

Get Fit: Equinox Cycle Class

A couple weeks ago I took a class at EQUINOX as a "Networkout" through the Levo League NY chapter.

To start, where I was positioned in the class I couldn't see the instructor so I couldn't follow along as well as I hoped. RPM's were a major part of this class as we were pushed to keep it above 110 (which proved to be difficult for me). HOW do your legs move that fast while standing up?!?! I can't even walk that fast. However, I did try to push myself to actually get there and it made me wonder how hard I work during other classes where RPM's aren't a major focus.

Playlist: This is a BIG motivator for me when I take a cycle class. The music HAS to be good. It just has to be. The instructor's playlist was a jumble of songs with no flow and nothing to really keep me on the beat. Needless to say it wasn't very enjoyable.

While I enjoyed the class and love the concept of a good Networkout, it was no SoulCycle. Overall, I had a good workout and I wouldn't say I would never go back, after all it's Equinox and they're known for having some amazing instructors. But to me I love the pack feel I get at Soul (ok and maybe the dark room and candles help too).

April 13, 2014

Opening Day

This past Thursday was opening day at the newest location of the DRYBAR - Midtown East. As soon as I heard this location was opening I jumped on the chance to book an appointment. Since discovering the Drybar a few years ago it has become one of my favorite places in NYC. I take all of my girlfriends when they visit and hoard their products.

April 12, 2014

Weekly Roundup

As the inaugural post for this blog I wanted to give you a taste of what caught my eye this week. Have a great weekend!

Have you checked out the NYC run routes in WELL & GOOD? You might just see mine...

15 gorgeous blogger HOMES.

I mean this iPhone CASE...

Loving this NAVY OR NOTHING look for a spring wedding. And how about that necklace?

Stunning PICTURES from above.

Loving these BRACELETS as well. Such a cute concept.

Got a good laugh from THIS. You have to give it to them - they've got some pretty good dancers!

Pink Peonies certainly does VIBRANT well.

Want a FAMILY ROOM like this one day.
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