Two weekends ago I headed into the city with my best friend for a girl’s weekend. It is incredible what 36 hours “off the clock” from all work/family responsibilities and obligations can do for you. Since we were going to New York City I contemplated meeting with my photographer for an hour to shoot for the blog but then decided not to. I’m so happy I choose to completely sign off. I didn’t realize how much I needed it until we were there and just walking around without a care in the world. We stayed at the Bowery Hotel which is still one of my favorite NYC hotels. Not only because Frank and I were married there, but because its just a short walk to all of my favorite shops and restaurants in Soho. I always say I judge the quality of a vacation based on the meals I have and this one was no different. On Saturday we had lunch at Cafe Gitane and dinner at Frenchette. Both spots on my list of favorites. On Sunday we made the mistake of not booking a brunch reservation in advance (New Yorkers take their brunches very seriously). We were really hoping to try hotspot and GOOP favorite Le Mercerie but unfortunately our stomachs couldn’t handle the two hour wait. Instead we joined a friend at Soho House which was phenomenal. I realized another thing on this trip - I love creating content. Instagram stories, style posts for the girl guide, board on Pinterest, it all brings me SO much joy. I just felt I needed to say that and thank you all for continuing to visit me here and on Instagram. It means the world to me and I don’t take for granted that I get to do what I love.