This week has been a whirlwind of activity and emotions. We catered 4 weddings and a Tapas event in the past 2 weekends. I had some testing and ultrasounds done with my infertility specialist, started Clomid (again) and TRYING to receive injectable hormones (seriously, I cannot with the pharmaceutical industry at times.) I was literally on hold and sent over to so many different customer service reps that by the time the correct person would answer the phone; the phone would click and go dead. UGH. I called my Dr’s office and told them to please handle it because I was about to lose my mind. So yeah, my poor husband, but more on that in another post. Anyways, time for some R&R.
My Stepdaughter is attending horseback riding camp in New Hope and we decided to make a day of it while she was there. We dropped her off and went to a local gym because we had to get our daily workout in. After the gym we went back to the stable to watch her ride and train for her upcoming show this Sunday. She has been riding for 3 years now and is doing so well. She really takes her craft seriously and works so hard to improve. She is amazing and I’m super proud of her.
That’s my little Goose Mae. Isn’t she the cutest?
After watching her practice we decided to head back into town for some lunch and quality time. I’ve already posted about New Hope prior, but I will say it again. If you haven’t been to this town…. it is a must. The hippie vibes are flowing. Their stores and restaurants are small and local and they will not allow Chains to infiltrate. Except for Starbucks, but c’mon, we all need a little Venti in our life. I just LOVE that. There is a sense of community and I get all sorts of positive energy when I’m there.
I am a vintage enthusiast, so I was particularly excited to visit this vintage clothing store called Night Bird Vintage Clothing. A vintage consignment shop that sells both Men’s and Women’s clothing from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. I expected this store to be SUPER expensive as it is in a destination town with pricey shops, but I was pleasantly surprised when the price range wasn’t that bad. The price range averaged from $29-$89. The clothes were to DIE for. So retro and fun! I was in vintage heaven. I found 2 amazing dresses btw, but I’m saving those for my upcoming trip to Florida next week so I’ll keep you posted on those later!
After that we just hung around… spoke to some local business owners and soaked in the sun. I just purchased this H&M Swallow Bird V-neck dress on our way back from our wedding we catered in Virginia 2 weekends ago and I AM OBSESSED. It was one of those dresses you just see on the rack and HAVE to get it. I loved the placement of the birds on the woven fabric and the ties on the shoulder added a really delicate flirty appeal. I also love that it can be dressed down or up. It literally spoke to me. H&M is killing it these days! I would have spent more time in there if my hubby allowed it, but he loathes shopping… so I was pressed for time!
See where I’m going with the ties on the shoulders? How pretty is that?
Close up details…
There was so much SUN that I felt like I was squinting like crazy in these pics! Hence my super cute Sunnies found at Monk Vintage in the West Village in NYC. I love the mirrored pink lenses. Sometimes I make my husband wear them while he’s taking pics so I have a mirror to work with. Hehe.
We enjoyed a light lunch at Karlas, our favorite restaurant in New Hope that serves European inspired cuisine and I enjoyed a nice cold Mango Margarita! So delish. You have to go there. I had a grilled chicken sandwich with herb mayo and plantains, YES, Plantains…. and it was to die for. So much flavor on the buds. Afterwards, it was time to pick up our daughter and head back to the Valley. Overall, our day off was absolutely perfect. Gotta love Mondays when you work in the catering industry…
Karlas interior …
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