July 3, 2012 § 1 Comment
Nick and I met our road trip soul mates this weekend – Kate and Bryan! Of course, we’ve actually known them for years, but this was our first time taking a trip together. Aside from a storm coming out of nowhere and trying to kill us on the way there Friday night, our weekend in Baltimore went perfectly!
Saturday morning we woke up early and walked over to the Baltimore Aquarium. Kate’s good friend Rachel and her family met us there. I swear Nick was as excited about seeing “the creatures” as Rachel’s six year-old son.
There was a big pool on the ground floor that had sharks, rays, and a giant one-armed sea turtle in it.
This guy was the scariest:
This fish wanted all the attention. Photobomb!
My favourite part was the sloth who was “in overdrive” in the rainforest on the top floor.
Everyone was very impressed at the amount the sloth was moving.
Just when you thought you were done, you enter the jellyfish exhibit.
That afternoon, we went to Camden Yards to see the Orioles play the Indians. Our seats were so hot, you had to ease into them like a hot tub.
We were seated in the second row of left field. Thankfully, we didn’t get hit with any foul balls. I think I paid attention to the entire game for the first time ever.
We were also incredibly thankful that the sun moved and our section turned into the shady part of the stadium!
Saturday night, we went out for dinner to Fogo De Chao, a Brazilian steakhouse, recommended to me by some guys are our hotel. Have you ever been to one? It’s a pretty amazing concept. There was a huge salad bar you could help yourself to, then each person had their own card beside their plate that you could change from “no thanks” to “yes please”. Depending on how yours was turned, men with large sticks of meat would come by and shave servings off for you! Everything from steak to lamb to bacon-wrapped-chicken! The boys were in heaven.
Sunday morning, we headed home. Ponch kept Nick and I company in the backseat.
Of course, no trip through the suburbs would be complete without a trip to Target!
What a great weekend trip – hopefully the four of us will collaborate on some more in the future!
Material Pleasure: Spring is (almost) here!
March 18, 2010 § 4 Comments
Spring is only a few days away from officially being here and although it’s kind of frustrating me that another season is starting I’m still in Canada and not in New York, it’s also getting me excited for new clothes and lighter coats! I have been wearing the same parka for months now and the thought of having a few spring coats to choose from is incredibly appealing.
I hit up H&M’s coat sale on Saturday and picked up a very cute lil number. They have so many adorable spring items, it was very hard to contain myself and not buy more! Although if you’re going to spring for a new wardrobe, H&M is a great place to do it.
I also treated myself a pair of Fred Perry flats like the ones shown above, but in solid red. Peep toes!
Anthropologie always has the best dresses, like the airplane detailed above, sometimes even on sale! I’m looking forward to spending my strong Canadian dollars on sale items there once I get back to NY.
Smythe has some amazing blazers! No, I haven’t indulged yet, but I might need to add something like the grey one pictured above to my wardrobe of light jackets!
Target is hosting Jean Paul Gauthier’s line of spring collaborations – yet another reason to get back to America! The trench pictured above adds a sexy private detective flare to the green dress.