This past weekend, I headed up to NYC for a girls weekend! Ryan and I caught the early morning flight on Friday and just a couple hours later, we were in NY and ready to see our friend Melissa, who lives there, and their new baby boy, Tristan.

What would 5am at the airport be like without a mirror selfie in the bathroom?

Once we got to Melissa's, we walked along the riverfront right by their place on Long Island City. I LOVED it there! The view of Manhattan was amazing.

Later that night, we headed into the meatpacking district to have dinner at Catch. So good! I got the lobster mac & cheese and never looked back.

On Saturday, we walked around Central Park with Tristan in his stroller. He was a perfect angel until we took him into Bergdorfs! We just figured his daddy told him to cry when mommy went into an expensive store. ;)

We later strolled over to BarBacon on 9th Avenue for lunch. A little backstory of how we ended up here ...and this is the south for you—the same time we were in NYC, my mother in law was at a restaurant in Beaufort, SC called Southern Graces for lunch. The chef came out to say hi and mentioned something about his brother owning a restaurant in NYC. She said her daughter in law was in NYC and he said, "Tell them to go to BarBacon! I will tell my brother to expect them." So we went! And it was so, so good.

Everything in the restaurant involved bacon in the recipe, from the drinks to the dessert. I had the "bacon loves lobster roll" with a side of chips that were dusted in bacon salt seasoning. Would totally recommend trying this place. It's a bar atmosphere with a menu to impress. But the best part... the prices are what things cost in South Carolina! This place was a gem.

Saturday night called for pizza & a movie. We watched Love, Rosie. So cute!

We had brunch at LadurĂ©e Soho on Sunday. This was my first time going and the garden atmosphere where we sat couldn't have been better. We really felt like we were in Paris having tea! I didn't get one of these macarons because I was full from brunch, but now after looking at the photo below, I'm heavily regretting it. 

We shopped around in SoHo afterwards and once we wore our feet slap out, it was time to catch our flight back to SC. It was such a great trip to NYC! Even though it was quick, we crammed in a lot and had the best time. 


  1. It looks like y’all had so much fun! BarBacon looks delicious!

  2. Ohh I want those macaroons! Yummy days!

    Her Heartland Soul

  3. Love NYC! Love those green pants, where did you get them?

  4. Oh how I miss NYC. I need another trip!
    www.californiatocarolina.com / www.thegymbunnyblog.com

  5. I want to go to the Laduree's cafe! I'm headed to New York in November. Thanks for the tips!

    Leisure Leigh Lane

  6. I am adding BarBacon to the list of places to try the next time that I visit my sister in the NYC! What a fun trip! Xo, Stephanie



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