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Happy hump day! Hope everyone is having a fantastic week! Mine has seemed to be super long–why does that always happen after a brief vacation??

As you may know, over the weekend I headed out to Philly to see one of my very best friends (and my sorority Big), Lauren :). Most of the weekend was spent catching up and reminiscing about our college days! But I figured I would give you a brief photo tour of the weekend.

Friday was spent wandering around Philly–we were lucky to have really nice weather, and then sun even came out in the afternoon:

After spending the day working up an appetite and breezing through touristy things, we decided we better refuel with some snacks and martinis.

I got the chance to go back to Reading Terminal Market and visit the Flying Monkey which my eyes were drooling over at the HLS cocktail party!

I got a banana creme whoopie pie, and it was to die for! πŸ™‚ Β We wandered around for a while more and ended up grabbing a drink (it was called a Hawaii 5-0–very tasty) and some hummus at Continental Martini Bar. It was a cute little place, which is apparently well known!

Later in the night we of course had to have our real dinner…a showdown between Geno’s and Pat’s!Β Β They are feuding cheesesteak Β diners that offer speedy service and are located right across the street from each other. We ordered one from each location and split them. My vote…

…Pat’s wins! I liked the flavor of their steak better, and the owner offered to cut the sandwich for us. πŸ™‚ We decided that was enough excitement for the day because we wanted to be well rested for our long day of walking in NYC!

We started off with a short drive to Jersey to take a train to the city. I have never been on a train before, so that was pretty exciting!

As soon as we got to NYC we immediately warmed up with some coffee at Starbucks…I think I lost count of how many there was after about 26. More than one on every corner! πŸ™‚ We wandered around the whole day visiting places in Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Central Park, Brooklyn, SOHO, and Chinatown…we must have walked 8 miles or so.

As far as food, we weren’t too worried about where we would eat because we just wanted to see as much of the city as we could…but of course we had to stop at Magnolia Bakery. And it was delicious! Though if we are being honest…I had to waste some of the frosting because I was on sugar overload! πŸ™‚

I loved seeing all of the expensive stores (a girl can dream?!) and sights of the city. I also got to ride “On the 6″…I channeled my inner J-Lo. Obviously.

Haha!! Overall, it was a very fun weekend! I hope to go back to NYC again and see some more things. I would love to go when they are filming the Today Show! πŸ™‚

What is your favorite thing about NYC? Have you taken any weekend trips lately?


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Hi guys! I was getting so tired last night while writing that post–so I had to give in to the sleepiness! But here is the last of the HLS posts! 😦

Saturday night was SO much fun. Katie, Danielle and I didn’t realize that we should have made a reservation for dinner, so we ended up wandering around for like an hour and a half just trying to find somewhere with less than a two hour wait! One host even laughed a little when I said that I didn’t have a reservation :/ Who does that?!

It all worked out because we ended up going to The Corner (I know, sounds sketchy!) and eating up on the balcony. It wasn’t great service, but I did like the atmosphere.

We all started off with wine. πŸ™‚

{Artsy Fartsy: fail πŸ™‚ }

I ended up choosing the “Seafood Hotdog” because it just sounded interesting. I figured it was either going to be amazing or disgusting, lol. Lucky for me, it was very tasty!

It was served with homemade chips and coleslaw–which were also good! πŸ™‚

And no blogger outing would be complete without FroYo! Seriously.

Cookies & cream/PNB ice cream with crushed Oreos and sprinkles?? Yes, please! It was just as good as it looks! πŸ™‚

Afterwards, we headed back to the hotel, just in time for Caitlin to call me and say that they were going to a gay bar, and that I should go. When in Rome?

{Photo taken from CaitlinHTP}

It was SO much fun. We danced and sang to Brit, Ke$ha, and Gaga all night! πŸ™‚ After walking around for a long time to find pizza–I promptly face planted in bed. I was pretty excited that the 5K the next morning turned into more of a walk than a run, lol.

{Blogger Lurve <3…pictures stolen from Meghann–who is a ROCKSTAR for planning the whole summit by herself!}

After a walk around Philly and running up the Rocky steps, I couldn’t wait for breakfast! It was an oatmeal bar sponsored by Quaker Oats! So tasty–but I didn’t stop to take pictures. Just having a “Breakfast is my happy hour” moment. πŸ™‚ After say my good bye to everyone, I headed up to pack up all my goodies and head home.

After a long car ride last–I was exhausted. I defintely suffered from a HLS hangover the next day. Can’t wait to go back next year! πŸ™‚


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