Family Time + Broadway!

>> Celebrating 30 with my family << 
On Friday night, my family and I celebrated my birthday by going to The Manor. I love this place because it's an excuse to get all dressed up (guys must wear jackets) and it's a fine dining buffet. Which means I ate like 3 lobsters, other food and a lot of desserts. Just thinking about their creme brule makes my mouth water. But most of all, it was just fun being there with my big, crazy family. I could tell everyone was having a good time and we took so many pictures in their pretty garden. I felt like we all needed a night like this together. 

(1) With my pretty cousins, Jannique & Jackie // (2) With Jannique + Carina (my outlet shopping buddy!)
(3) With my parents. My mom & I match! // (4) My adorable nephews & niece
(5) Silly shot of the cousins // (6) Here's our serious but smiling shot. 
(7) With Kai-Kai - isn't she adorable? // (8) My aunt & uncle who are like my other parents.

>> Matilda the Musical << 
Yesterday, Alexa and I spent almost the entire day in the city. I know I've said this before - but commuting to NYC and hanging out there for fun is so different from my daily commute. I just feel more aware of New York and all it has to offer (probably because I didn't have to wake up at the crack of dawn). I really should do that more. Maybe when my life finally calms down a bit. Tangent aside, we started off our day getting brunch, then headed over to B&N to work on a blog project we're doing (and to buy books!) and then finally.. we watched Matilda. It was such a good adaptation of the book! But I was surprised by how dark the story was. It has been a while since I've read it so maybe I just forgot. But I really, really enjoyed it.
(1-2) We started off our day at Petite Abeille getting Belgian waffles for lunch. This was my first time there and I loved it! It was delicious and the place had such a cute & cozy atmosphere.
(3) Getting on line for the show! It was sold out. // (4) The stage was so vibrant and well put together. We snuck in a couple photos until someone told us that wasn't allowed. Oops! 
(5) Alexa and I after the show   //  (6) Ended our day with Ben & Jerry's ice cream. The salted caramel was yummy. 

Weekends like this just make Monday even harder. 
Hope you're all enjoying your weekend as much as I did!


  1. Yesterday was so much fun! It was pretty much my perfect day in NYC :) Glad we were able to do all those things -- and hopefully we get to do them again before I leave! <3

  2. Awww, you guys are adorable. I really want to see Matilda as that book is AMAZING.

    Also, I am so hungry from looking at these delicious food pictures, ha ha.


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