April 16, 2014

Photo A Day | Week 15

This week consisted of meatballs, spring weather which quickly turned back to winter weather, and spring break adventures.
Day 99: We made a last minute decision to go grab dinner at The Meatball Shop. It's one of those places we pass every day walking to the subway and always say "One day we need to try that place"....so we did.
Day 100: We celebrated the 100th day of the year (and the fact that it was Friday) with Ashley's new cocktail invention- a sparkling pineapple margarita! It's our new obsession.
Day 101: It was a coffee and bagel kind of morning.
Day 102: A beautiful spring day spent reading by the river. And getting sunburned.
Day 103: It's Shelby's Spring Break and she is in TX. The I <3 NY shirt was our grandpa's birthday gift. Now he can wear it and always think of his favorite granddaughter's in NYC :)
Day 104: Shelby spent today enjoying Spring Break hanging out with friends. 

Until Next Time
Ashley and Shelby

April 9, 2014

Photo A Day | Week 14

This week was filled with manicures, bagel bites, pretty flowers, and some Easter egg hunting.
 Day 92: Someone (*cough* pixie *cough*) had a lazy day lounging in bed. I think her bed head gives her away.
 Day 93: Shelby brought home bagel bites for dinner. Neither of us had had them in years. Brings us back to our childhood : )
 Day 94: We treated ourselves to a mani/pedi for making it through this insane week (the one thing that is cheaper in NYC than anywhere else in the US)
Day 95: Giant faberge eggs have taken over the city. We participated in The Big Egg Hunt on our way to Trader Joe's for some much needed grocery shopping. It's basically a city wide high-tech egg hunt with prizes for whoever finds the most or something. We don't really care about the competition part but had fun with the seeking! Each egg will be auctioned off for charity in a couple weeks. 
 Day 96: Picked up some pretty flowers to celebrate the arrival of spring temps in the city
 Day 97: This is what happens when you mention to your Dad that you are out of coffee creamer- a box full of coffee creamer shows up at your door. Thanks Dad!
Day 98: Shelby and Pixie's night time ritual. Shelby enjoys it. Pixie does not.

Until Next Time
Ashley & Shleby

April 1, 2014

Photo A Day | Week 13

This week was filled with lots of rain, our parents, and birthday celebrations!

Day 85: Ashley's Intern is ready for the day.

Day 86: Shelby has to steal a goodbye kiss from the intern before she heads off to school.

 Day 87: Our parents came to town so we went out for a celebratory drink.

Day 88: Night out with the family and Ethan's friends for his birthday celebrations!

 Day 89: Epic Dunn family selfie after we saw Cabaret at Studio 54.

Day 90: Leftover birthday cupcakes for breakfast on Monday morning. 

Day 91: Finally using Ashley's new glasses. We christened them with a glass of Bourbon of course!

Until Next Time
Ashley & Shelby 

March 26, 2014

Photo A Day | Week 12

This week was filled with commuting adventures, sleepovers, ice cream, and the start of SPRING!

Day 78: Ashley's intern. Obviously she sleeps on the job. 
Day 79: A day in the life of a NYC commuter. 
 Day 80: Keslie stayed with us her last night in NYC! We won't discuss what happened right after this photo was taken. Let's just say Shelby REALLY didn't want to be separated from Keslie anymore :). The evening consisted of thai food, coffee bean, insomnia cookies, and the Devil Wears Prada.
 Day 81: It was a beautiful Saturday (we've been lucky with the warm days falling on the weekends) so we took advantage and went to grab ice cream with Pixie to celebrate spring.
 Day 82: A day in the life of a NYC commuter part two. This is one of the tamest things one would see on the subway train. I was just mad this guy was taking up so many seats. He was sleeping HARD too. Wonder how long he stayed on that train...
 Day 83: Thank goodness for Amazon. La Croix water doesn't exist in the city of New York.
 Day 84: Spring has sprung in Macy's Herald Square. Pretty flowers everywhere!

Until Next Time
Ashley & Shelby

March 19, 2014

Photo A Day | Week 11

This week was another concert, happy hour, out of town friends, and wine ice cream! 

 Day 71: A beautiful day in the neighborhood! 
 Day 72: We went to see the Ellie Goulding concert at Madison Square Garden. We had so much fun dancing and singing along!
Day 73: We ended a busy week with happy hour at a fun taco place in our neighborhood. 
Day 74: Saturday brunch with friends at The Grey Dog in Chelsea. I recommend the breakfast quesadillas!
 Day 75: Keslie is in town! We went to dinner and while walking through Madison Square Park we stopped by Shake Shack to take photos under the twinkle lights. 
 Day 76: Keaton is also in town! Grabbed a quick drink to celebrate St. Patrick's day before eating dinner at Eataly
 Day 77: Midterms call for wine ice cream as a study treat! One of our better ideas :)

Until Next Time
Ashley & Shelby

March 12, 2014

Photo A Day | Week 10

This week included haircuts, colds, concerts, shopping, yummy food, and the most uncomfortable 3 hours of TV we have ever watched. 

Day 64: One of us got a hair cut. The other one has a cold.
Day 65: Apparently getting a hair cut is so exhausting that you have to stay in bed until 6PM
Day 66: Off to New Jersey to see Demi Lovato
Day 67: An afternoon spent in Soho shopping and eating macarons from Laduree
Day 68: A relaxing Sunday after a busy week that included a trip to the pet store for Pixie food. Ashley was feeling generous so she also got some new treats. 
Day 69: While we watched the conclusion to the worst Bachelor season in history we enjoyed these yummy polenta stacks Ashley created with italian sausage, pesto, and tomatoes. 
Day 70: It was 64 degrees outside! And that calls for an afternoon iced coffee which was picked up after a second trip to the pharmacy within a week for more kleenex and cold medicine. 

Until Next Time
Ashley & Shelby

March 11, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up

Our weekend started off with a little trip to New Jersey to see Demi Lovato in concert. We are fans of her new album and were excited to see a fun girly show. Shelby was particularly excited for her opening act- Little Mix. The whole concert was great apart from the weird magic guy from America's Got talent that came on stage to do tricks between bands. 

On the bus to New Jersey excited to see the show!
Ready for Demi!
Such a good live performer 

We loved the show!!

On Saturday morning Shelby had brunch plans with friends. It was the first warmish day of the year so we took advantage and I met her in Soho for a little afternoon shopping. It's been so long since we've actually enjoyed being outside for an extended period of time!

First stop was Alex and Ani so Shelby could pick up a couple of the bracelets she's been wanting. If you haven't heard of this jewelry line you should check it out. They have super cute stuff and they are kind of like an updated version of the charm bracelet. 
We were walking around Soho and saw someone with a Laduree bag. We had forgotten that they recently opened a location in Soho. So, we made a little detour to pick up some macarons. 
I had actually never been to a Laduree before. I never made it there in Paris and I haven't actually been to the Upper East Side location in NYC although I've had macarons Shelby has brought home from there before. 
Such pretty colors and yummy flavor options!
Breaking my no sugar for lent rule for this macaron. Oops. 
This green apple one was my favorite by far. SO GOOD! 

After our macaron break we continued with our shopping spree. After awhile we were tired of walking and hungry again so we stopped into a cute little pub for brunch (Shelby's second brunch of the day). 

Brinkley's on Broome Street was a great restaurant to stumble upon. They had a great brunch selection. I recommend the veggie burger if you ever stop by. 
These blood orange margarita's were pretty yummy too :)

Until Next Time