Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Awakening

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Good Monday morning, lovelies! And Happy Spring! So happy that the long winter is finally behind us. Brighter, longer days are hopefully here to stay. We've had some gorgeous weather here in NYC the past few days. Everyone's been out and about and all the restaurants and cafes have opened up outdoor dining. It seems as if Spring fever is in full force!

We had a wonderful weekend celebrating Js bday. Friday night dinner with friends and family at Beaumarchais followed by drinks at the Soho Grand. Then Saturday I surprised J with a little staycation at The Standard Hotel. We had such an amazing time. The hotel is absolutely fabulous! Floor to ceiling windows with can't beat views of the city, great restaurants and the best is the Top of the Standard, formerly the Boom Boom Room, an amazing bar at the top of the hotel with to die for views and amazing cocktails. It was so cool to stay at a hotel in our own city. I really felt like I was on vacation when in reality I was just a short cab drive away. All in all it was a fantastic time.

What did you all do this weekend? Hope you had a great one and here's to a wonderful week ahead!

xoxo

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52 comments:

this free bird said...

Awww I'm so glad the two of you had such a fantastic weekend with weather on top of it! We had wind, rain and hail. Isn't that special? I spent a lot of time under the blankets and can't complain :) Happy Monday!

xo,
Carrie

Colores said...

sucha brilliant idea! I am thinking about flying to NYC soon, so I will copy and paste this post!I am so happy about spring time! We were so lucky and could enjoy the lovely weather outside last weekend! kisses and wish you a lovely week!

Collette Osuna said...

Awww, it sounds like you had a fabulous weekend. A great way to spend a Birthday:)
Our weather has been a bit warmer...nothing like NYC though:(

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love staycations! Glad J had a good time!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Styles 'n Cream said...

Sounds like an amazing weaher accompanied by beautiful weather. I spent the weekend practicing cake decorating for my son's bday next week.

Debby said...

Sounds wonderful... so glad you two had fun. I will have to check out the hotel! xo

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Sounds lovely! I relaxed at home with TV, our guinea pigs and my fiancée, didn't do much and I'm so glad I didn't. Totally needed to rest. :)

shari @ little blue deer said...

Awesome, saw your pix on FB, sooo cute! You are such a good wife! :) XX!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

oh wow Dawn, seems like a great weekend, glad you guys enjoyed yourselves!! Have a great week! xoxo

julia louise said...

lovely girly photos! lovee it<3

I hope to see you on my blog some time again..
xo
http://julia-louise.blogspot.com

jessica said...

sounds fabulous!!

and i'm loving this weather too!! so glad spring has finally sprung! :-)

ryan said...

Ooh! I love going to the Soho Grand when I visit NYC! Sounds like a really fun weekend!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

sounds like a lovely weekend! mine went by way too fast - did some shopping, ate lots of food and laughed tons with the family.

and now you just made me want some macaroons :)

classiq said...

That sounds like a fantastic weekend. What a great idea with the hotel. Wishing you a lovely week and happy spring, Dawn! Ada

Tanvi said...

What a wonderful celebration! Please wish J a Belated Happy Birthday! I am afraid I missed it. Have a wonderful week ahead and it is indeed a Spring Awakening :)

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Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

your staycation sounds lovely! I wish it felt more like spring...it's snowing! :(

Dancing Branflake said...

This is so your season! Your posts always reminds me of the beauties of spring and I love this post especially.

And what an awesome idea. Sounds magnificent!

Katie said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend!

Martina said...

Love the idea to stay in a hotel in your city - well, maybe NYC is better than most places but still ...Glad you had a fab time! Spring here as well - YAY!

Chassity (Look Linger Love) said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Happy Monday, Dawn :)

xoxo, Chassity

Sandy a la Mode said...

aww sounds like J and you had a great time celebrating his bday! yay spring!!

Melisande said...

staycations are the absolute best. sounds like a perfect and relaxing weekend.

Dawn said...

Dawn, everything sounds so wonderful especially because you didn't have to go far and Spring fever was rampant. I treated myself to a relaxing facial and a complimentary scalp massage...sounds like something you would have done. Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comment. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

Rosa and Carlotta: Illustrated-Moodboard said...

pretty pretty pictures :)
happy spring!

xx

House of Harlow 1960 GIVEAWAY at Illustrated-Moodboard

Diana Mieczan said...

That sounds like a perfect weekend to me. I love that spring is here already and Im loving the warm weather so much. Happy Monday, sunshine
Muah

Krystal said...

That is SO fun that you stayed in a hotel in your town! I think that would be the ULTIMATE relaxation - not having to worry about cleaning up and not having to worry about traveling back home. Love it. I hope he had an amazing bday!

coolkids said...

sounds like an awesome birhtday! We had a few celebrations. We had rain storms all day yesterday but other than that it was a great birthday! :)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

First of all ... I want one of those macarons! Second of all ... sounds like a FABulous weekend! I love staycations ... my husband and I love to book a night at a luxury hotel, take advantage of swimming in the pool, perhaps a massage at the hotel's spa or fitness club, do a little shopping, see a matinee, order room service ... it is such a fun and restorative weekend thing to do! Happy Spring, Dawn sweetie! xo

SabinePsynopsis said...

You couldn't have wished for lovelier weather... The idea with the hotel is so lovely - staycations are the ultimate luxury! xoxo

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Completely envious of your sassy weekend and what a hot image that is! I hope your fully recovered… much luv my dear!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Spring here we come!
Sounds so lovely~
I was in the countryside, enjoying spring* blooms!

xo

Haute World said...

Thank goodness Spring is finally here! We've had gorgeous weather as well... I'm beyond thrilled to be able to pack away my winter coats! Glad you had such a lovely time celebrating J's birthday. The staycation sounds wonderful :)

B. in the Know said...

HAppy spring to you! So glad it is finally here!
Much love,
B

Jessie said...

Sounds like a lovely birthday weekend! so glad you guys had fun! Nothing too exciting here, I have a cold so trying to find time for as much R&R as possible!

XX
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

A belated congratulations with J Dawn! You've certainly planned the best activities to celebrate ever, wow! That's what I call a birthday in style. I'm happy it was successful and you had a great time:)

Signe said...

Glad to hear you had a nice weekend Dawn :)

Kavery said...

Aww, amazing idea to stay at a flash hotel. Some friends of ours have done this and had a great time too. Lucky J!

Meritxell said...

welcome spring! but I'm in the bed sick :(
amazing photos like every day!!

kisses,
Meritxell
http://stoneoflight.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

Every time I see a macaroon picture I start drooling...very unlady like :)

Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend Dawn, the hotel looks absolutely incredible!! I've just had a friend get back from NYC and said how warm the weather is getting there, you're so lucky it's spring there, its just starting to get cold here xo

things that sparkle said...

So happy to have found your blog, its absolutely gorgeous! Sounds like a fantastic weekend too!

Diana said...

What a sweet surprise! That sounds like a fun birthday. It was such a nice Spring weekend, Friday even felt like Summer. But can you believe the weather and rain/snow of today! Love those pink flowers and pictures above! Enjoy your day.

honey my heart said...

i'm so happy for spring! it had been raining all weekend but the sun came out this morning and made me smile. your weekend sounds like so much fun and celebration! :)

Beth - In My World... said...

I am so glad you had a wonderful weekend! I thought Spring came to Upstate New York until we awoke to snow this morning. Yuck!

AND...I tried to frost the cake with my daughters. Suffice it to say it looked nothing like you beautiful photo but we had fun eating the mess we made. Have a wonderful day!

Charlotta Ward said...

Hello luv and happy new week & spring to you too!

We're loosing the battle of Summer vs Fall here and it's been pouring down (torrential rain!) all week so far. Today the sun is out and I am off to stretch my limbs in the rays in the hope of topping up the tan a little.

Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration with J. Bet he was chuffed by the kindness of his darling. x

Hugs
xx C

Poppies and Sunshine said...

So glad you had a great weekend, Dawn! I hope some of your nice weather comes this way! Dealing with power outages, mudslides, and snow here! Where is spring?!

Lula Closet said...

Quien estuviera en NY

Bss

Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} said...

How funny that you mentioned The Standard! We are looking into staying at their hotel (another location) for our weekend getaway.

Annie said...

Happy Spring Dawn :) pretty images as usual! I just got back from Florida where it was 80s and sunny every day so I'm trying to adjust today, but the warmer weather and flowers in DC are helping to make the transition easier! xo

Bromeliad said...

I need some pink lipstick, a peony, and, yes, a cookie.

Amy said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and love how soft and romantic all the images are that you post. Very beautiful.

Sarah Klassen said...

So glad that you had a wonderful time, my friend! Sometimes a little break away is just the ticket. And these images, my word! I need a file for all of the pretty images you post :)