Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Morning

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Good Monday morning, lovelies. How was your weekend? I have a very restful and relaxing weekend and I'm happy to say I'm finally feeling 100%. I think I was a bit run down there by all the summer fun I had been having and my body just needed a rest.

This weekend was all about remembrance for me. Saturday J & I went up to le Parker Meridien, the hotel where we got married a little over 2 years ago. We had brunch at Norma's, one of the best brunch spots in NYC, walked around the hotel and took some photos, and even had a cocktail at Knave, where we had cocktails with our friends and family the night before we got married. It brought us right back to that special time 2 years ago.

After we walked on down Fifth Avenue and happened to stumble upon the FDNY 9/11 Memorial at St. Patrick's Cathedral. I had no idea it was going on but I felt like there was a reason that we ended up there. It was so incredibly moving and brought me back 10 years instantly. Yesterday was a day a somber reflection and remembrance.

This morning I've woken feeling incredibly rested and serene. Feeling fortunate and proud. Fortunate for my life. Proud of my city and proud of this country. I'm going to carry this feeling for a very long time.

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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54 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I had a very relaxing and quiet weekend. It's important to slow down, catch up on sleep and look after the body from within. xx

adele said...

Glad you're back to 100% Dawn! Happy 10 year anniversary for you marriage xoxo
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Katie said...

So glad you got some rest and are feeling better!

KizzyDoll said...

Glad you are feeling better, I've been away unwell. But better now. I hope the week will be peaceful for you!! xoxo

HAUNTED-FASHION said...

Wauwww nice pictures, we love it

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LifestyleBohemia said...

I also had a weekend of reflection. Glad to hear you are feeling better on this Monday. Wishing you a lovely week!
xx
Joanna

Chelsea said...

Happpy anniversary, lovely Dawn! You must have experienced so many emotions this weekend...I am just happy you are feeling good. xo

Colores said...

happy anniversary sweetie!!! my emotions are with your and your lovely and hearty country!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Happy almost anniversary Dawn, once again thanks for sharing you 9/11 thoughts, very moving.
xo

Teodora said...

Happy anniversary! It seems to have been a great weekend filled with memories, reflection and spending time with your loved one. I hope you have a great week as well!

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Melanie's Randomness said...

Happy Anniversary again!! I love walking around Manhatten and stumbling onto something wonderful! What a great way to feel! I definitely feel fortunate too for my life too! Have a great week!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Antonia said...

First pic-so beautiful!!! ^^



xoxo
Antonia

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Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life in...Fiji said...

All so dreamy...Happy Monday!

Tanvi said...

Glad you had a good weekend! :) I too woke up happy and rested this morning. REady to take on the week!!! :D

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Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Sounds like you were meant to stay in NYC this weekend.I love how grateful you always sound in your posts; such a wonderful quality you have xx

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

Yesterday was so emotional but such a wonderful day of reflection for all of the men and women who serve our country. Glad you enjoyed your weekend! xo

Isabel said...

everyone needs a relaxing weekend once in a while

Noelle Chantal said...

What a wonderful day you had, meaningful one. I hope you have a great week! :)

Things That Sparkle said...

Sounds like such a special weekend. Glad you enjoyed

Elle Sees said...

I felt so silly to be online and doing any sort of social media, so I spent the day relaxing. Even in my darkest days, I am still so lucky.
I'm so pleased you had a good day as well. And what an experience you had. Amazing!

Styleabaad said...

Sounds like a nice weekend! I just adore the top photo, it reminds me that I should always keep my hair long!

xo
Elsa

With love... said...

Have a great week!!
xx
Pris

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It sounded like a weekend of memories - old and new. Beautiful words my dear!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Glam Fashionista said...

as always, I enjoyed reading your post. I just came back, feel very tired but had a great time.

SabinePsynopsis said...

So glad you had a relaxing weekend, Dawn. It was a weekend for very personal as well as communal memories. xoxo

Sandy a la Mode said...

that bathtub looks SO serene!!!

Audrey Allure said...

I got tears after just watching a part of the memorial on TV before I left the house. Definitely will never forget.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

joe and i both lost many friends 9/11 -- the documentry with the 2 french bro's was astonishing - i cried through the entire movie and didn't blink once!

*kiss kiss*
Erika
~Tiptoe Butterfly~

kristina@beancakes ★ said...

aww, such a touching post dawn. and i'm glad that you had a good weekend ~ it sounded like such a nice time. happy monday to you my friend...
xx ~ ks

Martina said...

Sounds so perfect Dawn, yes, such special and refreshing hours can last for a long time! Happy week darling! xx

Alexa said...

Ah so glad that you had a reflective weekend...especially being in NYC

Dancing Branflake said...

Goodness, to be in NYC must have been so moving and emotional. I mean, it was all over the country, but to be so close must have been much different.

That first image is absolutely beautiful.

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Happy Monday Dawn! I'm glad that your feeling refreshed and more like yourself! :) Happy beautiful anny, I'm glad your weekend was full of lots of love and celebrating!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Good morning Dawn, love these images {as always}! I think you're right, there was a reason you weren't supposed to be at the beach. I'm so glad you had a chance to revisit your romantic wedding and also the deeper roots and bigger picture that we all share. I think it was a really emotional weekend for a lot of us.

xo Mary Jo

sugarhoneybaby said...

So glad you got some rest and are feeling better!:)

classiq said...

Happy anniversary, Dawn! Glad to hear you had a relaxing weekend. Hope you have a wonderful week!xoxo
Ada

LatteLisa said...

That's a wonderful feeling. Your weekend was obviously wonderful and I'm glad to hear you're feeling better.

Those three images are wonderful. That hair ... I thought it would never end ;-)

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Happy Anniversary my dear. So glad you had a great weekend celebrating. Your post gave me goosebumps when you talked about how you stumbled upon the memorial at St. Patricks. Lovely message, Dawn. xo

Debby said...

Your weekend sounds perfect. This post is so perfectly stated, Dawn. Saint Patrick's cathedral is something to see and I am glad you got to be part of the 9/11 memorial service. xo

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

sounds like a nice weekend happy anniversary, again :) ps: i want that armoire..gorg!

B. in the Know said...

Glad you had a greaet weekend! Mine was great - loved being able to get out of the city for a bit!
Much love,
B

Samantha Elisabeth said...

Aw what a sweet post. I know yesterday was kind of weird for me. There were moments of reflection, but also the day went on just like any other. Between the 9/11 posts, there were the typical silly ones as well. I guess this must kind of be how others have felt after major events (like the bombing of Pearl Harbor).

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

This is such an amazing post, Dawn. I get chills every time I even read the words 9/11...seriously moves up and down my spine, and then the tears well up in my eyes. I can't imagine what it must have been/be like to be in New York during it all. Your weekend sounds very needed and peaceful and I'm happy you had that time to reflect. I love restful weekends. Isn't it funny when we sometimes stop and realize even fun can be wearing on our bodies? I often think I can go go go and do all kinds of things on my days off but sometimes I just need to take a day of relaxation, which I LOVE doing and I crave so often. Such a sweet post and may your week be equally serene!

xx
Rachel

Mrs. C said...

Beautiful! I can only imagine what NYC was like this past weekend and wish I could have been there to remember and honor so many amazing people. Have you ever made blackberry ice cubes? I did and it's my new fav idea!!

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Taj Acosta said...

I'm sure that memorial at St. Patrick's was beautiful. And glad to hear you are well rested!! One of the great fruits of life! xo -Taj

honey my heart said...

glad to hear that you are back to feeling 100% :) hope you enjoy your week.

Jess said...

I agree with you - it was definitely a weekend of reflection. My husband and I watched several 9/11 documentaries, and I found myself feeling incredibly sad but incredibly thankful for the life I've lived. I'm glad everyone came together to reflect this weekend - we needed it.


xo jess

Erica said...

Sounds like a nice weekend! I like what you said...fortunate for my life. I have been feeling that way too lately.

Sunny & Star said...

This was a beautiful post. I hope that everyone took a little time yesterday to reflect and realize how thankful we should all be.

I hope your week is off to a great start.

jamie said...

ahhh, im soo loving this!!! so pretty and crisp <3 i am happily following you darling! <3 hope to see you follow back or just say hello! have an amazing week!

BigAppleNosh said...

I'm glad you're feeling better, Dawn :)

Bad Joan said...

Love the bathtub image and how the tile goes up the wall!


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the nyanzi report said...

sounds like you had a great time by the looks of it.

EclecChic said...

Dawn, thank you for sharing your favorite places at NY. I take note for my future trip. I would like so much to visit the fabulous skyscrapers city.