Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tranquil Tuesday

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Good morning, loves! Hope you're all having a wonderful start to the week.

I was lucky enough to have an extended weekend in honor of President's Day. Three days off = pure bliss to me!

J surprised me with a hotel stay at the Dream Downtown. Nothing like getting to stay in a hotel in your own city. Then we wandered the city for a few days playing tourists in our hometown.

Cafe & crepes in Chelsea Market, brunch at Pastis, strolling through the west village. And I even picked up a few new candles at Diptyque. Verveine which smells of so fresh of lemon verbena. One of my all time favorite scents. And I also picked up Foin Coupé which smells like a walk in the French countryside. If I can't be there, I might as well imagine that I'm there. But truly they are both to die for and my apartment smells just heavenly.

What more can a girl ask for? It was a true staycation in every sense of the word :)

So I'm starting this week off in a happy, peaceful frame of mind after a restful and fun-filled long weekend.

Wishing you much happiness and peace today and always!

xoxo

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

Adele said...

What a wonderful surprise, it must be great to unwind & act like a tourist in your own city!
Happy Pancake Day xoxo
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O said...

Happy Tuesday Dawn! Still have to do that, book a hotel in my own city, it must be fun, wandering around and be a tourist! Would love some Dytique candles :) xoxo

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Merry Tuesday my lovely. How wonderful that you had days to relax and count your blessings;-)
Enjoy swanning around the city. xx

lorenabr said...

What a lovely weekend! :)

Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Sounds like a magical weekend; stay-cations are the best! Hope you have a lovely week xx

Marina said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend. My weekend was busy, but I am looking forward to next one!

sugarhoneybaby said...

It sounds perfect!<3

Statements in Fashion said...

Sounds like a dream stay at home vacation to me.....:)

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*Glam Chameleon* said...

So happy to hear u enjoyed so much dear!!!! I think one good massage at the end of all those things wouldn't harm u!:Dlol
kisses

Jelena
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Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

so sweet! glad you enjoyed the weekend, and you are so right Diptyque candles always leave the rooms smelling so beautifully

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

This sounds like absolutely perfection!!! I need to replicate your weekend.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

That's so sweet!! Enjoy the rest of your week!!

Liz {Sequins And Stripes} said...

What a lovely way to start the week! xo

classiq said...

Staying at a hotel in your own city and playing tourists, that's what it takes for a perfect staycation. Have a wonderful week, Dawn! xo
Ada

With love... said...

Sounds like a divine weekend Dawn.

Have a beutiful week. xx

rolala said...

Now that's a perfect weekend! Enjoy the short week Dawn!

Dancing Branflake said...

He surprised you with that?! What a good man! You guys have such a beautiful marriage.

Leslie said...

Sounds like a perfect weekend Dawn - shopping, eating, sleeping :) and I must pick up one of the Diptyque candles! Enjoy your day!

xx
leslie

Sunny & Star said...

It sounds like you had a totally lovely weekend. J sounds pretty sweet to surprise you with such a great weekend.

Punctuation Mark said...

i wish i could do some tourist things in NY for a few days too!

Lauren said...

It sounds like a lovely weekend. So envious. Have a wonderful (short) week xx

Alexa said...

It's so fun to have a "stay away" in your own city! Glad it was a good one Dawn! :)

Jamie said...

Sounds perfect.

kristina said...

ah! i always love visiting your blog dawn because it always provides such positive vibes!! what an awesome weekend you had, i love playing tourist in my own city, i used to do this quite often when i lived in the SF bay area!! happy tuesday my friend ;) ;)
xoxo

{The Perfect Palette} said...

I love the idea of tranquility! Happy Tuesday. Glad you had a nice weekend!

Ali Rodriguez said...

Aw, what a sweet surprise! Love your French day too!

Plami said...

What a nice surprise from J :) Sounds like you had a precious weekend <3

XoXo
Plami

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fancyfunction said...

That sounds so lovely! I love playing tourist in the city - we did that yesterday. And Diptyque candles - so, so chic! :-)

B. in the Know said...

I love that J did that for you - it sounded like you had an amazing time!
Much love,
B

Katie said...

A staycation is always a good idea :)

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Dawn, by reading this you're making me wish I was there with you! Sounds like you had a perfect weekend and how sweet of J to book that hotel. I love the candles from Diptyque, they smell very special.

Glam Fashionista said...

I enjoyed reading this post so much. Glad you had a great long weekend.

hope in high heels said...

Sound like you had a wonderful weekend! What a divinely lovely surprise from J...

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said...

So loving this! What a wonderful weekend you must have had. I need to get on a plane to NY and go to Pastis. It's been on my list like forever and Balthazar too!

Love the candles you got ;-)

Whitney said...

I love being a tourist in my own city. My fiancé is relatively new to the city, so we do touristy things from time to time and it's actually so much fun. Sounds like you had a great weekend! :)

Elle Sees said...

Aw, how sweet! And I want those candles...forever on my wish list.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

sounds like the perfect weekend, friend!

prettymeggy said...

happy tuesday darling! seems you had an amazing weekends!!! i hope you checkout my latest post.. i just give you an award and hope you like it!!! take care. xoxo, Haus of Gala

Samantha Elisabeth said...

Ah I'm glad you had a lovely day off! I spent mine sick (and still had school!) =( But it was actually nice because it forced me to rest!

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Awww your staycation sounds delightful!!! I love the idea of being a "visitor" in your own city! :) Your hotel looks beautiful and those are some of my favorite candles. Happy long weekend to you! xoxo

Ann On and On... said...

Your weekend sounded wonderful. I like that you enjoyed the city like a tourist would. Too many people think they need to "go" somewhere to "get away".

Lemon verbena is my fav too!

Gillie said...

I love the idea of tranquil tuesday! I think a staycation is a great idea

xo Gillie

Meta Musings said...

Sounds like the perfect 3 day weekend! Sad it's over!

xx

Fashion-isha said...

I love the positivity of your posts! How was the Dream? I'm dying to see it!
xo
Sharon

Mia Rivel said...

Hello Sweetie,

Just wanted to thank you for having such an inspirational blog. Hope you have an amazing week full of lots of beautiful things.
Feel free to drop past my blog if you have time =)

-Mia xoxo
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Dana said...

sounds absolutely divine!!! :) xo

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Sounded wonderful!! xox