Monday, September 24, 2012

Weekend Love

Happy Monday {if there is such a thing}! I am glad to get back to regular{ish} blogging and catching up with a lot of the blogs that I've missed recently. So this past weekend, I did a whole lot of nothing! Well I did a lot of laundry, but that's not something to blog about. I did however want to blog about my last weekend in New York {last weekend}. Friday morning my sister, cousin & I headed down to the 9/11 memorial site, a place I had really wanted to go to during my trip. The memorial pool was reflective and emotional. The morning of 9/11/12, I looked out the window to the Freedom Tower and I was so proud to be living in such an amazing country. I still remember that morning in 2001 like it was yesterday, I was in my 8th grade Language Arts class and after the overhead speaker sounded instructing all teachers to turn on the TV, we were all shocked at what had happened. The school hall had been very somber that day and looking back on it now, I cannot believe it has been 11 years since the tragic morning where thousands of innocent lives were lost. I believe New York did a fantastic job remembering all those people with the memorial pools and can't wait for Freedom Tower to be complete.

Entrance to the 9.11 memorial

Names around the pool

South memorial pool

My sister and I by the south pool

Freedom Tower {almost done}!!

My sister & I, downtown Jersey City at the Waterfront

Saturday was spent mostly packing up 2 weeks of my life, but we also got ready to go out for a night out on the town. It was one of our friends' birthdays and we all wanted to celebrate big, so we went to LQ Nightclub in Midtown NYC. It was exciting being only a few short blocks from Times Square and the club itself was so nice and a refreshing atmosphere. The club reminded me of a place straight out of Miami with the white walls and fresh interior. The club played mostly salsa, merengue, and hip-hop. We all had our own little space since we opted for bottle service and it was nice, being apart of the crowd and enjoying the group we were with. After a long night of drinking and dancing, we were hungry as could be, so of course a trip to Platters {53rd & 6th Halal Cart}. If you are ever in NYC, you need to try this, amazing gyros!! Here are some pictures of the night for all the visual readers out there! 

The girlies & I

Sister, me & friend

My fave girlies and I

The girls with Jigar

My very own honey boo boo, love her!

'cousin' & I

If your curious at all about my outfits, the one from the 9/11 memorial includes:

{} Grey v-neck from VS Pink line
{} Grey boyfriend cardigan from Old Navy
{} Distressed denim jean from Charlotte Russe
{} Tommy Hilfiger Crossbody bag from TJ Maxx
{} Aviator sunglasses from Ray Ban

Saturday night outfit:

{} Lace black dress from F21
{} Pink Jessica Simpson clutch from TJ Maxx
{} Earrings & ring from F21
{} Nude patent leather heels from Payless

I'm linking up with these lovely ladies: LeeAnn @ Join The GossipDana @ five30three, and Sami @ Sami's Shenanigans

Toodles princesses!

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  1. Looks like a lovely weekend. I have been to NY several times since 2001, but never seen the memorial site. I would like to someday. Isn't it insane how you will never forget where you were at that exact moment? Like it was yesterday, I remember being in college watching everything unfold with my roommates and it is crazy to think how many years ago that was.

    Thanks for linking up, Nikki!

  2. Looked like a great weekend, and trip overall! Plus a little bottle service in a NY club must've been awesome. ;)