The perfect birthday weekend!

My day was a bust. Mekenzie wasn't feeling well so she went home to rest, and I headed to SoHo for some pre-birthday weekend shopping. With my birthday coming up, I wanted to find the perfect outfit. I had a black jumpsuit in mind and I was determined to find one. After a few hours, I started to throw that idea away and just starting looking for ANYTHING that I liked. I guess it wasn't my day in the shopping world. Nothing worse than a bad shopping day in my book.

That night, Kelly and Paige wanted to celebrate my birthday early because they'll both be out of town this weekend. They made reservations for us atBeauty &Essexin the Lower East Side. Mekenzie and I had heard about the place before, but we just hadn't made our way there yet. Let me tell you, it was one of the coolest restaurants I've ever been to. We got out of the cab and walked into what looked like an old, vintage jewelry store. We we're both a little confused but kept walking toward the restaurant entrance. A gentleman opened a large door for us, and I felt like I was walking into a different world. The place wasamazing.It looked like a swanky restaurant you see in movies. I could only imagine what the food would taste likedefinitely one of my favorite restaurants we've been to! It was theperfect spot for a girls night out or a fun get together with friends! The second level of the restaurant turns into a night club in the later hours, and the bathroom features a champagne bar. If you ever get a chance to come to the city, make your way to Beauty &Essex. You will not regret it!

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The next day, Mekenzie and I still wanted to feel the Fourth of July spirit, so we felt finding a pool was necessary. There are so many rooftop pools in the city, but it's hard to find one that allows non-hotel guests. Not too far from us is Hotel Americano and their rooftop pool and restaurant, La Piscine. The view fromour table was just gorgeous, and we we're eager to lay out by their pool post brunch.

Unfortunately, there was no space to lay out so we decided to find another pool with hopefully some more room! After a few phone calls, we we're surprised to hear that The Empire Hotel was open to non-hotel guests. Obviously again, I had a panic attack as that is Chuck Bass's hotel. When we got there, we headed up to the roof and found our version of heaven. It was gorgeous! Umbrellas, tons of chairs, and a refreshing poolyeah we weren't moving all day.Needless to say it was a very relaxing weekend! Not my typical red, white, and blue shebang but so much fun nonetheless.

I hope you all had a fun and safe holiday weekend as well! I am so excited for this weekendlet the birthday celebrations begin! My little flies in to the city today and I couldn't be more excited to celebrate my birthday weekend with her. She's never been to the city before, so we have lots to do while she's here. Hopefully, this cold goes away before this weekend truly gets underway. Actually, an hour ago my mom had Georgetown Cupcakes (my all-time favorite) delivered to my dorm so let the celebration beginstay tuned y'all!

Posted in Community Post Date 06/03/2017






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