2017 blew by fast, I can’t believe its going to be the New Year in a little over a week! This year has had its ups & downs, and before welcoming 2018 I wanted to highlight some of this year’s memorable events in a series of separate blog posts.
Let’s kick off this highlight segment with the girls New York trip I took last October. The idea was to take a trip with some of my closest girlfriends to New York to live my ridiculous “Say Yes To The Dress” dream. Before I was engaged I often watched TLC’s hit show and imagined how it would be to visit Klienfields and try on dress after dress in search for that perfect one. Getting to live out that experience and try on these huge dresses in that famous store was surreal (I plan on sharing details in a future post) and was the perfect starting point to help kick off some serious wedding planning.
Months before the trip my girlfriends and I had a shared google doc where we listed a bunch of trendy spots to visit. On the top of the list was Pietro Nolita the adorable all-pink Italian restaurant that you see all over instagram. Everything we ordered was delish and I highly recommend visiting, but be warned photos aren’t allowed inside.
The weather in New York was perfect in October and we spent lots of time walking around shops and visiting museums. There was so much inspiration to take in, from store fronts to painted walls there was art everywhere we turned.
On our first day we took the train to The Met Cloisters, a museum dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe. It was a serene space that houses some of the most beautiful and detailed artwork i’ve ever seen. Growing up going to catholic school I’ve learned much about Medieval works and it was a great art history refresher seeing all of these pieces straight from my textbooks. My favorite exhibit was The Unicorn Tapestries, these huge depictions show noblemen and hunters in search of a unicorn and the hunt that ensues; they were created between 1495 and 1505.
On our final day we took a cake making class at the famous Milk Bar . Chocolate Malt Cake and Truffles was on the menu and yes, it was as decadent and rich as it sounds :p The class was extremely easy to follow and we were snacking on frosting and cake crumbs during the whole thing. After two hours we ended up with some wrapped up truffles, a multi layered cake, and a satisfied sweet tooth. Look how lovely Wendelle’s cake turned out below!