Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Weekend Recap

The 4th of July was definitely a very busy/fun weekend, here are my top 5 favorite things!
1. Thursday - Cocktails with friends - For dinner and drinks we went to Haru, a great sushi resteraunt with an abundance of delicious roles and mouth-watering cocktails.

{Coconut Pomegranate Cocktail}

2. Friday - Tanning in Central Park - With weather in the 80's it was impossible not to take advantage of the beautiful day. Filled with men and women in their 20-30's, Sheeps Meadow is the perfect place to people watch and lay out on the large grassy area. 

{Sheeps Meadow}

3. Saturday - Dinner at Central Park Boathouse - My 3 course meal consisting of Tomato Heirloom Salad, Scottish Salmon with Wild Mushrooms, and Carmelized Bannas on Waffles was one of the most noteworthy meals I have had in all of NYC. The delectable food and breathtaking view of the water, all while in the company of great people, definitely made for a nice summer evening.  

4. Sunday- Anna's 21st Birthday Celebration - At midnight, my friend celebrated her 21st birthday, a day we all count down to for forever and yet never seems to come fast enough. It's the one day of the year where going out in a sparkly dress, a crown on your head, and a wand in your hand is completely acceptable. However, spending hundreds of dollars on a sequin "stand-out" dress you most likely will only wear once seems quite pointless; this is where many girls are now turning to Rent the Runway to "borrow" dresses for about 1/7 of their retail price for one special occasion. In only a few simple steps, you are able to find your perfect dress, chose your delivery date, and "rent" it for a few days. They are extremely accomodating and will even send you a backup size for no extra charge. Worried about spilling a glass of wine on it or smudging some makeup? Don't be! For a mere $5 insurance charge such accidents are entirely covered. In this picture, Anna wore a Tibi sequin dress for the night of her 21st birthday, however, instead of paying the high $695 pricetag, she was able to rent it from RTR for a mere $100. What a bargain! 
{3rd to left, Anna; Tibi "Confetti Sequin Dress" retail: $695 rental:$100}

4. Sunday - 4th of July - At 9:20, I stood in the middle of a large crowd around 28th street and watched 40,000 shells explode at a rate of more than 1,500 per minute to celebrate the freedom of our country. The Macy's fireworks reached heights exceeding over 1,000 ft. allowing them to be seen starting from 20th street all the way down to 55th. The sparkling display of lights lasting 26 minutes was without a doubt the most astonishing firework show I have ever seen.
"You just gotta ignite the light

And let it shine

Just own the night

Like the Fourth of July"

"Cause baby you're a firework

Come on show 'em what you're worth

Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"

As you shoot across the sky-y-y"

"Baby you're a firework

Come on let your colors burst

Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh!"

You're gunna leave 'em fallin' down-own-own"
- Katy Perry

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