Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Scenes from a Weekend : XIX


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I've been spending more time in the city this month than I have in a very long while. Part of it is due to imperfectly made plans, part of it is due to the fact that I know I'll be spending more time out of the city as the weather continues to get warmer so I'm trying to soak up my time in the city while I can. A few weekends ago I was in the city with no particular plans so I called my friends Val and Drew to meet up for Saturday morning brunch. I rushed down to their neighborhood while they waited patiently at the restaurant for me to show up. 
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After an exceptionally lovely brunch in the sun we strolled over to Chelsea Market. There are still so many places that I haven't been in the city yet, and until that weekend I had still never been there. The market was really interesting to walk around. It's a big tourist stop, but there's obviously a good reason for that. We meandered, picked up a few things, stopped by their apartment, then headed into the West Village for the rest of the afternoon.
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The West Village is such a pretty neighborhood to walk around. I love the narrow sideways, the cobblestone streets, and the small storefronts. A few of my favorite stores to browse are down there, including the store where I bought my favorite and only pair of sunglasses. Val, Drew, and I chatted some more, picked up coffee, and then went our separate ways. I took advantage of the gorgeous weather and went for a long run with Lua by the river at the end of the day. 
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On Sunday I drove home to celebrate Mother's Day with my family. We spent the day relaxing, mostly outside. Lua got her fill of backyard time while I ran a few errands around town. My mom made a salad with the greens from her garden and put some chicken on the grill for dinner. It was a relaxing night at home with my parents before another long week of work in the city. 
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Thank you to Jentine for re-posting a few pictures from my last outfit post! She really was the behind the scenes cheering section for me; Team Work. And thanks to all of you for sticking around while I lost my head a little these last few weeks. It's been harder than usual to keep up with the blog, but hopefully I'll get back on track soon!



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10 comments:

Santina said...

Beautiful photos, Morgan! I really enjoy your Scenes from a Weekend posts.

I'm almost embarrassed to say that despite having no real responsibility, I, too, am having a hard time keeping up with blogging. With so little time left in Mexico, I just want to soak up as much time on the beach and in the ocean as possible!

CAITLIN said...

one of the things i miss most about living in a city is days like this, mostly just spent wandering in different neighborhoods. if i try to wander around MY "city" it usually takes about an hour (quite small indeed).

your photos are lovely, as always.

Sweet Laundry said...

These "scenes from a weekend" posts are great for those of us who don't live in New York and might not know about these places. Sometimes the best weekends are spending time with friends/family and discovering new spots in the city you live :)

J'Anns Boutique said...

Love the post. I love NYC :-)


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myedit said...

I thought Lua ate you. Don't do that again.
But I admit, right now, a week away from the blog sounds good...

SWF_Terra said...

I just pop in every now and then with the hopes of seeing something new. But if I really need my fix, I'll just slap you around via email/chat/twitter. Yay hyperconnectivity!

Two days. I'm literally shitting my pants. Cleaned the bathrooms tonight so perhaps I should try using those.

the nyanzi report said...

beautiful photos.

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

It sounds like you've been having a delightful time in the city! I love chelsea market, there is such good food there!
I know what you mean about having a hard time keeping up with blogging, I feel the same way sometimes! I realized that it is outfit posts that take tons of my time and totally stress me out, so I decided to post lots of non-outfit pictures too and that has definitely been helping a lot.

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

your landscape pictures are always the prettiest.

Lindsey A. Turner said...

I just found your blog and i love it! That picture of your feet next to your dog's feet is just adorable! It made me smile:)

Lindsey Turner
http://thriftandshout.blogspot.com

 
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