Reykjavík was the perfect destination for a quick visit over Memorial Day weekend. It’s not too long a flight from New York (approximately 5 hours), and it was very do-able within the short time frame we had. The landscape, culture, unique geothermal activity, and history found there made Iceland one of the most otherworldly places I have ever traveled. I can certainly understand what all the buzz is about and why it is such a hot destination right now (despite the fact that it is freezing cold there).
If you find yourself in London soon, you absolutely must have brunch at The Riding House Café near Oxford Circus.
I was in London over Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day weekend with Alec. We explored the city by bike on the first day there, trying different restaurants and visiting cute hole-in-the-wall shops.
Chloe and I packed this weekend with back to back activities. We started off Saturday at a pop-up restaurant on the roof of Eataly, called Baita. It’s meant to embody the look and feel of the Italian alps – the name of the restaurant comes from the Piemontese word for small ski lodge. The restaurant is decked out in festive holiday decor. There are wool blankets draping the backs of the chairs and garland hangs from the ceiling. Even though it has been unseasonably warm this winter, Baita managed to make us feel the holiday spirit.
Has anyone else noticed it’s December, and it’s still 50° outside? It’s more than a little bizarre! Getting dressed the past few days has been a bit of a struggle. There’s nothing I hate more than being cold, so I tend to lean more towards bundling up whenever in doubt.
I got this deliciously soft winter white turtleneck on sale at Saks at the end of last winter and only got to wear it once before the weather warmed up this spring. I finally got the chance to break it out again this weekend for brunch with my family and Alec.
My aunt, Carrie Drazin over at It’s Droolworthy, organized a blogger brunch in South Jersey over the weekend. We all met up at Toast in Asbury Park for some delicious eats and then spent the rest of the afternoon exploring the town.