A gorgeous view of the Boston skyline to start things off
Jonatas and I have been dating for a couple of months now - this was from a trip to the BPL
The view from my office is SPECTACULAR
October is also my birthday month! I had a rolling week of surprises and presents from friends and family, starting with flowers delivered to my office (one of my favorite things ever) from my mom and dad :)
My coworker knows the way to my heart...(French pastries)
Adri (one of my new housemates) baked me a cake! So delicious
And a personalized chalkboard illustration complete with Marvel hero characters (Dad-Approved)
Up next was a flight to NC for my friends' wedding!
...but the important stuff first (Madeline picked me up from the airport with Bojangles already waiting - what a good seester!)
A (sort of spontaneous) trip to Glenn's Tattoo Parlor...
...for some new ink!
Adorable Mexican restaurant
With delicious empanadas...
....and a silly Madeline
Went to Duke Gardens (the only part of the campus I'll visit) to walk around and get some shots of the new ink
No trip to Durham is complete without a stop at Parker and Otis for a pimento grilled cheese sandwich
Bridal party dinner
Sam getting her hair and make-up done
My wedding look
Husband & Wife!
I've known Sam since my freshman year of college - that was *9* years ago!
I also got to meet up with my best friend from high school, Lacey - we've known each other *13* years, which is insane to me.
Brunch at Foster's Market
With my godsons - I got to meet baby Jameson!
Back to Beantown
Again with the gorgeous view from my office...
My church, Aletheia, put on a women's retreat at Berea in New Hampshire.
No ladies retreat should be complete without a chocolate fountain ;-)
Fall in New England - there really isn't anything better!
(love my steaming vats of coffee)
Funny enough, Jon's church had their annual retreat at the same center the *same weekend* - it was so fun to get to see him and other friends I'd met!
Later that same week - back to New Hampshire for a sales summit/training
The quaint inn I got to stay in
New branded swag presented at the team dinner
The next weekend, Jon and I headed to NYC for a little weekend getaway
We got to stay at the Waldorf Astoria
Serendipity is one of my absolute *favorite* movies, so getting to stay here was a dream come true!
Friday night - out to dinner at Daniel
We opted for the tasting menu with wine pairings (of course)
Yet another amazing meal for the books - the pigeon and beef duo were highlights
Came back to our room with a couple of perks. When we first arrived at the hotel the room we were sent to had people in it (!) so they upgraded us to a suite, gave us free prosecco, and gave us a room credit. #AMAZING
Next morning - room service for breakfast
~brief interlude for a wedding reception where I forgot to take pictures~
The next morning, we went to the brunch served at the Waldorf. They had *Beef Wellington*
So. Much. Fancy. Food
Just look at all that cheese!
I couldn't eat the Waldorf Salad (nuts) but they looked phenomenal
First round - the raw bar
~couple more rounds~
We loved the live music - a harpist in our room, a pianist in the main dining area
Strolling by Central Park
After stuffing ourselves, we walked up to the Lincoln Center for the ballet - definitely a fun show to see (with 3 very different acts)
Stopped in the Prada store and found something I liked (but didn't get...)
To wrap up the NYC weekend, we stopped at a couple of the hotel bars/restaurants for complementary drinks. What a magical weekend!
This brings us to the very last week of October - Power Week. Thursday night - Nervo and Diplo concert
Which was *insane*
And so fun!
Friday night - Sick Individuals show in downtown Boston (more EDM)
Finally - Saturday. October 31st. The Home Stretch. First up, Legoland with Gloria!
She had a blast!
I mean, just look at that face!!
That night, Jon and I went to the Boston Opera House for the Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler by the Boston Ballet - a straight 2 hour performance. Such athleticism, grace, and beauty.
Fall in New England
View from the Development Department's window (of the State House)
My walk to Davis Square
And to end the evening....one last shot from my office of the glorious sunset.
And with that - Crazy October is el fin. Up next - Montreal and Paris trips this November! :)