Weekend Visit

Thursday afternoon Owen (ex-boyfriend/best friend/it's complicated) surprised me and showed up here in NYC! We spent the weekend wandering the city, something I don't usually take the time to do since I'm always rushing around to classes and sorority events instead.

Friday: The weather today was rainy and grey, yet warmer than it has been in way too long. I'd like to think spring is on its way. Owen and I woke up late then reluctantly ventured into the gloom, much to the horror of my usually bouncy hair, which quickly flattened. Uptown, we ate lunch at Todd English at the Plaza -- one of the best kept secrets of the Upper East Side, the basement of the Plaza is a wonderland of gourmet food vendors. After my flatbread and lemonade and a stop at a vendor for some raspberry linzer tarts (my absolute favorite) I took Owen to see the façade of the Guggenheim and then a quick look at the Met, where we only had time to walk through the Egyptian section. The Met is never disappointing, even in under an hour. Heading back downtown, we were supposed to go to Jane for reservations but postponed the dinner to Saturday in favor of a nap, which soon turned into two hours later and rushing to meet some friends for a late dinner at Coffee Shop in Union Square, a trendy restaurant and lounge. Following dinner, Suite 36 for some drinks and dancing, then of course a taxi to Josie's, because, as an NYU student, "everyone ends up at Josie's." It was a late night. (I wore a blue silk Lilly Pulitzer top, white JCrew corduroys, brown leather JCrew anchor belt, two-toned Ettienne Aigner riding boots, a strand of pearls, and a pink JCrew wool peacoat)

Saturday: Owen and I were slow to wake up today, getting some much needed sleep after a wild and crazy Friday night. (just kidding. not actually.) We met up with Lena late in the afternoon to head uptown to Central Park for some shooting (we're both photography majors.) Dinner at Jane was delicious, as one can expect from Jane. (try the risotto if you go. trust me, try the squash risotto.) Forgoing dessert at Jane, I took Owen for gelatto at Grom, then we spent the night in watching Netflix and relaxing instead of going to a frat party we had planned to go to. (I wore an off-white Olive & Oak button down, Abercrombie jeans, black wedges from Target, a gold hams necklace, and a royal blue peacoat from Mango)

Sunday: Owen and I woke up early to meet Lena, a friend from Florida, and Julia, my big, to enjoy the infamous NYU Palladium brunch. Ask any NYU student about the affair and you will hear raved reviews of the omelette station and chocolate fountain, the miniature bagels and the array of sweet treats. I personally had never been until today and I will admit, for dining hall food, it was remarkably good. Yes, I waited in line for an omelette and I did have a strawberry dipped in the chocolate fountain. Might as well get the full experience. Owen, Lena, and I spent some time outside in Union Square taking in the much needed warmth before Owen and I headed back down to my dorm and relaxed awhile before he left to catch his flight back to the University of Miami. The rest of my afternoon was spent discussing plans for ZTA formal, going to ZTA chapter, and finishing some reading for my writing class. All in all a successful weekend. (I wore an Ann Taylor striped boatneck top, green wool skirt from Madewell, black JCrew tights, Ettienne Aigner riding boots, a strand of pearls, and a gold hamsa necklace)

Photo credit: Owen Berry and Lena Maio

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