Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Weekend Recap

I hope you all had as amazing of a weekend as I did. There is something about 3 day weekends that makes us all a little bit more adventurous with our plans. I decided that this weekend was going to be filled with friends, family and fun, and I definitely accomplished all three. I'm still hoping to ride this long weekend high a little longer before the Tuesday blues set in. 

Here is a quick recap of my weekend:
  • Going back in time a bit to discuss Thursday night where we went out to celebrate my cousin, Zach, officially graduating from Medical School. He is now ZT MD and although I'm still in denial over him moving to Massachusetts next month, I really am so proud of all he accomplished.

  • Saturday my mom and I decided to take a road trip up to Manchester Vermont to check out some of those Memorial Day sales. The weather was supposed to be overcast so we thought it would be the best weekend to step away from the pool and do some shopping. Little did we know it ended up being a BEAUTIFUL day in Vermont. We ate lunch outside at our favorite deli, Zoey's, surrounded by my favorite lilac tree's. It was such a fun girls day!

  • I may have gone a little overboard with the outlet shopping but the deals were phenomenal. J Crew had a 50% off with an additional 10% off sale, and Kate Spade had 50% off their entire store with an additional 20% on all handbags (hence the new KS bag). Can't wait to show you all my swag over the next couple of weeks. 

  • Sunday morning my girlfriends and I thought it would be fun to get Sunday brunch. My friend Christina was in town and we thought the best way to catch up was gossiping over mimosas. We decided on going to the Bonefish Grill because they advertised brunch and "bottomless mimosas" on Sundays from 11-2. Little did we know that they actually don't start selling alcohol until noon so we were SOL. Let's just say we were not happy to have out drinks taken away from us. I normally always recommend the Bonefish Grill for dinner, I have never had a bad meal there... but I would NOT recommend the brunch. The food just wasn't that great, they have a very limited menu and don't expect to get mimosas before noon... However, it was fun to catch up with Dana and Christina and start planning some adventures for this summer.  

  • After brunch I headed to my Uncle Dave's for a cook out. In the summer basically every weekend is spent at one of my Uncle's house hanging out by the pool. It's been a family tradition since I was a little girl and years later I still look forward to going every weekend. It's nice to get back into the summer swing of things because it means I get to see all my cousins more often than during the winter months. Side note: I may have eaten my weight in Italian cookies.

  • Sunday night my cousins and I finally got to go see X-Men: Days of Future Past. We are such comic book nerds and have been looking forward to this movie for months. Needless to say, it did not disappoint. This has been the X-Men movie fans of the comics have been waiting for and it almost makes up for the terrible X3.
  • Today is round two at my uncles house, we will be having another cook out which will wrap up my weekend of unhealthy eating. 
What did you do this weekend?
Tell me about your Memorial Day traditions!


  1. It looks like you have a lovely weekend, and I took advantage of the j.crew factory sale as well. Looks like you got a bunch of lovely clothes.
    Have a great holiday!


  2. Looks like you had a great Memorial Day weekend Alex! I absolutely love your new Kate Spade bag! That color is gorgeous for summer :)

  3. Nice with the new Kate Spade bag! So cute!
    Baby Got B.A.

  4. Looks like your weekend was great! And I hate when I make indoor plans because the weather is supposed to be bad and then it ends up not being bad! And I cant wait to see all your new outfits! :)

    Love Always,


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