Mimosas and Macarons

Mimosas and Macarons

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This past weekend was so much fun. It was the perfect blend of going out, working out, and relaxing. I also did quite a few of the things on my Summer in NYC list! On Friday, I went on a long bike ride through Central Park (thanks, Summer Fridays) then to a friends birthday party at The Woods in Williamsburg. They have a great garden/patio area outside. On Saturday I met up with a friend at one of my favorite coffee shops, Birdbath then we had a picnic in Central Park. My sister and I met up for lunch in Riverside Park before going to hot yoga at Yoga to the People. I had dinner with a friend then stayed in and watched Orange is the New Black. I met up for brunch with friends from college on Sunday then my friend and I went for a long walk through The Rambles in Central Park. When you are in The Rambles you almost feel like you are hiking. We went to Francois Payard to pick up macarons to bring to my blogger friend Courtney’s (you may know her from Color Me Courtney!) party, Mimosas and Macarons. Francois Payard has make your own macaroons and macaroni ice cream sandwiches so I will definitely be going back for one soon!

Mimosas and Macarons

 

Striped Chambray Shirtdress – 40% off at Ann Taylor Loft!

 

The party was so much fun! I follow a lot of the blogger’s blogs and it was so great to meet them in person. It’s a little strange because you know so much about them without actually knowing them in person but it was so much fun to finally meet.

I loved Courtney’s recap of planning the party. For example, the napkins and champagne glasses look like Kate Spade but they are disposable and Courtney put on little gold stickers! We all brought six of our favorite macarons but Courtney had a lot there and they were all from Trader Joe’s! Great and less expensive!

Mimosas and Macarons

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Mimosas and Macarons

Mimosas and Macarons

Mimosas and Macarons

Mimosas and Macarons

Mimosas and Macarons

Mimosas and Macarons

Mimosas and Macarons

Mimosas and Macarons
Mimosas and Macarons

 

Mimosas and Macarons

 

(not pictured) Taylor Morgan Designs
It was such a fun weekend! Thank you to Courtney for hosting such an amazing get together!
Images are from Color Me Courtney (Her boyfriend, Paris, is so nice and is a very talented photographer! Also…Waffles is even cuter in person!)

5 Healthy Snacks to Pack for Work This Week

I’m lucky because our pantry at work is always stocked with healthy snacks like roasted edemame beans, mini trail mix packs, and Kind bars, but I still bring snacks to work sometimes.

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Here are a few ideas for healthy snacks to pack for work this week!

1. Frozen Grapes: Frozen grapes are such a refreshing summer snack. Put them in the freezer overnight and enjoy them the next day!

2. Cucumber, celery, peppers, and carrots with hummus: I love hummus! This healthy snack has a serving of healthy veggies and protein.

3. Homemade dried fruit: Here is a great way to make homemade dried fruit without needing a dehydrator.

4. Mixed Berries: I like packing raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I put some in my water and have the rest as a snack.

5. Nakd Healthy Snacks: The company sent me these to review and they are great. I like taking them to work or as a snack after a hike or workout. A bit about them: “With nothing but raw fruits and nuts smooshed together, our Nākd bars contain 100% natural ingredients, meaning there are no added sugars, syrups or other stuff that shouldn’t be there. Completely wheat, dairy and gluten free, these bars are bursting with taste and have an irresistible soft and chewy texture that’s oh-so good. Perfect as a snack between meals, bundling a Nakd bar in lunchboxes or bags is a great way to stay fuelled the healthy way.”

What healthy snacks do you bring to work? I’m always looking for new suggestions!