Last weekend I hopped in my car after work and drove to New Jersey, singing along to '80s Pop Radio on Pandora all the way! It was time for the annual Mets game with family friends, and I was so excited to see my pals' new place in Summit. What a gorgeous town! We spent lots of time just driving around and gawking at all the beautiful houses. We also, true to form, ate a lot -- what stood out for me was the Summit Diner, and Boxwood Coffee (holy gluten-free salted caramel brownie!).
We spent an hour wandering around the grounds of the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, too. They have loads of amazing flowers, rose bushes, and even bee hives and a stocked koi pond.
(I couldn't help it, the koi pond reminded me of this episode of "The Office"...)
Then, we went to the Mets game with Steve's family, and cheered as they won! (I got this vintage Mets t-shirt, which is technically Kristie's but she had to skip the trip because she's having some back problems, at Tandem Vintage!) Selfie by Steve's sister Emily :)
Two days later, I headed back into the City with my mom and my aunt to visit my sister. This trip is a summer tradition for the four of us, but this year we extended it a little bit by getting a hotel room. I'm so glad we did! It took a lot of pressure off, and we got to do everything we wanted.
(Plus, my mom and her sister kept us up giggling all night. It was like being at a slumber party! This group of ladies keeps me in stitches constantly.)
How cute is this picture of my mom and her sister, my Aunt Carol? They're so beautiful.
We met up with my sister at the High Line after she finished the day at her internship.
Then we had a delish dinner at Pagani. They had gluten-free pasta, which made my GF heart very happy.
Do you love this wall?! We stayed in Soho, and it was such a cool neighborhood.
The next day we spent shopping, getting haircuts, and having lunch at the Butcher's Daughter. I never thought I would like vegan cheese as much as the real thing, but I had a sandwich there that got very very close.
Ladies can have man-buns too, right? Or are they just regular buns. Lady-buns? Whatever. This felt like a man-bun and I was really into it.
I'm already looking forward to next summer's trip!