This Friday is capping off an exciting week of celebrations and favorite new finds! The week started with Little M's 2nd birthday party and hasn't slowed down since; speaking of birthdays...
Yesterday was T's birthday, and the celebration is continuing tonight with a special birthday date night that I've planned for my guy. I think T is looking so fab at 33 that even Tim Riggins is jealous of how well T is pulling off that number, haha (yes, we are major Friday Night Lights fans!).
Tomorrow is our long-awaited housewarming party! While there are still some missing pieces (just a few furniture items and some wall decor), I'm so happy with how everything has been coming together. Our bar, wall decals, and washi switch plates are just a few of the things I love about our new place, and I can't wait to share them with all of our friends this weekend. Full party details (including the party's location-based theme) and an apartment tour will be coming to the blog soon!
In addition to all of the birthdays and celebrations, I've discovered some new favorites this week...though can something really be considered a "new" favorite when the series has already finished airing? Right from the Season 1 premiere, so many people told me to start watching Mad Men because they thought it was right up my alley but somehow, I never got around to it and then I felt like it was too late to get started. Well, I finally took the plunge and now I'm wondering why I waited so long because I'm already obsessed! I'm still early in Season 1 (no spoilers, please) but excited to see how it all unravels.
Favorite fall cider
Apple cider (both hard and non-alcoholic) is one of my fall staples. It's great on its own as well as the base for an apple cider sangria or a yummy apple cider martini. While recently exploring my new neighborhood, my friend and I stumbled into a craft beer bar where I found McKenzie's Black Cherry hard cider and fell head over heels for this tasty beverage. It's a rich, refreshing cider with a pop of delicious cherry...definitely a great, non-apple alternative that will be a staple in my house this autumn!
Favorite new shop
I was beyond thrilled to discover a little gem of a shop in my neighborhood that carries the most adorable home goods, local wares, gorgeous cards and other paper goods, lovely party supplies, and more! Lockwood is a beautifully curated boutique with so many unique pieces - I seriously wanted to buy EVERYTHING! I wound up nabbing some comfy gear to display my Astoria pride (including the above shirt), cute glassware and magnets, witty cards, and a light-up bar sign that will be on full display at the housewarming this weekend. Best of all, you don't need to be in the NYC area to get your own taste of Lockwood...check out their online offerings!
I'd like to give a shout-out to yet another awesome guy who is celebrating his birthday this week...my Dad! We already had an early celebration when I was in New Jersey, but I hope his big day tomorrow is extra special. Have a beautiful weekend!