after a quiet month on the blog, i'm checking in for a more in-depth update. just last weekend, i went to NYC with kara for a surprise engagement party. we decided to stick around until tuesday to explore the city a bit. we stayed in a hotel in long island city - for those unfamiliar, it's east of manhattan, near queens. we spent saturday night in chelsea for the surprise party. sunday, we brunched at black swan in bed-stuy, which had the best bloody mary i've ever had. shortly after, we checked out the keith haring exhibit on its last day at the brooklyn museum. headed back into manhattan to grab a bite and then walked the high line in the evening. monday was our designated exploring day, full of shopping and eating and most importantly, going to ladurée. we hit soho shops and visited my grandmother earlier in the morning. that's very brief summary of what i did, but as always, i think photos really speak for themselves.

tomorrow, i'll be headed to chicago for pitchfork music festival. expect another update very soon.