So, last week I did something a little crazy. I took a 48 Hour trip to NYC for Inc. Magazine's Women's Conference. I had planned the trip prior to having a baby (which was crazy!) so I left my ten-week old at home with her Daddy. I attended with my girlfriend, Heather Hudson, who started 9 Round Fitness.
We stayed at The Standard Highline in the Meatpacking District. Here is a snap of the view from my window (see the Empire State Building in the background?!)
I loved the funky hotel and only wish I had more time to wander around it!
A sneak peek at my room at The Standard Highline: this shows the glass shower dividing the bedroom and bathroom. Very swank!
Heather and I made a quick pit stop around the corner for lunch at Bubby's. I was craving a burger, and when I crave a burger I get one! It was spot on.
We then wandered over to Papyrus to purchase notebooks for the conference and made our way towards Union Square popping in and out of stores.
I attended Parsons, The New School for Design for Grad School Studies and the Union Square neighborhood is one that is full of memories.
Parsons School of Design
We popped in and out of stores around Fifth Ave and hit up Zara with a vengeance.
Heather wanted to pop uptown to look for a birthday gift for her hubby, so we jumped into a Taxi and headed that direction.
I made her stop in the St.Regis Bar and look at Maxfield Parrish's Old King Cole Mural. It is also called 'The Fart.' See it?
After that, we dashed back downtown and readied ourselves for dinner at the delicious Buddakan Restaurant. Every single dish is made to share and was melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. I am an Asian-food fanatic, so I basically died and went to heaven.
We then trotted back to The Standard and crashed.
The Inc. Women's Summit touted a list of impressive speakers: Rebecca Minkoff, Alli Webb (from Drybar,) and Kerry Diamond (Yahoo! Food.)
But it fell short: the speeches were fluffy and too broad. Perhaps I'm just not a conference gal. I left the last one I attended feeling the same exact way.
Jessica Mah, the funniest speaker at the Summit, sharing why her company, inDinero initially failed.
Rebecca Minkoff, chatting about technology and how she incorporates it into her fashion brand.
After the Summit, we enjoyed a slice of NYC Pizza, almost lost our lives in a taxi cab (literally, people!) and then headed to LaGuardia to fly home.
This little nugget was the best welcome home treat!
Till next time, NYC!