there and back again

Yarn in union square.


New pot from muji


Bryant park

It's kind of amazing all the great things you can see and do in one weekend, so much so that it's hard to believe we're back home again. One resolution I'm working on this year is being more pro-active about what I do with my time. I used to always think one weekend was too short of a time for a trip, but I think I've proved myself wrong. I'd always love more time in New York, but you work with what you have and usually it turns out pretty awesome. I love walking around cities - there's always so much to look at! From food to books to shopping it seems I could walk for hours and never get tired. Of course the best times are always spent with good friends eating food and laughing. I can never get enough of that.

On side note, on a totally different topic (yet one I think near and dear in the hearts of many of us) is that I finally found the perfect pair of jeans. It came as a shocker too. The last pair of jeans I found that fit right in this style was from the Gap 6 years ago (long since falling apart). These Uniqlo jeans (called the super skinny fit tapered low rise) have all of the following : dark wash, thick sturdy denim, only a teeny bit of stretch, good fit, no pocket embroidery, short inseam, correct proportions, affordable, skinny straight fit without being jeggings, and a medium/lowish rise. Since I've waited six years to find pants like this I bought two pairs. I really recommend them if you are around 5'4" and under and have trouble finding pants that fit you right. They are kind of similar to the J Crew toothpick but they fit way better. They also run big, I bought 2 sizes down from my normal pants size. Maybe I'm assuming too much in thinking talking about jeans is interesting, but so many of us seem to have trouble finding the right fit that I thought I'd mention it.


jen said...

Sounds like a great trip! I have to agree on the Uniqlo jeans, they literally are the best! I think I bought 4 pairs last time I was in NYC to ration out to myself until I get out there again.

erica said...

those chairs are too adorable!

i really don't like how the toothpicks fit on me. i'm just at 5'5" and it's so hard to find jeans that fit well. the uniqlo ones sound nice.

Belinda said...

I'm glad to hear that you had a good weekend. I love how that yarn is displayed.

I think you can get so much more done when you are away for the weekend than you can during the week (for work) because it isn't work (it's fun) and it's a limited timeline - you don't have to keep up the momentum for long.

$50 for great jeans! Well, I never! It is so hard to find the perfect pair. I found a similar style at Gorman recently, also dream jeans (for long legs).

Jocy said...

What a great trip packed into a weekend! I can't do it all the time because I get tired and then everything is off kilter for me, but our quick weekends in Bangkok, where we can soak up big city modernity, is sometimes just what I need.

joyce said...

i'm totally going to check out those jeans at uniqlo tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

I have been enjoying reading your blog for a while but this is my first comment! Finding good jeans is so hard but I also swear by skinny Uniqlo jeans. Do watch out for the dye transfering onto light coloured or suede shoes though - their dark washes seem to run more than other brands.

Kim said...

Ooo...thanks for the jeans tip. Where did you spy those ice cream chairs? They're awesome!

Meaghan said...
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Meaghan said...

So glad you enjoyed our ice cream chair display! I work in the windows department at Saks Fifth Avenue--we had a lot of fun creating them. Thanks for the post!

julia said...

Meaghan - Oh that's so awesome that you were part of the team that made them!!! I thought they were just super, one of the best things I've seen in a long time! :)