Somewhere Over the Weekend ::: Memorial Day
For Memorial Day Weekend, we decided to venture all the way into Manhattan for a ladies day of unlimited fun.
After stopping for a $20 mani + pedi in Brooklyn, we decided on Le Bain at The Standard for an afternoon drink since Allie had never been and the last time I had been was in college.
Le Bain's roof has a lot of great different aspects that make it one of the most popular weekend lounging spots.
The grass carpet is some of the only green for miles, the comfy lounge chairs are the perfect setting for a sun soaked and boozy afternoon. The inside bar is always empty and if you're brave enough the hot tub is the perfect escape from the roof.
Speaking of, let's not forget the out door roof is complete with a crepe hut on the far side in case you get a craving for something sweet.
These are only some of the details and beginnings of stories a day at The Standard can provide.
Private deck we desperately wanted to takeover.
Did I give a shout out to the cool architecture too?
As you can tell, the roof top was super crowded so we made our way downstairs to catch a break from the heat.
The inside was nice and air conditioned, plus empty - really the way we like our hangout spots.
Not to mention the hot tub, which we weren't prepared to jump into, reminded Allie of her many summers as a lifeguard during her young and carefree years.
The most refreshing cocktail! T&G - Bourbon, lemon, cucumber, mint & basil!
The wrap around view really is the star of this location.
Bucket Bag (Kate Spade), Watch (Marc Jacobs)
We were ready for a change of scenery around 5 o'clock and decided Benny's Burritos was the perfect spot for a margarita and a nacho snack.
Lucky for us we snagged a table outside too!
Chicken nachos with a pile of guac included!
How heavenly does that margarita look glowing in the sunlight?
The margs at Benny's are definitely a good deal for the price when you get three refills.
We walked the scenic route to the subway between the quaint West Village streets.
Not a car drove by the entire time we ate next to Jane Street. A quiet street in the middle of the bustling city, a treasure has been found!
One of the best ways to spend a weekend in New York is to galavant around the city without a plan and so much unexpected fun to be had!
But with that said, we made the trip across the river
back to Brooklyn to meet my cousin on her rooftop for sunset.
The glorious Manhattan skyline silhouetted against the retiring sun.
The only time we get a pic together is when Britt's around.
Thanks girl :)
The golden hour really is the best.
The conclusion of a fun filled day and the promise of an exciting night.
There's trouble to be had! jk jk
We ended our night with a few more Mexican beers at Black Bear Bar in Williamsburg and the promise to sun bathe and drink champagne the entire next day.
Hope you all had a great holiday weekend!
Hello Summer 2015!