Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Celebrating Ladies One Year

We were proud to have committed to this space for one year so we took it upon ourselves to celebrate!  We spent a night on the town filled with greek food, lots of wine and great friends.  Some pictures below:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Great Jack O'lantern Blaze

Although it was a bit late, on Sunday we kicked off Halloween by making a trip to Van Cortlandt Manor to explore The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze.

Our tickets were for 9pm, so after an early dinner in Brooklyn we took the metro-north to the Hudson Valley.

The entire Manor was decorated with carved pumpkins in different themes and exhibitions. It really is more amazing in person than in pictures.

A beehive with swarming bees welcomed us into The Blaze.

 Pumpkin caterpillars scattered the garden grounds.

The Manor lined with traditional Jack O"Lanterns.

Skeletons stood guard around the house.

The changing color was mesmerizing we stood in front of the house for a few minutes.

Pumpkin Totem Poll

Jurassic Park or pumpkin Dinosaurs?

Brachiosaurus - hands down my favorite dino.

A pumpkin depiction of the underworld. 

...with changing costumes. 

The Kardashians....just kidding obvi three witches.

The never-ending Sleepy Hollow.

It's time to get Spoooooky.

It was difficult to get a good selfie with all of the lights.

Our best shot.

This pumpkin starry night tunnel was probably my favorite exhibit. 


ahhhhh Magical.

A few more photos because it's so freaking cool.


The circus.

This display is a want for my apartment.

Not too sure what this is but I like it.

Mrs. Frankenstien 

The Blaze is definitely one of the most amazing Halloween activities around NYC. 

It took us about a 55 minutes via train ride to get up to Hudson Valley and the entire grounds took us about an hour to walk around. If it wasn't for the crowd I would have gone through twice. 

Allie and I are hoping to get a few other Halloween posts up this week before the holiday. We're planning on spending it at a friend's party and per usual pulling together a costume last minute.

Happy Halloween 


Monday, October 26, 2015

A Year of Ladies ::: Allie's Favorite Moments

We had a great weekend,  kicking it off with a lady date to celebrate one year of Ladies on Duty.  Pictures to come.  My favorite memories from our year below:

A beautiful birthday brunch.

I love to bring the party in the form of a Milk Bar Cake.

Coffee and one of our first trials with a camera.

Christmas cookies and vino.

Beautiful SoCal during the holidays.

The best damn burger I've ever had at Father's Office in California.

Newport Beach juxtaposition.

A big ol' snowstorm.

Last season's football spread.  These nachos have remained a favorite.

Lady date.

My aesthetic in a cookie.

Cousin comes to town.

February on the Jersey Shore.

Had so much fun throwing this baby shower at home in Chicago.

We're all about the lady dates.

Nashville Marathon.

So much amazing music on Broadway in Nashville.

Hattie B's!  I'll never forget you.

A day on the Upper West Side, stopping for Shake Shack.

My little ladies came to town.


Chinatown soup dumplings at 100 Mott.

Bushwick street art.

Sisters at the Central Park Carnival.

Meeker Ave.

Home with my little man Cam.

Brotherly love.


Wells are for wishing.

Brunch at the Wythe.

Dallas BBQ

Our apartments new exterior.


Partners for lyfe.