The itch to travel has only increased as I’ve gotten older, so I jumped at the chance to spend time in New York with one of the families that I am nannying for this summer. We joined friends at their house in Southampton, making for a fun vacation despite it being a work week. With four parents, two other nannies, a baby nurse, and chef on deck, I was able to sneak out each morning for a run along Gin Lane and a few shopping trips in town. Most days started with mocha lattes, ended with glasses of rosé (both necessities when chasing after seven kids), and included several hours of swimming in the pool. There weren’t any Kardashian sightings while grabbing drinks at 75 Main, but I did snag an invite to a private Poison concert (though I ended up skipping it at the last minute). Knowing that the East End is a quick flight from Baltimore, I can’t wait to make another visit soon.
Earlier this week, I was invited to attend Nordstrom’s Casino Night at Towson Town Center (perks of being a card holder!). The event was held for rewards members, giving customers early access to the anniversary sale. My sisters and I never need a reason to go shopping, but champagne and live entertainment were an added incentive. Though we tried on a few pairs of trendy sunglasses, I ultimately went with this classic pair in tortoise-shell. I also picked up an initial pendant and a new pink lip gloss for an update to my summer beauty routine. And of course I can’t seem to leave a good sale without at least one pair of shoes, or in this case, three. Running shoes for early morning jogs, leopard-print cross-trainers (because why not?), and cutout booties for an upcoming girls’ weekend. Prices go up on August 4, so be sure to shop the sale now!
Since I’ve lived in Maryland my entire life, I rarely feel inclined to visit some of the main attractions in the area, but having my uncle in town makes a great excuse to play tourist. On Saturday, my sisters and I went to the B&O Railroad Museum with my mom and uncle. Learning about the history of the railroad system reminded me of my field trips in elementary school, only this time no follow-up reports were required. After checking out the trains, we walked around Federal Hill, taking in the expansive views of the Baltimore skyline. We ended the afternoon with gelatis at Tropicool, my favorite spot for Italian ice.