Guest Post: Mom-Cation in NYC (and Project Runway Sightings)July 18, 2012 - Author: admin - No Comments
I was recently introduced to this idea of a vacation just for mom by some of the best mothers I know. They totally sold me on the notion that taking a breather once in awhile helps you to come back and be a better mom. Of course we love our kids and love spending time with them, but its nice to spend a day doing exactly what YOU want to do, and only that.
For some women, checking in to a hotel for a day and doing nothing but sleep in and watch a soap opera would be their ideal mom-cation. For me, I feel like I sit at home (and take care of children all day) but don’t really get anything done. So I wanted to get out and DO something! I 100% recommend this. Convince your husband tonight that YOU need a mom-cation!
Last weekend I took an 18-hr “mom-cation” to NYC! Big shout out to Jason for watching the boys and letting me have a most wonderful personal day. I went crazy and wore my hair down with white shorts I whipped up the night before.
I somehow found a $20 ticket to the last weekend of Anything Goes before they go on tour! The show was just sparkling, fantastic in every way. I think I remember my grandma telling me how she plans on spending her children’s inheritance on shows I knew I was named after her for a reason.
So I’ve been dying to step inside Mood. As I’m scarfing down a muffin and trying to find this building, I look up and definitely see Anthony Ryan from Season 9 of Project Runway walk past me. To my right I see all these camera men taking shoppers away in vans…hmmm…are we not filming for the next Project Runway season?! Inside the building, we were corralled into an elevator and heard a man on a headset say, “we have the van ready for you”. Tim Gunn coming down the other elevator, anyone? I found some beauuuutiful cotton raschel knit that is going to be something fabulous and soon as I am brave enough to cut it, then down the street I haggled with a Peruvian for some Italian linen. In all, best idea ever. The next time anyone wants to meet in NYC for a day, I’m only a bus ride away!
This is a guest post from Camille of The Millar Memoir, who is Jones’ Boston neighborhood chum.