Photo an Hour

7am – Morning Run

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8am – came home to a J. Crew package!
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9am – Husband makes breakfast
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10am – putting away our new dishes thanks to in-laws!
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11am – Hanging up our last few pictures in the living room
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12pm – My momma is here!
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1pm – Lunch at Biggies
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2pm – Sugar Cookies in NYC
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3pm – Beers at Clesea Piers
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4pm – Sunset at Chelsea Piers
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5pm – Bowling at Bowlmor Lanes
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6pm – Hailing a cab
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7pm – Southern Hospitality
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8pm – Bacon Mac n Cheese Spring Rolls
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9pm – Banana Pudding dessert
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10pm – Skipping through NYC
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11pm – Home sweet bed
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Weekend Stuff

Easiest Dinner EVER.

Easiest Dinner EVER.

 

Crazy Friday night of shopping #jcrew

Crazy Friday night of shopping #jcrew 

 

Early Morning SoulCycle. My first Survivor class!

Early Morning SoulCycle. My first Survivor class! 

 

Champagne in a can

Champagne in a can 

 

Surprise tickets to see Kenny Chesney!

Surprise tickets to see Kenny Chesney! 

 

Turf Touchin

Turf Touchin 

 

There he is

There he is 

Sunset at Metlife

Sunset at Metlife 

 

Breakfast in Bed

Breakfast in Bed 

 

Free Kayaking & Paddle Boarding in Hoboken! (we didn't last long)

Free Kayaking & Paddle Boarding in Hoboken! (we didn’t last long) 

 

9 mile bike ride

9 mile bike ride 

 

Reading

Reading 

 

Sunday night Baking

Sunday night baking 

 

Homemade Cotton Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches

Homemade Cotton Candy Ice Cream Sandwiches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen

Since we were only in Newport 3 nights and had the rehearsal dinner night one and the wedding night two, we made sure to find THE best restaurant for dinner on night 3. We didn’t have a reservation for The Mooring, but we called 3 times to see if there were any cancellations. There happened to be one right at 8:15 — The exact time we were looking for.

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We were seated right away and while our table was inside, we were able to check out the view from outside. Simply gorgeous.

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We had decided before we sat down that this was going to be a fatty meal and we definitely lived up to that expectation.

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I usually don’t order fried items because it gives me crucial stomach pain, but the Bag of Doughnuts we’re calling screaming my name. Lobster crab and shrimp in fried dough? Yes, please.

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There was no skimping on the portions either — I believe we got 3.5 of these each? Once again, not a fan of mayonnaise based items — But the chipotle-maple aioli, great addition.

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mmm. (p.s. — apologizing for all of my iPhone pictures now, so lazy with my big camera!)

We also ordered some lobster claws (for me) and oysters (for Adam).

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We ate so much lobster in Newport. But you know what they say… When in Rome, New England.

I was pretty much full after this, but went ahead with ordering an entrée. (Did I mention I had an egg and cheese bagel, chips and an ice cream cone before this? – Woo, I need a gym)

My main meal was the Yellowfin Tuna with bamboo rice, feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and balsamic butter.

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Seared perfectly and basically melting in my mouth.

Adam went with the lobster, obv.

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Our eyes are bigger than our stomachs so we ordered a side as well. Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Butter.

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Inhaled. Veggies are always good to me… But with balsamic butter, they are even better.

Our waitress asked us if we’d like to order dessert and I vigorously shook my head yes. Don’t think I’m going to stuff myself silly and not finish with a sweet ending!

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Round One: Molten Bread Pudding with a chocolate ganache center, raspberry sauce and vanilla ice cream.

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Round 2: Warmed butterscotch banana cake with maple walnut ice cream, butterscotch and toffee crunch.

I’ll give you 1 guess if we polished these off. If you’re going to be rolled out of a restaurant, this is the restaurant to go to in Newport.

Newport, RI – Part 2

Friday morning I woke up at a time where even babies are still asleep… 5am. I ran to the cliff walk to have some “me” time before a busy day with the bride!

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I woke Adam up shortly after the sunrise and we enjoyed breakfast at Corner Cafe. It was 7am on a Friday and this place was PACKED. I don’t usually like to eat at the same place twice when I’m visiting a city but I HAD to go back for more. I will do a post later on the food because it was that good.

After breakfast we took a quick walk to find our future mansion. We’re leaning towards renting out The Breakers but it’s still undecided at this point 😉

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Adam went off to play golf and I spent the remainder of the day with the bride getting dolled up!

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After putting on our dresses, it was go time!
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We got a sneak peek of the room before the ceremony and it was absolutely stunning! It was the perfect venue for this princess.

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I met up with my own handsome prince in between the ceremony and reception and he had a glass of champagne waiting for me… Thank goodness, because taking pictures makes you thirsty!
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We had so much fun at The Fiora wedding and I’m so happy when couples get to experience the love of marrying their best friend. It’s the best feeling in the world!

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Wedding Recap: The Honeymoon

FINALLY, I’m getting to the honeymoon! I’m going to break this into a couple of parts to save you from a billion pictures in one post.

A Honeymoon is extremely needed after the wedding. A time to relax, refresh and start your new relationship with your husband (or wife). I pushed to go to Fiji like craaaazy but Adam wasn’t feeling the 20 hour plane ride.

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Our friends who got married 6 weeks before us were doing a lot of research on their destination and gave us some pointers. We decided on the Sandals, St Lucia resort and stayed for about 10 days (?) (is it sad i can’t remember!?).

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The flight wasn’t too bad – 3 hours to Miami – 3 hours to St. Lucia but the ride once we got there was BRUTAL. The drivers are crazy and the roads are hilly so when you add in 2 hours of travel time it was enough to make me sick.

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Thank goodness they were serving Champagne as soon as we arrived!

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Our room was ready for us and it was the first place to recognize us as the new Mr. & Mrs. Kartzman!

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Our room included a balcony with a view but we were expecting the room to be a tad bigger when we first saw it. The couple next door to us screamed WOW when they first saw their room and we immediately felt like spoiled brats. Truthfully,I think we were just expecting more for the amount we paid but it ended up being a perfect room with plenty of space.

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The views were absolutely stunning at this resort and not only did we get to see them at the Grande (the resort we were staying in), we got to see them at La Toc and Halcyon too. When you stay at one Sandals resort in St. Lucia, you get to visit all 3.

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I enjoyed being able to go to another resort so we weren’t stuck in one spot for the entire time. We were able to experience many different restaurants, lay out at different beaches/pools and experience the nightlife at all 3.

To be honest, we were completely exhausted every night by 10pm and didn’t experience too much of the nightlife scene but we did as much as we could!

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Movies on the beach, dinner on the beach, St. Lucia Festival, parades, Chocolate Night, dance contests, fire throwing, a man who could sing any country song in the singers voice, beach BBQ’s and a local painter painting pictures in the moment for you were just a few of the nightly activities that the resort had planned. Chocolate night didn’t start til 11PM and since we’re old, we only got to see set-up. Whomp Whomp. Sandals did a great job of making sure there was always something going on — Especially during the couple of rainy days we got!

I’ll be back with food and excursions…

Other Things to do in Palm Beach, Florida

 

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Catch a sunrise on Juno Pier (my dad’s favorite)

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Can’t beat the view.

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Get the potatoes at Palm Beach Cafe. BEST I’ve ever had.

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Visit Worth Ave.

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Get the stuffed french toast at Sara’s Kitchen

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Go for a run (gotta work off that french toast)

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Enjoy fresh lunches at the pool

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Try something new (falafel wrap)

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Get a tan.

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Go to the Garden’s Mall when you’re too burnt to lay out anymore.

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Get Breakfast in Bed (egg whites, goat cheese, spinach, roasted red peppers and chilis on naan bread)

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Spend time with your loved ones.

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especially your favorite one ❤

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Catch a sunset.

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Have lunch at one of the coolest spots ever

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Eat as much avocado as you can.

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Play Golf

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Take walks on the beach.

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and of course, relax and get a spa treatment… You deserve it.

**For other restaurants we visited see 1, 2 & 3**