CT-NYC-Boston Trip Recap

I had such an amazing trip up north which was centered around my cousin getting married, but I sure packed in as much as I could into 3 and 1/2 days. I flew into Hartford on Wednesday evening, and had dinner at my sister in law's before heading to my parents house for the night. My sweet mama re-decorated my old room and I loved the new look!

Now get ready for a very picture-heavy post which is what you're all here for anyway, right?! If you follow along on instagram or snap chat (user name is greenfashonista) you should recognize some of these pictures and videos already.
Thursday morning, I was up bright and early to catch the train into the city (NYC) for a Yankees game. I was more than excited as I hadn't been to the new stadium since 2009 when it opened.
I love that the new stadium has it's own train stop on Metro-North. In the good ol' days, you'd have to get off at Harlem-125th, walk several blocks to the nearest subway station, buy a Metro card, ride the subway, and then get off near the stadium. Now, the train takes you straight to the game - priceless!
After the game we hit up Stan's and Billy's before catching the train to head back into CT and grab pizza at Pepe's with my best friend from high school.
After pizza, we drove through our old alma mater. The campus looks incredibly different, and has so many beautiful new buildings! But the ol' bridge is still there, and my old dorms look the same. Nostalgia at it's finest.
Friday was the day of the wedding, so I went to breakfast with my mom before getting ready super early since I had to stop and get my favorite ice cream on the way to the wedding. Usually there's a 45-60 minute wait in line, but since it was a weekday afternoon it wasn't that bad.
If you're ever in CT, go get ice cream at Rich Farm - best ice cream ever! My brother had never had it, and didn't understand what the big deal was. He took a bite, and immediately said "Oh wow that's dangerous!"
Then it was wedding time! And it was at one of my favorite CT wedding venues: The Waterview which overlooks Lake Zoar.
*Cocktail hour with some of my cousins*
*Gorgeous details*
*Loved spending time with my cousins*
*The back of her dress was gorgeous*

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So much fun on the dance floor!
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My uncle has some sweet dance moves!
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After the wedding, I went back with all of my cousins to the hotel everyone was staying at and we had a "cousins after party". It was so nice to have us all together after so many years, especially since the last 2 times we were all together was for funerals. We all live spread throughout the country, so times like this are priceless.
Saturday, I overslept after the late night of fun the evening before and finally got on the road to Boston for the day. The first stop once we got into the city was the Sam Adams Brewery Tour which I had never done. Needless to say I was beyond exhausted by this point, but I was super excited to be back in Boston and to finally meet Biana so I rallied and powered through.
*Pistachio Macaroon*
*Don't get too excited, those drinks were basically 90% sour mix - yick*
Then it was time to meet up with Biana for dinner at Rosa Mexicano which was delish! Fantastic choice by our favorite Boston local! We sat outside, and enjoyed "tableside" guacamole, delicious drinks, and yummy entrees. And someone who shall remain nameless *cough cough* my brother ordered a $56 margarita by accident.. not just once... but got a second round! The poor kid lost all color in his face when the bill came. 
After our fabulous dinner, we walked over to the rooftop lounge at the new Envoy Hotel for fantastic views of the city skyline. I'm always a huge fan of hanging out at rooftop bars when in a big city, so this was another huge hit with me! I mean look how pretty! (and ignore how exhausted I look!)
Sunday was time to say goodbye, but not without brunch at my favorite winery in CT! A bunch of us picked up some brunchy food to munch on and headed out to Gouveia Vineyards to take in the gorgeous views and sample wine over our food. I had hoped to sit outside on the hillside, but it was a rainy day so inside it was with just as beautiful views.
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*Last day with lil' bro*
And just like that I found myself back at the airport boarding the plane to go back home. Such an amazing trip, and I already miss all the family and friends I left behind. If you got through the entire thing, you rock! That sure was a huge post.. woof.

36 comments:

  1. It looked like it was a great trip! Your cousin's wedding looked so pretty and how fun to get all of your cousins together for a little after party! :)
    I'm so glad that you and Biana got to meet up while you were up there too--you really did pack a whole lot into your trip!! Get it girl :)

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  2. I don't think you would be able to pack more into your trip if you tried!!! I honestly don't know how you stayed awake lol!! The wedding looked beautiful as did you in your dress and the bride in hers! I'm so happy I was able to see you - I think we all lost a bit of color with your brother's order lol!! Happy Wednesday! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Looks like such an amazing trip, lady! Family fun time, Yankees time, pizza time and blate time, pretty much the most awesome vacation tip, haha!

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  4. i loved seeing your snaps, and couldn't wait to read the recap. what a fun time y'all had!!!

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  5. what a great trip!! those vineyards though!

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  6. Glad you had such a great trip! You definitely packed a lot into a few days! I'd be ready for a nap right now haha! Your cousin's wedding looked amazing!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  7. What a great trip! So fun that you and Biana got to meet up...we'll have to plan something the next time we're in NYC! I'm cracking up over that $56 drink...what was in it?!?

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  8. So much fun!! I haven't been to Boston since I was little! Definitely hoping to change that soon! That's awesome you got to meet up with Biana too!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  9. What a great trip! You packed in so many fun things. The wedding looked so pretty and so cool you had a "blate". Loved the NY pics, especially the one that says Bronx - that's where I was born! :)

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  10. what an amazing trip - y'all did SO much! i snuck a peek and saw these photos on fb so i already knew you had a great time! you two look so super cute at the wedding - and all decked out in Yankees garb! xo

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  11. Absolutely amazing Kate! It looks like you had a wonderful time and really fit everything you could into just a few days! Can I say, I bet you and your husband were the best looking couple at that wedding! Your red dress is absolutely stunning!! Here's to Great memories!

    livingoncloudandreanine.blogspot.com

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  12. Looks like you had a fab time!! $56 dollar margarita?! What in the world was in it?! Great pictures though, and you and your hubs looked great at the wedding. Love your red dress. :-)

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  13. Your trip looks SO fun filled! How sweet that your mom redid your room. You guys so lucked out with a great weather day. That pizza and ice cream look so delicious – love that you got to hit all your favorites. The wedding looks fabulous and like so much fun. So nice that you got to meet up with Biana – too funny about that marg – poor guy.

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  14. I was just at the winery a couple of months ago on a girls' weekend! I didn't realize you lived there, it's so pretty! It looks like you had a great trip home! Next time do it when I'm there please ;)

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  15. What a fun trip. I cannot get over how much you did in so little time. Talk about impressive. I always hear how good Pepe's pizza is but I have never had it. Rosa Mexicano is so good. Your poor brother and his drink. That is so crazy. I think I would have started crying. You looked so pretty all weekend, you didn't look tired at all. What is your secret??

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  16. I'm so impressed by how much you crammed into the weekend!! Love that you got to meet Biana and stop at all your favorite food spots :) Yum to pizza and ice cream! And a $56 margarita?!? How does that happen?!

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  17. Packing it in like a boss! I'm glad you got cousin time, to see your Yanks, and to meet Biana!

    What the hell with the zillion dollar marg?

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  18. oh my gosh a $56 margarita?!?!!?!?! i would seriously have a heart attack lol.
    that dress you wore to the wedding was GORGEOUS and I hope you'll be sharing details soon ;)
    I have never been to a rooftop bar! clearly this needs to change.

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  19. ps. that ice cream. looks. amazing. i need that.

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  20. Wow!! You guys did so much!! It looks like a blast!! That bride looks amazing and your food pics always get me!

    xo,
    Sara Kate Styling

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  21. What a fun and jam-packed trip! Congrats to your cousin - that wedding location was gorgeous! And I'm thinking I may need to venture up to Connecticut soon and hit up all of those delicious hotspots! Haha

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  22. Wow!! You fit so much into your trip! Glad you were able to spend time with your cousins. Cousins are the best :) So happy you and Biana were able to meet up as well!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  23. FUN!!!! I love vacation posts and photos and this one had so much to look at!

    Love your wedding outfit and that wedding looks like it was a blast!!

    All that food looks really good (as in, give me that pizza) and my gosh is the scenery amazing! I LOVE city lights at night. The best. And good for you for meeting B Loved!!! I am weirdly shy and would probably be nervous to meet a blogger - which is dumb!- so it's nice that you guys met up! Great idea. And the place you did looks gahhhhhgeous.

    Welcome back to reality :(

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  24. You had a jam packed trip!!! That ice cream and Mexican sound amazing!! How in the hell is a $56 marg even possible??? Scary!!!! They should warn a person before ordering that. Your dress is gorgeous that you wore to the wedding! Love the venue that you were at. So cool that you and Biana got to hang out too! I love seeing bloggers visiting each other on vacays!! So awesome!

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  25. Holy wow what an amazingly fun (and SLAM packed) weekend! Your pizza and ice cram look delicious. I am so jealous of your blate with Biana! Also, that wedding was absolutely gorgeous! xo

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  26. Great pictures! I would love to go to a game at the Yankee stadium one day. That ice cream looks delish!

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  27. This looks SO fun! yankee stadium is totally on my list!!
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  28. Oh my gosh how fun! I have NEVER been to NY, so going to Yankee stadium is def on my to do list.

    and all that food looks amazing

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  29. Wow looks like you guys got a ton of stuff packed into that trip!! I've only ever been to the old stadium so I would looooove to go back to the new one and how awesome that the train takes you right there, I remember how much of a hassle the old one was to get to. What a beautiful wedding, that cake looks awesome. What do they even put in a $56 marg?!? Yay for a blate with Biana!!

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  30. Sounds like a fabulous and fun trip with lots of great company, food and drinks! Love your outfit for the wedding...so pretty! And a $56 Margarita?? That's insane... poor guy! lol

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  31. Oh, that pizza looks sooo good!

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  32. What a fun, whirlwind trip! So jealous that you got to meet Biana!! Sounds like a wonderful time with your family too!

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  33. What a fantastic trip! I don't know how you were awake by the end! Haha. People here wait hours for pizza too! Chris and I went to Lou Malnati's to pick up tiramisu on Saturday, and the wait for a table was 2.5 hours! So crazy. The wedding location was so beautiful! Love that you got to meet Biana...and OMG at the $56 margarita!

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  34. Such a great trip!! That pizza was HUGE!!

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  35. Mexican with Biana would be awesome!! I've never even heard of a $56 margarita! That looked like such a fun trip. I love hearing about the good ol' days and Yankee stadium. My good ol' days revolve around dirt roads and fairs.

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  36. I was following your trip on SnapChat and I literally was feeling like I was living up there again, seeing Hartford, the airport, the Turnpike, Gouveia Vineyards (my favorite!).. all of it! Looks like you had a fun time!

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