Summer Shindigs

Is it just me or have the last few months absolutely FLOWN by?!

When the days start to get longer and your hemlines start to get shorter, you know it’s only a matter of time until your social calendar starts to feel like it’s busting at the seams. Ya know that feeling when you’ve totally over indulged on a carb-and-cream heavy dinner, but you somehow manage to make room for dessert? And then all of a sudden it hits you and you have to discreetly unbutton your pants on the way home? Yes, that full. Not that I’ve been there or anything… 😉

Any who, I feel like my summer plans went from zero to 60 overnight! This coming weekend is kind of like the calm before the storm. My first full summer in New York. Got your seat belt fastened? It’s going to be one wild ride! Ready, set, GO!

Next week will be a busy one… From the Smirnoff Stir Up Your Summer event with Hallie on Tuesday, to the Night at the W on Wednesday, to the new Denim & Supply store opening, my after-work extracurriculars are plentiful! But my Summer Fridays start next week so I get to leave the office at 2 p.m. each and every Friday afternoon until Labor Day. I’m grinning ear-t0-ear just typing this! 🙂

Following that busy week, I’ve got a good old fashioned “staycation” planned with my roommate over Memorial Day. Brunch at Freeman’s, the Punk exhibit at the Met, the Rockaways for a day, a picnic in Central Park, the works! We’re planning to pack a punch into those three and a half days.

I’m making my first trip to the Hamptons over the first weekend in June! No explanation needed, right?! We’re making it a girls weekend and staying at the Southampton Inn. I could NOT be more excited!

Then, I’ll be moving to my new studio apartment the second weekend in June! I am thrilled to finally have my own place, but the whole idea of packing up my life and moving a few blocks down the street? Yeah, not overly excited about that.

My parents will be in New York the weekend after to visit and celebrate Father’s Day. Believe it or not, they haven’t been out to New York since I moved here so it will be great to show them around my new home! Plus, I’m very excited to have my mom around to help me decorate my new place.

July will be a whirlwind with the Fourth of July, the Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concert at Yankee Stadium with Rose, and a bachelorette weekend in the Hamptons (this time in the gorgeous beachfront house above)! Then, my Chicago besties are coming to visit in August for my birthday.

Could it get much better? I really don’t think so. But I just want you to promise me one thing… When you start to judge my dark circles and haggard appearance, please remember this post. And then think about impromptu happy hours, brunches, and spur of the moment weekend getaways on top of all of this, and cut me some slack! 🙂

Make sure you’re following along on Twitter and Instagram, okay? Let’s stir up this summer!

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  1. 5.16.13
    viv said:

    Sounds like an amazing summer you have ahead of you! And I can’t wait to see you at the event next week 😉

  2. 5.16.13
    Katie said:

    Ohmygosh I love this post! I feel the same way – not really sure how it’s almost summer already!? Definitely exciting and I’m totally loving all your fun plans!!

    P.S. I’m oh-so-jealous of that summer Friday deal you’ve got going on at work?! Can I move to NYC and work with you? 😉

  3. 5.16.13
    Meg said:

    I’ve been to Freeman’s!
    They have amazing food and the decor/space is oh so cute!

  4. 5.16.13
    Rose said:

    Don’t forget fitting my birthday celebration in there somewhere 😉 Also, we’re opening our store in Southampton in a week or so, you need to visit when you’re out there (& I’m a little jealous that you’re spending a whole weekend there haha)! I wish I could be joining you next weekend, especially for the beach. I can’t wait for this summer!!

  5. 5.16.13
    Staci said:

    Sounds like a great summer ahead of you…I can’t wait for my summer weekends! Freemans is a great spot also

  6. 5.16.13
    michelle said:

    sounds like a great summer!

  7. 5.16.13
    anngelik said:

    Lovely pictures and I have the same leopard print sandals, are they from Sam Edelman as well? And I know, these past few months have flown by so fast!


  8. 5.16.13
    Deanna G. said:

    Aaaand now is when you can hand your life over to me 😀 Sounds like an awesome summer!

  9. 5.16.13
    Agi said:

    Loving all the fabulous nail colour!!!


  10. 5.16.13

    Happy Summer!

  11. 5.16.13
    Carly said:

    Sounds like an amazing summer!


  12. 5.16.13
    Chelsea said:

    So jealous of the amazing Summer you’ve got coming up! Loving that minty Essie polish too.

    Chelsea & The City

  13. 5.16.13
    Lara said:

    Sounds like you have an amazing time ahead of you! I don’t have too much lined up – just a few vacations here and there. Nothing like you! Hope you enjoy the next few months, Jessica!

    xox Lara

  14. 5.16.13

    Can’t wait for our date next week! This post has me super excited for summer. Bring on the Hamptons!

  15. 5.17.13
    Nicole said:

    Lovely photos! Love the nice view!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,