For my 40th birthday, I wanted to celebrate by having a little solo time. So, I booked a trip to New York City, sans kids, sans Giant. And it was fabulous! I needed this getaway to refresh my soul and to live in the moment. I got to catch up with old and new friends over coffee, stayed in a gorgeous Upper West Side apartment (thanks, Cecilia!), snuck in family photo sessions with two of my favorite families from Chicago, saw a Broadway show, and oh hey, even met the gorgeous Caila Quinn for breakfast a couple times. No biggie. Of course, being the foodie that I am, I sought out all the delicious New York food, including breakfast at Balthazar, cronuts at Dominique Ansel Bakery, Charlie Bird for dinner… and much, much more. Check out my lookbook here for what I packed and wore for my New York trip, and scroll down for more detail shots! I can’t wait to come back in September–maybe next time I’ll pack flats with me!