Getaway Guide: NYC | places to eat and things to do to get your Started in New York city

Getaway Guide: NYC | places to eat and things to do to get your Started in New York city

I LOVE traveling, and I love sharing restaurants and things to do so other people can enjoy the same amazing destination. There are so many options, ESPECIALLY in a place like NYC, that the lists of good eats and things to do and see are endless. My getaway guides are simply meant to give you a head start so you’re not going into a trip totally clueless. You’ll find middle of the road restaurant options, and a few things to get your day started with adventure. I’m a huge fan of going with the flow when I travel, but I’ve found doing a bit of researching and pre-planning helps me get the most out of a new city or area. So, consider this your basic research. I’m going to give you deets by area so you have some places to hit as you explore the island.

Shannon + Craig | The Foundry at Puritan Mill | By Amanda

Shannon + Craig | The Foundry at Puritan Mill | By Amanda

This is a wedding I won’t soon forget! Rap-loving goddess Shannon was the epitome of the perfect bride in a stunning long-sleeved Wtoo gown, and her joy was unmatchable. There were several moments throughout the day she stopped and soaked in such a magical day (colored in perfect Autumn neutrals) as she prepped to marry the Jay-Z to her Beyonce, Craig.

5 Healthy Grab 'n Go Snacks for Busy Season // Healthy living ideas for creatives on the go

5 Healthy Grab 'n Go Snacks for Busy Season // Healthy living ideas for creatives on the go

Anyone that knows me knows I ALWAYS have food with me. I can’t go on road trips without loading down on munchies, and panic if I head to someone’s house not knowing if there is any food present. (These might be some things I should look into working on.) Whenever I’m in the throws of busy season (10 months out of the year), the first thing to go are healthy eating habits. I’ve found that food prep is imperative to being sure I eat well when I’m running crazy, and eating well is imperative to managing stress, feeling bomb, avoiding the “wedding hangover”, and having the energy to just stay alive. I’ve put together a few of my favorite snacks I can grab on the way out the door!

Shelby + Tj | Georgia Wedding As seen in The Celebration Society | By Katie

Shelby + Tj | Georgia Wedding As seen in The Celebration Society  | By Katie

“Shelby and TJ’s wedding was the perfect combination of casual and enchanting. The couple exchanged vows in front of a wooden arbor (built by the groom!) decorated with an arrangement of pink and white blooms. Shelby’s bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses in shades of lavender and blush and were escorted down the aisle by groomsmen in dress shirts and ties…”

Addison | Alpharetta Senior | By Amanda | Georgia Senior Portrait Photographer

Addison | Alpharetta Senior  | By Amanda | Georgia Senior Portrait Photographer

I could try and emcompass the beauty of this gal with my own words, but you’ll get a beautifully painted picture from her’s:

“Little story of mine : started high school as a broken young girl with big insecurities. High school popularity and pressure to fit in really did get the best of me. These insecurities that I had deep down were what was guiding my every move. I look back and I see a girl who would give into things God never had in store for her. I made poor decisions and treated people badly. My heart would try to compensate for my insecurities by saying and thinking things that were insanely selfish and self conceded…”