How An All-Girls Staycation Weekend Reminded Me To Enjoy Every Single Moment

"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here, we should dance." —Anonymous

Fabiola, Marlena, Nanthale, Myself, Jonquel and Brooke at Sunday brunch at Alice's Tea Cup. All looks provided by Eloquii.

As I blogged about a few days ago, I spent my birthday weekend having a girls only NYC staycation with five other fellow lifestyle bloggers. It was a weekend filled with great times, lots of laughs and a few firsts and fearless moments for me personally. You can read more here.

While Day #1 focused on more team-building activities where we all engaged with each other and learned a lot about each other, Day #2 was about food and relaxation. And I was ALL ABOUT IT. lol

First up, Sunday brunch at Alice's Tea Cup, this magical and whimsical tea spot that offers so much deliciousness with a Alice in Wonderland theme.



We were welcomed at the Chapter ii location warmly, where we ordered some teapots, the three-tiered stand filled with tasty scones, sandwiches and sweets. I also had the crepes with Nutella and bacon. Yum!

Before the food came - I loved the mismatched tea cups and plates.

After the food arrived... it was sooooo amazing!
The service was impeccable there - food was brought quickly and refills followed. They have this chicken hash side dish, which is basically diced potatoes with cubes of grilled chicken mixed in. It was so delicious! And they were not skimpy with the bacon in my crepe. My favorite scone was the blueberry coconut and the cookies were to die for.

We also had a celebrity sighting -- there was a private party happening towards the back and actress Scarlett Johansson came in and headed back there. She said hi to us and smiled as she passed our table. I wanted to pass out! LOL!

Special thanks to Alice's Tea Cup for having us for brunch. I know I definitely want to go back. It's so worth the experience AND the food. Click here to check out their official website (they have three locations in NYC to suit your needs).

Me having a Red Queen moment.

Nanthale, Myself and Jonquel wearing Eloquii





I thought it would be fitting to wear a bold and dramatic dress to brunch because it's an Alice in Wonderland theme so anything fun goes, right? 

This magical red dress from Eloquii is ME in a nutshell. It was like it was made for me. I love the color red, I love ruffles, I love a fit and flare dress and I just love having fun with fashion. I'm wearing the size 28.

I loved the bra friendly straps too! It gave me an excuse to wear my new Goddess Full Coverage Underwire Bra in Scarlet Red that I got at Livi Rae Lingerie last month when I was in Atlanta. This bra is amazing and I loved how they knew which styles and what size was perfect for me (my bra size changed AGAIN!). You can buy that bra here (it also comes in black, brown and nude).

I then paired the dress with my new Pumas that I treated myself to for my birthday. Leopard print is such an amazing neutral that pairs well with almost every color. I especially love pairing leopard with red so it was no-brainer for me to wear them with this gorgeous red dress. I got these sneakers on sale and they are now sold out on their website but I have learned that Puma has a ton of cute stuff on sale and constantly update their sale assortment. 

However, I did find them at 6pm.com on sale HERE for $54.99. FYI, they are men's sneakers so be mindful of that when choosing your size. They're very comfy too!



While we were taking pictures, we experienced another celebrity sighting. Adam Sandler was walking past, carrying his child and he looked over and yelled out "All of you look good!". Yessss! Only in NYC...







All in all, brunch was amazing and I felt like a queen with my red dress, crown and leopard print sneakers. Next up is the spa and it was such a magical experience that I am going to blog about it on Monday all on its own. So stay tuned!

You can shop our looks from Eloquii below:

Me: Ruffle Detail Fit and Flare Dress in Lollipop  SHOP

Nanthale: Asymmetrical Cold Shoulder Dress  SHOP

Brooke: Textured Column Dress with Rib Trim  SHOP

Jonquel: One Shoulder Dress with Side Slit  SHOP

Marlena: Collared Eyelet Fit and Flare Dress  SHOP

*This post is in collaboration with Eloquii and Alice's Tea Cup but all thoughts and opinions are my own. This post also contains some affiliate links and I'll earn a small commission if you shop through them.  This is one of the ways I can continue to bring you inspiring content. Thank you!

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