THINGS WE DID AND PLACES WE WENT... PART I


i had a moment last week where i realized i could stretch these thanksgiving posts out into oblivion and back if i wanted to... but i am going to "show some restraint" (thanks mom) and be a lady about this. so, just two posts full of photos completely lacking any order or method whatsoever. 

okay!

my new favorite things to do when visitors come to town are as follows and i quote: 
✓ city bakery
✓ lower fifth avenue
✓ chelsea market.

so that is what we did on wednesday.

this is my very favorite shop in the city. it's full of mounted trophy and sleek furniture and faux lumberjack modernism. it's a dream.

hey theo gimme knucks

brandon took these fantastic photos and i like to call them: "we lovin girls aren't exactly the kardashians but don't spoil our fun okay?"
(p.s. i feel like we all have a spirit kardashian, and mine is kourtney.)

zonked. oh and hey check out the wall paper at city bakery, i am obsessed with it:

this is how brandon feels about crowds.

on tuesday morning all the siblings (minus blake--blake we missed you!) met up for brunch at sarabeth's on central park south. it was rainy and dreary out and as we ate our eggs benedict and turkey burgers we watched as the rain out the window slowly turned to snow. it was pretty darn magical. the windows were just starting to frost over, we all had atrociously messy hair on and we were in our scratchiest wool sweaters, and i couldn't stop smiling. it was just us kids. like we were playing make believe grown ups. it felt like one of those moments i'd always remember. i wish i could have my sisters with me all the time.

hey huck gimme knucks.

65 comments:

  1. I can't believe how much your dad and Henry look alike! Two handsome men! :)

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  2. Love your photos....and I'm still laughing at your "Kardashian" comment, so funny! Mine would be Kourtney too ;)

    We went to Sarabeth's on our very first visit to NYC too.

    Have a great day!!

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  3. hahahaha, "gimme knucks." you're maybe probably definitely the wittiest blogger i read! thanks for that!

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  4. Loving the "gimme knucks"! You're right about the Kardashian comment. My best friend is a Khloe. I'm more of a Kourtney. I really love your writing. You gave me a much needed laugh today :)

    xo
    Rachel
    http://picklesandchapstick.blogspot.com/

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  5. I My spirit Kardashian is definitely Khloe. You are so right that everyone has one. :)

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  6. gorgeous photos! looks like an amazing time.

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  7. You and your sister look IDENTICAL. Woah. So pretty!

    molly
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  8. what fun times! you have a beautiful family. and p.s. I am definitely Kim.

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  9. my spirit kardashian, being the oldest child, is totally kourtney. but I have kim's romanticism and khloe's height. and you and your sisters look so much alike! and yay for baby knucks!

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  10. Has your mum had her hair cut? She looks amazing!

    Love these photos. I'm an only child and I LOVE it, but seeing these photos kind of make me wish for sisters for a day at least,

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  11. organic modernism and homemade mallows all in the same post?! oh be still my soul.

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  12. You and your mom look so much alike, wow! Great photos :) Will definitely check these places out whenever I'm back in NYC.

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  13. Ohh loved these!I'd say you are all much more lovely than the Kardashians;)

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  14. Such a posh fun family you have!

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  15. My inner Kardashian is definitely Kourtney as well. All you sisters are so beautiful and look identical!!

    I feel like every time I go into the city, I do the same things. You need to be my tour guide the next time I come!

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  16. Gorgeous pictures, gorgeous YOU ALL.

    (That sounded unintentionally Yoda-esque.)

    Love the "looking around the table and smiling/moment to remember" moment...sniff!

    My spirit Kardashian would be a cross-between Kourtney and Khloe. Also? I can imitate their nasally/monotone voices like no one else. Hahah!

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  17. Totally digging the "Spirit Kardashian!!". Mine is definitely Kourtney. I have a feeling I will be asking everyone that question this week. Love it

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  18. Your mom's hair looks AWESOME.

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  19. your whole family is beautiful. are beautiful?
    take me to these places! we are, i think, coming up next weekend, possibly. hennathon?

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  20. I've found a new favorite picture: baby fist bumps. Officially made my day.


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  21. your sister and her hubby stealing a smooch??? JUST STOP.

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  22. Ok, first, can we have a moment of silence for your moms jacket?!?! Ahhhhhmazing! Next, I am so glad you brought up our "Spirit Kardashian" ... See I am torn, I think I want my S.K. to be Kourtney but, It's really Kim... why do I have to be so complicated...

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  23. love that last photo. you all look so much alike, but particularly you and amanda.

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  24. Aaaww love the last photo and the fist pump photos. Too adorable :)

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  25. the little boy in the stroller. zonked haha absolutely adorable. put a smile on my face :)

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  26. you know, your mother is QUITE FABULOUS. i mean, gosh! all of you are! Xx

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  27. Funny, I totally thought you would say Khloe. Kourtney is a babe but the few times I've watched Khloe seems the most likeable and actually funny. So I'm going to have to chose Khloe myself because I find myself HILARIOUS *sigh*

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  28. i like that last photo a lot :)

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  29. theo + huck = too much cuteness.

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  30. My spirit Kardashian is a weird blend of Kim and Khloe. I have the desire to be as high maintenance as Kim but my Khloe side will not have it.

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  31. Love the spirit Kardashian thought. I'm for sure a Khloe. At least I hope I seem like a Khloe. homegirl's got a sharp tongue and wit I hope I come remotely close to achieving on my 'best wit' days ;)

    Ps. Love all the pics of your family visiting you in NYC. My hubby and I actually just got back from our trip to nyc. It was our first visit and it was absolutely unbelievable. Thanks so much for the recommendation! We are so happy we didn't postpone!

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  32. Please, please, PLEEEEEEASE where did you get your brunch sweater???

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  33. i love the boys giving knucks!! such cute boys. oh, and my spirit kardashian is totally kourtney.

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  34. I recently discovered your blog and I love it! In my mind you are like my bff, ha!! You are so ralatable and the love for your family is palbable! Thank for sharing your lifestyle!

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  35. A SPIRIT KARDASHIAN??? Seriously, you are a *brilliant* writer

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  36. I am a big believer in not showing any restraint when it comes to a big ol' post with a lot of pictures. I'm pretty sure I lost nearly all of my readers after giving a recount of our trip to Iceland. Whoops!
    xx,
    Kate at ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com

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  37. Awww those were gorgeous photos, Natalie. It looks like you had a beautiful visit with you family. Happy Holidays!
    xx
    Kate
    www.365til30.com

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  38. I could read posts like these all day, every day. I enjoy seeing the family, the sites, the stolen smooches -- and of course the clothes. As for spirit Kardashian, I'd have to say Khloe personality/Kourtney style. Is that OK? I say Yes.

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  39. Oh a spirit Kardashian may be the funniest/best thing you've ever written! Mine's Khloe ;)

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  40. your dad looks like my dad kind of...spooky

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  41. aww so sweet to have your family to visit! i am dying over your kardashian reference.. i never thought of that before but YES you sisters remind me of that! dark haired beauties. i've always said i'm kourtney. she's my fave.

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  42. Love the moment you described at brunch with your family. Sometimes it's those simplest moments that are the most memorable and the most magical.

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  43. Dear God! My baby boy needs that raccoon sweater! Pretty please can you share where it's from?!

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  44. Gorgeous photos and writing, as always! I really just love how your pictures look so.. crisp? I feel like crisp is the word. You feel like you're seeing everything in person rather than through a photo. I think that makes sense. Anyway, Huck and Theo are the cutest! Your mom's hair is so chic - she is stunning! Also, I'm obsessed with your spirit Kardashian idea. Mine is Khloe.

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  45. Kourtney Kardashian is definitely my favorite! Great spirit choice ;)
    xo TJ

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  46. These photos are such a beautiful love letter to NYC. Makes me miss it! Looks like you had such wonderful family time as well.

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  47. sometimes I can't even tell you apart from your sister's in these posts! you guys all have such great style, even your mother!

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  48. also, that furniture store! like Aiden's furniture store from Sex and The City!

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  49. Seeing your pictures makes me wish my whole family could come visit us in Chicago! It looks like you had a blast. I love your description of the siblings "playing gownups" at brunch. I've felt that way with mine before, too. And my youngest siblings are 20 and 22, so they're still single and living that life. It'll be crazy when we're all grown up and married and having kids!

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  50. Dude, Natalie. My Kardashian spirit is Kourtney too. My husband tells me I sound like her all the time (not sure that's a good thing, but whatever... must be the way I pronounce my r's). Your sisters are gorgeous and your mom is a total babe. Pretty sure you need your own reality show. Lovin is a brand/marketing dream name come true.

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  51. Natalie, I love your sweater in the bottom two pictures! Where did you get it?

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  52. Spirit Kardashian? I just about died when I read that. (I'm obviously Khloe)

    Ps: Brandon's beard is coming along quite nicely!

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  53. I didn't know you had a nephew. I have two little boys and their names are Henry and Theo (although he goes by Teddy mostly)!

    Two thumbs up on name choices! (PS...boys names are hard, no?)

    amy

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  54. I didn't know you had a nephew. I have two little boys and their names are Henry and Theo (although he goes by Teddy mostly)!

    Two thumbs up on name choices! (PS...boys names are hard, no?)

    amy

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  55. i would go with the kourtney spirit too....

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  56. kourtney is mine as well. yeeow.

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  57. Am I the only one who scrolled through this whole thing without reading a word, believing that you had 2 brothers and 2 sisters, only to see one of your sisters kissing one of the men I thought was your brothers on the mouth in the very last picture. So, probably not your brother. Note to self: read once in a while! I'm a little freaked out! Haha!

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  58. I am, like, commenting on some vintage posts, but I so don't care. (1) "The Don." I laughed out loud. Your dad seems to be quite awesome. (2) I feel Brandon on the crowd thing: YUCK-O.

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  59. I am, like, commenting on some vintage posts, but I so don't care. (1) "The Don." I laughed out loud. Your dad seems to be quite awesome. (2) I feel Brandon on the crowd thing: YUCK-O.

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