Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites 3.25.16

03/25/2016 9 Comments

Yay it’s Friday! Excited for the Easter Weekend 🙂 I’m also excited for this favorites this week…

Balancing In Heels

balancing in heels kristin cavalleri laguna beach the hills

I wasn’t the biggest fan of Kristin Cavalleri during the Laguna Beach days. I was a HUGE Lauren fan and still am 🙂 However through the years I’ve become more of a fan when she shares her little family and lifestyle choices through Instagram. Her book inspired me to take clean eating more seriously and I can’t wait to try a few of her recipes. I also enjoyed her honest depiction of her marriage to Jay Cutler, Quarterback of the Chicago Bears. I recommend it if you are looking for an easy read and some great lifestyle tips.

Ultimate Guide to Roof Top Bars in NYC

empire state building NYC view

I came across this Thrillist article on Roof Top Bars in NYC while in NYC this week. I was working from a hotel roof top and enjoying the gorgeous view of the Empire State Building and the 70 degree weather when I thought  why don’t I do this more often in the city?! I started searching on Pinterest for the best spots rooftop bars when I came across this aspirational list of places to visit. I will start checking them off my list when I’m back next week. For now let’s just dream about a Friday Happy Hour at one of these beauties 🙂


Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas Girls Trip

nassau Bahamas atlantis resort

In case you missed my post from Wednesday and because it was my favorite trip to date, I had to make it a Friday Favorite. The Atlantis is magical and perfect for a girls getaway. I’m so lucky that I got to experience that wonderful trip with many of the women in my family 🙂 You can find it here!

Places Still To Go-Pinterest Board

Follow Amanda @ Cupcake’s board Places Still To Go / Travel on Pinterest.
I’ve been pinning like crazy lately and all the pin’s are inspiring me to plan another trip from my list of “Places Still To Go”. I’d love to get more inspiration so leave your Pinterest username in the comments below so I can follow some more boards!

Dancing With the Stars

Every season gets me. DWTS was back this wee and I’m already hooked again, even without Julianne & Derek Hough. Do you have a Reality TV show that’s been around awhile that keeps on bringing you back?!

Happy Friday Friends!!

Cupcake N Dreams

New Yorker blogging about travel and lifestyle things that make me happy!


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    i LOVED the premier of DWTS! There is so much talent right off the bat this season!!

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      Hi Darcy! Thanks for stopping by:-) I couldn’t believe the talent on the premiere of DWTS. I wasn’t so sure how anybody would do, but of course I always under estimate everyone!

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    Candice @ She's Leaning In


    Wait…I haven’t watch DWTS yet…and Derek’s not there? I’m crushed! I didn’t know! Oh well, at like Mark Ballas is still there 🙂

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      Hi Candice! Thanks for stopping by! I was sad to learn that Derek and Julianne both took this season off. HOWEVER, yes we still have us some Mark and Val!

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    Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood


    I don’t watch DWTS, but I do understand the lure – I’m the same way with America’s Next Top Model – I never intend to watch it but each season i end up sucked in!

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      Hi Morgan! Thank you for stopping by:-) I used to get so sucked into America’s Next Top Model as well, I’m not even sure why I don’t still watch it. Those early season were TV Gold!

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    I don’t usually watch DWS but caught the premier and it was so good! I might be watching this season 🙂

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    I’ll have to check out Kristen’s book!

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      Cupcake N Dreams


      Thanks for stopping by Erica! Kristen gave a lot of food and fashion tips in her book that I enjoyed!