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Extended NYC Trip – It was Fate!


Today, i thought I would share what happened when the good ole Nor’Easter hit NYC while we were there! I had an amazing time with JAMBU and the bloggers, and we had planned to fly back to Charlotte on Wednesday. Well, other plans were in store! We received a message about our flight being cancelled, booked flights, so we could only leave Friday, March 23rd, when the weather had settled. So.. yes, thank you to Jambu as they helped when we were stuck for a night at the hotel.

I would spend most of the windy, snowy day at the Viceroy by recovering from all of the walking, and activity from the 2 days prior. It actually worked out quite well. My husband and I walked a few doors down to the Wallgreens, where I could get socks and we could get some snacks. See, the thing is, I prepared for showing off my Jambu sandals and athleisure wedges… Did I bring socks or other heavy duty shoes? No. I also asked myself, will I be staying beyonf the Jambu event? My plane ticket home said, “No”. I had to leave on Wednesday so I could get by “looking like Spring”, with my pink moto jacket and my Jambu wedges.. Umm, boy, I could have used a winter coat!! The picture of me standing in Times Square shoes me invisioning sunshine and warm weather.. while the real Jess, had shaking knees…

It was great to have a larger bathroom in the hotel and be able to relax and take a bath during the snow storm!

Carnegie Music Hall

Balto- The Sled Dog Statue

I made due, but i did get some strange looks, either by walking in the snow with my naked toes on display while going to Walgreens. Later, the looks would continue with my white socks worn with my Naomi Jambu Sandals… I called it “Grandpa-Chic” 🙂 

Anyhow, how did it turn out to be fate? Well, my brother, whose wife had a baby 4 months ago, just moved from Jersey City to a house in Hoboken. We had wanted to meet for breakfast so I could see my new nephew Aedan, before i left for Charlotte., As it turned out, my brother Tim, would be able to pick us up , we could stay there for the night and spend the day with him and little baby boy. I was very happy to be able to see my brother and my new nephew! Such a sweet little baby, I read him a story and he was fascinated by my printed floral top. My brother made a delicious pasta dinner, and I enjoyed a few glasses of Bordeaux. It was a great visit!

My little precious 4 month old nephew Aedan

Me having fun with Jack! My brother’s Pup. Yes, that’s my scarf!

Delicious bottle of Bordeaux we enjoyed!

It must have been meant to be that we stayed a few days later, as my hubby was able to get some wonderful pictures of Central Park, Manhattan, and spent the day with his dad ( who came in from Philly) enjoying the Gulliver’s Gate exhibit in NYC, Gulliver’s Gate, is minature sized models of cities around the world. The display is a permanent one, and is the size of a football field. Let’s just say, my hubby and his dad were there for quite a while!

Even with this delay, I found the most stressful part of the trip to be TSA and waiting in long lines that wouldn’t move with just 30 minutes until boarding! The actual flight was easy!

So, this trip, will be a memory for me of a wonderful experience I was afforded through blogging, as well as the first time I got to see my little nephew Aedan. It also marks a bit of a turning point for me, with my health, that I was able to walk the day in NYC , and even though I was pushing myself a bit, I was glad I did.


Have a great weekend!

and think of the silver lining around the clouds.

Jess xo

  • Ashley
    Posted at 11:11h, 05 April Reply

    The snow storm was meant to be for you!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Kristin McMillan
    Posted at 11:01h, 05 April Reply

    Such a beautiful post, Jess! I’m so glad you got temporarily snowed in (welcome to our wintry world!) so all these other wonderful things could happen, although I was shivering just reading about you traipsing around in NYC with your poor toes exposed! What a great discovery that your health allowed you to manage the whole trip; not easy, but YOU DID IT!! So happy you got to spend time with family and meet your sweetie nephew. XOXOX

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 11:20h, 05 April Reply

      Thank you Kristin! The hotel was amazing, so it wasn’t bad being snowed in there, and yes, so glad that i got to see my nephew and brother for a longer period than anticipated.
      jess x

  • Claire justine
    Posted at 02:42h, 04 April Reply

    Looks like a great trip Jess. I have always wanted to visit NYC 🙂 Beautiful photos.

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays 🙂 Hope you can join us today.

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:55h, 05 April Reply

      Thank you Claire, it was such a great time and i couldnt wait to see my nephew. xx

  • Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    Posted at 13:02h, 02 April Reply

    I’m sorry you were stuck in NYC, but it’s not a bad city to be stuck in! I’m glad you were able to stay in that beautiful hotel!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 09:38h, 03 April Reply

      Thank you Laura, yes it was a beautiful hotel, and certainly was a great place to stay when you get stuck in from snow. It really was a great time, and seeing my nephew was icing on the cake! xx

  • sandypatti
    Posted at 10:50h, 02 April Reply

    Combining the peerless NYC with a fun family event sounds like the absolute best. Even the weather, while troublesome, made everything look even prettier! xox


    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:56h, 02 April Reply

      Thanks Patti! It was wonderful. Really the best of both worlds, being about to hang out with bloggers and Jambu and seeing family and my new sweet nephew! xx

  • Jess Jannenga
    Posted at 12:26h, 31 March Reply

    Thanks so much, I was happy to see the little boy and spend time with him. He is fascinated with all kinds of things around him and I got to feed him too. We had a great visit. I bet you would love GG! It looked amazing, my hubby took lots of pics. xx

  • Andrea
    Posted at 11:47h, 31 March Reply

    Isn’t it funny by how things turn out! I am over the moon you got to meet your precious nephew and felt good to push though and enjoy. So let me tell you something, I am fascinated with miniatures, fascinated so I will now be reading every article on Gullivers Gate and make it a point to get there! Welcome home with all those great memories. xo

  • Bethany from CuteCapsuleLife
    Posted at 11:34h, 31 March Reply

    So glad it worked out that you could see that adorable baby!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 10:53h, 03 April Reply

      Thank you Bethany! I had a great time, and he was a sweetheart! xx

  • smithsuzanne2014
    Posted at 18:31h, 30 March Reply

    Sounds like a great trip! The pictures of your nephew are adorable and I’m so glad you got to spend some time with him! You always look great and I’m sure that the socks and Jambus will now become a trend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:25h, 31 March Reply

      It really was! I go with the flow more these days and it was wonderful to see Aedan. He is so sweet and he is now smiling. Haha! You made me laugh, wouldnt that be something if it did become a trend? xx

  • Amy Arnold
    Posted at 12:57h, 30 March Reply

    Aw so glad you were able to turn your canceled flight into some fun family time!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:24h, 31 March Reply

      Thank you Amy! Yes, it really did work out well. It was so good to see the little boy and my brother. xx

  • Blair
    Posted at 11:29h, 30 March Reply

    Oh, So beautiful photos! I love NYC! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Jodie
    Posted at 09:53h, 30 March Reply

    How perfect for you to get to see the baby!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Jess!!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:07h, 30 March Reply

      It was Jodie, it worked out great, and he is such a little sweetheart! xx

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 07:23h, 30 March Reply

    Well if I’m ever stuck in a snow storm I hope I am in a beautiful hotel in NYC! Wow!!! I’ve been to that Walgreen’s in Times Square – thank goodness they had socks for you. They probably cost a small fortune there. I remember we went to buy water and couldn’t believe the price! Honestly how great too that you were able to visit your brother and his family and get baby snuggles and wine!!! Have the best weekend my friend!

    • Jess Jannenga
      Posted at 12:28h, 31 March Reply

      kelly, it was nice that we could stay in the hotel and right across from CP> haha, it was so funny, i felt like a goof ball with the socks and sandals and yes, things are much pricer than Charlotte! It was a wonderful visit! Happy Easter to you! xx

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