VIRGINIA LUCAS HART

My Weekend

NYC, updateVirginia HartComment

How was your weekend? I hope it was a good one! Mine?...it was a productive one, consisting of cleaning and calligraphy work and an invitation design meeting with a special bride-to-be and phone consultations with our wedding vendors and random errands I never have time to do during the work-week. But don't let me fool you. It was also a really, really lazy one. Patrick was gone for most of the time so I parked myself on our chair-that's-pretending-to-be-a-couch and watched Steel Magnolias (totally sobbed. SOBBED, i say. oh also...if anyone asks, our wedding colors are "blush and bashful" just like Shelby says), and then I watched Something's Gotta Give...twice. That's right! It came on TV two times, one right after the other, and I sat there entertained through both. WHO AM I? I went to bed too late, got up too early, but took a nap each day. I read books and magazines and painted my nails. It was glorious!

It wasn't all work/laziness, though -- I had two special outings. On Friday I went to the Bethenny Frankel show - !!!

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^^^ This picture was actually taken years ago. My dad & I were on the Upper East Side and Bethenny & Jason came out of a store. This was pre-marriage and pre-fame, but she was as nice as she could be. She's huh-larious, driven, and smart -- and I think she's pretty great.

Anyway! I thought, I have to go to a taping of her new show! I reached out to my friend, Kate, and we made a fun Friday afternoon out of it.

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photo 3-5 ^^^ how fun is the set?!photo 5-3love Kate's shoes! ^^^photo 4-6^^^ we totally matched in our blue.

It's wild to see everything from the audience's perspective. It was honestly one big dance party beforehand & between the different segments of the show. Bethenny doesn't read from any sort of cue card -- she's very articulate, but you really never know what she's going to say. We saw her laugh, we saw her cry, we saw another celebrity guest, we might have even seen Bethenny...as a blonde. Tune in tomorrow to see! ;) Interested in going to a taping? Get (free!) tickets here.

Also....little did Bethenny know she made our night when THIS happened.

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My friend, Mimi, & I had plans to meet up with friends from out of town but we met up beforehand for a little date. We went to Acme in Noho and the food was outstanding! I'd highly recommend. Later that night, we ended up craving dessert (we're piggy-wiggies) so we checked out a spot she had heard of & had been wanting to try - The Smile.

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 It's my new favorite gem in the city! ^^^

We walked in asking if they served dessert and they smiled (ha!) and handed us this menu:

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To be fair, the ice cream & peanut butter/jelly cookie (sounds odd, but oh my goodness...a must-try!) were on the house. ^^^

Oh but yes, i did order myself a cold glass of milk :)

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So! If you're planning a weekend trip to NYC, check out the Bethenny show...Acme...and The Smile :)

----- just don't be weird and watch the same movie twice.