2017 Friday Favorites!


It’s the last Friday of 2017! Since I tend to post a round-up of favorites on Friday’s, I figured I would make Friday Favorites a whole bunch of favorites from the year.

Friday Favorites

Three Fun Trips!

I was in Chicago back in March and still think about the deep dish pizza.

gino's east pizza

A few days at Foxwoods with a stop out east at the wineries is a quick little road trip I would like to take again this coming summer!

wineriesAnd our recent weekend in Boston was really special too! It all happened so fast but my son and I had a great time at the Islanders game, meeting the players and I got to see Sarah too. Oh and the Max Brenner fondue. That counts as a favorite for sure.

max brenner fondue

My 39th Birthday

2017 was my last birthday in my 30’s — um, how crazy is that? I spent the afternoon and evening doing just what I like to do best – shopping in the city, eating frozen yogurt at Bloomingdale’s, playing with makeup and out for dinner at Hillstone.

brownie sundae

Best Summer Ever.

A major favorite from 2017 was the summer. My son had the time of his life on his teen tour while I had my summer of freedom.

So many great highlights from this summer which I featured in this best of summer post back in August.

fire island

Favorite Races:

I can’t really say that I have a favorite race because I only ran two and honestly forgot about one of them (the 10 mile race) until writing up this post! I didn’t even run a half marathon this year which is really weird for me but I can’t complain because it was my choice.

Rather than pick a favorite race, it makes more sense to say that my favorite running moment from this year was making the decision to drop my usual running routine. I run less on average these days and don’t really care. Some weeks are closer to what I used to run and some weeks are less and that’s just fine. It’s where I am in life right now. 🙂

That being said, I still plan to enter the NYCM lottery in a few weeks! Why not, right? I’m not getting any younger.

Favorite Meals.

If I stop to think super quickly about my favorite meals from this year, I come up with the vegetarian tacos at Dos Caminos and the Cauliflower Pizza at Refuge.

dos caminos dinner

Favorite Dessert.

I ate a whole lot of dessert this year but I can easily pick two favorites. The Dancing With The Devil dessert at View and this monstrous chocolate cake from Pizzeria Uno.

chocolate cake

Favorite Beauty Product.

I’ve written countless posts about some of my favorite beauty products this year and I just cannot pick one favorite! I can’t even pick two.

Dior Makeup

Without writing a novel here, the three beauty products I do use every single day and can’t live without at this point are The Dior Flash Illuminizer, Hydra Life Lotion to Foam Cleanser, and Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm. Okay, and this Diorshow Khol Pen in black.

Favorite Fashion Find.

If I struggled to pick a favorite beauty product, you can be sure I am struggling to pick just one favorite fashion find from 2017!

How about glitter. Let’s go with glitter.

I wore these glitter sandals all summer.

glitter sandals

And now I will live in these glitter Tretorn sneakers that I finally picked up this week which were originally mentioned in my super cute sneakers post from last month.

tretorn glitter sneakers

Best Nine on Instagram.

Instagram said these were my best nine posts for 2017. I was not surprised that each one was food!

2017 best nine

Top Viewed Blog Posts.

I pulled the top 5 most viewed posts of the year. It’s always fun to see which posts make the list!

How To Roast Frozen Vegetables

Pure Barre On Demand Review

Cold S’mores (no bake & super easy)

Quirky Eating Habits or Disordered Eating?

Ways To Use The Everything But The Bagel Sesame Seasoning

I’ll be sharing my weekly workout recap post on Sunday but in case you miss that, have a very Happy New Year!

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Any big weekend plans?

Can you think off the top of your head what your favorite food, meal, or dessert was this year?


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  1. says

    Healthy and Happy New Year to you and your whole family! Thanks for making me think, laugh and often shop each weekday morning. You are a really awesome blogging friend, wonderful/good hearted individual—the internet sure is a wild phenomenon if you think about it, but it certainly sometimes broadens our contacts in such a positive way and you are one of those people for me! Have an awesome 2018❤️

  2. says

    You had a great 2017! I think the oysters and cocktails I had when we went to Orcas Island were the best meal from this year. No big plans for this weekend except ski lessons on New Year’s Day (when the slopes should be empty!).
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  3. says

    I want your glitter sandals AND your summer of freedom. But my kids are 5 and 3 so I’ll have to wait a few years . On the dessert side, did you know I worked for awhile in between jobs at Crumbs on 78th and 3rd. The one covered in mini M&Ms was my favorite. When I moved back to Nashville I even had them shipped to me for a while!
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