web-favicon.jpg

I'm Haley- An Ohio mama living in New York City. I blog about our daily strolls, fashion, travels, and being a working mother.  

The Waldorf Birthday

My birthday present from the boys came a little early this year and it couldn't have been more perfect. The boys booked us a room at the Waldorf. Why is this special? Because we stayed just days before it officially closed for renovations. I mumble things all of the time to Sebastian. He has learned to dig through all of those things and to listen to what I'm really trying to say. A wonderful trait my husband has. Well, the week before I had been mumbling about what a shame it was that we had never stayed at the Waldorf and I was super bummed that it was closing for renovations. I honestly didn't think anything of it. I carried on my day as normal. I actually had work. With a double party booked I was exhausted and terribly late on leaving. I also was getting all my texts late. Earlier in the day, Sebastian had sent me a text of William all dressed up eating a cookie. I totally thought they had just went to a Dartmouth event and nothing of it. I had promised to meet them after I left work at an address (Starbucks) they had given me. I thought we were just going to grab food. I was late leaving and couldn't find a cab so power walked to the address. To my surprise- the boys were dressed up super cute. They both has suits jackets on. I of course apologized and then they told me to follow. I was completely out of it. I didn't pay attention at all. They walked me straight into the Waldorf. I remember thinking, we must be having dinner here because it's closing. However, they took me to the elevator..

IMG_1125.JPG

I was beyond excited and amazed. How amazing is it to walk into a Waldorf room with this? I, of course, teared up. The boys had booked a room, grabbed all of my stuff, and showered me with champagne. I mean nothing is more sweet than your husband grabbing all of the items you need to get dressed up. 

IMG_1095.JPG

The room was so perfect! Sebastian even packed William's robe so we could all wear robes. 

FullSizeRender.jpg

Sebastian told me that wasn't the only thing going on today. Apparently, Uncle Alex's flight got canceled and he was on his way back to the city. He told me Alex could either take William to our house or everyone stay. Many would have picked alone time but I love spending time with our family. I wanted us all to celebrate. We had two beds in the room and it was perfect for our whole family! We all went to explore the hotel after champagne. 

FullSizeRender.jpg
FullSizeRender.jpg
FullSizeRender.jpg
FullSizeRender.jpg

After spending around an hour exploring. Alex and William were exhausted. Alex had been traveling back and forth pretty much all day and William had been enjoying the Waldorf since 10am. I sent them up to the room to have pizza and lay down. This was like William's dream. Sebastian and I decided to go eat at the restaurant downstairs. While ordering drinks, we realized there was a drink special that included one of the Waldorf Cocktail books. I had to get one. We both decided to end this era of the Waldorf before the renovation and to make memories we were going to have any staff that helped us that night sign our book. 

IMG_1169.JPG

After drinks, stories from the staff, and tons of food we headed to bed. The next morning we had a fab breakfast and hung out around the hotel. The hotel was full of people like us and staff who were sad to say goodbye. I was sad to head home but the memories will stay with me forever. I'm so very blessed to have amazing boys in my life to spoil me with amazing adventures and memories. 

FullSizeRender.jpg
IMG_1172.JPG

Cheers to my early birthday present and kicking off my birthday month!

Blog Drought

Blog Drought

Ringing in 2017

Ringing in 2017