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Black Tie Hiking – As posted back on August 25th, we went up to Mohonk Mountain House, while there we hiked and went rock scrambling. Not only did I keep with tradition and used my Louis Vuitton backpack, I also tucked one of my black tie gowns in there.

This particular dress was purchased several years ago to attend my cousins black tie wedding. Rarely does it come out of the closet. However this year, it came out a few times.

Photos by One Shot Photo

Gown: Mieka ~ Mieka Boutique

Toward the end of the day, we stopped at Lilly Pond on Mohonk Mountain Preserve. On the backend of the mountain, the gravel trail descends in an S shape. Three quarters down the mountain, the trail becomes flat, the trees open up to wonderful clearly that perfectly showcases a small footbridge and Lilly Pond. Perfect spot to stop and do a photo shoot.


Once back on the Mohonk Mountain House property, I took advantage of the Greenhouse and Florist Garden. The garden is lush with many different floral patches and rich colors.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens Photography
The Metropolitan Opera, Opening Night Gala will be on September 22nd. Fortunately for us, we’ll be attending this year. I was thinking of purchasing a new gown but why bother. This dress has been worn at max, three times (including on the hike). That being said, I think this dress will work just fine for the event.
Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: Hermes | Ring: David Yurman | Watch: Michael Kors | Sunglasses: Burberry