Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
...that this is my new favorite restaurant!
For brunch on my birthday we went to Balthazar. Typically I would call this place a bit of a tourist trap. However, the food more than made up for it. I'll narrate below.
20 Spring St.
New York, NY
Peach Bellini, iced coffee, bloody mary, and a bread basket that I'm still enjoying three days later...
Scrambled eggs in a puff pastry with asparagus and mushrooms.
Friday night we trekked down to the East Village for lobster rolls from Luke's. This tiny joint delivers some of the best fresh seafood I've had in NYC. There's also one on the UES and I hear they deliver!
93 E. 7th St.
Upper East Side
242 E. 81st St.
Two lobster rolls, two sodas, and chips. They even have crab claws, my favorite.
Katelyn tried the crab roll.
Look at those meaty lobster claws!
The moon pies are not from Luke's. After we ate, we stopped by a friend's party for her roommate. They are both from the south so moon pies, which hail from Chattanooga were appropriately the cake!
One of my favorite go-to spots with guests from out of town is Barcibo Enoteca on the Upper West Side. It is always busy, but yet they'll still find you a table, and always very very yummy. This past weekend, my friend Katelyn was in town and I immediately thought of Barcibo. We grabbed a seat at the bar and enjoyed a fantastic meal of lemon-y risotto with artichokes and sausage as well as the prosciutto, pesto, mozzarella, and tomato panini, yum! For dessert, the tiramisu parfait was irresistible so we went for it and enjoyed every bite. Please stop by, you wont regret one ounce of this meal!
2020 Broadway (at 69th St.)
New York, NY
Friday, June 25, 2010
Anyway, the flower I've chosen for this Friday is the Magnolia. There is nothing sweeter, nothing more delicate, and not much that's more "Southern" than this flower. While searching through photos to share, my mind wandered to a movie that shares the same title and at the same time also shares some of the emotions I've been having this week. For those of you who've seen it, I'm guessing you've seen it more than once like me and every time it comes on TBS, you stop and watch a little, it's just that kind of movie isn't it? The women in the film have always represented to me the fantastic and everlasting bond that women have the ability to share. Men, I know I've lost you here, move on to the pics if you wish. The relationship between Shelby and M'Lynn is so poignant and real to me at this point in my life; a mother who wants the best for her daughter but sometimes has trouble letting go and allowing that to happen for her, and a daughter who wants to experience life no matter how difficult or scary but still desperately needs her mother's support. In the past few years, my mother and I have struggled with similar issues. I know we still have many years of this back and forth ahead of us, but today, there's nothing I want more than to thank her. Thank her for all that she's done for me to make it to this point, thank her for accepting me and loving me when I know I'm the biggest brat in the world, and most of all thank her for giving me life! I'm 26 mom, I've never been arrested (knock on wood), I have a job, wonderful friends, a boy who loves me, and I am very very happy, good job mom. Now look at some magnolias okay?
Pink is her signature color.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
whatever you call it, I like it and it's all here today for this Wednesday's dose of color!
Aren't these save the dates fantastic? Their whole wedding was school-themed. This color's compliment is certainly a bright shade of red/orange/or pink.
Last week one of my favorite bloggers, Helena at A Diary of Lovely posted this adorable and well-designed home in Sausalito, CA. When I was in college, I visited a friend who lived in Sausalito and instantly fell in love. I loved the way the hillside looked with hundreds of interesting looking apartments and homes tucked in close together. It really felt like a fun community and is on my top five for places I'd like to live someday. If I did, this house would work just fine for me considering I'm used to the tiniest studio in Manhattan! Check out the kitchen and all of the other images on Helena's fabulous blog here.
A cute front porch with bright red planters welcome guests.
Right away you feel like this is a comfy, casual home to relax in.