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Drinks, Grub, and Good People

Over the weekend my roommate’s parents visited to help her move to Chicago for a few months (read: VERY SAD DEPRESSED SAHRA in the future). Whenever they’re in town they graciously treat us to meals, drinks, and shopping at the top places in the city.

For brunch we went to the famed, timeless B Bar and Grill on Bowery.  I wore a Targeet dress, with my DB Sandals, vintage bag, and my hair in a bun I made using the tutorial from Forever Amber, which can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After brunch and packing up Eliza’s bedroom we headed to Cafe Bar, an adorable lounge that doubles as a day time family destination in Astoria, Queens. Not only is the decor amazing, but they offer amazing food and drinks. We met up with a family of friends to say hello to their son and played Pictionary while I sipped Very Berry Mojitos. This adventure was immediately followed by a cab to the UES for our favorite classic Italian restaurant, Giovanni’s Venticinque.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the amazing, filling, delectabe meal we rushed downtown for a super secret last surprise for my best friend… Harry Potter in Imax/3D! Though I’d already seen the movie, seeing it in Imax/3D was even better, and the company was perfection.

For the evening’s events I wore this BCBG dress, Aldo wedges, and a Forever 21 varsity jacket.

All in all, it was an amazing last day, though now I’m rather sad. and alone. well, more fashion for you to enjoy then!

My Weekend of Eats

The past week has been crazy. Last Friday was just…emotional, to say the least. I skipped everything I was supposed to do that day in order to lay around in my Victoria’s Secret Pink and go out for some retail therapy. The only good thing that came from Friday? I finally got that YSL orange lipstick I’ve been wanting! I feel like it’s the only red/orange I can wear with my bright hair without looking like a five dollar hooker.

Saturday was a day of indulgence and gluttony. It began with brunch at my favorite spot, Cafeteria ofcourse! then a much needed nap before dinner at the fabulously fancy Giovanni’s on the Upper East Side. I had a four course meal, including picking off of everyone else at the table. the favored dishes? My appetizer of baby artichoke hearts with pistachios, Anne’s appetizer of rissotto topped with black truffles, Eliza’s roast duck, raspberry sorbet, and ofcourse, the tiramisu. We went through three delicious bottles of wine, as well as being treated to limoncello by Mr. Giovanni himself. But seriously, the tiramisu is to die for. If you ever have the funds or opportunity to treat yourself to Giovanni’s, please try this dessert!

Sunday was another day of indulgence, as well as retail therapy. I began with brunch at The Viceroy on 8th and 18th, which I’d never been to before. I left with a new favorite brunch spot. Mimosa’s and bloody Mary’s were only $5 with the purchase of an entree, and my entree, stuffed challah french toast, was a pallette pleaser.

The cinnamon sugar coated granny smith apples truly made the plate. The fresh fruit and melon on the side was a nice touch as well. Shopping went as planned, and I spent a good hour in All Saints in SoHo, falling in love with spring time dresses and swimsuits. Sadly, I’m not too keen on their bikini bottom fit; I feel it is only purposed for tanning and lack of movement.

Dinner was eaten at a unique Williamsburg sushi house called Sapporo Haru. It became my favorite sushi spot a few weeks ago when I noticed their extremely low priced miso soup and their sweet potato tempura rolls, another must-try.

As far as fashion, I pretty much lived in tights, my black wedges, and some dress mix with my pink cardi and wool jakcet with the leopard trim.

And well, that was my semi-unfashionable yet delicious weekend. I ate my feelings and am now fully paying off with tight jeans for my first week of my new job.