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Mom’s Birthday & What I Wore

This year I did all I could to make my mother’s birthday the best it could be! I woke up earlier than her to make funfetti pancakes and blueberry coffee (in their coffee maker; which for me is a challenge as I’m a Keurig girl!). She loved her breakfast and relaxed all morning while i fixed up her bathroom with her tangible gift; a sand and seashell square-‘quarium’ alongside Seagrass and Seashore scented candles.

I took her out to lunch to an esteemed nearby eatery we’d never been to, Not Your Average Joe’s. We enjoyed a fresh pitcher of sangria, while she dined on vegetarian lasagne and I had a veggie burger with fries. It was an exceptional suburban dining experience and my mom seemed to thoroughly enjoy herself, to my pleasure.

She went to work, then a work meeting, then home to a homecooked seafood meal by my father and a chocolate tiered cake.

Happy Birthday Mom! ❤

Now, what I wore:

Forever 21 skirt and sweater

Guess? Bag

Wacoal bra from Nordstrom’s

(skirt and bra in the “haul” post here)

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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!

Punk Rock Princess

Lat Friday I dragged myself off my couch to go to dinner with a couple blogger friends.I blindly got dressed in a matter of minutes when I realized our reervations were an hour earlier than I originally thought. I think I managed a pretty killer look, don’t you think?

For dinner we went to Cafetasia, this lovely little Thai fusion place right by NYU. Nicole and I opted for frozen daiquiris, hers being pineapple something and mine strawberry banana. Monroe and Nike stayed away from the liquor, but still had delicious drinks(we all shared a bit for tasting purposes). I had a salad, delicious veggie spring rolls cut like sushi, and obviously, rice. I must say, I’m a queen with chopsticks, even when I’m being a goon.

I wore this dress from the 80’s this nice little thrift store around the corner from my apartment. It was only $5! While I feel like I’m going to my 1985 prom, I still love it, especially when I punk it out like I did here with my Jessica Simpson boots,TopShop, Stein and Blye, and Bali bracelets, Peter Grimm hat, and Aldo three finger ring. My bag was also thrifted, from Savers in East Providence, RI. And now, I leave you with a music video.

Bedford Ave

Since my boyfriend is an out-of-towner I decided to bring him to the heart of my Williamsburg neighborhood, Bedford Ave. We started by perusing some shops and restaurants before sitting down to eat at Black Bird, a place which does NOT have a quality Foursquare presence, but proved itself in our books.

The menu reeked of self deprecating and realist humor, which created a more laid back ambiance amidst the uptight gorgeous crowd that was already eating and drinking their mimosas. Our drinks came within a matter of minutes and our food within 10-15. My Greek salad had refreshingly melt-in-your-mouth feta (contrary to the frozen kind I get at PAX on my usual lunch breaks) and Cody raved about his BlackBird signature cheeseburger. We also ordered the cheese fries, which were great and had a hint of spice to perfect the batch.

After relishing in our meals and drinks we headed north to Beacon’s Closet, for some selfishness (hey, I brought him to the Men’s section first!) but was too full of bladder crushing liquor to focus on shopping.

After a much needed bathroom break we decided to head south in the hopes of crossing the Brooklyn Bridge; sadly I forgot that is much too far from walking distance.


Forever 21 shorts
H&M bracelet
CG flats
Vintage/Thrifted shirt, necklace, and scarf (used as a belt)

La Bernadin

Saturday evening began at my friend Mahsa’s where three girls attempted to assemble into dinner attire in one studio apartment. After that lengthy process my friends Mahsa, Eliza and I headed to the Bowery Hotel to meet up with some other friends for some pre dinner drinks. The hotel had just switched to their spring cocktail menu so three of us enjoyed the new “governor” which is a fresh, cucumber and mint infused gin cocktail which I highly suggest for a hot summer evening.

Next stop was uptown for an exceptional dinner…

La Bernadin is an acclaimed midtown restaurant with tasting menus based upon fish and eclectic wine pairings. As most of you know, I’m not a fish or meat eater, but thankfully my friend Mahsa convinced the restaurant to do a special vegetarian tasting menu for my Saturday night trip there, complete with specially paired wines.

My first course (of 7) was some lightly roasted fresh vegetables, followed up by a mushroom and greens salad in truffle oil; YUM.

Next came some more roasted vegetables along with some fried vegetables, all over seasoned cous cous. Somewhere in between there was white asparagus in an egg cream glaze…I’d never even known white asparagus existed but was so pumped and pleased I didn’t get a picture!

This was then followed by spinach handmade ravioli with mushrooms and seasoned spinach in an egg and oil sauce.

After these courses came the desserts; yes, dessertS.

Pre-Dessert #1 was a Greek panna cota with apple dices, apple gelatin, and a sliver of jalapeno, which was undetectable in the grand scheme of the slice.

Pre Dessert #2 was a La Bernadin specialy called “the egg”. It’s paired with an ale instead of wine and is heavily instructed to be consumed from the bottom up, strictly NO MIXING. It was….indescribable.  All I can say is go and be sure to ask for the egg, you can not be let down by this!

This was then followed by an intricate, heavy mouse of mixed dark and milk chocolates topped with a liquidized pear and crystalized ginger. As the waiter explained it I was already in heaven, though upon diving in, the mouse proved too heavy for me. This was then followed by a sampler of mini desserts; a mini creme brulee, mini macaroons, mini puff pastries, etc. I had been craving macaroons all week so I ate about three of the minis as the ender to this exquisite meal.

My roommate, Eliza, also live tweeted her entire meal of meat and fish, so here are a few images and descriptions for her tasting menu (desserts were the same):

monkfish with egg cream and other glaze

Blue fin tuna carpaccio over foie gras on toast

Octopus with miso vinegar and black beans

Black bass with riceless bean rissotto

Tuna tartare with seaweed and watermelon

Irish coffee!

And now, for actually fashion/people:

I wore a Forever21 dress borrowed from Mahsa along with my favorable Aldo wedges and H&M jacket.  As you can tell, we all had a wonderful time.

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.