Tag Archives: friends

Three Day Weekend

3 May

20130502-200643.jpg

After the insane work week I’ve had, I’m super stoked to have a three day weekend effective immediately. One of my best friends from college is passing through NYC with her boyfriend, so Jim and I get to play host and show them around our amazing city.

So far we’re keeping our plans pretty casual, but know for sure we’ll being doing a museum hop and shopping. Based on the forecast, we should have perfect weather.

Have a great weekend!

Chicago Visit

21 Sep

I had the most amazing time in Chicago last weekend. Here’s some of the highlights of my trip.

Chicago Trip 2012

Making a homemade vegan dinner with Bex and her husband (who by the way are not vegan, what awesome hosts!)

Chicago Trip 2012

Staying with Bex for one evening at her new home in the “country” outside of Chicago.

Chicago Trip 2012

Bex being silly / OPRAH!!!!!

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Lunch at the French Market where I tried out Raw’s vegan sampler (which was delicious!) and Bex and Vik had sushi.

Chicago Trip 2012

Shopping!!!!

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Enjoying post-shopping sangria’s and snacks at People.

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Strawberry margarita’s on Vik’s roof deck while enjoying the sunset, and the company of her new puppy Duncan.

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Finally getting to try out the Chicago Diner!  It did not disappoint.

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Bex and I having a fantastic brunch at Meli Cafe, complete with an entire vegan/gluten-free menu!

Chicago Trip 2012

The Married with Children fountain!

Chicago Trip 2012

Checking out the lakefront.
Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Dipping our feet in the stream at Lurie Garden.

Chicago Trip 2012

Chicago Trip 2012

Exploring Millennium Park, and one of my favorite art installations, Crown Fountain.

Chicago Trip 2012

The Bean (aka Cloud Gate)!

I had so much fun visiting.  Thanks Bex and Vik for your amazing hospitality.  Can’t wait to visit you ladies again soon.  XOXO.

Thirtywonderful

2 Aug

Thirtywonderful

Since getting back from Boston, the entire month of July just FLEW by! Between being busy at work and just having a lot of commitments, before I knew it it was my birthday!

Last year I turned the big 3-0, and I had a pretty big party to celebrate. This year I really just wanted to have a small dinner with some close friends. We all celebrated at an amazing dinner at Pure Food and Wine. For most of my friends, it was their first time at a vegan, never mind a raw food restaurant and Pure Food and Wine did not disappoint!

We ended dinner pretty early, and afterwards a few of us went out for some karaoke to continue the celebration. At this point, having a birthday without karaoke just seems weird!

Thirtywonderful

Thirtywonderful

Thirtywonderful

Thirtywonderful

Thirtywonderful

Thirtywonderful

Thirtywonderful

Thirtywonderful

Labor Day Sailing

10 Sep

IMG_2521

Last Monday for Labor day, my husband and I were invited by one of our favorite “couple” friends to go sailing. We were super excited because although I grew up on Long Island and am used to boating, I’ve never actually been on a sailboat, and never navigated city waters.

The day started off gray and bleak, but by the end of the afternoon the cloud cover burned off and it was one of the most beautiful days ever. We drank, had a barbecue, watched the sun set, then took the boat along the coast to view Coney Island by nightfall before heading back for the evening. It was the perfect way to end the summer and mentally prepare for fall.

IMG_2518

IMG_2525

IMG_2520

IMG_2547

IMG_2534

IMG_2529

IMG_2528

IMG_2549

IMG_2573

IMG_2576

IMG_2578

IMG_2577

IMG_2555

IMG_2560

IMG_2580

IMG_2593

IMG_2561

IMG_2574

IMG_2594

IMG_2606

IMG_2607

IMG_2628

IMG_2652

It Feels Good to Be Thirty

2 Aug

Microphone

Damn, it feels good to be thirty!

My karaoke birthday bash this past Saturday was a smashing success! Over fifteen of my friends came out to celebrate. Many are long time friends, and just as many are new ones I’ve met within the past year.

We all had such a great time together, it made me realize I seriously have some of the best friends ever. I am so fortunate and happy at this point in my life to have so many wonderful people around me to share these important moments with.

Karaoke Crew

Nikki & Sharon Singing

Tracy and Barak

You Oughtta Know

Corrie and Crystina

Corrie and Richelle

Corrie and Karen

Stayin Alive

Corrie and Jim

And a very special I love you to my wonderful husband, who as always made me feel like the most beautiful girl in the world as well as spoiled me rotten with birthday treats (vegan cupcakes for breakfast!) and surprises (the most gigantic floral arrangement delivered to my job) this entire past week. I love you babe I am a very, very lucky girl.