In the last month I ate at two really good, highly recommended NYC restaurants. There are so many restaurants down in the City that it’s easy to fall for the not-so-good one. But thanks to my Urbanspoon app, it’s been my restaurant resource for finding the good ones. When I came down with my friend Kim, we waited an hour to eat at Cafeteria in Chelsea area. And that was at 10:00 at night. But it was so worth the wait. I’m still thinking about their garlic fries and macaroni cheese. And last week I met up with my old girlfriends from Utah, Debbie and Judi, who were in town visiting. We also had a late-night dinner at Blue Ribbon in Soho. I have marked it as “the best sushi in NYC”. Every bite was to savor. And what was a double bonus is that we saw two celebrity sightings at the restaurant. I guess we weren’t the only ones who agree it’s the best in the town.
Stella missed her Thanksgiving feast at school. They were preparing and talking about it all month. She was so sad when she woke up sick and couldn’t attend. So by the end of the week we decided to visit Plymouth Mass. where it all began and take in the history. We saw Plymouth Rock and the Mayflower (replica). Those were cool to see.
I haven’t been to the Square in a while until last night. Broadway. Hmmm, it was a good evening and a great musical! Did do you know they built a huge plaza walkway in the middle of the street? It’s great. Red cafe tables dot the street. There are red bleachers on the north end that over look all the action. Now you don’t feel like you’re going to get whammed by the yellow taxis.
This past weekend I ran the Hamptons Half. Since I didn’t get into the New York Marathon, I thought I should at least do something instead of nothing. Okay…so I’m going to do some bragging–I got 8th place in my age division and 30th in women’s. Not too bad. But I didn’t beat my goal of 1:35, perhaps I might need to run another. My favorite part of the weekend was that I got to hang out with all my running friends and we made it a girls weekend in an awesome, very minimalist, modern Hamptons house. I need to do girls’ weekends more often.
The other weekend was spent in Philadelphia. One of the perks of living where we do–so many cities and landmarks in driving distance. I had no idea Philly is known for murals. There are thousands of beautiful murals all around the city’s landscapes. We’d be walking and have to stop and admire the detail and sometimes try to figure out the meaning.
Have you ever tasted rootbeer-flavored cotton candy with homemade ice cream in the middle, making it a rootbeer float cotton candy? Or how about blackberry sorbet and homemade vanilla yogurt push-up pops? Or mint leaf chocolate ice cream sandwich? Or fig almond cream cheese danish? I know the list goes on but there were so many desserts that I can’t remember every dish we tasted while lunching at Bouchon in the Venetian Hotel. Oh my! The food was so delish that after I wanted to be a food connoisseur and only eat the best of the best. It’s all worth it.
For the 4th of July we headed to Cape Cod and enjoyed all that it has to offer–ocean breezes, miles and miles of sandy beaches, the smell of honeysuckle, poison ivy, lighthouses, seals, salt water taffy, wildflowers, salt ponds, charming quaint towns, fresh lobster, biking, homemade ice cream, cape house styles, sand dunes. This year we stayed just south of Provincetown so we could spend as much time on the National Seashore. Can’t go wrong with a vacation at the Cape. We had an awesome time.
A really good vintage shop in Las Vegas is The Attic. I use to shop there all the time back in the day…and before the store became famous and now charges an entrance fee. Ridiculous! But the clothes and furniture are pretty awesome.