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Livin' The Life 5/26/18

It's Memorial Day Weekend!  Finally, a 3-day weekend to relax!

Here's what I've been up to the past few months...

A really cool happy hour from 2Beans in NYC - a fruit and cheese platter and a glass of wine for less than $20!

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A beautiful rose

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Went to the Blue Note to check out Bobby McFerrin

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AMAZING show!!!

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Glorious spring sunrise!

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Mussels at Flex Mussels....on point.

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And do NOT get me started on their spectacular donuts.  We got Peanut Butter & Jelly, Chocolate, Fluffernutter, and Salted Caramel.  These are life-changing.  That is all.

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Loving the brick, teal color, and chandeliers at Sorellina.

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Massive paella at Cuba

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Enjoying some jazz at BFlat

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Met Jessica Merchant from How Sweet Eats!  She held a workshop at Word Bookstore in Williamsburg and we drank wine while making a sea salt hairspray and lip scrubs from her latest cookbook.  Yes, from a cookbook!  Don't mind my awkward stance below.  She's so tiny and I was trying to do a bit of a squat...Nailed it!

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As I was leaving, I accidentally (on purpose) ran into Peter Pan Donuts.  I may have purchased a few donuts to go.

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The fam came to visit and we went to The Ainsworth for dinner.  I can't even explain how amazing these brussels sprouts taste!

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My mom decided to have a mimosa at brunch...

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Drove into the city to catch Nicholas Payton at Smoke.  He was fantastic!

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Brunch time = chicken + waffles time at Sweetchick

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Post-brunch stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Gardens while the cherry blossoms were poppin'.

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Birthday cocktails at Boudoir

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Road trip up to Hudson Valley's Palaia Winery.

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Beautiful views at Benmarl Winery.

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Took a tour of the Benmarl wine vault.  So many dusty bottles!

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When college friends come to town, you brunch at L'Amico.

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Music. Is. Love.

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I'm kinda sorta getting back into runninng.  Foggy early morning views of the NYC skyline.

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I honestly can't get enough of shrimp and grits lately.  Picked this up at Peaches.

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Speakeasy above a Five Guys restaurant in NYC.

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Last week I did a yoga class at the Departed Soles brewery in Jersey City.  Now I'm obsessed....

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Dinner with a dear friend at Cucharamama

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But seriously...these empanadas!

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My most favorite donut in NYC.  Hands down.

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I love walking into Goorin Brothers.

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