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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dinner at Palma

BB camera you always disappoint. iPhone...someday you will be mine.

Stumbled into Palma on a Sunday Funday last summer with the girls. We were a 'few' drinks in and needed food asap. Palma did not disappoint. We laughed up a storm & ate up plates of pasta, cheese, name it.

A few weeks ago a made a reservation for dinner at Palma this past Friday. Luck would have it, the weather was beyond beautiful and we walked around the neighborhood for a while before dinner. I love to explore the streets off the grid of midtown and get a little lost in the process.

Take a look at the photos of the restaurant from the Gallery I love the the beautiful farmhouse feel. The white walls, window baskets flowers and the wooden tables & chairs. Clean & crisp. Can my kitchen of the future look like this place? Please & Thanks.

The food was as delicious as I remembered- melt in your mouth Burrata cheese as an appetizer, a salad with fresh parm and a main dish of Pappardelle pasta with lamb. It was a lot of food but in the right portions so I didn't leave feeling stuffed, just full. Our waiter, who is a dancer by day and totally sweet, said he use to work for a guy making Gelato. Ummm what a resume!

Palma really is a neighborhood gem and I hope to come back again soon. What are your new favorite places to eat?


Time for Spring, Time for Rita's


I don't think we're making it to Rita's today for their First Day of Spring Free Ice promotion but YOU should! So good.

Bon Printemps!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

"The intense beauty and short survival span have associated Cherry Blossom with spiritual and philosophical ideas such as the beauty and fragility of human life. "
The Flower Expert

In 2009 we got to see the blossoms in Brooklyn at the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival right around my birthday. Last year they had all fallen before the Festival weekend.

Life is beautiful and indeed so precious. Sometimes it really does pass by quicker than we had hoped. Savor each moment, each blossom.

Click here to donate to the Red Cross and help relief efforts in Japan.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Popcorn, Peanuts, Hot Dogs

"It's great to be young and a Yankee." - Hall of Fame Pitcher Waite Hoyt

You either love the Yankees or you hate the Yankees. There is no in between.

Tickets went on sale today. I snatched up a pair with a "Calendar Day" promotion in early April. Cannot wait.


Friday, March 4, 2011

Who Are You When I'm Not Looking

Bet you didn't take me for a Country girl?
Oh but I am.
Sunday = Church music & Country music. The. Best.

This one, Who Are You When I'm Not Looking by Blake Shelton, is a new fast favorite.

I love the words. And I love the video.
I love the girl drinking juice from the counter, burning the toast & bacon in her robe & pjs.
I love the girl in the over-sized shirt & knee socks dancing to music.
I love the bubble bath. I love time in the tub.
And oh how I love the woman at her desk dealing with a rough day. We have all been there. Sometimes not just in our professional life but in our personal life as well.

Chocolate, a call to mom and a good song can make all the difference.


ps- this post is a little bittersweet - now all the holiday posts are off my main page :( how can that be?!?!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

March On

I am perfectly happy to have February in the books.
As you can tell it was a very busy month. I blogged ONCE the entire month.
Busy doesn't even begin to cover it..stressful, exhausting...getting closer. I'm glad it's over.

Today in class we discussed the changes associated with a new month. Needing a new weather graph and starting the calendar over again. I love it. It's a new beginning and who doesn't love beginnings.

When discussing the calendar we talked about the special days coming up - St. Patrick's Day and the arrival of Spring.

Clover is one of my favorite symbols of Spring. I can think of nothing better than sprawling out on my belly searching for 4 leaf clovers in the lawn, my barefoot feet up in the air. Oh to be young again.

Here's to the new month and all kinds of new beginnings.