Saturday, January 30, 2010
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Traveling to South Africa would probably be a once in a lifetime experience for me, so when I go, I want to do it up right! My sister-in-law and her boyfriend just returned from jet setting to South Africa. I'll share more about their fabulous trip soon.
Monday, January 18, 2010
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Friday, January 15, 2010
Don't order dessert at the restaurant, instead indulge yourselves at Vosqes Haut-Chocolat (1100 Madison Avenue & 83rd Street). Order one of their hot chocolates that comes in a rose vase and some yummy truffles, and you will think you've died and gone to heaven!Another great hot chocolate place on the Upper East Side is La Maison Du Chocolat (1018 Madison Avenue between 78th & 79th Street).If you love cupcakes, then you have to head to Crumbs Bake Shop (1379 3rd Avenue between 78th & 79th Street). You can find regular cupcakes like chocolate and vanilla to exciting flavors of the month. This is definitely the spot for someone with a sweet tooth!After you are full, check out one of my favorite stores in this neighborhood...Pookie & Sebastian (1488 Second Avenue & 77th Street). From clothing, to jewelry and accessories, this place has it all! Another one of my favorite stores is Taroo (1490 First Avenue between 77th & 78th Street). Also great for accessories, tops and dresses.Another store that is great on the Upper East Side, especially for teenagers is Lester's (1534 2nd Avenue & 80th Street). You can find clothes, shoes, and accessories that you will be sure to love!If you are looking for a new, high quality fashion or designer handbag, then head to Delfino Shop (1351 3rd Avenue & 78th Street). On 86th Street between 3rd & Lexington Avenues, you can also find stores like H&M, Banana Republic, Gap, Aldo, Orva, Steve Madden and Victoria's Secret. There is so much to do in this neck of the woods...have fun and Happy Birthday Katie! :-)
Thursday, January 14, 2010
- Alaska Airlines: $15 for the first bag, $25 for the second
- American Airlines: $20 for the first bag and $30 for the second
- Continental Airlines: $23 for the first, $32 for the second
- Delta Airlines: $23 for the first, $32 for the second
- JetBlue Airlines: first bag free, second bag will cost you $30
- Northwest Airlines: first bag $23, second bag $32
- Southwest Airlines: two bags for free. Really!!! (I wish I lived where Southwest flies!)
- United Airlines: when fees paid online, $15 for the first bag, and $25 for the second. When paid at the airport, $5 more for each bag.
- Virgin America: $20 for the first, $20 for the second
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Dinner Friday night was at Stephen Starr's Butcher & Singer. Butcher & Singer is not your typical steakhouse. It's very 1940's, both in decor and in their menu. We had their Steak Delmonico which is a typical 1940's cut of steak. It came perfectly charred on the outside and excellently cooked on the inside. We also had their Butcher Salad...and the Stuffed Hash Browns. They are creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside. They are also written up in Philadelphia Magazine's 239 Dishes You Must Eat Right Now article- so we knew we had to try them. Wow! Morning coffee and croissants were always enjoyed at our favorite spot which is around the corner from the Rittenhouse...La Colombe.
On Sunday, we met up with our friends, Steve and Carla, and headed to Meme Restaurant (2201 Spruce Street) for brunch.Meme is in the same space where one of our other favorite Philly restaurants used to be. It's small, casual, rustic and unpretentious.It also has an open kitchen, which I just love. They recently added brunch to their menu and Steve and Carla raved about it, so we thought we'd give it a try, and boy was it amazing!!! Steve and Carla had a side dish of their Biscuit & Sausage Gravy for $3 (their sausage is homemade, by the way). Steve ordered their Anson Mills Cheddar Grits with a poached egg for $10. Rich had The Heart Stopper II- which comes with pan fried pork shoulder, buttermilk mashed potatoes, sausage gravy, and a sunny side up egg for $13. Carla & I both had their Croque Madame for $10 which (other than Paris) was the best Croque Madame I had ever had in my life! I am drooling just thinking about it right now.For dessert, we had their sticky bun for $3, which was pure sticky goodness!!! It was so good catching up with our friends and checking out a great restaurant!Afterwards, we wandered around Rittenhouse Square to check out all the things that had changed in our old neighborhood. We noticed that they opened up a Famous 4th Street Deli. Originally just in South Philadelphia and Reading Terminal Market, this new one is on 19th street! (38 South 19th Street) Of course we stopped in and ordered some of their delicious chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and black and white cookies. We also stumbled upon Village Whiskey (118 South 20th Street) which is owned by the fabulous Chef Jose Garces! The bar wasn't serving at the time, but it definitely looks like a spot we will be checking out the next time we are in Philly. Just love the subway tiles on the walls and the high leather booths...very hipster!
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