Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dog Parade

I don't usually do two posts in one day, but I wanted
to continue with my Halloween theme while I still can.

One of my favorite events is the Tompkins Square Dog Parade.
Some people get so creative! And who doesn't love cute dogs
in funny costumes?

Look at this handsome man in uniform.

 Princess Leia and Yoda pugs!


Slinky Dog!

Little Lady Gaga

I just wanna hug this little bee.

For more photos go here and here

One Year Away

Right now I am in my pajamas, thinking about breakfast,
and watching the Finale of Top Chef:Just Desserts. 

One year from today I'll probably be surrounded by my family/bridal party,
eating breakfast, and getting ready for our wedding.

Seems so far away and almost hard to imagine but, time flies
these days. So I'm sure that this next year will be the quickest yet.
We have most of the big stuff taken care of already, so it shouldn't
be an overly stressful planning process.  We have the venue, the dress,
day of coordinator, and photographers.
I think we're doing OK for being so far out. Don't you?



Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Etsy Finds: Halloween Cards

I know that Halloween isn't the most popular time
to send greeting cards, but the selection is so amazing!
Unlike holiday cards, the Halloween ones are
(in the words of my best friend's wedding florist)
Just for fun.
There is still some time left to send out some cute Halloween
cards to friends and family.  It's never too late to start a new tradition!

Ghost and Witch Die Cut and Card from BettyAndDot

Little Black Cat Trifold Card from pumpkintruck

Halloween Greeting Card from Sparrownestscript

Fall Pumpkin Card from Inkwhimsy

Monday, October 24, 2011


This weekend was all kinds of autumn goodness.
Saturday we stayed in, cooked an epic dinner,
(braised lamb chops with figs, sweet potato mash, and
sauteed red russian kale and cranberry claufoutis for dessert)
and watched Rosemary's Baby. 

Sunday we went to see our very talented friend Mike play in the city,
and then attended a pumpkin carving party back in Sunnyside.
This is a group shot of our pumpkins, mine is the haunted house one
and the fiance' made the one to it's right.

That definitely got us into the Halloween Spirit,
and we are really looking forward to this weekend
in NJ!  Keeping the tradition of spending Halloween
with my family- I think we're the only family that I know
that really likes to spend Halloween together. 

I'll put up some more Halloween related posts this week
while I still can. October is almost over- eek!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Latest Obsessions

*Witness to Witchcraft by Harry B. Wright
(This book is about the tribal witch doctors in South America, Africa, and Oceania. 
It's worth buying for the cover alone!)

*Dress shopping with my Mom
(we had an epic adventure last Saturday and I'm looking forward
to all of our upcoming dress searches)

*Coffee Emporium in Cincinnati
(It's the kind of place that makes you want to hang out there, 
and their pumpkin latte is better than Starbucks!) 

*Jenny Packham
(I really wasn't feeling the whole bridal gown thing, until I saw her dresses)
(Especially the Eden) 

(A Lombardian grape varietal. Medium bodied, peppery, delicious) 

Monday, October 10, 2011

What's Your Favorite Scary Movie?

I love horror movies. The bf does not really enjoy them.
But I can get him to watch them with me around Halloween.
Scream is on tonight and it got me thinking about scary flicks.

I can't really do the shock/gore films like Saw or Hostel,
I'm more of a traditional lady and the less CGI the better.
This is our Halloween line up:
*Rosemary's Baby
*White Zombie
*Werewolf of London
*Trick'r Treat
*The Birds

I'm also a sucker for the low budget movies on syfy or
chiller network.
Sea Beast? awesome.

Sharktopus? yes.

I don't really mind the computer
images if they are exceptionally awful.

As for my favorite scary movie, that is a tough one.
It might be the original Omen. But the Exorcist still
really scares me. Ju-On scares the crap out of me too.
So what's your favorite scary movie?

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Our Day at the Zoo

I am happy to announce that the bf and I are engaged!
It happened last Tuesday at the Bronx Zoo, which was the site of
our first date 5 years ago.

It was perfect.

We walked around the zoo all day, I said hello to every animal,
and we had such a great time.

So after the sea lion feeding (which was AWESOME!) We walked over
to a pond that we had passed earlier. The bf said that he couldn't believe that
we were here 5 years ago, and I agreed. Then he held my hands and I
immediately started to cry, haha! He said all kinds of lovely things,
and then got down on one knee. Of course I said yes.

But it didn't end there!! I was told that this was not going to be the
end of our day. We had an 8pm reservation at Asiate which is in the Mandarin
Oriental. One of our dearest friends also happens to be the exec. chef there.
It was epic. 10 courses, with pairings, a table overlooking the city-it was surreal.
We enjoyed every minute of it, and were so grateful to Angie and her
culinary genius.

It was one of the most magical days that I have ever had.
I feel like one of the luckiest ladies on the planet, and I cannot
wait to marry this man.