Monday, May 28, 2012

Latest Obsessions

*The far side of Astoria
(We explored and found an awesome Greek seafood place,
a tempting ramen bar, and many dessert shops)

(A package-free grocery store that is opening up in Austin, Texas.
Can NY get one of those??)

(Yes,  wine has been an obsession for awhile but it's even more exciting
since I've branched out from Italian wine.  I've found domestic wines that I
really like, and continue to fall deeper in love with French wines.  We also
just picked up a Croatian wine that I can't wait to try. )

*This photo

*Yesterday was exactly 5 months til the wedding!
(Time sure does fly)

*Enjoying the backyard
(Doesn't matter if I'm out there for 5 minutes or countless hours, it feels so good to have
a backyard filled with lush greenery in the summertime)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Tuesday Adventures

This past Tuesday was lovely.
We meandered around the Met for a bit, saw "Cloud City" on the rooftop 

and enjoyed the lush view of Central Park.

We also wandered into the Schiapparelli/Prada exhibit,
the Stein's massive art collection, and the 19th Century wing.
Which never ever disappoints.  The Met makes me so happy,
I get teary sometimes because I just feel so overwhelmed by the things
that I look at.  It's so nerdy of me but it's true, going to the Met is such
a magical experience it's so easy to get lost there.

After the Met we headed to the Astor Room for some drinks and then the
Museum of the Moving Image for a free screening of Moonrise Kingdom. 
It's everything that you want and expect from Wes Anderson. We loved it.
After the movie we had a great dinner at Salt and Fat and then finally headed home.

It was such a great day! Now I feel ready for summer, hopefully Mother Nature agrees.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Latest Obsessions

*Paradise, Hawaiian Style
(Way into Elvis lately and this soundtrack is the perfect summer primer)
(my fav is Queenie Wahine's Papaya) ~ we also have the movie on our netflix

*Le Animale totems
(I really want to get a Sergie one made)

*Having more successes than failures in the kitchen
(This has been a long time coming, but things are finally somewhat consistent
in this little kitchen of mine.  I'm pretty proud.)

*Moonrise Kingdom
(We're going to a screening next Tuesday!!!)

*Kermit Lynch- Adventures on the Wine Route
(a good read for anyone that likes wine and/or travel)

*Can it be October 27th already?!
(I just want to be married. I think that instead of the standard year,
we totally could have done it in 6-8 months.)
-I love planning but I hate waiting.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Greenmarket Finds

*2 quarts of whole milk
*quart of buttermilk
*dozen eggs
*small loaf of seven grain bread
*heirloom tomato
*a large box of strawberries
*red russian kale
*sugar snap peas

No rhubarb by the time that I got there, which was a bit of a
bummer.  But I made a arugula salad with tomato and mozzarella
for lunch and it was delightful. It helped me to forget all about the
lack of rhubarb.

I also wanted to post this photo of one of our backyard
kitties that was hanging out in our kitchen window.
She seemed to enjoy watching me wash dishes.
 I'm sure that it was very exciting.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Latest Obsessions

*Kaftans-for the beach
(sidenote: when did I become an old lady and start liking kaftans?)

*Sherlock is back!
(I heart Masterpiece Mystery)

*Mom Mom's Chocolate Chip Cake
(so delicious, and made just for me)

*Rue LaLa
(first time on there and I found cheetah luggage, $80 down from $300. jackpot!)

*Food for Thought
#1, #2, #3)

*Greenmarket Strawberries
(sans pesticides)

*A Quote to Remember

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A Full Plate and Empty Pockets

2012 continues to be the year of change.
I've just switched jobs, leaving my beloved In Vino after 4 years,
and relocating to the Upper East Side to work at a wine shop.
I'm on my way to learning a lot about the day-to-day of
running a shop and expanding my wine knowledge in a big way.

In Littlebunny news:
I recently printed a new Octopus card for the Etsy Shop, and
also did a reprint of the ever popular Manatee card.  This weekend
is the Spring Handmade Cavalcade, so if you are in the market
for some Mother's Day cards (and other crafted objects)
 you should come out!

 It felt really good to print again, it was something that I hadn't
done in awhile.  It's so easy to fall into creative slumps, but I feel like
I'm finally coming out of it.  Sunshine and warm weather always seem
to do the trick.

The wedding is also moving at full force now, we are 6 months away
(179 days to be exact) and there is a lot that we still have to plan.
Mostly little things, the menu, the bar, transportation, etc.
 I have to admit that I'm just ready to be married.
The planning hasn't been stressful, but it is all consuming
and expensive.

Which brings me to my empty pockets. When money gets very tight
I always leave it to the universe to send good things my way, and it usually
works out. Today, good fortune appeared in the form of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
We'll see what the rest of the week brings.