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I could not have asked for a better birthday. This year went without a hitch. Above is the chocolate mousse we all had at The Mermaid Inn, where I chose to have my fabulous birthday dinner. Of course, mine was the only one with a candle. :)

First the day began with a snow day:

Then I came out of the shower to this on my chalkboard heart:

So from now on, whoever comes and visits me gets the privilege (and duty) of drawing on my chalkboard heart. During the day Kayti and I went to my favorite restaurant in the West Village for lunch and if you don’t know what that is by now, you’ll have to stay tuned for another post. Then we walked all around town, ending up in Soho to do some “shopping” (bought nothing). Then was nap time and preparation for the most fabulous dinner.

First: Look at all the drinks above. They gave us complimentary glasses of Prosecco for the table and then we also had two bottles of wine. And Missy had that beer. Ha!

Second: I love my friends. I had six of my favorite people with me and our time together was just hilarious. How I got to know such awesome people is beyond me. Lucky, lucky.

Third: I absolutely LOVE The Mermaid Inn. It was my first time there and it was beautiful and the food was delicious and the service was flawless. If I were to recommend a nice dinner in the city, Mermaid is now at the top of my list.

And they have their logo on the butter:

And here’s a really awesomely bad photo of all the food on the table (Mike, I’m still working on the white balance!):

Let’s see. We had two lobster sandwiches (one was mine!), one cod, two trouts, one salmon, and one shrimp avocado sandwich. Oh, and for appetizers there was some lobster bisque and New England clam chowder, and I have major love for the latter. I love everything. I love the Mermaid Inn. A lot.

There’s always so much pressure to plan a birthday party and everyone was really pleased with Mermaid and said they wanted to come back and that made me really happy. It was especially important for my birthday to be spot on, being the restaurant girl, and it was. Holler.

Missy and I really impressed with the butter.

Group shot!

Me ladies.

Miss lovely Stephanie.

Chocolate mousse cheers.


And an awkward family photo… Happy Birthday to me!

The rest of the night was spent traipsing around the city: The Bourgeois Pig, CV at The Hotel on Rivington and finally, an endless dance party at Pianos with just the girls. Oh boy, did we have too much fun. :)

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Did you know one of my goals in life is to have a chandelier? It is. Perhaps one from ABC Home, the fabulous (and expensive) store. Today a woman asked me what I wanted out of life and I should have said “a chandelier.” They’re pretty.

Another thing I love is birthdays. Birthdays are so much fun. I get excited thinking about mine and it’s not until February. Yes, I am already thinking about February. What can I say? I’m a planner. It kills me that I don’t yet know exactly what I’m doing on New Years (besides the fact that I’m spending it in New York for the first time ever).

Anyway, this weekend was my friend MB’s birthday. Part of Saturday night was spent at 3 Steps, a bar on Second Ave I used to walk by all the time when I lived in Stuyvesant Town (yes, I lived there… look at all the things you are learning about me). MB doesn’t mind if I take pictures of her. So I do. :)



birthday shots

birthday baby

I think the last one is hilarious because it looks like she’s putting on a good pout. Now,  just tell me what the Birthday Girl has to pout about. :)

Happy Birthday, MB!

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1. I need a new camera.

2. Have you ever been to a bar that had its own beer coozies?

3. Check out that footwear.

Saturday was my friend Meagan’s birthday at Whiskey Town in the East Village. It was packed and ridiculous. She had reserved a table (if that’s what you call it… it was more like a box) and we had fun kicking random people out and sitting/standing/dancing on the benches the entire night. I haven’t been to a crazy packed bar like that in a long time. I had just come from my alumni bar on the UWS so I was just in one of my college t-shirts, jeans and multi-colored rainboots. My friend Stephanie laughed and said she loved how I was unapologetically wearing a t-shirt at the bar on a Saturday night. Ha. It was kind of fun to be dressed down, I felt like I just wandered in off the street. Which, I sort of did.

Anyway, they had the Halloween theme going on already, too, with carved pumpkins and spiderwebs and such. We saw a couple girls in Witch hats and I got a little jealous. I love it when people wear crazy shiz. At some time during the night some kid thought it would be fun to open his umbrella inside and dance underneath it with his friends. Yeah… he got yelled at.

But it was fun:

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Something else I learned is that some people like to drink picklebacks: a shot of whiskey followed by a shot of pickle juice. I do love pickles, but I don’t know about this one…

Oh, and Whiskey Town has a photobooth. Next time!

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