Monday, December 7, 2009

New York Christmas

This weekend I traveled to NYC to visit my friend Suzanne. She just moved into her new apt and she invited me up for some girl time, complete with shopping, painting and decorating!
On Friday night we made a yummy dinner and shared a bottle of wine as we got all caught up on life. Suzanne makes a super easy Caprese Salad.
2 Tomatoes Diced1/4 cup minced red onion
1/2 block of fresh mozzarella cheese cubedOne bunch fresh basil, chopped
Drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Dash of Salt & Pepper
Mix and enjoy!We also made some pesto to go on our Mushroom Ravioli! 1/4 cup pine nuts
1 bunch fresh basil
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Drizzle of olive oil
Salt & Pepper
Blend it all up in the food processor to smear on chicken or pasta like we did.

We got to work bright and early on Saturday, getting her new place all set up. Her place is filled with lots of custom bookshelves.I enjoyed arranging all their nick-nacks!
We picked a gorgeous gray for the walls in her dining room and bought her a new rug and mirror, but the mirror and picture for the wall didn't make it in my photo shoot! Love it Suzer! I had to include a pic of Abe's Ganesh.


























My friend is such a new yorker now, hails cabs like a pro.Julie came in from long island and we went to Cilantro, a really great Mexican place. We tried to order "Paleo Margaritas" or as they are known in the North "Skinny Girl Margaritas" but they just tasted like like juice and soda water. They didn't know how much the southern ladies like their tequila!
After dinner we went to see the tree at Rockefeller Center. It was beautiful, just as I imagined. After a weekend of seeing what it's like to live in NYC being smashed in with all the tourists was crazyness, but I'm so glad we went. I got some great images.























Of course the perfect way to end a girls weekend is some hot apple cider with rum, chocolate chip cookies and Brothers & Sisters!
Love you girls! See you soon!

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