Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's Christmastime in the City

Happy, Happy! Merry, Merry!

If you're in NYC this Christmas, check out the tree at Rockefeller Center. Then head to Bergdorf Goodman to peek inside the holiday windows.

It's well worth braving the cold!
Then cozy up inside The Oak Room for Christmas cocktails. But if that's too crowded, grab a burger or grilled cheese at the secret Burger Joint at Le Parker Meridien. And have a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Anselm Kiefer


November roundup: an anniversary, a holiday, a birthday

Time flies! Seth and I've been married for only a year, but it feels like a decade. We celebrated our first wedding anniversary (November 16) at Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle, which is famous for its murals by the artist for which the bar was named.

The celebration continues with Thanksgiving on the 'bush. I was nervous about making the Turkey this year, but, luckily, it turned out crispy and brown on the outside, juicy on the inside.

The usual crowd--more or less--with Bryan behind the camera.

On the menu: honey brined turkey, green bean casserole, oyster dressing, cranberry dressing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, fruit salad, and Parker house rolls, with Kaori's enari sushi for appetizers and a spicy chocolate cake, Charlie's heavenly flan (Charlie, if you're reading this, I really, really want the recipe!!), and Bryan's pear pancake surprise.

Can you spot the surprise? Oops!

And good things come in threes--Happy Birthday Seth!