Monday, April 19, 2010

Cake box

I'm looking foward to doing some serious scrapping. I have all my daughter's pictures developed from her London/Paris trip and I'm ready to go. Sunday, I'm holding a crop at scrapper's playground and made this filled w/goodies.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy birthday to me

It's funny, the older the I get the longer my birthday celebrations last. It started on Saturday night visiting Carol and her family for a BBQ where after dinner she whipped out a Hagen Daaz cake. Sunday it started with another brunch at Pomme Cafe and then off to Randall's Island to see Cirque du Soleil's new show, Ovo. Sunday night my family treated me to dinner at Cara Bella on 30th Avenue and 47th Street. I enjoyed my penne alla vodka, but won't be running back anytime soon. When Monday rolled around, my actual birthday, my office had a black and white cake and lots of presents! I've had it in my head to try new places in Astoria, so I finally ventured to Bareburger on 31st Avenue. I must say was totally underwhelmed. My daughter had the burger which was just just okay, I tried the panko breaded chicken which was tough and overcooked. The fries, however, were great.

Tuesday was Spa day at Castle Spa in Whitestone with Chrissy and Carol. OMG, this place was fabulous!!! My suggestion is to go during the week, I can only imagine how crowded it is over the weekend. Can I say how much I love the bar at the pool?

Wednesday was karaoke at Mix in Astoria, no I didn't get up and sing, that will never happen, but the cosmos were awesome!!


As the weather has brightened, so has my mood and desire to be outside. Last Wednesday's unexpected bout of gorgeous weather impelled me to take a half day and go to the beach. Yes, the beach in early April, who would have thought?? It never fails to amaze me how walking onto the beach can give me such a feeling of tranquility

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Brunch at Pomme Cafe

Today lyssa and I went to Pomme Cafe on 38th Street and Broadway in Astoria for brunch. It was a beautiful spring day so we opted to sit outside. The brunch menu includes a mimosa or bloody mary, coffee or tea, basket of croissants and choice of entre. I had the rice crispy french toast and lyssa had the quiche. Both were quite good. Lyssa also had hot chocolate which was served with marshmellows and drizzled w/ caramel sauce. Afterwards we headed into the city to Moma to see the Tim Burton exhibit was very cool but totally crowded. Hate tourists!!