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Weekend Tidbits - Birthday in NYC

Well, today is my birthday.  Forty three; It's hard to believe I'm this old.  It feels like yesterday that I turned thirty. I wouldn't give back a year for anything though and I so look forward to the next year of health and happiness. This past weekend was spent in Manhattan celebrating with family and friends.

Gramery Park Hotel

Gramery Park Hotel

I began my afternoon Friday at the Gramercy Park Hotel where I bellied up to the bar at Maialino for lunch.  I've eaten here on a number of occasions and it was just as good as I remembered.  I ordered the proscuitto and mozzarella to start and then had the bombollati all'Amatriciana.  The bombollati, a half size ridged rigatoni, was perfectly toothsome and the sauce had the right amount of zip with lots of savory and smoky guanciale.

Antipasti at Osteria Morini

The first stop of the celebration was at the bar at the NoMad Hotel.  You may remember I had a fabulous meal there last year (post here) and I was thrilled to return.  The bar itself was bustling and jam packed but we were lucky enough to score a table in the cozy library room off the bar.  Our waitress recommended a drink called the Petticoat which I liked so much I had two (we were celebrating my birthday after all). It consisted of Sichuan peppercorn infused gin, apricot liqueur, lemon and velvet falurnum. We then made our way to the lively Osteria Morini in SoHo for a decadent Italian dinner.

Me at Osteria Morini

We ended the night with a gorgeous ricotta tart with oranges.  

On another note, I've got my replacement camera so I'll be back to regular posting again.

Reader Comments (17)

Happy birthday, hope the upcoming year is truly amazing!!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDebi

happy birthday! you do NOT look 43 :)

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Happy birthday!!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrida

Happy birthday Lissy!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

Happy Birthday!! We were in NYC over the Holiday - we took the kids for the first time - they loved it...already trying to persuade my 6 year old to go to NYU:)

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPoppy's Style

happy birthday!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered Commenterkeri

Happy Birthday! I hope someone makes the trip to Georgetown Cupcakes in your honor and I'm sad I won't get one!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You don't look a day over 30. ;)

01.7.2013 | Unregistered Commentergirltuesday

Happy Birthday Lissy!!

Happy birthday and happy New Year Lissy!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Happy Birthday! I would have never guessed you were 43...you look fab and so happy!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMia

Happy birthday! My birthday is 1/3--it feels good to be in great company :).

01.7.2013 | Unregistered Commenterlaniza

Happy Birthday!
43? You're still young! I"ll talke to you in February when I turn 53! Ouch!
You look fabulous!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeannie

Happy Birthday!

And I agree...i wouldn't trade a year either!

01.7.2013 | Unregistered CommenterJaye@Curvatude

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope it was fantastic! Looks like you had a lot of fun!

This is why you must must must tell us what you use on your skin... all this time I thought you were right around my age... 31! You look amazing!

01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Happy birthday Lissy!!

01.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBettina

Happy belated birthday Lissy. 43 and fabulous!

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