Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blogger Friend Visits NY Lunch at Laduree Soho

My wonderful Blogger friend Sasha - Saucy from "Saucy's Sprinkles" came to New York with her Husband and I was blessed that I got to spend an afternoon with her. Sasha is an incredible baker and can re-create anything and we had discussed to go to lunch but also visit Laduree on Madison Avenue, so I figured Laduree Soho to sit and have lunch was much more fun. The decor is beautiful and the atmosphere was stupendous! It was so lovely to sit there and catch up like we were life long friends, yet only blogger friends till that point. As we caught up we saw so many beautiful outfits and shoes and bags and perfectly made up ladies who lunch. We did some shopping afterward and then back to her hotel so she could meet her husband. I so enjoy having blogging friends visit the problem is that I never want them to leave. I am truly blessed to have so many beautiful friends. Thank you Blogger! 
Laduree Soho
396 West Broadway
New York, NY 10012

Marie Antoinette Cocktail

Omelet and  French Fries (look how they are stacked)


Strawberry Pastry

Inside of the strawberry

Happy Pink Saturday! I am linking this post to my friend Beverly from How Sweet the Sound 
Blog for Pink Saturday. Go visit Beverly and all the wonderful Pink Saturday posts! xoox

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

New Polo Ralph Lauren Store on Fifth Ave NYC

Polo Ralph Lauren opened a New Store at 711 Fifth Avenue at the corner of 55th Street. This used to be  The Disney Store. I have always enjoyed the Ralph Lauren style of clothing, fresh Americana country chic. For October "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" Polo is celebrating with "The PINK Polo Fund" for early detection of Breast Cancer, research and education in under served communities. The clothes for this Fund are so cute of course with the logo being Pink Ponies I did a little shopping...all for a great cause of course! 
On the second floor they have a Cafe called "Ralph's" I love the clean simple tile work and the green kitschy coffee cup logo. Genius! I work across the street so it is a wonderful escape to the hustle and bustle of Fifth Avenue. Ralph's transports you from the City to the Country where the tranquility of the lighting and lovely decor makes you want to sit by the big stone fireplace grab a Ralph Lauren Blanket and a coffee from Ralph's and relax. I am looking forward to the opening of a restaurant in the basement. What will that decor be....will let you know soon. 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy NYC

Every September for 11 days, in the Streets of Little Italy in NYC people come from all over to celebrate the Feast of San Gennaro. San Gennaro is the Patron Saint of Napoli in Italy. 

This Street Fair is a sensory overload of music, food, smells, and things to see. There are restaurants on both sides of the streets with very aggressive waiters with chants of their special food to lure you in. Usually for me, I pick the least annoying and for 3 years in a row it has been Casa Bella. They are all wonderful places and no matter where you choose or the method you choose them will be a great experience. On Mulberry Street they opened a Christmas Store called "Christmas in New York" and it is opened all year round. They had a little Halloween inside but such beautiful Christmas displays and items to purchase along with the cutest little cafe inside.  It is really impossible to taste everything at the feast and I am Italian and make most of these items fresh at home but after dinner after walking the streets of Little Italy I always stop by Ferrara's Pastry Shop for a little sweet bite and coffee and Palermo Bakery for Cannoli's to bring home. As I was going home they were carrying the Saint (San Gennaro) in Procession through the Streets to bring him back to the Church of Most Precious Blood. Definitely a must see and experience. 

Procession of San Gennaro

beautiful wall art of the Statue of Liberty on the side of a building 

Sausage and Peppers

pocket watch display

zeppole frying

Cafe Palermo Cannoli and me

 Eat at Casa Bella:
Mozzarella in Carozza

Chicken Francese Alla Vodka with potato Croquette
I am sharing my post with Pink Saturday friends on Beverly our Hostess from "How Sweet the Sound"!