Archive | May, 2011

nyc food wrap up

One of the many things that I love about my job is going to New York to the International Gift Shows, and the National Stationery Show. Not only do I spend a few days looking at, and buying amazing products and designs, but I eat some supper yummy food as well. While most people that attend these shows are busy doing product wrap up’s I am doing food one! {I find it a bit hard to place orders and manage to snap photos of everything. It is something that I plan to work on.}

Sunday, I had phenomenal dinner at Blue Hill with my boss, Carmen, one of the owners of Trohv. A tiny asparagus burger  greeted us as our amuse-bouche. Perfectly seasoned with vinaigrette, it accomplished it’s goal of waking up my palate and making me excited for the upcoming meal. {Sorry about the picture. I only had my phone, and it was rather dark in the restaurant. Not really the type of place that I wanted to expose to the iphone flash – it’s so bright.}

Blue Hill NYC

Monday morning started as most days in New York do for me with an Ess-a-Bagel. My personal favorite is a seeded bagel with salmon cream cheese, onions, and capers. You can order with Ess-a-Bagel and they will ship directly to you. I always think about doing this for holidays, but never seem to get around to it.


Monday night ended with a very early dinner at ABC Kitchen. The meal started with some still warm house made fresh mozzarella with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper. If I only had to eat that for the rest of my life it would be ok. We then moved onto the fresh ricotta, crispy pancetta, and date whole wheat pizza. When I was in the city in January we had this and I have been thinking about it ever since. The same goes for my entrée. I did feel badly getting the same entrée that I had last time, but it is just really so good, and who is not a sucker for good friend chicken? Unlike most American fried chickens ABC’s is done in a asian style, closer to a chicken katsu. Organic, and served with baby bok choy, a small dollop of creamy potatoes, and a spicy gravy, it is absolutely the perfect meal. Sadly, I was not able to take a photo because I was to busy eating it, but here is an amazing display of all the fresh ingredients that they were using that night.

ABC Kitchen

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anniversary time!

It is hard to believe that my three year wedding anniversary is just around the corner. I’m not sure what we are going to be doing this year, we usually keep it very simple. Which is why I really loved this video that my mom sent me.

my anniversary gift to lisa


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double it up

I am always on the hunt for rugs. Primarily because I can’t face spending $1,000 on something that will have dirty dog paws, trampling across it. Coffee and food spilled on it, and lord knows what else. Perhaps one day, but today is not that day. I was thrilled when I found this rug from Urban Outfitters for $69. It is probably a bit small for most rooms, but you can easily purchase two, attach them, and still have a rug for far less than most other options.

Urban Outfitter Zig Zag Rug

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