Friday, June 18, 2010

june 19, 2010

when you grow up, christmas becomes less & less exciting (sad thought, i know). however, yesterday i felt just like a kid on christmas morning when i woke up. being able to legally do something that you've already been doing seems a bit silly, but it takes a huge weight off a girl's shoulders.

the day began with the sweetest care package, sunflowers & cupcakes from the world's cutest roommates. i love them!

after a quick lunch from dean & deluca, we ventured to the staten island ferry for a free scenic trip across the hudson. because we are classy georgia girls, mimosas in water bottles seemed like a good idea for the ride.

after a round of beers in the park, we ventured back to get dressed for dinner, more drinks & dessert. after putting on my carefully selected birthday attire, we hailed a cab to per lei restaurant on the upper east side.

if we thought the decor was the best part about this lovely italian eatery, we were proved wrong when our entrees arrived. mary had the gnocchi with fresh mozzarella in a plum tomato sauce paired with a glass of pinot grigio, while i opted for the tuna tartare & a cosmopolitan {when in new york!}

having reservations at butter later that night we thought we wouldn't have dessert with dinner, until we were brought the per lei dessert menu...
warm almond & apple tartlet served with vanilla gelato was served with a candle & song from our sweet argentinian waiter within minutes.

after a quick beer {and 2 complimentary birthday shots} at josie woods pub, we finally made it to butter. the name says it all. mary & i shared the rasberry beignets with a vanilla dipping sauce which we paired with a dessert wine suggested by our cheery server. after letting her know it was my big day, she brought us our 3rd dessert of the day {as if we needed it!}. little pieces of red velvet cake sprinkled with some sort of fantasticly edible glitter topping.

fabuluous way to end the night :)

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