As you can tell, I’ve been doing a little less blogging, and a little more eating living.  I don’t know if it has to do with the fact that I’ve taken a break from reading my usual anti-oxidant rich food/sustainable farming/slaughterhouse books, or maybe it’s that I’ve been taking full advantage of October festivities (being outside, all the time), but either way I needed to take a small step back from it all.  I was getting a little nutrition fact yap-happy.  Instead, I decided to put down the books, and do some hangin’ with my frens. Here is an attempted snapshot of my whirlwind week.

Apparently when I stop reading like an adult, I revert back to childhood and play pick up sticks.  I didn’t hate it.

I also had lovely little date with my parents at The National in The Benjamin hotel.  My camera decided to spend the night in, so I used my handy dandy hipstamatic app.

Sunday brunch at Arte Cafe on the Upper West Side.  Bloody mary(s) mandatory.

Funday in the park.

Dinner at Eataly.  I wish I could move in, but I don’t think I could afford the rent.

Went to a birthday dinner for my pretty friend Emily.

This weekend wouldn’t have been complete if I hadn’t grown up a little… so we went from pick-up sticks, to Andre. Naturally. We all went to the Hunt, which is basically an excuse for 20 something kids (and some children?!) to get together to drink champagne while sitting in hay and mud.  I heard there was a horse race going on simultaneously.

And then to top the weekend off, one of my best friends got engaged.  I could not be happier for the two of them.  I don’t have any pictures because I was too busy crying tears of joy/following my beaming friend around like a happy puppy. Now we have a really good excuse for drinking more champagne, because instead of it being Sunday Funday, we’re CELEBRATING!  I love you Glow and Poptart!

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