Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sweet Life

Twill make old women young and fresh,
Create new motions of the flesh.
And cause them long for you know what,
If they but taste of chocolate.
~James Wadworth

Cupcakes have always been a favorite in NYC. Perfect size and edible without utensils. That being said I love cupcakes. I am willing to say of bakery cupcakes I would nominate Tonnie's as my favorite. cupcake experience has been taken to a new level. A Village find of Sweet Revenge. Nestled on the corner of Carmine and Bedford the scene is warm and inviting. A motley crew of nine moms celebrating the Aquarians in the crowd gathered to check it out. Marlo, the owner, has a pleasing personality and was holding down the fort solo for much of the night. Did I mention it was packed? We started with wine, champagne and some lighter weight beverages. Delightful cheese plates and savory cakes soon followed. To cap off the night we had to indulge in cupcakes. In order to experience all the goods we asked for a flight of cupcakes. Crimson and Creme, Carrot, Pure Vanilla, Dirty (chocolate) were hard to rank because they were all amazing. There is still an assortment of flavors to check out. Definitely will be back.

If your post dinner plans find you on Carmine check it out. Or better yet, start at Sweet Revenge. Dessert is often meant to be eaten first...right?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Manhattan weekend

Weekends always fill up with events no matter where one lives. Such is part of life. This weekend was no different.

Events ranged from dinner with live jazz in the heart of the Village, watching the loading of the airplane flt 1549 onto a barge in our very own backyard, a evening concert listening to the sounds of a 1720 Stradivarius, quickly followed by the Blue Danube encouraging a large majority of the audience up and out of their seats to waltz in the Winter Garden, a baby shower honoring one of our neighborhood's favorite people, and to top things off snow tubing down mountains in New Jersey.

Quite the range but just another Manhattan weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

This is New York...

and we believe in miracles.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Reading is Fun.

I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose. ~Woody Allen

Celebrity Autobiography is an incredible show that had me doubling over. The show takes a rotating casts of famous people reading other celebrities autobiographies. Imagine SNL cast member Kristen Wiig reading from the love poetry of Suzanne Somers. The show's developer Eugene Pack was spot on with the words of George Takei...really, who knew Sulu had a book of memoirs? The evening's entire cast was brillant. We got to experience Will Forte, Richard Kind, Scott Adsit, Eugene Pack, Dayle Reyfel, Sherri Shepherd and Kristen Wiig

The Triad on 72nd Street is the setting. Small, intimate and perfect for an evening of laughter.