Wednesday, August 17, 2005

View of Lower Manhattan

I've not been feeling well since this afternoon. Sitting here, watching such a beautiful sunset unfold before me, I thought I'd try and capture it so I could share it with you.

The picture doesn't do it justice. Maybe it was all in my state of mind, either way I hope you like it.

Saturday, August 13, 2005


Best homemade pasta EVER! 'nuf said. Oh, as for location... I don't know... some things I just don't want to share, they might run out of my spinach and salmon ravioli that I love so much. Then where would I be?

Alright, alright, I'll share... They're located to the left of Veniero's. For location see this post.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Vintage NY

This lovely boutique, which is called Tokyo Joe's, for one of the owner's, has high-end vintage clothing for sale at reasonable prices.

One thing's for sure, you'll look very good while standing out in these stylish, yet gently worn clothing. It's a fashion must for every trendy eastsider.

The shop is conveniently located on 12 St. between 1st & 2nd Avenues, just a few doors up from Veniero's (see previous 2 posts).

This location is very convenient because after some fun shopping in local vintage boutiques you can unwind and share your finds by meeting a friend at either Veniero's or DeRobertis (just down the street) for a delicious Moccaccino (iced or hot depending on the weather).

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Mmmmm Chocolate Cake!

Every woman KNOWS why women eat chocolate cake. Well, I had one of those days which included all of those reasons and while I ordered my son's birthday cake from Veniero's I indulged in a slice of one of these beauties. Did I feel better afterwards? Well, let's just say I was left with a satisfied smile on my face.

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Veniero's Pastry Shop

This place is a little slice of heaven in the East Village. When I was single & lived in Manhattan, I'd head here and nurse a tall/Venti Iced Moccachino waiting for my friends to meet up, so we could decide on where to eat dinner and on the rest of the evening's activities.

On hot lazy summer weekends in August I still love going there, this time with my son, with good books to help us relax and an Iced cold Orzata to keep us cool while we sit al fresco. Care 2 join?

Friday, August 05, 2005

St. Marks Bookshop

This post was inspired by this post over at Blog Sis Tammi's place, where she talks about her rocker days.

The Beatles had Strawberry Fields & Penny Lane, I had St. Marks Bookshop and CBGB's.

St. Marks's Bookshop has an incredibly eclectic collection of books, both foreign & domestic. I still love their amazingly brilliant staff because they helped shape my grad studies, while honing my political debating skills, and enriching my literary life by introducing me to Spinoza, Goethe, in addition to Plato & Aristotle.

This week, St. Mark's is doing a retrospective on CBGB's, which is only a few blocks away and is slated to close in a few days. I also love that place because I had a couple of gigs as a back up singer there during my young/punk days. My favorite bands who played there were The Clash and The Ramones.

In spite of what I looked like and the rep of punks, I still think it was a fun, sweet, and innocent time for me. What can I say, I was a walking dichotomy!

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