Monday night birthday

I had a great time over the weekend celebrating the 30th birthday of one of my friends, and today is another friend’s birthday. We are celebrating by going to the Greenhouse Tavern, yet another new restaurant to pop up on East 4th street. As implied by the name, the restaurant tries to be green while having farm fresh foods. I am very very excited about trying the Ohio tomato pasta with yellow tomato, basil, summer squash, and pancetta and the goat cheese tart with Lake Erie creamery goat cheese, heirloom tomato salad, and herbs. I am also very intrigued by some of the items on their menu of libations. They have a cocktail called Old Rye Sour, which has fresh orange pulp, preserved cherry, sugar, homemade sour mix, bitters, rye whisky, and soda water.
I would love to sit outside on the patio, however, it is raining, cold, and windy here.

Editor’s Note: Since I wrote this post I have tried this restaurant and the following are my thoughts. I ended up starting with the House made Fromage Blanc, which was mixed with thyme and served with grilled bread. It was a delicious and light starter. I had the Apple and Butternut Squash Risotto as my entree, and it also was surprisingly light, but very, very good. There is something a little weird about the way the menu has been written. There are a lot of different serving sizes on the menu, and If I had known my serving was going to be so small I would have ordered a side. The Old Rye and Sour was not very tasty, and I should have taken the recommendation from the waitress to add some grapefruit juice. Overall, I would guess everything on the menu is really good, just find out the serving size from your waitress and take recommendations when ordering cocktails.

Photo booths at weddings

I have noticed that a lot of bloggers get really excited about wedding planning. I am not exactly there yet, but I do appreciate good planning and detailing for an event. That’s why when I went to this wedding in Dallas, I was really excited to find out that they had a photo booth for all of the guests to take silly photos. After the wedding the bride and groom could look through all of the funny pictures of their friends and family. What a great way to remember everyone who was there to help you celebrate. Here I am with my beau trying to be silly for the photo booth.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

NYC Spring 2010 Day 6

Vera Wang had beautiful silk dresses and tulle overlays paired with gorgeous crystal statement necklaces. Grays, silvers and blacks were dominant here.

Badgley Mischka also used black and white together very well. Pops of coral were dropped in as well as gold and turquoise accents and jewelry. Swimwear and dresses were very casual and comfortable but sexy.

Rodarte had distressed pieces with strips of material arranged interestingly. There was something celtic about it.

Max Azria had many plain pieces accentuating color, shapes, and cutouts.

A lesson in glamour

Diane Kruger is definitely glamourous. There is no doubt about that. How does she do it? I can make several guesses.
1. Volume: Her hair, especially with the poof and subtle curl at the bottom, is slightly old hollywood.
2. Smoky eyes: The thick black eyeliner really makes her already beautiful eyes the center of attention. And it doesn’t hurt to have a sultry stare.
3. The right outfit: That white dress with the gorgeous black floral detailing is amazing.
4. Something unexpected: Neutral lingerie paired with blue high heels. There is your sexy factor.
5. Confidence: Looking sexy, not like a deer in the headlights when being photographed.

(Images found by Daniella)

Gray Fall Boot

$49 Newport News

French Connection $268

Mudd $36.99

Steve Madden $170

Piperlime $100

Marc by Marc Jacobs $450

I have recently become obsessed with gray ankle boots. I love the different embellishments like bows, buttons, and zippers. There are a variety available for every budget. I would gladly take any of these home. I especially love the Steve Maddens and the Mudds. What pair do you like best?