This post though is about my time in NYC when I had a pretty to close to perfect birthday. I did all the things that I love to do.
I don't remember ever having a snowy birthday but I loved it. It didn't really snow in DC this winter and I missed it. I wasn't wear the right shoes which made me walk very carefully as I wasn't in a mood to fall but I still loved having snow falling on my head all day.
I headed straight to Buvette to drink the hot chocolate and eat a poached egg with lentils. This place is a given whenever I'm in NYC.
And I stopped by Sockerbit right around the corner for an assortment of licorice, chocolate and sour candies.
I traveled up to the Upper East Side to the Met to see Matisse and also the Impressionism, Fashion and Modernity exhibit. I had no idea how impressed I would be with seeing examples of or sometimes the actual clothing in the paintings.
I love Giacometti and I wasn't allowed to take photos in the other exhibits.
I ate one of my birthday treats at the Dominique Ansel Bakery in Soho. It involves lots of caramel and hazelnut.
I went shopping in Soho and stopped at the Steven Alan shop in Tribeca which I love so much. Across the street is this great market with flowers, nunu chocolates, ice cream, a butcher and a bar/restaurant. I stopped in for a quick snack and found this ice cream which is my new favorite.
And then I traveled to Queens to eat at Sripraphai with people I love. Trish knows what I love with her gift.
I dream of this food when people ask me what is good Thai in DC.