Sunday, December 13, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up (December 13th)

I had a busy weekend... one of my best friends came in from Boston for a photo shoot. She had asked me weeks in advance to do her makeup, and of course I was happy to do it. I hadn't seen her in SO long (we used to see each other a lot more when we had modeling stuff to do in NYC together). So I got up very early Saturday morning and she came to my apartment bright and early. She loved the job I did, and apparently so did the photographer, so I may be getting more work after all. :) I walked her to the correct subway station afterwards, and on my way home (in the FREEZING cold, might I add), I stopped into a Dunkin' Doughnuts and got my favorite... a chocolate covered doughnut with sprinkles (sorry, no pic, it was early and I was tired and hungry!). Then later on I had a healthy brunch at one of my favorite spots, Sacred Chow (on Sullivan St. in Greenwich Village). Here's what I had...

Banana bread french toast with blueberry sauce! I also got their hot chocolate "to go." Everything they make is vegan, and their hot chocolate has the most unique taste... almost like it's base is coconut milk... I don't know their secret, but it's great!

Sacred Chow is the first vegetarian restaurant I ever fell in love with (you can see more about it here, along with baby pictures of Peanut!). And I swear, the "word of mouth" I have given this place over the years must've caught on. lol The place was PACKED by around 2 in the afternoon on Saturday! I was lucky that I got one of the small tables that I did, because there were people literally waiting in line to get a table. It's a very small restaurant, and back when I started going in 2007, it was empty most of the time. I guess vegan restaurants are starting to catch on! Their food really is amazing!!

Later on Mom and I got pizza for dinner... from Pomodoro's. We both preferred their regular pizza to their vodka pizza that we tried last time.

Peanut, who turns 9 months old today(!!) still loves to wave his arms around his head (aka "the duddy")... this is something we thought he may outgrow, but as you can see, he hasn't (thank goodness! ;). Look at how lovely he poses!

And he's been spending a lot of time cuddling in warm laundry lately (and who could blame him with this weather?!).

As for me, I mostly spent the day indoors, as it was POURING rain all day. It was SO nice to sleep in, because yesterday I not only had to get up early to do my friend's makeup, but we got next to NO sleep with our upstairs neighbor's shenanigans... which brings me to my next point, we're trying to find a HOUSE to rent in either Brooklyn or Queens, but hopefully Brooklyn. Over the past 3 years apartment living is really starting to wear on us! :( So I've been spending my time looking for places to live... these next few weeks, and especially next month is going to be crazy, but I'm looking forward to moving out of here!! Take my words of wisdom... NYC is a WONDERFUL place to live, but it's a HORRIBLE place to sleep! The end!


VeggieGirl said...

Makeup photos, please? :)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PEANUT FROM ALL OF US HERE!!! You know, the folks and Chooey.

Hang in there with the crazy neighbors!

Marina said...

Liz ~ I was far too busy myself that morning to take any, sorry! And I don't know if I'll be able to post the photographer's pics, being that they aren't mine! :(

Anonymous said...

Is it New York that's dubbed the "City that never sleeps"?


Marina said...

^^Yes, Taylor! Very true, and there is a reason behind that saying. lol

Paula said...

I just found your blog and seriously love Peanut! I have a soft spot for orange tabbies :)

Bliss Doubt said...

Marina, I made pineapple fried rice all by myself last night. It turned out great! Guess where I got THAT idea???

Also, today the Swiss Colony box arrived from my client. I grabbed the petits fours and told my colleagues they could have everything else in the box.

Hope you're doing well. I enjoyed reading about doing your friend's makeup. You'll be famous soon, I'm sure. It sounds like a fun job.

Marina said...

Bliss Doubt ~ LOL! I have pineapple fried rice SO much it's scary, I know. I'm so glad it came out good for you!

I just finished off the red velvet petit fours today... It's funny that my eating habits have rubbed off on you!

Things are not going that well, but thank you for the kind words, I appreciate them!