Thursday, September 9, 2010

Finally Feels Like Fall! September 9th

I don't know about you, but I am SO glad that this horrible hot weather has come to an end. I walked down into Soho today and it was so beautiful out! I happened to see Heidi Klum's mother too, pushing Heidi's new baby girl, Lou in a stroller. lol I almost ALWAYS see famous people in Soho. But the amazing thing about NYC is that everyone just blends in!

I was picking up some birthday presents today at my favorite store in the city, Pearl River Mart. This is a HUGE, beautiful store, with great prices and nearly everything is hand made! There is no other store I can think of like it. Nearly everyone I know is born in September, including my mother, so it's definitely a busy month for me!

I always have to stop in Famous Ben's pizzeria every time I'm downtown. :)

But lately I've been eating asian food 24/7! Here is the proof:

Lunch at Spice (last weekend I went to the one in Union Square).

Spring rolls & broad rice noodle with tofu.

An oldie, but a goodie... my favorites from Wild Ginger...

Take-out from a new thai restaurant called Tue Thai Food (on Greenwich Ave. by 6th Ave. & West 8th St.).

I got their $9 lunch special, which is a great bargain and includes choice of appetizer, entree, and drink!

I tried their spring rolls, pad se ew (which is basically the same dish as the one I got at Spice, above), and a coke. I really like this place, and I read such bad things about their delivery, and I don't know if it's because I live pretty close by or not, but they were lightning fast!!!

The one thing I'll miss about summer is of course, frozen yogurt. On the last hot day we had I made a short trip over to Pinkberry.

I got a medium original with strawberries, cookies & cream, and brownie chunks! :)

Here are a few recent pics of Peanut... the first ones are of him monkeying around in my room (his favorite activity!).

And sleeping with Pellet (his beanie baby).

Tonight for dinner I actually cooked with tofu (the packaged kind that you have to drain yourself) for the first time in my life, and Peanut went nuts! For some reason he loves tofu (and the seasoning from Fantastic Foods Tofu Scrambler), and he was rolling around by my plate (as you can see)! lol

(Oh and those are Morningstar Farms soy sausages btw!)

I'll probably be updating more soon with all the birthday dinners, etc. So stay tuned!


Tori said...

It's still pretty warm where I'm at! So I'll be delaying that last day of ice cream/fro yo! I can tell you it'll probably be McD's softserve :)

Gabriela said...

I still have yet to try Spice!! I've had a hankering for Indian food lately though- perhaps a meetup is in order in the next few weeks?

Marina said...

Gabriela ~ Absolutely! You want to go to Sacred Chow, right? Just e-mail and let me know when's good for you and we'll try to work something out!

Maggie said...

I love fall! Definitely the best season. We have to meet up sometime soon! Me and Missy want to go to Souen, so maybe you'd be down for that? I just met Gabriela recently too so maybe we can get together.

Marina said...

Maggie ~ Sure, the 4 of us can go then! Which Souen and when do you want to go?

Kelsey said...

Marina, he sleeps with a beanie baby? OMG!!! thats WAY TOO PRECIOUS <3 haha im showing my mom this, she will melt from the adorableness ;)


Marina said...

Kelsey ~ He sure does! Check out this: (Or search "Pellet"). There are lots of cute pics of Peanut and his beanie baby! :)

the actor's diet said...

i love pearl river mart - used to get ALL my x-mas shopping done there!