Friday, May 13, 2011

This Week: Brooklyn and the Best Burger!

photos of Brooklyn Bridge and the Best Burger Ever by me

So, I must tell you...I'm in LOVE!! During our mini break in NYC last week I fell madly in love with Brooklyn!! Especially the Carroll Gardens area but loved every area I visited too. Our first stop after walking the Brooklyn Bridge was lunch at Prime Meats, a beautiful, sunny, farm to table restaurant where I had what may very well be the BEST, most juicy burger I have ever had!! Which was perfect since a) I was loving Brooklyn so much already by then that it was great to add a delicious lunch to our already wonderful experience and b) I had already decided to partake in the celebration of National Burger Month!! The cocktail I had was great too, I had the Jamaican Rum Punch which was delicious! I must say that I had some of the most delicious cocktails on this trip! I love that so much creativity is going into mixing drinks, I am a huge fan of cocktails that taste good! I had a fabulous Birthday dinner at Buttermilk Channel right down the street from Prime Meats. There, we indulged in the Fried Chicken and Cheddar Cheese Waffles with a side of amazing mashed potatoes and more delicious cocktails...soooo good! For dessert we had an apple tart and homemade vanilla ice cream. They were so friendly and everything was so delicious, it was a perfect end to a wonderful day in my new favorite place, Brooklyn, NY. We loved it so much that we were thrilled to meet up with friends for drinks in Williamsburg on Saturday night.We had more yummy drinks at the Roebling Tea Room  and visited  Maison Premiere a lovely Oyster Bar. I will post some pictures from my trip in another post soon! So this week...

1. I am 31!! And as I've mentioned before, have started to stress (a little) about the signs of aging. I have been using a Lancome night/wrinkle cream and eye cream before bed every night since Monday and see a huge difference already!
2. I'm wishing I was en route to ICFF too:(
3. Am loving Designers & Books, a site that offers book recommendations from some of our favorite designers!
4. I was so happy to visit the MET during our trip and thrilled that I got to see the Alexander McQueen exhibition Savage Beauty. I was familiar with a lot of his work but to see it all together, so beautifully curated was such a treat. If you're in or visiting NYC and have any interest in Fashion Design, you have to go!
5. I treated myself to the book Food Fashion Friends for my birthday and it arrived!! Oh my goodness, what a beautiful book!! I plan to try out a few of the recipes soon, will let you know how it goes!

Have a beautiful, sunshine-filled weekend!! xo


  1. This is a fabulous post Lilly! I love hearing about your adventures and your birthday celebrations sounded simply AMAZING. I am so hungry right now... cheddar cheese waffles? OMG! I wish I could've seen the McQueen exhibition! We never get anything like that in Australia :( I think I need to move to the States permanently. The book you ordered sounds great- please keep us updated on your thoughts about whether it is worth buying or not! I love pretty books afterall... Hope you're having a great week and it's nearly the weekend again... yay! xx

  2. Hello! While I have not had the chance to try out any of the recipes in the book, I highly recommend you buy it! It's just so beautiful, and all the recipes sound amazing!! And the lovely!! You'll love it! If you purchase it from Amazon it's less expensive than at the store:) I'll let you know how it goes with the recipes:) Let me know what you think if you get it! xo


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