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Breakfast on Christmas morn………

With bacon and bubbly.


CHRISTMAS is for GIVING

……..and a time for GETTING……I’d take Champagne please…..!!!


CHRISTMAS EVE with Jorge and his sister Nicole

They were on their way to the ski resorts………..NO SNOW…………so they dropped in for bubbly instead of the slopes..  George is a decorator who worked on the Bergdorf Christmas windows…………and his sister is a model in Miami……..and both are just the sweetest!

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My ad hoc menu…………leftovers………….caramel corn and cookies………but it was the company that counts.

Sharing CHRISTMAS JOY with friends from London

Celebrating CHRISTMAS with friends….and waffles……..and a bit of bubbly…….

we are blessed with the best of the above.

[Michel pours the bubbly]

MERRY CHRISTMAS……….and a Beautiful BOXING DAY to our friends in England.

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Darrin………….Donald………….Baudina………….Jara…………..Tom

ILONA’S 94th Birthday Party / PART 2

Ilona’s 94th Birthday celebration at the TREMONT RESTAURANT in Greenwich Village was a happy occasion………. a gathering of her dear friends.  She kept us entertained.  Tom Casesa with his portable wind pipe piano was a pleasant surprise………..as he piped out HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Lunch with the SPOTTED PIG

It easy to find this restaurant ……….you can’t miss this life size pig hanging over the sidewalk.

THE SPOTTED PIG

In the West Village

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Mario Batalli opened this New York Gastro Pub………..and from the opening day it has been a hit.

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Pig heaven……or just tacky?  Looks like my mother’s collection.

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The menu is painted on the mirror………easy to see.

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The obligatory Irish Stout.

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Shoestring potato fries……..pretty to look at……..just don’t try eating them all.

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This was a melted Gouda thingie………tastes better than it looks.

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The Pig is famous for it’s $20 BLUE CHEESE  You don’t want the blue cheese……then you can’t have a burger.  You want the BLUE CHEESE on the side………fugget about it. NO exceptions.

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BANANA CREAM PUDDING………….I ate all of it.

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And I did need a cup go coffee.  And three refills.

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The room is cozy……funky…….with another odf those pigs hanging from the ceiling.

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Will I return……yes……. I go there about once a month……but they don’t take reservations.

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Get there for an early lunch and you will definitely get a table……or you can cozy up to the bar.  A glass of champagne is $21.

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Even in the winter the SPOTTED PIG manages to keep pots of herbs growing on the sidewalk.

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OINK OINK ! !

LUIS throws a Party

At his home in Harlem………Luis throws a party several times a year.

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He is always a charming host………….spending his time between New York and Lisbon

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Antonia…………a charming lady………and that million dollar smile.

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Size 2……….wearing 2 pounds of beads………consuming 2 calories.

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KOTEX!  Yes, dozens of them…………hanging around the shower curtain.

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His brownstone has five floors…………plenty of room to mix and mingle.

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Bubbly…….for everyone.

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Jean Pierre……….an artist from Paris.

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Karen Santry is always the life of every party………she is a famous fashion illustrator…….painter……….and Professor at F I T.

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Three of the 150 guests……..searching for the bubbly.

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Three different languages being spoken in this group of cute guys.

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Manuel……….the doorman for the evening………checking invitations.

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Good KARMA here !

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An endless spread of food………..gorgeous to look at…….tantalizing to the taste buds.

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Jose…..the bartender………

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Prost!  Salute!  Down the hatch!  All added up to a fun evening.

 

 

 

 

 

THE BIG 70 BIRTHDAY BASH

To celebrate my 7 decades on THIS earth…….friends and I gathered at Giovanni Rana in the Chelsea Market Place.

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It is the best pasta restaurant in New York City……….the food is definitely the star here.

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Is this a cake?!!!  After all that pasta………yes!

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The lovely Ilona……who is just shy of  10 decades…..was my special guest.

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Dustin……….photographer at large………..and the Donald person……..

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Jo and the Andy man…………effervescent as ever.

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Ms. G……..the Greek countessa……..glam as usual.

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Ilona….singer….painter….poet……..and her new jewels.

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I did NOT get to take him home……just the card.

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Tart tatin………..is that Italian?

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When you ask for olives………this is what you get.

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Parmesan salad……chicory…..arugula……..walnuts.

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Tiramisu………authentic Italian style……….and not too sweet.

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Don’t know what this is……but Joana ate it all.

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You pick it……..they cook it………..for ONE MINUTE.  Very Al Dente.

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Very dear friends…….Lynn and Bob……sent this for my celebration.

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It was a lovely afternoon.  Went home with bags full of prezzies.  Devine.