New traditon..

As of yesterday, I think we may have created a new tradition! Since NYE half of us worked, we planned a nice brunch at the Wayne Hotel at the restaurant paramour. it was such a good choice { nice job sis }

We loved everything, especially the personation of it all, being foodies & in the industry, we always appreciate the small details.

We were greeted and told that while we wait we could hit up the bloodymary bar, where you get to make your own concoction. how fun! while I thought that’s what I wanted, I spotted another drink that seemed more up my alley. A rosemary ruby {vodka, ruby-red grapefruit, agave nectar, fresh rosemary} so delish! I did try Georges and he did a good job 😉
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Once got drinks, caught up & ordered our main entrees.. we then we’re able to go the appetizer bar where we could eat while the chef prepared our meals. Great idea!
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{small plates of banana strawberry smoothie, pastry & cupcakes}

So many good things to choose from, but I ended up going with the farmers vegetable omelet with gruyere cheese.
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{mine}

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{g’s Kobe sliders}

I also nibbled on hazelnut pancakes my sister had & brains butter nut squash soup. YUM!
Everything was so good & I love brunch food so it was a win win. We’re thinking that next year we do the same type of thing : ) I love creating new traditions

The rest of the day was low-key, I  hopped back into bed for awhile & then realized it was 5pm. We decided to go to the gym and shake it off. Always a good choice. A quick 3 mile run followed by seeing American hustle! We were torn between that & Wolf On Wall Street.  It was a great movie, and loved the cast.
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As for today, all big holidays are officially over.
It’s a bittersweet feeling but time to get back to normal 🙂

Have you seen either movie yet?
Do you celebrate NYE or day?!

Hope you enjoyed your holidays & welcoming in 2 0 1 4

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MIMM: Cookie baking + Winterfest

Hey guys, happy Monday! Hope you all had a great weekend! Today I am going to my last FINAL.. Wooo!!!
but before I do, wanted to share some marvelous pictures from the weekend. A coffee date with my mama, Christmas cookie baking + ice skating with my sisters!
MiMM MIMM #78 with Date Night In and Meeting Santa!

Friday morning I met my mom for coffee, as we discussed our cookie swap and baking she said “hold on one minute” ran out to her car and gave me a cookie scoop!  I was so excited and used it right away .. oh the little things!IMG_8065
🙂  Double chocolate chunk cookies with andies mints! YUM.

Saturday, it snowed again. I had to work and it was probably a bad decision to volunteer and be the one to go in… it was D E A D. When I arrived home I wrote all the Christmas cards, just need to send them out!
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Sunday, my sisters, brian + I headed down to Philly to the Winterfest. There was ice skating, hot chocolate, pop up stores + more! We haven’t been ice skating in so long.. so it was pretty funny the first few times around 😉

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The rest of sunday was low key and relaxing. More Christmas tunes, decorating of the tree and some more baking.
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I’ll share this week!
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Hope you had a splendid weekend!
xo

Questions:
Did it snow where you lived?
Do you write Christmas cards or send out pictures?

If you missed Friday’s DIY Christmas post– check it out! Christmas is 9 days away!