On Friday, we dressed up for my office's formal holiday party. It started raining just as we were supposed to leave. I considered adding long underwear beneath my vintage gown. Do you recognize it from the 2008 Black & White Ball?
On Saturday morning, I lounged in bed with hot coffee and a "life hangover" - I hardly drank at the party but definitely wore myself out. Nicole came over at 10:00 and the three of us bundled up to walk to Chow for breakfast. Eggs benedict, breakfast quesadilla and a pear pancake with blueberry syrup. From there, we went to pick out a small Christmas tree. The regular Delancey Street lot we loved had moved across town, so we walked to a new "organic, sustainable" lot a half a mile down the street.
Mellow Sunday morning. I made oatmeal with apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and walnuts for breakfast along with coffee. We made a fire and spent the morning reading the Sunday New York Times. Almost lunch before we knew it, mom and I walked to the market to buy fish, shrimp, mussels and sourdough bread for a cioppino lunch. More details on lunch soon!