Yesterday I celebrated my 27th birthday. I couldn’t have asked for a better day. The morning started off with a phone call from 2 of my favorite people, my mom and dad. I asked my mom to mail one of her chocolate cakes to me because they are unreal good. Too bad she can’t… I will have to wait until October.
After that my hubby packed a picnic for us and we were off to Central Park. The park was packed, but it was so relaxing. We found a little spot up on a hill and under a tree. We had a lunch of some of my favs: turkey sandwiches with black olives, jalapeno chips, and fresh mango. We brought our new travel Scrabble board and got a good game in - I gained a lot of points with “vineyard” and currently I am winning. It was such a nice way to just stop and enjoy for a little bit. We even saw the cutest couple get engaged in front of us. Just a perfect little moment in the park.
After that we walked around the park. I had been dying to see the sailboat pond so we made it there. Unfortunately, the wind was non-existent so we didn’t pay the 11 bucks to rent one. We’ll come back when the sailing conditions are better.
After a couple of hours in the park, we ventured out to the Upper East Side. Brad and I live on the Upper West Side and people have joked at work that when you cross Central Park it is like crossing an ocean to a new world. I never understood that until yesterday. The Upper East Side, as beautiful as it is, seemed stuffy and pretentious compared to the relaxed and diverse UWS. We walked down Madison Avenue (partially to find the new Laduree location - so excited!!) and watched as security guards at every fashion house eyed us lowly plebeians. It was still nice though and I loved snapping this pic…
As touristy as it may be, we then went to Serendipity 3’s for one of my favorite desserts - the Forbidden Broadway Sundae. We got a cute little corner table under a Tiffany lamp and they brought out my treat with candles and led the whole restaurant in singing Happy Birthday to me.
Right by Serendipity on 60th street is the tram to Roosevelt Island. I need to do some more research about this little island, but when we were looking for apartments tons of Internet ads were posted for Roosevelt Island apartments. We boarded the skyway tram, which was cool and hopped off for about 15 minutes and got a nice view of the Manhattan skyline and some cute pics. Bradley is so cute! :)
We ended the day at Battery Park City (next to Ground Zero) for a city lights sail! It was simply amazing. We had 90 minutes on the sailboat out in the NY Harbor. We had wine and just relaxed as we sailed out to the Statue of Liberty. The breeze was amazing, the peace was amazing, it was just such an amazing time. It was hard to take pictures obviously, they are either blurry or too bright. But the memories in my mind are enough. I had a wonderful bday thanks to Brad. He made me feel so special and loved.