“Finally”, you’re saying to yourself with an eye roll, “she’s blogging again!”. I know, it’s been pretty crazy. I was in Shanghai for 8 days and I was going to take pictures and write about it but then I remembered you can just go to my archive from November 2009 through December 2011 and read all about it. It’s the same mess of cute girls wearing micro mini skirts with minnie mouse shoes, dodging scooters on the sidewalks, cocktails at El Coctel, dinner at Mercato (YUM), buying cashmere sweaters, more cocktails at Bell Bar…you’ve heard it before. The thing I really noticed this time, especially after being in NYC now, is how clean the streets are!
Listen, I’ve had the week from hell and I’m hoping to be able to blog about it soon because it’s important to get out there but right now I need to worry about this storm on the way and how I’m going to take the dogs out 4 times a day should we lose electricity and we have to go down FIFTY ONE FLOORS OF STAIRS. Thankfully I’ve stocked up on plenty of wine (and an emergency bottle of Oban scotch, truth be told), some water and potato chips. That should hold us over for an hour or so…
I wanted to end this entry with a happy birthday to my mother, Elizabeth Breglia Homer. A good Italian, Catholic girl (yes, there used to be such a thing) who was born and raised in NYC. I went by her old house recently, next to Jumel Mansion the oldest house in NYC and one where George Washington once slept. It’s now a museum.
My mother along with her 8 siblings, mother, father and auntie all lived here
This is my mother and father after their wedding, celebrating at the Gramercy Park Hotel
The Gramercy Park Hotel now houses my favorite restaurant in NYC, Maialino. It’s fabulous and I highly recommend the private dining experience for a special occasion. The best food and wine and dining experience you’ll ever have.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM! I love you and can’t wait to see you soon.