A few weeks ago I had the absolute PLEASURE of working with the lovely ladies from The Urban House, based in Gilbert, AZ. Jenn and Charlotte are the visionaries that bring these beautiful spaces to life and I'm not exaggerating when I say they create some HGTV-worthy homes. Give the galleries below a look and get ready for some serious home envy!
Congratulations on a successful grand opening weekend to Ruze Cakehouse & Teaspressa! I had a great time experiencing a taste of heaven on earth, you fall for the charm the moment you walk in the door! I was in love with the white walls and lush accents, and died when I saw their macaroons... they are literal pieces of ART my friends. Cheers again to the sweetest spot on Main Street!
The weather was perfect today. I love overcast days especially since we don't see too many in Arizona. A bit humid, but nothing unbearable. We grabbed a morning coffee and set out on our day.
After walking from one end of the city to the other, we ended up at a rooftop bar called The Monarch looking over the city streets for lunch. We kicked our feet up on the couch and had a glass of champagne. After enjoying our drinks and our meal we checked out another rooftop that was perfect for lounging (or should I say digesting?) with an even better view. We were in the heart of Manhattan, I was so overwhelmed with all the buildings, shapes, sounds, and colors surrounding me!
The cityscape lent itself as a perfect backdrop for some portrait shots of my sis, and I just couldn't help but feel like I was living life like Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City!
With time off work, my sister and I took things easy during my second day in town. We walked around the city, made a pastry pitstop, and met up with her roommate for dinner.
Random thoughts include:
- How in the heck is New York's tap water so refreshing?
- How long until I experience a celebrity sighting?
- Why did I imagine there'd be more hot dog stands throughout the city?
The last time I was in New York I realized that I never really had a full meal with my sister. Can you believe that? I mean, I guess we were just too busy having the time of our lives... but still, it was unacceptable!! So we set out on a mission that turned up a quaint restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine in Long Island City called Casa Enrique. It was Michelin-Star rated and happened to share our dad's name, so naturally we had to try it. With a reference to home, it was also fitting to enjoy the experience with The Shridharani's, who are my sister's New York family. We indulged in watermelon margarita's, mole enchilada's, marinated pork tacos, and more: I can still taste the custard perfection that was their flan! The only thing I'm disappointed in is myself for not taking a photo of our entrees, UGH! (*throws head back and makes Tina Belcher groan.*)
Oh well, it's just another reason to go back. :)