Have you made your way down to the Innovation District in Boston for lunch? These are two new spots worth trying!
Sweetgreen which offers an array of organic soups, salads, and sandwiches! I got a delicious kale salad and custom made it! The goat cheese was amazing as well as the spicy carrot dressing! Swing on by, they have indoor seating as well.
Nick, loves this new spot. TR Street Food. They have an array of yummy sandwiches. This is the Veal Reuben…it was really good! We want to try the lamb meatball pita next time. Head on over!
The Brix Chix are at it again! Stop in tomorrow night to try out some fabulous wine! It’s always a great time. And ,I promise you will be walking away with more than a few bottles. I will be there picking out some great Easter wines to enjoy on Sunday! Hope to see you there!
The Hunt for Your Perfect Easter Wines!
We’re celebrating the start of Easter weekend this Thursday night at BRIX Financial District from 5 to 7 pm. Hop on down as we uncork ten delicious wines perfect for your holiday table.
Come taste with BZ from United as he pours a spectacular lineup of spring sips, while Jenna Harlow from MS Walker uncorks a savvy selection of French finds.
Domaine Lafage Cote Est Blanc
Jean-Paul & Benoit Droin Vaillons 1er Cru Chablis
Dom. Daniel Rion Bourgogne Rouge
Vin de Viennes Crozes-Hermitage
Ch. Peuch-Haut Rosé
Grace Lane Riesling
Marc Bredif Vouvray
Whispering Angel Rosé
Carpe Diem Pinot Noir
Cultivar Cabernet Sauvignon
The BRIX Chix
BRIX Wine Shop
I came across this recipe from Carrie Sellman of The Cake Blog ,and it looks adorable! We all know how long it takes to make a gorgeous cake, Carrie solves our problem with her recipe below. I had a hard time finding the edible Easter grass! But I found it!
I will post my masterpiece soon! Enjoy the day!
Chocolate Bunny Easter Cake
Makes one 8-inch cake
8-inch round cake with white frosting
3 to 4 packs of Edible Green Apple Easter Grass
Water (to sprinkle over grass)
Candied eggs or jelly beans (for decoration)
Chocolate bunny (for decoration)
1. Bake or purchase an eight-inch round cake with white buttercream frosting.
2. Unroll one package of edible grass and cut into one- to two-inch pieces using clean kitchen scissors.
3. Spread grass clippings out onto a tray and, very sparingly, sprinkle a few drops (about one teaspoon) of water over the top. Do not allow grass to get too wet or it will start to disintegrate.
4. Using your hands, mix up the grass to spread the water; the blades will start to clump together. (If the grass dries out and stops sticking together, add a little more water.)
5. Pull off a tiny clump of grass and stick it to the side of the cake, gently pushing it into the frosting. Repeat with another small clump of grass, sticking it very close to the last clump.
6. Repeat with additional clumps and additional packages of grass until the entire cake is covered. Fill in bare spots with a tiny clumps or single blades.
7. Place chocolate bunny on top of the cake and surround it with eggs. Allow grass to harden before serving. If you are planning to refrigerate the cake, remove it 30 minutes before serving to allow it to come to room temperature.
Oh yes, this is one of my go to shopping spots while in Naples! If I can’t find it in Boston I always call the Waterside shops, they usually have it. These shops are located outdoors and offer a variety of high end stores that you will find more than few things to put on your wish list! Here are a few of my wish list items!
Dot Candy Louboutin’s I must get these!!!! They have them at Saks Naples and Bergdorfs in NYC as well!
Louis Vuitton Limited Edition I LOVE THIS BAG!! Unfortunately, my birthday has come and gone! I can only wish!
I will take this one to! Very classy leather bag, with velour LV’s.
Pottery Barn had some cute beach themed items. I love the nautical theme! These would be great for a Nantucket house!
D’Amico’s is a cute Italian restaurant right off 41 in Naples that offers a great menu at a great price. You don’t have to get dressed up, you can show up in your shorts and enjoy a pizza and pasta dish with a “endless” glass of vino. Yes they keep filling you up for free! Who wouldn’t want to go! I must admit, I was quite full from a big lunch at the Ritz this day. I opted on a yummy salad, tomato soup and a garlic flatbread while Nick got what he always gets, Pot roast. Not the best pics..but take a look. Then we headed off to Royal Scoop so we were bathing suit ready for the next day.
It has taken me a few days to get these photos together. But I had to share some fantastic dinners that we had while on vacation! Every time we go to Naples we always have to make a trip to Fifth Ave to enjoy Truluck’s. My husband is obsessed with the crab legs and stone crab. So this time we brought two friends to try it out! I must warn you it can get pricey, but if you go for happy hour its half off drinks and appetizers and there are plenty to choose from. We had a late dinner and enjoyed the piano bar and people watching while having a fabulous meal as always! Check out the pics below.
A yummy Knife and Fork Caesar salad..I always get this when at Trulucks!
The famous crab legs that Nick is highly obsessed with. A must try!
A sizzling filet mignon with addictive creamy garlic mash potatoes
This was my meal, sweet and sour Halibut with jumbo lump crab, avocado, Jalapeños and sweet chili sauce, over crab fried rice! It was fabulous!
True Arctic Cod with Bernaise Royale ( Jumbo lump crab and shrimp with béarnaise)
And yes!! My favorite part of the night! The dessert tray! We got the baked Alaska..and it was worth it! Back to the gym to pay for it soon!
What a wonderful weekend it was in Boston. The weather was fantastic and I had a wonderful bridal shower to attend on Saturday and also the pleasure of hosting my sister’s baby shower on Sunday. We can’t wait for baby! Here are a few pics from the weekend. I absolutely love what Diane von Furstenberg has for dresses this season. They are investment pieces but they fit beautifully and work for many occasions. If you click on the links you can find out where to get one for an upcoming party. I also had Guilty Bakery custom make some beautiful desserts for the shower on Sunday. Take a look! Baby cake pops, bottle cookies and carriages, as well as baby face macaroons! They were so cute and were a huge hit! If you are in downtown Plymouth, MA you must stop in and say hello to the ladies who own Guilty Bakery and I am sure you will not be able to resist the donuts on Sunday mornings! I am getting together some pics and reviews from Naples! Stay tuned! And enjoy this beautiful day!!
Here is Diane von Furstenberg ‘Amelia’ Woven Wrap Dress that I wore to a Bridal shower on Saturday. I had to wear it with a great pair of black Louboutin pumps my wonderful hubby got for me 🙂 Click on link to get yours! Max was dying to be in the pic as well! He wasn’t as thrilled with the dress as I was.
I wore this Diane von Furstenberg ‘Ilsa’ Print Knit Tank Dress for the Baby Shower on Sunday! I love the fit of this dress and the material has some weight to it and some stretch! The colors are amazing! I paired it off with some great Louboutin booties I got in Chicago. I love them!
And I have to thank Danielle at Blo at the waterfront for waking up early to do my hair! Check out Blo blow out bar at the waterfront in South Boston! Ask for Danielle, she is fantastic!
I saw these great pieces from Calypso St.Barth in Naples. I was thrilled that is was Friends & Family until tomorrow. Check out the website http://www.calypsostbarth.com and get your summer wardrobe ready! (SPRINGFF14 is the code for 25% off) I just picked up a few pieces for our Nantucket weekend! Enjoy!
I’m back in Boston! And WOW! Spring is in the air, and its a tad chilly, but I am not complaining. We had a fantastic vacation in Naples, Florida with friends. Lot’s of beach, cocktails, restaurants and shopping. I have some fun pics to share this week. We just got home and the first thing we did was pick up our fur babies at the Grandparents house. Aren’t they the cutest ever! They also got a new gadget to play with. I am a little tired from the flight home and we are trying to showing the fur babies how to play with the iFetch. Take a look at this You Tube video, I can only hope the furs will learn how to use this gadget! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdWZQwjFFYo
I am so thrilled to finally be heading to the beach! I love Naples! Great restaurants, shopping and beaches! I will be back soon to share what we did and where to go while in Naples, Florida!