Thursday, June 30, 2011

con't Birthday Wishes.....Time to make a wish!

So I spent most of my actual birthday with my roommate Ryan. He’s such a sweetie. I swear I am the luckiest craigslist roommate finder everJ. Anyway, first we took a little trip to IKEA. I know you are probably thinking who wants to go to IKEA on their birthday but I was excited. I hadn’t really been to IKEA since I moved to New York at least not one nearby. I heard it was so far on the train so I didn’t even try to find it. Ry rented a zip car (which is one of the best things invented) for a few hours and we took a drive to Jersey. It was such a beautiful day and only took 30 mins in heavy traffic. On our way there Ry mentioned how excited he was about the getting a hot dog…lol. I couldn’t help but laugh. We found what we needed for the kitchen right away and headed straight for the IKEA Café. Hot Dogs were our motivation to finish our trip early. We enjoyed hot dogs, split a cinnabun and had sierra mist and lingonberry juice (it was delish). Happy Birthday to me I thought.
I didn’t really know what was planned for the evening except going to dinner in the city, which was kind of exciting and annoying at the same time…lol. When we got back to the house Ryan quickly changed to go teach a spinning class (he’s an amazing instructor) and I got dressed. He told me to meet him at the corner of 14th Street and 9th Ave. I’m kinda familiar with that area from my many visits to the Inglot Store in the Chelsea Market. I sat and waited for him in this really cute little park area in front of the apple store where there was a street piano. I love to people watch so I was quite interested to see what was in store. I was pleasantly surprised to see several people sit down and play. They were all really good and I was hoping they wouldn’t stop.
My roomie showed up and we immediately headed to where ever, I still had no idea.
We went about a block away and he said "We're here!!" La Bottega Restaurant in the Maritime Hotel.
I have always walked past this building and wondered what was inside.
It was so freakin cute. Again to excited I forgot to take pictures, but here are a few I got off the internet.

It has the cutest little inside/outside spot in the middle of the restaurant.
As soon as we ordered I got to open my gift J
He always takes such care in wrapping packages. I have a minor obsession with purple that my roomie remembered.
It was the cutes little journal to keep all my thoughts and dreams for my next amazing year in New York!

Dinner was great. Then we headed home for cake!! But first we made a stop at the Duane Reade for some ice cream and milk.
Saw this strange sight….lol. Who wheres dress shoes and shorts
Look at how cute my cake was! My roommates friends have adopted me and they got me a cake. They affectionately call me Townesy :) (mispelled on the cake)
Its all about presentation :) A cute little party for two.

My roomie sang to me (I wish I could have recorded it, it was beautiful)
Then I finally got to make my wish!!!

What a great day!!! What a great birthday...and its still not over ;)

1 comment:

  1. Awwww how sweet! What a great birthday. Tell Ryan I said hi...he's the bestest :)