Friday, October 19, 2012

Little Bits of Happiness & The Start of a New Decade

(I finally had the time to run over the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan from my apartment - something so wonderful about running over a bridge)

Today I am starting a new decade, yikes, I turn 30! I have been a little hesitant to kiss my 20's goodbye, as when I was younger I thought, wow, 30 is so old.  I guess that is true about any age though, but really, all age is just a number and it is really how you feel and luckily, I still feel like I am twenty-two or twenty-three. I am excited about the future!  I hope that everyone has a great weekend!  
(The concord grape has arrived)
(Made my way into Mast Brother's Chocolate - if I could have only eaten the air.  Everything is made in their Brooklyn shop. I love how they had burlap bags of cacao sitting around waiting to be used)


(Choco Bolo just might be my new favorite cafe, if only for the decor - tufted seating, mirrored tables, perfection)
(An all white bouquet with hydrangeas, calla lilies and roses)
(Enjoying a cappacino with a friend at Sweet Leaf in Williamsburg)
(I once said that my favorite chocolate chip cookie in the City is from City Bakery, but I changed my mind - Levain Bakery on the Upper West Side serves the most amazing cake-like cookies. The cookie that I had just came out of the oven, it was heaven)

21 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday & Welcome to the 30's!!!! ;) I love the movie 13 going on 30. Have you ever seen it? Very cute! xxoo

    Maggie
    http://www.luniquelymaggie.blogspot.com

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  2. Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your day! Such great photos. xo, Julie
    www.fromproseccotoplaid.com

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  3. Happy birthday! I just turned 30 last month, and so far so good :-) I love walking over the BK Bridge - the view is just stunning!

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  4. Happy birthday! They say your 30s is when your life really begins! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  5. Happy birthday! I can just imagine how wonderful the cookie tasted! A cake-like cookie straight out of the oven - wonderful.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Happy Birthday Alison !!! May all your wishes come true :)

    I happen to think that 30 is a fabulous age, despite not being easy to say goodbye to the 20s. Beautiful pictures as always. Enjoy your day! Hugs,

    xx

    www.oteea-land.com

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  7. Happy 30th Birthday!! Enjoy the day!!! xoxo

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  8. Happy Birthday!!! LOVE an all white arrangement.

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  9. love that first pic!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  10. Yeiiii! Welcome to the club, 30's are amazing... Happy birthday! I'm sure you'll enjoy your day, all the best sweety.
    Ed&Anastasia

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  11. Love travelling meeting new people, hanging out and taking life. Thanks for sharing

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  12. Happy Birthday!
    I hope you had a wonderful time!
    All the pictures of the food look amazing :D

    XO Amy
    http://sceniqueroute.blogspot.com/

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  13. Alison, I know how you feel. When I turned 30 and I had to leave my 20's behind I was pretty melancholic too. However, now I am 31 and got pretty used to it and they still tell me I look like in my mids 20's hahaha. Have a wonderful birthday Alison, I hope you celebrate it with your loved ones.

    ani


    www.fleurani.blogspot.de

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  14. Happy belated birthdays!!!
    Beautiful pictures!!!

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  15. Welcome to your 30's! I turn 30 in a few months and for a while I was nervous, but now I'm excited as I think my 30's will be a heck of a lot different then my 20's!

    xx Amy
    leopard and lillies

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  16. Running over a bridge must be exhilarating!

    Gosh, that chocolate looks good. Save me a piece?? ;)

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  17. HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!! I hope you had a wonderful celebration! Don't worry, I'm 32, and my 30's have definitely been the best years of my life so far!

    xo Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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  18. uh congratulations!! happy belated birthday:)
    xx Kate

    http://style-department.blogspot.com

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