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)


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


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

  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!

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

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. Happy birthday! I can just imagine how wonderful the cookie tasted! A cake-like cookie straight out of the oven - wonderful.

  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,


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

  8. happy birthday! 30 isn't that old!

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

  10. love that first pic!


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

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

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

    XO Amy

  14. 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.


  15. Happy belated birthdays!!!
    Beautiful pictures!!!

  16. 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

  17. Running over a bridge must be exhilarating!

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

  18. 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

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