This past weekend was Alan's birthday. It was one of those milestone birthdays, but being what I consider to be the easiest person to please in all of the universe, he requested no big parties, only that we do some of his "favorite things." Movies are his "favorite." So we watched four (!), half of them being beyond ridiculous and one of them "Like Crazy," a captivating film about falling in love, that I truly adored. I swear, he picked it!
Seafood is his "favorite" so we ate seafood at The Mermaid Inn in the East Village. It happens to be mine too so I lucked up- lobster, oysters, calamari, shrimp, mussels, scallops. We ordered bubbly and fun, classic cocktails with a twist like the Tom Collins II and the Corpse Reviver.
Our fortunes were silly and came with chocolate pudding. A filmy, flimsy fish sits in the palm of your hand and depending on its movement your mood can be a number of things. Alan was "in love" and I was "jealous." Just what I've always wanted to be.
Of course this is going to make some of you want to vom, but yes the man surprised me with one of my "favorite things" on his "favorite things" birthday weekend. I apologize, I can't help it.
In between movies, the Masters, and a haircut, (yep, you guessed it, golf and being well-groomed are some of his "favorite things") we wandered around the city with no solid direction in mind. He had been to SoHo Park with buddies and upon passing insisted we stop in for a "cheap and awesome burger." It's so cute in there, and they have a full bar perfect for leisurely afternoon cocktails.
I couldn't let the weekend pass without a little flair so we gathered with family at B Bar in NoHo for bites and bevs.
Then there were other crazy shenanigans like dancing on tables and shots, but my mother reads this blog so I'll leave you with a civilized picture. Oh and pizza! Late night. If you haven't gotten the gist, another "favorite." :)
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