Sunday, June 29, 2014

Summer Day in the City.

On Friday, I headed to the city sans Sean to see my sister, niece and brother in law. Sean was tired with his traveling but he really wanted to see our niece so we decided that he would come down Saturday afternoon.

Friday night was a lot of catching up with my niece (sister & brother) and loving that fact that she was calling me Auntie! That alone made my trip! We had such a great time together and I think that after this trip she really knows who I am!

My sister made me her infamous mac & cheese and jollof rice (West African dish, so good!). What was even better is that she made enough for me to take home. Sean and I have had a great time eating it today. Thanks so much, Emma!

On Saturday, we headed over to Brooklyn where we would meet up with Sean at IL Passatore. Sean was in the mood for some authentic Italian food and this restaurant completely hit the spot. I cannot wait to go back and have it again.

But before we ate, my sister, niece and I took a little stroll through Brooklyn.
And then we met up with Sean.


My sister made it a point for my niece to wear this outfit since Sean and I bought it for her.
I'm in love!

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"Who do they think this is comfortable for?!"
Darn grown-ups.

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Carciofi con Polenta (pan-fried pistachio's crusted artichokes w/polenta, goat cheese and olives)
Tagliatelle al Ragu Bolognese (long thin cut pasta w/traditional style Bolognese ragu)
Camberi con Farro (sautéed shrimp w/spelt salad, tomato concasse & basil oil)
Tagliolini con Funghi e Crema di Porcini (long thin cut pasta w/porcini cream & portobello mushrooms)
Tilapia (pan-seared tilapia fillet w/sautéed spinach & sprouts in a lemon white wine sauce)

After lunch we took a little drive into Brooklyn Heights.

I took this picture without knowing he was giving me a ticket.
Completely did not realize that my inspection in NY was up last month, ugh!
Payback for taking his picture.


I highly doubt I'll ever get over this view.


Ended my visit with some delicious ice cream.


Until next time, NYC.


Living Out of Wedlock said...

The food looks yummy and your neice is gorgeous!

Brandi said...

I was going to start by telling you how much I admire your picture taking skills, but I mention that a lot when I visit your blog and you're probably like, okay I get it!! LOL!! Seriously though, I love your pictures. It feels like I'm in Brooklyn with you. Sorry about the ticket hopefully the ice cream helped. Your niece is adorable and I love you and your sister's outfits. So stylish!!

The Mrs./The Mom said...

Great pics as usual! Your niece is getting so big- what a cutie!

EmilyJane said...

I love this post! The big city, the happy people, the food, the ADORABLLLLLLLLLLLE little girl. I'm sorry you got a ticket though :(

Angie said...

Oh wow, Brooklyn looks like a gorgeous place and apparently they have the best looking icecream in the world LOL!!!

Your niece is so cute, so precious!

Sounds like a wonderful trip :)

Law_Fal said...

I wanna go to Brooklyn! Love your pics. Geesh your niece is growing up so fast! She's adorable! Makes me feel old haha I love your top as well!!!!! Fun weekend!

Adventures with Little man said...

Lovely pictures and I just LOVE your outfit. I can not get over the fact that you were getting the ticket! So sorry. Also, your neice is just precious!

Life with J and J said...

Your niece is just soooooo cute!!! She is growing up so fast! Love the smiles all around.
OMG! Stop posting pictures of food!!! You make it look so good! I want to jump into the screen and eat every single bite! Not fair! :-)

Sarah said...

All of that food looks yummy!!

Highly Favored said...

Your niece is PAST ADORABLE!!!!! lovely pictures as usual.

two birds said...

Beautiful pictures, beautiful food, beautiful family (beautiful you). What a great weekend!

cashanamusings said...

Gorgeous pictures.

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Kimberly Whittaker said...

Mmm everything looks delicious... I may have to head over there myself one day.

I love your top too!

Dee D said...

What a fun time. I love all your outfits and your niece is so adorable... :)

Tomes Edition said...

Your niece is so adorable. Great capture of nyc.

Desiree Macke said...

Your niece is the cutest!
And your food - get in my belly. YUM!!

Chari D said...

Your niece is so adorable it aches! I've been staring at her photo for the last few mins, I want to steal her! Promise I wont'! Grr she's pretty. These food pics make me soooo hungry and the scenery gives me wanderlust. looks like you guys had an amazing time! :)

JJ said...

you always have the best photos!

your niece is way way cute.

and that food is makin me hangry! Is it lunch time yet????

Whitney Cypert said...

Oh I want to go to NYC so bad! To eat the food, see the views, and stalk Taylor Swift! : ) But really, it looks so gorgeous there. Your niece is so cute and that outfit of hers is adorable, y'all did good!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

When did your niece get so big...wasn't she just being baptized? Wow they grow up so fast...she is too cute for words! Ahhh I miss Brooklyn and all it's splendor...NYC is just such a unique special place!

TOI said...

your niece is so cute. can't believe how grown she is already

Monique said...

Faith, it isn't often that I have time to read blogs like I once did but it's always great stopping by your blog, the post about Seajn coming home warmed my heart. Your niece is ridiculously cute and how special that your have a budding relationship. I love being an aunt too. I told you this before but I'll say it again, you've become quite the photographer. I remember when Sean got you that fancy camera and you were just learning. Kudos lady, hope you have a great 4th of July weekend!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

My mouth is watering!! That food looks fantastic!!!

You and your sister sure are lovely ladies!!! And your niece is so totally adorable!!! :)

Looks like a wonderful time!

Nic A said...

Random comment: do you know what the sneakers tied over the electrical line means? Someone told me that drug dealers do that to mark where people can buy drugs... not sure if that's true. Interesting...