Found It!

I was never able to find a deli that made the perfect mozzarella and roasted pepper with extra vinegar sandwich outside of my hometown.  I never even found it in NY….until now.  I was walking to the tube after work and noticed a small deli.  I walked inside and knew it was going to be the most delicious sandwich ever.  This secret spot is called Camisa + Son in Soho.  The employees/owners are from Italy and speak English with an Italian accent so you know it’s going to be delicious.  For £3 I got a sandwich that lasted me two meals, lunch and dinner.  I tried to search for a website but they don’t even have one. You can read write ups about it but that’s about it.  Here are some photos as my proof:

Not only do they have delicious sandwich but they sell homemade macaroni sauce and macaroni and many other items.

Who would have thought I’d find this in London but I’m a happy camper! 

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I’m Alive

I’m alive and well.  Living it up and enjoying every moment in the city.

Looking up at Times Square on 7th Ave.

Grand Central Station during rush hour.

Peach bellini’s at Cipriani.

Street food!

Bryant Park during lunch hour.

That’s only a little taste of my vacation.  1 week left until I’m back in London. =(

Engagement Trumps Birthdays

The first 24 hours in NYC were epic. It started out at dinner with Jon to celebrate my birthday and our anniversary and ended with a Saturday brunch with the besties celebrating our engagement.

From this:

to this:

to this:

Rewind to the beginning…we got into NY around 4pm.  We were staying at a hotel because Jon’s parents were “painting” the apt (which turns out wasn’t true).  We got to the hotel and I immediately ran off to get a mani/pedi because I was in desperate need of one (anyone that lives in London understands). I knew I had to be ready early but  I thought I had enough time to get both a manicure and pedicure but I was wrong.  I wound up getting a pedicure and half a manicure (no polish).  I headed back to the hotel to shower and get for the dinner.

We met Jon’s sister, Erika, at the restaurant for some drinks before dinner.  We caught up, laughed and everything seemed totally normal.  Jon and I went upstairs for dinner to enjoy delicious sushi.  He decided he wanted to give me my birthday present after dinner and I wasn’t going to say no so we went back to the hotel.

I walked into the room and there were rose petals, flowers, presents, candy, champagne, and some other things all over the room!  I was in shock! I turned around and Jon was down on one knee.

After spending time together we headed down to the lobby where I was surprised to see my family and his family. We celebrated with toasts and drinks and then headed to a bar where I was surprised again by all my friends.

After a crazy night out which ended with dancing to a cover band we woke up to meet the girls for bunch at barmarche which I highly suggest you visit if you are in NY.

I still can’t stop smiling and can’t believe I’m engaged!

I keep forgetting that my birthday was on Saturday too.  I don’t really care though because the engagement definitely trumps the birthday.

Let the wedding planning begin!

Packing Sucks

As you know from the last post I’m in NYC right now. I’m home for about 25 days so that’s a lot of clothes and other things.

Somehow all of this

Fit into this silver suitcase

I brought about 25 shirts, 6 pants, 10 dresses, running gear, 4 pairs of shoes and other random things.  The blue bag is my carry-on which has my computer, 3 school books and 4 notebooks. Blah.

I’m really proud of my packing skills and how they have evolved over time.  When I was in college I went to California for a week with my family and I brought 2 huge suitcases for the week.  What an amateur. =P

I’M SO EXCITED TO GO HOME!!!!

Home Is Where The Heart Is

You hear that phrase over and over but no matter how many times you hear it it’s still true.

I’m heading home for a month and I couldn’t be more excited to see my family and friends.  My 27th (wow) birthday is on Saturday so I can celebrate it at home which makes me ecstatic to say the least.  We have lots planned including a wedding, holidays, family time, friend time and I’m even working in the NY office of my internship.

This will be the last long break to visit NY & NJ so we are going to make this one the best.  Hopefully the weather gets better because I want to just wander with my dunkin donuts coffee in hand. I can’t wait to eat sushi more than 3 times in a week, have a chopped salad for lunch, have a bagel with cream cheese and lox, dry my clothes in 30 minutes and so many other things.

I also have to study for 3 exams, write a paper and write my thesis proposal but I don’t want to be a downer right now so let’s ignore those little details of my fabulous month at home.

So cheerio London and HELLO NEW YORK!!


NY Takes Over London

Last weekend I had these lovely visitors

And these ladies are flying in today!!

So excited!!!!

Happy St. Patty’s Day! 

Did I mention…

that I got a free upgrade on my flight back to London?!

I was greeted with a glass of champagne, had crab cakes for dinner and a fruit and cheese platter for dessert.  I put the seat down so it was a bed, fluffed my real pillow, wrapped myself in the warm duvet and the next thing I knew I had landed in London.  It was glorious. 

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