Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Dovetail 01.15.13

When it comes to trying to meet up with friends, it's gotten so difficult with everyone's schedules.  My friends and I share Google calendars and when there's a day that most of us are free, we jump at the chance to schedule dinner.  This time around, our free day coincided with Restaurant Week so we made reservations at Dovetail.

Much to our surprise, Dovetail only offers a lunch special for Restaurant Week.  Two of our friends wanted to leave and the other two wanted to stay.  I ordered a glass of wine, so we ended up staying, HAHA.  I was glad we stayed because I had a great meal.  I chose the Four Course Prix Fixe and ordered the chestnut soup, fuji apple salad, duck breast and sticky toffee parsnip cake. Ooh, did I mention the "free" canapes, amuse bouche and petit fours?  Extra is always good especially when free!

Overall, a great meal with topnotch service (and so hot - but married).  I would definitely go again  and maybe try the Chef Tasting menu.

Wild Mushroom Salad
Long Island Duck Breast

Sticky Toffee Parsnip Cake with Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Souffle with Peppermint Ice Cream

If you get a chance, stop by.  It's worth it.  xoxo

Friday, January 11, 2013

Holiday Party

In typical Debbie fashion, there has been a last minute switcheroo on my holiday outfit.  I was getting concerned that people thought my holiday party outfit was "too sexy" so I decided to go with something a little more subdued. And also in typical Debbie fashion, everything still had tags on. 

Outfit: Top - Madewell, Skirt - Brandy & Melville, Shoes - Christian Louboutin, Necklace - Madewell, Rings - various (I'm wearing 3)

I also wore a sweater and a leather jacket over it.  Some people on FB were concerned that my prior outfit was "inappropriate" for winter.  I don't understand what that means.

Here's an action shot - nurses in action:

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Holiday Party Outfit

Can't decide which way I should go for the holiday please (but please do ignore the price tag, LOL).  First, tights and boots or bare legs and pumps?  Second, tucked in or out?

Outfit - Top: Zara, Shorts: Forever21, Boots: Christian Louboutin, Pumps: Christian Louboutin, Tights: Banana Republic, Necklace: Madewell

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Proust: What is your greatest fear?

First question in the Proust questionnaire: What is your greatest fear?

I had this conversation with my mom a few years ago and it's still fresh in my memory.  I asked her this question which made her pause for a quick second.  She then looked me straight in the eye and said, "Zombies". Yes, my mom is that awesome.

Now if you ask me, there are a lot of things I'm afraid of: bugs, the dark, responsibility, failure, loss...just to name a few but it we're talking about greatest fear, on the top of my head, it's probably not living up to my parents' expectations to the point that I probably overcompensate.

What about you guys? What is your greatest fear?  xoxo

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year, New Post

I'm feeling a little under the weather.  Not sick, just tired.  I can not wait to go on vacation.  Nineteen more days til I hit the beaches and feel the hot sun in my face.

Anyway, it's a new year and as much as I would like to reflect on last year's resolutions, I can't.  My other blog has vanished into the netherworld and I didn't really jot anything down on paper.  I think it went something like: work out more, spend less and live healthier.  That's my best guess since it seems to be a theme with me. 

How did I do? Let's see, I did work out more, I probably did NOT spend less and I think I am a smidge healthier.  This year, I might just have to stick with the same three "resolutions".  You know what they say, if at first you don't succeed, try and try again.  LOL.

This year, I also have packed schedule.  Between school, clinicals and work, I may not have a social life.  Kind of a bummer but even more depressing is the lack of sleep that I see on the horizon.  For those who know me, I kind of like sleeping.  I guess I'll have to deal. 

Things to look forward to this year:
1. Finishing school.  I'm done in December, YAY!
2. Vacations!  More yay!  First one coming up in 19 days (I know I already mentioned that) - Jamaica, I'm coming for you.  After the Spring semester, Philippines + Hong Kong, here I come!  My day just got better thinking about these two vacations.
3. Health and happiness - trying be healthier so I will be trying to eat clean and incorporating more juices and green smoothies into my diet.  This, of course, is also beneficial to my goal of having a beach ready body for my upcoming beach vacations.
4. Love?  HAHAHHAHAH, oh who am I kidding???

Hope everyone has a great start to 2013!!  What are you looking forward to this year?  xoxo