Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stay Calm: It's Only A Wedding

OK I admit it, I have a secret obsession with the Royal Wedding.  Maybe it's because as a kid my Grandma Ruth had the iconic "Wedding Day"  Princess Diana doll.  This doll was a collectors item and I wasn't allowed to play with it.  The closes I came to touching the doll, was when I left nose and finger prints all over the glass case she was in.  As I got older, I realized the significance about Princess Diana and understood why this doll was so special......

A favorite photo of Princess Diana photographed by Mario Testino in 1997
(5 months before her death)

On Friday the world will witness a historical event and I might be crazy enough to watch the event live (at 4 am) while wearing the below headband,  drinking tea and eating crumpets.  We'll see if I actually do it.  It sounds like a great idea now that I've had 10 cups of coffee, but I'm sure my deep sleep will overpower my urge to witness history in the making.  Thank god we have a DVR.  Knowing me I'll probably watch the wedding 12 hours later with a G and T! 

 Thanks E for the headband. I couldn't think of a better occasion to wear this fabulous headband.  Now if I only could remember where I left my white gloves....

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pancakes & Martinis

We were lazy on Saturday.  I think I took a 2 hour nap (which is rare) and my mom who normally has dinner on the table by 6:30 had nothing cooking. It's become a family tradition to go to church on Saturday instead of Sunday.  Apparently Mass is faster and there is a smaller crowd (after all it is Saturday night). Imagine our surprise when the Easter Vigil Mass was 90 minutes instead of the normal speedy 50 minutes! Arriving home at 10:15 at night, the Spiteri Family unanimously voted breakfast for dinner!  

Cooking an egg on the griddle 

Pumpkin Pancakes on the grill 
(not only are we having breakfast for dinner but we are also celebrating Halloween instead of Easter!)

Stephanie and Stella thinking about pancakes.

Stephanie with her Bailey Coffee and Bill with his Dirty Martini.  I think martinis go with anything. Don't you agree? 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Year 3: Leather

What do you do when your wife lives in San Francisco and you live in Orange County?
Solution: Meet halfway in Pismo Beach.
Pet Friendly Hotel: Seacrest Inn
Pismo Beach 

 The Seacrest Pool: Pismo Beach, California 

  Leather is the traditional gift to exchange on your third anniversary.  We both bought each other leather shoes.  

Husband scored extra points with this fabulous ETSY find. It's a wooden jewelry box with LEATHER trim.  I also heart the cupcake lip gloss {He knows me so well}!

  Miss Stella having a grand time at the beach

Rush Hour

Where: Grand Central Station, New York City 
When: April 1st 2011
Why: Going to Connecticut for a work event 
Ticket Price: $14.50 
Experiencing the RUSH of Grand Central Station on a Friday Evening: Priceless

Tunnel Traffic

Do you have the time? 
Clock at Grand Central Station, New York City

DYK: There are two peculiarities to this ceiling: the sky is backwards, and the stars are slightly displaced.

 Fancy Chandeliers at Grand Central Station, 
New York City