Author Archives: Lily O'Dare
So… I’m a New Yorker! I’ve decided that this is official because I have an apartment that gets my mail sent to it with my Manhattan address on it, I ride the subway twice a day (sometimes more), I am employed! and work in Chelsea at a restaurant and hospitality marketing agency (Bullfrog + Baum), and finally I feel like I am settled and that this is home. I have a grocery store that I frequent, restaurants that I love and recommend, parks and paths that I enjoy and a coffee shop that knows my order by heart. I even bought a winter coat (or three), a scarf and winter boots! I am fully embracing the recent changing of seasons, and truly loving it. I never doubted that I would, but it feels great to finally be living it.
Cookies from the New York City Wine and Food Festival
Celebratory roses for my first week of work at my new job :) thank you Bri.
The 24th Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame at the Waldorf Astoria
Nutella Bread Pudding by Nutella USA, New York City Food and Wine Festival
At Von Bar in the East Village with my three best girlfriends who visited from Florida.
Last night my boyfriend, Brian, and I made Martha Stewart’s One Pot Pasta. I had heard about this seemingly too easy to be true recipe months ago, and yesterday we finally gave it a try. To our surprise, it was as easy as it seemed on the MS website — and it was delicious! For whatever reason I decided to be heavy handed with the red pepper flakes… so there was a bit of kick! But we both agreed that it is definitely worth making again and we may try some new variations in the future.
A glass of wine during sunset at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagponack, NY might be one of the most beautiful glasses of wine you’ll ever drink. I think it has become my favorite vineyard to visit, and certainly one of my top places to spend the beginning of an evening while out in the Hamptons. I recommend visiting at this time of year (September/October), right before their annual grape harvest– to catch a glimpse of all the rows naturally decorated with beautiful dark purple and golden grapes.
I love their Chardonnay (fruity, crisp & mineral driven) or a glass of their famous summer Rosé (the best! but available only during the summer months).