New York | The Mermaid Inn.

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It was an overcast day in New York, one of the first days in 2012, and I was hankering for some seafood!  I rolled out of bed just as Karen finished her morning routine.  I had heard about the restaurant, The Mermaid Inn, from reading It's Me, KP, the fabulous blog of scrapbooker and foodie Kelly Purkey.  Between the pictures of the tasty food and the charming interior I knew I wanted some mermaid food action.

The atmosphere and food did not disappoint.  I satisfied my recent obsession with eggs benedict with their crab version.  And I was delighted with the inn feel of the actual restaurant.  I'd like to visit again in the summer when I imagine eating my tasty food with a warm breeze overtaking me.

Hospitality.

I love visiting Angelique and Ricardo.  In addition to shared love of crafts with Ang and beer with Ric, I just love to be in their company.  Every time I've visited I've been greeted with the best hospitality.... itineraries, beers to try, food to savor and the most interesting decor.  This time I was welcomed with treats and breakfast! I love looking (sneaking) around their apartment and seeing all their little decorative goodies. Oh, and I absolutely adore their "little" dog Rambo.

Day 224: Picnic?

[ Another New York Trip ] : Day 3 So as we rode our bikes around Central Park, we found this cute little area by the water to have our picnic. The food was from Bouchon Bakery, and we ate a tasty butternut squash sandwich, an ahi tuna salad and a ton of pastries. yum.

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{ J & J surprise baby shower } yum...the food!

{ J & J surprise baby shower } 5 of 10This food took a lot of love and time to prepare... but boy was it tasty! I couldn't get enough of the chinese chicken salad (not shown) or the yummy meatball + pineapple. delicious! Thanks to Ang, Katy and Alison for knowing how to coook! I also love the idea of little name-tags for the food.

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I really appreciate any opportunity to practice using my camera, so I feel completely honored to shoot the surprise shower for Jas and Joel!