Sunday, October 24, 2010

5 Years In The Making…

I don’t usually blog on a Sunday evening but once in a while something so epic happens that I just have to throw caution into the wind. What is that you ask???? I finally got to hangout with my Mansana!!!!! Known to many of you as One Healthy Apple lol. We have been internet friends for about 5 years and I consider her one of my closest friends…so when she told me that she was coming to NYC for business, I was like a little kid waiting for Christmas morning.

Even though I had about 3 hours of sleep and was slightly hung over; I woke up, did a quick workout and headed into the city with Missy to pick up Mansana from her hotel. When we walked into the lobby, I looked around anxiously and when I finally saw her…I think I squealed like a piggy! I was so happy to finally see her in the flesh! After a quick hug; we headed to Soho to meet Gabriela at Spring Street Natural for Brunch. Spring Street has a fabulous menu but one thing was calling my name….


(with Napa Cabbage, Brown sage butter, Hazelnut crunch)

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This was divine!!!!! I think I said “mmmmm” during every bite lol.

I even ignored this beautiful bread basket just to save room for the Ravioli


It wouldn’t be a blog meet up without some pictures at the restaurant…(Thanks Gabriela for sharing these!!!!)

Me and Missy


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Group Shot


AND you can’t have a blog meet up without giving each other chocolate…Mansana brought all of us Ghirardelli Chocolates (I think great minds think alike because I brought her Godiva chocolates hahaha)


After Brunch Missy and I decided to give Mansana a tour but then we got lost took the scenic route and our quick walk turned into a 1 hour cardio workout! haha. I swear we make the worse tour guides EVER! lol.

I waited 5 years for this picture!!!!

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Sadly Missy had to go bye bye but Mansana and I kept the party rolling and you can’t have party without…


Talk about location location…Magnolia Bakery was right near her hotel! DSCN5911 DSCN5910

We both wanted Red Velvet cupcakes and enjoyed them while we people watched


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They were deelish but I must have been full from brunch because I ended up sharing mine with the pigeons…

After we finished our cupcakes, we shared a cab back into Queens and continued chatting and giving our cab driver directions (he was clueless!). This was such a perfect day!!!!! Now we just have to repeat it…in the west coast!



  1. Ahh I so wish I'd stuck around for some Magnolia!! I'm not a fan of the cake part, but I consider buying them worth it just to eat the frosting :) I loved meeting you both today!

  2. Looks like a fun blog date! Have you been blogging for 5 years?
    Good for you for functioning on so little sleep! I am such a wimp when it comes to that.. I need at least 8 hours.

  3. yall are all BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so jealous! what a fun blog date!!

  4. So fun! I love first-time blogger meet-ups. This was exactly how I felt when I met Nicole, Prevention RD. So excited and antsy.

    I'm glad you had a nice meet-up. The cupcakes look wonderful. OBviously the chocolate sounds marvelous as well. I just had a full Reece's to "celebrate" the start of my elimination diet tomorrow. I am addicted to chocolate...especially Ghirardelli!

  5. Aw this is soooooo awesome Mari! I would love to hang out with you two. One of these days it will happen.

    That pumpkin gnocchi looks TDF!

  6. Yay such a great day!! Your pictures of the pumpkin ravioli are so pretty!! Mmm that was delicious. Loved our hour long "tour" of New York!!

  7. you and missy are the QUEENS of blogger meet ups!! love it :) that pumpkin rav sounds too good to be true! seriously, and then crunchy hazelnuts?!?!? ahhh

  8. jealous of you guys getting to meet! (and the cupcakes lol)

  9. Aww that's so awesome!!! I'm so glad you got to meet her!

  10. Aww fun!!! Isn't funny how we can have these serious friendships with all these people who we've never met? I mean, I think it's awesome, but my mom thinks it's kind of weird. LOL. Glad you had a good time. Magnolia red velvets are some of the best!

  11. I had to sprint (read scroll quickly) past that cupcake photo. If I stopped long enough to look at it, I'd end up in the store later this afternoon. =)

    Looks like you guys had fun!

  12. YUM!! "mmmm" is right! you probably continued saying "mmmmm" right through the cupcakes too. and if u didnt, thats cool, cuz i did <3 hehe

  13. awwww what an adorable meetup! and i love that you concluded the date with magnolia's :) when are we having a dateeeee


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