Shall We Brunch?

There is something so divine about brunching, isn’t there?  When I’m in New York, one of my very favorite things to do on a Sunday afternoon is to go to brunch, and to order my uj of a goat cheese, tomato, and basil omelet, a spicy (non-alchy) bloody mary, a cup of coffee with full fat half and half and two splenda’s, and a homemade muffin to pick at on the side.  That’s what I usually order at my favorite brunch joint, Isabella’s, anyway…

So, lately I’ve felt a little melancholy about my old brunching days, and just a little reflective about NYC in general.  Since I’ve been in Grenada, this time of year has been the hardest for me, because you don’t really know me, if you don’t know about my love for the fall in New York.  I mean, there’s a reason why they’ve made movies called Autumn in New York.  It makes me sad every time I think about another fall season going by that I’m missing.  There is just something about drinking a non-fat extra hot chai latte, while traipsing around  Central Park and looking at the beautiful changing leaves.  In my opinion, it’s just the most gorgeous time of year, and as a friend and I once dubbed it: the most amazingly awesome weather for fashion ever (hence the perfect time to sport a t-shirt and a scarf, a skirt and cute riding boots, a dress with a light fall jacket, etc.)

Can't you see why I love it so?

So, when I was invited over by a friend of mine for brunch at her apartment, it came at the perfect time and when I needed it the most.  I took my invitation to the brunch very seriously and baked a homemade pumpkin bread from scratch.  It was raining while I was baking, and for a minute, the spicy smell of the bread made me feel like it was really fall weather out, and not the 100 degrees that it really was.

I honestly looked forward to my little event with the girls all weekend, and when it came time, it was just so much fun to do something different for a change.  It can get pretty monotonous around here, so it was fun to shake things up a bit.

We had good conversation…

FYI: This conversation was definitely not as serious as it seems to be...

We had a delish spread of treats…

Yes, the watermelon is yellow here...Weird, huh?

Delish egg fritata, watermelon, blueberry bran muffin, pumpkin bread, and a mimosa to top it off right...

A cute little puppy for company, too…

Chewy was so ready for his close up...

Wouldn’t be complete without a little girl talk…

A little gossiping never hurt anyone...okay, so that's not true, but let's face it, sometimes it's needed.

It was a fun morning, and definitely did the trick in making me miss New York a wee bit less.  However, when I walked outside after my lovely get together, and I felt the heat beating down on my shoulders, I realized there was unfortunately nothing that could make me miss my favorite season in New York less…except for maybe New York itself.

~The End

Central Park photo by

16 thoughts on “Shall We Brunch?

  1. FYI, you’ve got a fun typo saying you’re sporting “a fun t-SHIT and a scarf.” 🙂 Love your blog, and think you’re adorable. Just thought that was a conveniently funny typo.

  2. What an absolutely fabulous post! 🙂 I’ve been feeling all chipper myself, today, also… And I loved your pumpkin bread! Thank God Ryan didn’t fall in love with it—all for me!! Yay!

  3. Brunch in New York is the very very best part of the week. You’re going to hate me, but I walk through the mall (that very spot in the photo in case a commenter reading doesn’t know) on my way to work every morning. Today was the first day there was a lot of leaves on the ground. On my walk tomorrow I will think of you and give the park a big mental squeezy hug just from you. (And don’t feel too sad, it’s kinda hot here. I was sweaty when I got to work. It’s still humid.)

    • Well, then I guess I don’t feel so bad then! The best part is walking around in the fall is that it’s still warm enough to not wear a big jacket, or any jacket at all really, but not so warm that you feel like you’re faking fall. So, I don’t feel tooooooooo bad yet.

  4. NYC is beautiful right now. Last night was one of the best nights (weather) since “summer”. We’ve been having an Indian summer but the leaves are changing colors and it is so magical….so beautiful.

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