Monday, May 25, 2009

Another Beauty

We went to see the big ships yesterday with our favorite gal from Manhattan.
It was exciting for me because I was finally able to walk around the Homeport--which was the topic for my Master's thesis paper. Fun and entering a different world;
feeling like a tourist in our own town.
The ships were massive, terrifyingly beautiful creatures sleeping in the harbor.

Afterwards, we had lunch at the wonderful Tuttoriso cafe.
What a cute little place, not to mention the food was delicious and gluten-free!
One of my favorite bands plays there every Saturday for brunch, too.
So, we'll definitely be back. So happy to have a place like this on Staten Island.
It is so needed.

Here is a glimpse of all the scrumptious gluten-free desserts.
Check out that carrot cake on the left with creamy-tofu frosting. Yum.
So sad I can't really eat soy or rice right now.
But someday I hope to enjoy goodies like this again.
Finally, people with dietary limitations can enjoy tasty breads, rolls, cakes, and cookies.
Thank-you, Helen!

We ended up staying for a while enjoying each other's company. I received a beautiful red leather purse, a silk indian scarf, and a book from Julie. How she spoils me.
Cub had a ball playing with all the toys that are there for kids.
Helen, the owner has painted sweet details around the restaurant.

If you're a local--you should definitely check out this little gem.
Off to a birthday party and barbecue today.
Yes, I'll be packing my own lunch. This is my new "normal."
It's okay. I'll still enjoy the day. Hope you will, too.
Also, I'd like to offer a special prayer for the men and women who have died serving our country...and for their families. Blessings to all.

1 comment:

J for Jendetta said...

Aw glad you are having a nice weekend! Sorry we haven't gotten together, been taking it easy, making a lot of changes and allow my chrysalis to begin. miss you, let's crochet soon!! xoxo