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Thirty-one

Hubby turned thirty-one today.  It is strange to think ten years ago was his twenty-first birthday.  My, how the years have passed.

I left work early to surprise him with a Spring pasta dish and a yummy treat to complete the meal.

Linguine with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Olives and Lemon is much less complicated than it sounds.  As long as you have a blender or food processor, this recipe is actually quite easy… very minimal chopping!

Below are ingredients:

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1.  De Cecco Linguine  –  2. 1 Cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes  –  3.  1/3 Cup Olive Oil  – 4. One Clove of Garlic  –  5.  Zest and Juice of 1 Lemon  – 6.  1 Cup Green Olives  –  7.  Salt & Pepper  –  8.  1 Cup Packed Basil  –  9.  Grated Parmesan Cheese

Click the link above for step by step directions.

For desert I stopped by Magnolia Bakery, a landmark bakery here in New York City.  I picked up a small Red Velvet Cheese Cake, perfect for just us two.  I would have loved to be able to find these little bomb candles…  I’ll have to keep and eye out.  We ended the meal with some Elderflower Soda – a light citrus tasting soda in this pretty bottle.

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10.  Magnolia Bakery Red Velvet Cheesecake  –  11.  Belvoir Elderflower Soda  –  12.  Bomb Candles

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The Perfect Layer

About four years ago I picked up this flared Miss Sixty pea coat and it stays in my closet for three out of the four seasons.  I love the weight of this coat and structure.  Of course it wasn’t purchased as perfect as it is today – I had the sleeves lengthened, and the waist taken in a bit to emphasize the flare.  Again, making these little tweaks to ensure the perfect fit always pays off.

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I paired a black Helmut sweatshirt with a high collar under the jacket, having the dramatic collar stick out of the jacket.

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Throw on a HUGE pair of Prada sunglasses and voila!  You’re ready for brunch after a late night and no one will notice you aren’t wearing make up!

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A Fresh Slate

Today was beautiful.  The sun was shining, peaking through the buildings as I walked down 5th Avenue this morning on my way to work.  It was still brisk, but the kind that makes you feel awake and happy to be out of bed.  After a much needed birthday shopping binge earlier in the week, I’m feeling rejuvenated.  I think my outfit matched my attitude today.

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1.  Printed Skinny Trouser, Zara  –  2.  Lightweight Knit with Sheer Shoulder, Zara  – 3.  Shield Necklace, H&M  –  4.  Wool Scarf, Gucci  –  5.  Neutral Pointed Flats with Gold Plate Ankle Strap, Zara  –  6.  Multi Color Tortoise Sunglasses, Prada  –  7.  Cluster of Bracelets, H&M, Zara, Fendi,  8.  Classic Trench, Zara