This past Saturday was sister #3′s 40th birthday. (We refer to each to each other in numerical order) If you’ve hit and passed 40 you know it’s a big one, no matter how you feel about it; be it, kicking it to the curb and ignoring it or embracing it and celebrating 40 every moment you can. #3 and I have been cut from the same cloth, I celebrated my 40th for an entire year and then promptly ignored subsequent birthdays. Being privvy to the on-going plans for #3′s 40th Birthday I have a feeling she too will be celebrating for an entire year.
Sister #2 and I have planned a 48-hour celebratory fest for #3 in New York City which includes much of the touristy obvious; and wouldn’t have it any other way; a Broadway show, The Today Show, Ice Skating in Rockefeller Plaza, a Horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park, cocktails* at the hippest bars, dinners* at the most fabulous restaurants, breakfast* at the coolest places to eat eggs and waffles and of course a snack or two from the street carts. But before we get to NYC, #3 and her BFF who also happens to be turning 40 next week will be coming to visit me this week for yet another, ironic? 48 hours. These two beauties want to “tear up Miami.” I don’t think I have the energy to partake in this revelry, so I believe I may be the chaperone/designated driver in-residence who by-the-way has to wake up and work in the morning.
These two watch way too much reality TV because the crazy plans they have sketched out is NUTS! Wait until they find out that a martini is $25 and a glass of wine is $16 at some of these places they want to go to, they’ll be begging for my list of 2:1 Happy Hours and $5 Bar Bites menus. So the plan is Miami Beach-ish one day, Fort Lauderdale and the beach the next and back to the airport a few hours later…..I believe this will be so wildly entertaining that I’ve decided to (attempt) to blog semi-live as I chaperone/taxi these two coming-of-age social neophytes in South Florida. So stay tuned as the hilarity ensues…..
The Modern (at the Museum of Modern Art)
ABC Kitchen (Jean-Georges)
A Voce Columbus Circle (in the Time Warner Center – Missy Robinson)
Plaza Food Hall (ridiculously fun to stop by for lunch – Todd English)
Breakfast/Brunch at Norma’s in the Parker Meridian
Rayuela (eating and cocktails)
The Standard Grill
any more recommendations?? comment away…..