One of the things I was most looking forward to doing this year was having dinner with a couple of friends. We met last year during BEA and got along fabulously, and this year was no different.
Aren’t they adorable?? Tyler works at Scholastic, and Melissa works at Fisher Price and has just completed her first novel. She’s currently searching for an agent, and I’ve so enjoyed following her progress of writing a book. You should check out her blog! She blogs at This Too….
I met them at ‘ino in the West Village. This was an amazing suggestion they had, as everything we ate was really fresh, delicious, and left me feeling like this was one of the gems I’d hoped to find in New York.
If you can’t tell from the pictures, the place is tiny.
One thing I’ve learned is that not every restaurant/city/state (I’m not sure where the law falls) will allow you to bring your own bottle of wine in to a restaurant to drink. Who knew that not all states are just like California? I KNOW! I was surprised, too.
Instead of having desert at ‘ino, we decided to go to Magnolia Bakery to get cupcakes. On our way there, we passed this sign:
Huh. Good to know. Knowledge is power, right?
Anyway, Magnolia Bakery…oh, it was heaven! I would be in big big trouble if we had a bakery that pumped out cupcakes this fresh. I don’t have a picture of my cupcake because I ate it too fast…sowy. 🙁
I wanted to buy a shirt, but they didn’t have any in my size. 🙁
Here’s to starting the trip off with a fabulous dinner with friends!
I also did 3 publishing house tours today, so posts about those tours should be forthcoming!