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Asking the Bridesmaids

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1 Year Since Sandy

It’s truly amazing how time flies.  It seems like just yesterday since our NYC trip but it’s been an entire year!  One year ago today we were staying in our friend Rahul’s New Jersey home with no power.  It was the night that Sandy hit.  We kept ourselves entertained by watching American Horror Stories Season 1 on our laptops.  Yeah, that helped us relax alright…  We’d get in a few episodes before the batteries died, so we went to Ra’s friend’s place to recharge and hang out.  We were very fortunate to have friends and family to help take us in and care for us throughout the entire trip.  Little did we know that Sandy was going to turn out to be one of the most devastating natural disasters to ever hit New York.  And we thought Hurricane Irene was bad.  Yes, sadly Tina and I caused that one too…  The entire time my only worry was how and when I was going to propose to Tina.  I had it all planned out and everything.  It was going to be a Central Park proposal and Rahul was going to help us take photos.  But as you know, proposals rarely go as planned.  Central Park was closed, and despite Tina’s dislike for public attention, I decided to propose to her at Rockefeller Center instead because I knew she loved ice skating.  Although we were both nervous it worked out great.  I wouldn’t have wanted it to happen any other way.  We’re thankful for such an everlasting memory.  We’re thankful to have made it out of New York safely and engaged.  Now onto the wedding!  To be continued….

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SDRW – Dinner before Sid leaves for TX trip

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Super fluffy corn bread;

Amuse bouche: Spicy sweet citrus shrimp;

ORGANIC KABOCHA SQUASH SOUP & CRANBERRY TURKEY MEATBALLS
Shaved Fuji Apples, Spiced Pistachios, Baby Kale, Calvados;

ALDER WOOD SMOKED KING SALMON &; CRISPY POTATO CAKE
Trout Roe Caviar, Dill Crème Fraiche, Iceberg Wedge, Baby Beets;

CAST IRON GRILLED PRIME BEEF RIBEYE
Braised Collard Greens, Haricots Verts, Calypso Beans, Sweet Onion Potato Purée;

SPICED LOCAL RED SNAPPER &; SEARED DAYBOAT SCALLOP
Chardonnay Braised Artichoke Ravioli, Savoy Spinach, Smoked Potato Purée;

MARKET BAR
Chocolate Mousse Cake, Peanut Crunch, Caramel Popcorn, Vanilla Malt Ice Cream;

COCONUT TAPIOCA
Mango, Passionfruit Caramel, Coconut Wafers, Green Tea Ice Cream

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Do it!

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It’s all so very true…
I have completed many of these things and I have to say they are the most memorable and rewarding things one can achieve. From college to dance competitions, moving across the country alone, finishing what most say is impossible, and working & studying while chasing dreams… I am so ready for the next mountain to climb.

Stay hungry, darling!

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An NYC Fall Engagement Adventure

 

Fun times in my favorite city… I miss it. Let’s go back!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Her Coat: Zara Winter 2012, Scarf: Anthropologie(past season), Ring: Custom design by Sid / His Coat: Banana Republic Winter 2012 / Images by Sid, Oct-Nov 2012
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