A few weeks ago was my 28th Birthday (I know, waaaaay behind on my blogging) and my husband took me on a little birthday-/babymoon trip to Manchester Vermont, Portland Maine and Boston! So the very early morning on the day of my birthday I got surprised with the perfect breakfast in bed before we headed downtown to get our awesome rental car (all thanks to the nice lady who gave us a car upgrade “for the birthday girl & the baby”!) and we drove all the way to the Equinox Resort & Spa in Manchester, Vermont. It’s a super cute little town that makes you feel like you stepped into the Gilmore Girls set and stayed at the Gilmore mansion of Lorelai’s parents. It was already freezing out there and we were enjoying the breathtaking scenery and crisp air so much! Like all our trips, this one was equally centered around all the restaurants we wanted to try in the area and If you ever happen to be around, do yourself a favor and eat at the silver fork!!
Posted on: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Posted on: Saturday, November 15, 2014
Hey everyone! What are you up to this weekend? We have a great weekend ahead of us with an engagement party, a housewarming party, brunch with friends and lots of other fun activities planned. (in 99.9% of the time “fun activities” is the codeword for awesome food in this house. Just to be clear) But weekends are also the time to grab a nice cup of coffee, sit back and enjoy this wonderful thing called internet – here are some marvelous links to do so. Enjoy!
Posted on: Thursday, November 13, 2014
So far November has been quite good to us. Last weekend we enjoyed a warm and sunny afternoon walk around the upper west side, having a nice snack at whole foods columbus circle before strolling back home through central park.
Slowly I have to begin to carefully plan and portion those little activities a bit more because my body doesn’t approve of walking the city the whole day anymore. So there are no spontaneous “First, shopping in Soho, then coffee in Williamsburg, before dinner & cinema in midtown” days for the next couple of weeks ;)
But I do have to say that I don’t miss our car at all so far. It feels so good to be outside everyday and always walk everywhere. Maybe because everybody does it and nobody has a car? Anyways, let’s hope for another sunny week in November :)
Posted on: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Isn’t it funny how time seems to move at an incredibly low pace when you’re waiting for something? We’ve tracked the months, weeks and now days with the pregnancy and the closer we get (8 weeks to go!) the slower each moment seems to pass. We’re beyond excited to finally meet her and although we haven’t bought a single thing yet *cough*, we feel SO ready to do this!
Here are some new stats and some random facts about being pregnant in the US since so many of you asked :)
Also look at those chubby little baby cheeks!!
Posted on: Thursday, November 6, 2014
Hey everyone! We’re back from a wonderful little roadtrip that took us upstate (more about that soon!) and while I’m still battling the post vacation blues, I’m bombing you with a picture overload from a lovely day with my parents in Brooklyn. From walking the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO to visiting the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory and a cute little “beer garden” in the afternoon, we’ve spent the most wonderful sunny fall day together. Squeeze in a little shopping and the best iced coffee from blue bottle and you have two happy visiting parents :)
Posted on: Sunday, October 26, 2014
I have a confession to make. As much as I do love to cook, I hate baking. Hate might be too strong a word because I do it from time to time but I’m always annoyed by the ever same ingredients and process. Furthermore I find baking to be so damn unforgiving when sometimes only the slightest mistake leads to a giant mess. Thankfully the husband and I are both not much of a dessert/cake person so the urge to make a cake is usually quite under control.
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Posted on: Thursday, October 23, 2014
There are still outfits that doesn’t make you look pregnant at all and then there are dungarees :D
So if you ever wanna look HUGE, dungarees are your best friends.
When I look at these photos I can’t believe that this belly is going to grow for two more months but despite how uncomfortable it gets with every week that passes, I totally adore this big baby belly of mine! Not a single day goes by where I don’t get the sweetest comments from strangers in the subway, in a store or just by walking down the street (big love America!) and everybody is just too nice!
It has been raining nonstop for the last two days which resulted in the first days where it felt remotely like fall. I guess I’m just used to much worse weather when it comes to fall and I’m still waiting to come home freezing a bit and looking forward to a cup of tea & my blanket. However, the weather forecast shows a sunny 19ºC weekend so there’s that ;)
Posted on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
For the last ten days my husband and I had both our sisters and my parents in NYC for a visit and it was just wonderful to have them all around and explore the city together. My parents had been to NYC before so there was absolutely no sightseeing pressure and we could all enjoy the big apple at our own pace.
Posted on: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
I’m a bit sad that this is probably the last appearance of Birks on the blog for 2014.
This trend is just too awesome to be true for the lazy pregnant woman and I’m already dreading the days of big belly + boots (bye bye chelsea boots).
Although it’s still relatively sunny and green in NYC, you can definitely feel fall creeping around and t-shirt days are officially over I guess. Still need to get my hands on a proper checked flannel shirt to get in the mood :)
This week the family is here for a visit and I’m excited to spend a few days filled with touristy activities with my loved ones!
Posted on: Monday, October 6, 2014
I’ve never been a heavy coffee drinker, maybe one/two cups per day pre pregnancy and during the first trimester I couldn’t even stand the smell of coffee. However, things changed and since the second trimester coffee is basically the only thing I REALLY crave and I’d love to drink it 5 times a day (which I’m not doing btw). Today, I’ll try to compensate my cravings with some nice coffee related stuff from around the web and since it’s Monday, a little online caffeine boost might be exactly the thing you could need as well. Enjoy :)
Posted on: Thursday, October 2, 2014
For a long time I didn’t get what all the Pinterest fuss is about. It seemed boring and useless to me and I was like “ain’t nobody got time for that”.
Over time however, I changed my mind. Pinterest is beautiful, well organized and people who are already pinning know that it’s far more than that. Pinterest can easily be whatever you want it to be.
This will not be another one of those “how to increase your blog traffic with Pinterest…” posts but rather a little inspiration for you on how Pinterest can become a real useful tool for your daily online life and maybe it can convince you to also give it a try.
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Posted on: Saturday, September 27, 2014
I don’t know about you but I loooove figs! It’s kind of funny because I’m actually allergic to them so I always need to go through the hassle of heating them first but I don’t care because I think they’re worth the trouble since they’re awesome in so many ways – hot or cold, as jam or chutney, with cheese or oatmeal…the list is probably endless!
During this time of time of the year I’m therefore always on the hunt for new ways to make something delicious with figs. Below are my recent top 5 fig-discoveries around the blogosphere, maybe you’ll find something to try yourselves this weekend?