Saturday, November 7, 2015


This year the plan for my mom's birthday was a three-day celebration filled with different events and activities. Since her birthday fell on a Sunday, I took the following Monday off just so we could relax and not rush our celebration. On Saturday, we had a girls-only party at To-Kai, an Asian fusion restaurant in the Russian area of Philadelphia. I had heard a lot about this place as it became one of the first choices for all outings and holidays; however, I myself had not been there before my mom's birthday party. 
This place is definitely a worthy option to have, with its beautiful decor and delicious menu. We had a truly amazing time, taking, laughing, catching up after a long time of not having seen each other.
After the 'opening night' at To-Kai, we had big plans for the rest of the weekend, but the details are to come in the next post.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

The Russian Experience: Russian Samovar

The third Russian stop was another Russian restaurant on 53rd street in Manhattan. Located right across from the Russian Vodka Room, the Russian Samovar is a true, worthy competitor. So far, this place is my favorite it regards to their food, service and ambiance. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

The Russian Experience: Russian Vodka Room

The second Russian experience stop was the Russian Vodka Room, a Russian restaurant and piano bar on 53rd street in Manhattan. I had been to this place twice before, both times on dates (with different guys). I can see how this place can be a good date spot - it's dark, with a cool relaxing atmosphere, and amazing drinks. 

This time I came here with my roommate, and while everything was as great as it usually is here, we were not impressed by their food. It was just ok, nothing special. Except for the desserts, their desserts were indeed exceptional. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Beautiful Weekend

Finally, I got a weekend with no plans and beautiful weather outside. What better way to spend a weekend than walk around through Manhattan, stopping in various cafes and coffee shops, shopping and sipping wine with a friend And since my plan was to walk as much as I can, I opted out for this comfy outfit. 

Saturday, October 10, 2015