The Day After

Happy New Years, kids!

Hopefully everyone had a good night. Most likely it didn’t live up to the New Years Eve standards that are impossibly high and out of control. But hopefully a good time, nonetheless. :)

I know I had a lovely dinner and drinks with my bestie, Laura, who made the trip from St. Louis to hang out for a few days…

After sitting around for 2 hours on Saturday, we finally were able to find a restaurant that didn’t require a 3-hour waiting list or spending $150 on a dinner special.

It really did take 2 hours. New Years Eve is a headache and a half.

But we settled on Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba. Which was hardly settling. The plan was to go, put our name on a list, and chill at the bar. However, with a smile and a wink or two, we found ourselves in seats with glasses of wine in our hands in 10 minutes flat.

Not bad.

It was a tapas place, so we split 4 dishes and 2 bottles between the 2 of us and were more than satisfied.

Laura even convinced me to try octopus.Can’t say I wasn’t adventurous in 2011, eh?

It was surprisingly delicious.

After our long and fabulous dinner, we hopped to and from a few places to celebrate with random friends and found ourselves at home with a pizza in the oven and Three to Tango on the television by 2:00.

Does anyone remember how awful that movie was?!?! However, I will watch any movie with Matthew Perry in it. Over and over if I must. I really love him.

This morning was one of a slight headache, but there isn’t one problem pancakes and coffee won’t fix today.

I’m welcoming 2012 with carbs, caffeine, and a raised eyebrow.

I’m watching you, 2012. Surely you can kick 2011’s ass without much of a fight. It won’t be hard.

Enjoy the day off, kiddos. I’ll hopefully peel myself off the couch at some point in order to participate in some retail therapy.

So I’ll amend what I said earlier- pancakes AND shopping are the answer to any problems I have today.


12 Responses

  1. Happy New Year Amy too you and your Bestie!! Love your hair. Did you ever write about the curling iron you are using. I would love to know. :)

  2. happy new year amy ! i love cafe ba-ba-reeba, so that sounds like a pretty great new years to me! that octopus looks amazing .. looking forward to reading more of your blog in 2012 !

  3. Happy New Year! That sounds like a pretty wonderful evening and I really like your plan for today.

  4. Yum! I love places where you get to try lots of small plates!

    Happy New Year, Amy! I hope 2012 is fantastic :)

  5. That sounds like the perfect way to spend New Years. And shopping is the best recovery. Its on my to-do list today too. :)

  6. That does sound a great way to spend New Years. Thank you for sharing your words, photographs and kind spirit, my dear friend! Happy New Year…I hope you have a wonderful beginning to the year.

  7. Mmmmm……we made pancakes for our last breakfast of 2011! Yum.
    Happy New Year, Amy!

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  9. Sounds like a pretty great New Year’s. LOVE Matthew Perry. He gets me.
    Hope you got some goods while shopping!

  10. I hate octopus…texture of steak with taste of fish…just ain’t right. But I’m glad you tried it!

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