Sunday, February 4, 2018

Happy Birthday

to me!  Today is my birthday and I spent it with my sister and three other friends in NYC. The Russian Tea Room, a New York City institution, has been on my bucket list, so I can check that off. We went for brunch and I had borscht. Every restaurant we went to in Russia had their own version and this was different, too, but so delicious. It came with a pierogi and sour cream. For dessert I had their famous cherry cheese blintzes with vanilla ice cream, equally delish, accompanied by wine and cappuccino.

Mary, Claire, Me, Ruthie and Mickie

Part of their samovar collection.

After brunch we went right down the street to a Downton Abbey exhibit. We were all diehard fans and were so sorry to see it go. I did not miss one episode, thanks to DVR. It was so well done with talking holograms, room setups, lots of the clothes, those magnificent clothes, and little videos all over. The first floor was the kitchen and the help quarters, second floor was the "upstairs" and the third floor was all costumes. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I forgot to take any pictures and so I snapped this one on the way out in the lobby.


Julie said...

Let me wish you a Happy Birthday, too! I had a little taste of the Russian Tea Room through your pictures so thank you. Good friends are the best present one can imagine! May the happy glow last the winter through.

Sherrie Spangler said...

Happy Birthday! The Russian Tea Room looks stunning, and I love how the black and red of your outfits fits perfectly with the surroundings.

Linda M said...

Happy belated Birthday! What a fun way to celebrate.

Regina B Dunn said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a Birthday. Happy Belated Cake Day to you.

Unknown said...

A belated Happy Birthday, Norma. The Russian Tea room was a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
The Languishing Lillies are looking good!

LA Paylor said...

I'm jealous of your whole excursion! All those good friends, the beautiful surroundings, the meal sounds so good. Happy birthday! We're happy you were born!