photo by Jason Smith from The New York Times
It's taken me just over 24 hours to get over waking up at 5 a.m. for the Royal Wedding on Friday. For the special occasion I made a pot of green tea, had a yummy gigantic cinnamon bun from Bouchon Bakery, as well as an apple and yogurt to make the repast an ounce more healthy. For all that I am not a morning person, I actually enjoyed being up before sunrise. I timed the alarm so that I would see Henry and William enter Westminster Abbey. I've had a bit of a crush on those boys forever--maybe it's not a crush. I just think they're adorable, especially Harry, who seems to be the rogue of the family. Anyway, the wedding was fun to watch. I have slight memories of Diana's wedding and that long long wedding gown train. My favorite parts were: Catherine's dress, her sister Pippa's dress which I thought was the perfect mix of elegant, surprisingly sexy, demure and modern-meets-the-Church-of-England. I also loved watching Harry and all of the hats. My favorite hat was the most ridiculous of all, the one worn by Princess Beatrice.
Fast-forward to today. Sunday was a perfect spring day in New York. Fortunately, New Amsterdam Market was on today and I went to stock up on vegetables, meat from Fleisher's and other treats. Here are some of my favorite vendors where were there as well as a photo of the market:
Queens County Farm: for the most beautiful produce ever. I got spinach, beet greens and lemon verbena
Fleisher's Grass-Fed and Organic Meats: Superior and sustainable meats
North Winds Farm Lavender: best smell ever
Wild Food Gatherers' Guild: ramps!!!
Liddabit Sweets: yum
Bellocq: most beautifully packaged tea ever and without synthetic flavoring
Pansanella and Son Vintners: Most aesthetically pleasing, beautifully curated wine store in Manhattan. Love this place!
This is the wonderful stand for Queens County Farm and the photo below is from the Bellocq stand which had great tea