Studio Canada

January 14, 2012

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Our evening began with an early dinner at a uber cool Latin restaurant called Rayuela.

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Swankin’ it up!

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Our table shared some vino

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And enjoyed mint chocolate chip ice cream… I mean, olive butter to spread on rolls!

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I had the Paella Verde for my entrée – a mix of clams, shrimp and conch over rice with a cilantro-parsley sauce. Totally hit the spot!! I need to make a green sauce this week!

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Matt’s fish was excellent too – and came with chorizo quinoa

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We planned our dinner location and hotel just a short walk from tonight’s party venue – Canada’s friend Hart lives in the heart of SoHo in an awesome loft with this view:

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By the time I left, it was shoulder-to-shoulder filled

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The loft space’s floor was see-through and very cool!

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We sipped

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And swigged

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Huge Davidson reunion going on!

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Larbs is here too! [We miss you Matt!]

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Cannoli by candlelight – the best I’ve ever had from a Long Island bakery (not sure which one). It tasted like a donut!

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My portion of the night just ended with a double birthday cake – Red Velvet with amazing fluffy cream cheese icing – and a hundred voices singing “Happy Birthday” to Canada and Matt!

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Classiest slice of cake ever – served in a cup.

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1 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 14, 2012 at 11:59 pm

What an amazing view of the city. I just love it!! Y’all must be having so much fun! Continue enjoying NYC.

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2 Sana January 15, 2012 at 12:00 am

Red velvet it the best :)

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3 Greta @ Staying Lost January 15, 2012 at 12:06 am

Looks like you’re having a blast! What kind of fish is that paired with the chorizo quinoa?

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4 KathEats January 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I don’t remember the name, but it was a strange one – like barrizzo or something similar

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5 Gloria January 15, 2012 at 10:18 pm

branzino?

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6 KathEats January 15, 2012 at 10:32 pm

That’s it!

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7 Kristen January 15, 2012 at 12:27 am

Yay Canada stuff :-) The food looks delish and the loft looks awesome! Glad to see you’re having a great trip!

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8 Allie@LiveLaughEat January 15, 2012 at 12:41 am

Such a NYC kinda night! Taken right out of an episode of Sex and the City :)

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9 Khushboo January 15, 2012 at 12:45 am

Looks like youre having a great time:)

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10 jess January 15, 2012 at 12:48 am

Did your entree have rabbit in it?

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11 KathEats January 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Yes, overlooked that one!

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12 jess January 15, 2012 at 12:53 am

How long was the train ride from Charlottesville to NYC?

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13 KathEats January 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

6 comfortable hours

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14 Bee Goes Bananas January 15, 2012 at 1:11 am

That is the coolest apartment I’ve ever seen! We’re currently apartment hunting for a new place and I hope we can find some place like that!

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15 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga January 15, 2012 at 1:14 am

I love this post…red velvet cake in a cup, butter that looks like ice cream, the swanky loft with the see-thru floors, the swanky restaurant, love the gold chain and black shirt you’re wearing, you and Larbs are lookin’ great..all around, fabulous!

Glad you’re having a great weekend, Kath!

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16 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 15, 2012 at 1:22 am

fun fun necklace!

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17 Haleigh January 15, 2012 at 3:39 am

It looks like a fabulous night. I’m especially lovin’ the birthday cake in a cup :) I hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay in NYC!

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18 Rebecca @ Naturally Healthy and Gorgeous January 15, 2012 at 7:15 am

I love paella but it’s hard to make!

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19 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious January 15, 2012 at 7:36 am

Everything about the night looked so fun. Dinner and the cake looked fabulous. I think I gain a pound this weekend just looking at those goodies!

Have a safe trip home.

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20 Hannah @ Eat, Drink and Save Money January 15, 2012 at 7:54 am

It is so great catching up with college friends. Enjoy!

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21 Angel7 January 15, 2012 at 7:58 am

The loft with a view is sooo cool!!! I love the spaciousness about lofts!

Now that cake makes my mouth water! I love moist cake with not-too-sweet awesome icing!

Pretty soon it will be back to the grind for you both :) Any other getaways/vacations planned for 2012 that you both have to look forward to?

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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22 KathEats January 15, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Great Harvest Convention at the end of Feb – in San Diego! And a week at the beach this summer. Otherwise, nothing else planned!

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23 Susan H. @ The Food Allergy Chronicles January 15, 2012 at 8:07 am

Love the Canadian Flag portraits! I am assuming Canada is Canadian? Your seafood extravaganza with green sauce looks amazing! What a cool loft! Happy Birthday Matt and Canada!

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24 KathEats January 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Indeed – he’s from Toronto

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25 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! January 15, 2012 at 8:33 am

Hey, cake is cake! And that red velvet looks delicious regardless of where it was served LOL!

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26 kristen @ verbs and vignettes January 15, 2012 at 9:24 am

my thoughts exactly! i have been jonesing for red velvet cake for so long.

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27 Hillary January 15, 2012 at 8:35 am

You’re making me miss New York, like, a lot. And crave cake!

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28 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 15, 2012 at 8:43 am

Sounds like a amazing night! Hahah love the cake presentation :)

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29 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 15, 2012 at 9:00 am

looks like a great night! and I’d eat cake served in just about anything…

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30 Kristen @ Change of Pace January 15, 2012 at 9:04 am

What a gorgeous night! Live it up Kath!

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31 Ciely January 15, 2012 at 9:05 am

Camparing a fabulous cannoli to a donut? Madone!
Italian for OH my God!, or are you kidding me? LOL

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32 KathEats January 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Haha – I meant it as a totally delicious compliment. Refined powdery sweet cloud!

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33 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat January 15, 2012 at 9:11 am

All these mentions of ‘Canada’ made me have to re-read your posts to see if you really are in Canada (and if you were, I’d be super excited!!) but even though you’re not, it still looks like you had a great time! And I absolutely LOVE your sister’s dress!

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34 Kavi @ Lab to Fab! January 15, 2012 at 9:36 am

Love Rayuela! Glad you got to try it. The view from that apartment is AMAZING! Definitely a little nicer than mine ;)

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35 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 15, 2012 at 9:45 am

I love NYC! I’m so jealous you guys are there now…I think I may have to move back some day… ;)

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36 Gloria January 15, 2012 at 10:30 am

do it!!!

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37 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen January 15, 2012 at 10:15 am

That loft and view make me wish I had lived in the city so badly just for a year to get it out of my system. I think that’s something I will always regret in life! Looks like an awesome time!

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38 Molly @ RDexposed January 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

Why have I never had paella before?? This is embarrassing-I’m a dietitian and minors in Spanish. Need to get on the paella.

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39 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) January 15, 2012 at 11:35 am

Your night looks awesome! Seems like this is a great trip. Any night ending in red velvet cake is a win in my book.

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40 Katie N January 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Your husband and I are bday twins! Happy birthday to Matt! Enjoy the rest of your trip :)

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41 Mom January 15, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Happy Birthday!

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42 Michelle (Better with Berries) January 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

How amazing! I’ve never been to a big city like New York – it looks so beautiful.

I hope no one wore heels on that loft! :-)

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43 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 15, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Love the view from the loft. Gorgeous! Red Velvet Cake is so good that it doesn’t matter what it is served in. I might even eat it off the floor…5 second rule! :)

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44 Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open January 15, 2012 at 2:55 pm

What a swanky place! Looks like you had a great time. :)

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45 Stacy @ Say It With Sprinkles January 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm

The red velvet cake – I’m dying – so pretty!! Everything is better in a cup anyway, in my opinion! =)

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46 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings January 16, 2012 at 8:59 am

Quite the view! Looks like fun was had by all :)

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47 Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 20, 2012 at 11:45 pm

That restaurant looks absolutely beautiful. Lighting really is everything :)

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