We had our first party last night. It was a going-away for our dear friends, but sort of a housewarming too, since it was our first one. By the time the party started, I felt like I did at the Thanksgiving Dinner table last year...SPENT. I had been cleaning and baking ALL DAY. I started in the morning, and was still last minute in getting everything ready for the evening. When the party was over, I was like: What just happened? Did I talk to everyone? Was I even there? It was crazy.
I had many party peops bring some of my friends' favorite New York Foods to the party. Astoria Pizzeria Pizza, Chipotle Guacamole, Crumbs Cupcakes, Dale & Thomas Popcorn, Chat n Chew Mac n Cheese, Red Vines (not NY), to name a few. There was food everywhere. There were people everywhere. At around 8 I rounded everybody up to the roof deck that was JUST finished a few days earlier. We ate chocolate chip cookies while we watched the sunset and the kids played on the hammock. It was so lovely, the weather, the company, the cookies (but only 2 for me....cholestrol and all).
The roof deck is truly an added bonus to this place. It is so peaceful up there, and clean. The realist New Yorker in me is saying: I hope it STAYS that way. I wish we were going to be here on the 4th to see the Fireworks, but we will have many more chances over the years to see them from that rooftop, and I am SO looking forward to making those memories.