Emiliano turning 40 was just Delicious for all of us!
Thank You All so much for coming! We were about 150 or even more friends and more than 100 pizza pies were freshly baked by Chicco, Leo and Giorgio at Union Pizza Works! And, Oh Boy, they Flew Off the Shelf so fast!
We like to specially thank to Chicco and Paola‘s awesome friendship and we pay a huge respect for your Passion for Doing it all and Having it all in Life!
Thank you All of You again for coming and hanging out till drop! We had this beautiful energy and friendship flowing through out the night for both Emiliano and Union Pizza Works!
We do what we do to have these little moments in our lives. Thanks Rosita and Richard for your song, Gael and Ercole for your super cool magic tricks for everyone!
We wish for many awesome nights and prosperous business for Union Pizza Works!
You can find The New Kid on the Block, Union Pizza Works at 423 Troutman Street, Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Love to you all.
I LOvE YoU Emi!
Thanks to you all for coming and having a lovely dinner with us and Emi! Who couldn’t make it, you were there with us at heart. All the wonderful gifts ( especially this year’s trend DIY wonderful foodie’s gifts! YUm YUm) , Hugs and chats… That’s what friends are for and You Friends are Our Family.
And Special thanks to Chicco, the Chef and Owner of Celestino for Wonderful and Generous Full Course Meal! Wow.
Happy Birthday Emi! LOvE you So MuCh.
Vampire Gael and Frida Jaehee. Halloween still goes on. 10-31-2012
Are we allowed to have Halloween? Mortally, it felt so wrong to even think about dressing up when there were millions people and thousands houses right here in NY area stranded, destroyed and even lost loved ones. But we decided to dress and go out for Gael and for neighbors. It sort of lifted our spirit. This Halloween felt extra special. How lucky are we?!! It was chillier than any other year in longest time weather wise and definitely this time everything is in more low key in our Clinton Hill neighborhood being respectful to those in difficult times. But there were still many brown stones open for trick or treats, live music and spectaculars!
Importantly, it’s not about spilling drinking or going out. Kids will always remember this special day and they were reminded of those who in needs and unfortunate situations and learnt to appreciate what we got and how lucky we were for everything around us.
Here I like to share a few pics of Halloween at Clinton Hill, Brooklyn.
Frida Khalo, Two Fridas.
We wish All the kids out there in shelters and needs for the Best Ever Halloween in Year 2013. We will come back!
Emi and Me, Turning my 40th together. Love you Emi!
My 40th chapter begins here again with full of surprises and hard work. More adventures and lots of LOvE.
Thank You All So much for coming and being with Me! Extra love and all the lovely gifts!
I was One Happy Birthday Girl!
LOvE you All!
Gowanus Grove Bridge, 400 Carroll Street, Brooklyn. Always peaceful.
It opens at 3:00. Still quiet. It’s 5:00 pm now. People enjoy couple drinks and still gathering up.
Mister Saturday, Mister Sunday tees.
The charm of Gowanus Grove is these vastly located cool industrial buildings. All types. Love them!
Not a bad idea to dance under the trees by the water.
Arrive! Jay, Kaja and me.
Mister Dee Jay.
Sangria for me.
Jackson proves that you have paid and now you can dance.
Maybe good 5 degrees cooler here.
Not only you dance here you Hula Hoop too. Whatever works.
Jaehee and Jay.
High as A Kite.
The Beat goes on. The Night goes on.
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Music brings people together. Emi holding little cutie Marlowe, Gael and Milo. They are all facing Nik, our front man of tonight’s jam session! At Jess and Nik’s home.
Saturday night with good old friends and new friends at Jess’s lovely loft in Clinton hill. Prosecco, white wine or whatever you wish. Nik and Jess got it all covered with beautiful arrange of cheese and crispy fried whole little fish, Marithes were just perfect starters. Lovely old friend Else totally surprised us when we walked in!! It has been So long Else! Else was visiting NYC from Israel for her business. It was so so good to see you and catch up a little. Then introduction to a new lovely family Francesco and Carin with a beautiful kid, Milo! Milo just enrolled into P.S 11 the same school where Gael goes to and the fact that Milo had well traveled around the world including living in Italy for the last few years is just exciting for Gael and us! So many things in common! The age, Italian speaking, the same school and traveling makes being together much more fun. There is this instant connection. They both are into soccer and basketball. And the last but not least, Music!
Nik leading Milo.
Emi and Marlowe in the matching outfit!
Emi singing and goofing around. Ahh it’s so much fun! Gael on a drum.
Love you kids!
Marlowe gotta try it!
Just like Emi, Gael’s excellent at coming up with instant lyrics that would never ever stop! We are dying laughing and so as Milo. Milo keep it up, You will be amazing. Gael and Marlowe, love you two!
Hats off to Nik and Jess. Thanks again for the lovely night together.
Beautiful people. Beautiful mind. Beautiful food. This hidden gem in Brooklyn, Celestino will melt your heart with all the charm you can’t ask any more! If you haven’t been yet, you should.
Auguri Paola!!! Bravo Chicco!! Grazie per l’invito!!
Sitting out in the garden: Dani, Robert, Tamara, Gael from the left. The sun feels warm and lazy on your back and well chilled crisp prosecco is refreshing and perfect with our on going Saturday Brunch!
Ahhh Spring has Sprung! Early morning 10 mile long run at Prospect Park through beautiful breeze and fully blossomed cherry trees gave me just right boost and perfect mood to prepare a brunch for Tamara and Robert who were visiting from London. Beppe and Dani would join us too! While I am running, I am thinking of gorgeous meaty oyster mushrooms, garden salad with dandelion leaves, roasted tomatoes… and what else….Oh yes, little flowers will be lovely too. I’ll also grab some freshly made turkey links at the Saturday Farmer’s market at Prospect park. Some good fresh eggs and well ripen avocados.. Yum…!! Running faster now !
Running to Prospect park. Our neighbor, Clinton Hill’s Spring switch has been officially turned ON! So lovely around here…
Get going Sages and Oyster Mushrooms ( grey ones are usually bigger and meatier than yellow ones) on hot olive oil. Just some sea salt.
Roasting tomatoes with onion and garlic. These babies are ready. Yum!
Mixed greens with dandelions.
Yay, Tamara and Robert are here!
Dani Fu showing off lingering tan from Miami trip.
Sausages are Eggs are being done on an BBQ in the garden.
Digging in. Sunny side ups or Scrambled. However you wish! We are all easy here. Some lean turkey links to go with. And drizzle of truffle oil over our salad with crusty whole wheat bread…. Beppe slicing some… Pour you some, Pour me some. Keep passing them around… and repeat!
After a big brunch, its not enough for Gael. Beppe runs in to make world’s fastest home made pizza. So lucky Gael!
Good friends. Good food. Good garden.
Good Spring Folks!
Kicking off an Easter Brunch at Sweet Home Casarosa’s with Kaja, Jay, Jessica and Nick!
A last minute Easter Brunch we planned felt nothing short in any way! A good sunny day. Check! Hearty delicious home cooked meal. Check! Gathering with a circle of good friends we haven’t seen a while. Check Check Check!! Especially we missed out Kaja’s birthday a couple weeks ago, it was a perfect occasion to spend some good afternoon with friends over a good meal and laughs.
Easter always does an official start of Spring for me in my great spirit apart from all the religious reasons for the most people out there, and Here I am happily ready to celebrate ” Pasqua Italiana: Italian Easter !”
A Menu first!
Prepping, Chatting and Sipping… The cake to the right is Kaja’s Easter cake with Peaches and Yogurt!
Thanks for the flowers, Jess and Nick!
Potatoes ready to be popped into the Oven. Rosemerry, olive oil and Sea salt.
OK, We are Starting the brunch! The first, Crostini al Pate’ Toscano. Mamma Livia’s recipe. Chicken liver, garlic, crushed pepper corn, butter, sage, sea salt and a tea spoon of vinegar on a hot crusty piece of bread…!!
As we make them, they fly off fast! Hot, nutty, salty, buttery over the crusty and Soooo savory.. Delicious!!
Wash them down with Spritiz!
Shhhhhh.. Our secret! A Leg of lamb roasting over the tub of roasting potato. Where does all the juice go? You do the math.
Slowly cooked for hours. A whole organic chicken makes rich and much much flavorful delicious broth! Can I say this is So traditional Italian Easter soup with a whole boiled egg but then Also Soooo everyday Korean? We go together in so many ways. It still surprises me.
The couple, Jay and Kaja.
Yay, One toast to the day, One toast to the friendship! Check out Gael’s face. And the center and to the left, Jess and Nick! Cheers to you all!
That’s right peeps. This soup is so comforting and so delicious and So Easter!
Such a big boy now. Having a good time.
Now the Chef carving and us watching drooling…
Nothing like perfectly sauteed Broccoli Rabe with roasted lamb.
Gael making sure to check off each course.
The Brunch goes on from 2:00 and now for 5 hours… Jay and Jaehee
Sitting out in the garden with Dolci now. Kaja’s amazing Peaches and Yogurt cake. So delicate and delicious!
Emi’s airy and melting in your mouth, ” Mascarpone folded with Nutella and fresh Mixed berry compote” Ahhhh, Life is Good! And Happy Belated Birthday Kaja!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter or just good One happy Sunday! Emi, Gael and Jaehee
Setting up our simple yet delicious meal prepared by Emi. 27 days aged rib eye and gorgeous grilled jumbo prawns with garlic and ginger. 02-14-12
I am terrible at Valentine day or any sort of day. Actually I completely forgot about it all day until Emi texted me. Ahhh… Work consumes me so much there’s never enough room to think about such things really. Walking back home from Angela’s, Gael tells me Angela prepared 3 course meal with Meat stuffed Whole lobsters and home made chocolate dipped strawberries. Hmmm. Feeling bit guilty that I am about to walk into the house with empty handed for both Emi and Gael. But also I have this sort of slight hopeful excitement that Emi would have some plan for us..? Please Emi, that would be So great if we would have some nice dinner with a good bottle of wine…! That would make up for my nothing-ness for this Valentine day…!
And this is why I have the best Husband and a Son in the world!
Gael ready to give me a little back rub. So sweet!
Valentine day = Jaehee’s day
A sweet life of Casarosas. LOvE you GuYs!!!!