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Monthly Archives: October 2011

CITY LOVE : SERENDIPITY

This week we are traveling to my all time favorite spot for dessert, Serendipity!  Located on 60th between 2nd and 3rd avenue, Serendipity is close to Central Park, 5th Avenue, and the Roosevelt Island Tram.  It’s a good things there are so many great places to hang out nearby.  If you don’t hold a reservation, it can be quite a long wait! 
Serendipity serves a wide variety of food, but they are known for fabulous desserts.  The Frrrozen Hot Chocolate is on the top of their popularity list, but my favorite is the Forbidden Broadway Sundae.  This heavenly treat comes with a large piece of chocolate cake, soft vanilla ice cream, and the most delicious hot fudge you have ever tasted. 
While I try to make my way to Serendipity on every trip to the city, the best time to go is during the Christmas season.  Decked with floor to ceiling lights and unique ornaments, Serendipity turns into a magical place, one I never want to leave.  

Which one looks better to you?

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SNEAK PEEK WEDDING : KERRY + MIKE

Are you ready for another amazing sneak peek?  A few weeks ago, Kerry and Mike happily pledged to spend their lives together during a beautiful Catholic ceremony in New York.  Afterwards, we headed over to the Queens County Farm Museum for a night full of dancing and dining with family and friends.  (And plenty of fun pictures of course!) Here are a few that I have fallen in love with…I hope you will too!
 The entire wedding party made sure Kerry and Mike were having fun, ALL NIGHT LONG!

A big thanks goes out to Betsi Ewing for inviting me on to second shoot with her.  Check back for Kerry and Mike’s full post, coming soon!

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A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY : TEAM MORTON

They call themselves Team Morton and that’s what they are.  An unstoppable and truly beautiful team.  Neil, Sharyn Carroll, Roseanna, and Rally are a close knit family with many talents and a heart for sports.
Neil Morton is the man of the house and is extremely passionate about boxing.  This is a good thing since he is the chief executive of Everlast Worldwide, the maker of boxing, mixed martial arts and fitness related sporting goods.  Sharyn Carroll Morton has found success and happiness in creating and designing her own sports fashion line.  The Sharyn Carroll Collection provides style-conscious, performance based apparel for tennis, fitness, yoga, golf, and the spa.  Her clothes can be found in high end boutiques and clubs like Trump National, the Mar-a-Lago Club  in Palm Beach, and Tennis East in East Hampton, NY.  Roseanna Morton just turned 12 this year.  She has found her own love for sports in soccer.  Rally Morton is the newest addition to Team Morton.  She is a lab/weimaraner mix and she couldn’t be more adorable.  Together, Team Morton makes up one AMAZING family.
Last Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing Team Morton at their home in Chatham, NJ.  Check out some of my favorite family photos below.
Roseanna and Rally make an adorable pair.  
Rally could be found kicking her pink and white soccer ball all around the front yard.  She obviously shares Roseanna’s passion for soccer.  
Sharyn Carroll and Neil were married last December on St. John in the Virgin Islands.  Their love for each other was obvious in the sweet glances they shared all morning.
The family outfits coordinated perfectly.  Sharyn Carroll and Roseanna wore a matching dress and skirt combo from Lilly Pulitzer.

Neil, Sharyn Carroll and Roseanna Morton, thank you for allowing me to be a part of your lives for a day.  You are a beautiful family and I wish you all the happiness in the world.

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CITY LOVE : SUSHI SAMBA

Sushi Samba is one of those place you can walk by and just know it’s cool.  With a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, there is no place like it in New York City.  The music is always going and the energy this restaurant gives off can be felt from a mile away.  The ladies of Sex and the City were practically regulars at Sushi Samba when the show was filming.  Since I am a HUGE Sex and the City fan, I had to check it out!

Sushi Samba was actually the first “friend date” Mekina and I went on when she first moved to New York!  We ordered a Samba 7 roll and Green Envy to share.  Both were DELICIOUS!  Next time you are in the West Village, stop by!  I guarantee you will have a good time.
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