Party, Pigs and Peonies

[zephyr_dropcaps style="withbg" firstcolor="#333333" bgcolor=""]Why is it that as soon as warmer weather arrives, the days seem to go by even faster? (Even though they're technically longer?)[/zephyr_dropcaps] I have a feeling that it has to do with jamming everything humanly possible into each day. On Friday we celebrated my friend's 30th birthday in Astoria, Queens and I couldn't help but think how fast time flies. Just yesterday he was playing with me on my senior recital during our last year in college. Now here he is entering his third decade with the rest of us. Jeeeeeez.

David Schnug and the big 3-0 bday bash/gig

On Saturday we went to the Ends Meat Pig Roast in Sunset Park/Industry City, Brooklyn. I know this will gross a lot of my vegetarian friends out, but dang was this the most delicious pig I've ever eaten. The owner, John, is such meat carving genius. I literally walked up to his counter and told him to give me a sampling of the best parts of the pig. He then went back to the pig behind him and lopped off some ham, shank and jowl for me. Oh yea and some crispy skin on the side! (If you're squeamish, and don't want to know where your bacon comes from, don't do this.)

At the @endsmeatnyc_ pig roast! #yum #nonvegan #currently

Also in the same area, the Wanted Design NYC  exibit was going on. I stopped by the booth of the jewelry company, Holy Faya. Check out their gorgeous, poppy pieces made on MakerBot 3D printers! My husband actually discovered them through his work when he went to their studio to help with the printers. Such sweet ladies too!

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On Sunday we surprised my mother-in-law by showing up to a free outdoor concert. The NJ Symphony Orchestra's Brass Quintet performed in the gardens of the Van Vleck House. It's a beautiful historic house currently covered in Wisteria blooms. It looks like a scene from a surreal, romantic movie. Unfortunately, I didn't actually take any pictures of Peonies (trust me they were there!), but here's tons of Tulips and Wisteria to make up for it.

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Hope you all had a pleasant holiday weekend as well! I'm not even sorry it's Monday because I'm sure it will all be Friday again before we even know what happened...so savor it!

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