Hi Everyone! I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving. To those of you who do not celebrate the holiday, I hope you had a wonderful week! My mom came up to visit me for Thanksgiving, as I am currently in New York City. Unfortunately, my dad had to work – he is an endodontist (meaning he specializes in root canals). So he stayed home with our puppies, Duchess & Carson.

 Mom flew up on Monday, so on Tuesday, we went vintage shopping in Soho. Mom has a Store on Etsy, so she was looking to add to the inventory. She found some beautiful things, and I even found a dress myself. Vintage shopping in NYC is so interesting. Some stores are just like any other clothing boutiques. But, then there are those where you are not allowed to even handle the merchandise yourself. One particular store had a whole section of items whose sole purpose was to serve as inspiration for designers. They cannot be bought or even touched. It was fascinating.


For lunch we ended up eating at Back Forty West, this cute and cozy organic eatery in the heart of Soho. It was such a surprise as to how good it was, considering we just happened to stumble upon it! I got the butternut squash and farro salad, which truly looked like autumn on a plate. It was delicious!  After finishing in Soho, we just ended up chatting and relaxing the rest of the day. It had been awhile since I had seen her, so we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Wednesday was Mom’s birthday, so we had a leisurely morning. While I gave her a present to unwrap, her big present was tickets to Wicked. She had never seen it, so it seemed like the perfect present. She absolutely LOVED it. I don’t want to give any spoilers away if you haven’t seen it. But, what I will say is that if you can get to NYC soon to see the current cast, do it! The current Elphaba, Christine Dwyer, has a voice that you would not believe. My mom said Wicked is now her new favorite show, and 50% of that was because of Dwyer. I agree!


Thursday was Thanksgiving! (Thank you, Captain Obvious.) Anyway, since it was just my mom and me, we decided to go out to eat. There was no sense cooking for 2 people. So, we went to one of our favorite Thanksgiving spots, Ed’s Chowder House near Lincoln Center. We actually ate Thanksgiving dinner there a few years ago with my best friend Riley and her mother. This time was even better. The only problem was that there was WAY too much food. I could only eat about an 1/8 of it. So needless to say we took home a LOT of leftovers! Not that that is a bad thing…

Here was our feast!

We had a festive bread basket, butternut squash soup, a traditional Thanksgiving entree, and pie for dessert. Mine was chocolate (which I was so excited about I accidentally took a bite before I took the picture).

PicMonkey Collage

Happy Holidays!

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Week

  1. Katie, I want to thank you for sharing these private moments with us, your fans. I am also very happy to see how much you enjoyed your Mom’s presence. Such moments are real treasures, I assure you (hmm, as if you did not know it already). My mother passed away last year at age 86 and now looking back, I am so grateful to have had the chance to spend all my summers with her, back in my birth country where she used to reside. I am grateful to you for being such an inspiration in my life, although I am most likely your Mom’s age. I learn from you a lot. I wish you all the best. Happy winter holidays!

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