Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

NYC, City of Deliciousness

As expected, I had a fantastic time in New York.  I got to visit some of my very best friends, take in some fantastic museums, see an amazing musical, and indulge in tasty food.  Here, dear readers, I will share some of the highlights:


A fantastic little Northern Italian restaurant on the Lower East Side.  Great intimate atmosphere.  Perfect place for a romantic date or a decadent meal with friends.  Don't miss the Tajarin pasta and the trio of homemade gelatos for dessert.  Delish!


The Neue (pronounced like "Noe" Valley) Gallerie is a delightful museum on the Upper East Side right near the Met.  It houses the extensive collection of Ronald Lauder, who has apparently been collecting art since his teens.  My museum-going mate, Sarah, was skeptical when I described a museum filled with Austrian and German art.  But, the collection soon won her over.  There are some lovely paintings and even a room filled with medieval armor.  It's just the right size, too, so you can tackle the whole place, feeling a sense of accomplishment without spending a whole day inside.  Two thumbs up.


Swoon!  The colors.  The smells.  The most delicious morsel you have ever tried.  I love Laduree.  Yes, there is a long line.  Yes, you will wonder whether it is worth it to pay $60 for a box of 24 macarons.  I assure you, it is.  Get a lot!  Try many flavors.  I am partial to the lemon, the raspberry, and the salted caramel.  Grab a box, take it to Central Park with a dear friend, and savor the moment.  If you're lucky like Lynsey and I were, you may even get to hear "La Vie En Rose" playing in the background as you eat your morsels du ciel.  Mais oui!


Yes, it lives up to the hype.  The Book of Mormon is funny, irreverent, endearing, and all together a fantastic time.  Jeffrey, the bro, and I laughed almost the entire time.  The songs are so catchy, too.  I couldn't stop singing "Turn It Off" and "I Believe" the rest of the weekend.  My dear Christine couldn't stop singing them either, and she didn't even see the show!  An added bonus -- the theater serves alcohol in sippy cups during the show.  Grab a Makers and Diet, mmm, and laugh away!  

And for those wondering, I think I pulled of New York in style.  I was even called a Jackie Kennedy look alike in a bar.  Now if only I could get myself that put together in San Francisco.  I am currently wearing mismatched pajamas and frizzy hair.  Good thing Mr. Curly Rosen doesn't seem to mind!  

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Packing for a trip to NYC

I am headed out tomorrow for a quick jaunt to New York City to visit some dear friends and my brother, Jeffrey.  I like to think of myself as a generally stylish person, but I am always a little intimidated when packing for trips to NYC and LA.  I want to look like "me," but also kick it up a notch.  Some photos for inspiration . . .

Dear readers, do you have a go to big city winter outfit?  Where do you find packing inspiration?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cavallo Point

Mr. Curly Rosen and I spent a relaxing evening at Cavallo Point after a fun-filled few days with family.  We hiked.  We got massaged.  We ate delicious cheeseburgers.  Divine.  I highly recommend the resort.  It's just 15 minutes from San Francisco, but it feels worlds away.  Such a gem!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Handsome guy!

Isn't my hubby cute??

New haircut.  And, he bought gel!  Whoa.  These Curly Rosens are getting crazy. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday.  The food, the fun family times, the food, the food...  My Nanny Lori makes a mean jello mold.  My mom's stuffing is the best in the world.  The Curly Rosens are blessed to celebrate together this year.  A few things for which I am thankful . . .


He is kind, loving, supportive, and oh so cute.  Thanks for being the best husband, Mr. Curly Rosen!


My parents!

Mr. Curly Rosen's parents!

We both have huge families, so we'd go on blog overload if I posted a picture of each and every member of our large families.  We have fantastic parents, supportive siblings, wonderful grandparents, and awesome aunts, uncles, and cousins.  We are blessed


I am so grateful that our families enjoy good health this Thanksgiving.  I am particularly thrilled that Nanny Lori is well and making plans to prepare the jello mold!

With Nanny Lori at our favorite spot -- Mauna Kea!!


You are a little bundle of joy, Freddy.  Thank you for your quirks, your cuddles, and for all that you've taught the Curly Rosens about responsibility, love, and family.  

Being cute. 

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Perform your civil duty.  That's all.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Got hitched!

We did it!  We had the most fantastic wedding weekend.  I had a permanent smile on my face the entire time.  Everything turned out exactly as I'd hoped.  And, it was an indescribably wonderful feeling to have our nearest and dearest with us.  Here are a few pictures that capture our amazing wedding.

Amazing rehearsal dinner at Merryvale Vineyards.  Thanks, Mom and Stuart!!

Lady (and Gentleman) in red.

My mom and dad walking me down the aisle.  Such a special moment for me.

Prettiest chuppah.  Cutest groom.


We're all Rosens now.  Freddy, too!

Castilleja friends and family.

Twinkly dinner.  


Goodnight from the Rosens!

These are some snapshots from friends.  I cannot wait to see the photographer's shots and the video.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Licensed to Wed!

Mr. Curly Rosen got one step closer to making me an official Rosen -- We got our marriage license!  We had a great time taking pictures and taking it all in at San Francisco City Hall.  We filled out the form with only a few errors (who knew that "N/A" was not an appropriate answer to "How many previous marriages have you had?").  We can now get married anytime within the next 90 days.  How about early October, Mr. Curly Rosen?  Freddy, does that work for your schedule?

At San Francisco City Hall in the Rotunda
A little kissing while we wait in line.
Yes, San Francisco, babies!  Err...not now...some day...
We do!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Miss you, Mr. Rosen

We had a great weekend in Lake Tahoe with my family.  Mr. Rosen had to return to the Bay Area today to get back to work tomorrow.  I'm up in Tahoe until Thursday.  We miss you Mr.!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Off to Pick Some Flowers!

Meeting with the florist today.  Wheeeee!  Some inspiration...

The (Young) Curly Mrs. Rosen-to-be

We have been collecting pictures from our childhood for our wedding slideshow.  Such fun.  The old photos inspired me to write a post about our curly origins.  My curls have gotten even curlier and Mr. Rosen's have become less corkscrew-like.  This post will feature pictures of little KMo.  Stay tuned for Mr. Rosen's photos later!

At my grandparents' house as a young girl

Phillips Brooks School photo
Jeffrey, did you make me cry?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


The curliest of all of the Curly Rosens these days is surely Frederico ("Freddy"), our tiny goldendoodle.  See?  Curly:

In our bay window overlooking *the* Bay

Hello, my name is Freddy.  I am the cutest.

Freddy is a joy.  Sometimes annoying.  But always very loved.  He has taken to sleeping under our bed. Any thoughts about this, dear readers?  

Monday, August 1, 2011

Our Family

Hello, Dear Readers.  As I am a blogging virgin, this post will be short and sweet.  Just a little introduction to one Rosen and two soon-to-be Rosens.  All curly, of course!

Our first family photo.  September 2010.