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A LITTLE LUNCH AT JACOB'S PICKLES

we met brandon for lunch at jacob's pickles this afternoon, which was a personal victory for me because let me tell you, i'd only been telling brandon i wanted him to take me to jacob's pickles for about a million years. 

neither of us actually ordered anything involving pickles, which is tricky. so now we have a reason to go back. 

on another note, tonight in the shower i finally used the deep cleaning mask i picked up at the bliss spa over the summer. it's supposed to sit for 15 minutes while you shave your legs in super slow motion or something? i don't know. i used to take 15-minute showers when i was in high school, but now, any more than three minutes in and i start to get real bored. tonight i discovered a trick to surviving your 15-minute face mask. it is singing "a little fall of rain" from les mis in your most pathetic voice while watching water droplets streak dramatically down the shower curtain. it's almost a zen experience, and a highly satisfying moment in my evening.

get the chicken egg and cheese on a biscuit sandwich though, if you know what's good for you.

45 comments:

  1. You are growing into quite the photographer. These photos are gorgeous!

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  2. Aw, singing in the shower - such great acoustics in there. :)

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  3. my own red bearded man just moved to california -- living vicariously through yours and your beautiful life.

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  4. Voted!! Love your blog!!

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  5. Bwahahahah.

    That is a hilarious shower experience!

    Jacob's Pickles looks like my kind of place (mmmm, yummy food) AND your photos are lovely, as Chandra mentioned.

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  6. Just found your blog and I LOVE it! Such great pictures!
    xoxo

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  7. h-h-h-how do you keep Huck contained at these awesome restaurants?

    visiting Simon at the awful hospital cafeteria ..... we form a nice little people-less circle around our rowdy kidded selves.

    maybe we need to raise the eating establishment bar. We'll take them to Applebees next. yum.

    anyway -- voted! you're going to win.

    and yeah ... a 15 minute shower ... I can't even begin to fathom such a thing.

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  8. Natalie, you have THE best blog ever. Seriously, every time I read it I die. Love the pictures and all of your entertaining stories. Keep it up woman!

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  9. I'll definitely put this spot on my to try list, thanks for sharing!

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  10. oh I adore when you go crazy and weird all in one post.

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  11. If it makes you feel any better, I still can't get my almost three year old to eat veggies on the regular. If it's green she won't touch it. Sometimes carrots are okay. Mostly no. Though she has recently taken to eating raw tomatoes. Weirdo. But most of the time I cheat. I give her those baby food pouches that she can eat herself. It's totally lazy, I know but she loves them and I at least feel like an okay Mom since she's eating at least a serving of veggies. Also, smoothies. If she only knew what I put in there she'd for sure wave those little angry fist at me.

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  12. you're kind of the best. the randomness gets me every time. obviously i want to eat there now -- those photos are fantastic. and i have always taken at least 15 minute showers.. i'm in college now, so take that from a girl with no one else depending on her. good thing i thoroughly enjoy them now? alright. ha
    xo

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  13. I'm so glad you finally got the hubs to take you! and I too love your photography skills going on lately, and how you can always add a little humor when I most need it in the most randomness of ways ;)

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  14. natalie. today i DROVE PAST the office for The Secret. I want so badly to describe in detail what this place looked like but I'm afraid I will be somehow cursing myself and/or all of my future secret-ing. However, I'm willing to tell you that my first thought was "what the.." and my second thought was "i mean, honestly, you'd think they would have used the secret to get a better office/location/place for The Secret." and now I'll have to question it all. Some things cannot be unseen.. :) :) :)

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  15. well this looks quite tempting. and it takes a lot of tempting things to convince me to trek to the UWS. so good job on the pictures!

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  16. Shut the front door. Beer. Biscuits. Pickles. Under one roof. Ugh, add that to the list of reasons I want to move to NY in the fall :)

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  17. yours is definitely my most favorite. love it when you pop up in my reader.

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  18. haha! snorting with laughter at the les mis musical interlude in the shower. confession- i sing 'on my own' when my partner leaves for work in the morning, whilst giving it the puppy dog eyes. he just loves it...

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  19. Hahaha...the dramatic Les Mis rendition just made my morning! Thanks :)

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  20. that food looks so awesomely good -- i might have to stop in other there! xo

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  21. That sandwhich sounds amazing!!! I love bacon!

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  22. I like to use a mask in the bathtub. Assuming you have time for that with Huck and all. And, how do you maintain that cute figure while eating all that delicious food?

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  23. hello I'm new here and I'm loving it! great photos!
    I'm trying to eat more vegetables for dinner too :)

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  24. Ahhh, my favorite Italian restaurant in that 'hood is right across the street! Celeste!

    When I lived there, I would go there almost weekly. Yummy stuff...and you got their facade in the second photo.

    Love the way this place looks (and definitely want to check this place out the next time I'm in town).

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  25. you got my vote, dear. i love your blog!

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  26. Um, excuse me-but a burrito bowl addiction is serious business. not weird at all. It is possible though, that I only think that because its been exactly 23 days since my last one, and I've become rather depressed about all this delicious food I've had to actually cook. Lack of Chipotle does sad things to you.

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  27. Love the restaurante atmosphere!! Gonna put in my must-visit list when I'm in NYC again...
    Love your photos as well!! You have talent for that, lady!
    xo
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  28. pickles are my best friends.
    is that sad?
    cuz i do not care!

    xo the egg out west.

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  29. I like this post and I want to eat there! My Thing to Do in New York today involves getting to reaaaally know the four walls of your apartment because your poor baby is still sick, but when he's better we're going to that amazing show at the Brooklyn Museum that everyone says little kids love! And go out for tacos near home/throw taco parts on the floor, ahem, manners please, little baby.

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  30. Pretty sure Eponine would like Jacob's pickles. She seems like a girl who would appreciate a good cheesy sandwich.

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  31. Hahahahaha! That shower scene... and that with a face mask on. Too funny.

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  32. Hahahahaha! That shower scene... and that with a face mask on. Too funny.

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  33. i need to join you on the rice krispy treat sunday thingy. sounds amazing right about now.

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  34. um, i really wish i knew about this place when i visited last fall...anything with pickles, i'm there! also, can i ask if the singing in the shower was an adjustment for you guys when you got married? because i'm a big shower singer, and i've just gotten to the point where i can belt out heartfelt renditions of my favorite musicals without worrying about how crazy my Mister Man thinks i am. just me? or is that everyone?

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  35. Oh I loooooove Jacob's pickles! I went there to celebrate my engagement with my family and future in-laws. So yummy...a great UWS spot! xx

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  36. The Little Fall of Rain les mis recreation your shower....oh my, thank you for that!!! :)

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  37. Hahaha! I've not sang in the shower for a vr long time. I should try singing that song one day, when no one is around. ;)

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  38. oooh another place for us to try, thanks!

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  39. That place looks amazing!

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  40. A Little Fall of Rain is my go-to shower song!!! Not even kidding. Almost every time!

    xo

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  41. Love your blog!! So cute.
    -Bree @ aBree Fashion

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  42. your black & white sweater is so cute! would you mind sharing from where you bought it?

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  43. I have no idea how you got to where you ended up from the beginning of your post to the end but I really enjoyed it. I also may try the Les Mis thing. Even though I don't have a deep cleaning/cleansing[?] mask.

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