A Birthday Picnic Planned By Me!

As a gift to my sister who inspires me and encourages me so much, I decided to plan a surprise 25th birthday picnic for her at Gantry Plaza State Park. The park is beautiful and as a simple girl who doesn’t necessarily like over the top, extravagant and lavish celebrations, I knew a picnic would be the perfect celebration. I invited her close friends, who have grown with her over the years and our immediate family who have shaped her to be the amazing young woman that she is. With family, friends, a beautiful location and good food, she was able to begin her quarter century of life, the right way.

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The invitations are designed by Pamela Green, a creative designer.

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The is an original creation by Buttercooky Bakery.

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Photography by Vladimir Olivier

 If you need an event planner for birthdays, baby showers, graduations and other special events, contact me at simplypamarie@gmail.com. For more details, visit my Event Planner page.

What Are You Doing For Mom on Mother’s Day?

It’s about that time when you call up your siblings and you ask “what are we doing for mom for Mother’s Day?” And your sibling responds “I don’t know, we’ve done everything we can think of every other year.” Sound familiar? Well, here are some Mother’s Day options you may not have already thought of.

Restaurants

These restaurants are Simplypamarie and Mommy approved! I’ve taken my mom to some of these restaurants and she’s enjoyed them.

1. Capital Grille offers a Mother’s Day Brunch for $49 from 10am to 3pm.

2. Chocolat Restaurant Lounge is a restaurant your mom will love, it’s chic and sophisticated. I suggest you take her for brunch.

3. Soco offers southern comfort dining. They are a perfect option for brunch and dinner.

4. Novita specializes in fine Italian dining. They are offering a special Mother’s Day Brunch Menu for $39.95 from 11am to 2:30pm. There dinner special is from 3:30pm to 8pm.

5. Blend on the Water has both Mother’s Day “Blunch” and Dinner options. “Blunch” is $30 and served from 11am to 3pm and Dinner is $50 served from 3pm to 11pm.

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Gifts

1. Bo. 9 New York Highline Eau de Parfum $200-$280

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2. La Mer Soleil Collection $195

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3. Pandora Bracelet Set $195

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4. Wallets

Prada Saffiano Metal Oro Wallet (Various Colors) – $640

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Fendi- Vitello Elite Zip-Around Wallet (Various Colors) – $550

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Gucci Soho Leather Zip Around Wallet (Various Colors) $580

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5. Michael Kors Parker Blush and Rose Gold-Tone Watch plus free gift with purchase

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Events

1. Polish Bar of Brooklyn is my favorite nail bar. They are offering 1 complimentary manicure with a double appointment. Call and make an appointment at (718) 622-5363. Follow them on instagram for more information! @polishbar

2. Red Door Spa Mother’s Day Bonus Purchase a $100 gift card, get $15 and more at the Red Door Spa

3. Mother’s Day Wine & Chocolate Tasting at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar, West Village on May 10, 2015 from 4:30pm-6:30pm for $45.

4. Mother’s Day WBLS Concert with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Toni Braxton, El DeBarge and more on May 10, 2015 at the Prudential Center at 7pm. Tickets Here

5. Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party at the New York Botanical Gardens! This event is on May 9 & 10 from 10 am–6pm. Enjoy picnicking, events for kids and a special brunch.

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Long Island Spring Restaurant Week!

Long Island Restaurant Week has returned! From April 26th to May 3, 2015 Long Island is offering a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $27.95 per person at over 145 locations! Some of the restaurants that are participating in this week long celebration are Seasons 52Havana CentralThe Melting Pot and Novita. I’ve previously dined at these restaurants and they all get my stamp of approval. Well what are you waiting for? Hurry up and make your reservations today. Tag me on Instagram @simplypamarie I’d love to see your pictures and hear about your Long Island Restaurant Week experience!

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