Thank you!!

Thank you everyone for all the wonderful comments you all left me on Friday :D Mom and I had a wonderful time, lots of eating, trying dresses on, and relaxing!

I'm a low key, no makeup kind of girl... so trying on wedding dresses was a bit scary for me lol. I didn't think I'd want a train, or a veil. I found two dresses that were AMAZING... the second one may be it... but I can't say I'm committed yet. (plus I'm having some serious issues justifying the price tags on these things... I mean I know it's all about the quality and the lace and silks are top notch... but man they are $$$$) The second dress also looked amazing with this cute little side of the head small flower thing... no veil, and totally cute! Love it.

OK for all you food lovers out there (yes you!), this is going to crack you up... so one dress had these pleat things on the top and the woman called it a "crumb catcher" LOL!!! Seriously that's what she called it!! And it's so true! All the crumbs would totally go right into these pleats and get stuck! Needless to say I moved onto the next dress ;) Because we all know I will be CHOWING at my wedding :D

Mom and I spent most of the weekend eating amazing foods. If you are in the Rochester NY area I highly suggest Lento. The menu changes every day and everything is made from scratch, nothing comes from a can, even the mixed drinks were made with fresh squeezed fruit. Apple martini = amazingly fresh, not neon green mix *gross*. They start the meal with in house made foccacia bread that was warm and perfectly baked. For an appetizer we had the Verdura Mista, chickpea battered local vegetables, lightly fried with Asian sesame sauce. AMAZING, not at all greasy, totally light and flavorful. Mom had a lamb stew that was so tender, while I opted for the duck confit served over a bed of lentils spiked with applewood smoked bacon... to die for! I wish we had taken pictures... you'll just have to go and see for yourself!

OK that's all I've got for now... sorry for the serious lack of picture today!

15 chews:

Pearl said...

a CRUMB catcher? i hope that's not what the original design was for! wikipedia time!

Pearl said...

p.s. - i'm glad you had such a wonderful time. will you be looking at more wedding dresses?

MaryBe said...

That restaurant looks amazing! I was happy they have a vegetarian section and even a vegan dish! (I am a quasi-vegetarian) It's only 8 miles from my son's house so I think we need to go there for lunch!
And don't rule out stores like JCPenney etc for your dress. Keep your eyes open all the time and you might be surprised!

Reeni♥ said...

The crumb catcher-how funny!! Good to hear you had a fun weekend-and some "MOM" time!

Reading about your day put a smile on my face for sure. Such happiness! :)

Lento sounds amazing and I'm loving the sound of those chickpea battered veggies. Wow!

Will look forward to future wedding updates ... so happy for you, Steph! :)

Sara said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I remember looking at wedding dresses, I tried on a million until I found "the one" :)

Sounds like you had a great weekend and the meal sounds awesome!

stephchows said...

Pearl - def need to try some more on... and hopefully find one that doesn't cost three grand... haha

MaryBe- they change the menu every day depending on what the farms bring them!! It's amazing! I hope you love it as much as we did!

Reeni- the crumb catcher keeps making me laugh :)

Diva- I'll keep you all updated hehe so fun!

Sara- I can't wait until I find it... or maybe I already did lol :) I just don't want to admit it and buy it!

5-star- thanks so much!

Tracy said...

Hi from another Rochester blogger! It always surprises me when I'm surfing and come upon another blogger from the area. Congrats on your wedding! I haven't been to Lento yet -- I will put it on my "to try" list.

haha wow. I can only hope to one day be wrapped in the romantic fabric of my wedding day crumb catcher. it's every girl's dream!!

:)

stephchows said...

Tracy- nice to meet you! I love finding local bloggers! You will HAVE to give lento a try, it's amazing!

Sarah- that comment totally made me laugh out loud haha!

stephchows said...

Tracy- nice to meet you! I love finding local bloggers! You will HAVE to give lento a try, it's amazing!

Sarah- that comment totally made me laugh out loud haha!

Sounds like you had a great weekend and the meal sounds awesome!

Reeni♥ said...

The crumb catcher-how funny!! Good to hear you had a fun weekend-and some "MOM" time!

MaryBe said...

That restaurant looks amazing! I was happy they have a vegetarian section and even a vegan dish! (I am a quasi-vegetarian) It's only 8 miles from my son's house so I think we need to go there for lunch!
And don't rule out stores like JCPenney etc for your dress. Keep your eyes open all the time and you might be surprised!

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