adventures in weekending

Every time I get together with my best friends, we’re always left saying, “Why don’t we do this more often?”.   When we hang out, good-natured tomfoolery, endless chitchat and good times are guaranteed.  And of course, stuffing our faces. But this goes without saying.

Nana is one of our favorite restaurants in Brooklyn so it was only natural that we had our late lunch here.  Large amounts of sushi, roti canai, veggie spring rolls, flat noodles and pineapple fried rice were consumed.  Incredibly yummy.
Ending a meal with dessert is a necessity.  I had coconut flan with a lemony sauce and toasted coconut shavings..  Pure goodness! It’s terrible as I write this with an empty stomach.  
We get really happy when it comes to food.  
Then, my belated birthday cheesecake arrived, so that meant…yup, a second dessert. I walked out of that place stomach first!
Later, Val joined us as we winded down with some thoughtful conversation and a gorgeous evening view of the Verrazano. 

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again.  I heart my friends.

-jillian m.

26 responses to “adventures in weekending”

  1. wishful nals says:

    mmm, yum. good food + friends — what more is there? :)

  2. magdalena viktoria says:

    nice photos! I have to say that I just finished lunch and am stuffed, but I was still craving all the food you posted. ahh, to have a new york cheesecake right now–heaven!

  3. Gabriella {sensiblyluxe} says:

    This sounds lovely.You know you have good friends when you don't want your day with them to end.

  4. Meghan @ My Wishful Thinking says:

    My stomach is literally rumbling after I read this post! That food looks scrumptious! I love the last 2 pics!

  5. Hannah {Culture Connoisseur} says:

    This looks like the perfect weekend. I love your foodie shots. That looks like some quality sushi. Happy birthday!

  6. Angel @ | 77inspire | says:

    SUSHI!!!! always a good meal.

  7. Diana Mieczan says:

    I love girls-days-out. They are always so fun and totally needed! It looks like you had a blast and I could have some sushi right now!! Have a fantastic day, sweetie

  8. Tanja @ Postmodern Hostess says:

    I'm loving your food pics! Everything looks soooo yummy.

    Happy belated bday!

  9. Caroline says:

    I always love your photos!!

  10. rebecca says:

    lucky to have such a great group of ladies. i gotta add that restaurant to my to do list.

  11. Gloria says:

    nana is one of our fav places to eat too! these photos are making me hungry

  12. jillian m. says:

    Magdalena – NY cheesecake is the best! I love it….such a sweet indulgence.

    Gabriella – I know! The time flew by too quickly.

    Rebecca – Definitely do. It's such a quiet place (around lunch time, anyway), which I love. And make sure to request outdoor seating!

    Everyone – Thank you for the belated birthday wishes and wonderful compliments on food pictures! Food is one of my favorite things to take pictures of. Glad you enjoy them, too!

  13. la petite coquine says:

    I feel the same way when I see my girlfriends, although so many of them are scattered across the country these days! They are just the best, and I love knowing that other girls are blessed with amazing pals, too!

  14. The Many Colours of Happiness says:

    That all sounds so fun! And the food looks amazing!
    Aww this is such a sweet post, you all look so happy :)

  15. Allie says:

    these are such great photos!!! :)

    xo, Allie

  16. Gina Michele says:

    Great pics! That food looks so good.
    Happy Birthday!

    ♥ Gina Michele

  17. Euniece Santiago says:

    this post is absolutely delightlful and made me smile! you are your friends are beautiful and there is nothing better than getting together with your girlfriends, reminiscing over old memories and chowing down on some good food!!! can't wait for my girls to come home from college in a few weeks! my school gets out sooo early!

  18. theeclecticlife says:

    What a great time with delicious food and wonderful friends. Those photos of y'all are awesome! Food makes me so excited as well! I'm going to New York this July so I'll definitely have to get some restaurant recommendations from you!

  19. In Pursuit of Style says:

    your post left me salivating. enough said.

    In Pursuit of Style

  20. Aquí says:

    gorgeous photos! Looks like so much fun! Can I come eat with you and your friends? :)

  21. Sick by Trend says:

    you wanna kill me really? hahaha!! yummy post and that sure, a great great moment for you!


  22. Radiant.MakeUp says:

    gorgeous post :)
    loving the last photograph!! x

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  24. Leslie *Fresh Out of Lemons* says:

    Ha! I have that same reaction to great food! I put my hands up and twink;e my fingers; a completely unconscience (and happy) reaction!

  25. Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! says:

    Love your happy pictures!! Too cute. The images of the sunset are AMAZING. Sigh. Reminds me that I need to go to bed :)

  26. Erin Lian says:

    I totally approve, this is my idea of a good time!!
    p.s. birthday cheesecake = MAJOR GENIUS

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