Thursday, May 16, 2013

Congratulations and Gnocchi

 My OOTD Friday for a day of fun and my sister's graduation
Purple silk top: thrifted
Statement necklace: gift from my aunt
Pencil skirt: Ann Taylor Loft
Bag: Vintage
Silver and turquoise ring: Vintage
Shoes (pictured below): Etienne Aigner

My sister's graduation from University of the Incarnate Word

Dr. Adrianna Dimando, after receiving her Doctorate in Pharmacy

 Blackened salmon with a southern pesto and mashed potatoes

In the lobby of our hotel before heading to Bar Rojo, looking sleepy after a long day

Vintage bag and beverage at Bar Rojo

Cheers! Go Spurs Go!!

Pan seared gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream sauce

Mimosas with Tabasco sauce!

 Camille said her thickly sliced bacon looked more like pork chops

Day 2 of my San Antonio vacation with one of my best friends, Camille, was a success. Although we did some sightseeing, including walking through the historic plaza of La Villita, the focus of our day was my little sister's graduation from University of the Incarnate Word with her Doctorate in Pharmacy. I am so proud of my sister, Adrianna, for all of her accomplishments and hard work. It is, however, incredibly hilarious and  amusing to me that my sister can now be referred to as a doctor, when she looks so young (she is 26) and still gets looks from bartenders as though her ID is fake. So for her special day, despite the hot, Texas humidity, I wore a thrifted purple silk blouse and pencil skirt. The chunky stone necklace and vintage clutch  really made the outfit complete. 

After the graduation ceremony, Camille and I headed to a great San Antonio spot, called Josephine Street Cafe. This local's restaurant is know for it's fresh seafood and amazing steaks. I love that you can order any fish on the menu and order it blackened, grilled, fried or any way you like it. An after dinner drink at Bar Rojo was the perfect end to a long day. The large, modern bar inside the Grand Hyatt San Antonio offered a great cocktail menu and the opportunity to watch that evening's Spurs game. OK, so one drink turned into another, and before you know it Camille and I find ourselves hungry again and eagerly anticipating Saturday's brunch.

After an evening in our hotel room spent searching Yelp for the perfect Saturday brunch spot, Camille found Tre Trattoria Downtown, located in the gorgeous Fairmount Hotel. The menu looked small but perfectly constructed, including many homemade staples with a twist.  A great example is the french toast Camille ordered. It was made with caramelized bananas and nutella chantilly. And my gnocchi with Gorgonzola cream sauce was incredible! The pan seared texture made this the best gnocchi I have ever had in my life. Seriously. So with bellies full, and a mimosa smile, we headed out to shop and see what other fun San Antonio has to offer. 

Happy Thursday all....only one more day until Friday!