Thursday, July 31, 2014

A Russian Birthday

I didn't know that this gathering of friends was actually going to be a celebration of my birthday. It was a joyous evening at the Russian restaurant Mari Vanna - four Americans and three Russians.

 The rocking serenade - Christine and Oksana

                                                               George, Christine, and Oksana

                                                            Ginny, Larissa, and Susan

                                                               Susan and Ivan

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lunch with Nancy

My friend Nancy and I met at Proof, one of my favorite restaurants in DC, for lunch.

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We then crossed the street to the Smithsonian Portrait Gallery and Museum of American Art and enjoyed several exhibits.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Birthday Lunch with Carol

My friend Carol and I always celebrate our birthdays together but somehow we are never very punctual with these special occasions. This year we celebrated Carol's November birthday on July 21. And since my birthday is in June, we celebrated mine at the same time! We had a three-hour lunch at the Silver Diner in Springfield. We ate but mostly talked and talked and talked.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Farewell Dinner



Penne integrali con verdura - delicious!

Christine, Andrea, and Nicoletta

Assaggi Osteria is Andrea's very favorite Italian restaurant in the US. We enjoy taking special people there. Before our lovely daughter Nicoletta returned to Italy, we took her here for a delicious lunch. We had lovely time but we were very sorry that Nicoletta was leaving us. We did have a wonderful week together.

Sunday, July 06, 2014

The Birthday Club

A marvelous birthday tradition! Andrea and I always celebrate our birthdays with George and Dal. This year Dal and I celebrated ours together at Cashion's with a very special guest from Italy: Nicoletta!

                                                  Dal, Chris, Andrea, Nicoletta, and George

We had a very happy time with wonderful conversation, delicious food, and excellent service.