3.10.2011

Look What I Won!

From Kristin of Simply Klassic Blog Design.  Polly from the pretty
Sassafrass Stuff blog, selected my name in her drawing.

Kristin will create the format that illustrates your blog's unique personality.  
Her prices are reasonable and during the month of March, she is offering a 15% discount. 

Thanks so much Kristin and Polly for the

  Other news...A Market on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, California 
is a favorite place of mine to go to breakfast with friends.
This café and deli was recently renovated and is on the 
1925 landmark "Arches Restaurant" property. 

 Cute interiors with beachy woodwork and beams...
Gourmet boxed lunches are available to take to the beach or boating and 
there is an ever changing seasonal display of gift items

 
They have metal topped tables with woven bistro chairs.
And their granola with home-made yogurt and berries is delicious.

Guess where I am now?  In NYC at my daughter, Alie's apartment on the Lower East Side.  Meeting my friend, Netta for a girls weekend.  Updates to follow.



28 comments:

  1. Mary Ann, love this new look! Congrats on winning!

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  2. Your new look is a perfect 'fit' ... looks just like 'you'. Have a great time in NYC!

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  3. Mary Ann your site looks great, and I love The "A", looks like a great spot to drop in!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    Come and enter my fine art giveaway!

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  4. Congrats MaryAnn! Looks fantastic! Love the blue!! Kristin did a great job! Isn't she soooo easy to work with? Love it!!

    Happy weekend!!

    Polly

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  5. wow.. you lucky girl! blog reno, newport beach, and NYC!! i'm simply green with envy! ;) have a great time on your girl's wknd!!

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  6. Congrats! Love the updates! NYC this weekend - how fun! Have a great time with your daughter, and take tons of pics for the rest of us.

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  7. Congrats! Love the new look. Have a wonderful weekend, Becca


    www.adventuresindecorating1.blogspot.com

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  8. Congratulations! Your blog looks fabulous. I enjoyed today's post... made me feel like I took a mini-vaca to sunny California! So wish I was picking up a yummy lunch from A Market to take to the beach with me.... ahhh. Have fun in the Big Apple!

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  9. Love the new look. What a great thing to win. Enjoy NY.

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  10. Your blog looks lovely and have a great time in NYC.

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  11. Congrats Maryann! It's beautiful but your blog was already beautiful. Love the little cafe you featured. NYC! I'm so jealous! Have fun!!

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  12. Congratulations! Love the new look and how lucky you have such a fabulous establishment so near you - what a great place to meet up with friends!

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  13. Congratulations, Mary Ann! So exciting!
    I LOVE this cafe. So cozy and beautiful. The yogurt does look wonderful.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  14. Love your little makeover, Mary Ann! The cafe looks like my kind of place. If I lived closer, I'd be right there with you! Enjoy your stay in NYC.

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  15. Wow your new blog design looks amazing! Congratulations to you =D That café looks so charming, and the food looks even better. YUM! Have a great weekend in NYC Mary Ann!!

    xo Linda

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  16. I could hang out at that cafe for hours!! It's so cozy! Your blog looks great! Thanks for telling us all about Kristin and her work.
    Hope you have a great time! Can't wait to hear about the trip :)
    Kelle
    xx

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  17. Fabulous new look! I need a makeover too. Must check out Simply Klassic!

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  18. Love your banner!!
    This cafe looks wonderful...would love to go there!
    I love your kitchen by the way..gorgeous!!

    Pamela xo

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  19. Mary Ann,

    Must be spring you've got the look! It looks lovely too.

    Bette

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  20. Your blog looks great! Congrats on the prize! And the restaurant looks like a great place to eat and stay a while! I love the idea of delicious boxed lunches to take to the beach! :)

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  21. I'd love to spend the weekend in Newport. I know you're going to have a wonderful time in NY though :-)
    Enjoy your time there!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  22. Love your banner. That photo of your kitchen on the left...is a WOW.

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  23. Love your new blog look! and thank you for having a link to my Chic Bloggers and their Coastal Kitchens! Everyone always tells me how much they love your kitchen! Have fun in NYC with your daughter! I was just there with friends a few weeks ago and we had a ball!

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  24. Lucky you! Your blog looks great Mary Ann!

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  25. Congrats!!!
    Have a wonderful Monday!
    Xo,
    E&J

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  26. Whoa!!! You're a lucky girl! On top of it all, you're in NYC?? Oh, have a great time, sweetie!

    Have a wonderful week!

    xo

    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

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  27. The sandwiches for lunch are fabulous at A Market as well. My husband had lunch there for the first time and wound up going there three days in a row! Your taste in bistros is the same as your design abilities...divine.

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