Friday Favorites - November 2022

November 11, 2022

Happy Friday and welcome to Friday Favorites November 2022. 

I'm happy to say that Halloween was a success this year.  We had a lot more trick-or-treaters than last year.  Bosco was alert and sat at the front door greeting the kids that came by.

We've been watching a lot of shows lately.

We just finished watching House of the Dragon saga and it's the prequel to Game of Thrones.

If you like psychological thrillers then you'll like The Patient.

The Watcher is a mystery thriller based on a true story of a couple who buy a new house in New Jersey.  You'll want to lock all your doors at night after watching this series.

We watched the first series of The White Lotus and liked it.  We just started watching season 2 which takes place in Italy.

We are watching season one of The Great.  It's a comedy and historical fiction series about Catherine the Great.

We are enjoying the series Shantaram.  It's about a heroin addict who escapes from prison and arrives in India with a fake passport.  You will find out about his life in Bombay during the 1980s. 

We are looking forward to watching From Scratch.  It's about the romance between an artist and a chef in Italy.

I was in the city last week and walked past the beautiful holiday window displays of the ABC Carpet & Home store.

We celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary last week by going out to dinner at the Italian restaurant Vallata.  This restaurant is inspired by the home-cooked meals made by Tom Colicchio.  Vallata is Tom Colicchio's first-ever Italian restaurant.  The food and service were outstanding.  We were also greeted with a glass of champagne and it said on our menu "Happy Anniversary" and we had a complimentary dish of vanilla gelato for dessert.  We both had cocktails and we shared our appetizers of chickpea seafood salad and short rib cavatelli.  I had for our main dish cod fish with potatoes and beans and my husband enjoyed a braised pork dish.  Thanks to my daughter for recommending this restaurant to us.  I highly recommend eating at this restaurant if you are in the Union Square area of Manhattan.

Happy Veterans Day!

I hope you have a happy Friday and weekend.

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  1. I'm glad Bosco had a good Halloween! He looked so cute in his costume. We loved House of The Dragon. I want to watch some of those other shows too. We need to start the new White Lotus. So many shows to watch! From Scratch looks good too. Happy Anniversary ! That restaurant experience sounded amazing! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Happy 31st Anniversary...that's quite an accomplishment! We enjoyed The Patient and season 1 of White Lotus. Putting the apple tv series on my watchlist. Have a wonderful weekend.

  3. Happy Anniversary, Julie! Wishing you many more! Bosco looks adorable in his costume. I'm watching White Lotus and The Crown right now. I gave up on The Great , and I've started From Scratch. Your dinner looks delicious!

  4. Happy Anniversary Julie, it sounds like you had a very special evening! I am going to watch From Scratch too, I've heard it's really good. I can't watch thrillers, too scary for me! Have a great weekend,

  5. I loved The Patient and The Watcher. I have been watching Doc Martin and just love that show. I wish it would never end.

    Happy Anniversary to you. 31 years is admirable in today's world. Loving your little Bosco! Have a great weekend. xo Diana

  6. Bosco looked so adorable waiting at the door for the kids!! Happy 31st Anniversary to you and your hubby, Julie! 💕 I watched From Scratch and loved it; haven’t seen any of the others. Happy weekend!

  7. Happy Anniversary, Julie!! Congratulations!! We're watching a lot of the same shows that you are, but we haven't seen The Great. We need to check that one out, since it seems like we have the same taste in TV! PS- Bosco is adorable!

  8. Happy anniversary Julie, that restaurant sounds great, I haven't watched any of the shows you have mentioned, I don't really like thrillers but I do like the sound of from Scratch I'll have to watch out for it. Have a lovely weekend. X

  9. Happy anniversary! That sounds like such a special celebratory dinner.

  10. Happy anniversary! That meal looked like such a nice way to celebrate :) It's good to see you are making the most of your streaming services - aside from the family movie night on the weekend we really don't make the most of all the different services we have - so hard to find the time when the kids are little!

    Your pup is adorable at the door too!

    Hope you have a good weekend ahead of you :)

  11. Happy Happily Ever After - looks like you had a great celebration!

  12. Hi Julie! What it seemed like a promising watch turned out to be heavily watered down lemonade - I am talking about the House of Dragons! Disappointed with that one. On the other hand, loved The Watcher. Currently I am watching The Cabinet of Curiosities. I love Guillermo del Torro's creative genius!

  13. We loved The patient! Looks like you had a wonderful anniversary, happy 31st my friend!

  14. What a wonderful place for your anniversary dinner! It looks amazing. And thank you my friend for your kind words today. We've been friends for a long time and you are always there for me. Hugs, Diane


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