Bronx Moms Nite Out Recap

Thursday night, Bronx moms were given the chance to let loose and pamper themselves for a bit thanks to Bronx Moms Night Out. Hosted by Nicole of Bronx Mama and Geanine from Trendy Chaos at the Residence Inn , moms were able to receive massages, get their brows done, and even have their cards read. Of course, I’m not a mom, so I brought mine and we had a great time sipping cocktails and hanging out in the outdoor lounge area (which is absolutely gorgeous!) Crosstown Diner   kept the food coming all night. I’m not kidding, every time I turned around there was something new on display and it was all delicious.

We also got the chance to peruse the tables of some of the local businesses like Stella & Dot, Chrissy’s Creations, and Pink Princess Nails  and I even got some inspiration for an upcoming trip to the Poconos. That’s not all – presentations from Apartment Jeanie, Bronx Martial Arts Training Center, and even a dance lesson from 2006 World Cup Latin Champions Delyan Terziev and Boriana Deltcheva.

It was a really great time, so shout out to Nicole and Geanine for putting on such a great event (and for having the BEST swag bags!)

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Photo by Daniel Pacheco/ Dream Pictures

Mothers’ Day on City Island

I was totally off my game this Mothers’ Day. I don’t know what I was doing all last week, but before I knew it, it was Saturday at 7 pm, and I was like “Aaah, reservations!!!”

So, I called up Havana, only to find out that, of course, they were all booked for Mothers’ Day. (Dunkin Donuts had to substitute. *insert sad face*)

Luckily, my mother was already making dinner plans for my grandmother, so we headed over to the Lobster Box. This was my second time going there, you can actually read about my first by clicking here. [TL;DR I went for my Grandmother’s 90th birthday, it was fun. I liked it.]

This time, of course, we didn’t have a prix fixe menu, so I got to see the actual prices of everything. If this were Yelp, I’d give it two dollar signs. It was super crowded (did you hear about that traffic?! Two hours from Castle Hill to City Island. It’s like the whole borough was going out to CI), so our waiter wasn’t as attentive as he could have been. I got the filet of sole, which was okay. I thought it was a little bland, but everyone else at the table enjoyed their dishes. We also ordered a caraffe of white wine sangria that was very good.

Verdict: It’s a nice, spacious restaurant with decent food, just avoid high traffic days.