Christina’s Bachelorette Party

Beginning the day with a picnic in Central Park!

Beginning the day with a picnic in Central Park!

As I mentioned in my last post – Christina got married last month! And you can’t get married without a big party to celebrate the last days as a bachelorette. We started out at Di Palo’s to pick out delicious cheeses, meats, antipasti, etc. for a picnic in Central Park. After lunch we headed to the Central Park Loeb Boathouse for a coffee and then rented boats. Luckily we had two guys and two boats 🙂 After rowing, we visited the American Museum of Natural History, exploring Christina’s favorite sections – seeing meteorites, dinosaurs, etc. Before leaving the Upper West Side, we went for a drink at Dive 75. At dinner our number of people doubled! Because I don’t live in NYC, I turned to Christina’s now-husband Rafaël for advice. We needed a restaurant Christina loves that can hold 14 people – Nyonya, a Malaysian restaurant in Chinatown, could not have been a better choice! Christina’s colleagues were working during the day and were able to get to the restaurant before us to set up something embarassing for Christina. It couldn’t have been better. Christina always makes funny faces in photos, and her colleagues made masks of all of her different faces haha. After our dinner, we headed to Asia Roma on Mulberry Street for karaoke!

Outside Di Palo's in Little Italy

Outside Di Palo’s in Little Italy

 

Waiting in line, drooling over all the meats and cheeses

Waiting in line, trying to figure out which meats and cheeses we want

 

Making our choices

Making our choices

 

Group photo inside Di Palo's!

Group photo inside Di Palo’s!

 

Taking the metro to Central Park

Taking the metro to Central Park

 

Arrived in Central Park!

Arrived in Central Park!

 

Found the perfect picnic spot

Found the perfect picnic spot

 

Ready to eat

Ready to eat

 

Setting up the picnic

Setting up the picnic

 

Mmm... burrata, gorgonzola, salami with fennel, prosciutto, bresaola, fresh olives and ciabatta

Mmm… burrata, gorgonzola, salami with fennel, prosciutto, bresaola, fresh olives and ciabatta

 

Isabella brought nail decals!

Isabella brought nail decals! Haha, diamonds for me!

 

Ashley and Christina

Ashley and Christina

 

Danny was the head rower for their boat

Danny was the head rower for their boat

 

Matt was our head rower!

Matt was our head rower!

 

This is more a photo of Meredith and me pretending to row

This is a photo of Meredith and me pretending to row

 

Enjoying the sunny weather

Enjoying the sunny weather

 

My lovely rowing companions

My lovely rowing companions

 

View on the lake

View on the lake

 

So much fun!

So much fun!

 

American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

 

Group photo with Theodore Roosevelt

Group photo with Theodore Roosevelt

 

Christina in the Hall of Biodiversity

Christina in the Hall of Biodiversity

 

Hall of Biodiversity

Hall of Biodiversity

 

Hall of Biodiversity

Hall of Biodiversity

 

Giant Sequoia, containing 1342 annual rings

Giant Sequoia, containing 1342 annual rings

 

Making our way through the gift shop

Making our way through the gift shop

 

Ahnighito, the largest metorite on display in any museum in the world

Ahnighito, the largest metorite on display in any museum in the world

 

So many gems and minerals!

Exploring the gems and minerals

 

So much opal

So much opal

 

So many gems!

So many gems!

 

Exploring the dinosaurs!

Exploring the dinosaurs!

 

Triceratops

Triceratops

 

Hadrosaurs

Hadrosaurs

 

Stegosaurus

Stegosaurus

 

Apatosaurus

Apatosaurus

 

Back of the museum

Back of the museum

 

Passing the Hayden Planetarium on the way to Dive 75

Passing the Hayden Planetarium on the way to Dive 75

 

Outside Dive 75

Outside Dive 75

 

Christina wanted a quick snack

Christina wanted a quick snack

 

The bridesmaids

The bridesmaids!

 

Sweet

Christina and Matt

 

Chinatown

Chinatown

 

Walking through Chinatown

Walking through Chinatown

 

On our way to the restaurant

On our way to the restaurant

 

Outside Nyonya

Outside Nyonya

 

Perfect table setting!

Perfect table setting!

 

Love the decorations!

Love the decorations!

 

Christina's seat!

Christina’s seat!

 

Playing with her toys

Playing with her toys

 

All the squirels!

All the squirrels!

 

Breast wishes!

Breast wishes!

 

All the Christinas

The many faces of Christina Part 1

 

The many faces of Christina

The many faces of Christina Part 2

 

Who is the real Christina?

Who is the real Christina?

 

Mingling

Mingling

 

Frances, Natalie, Devin, and Skyler

Frances, Natalie, Devin, and Skyler

 

Nick and Frances

Nick and Frances

 

Jenny, Isabella, and me with our Hello Kitty lollypop rings

Jenny, Isabella, and me with our Hello Kitty lollypop rings

 

Natalie with the giant Hello Kitty balloon!

Natalie with the giant Hello Kitty balloon

 

Group photo!

Group photo!

 

Karaoke at Asia Roma!

Karaoke at Asia Roma!

 

Danny and Paul

Danny and Paul

 

Cameron

Cameron

 

Rafaël's sisters Isabella and Anna

Isabella and Anna

 

Our karaoke masters taking photos with Hello Kitty while Danny sings

Our karaoke masters taking photos with Hello Kitty while Danny sings

 

Jenny

Jenny

 

We were treated to a song!

We were treated to a song!

 

The crowd went wild!

The cheering crowd

 

Sister-sister duet

Sister-sister duet

 

Anna singing Empire State of Mind with the Christina backup singers

Anna singing Empire State of Mind with the Christina backup singers

 

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