This is one New Year's Resolution that we are having great fun keeping for a change.
We've been exploring the city and trying new places. It seems the thing these days to locate wine bars and groovy cocktail bars down dingy alleys where all the garbage bins are lined up at the rear entrances of buildings.
Like this one.
It was called Brooklyn Standard and so had an American style with good old Liberty near the unassuming front door down one of these alleys.
A rustic iron staircase took you down to a pleasant bar area.
We arrived at 6:00pm when there were not many people around on a quiet midweek night and were soon studying the cocktail list.
We are trying to have a different cocktail each time - and, at the price, one is all we can afford !!
Tony's "Daryl Dixon Zombie" is on the left below and my "Brooklyn Colada" on the right.
Both were terrific.
Below is another place we've visited called Sixteen Antlers - a rooftop bar with views over the city square.
We travel into the city on our beloved City Cat ferries and as usual the city sparkles at night on our way home. Great times !
Recently we went to see Allied and enjoyed it very much.
I've recently hosted Mahjong Mornings and had the reason to try a couple of new recipes for the morning tea that comes at the end of a pleasant morning playing this great game.
Raspberry Sour Cream cake was a great success.
We've really been sweltering over the last couple of months and dinner many nights has been cooked on the BBQ..... and the sunsets have been quite spectacular viewing while out by the BBQ waiting for the food to cook.
Tony and I have both had birthdays and there has been a little bit of quiet celebrating.
Planning is almost completed for our upcoming 6 week holiday to Austria/Germany and Paris.
Can't wait !