09 May 2011

Sunday with mom

On Sunday morning I took my mom out for a special Mother's Day brunch at Radegast Hall and Biergarten in Brooklyn. She's a huge fan of tasting new and different beers and you can never go wrong with brunch. We had a few drinks and some delicious eggs with potato pancakes. We sat there for hours, hanging out in the sun from the skylights. The only thing that was odd were all the children and babies running around. I'm pretty anti kids in bars. Not because I think its inappropriate to show your kids how to drink responsibly, but because I go to a bar to enjoy being an adult. Then it struck me that my relationship with my mom is wonderful now that I'm a grown up. We've always been close but now we talk about things beyond me and my friends and chores and school. We can talk about books, and travel, music and just about anything else and even though I'm her kid, I'm not a kid. To me there was a kind of paradigm shift (as my high school religion teacher would say) and I saw my mom as someone with whom I could relate to beyond being my mom. I'm really quite lucky that I have her.
Also, please keep your kids away from me while I'm drinking. Especially before noon cause that's just not cool.
Sometimes on the weekend I wear the same outfit two days in a row. This is the outfit I wore on Saturday, then out with my mom on Sunday.RadegastMom showing me a list of craft brews she wants to try.Kolsch in the morningRemember when I "whined" about rings? I found my dream bauble! I really wish there was an international font for sarcasm.We wandered over to the Brooklyn Flea Market and looked at vintage dresses. She bought the one she's holding up and its pretty fantastic.This girl was having her picture taken. Perhaps for a blog?

28 comments

  1. That's nice how your relationship with your mother has evolved into an adult one. It opens new doors for both of you.

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  2. aww fun, your dress you are wearing is gorgeous too.

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  3. aww this looks like the most fun mother's day ever! Cute dress and I'm jealous of the cute vintage dresses you found. Also, that girl is quite the badass getting her photo taken twice =p Imagine we find her on a blog with that same photo from another angle? Little things like that crack me up. haha. Yes, easily amused. Great post!

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  4. Haha that's totally mr. Newton taking her picture! She's famous now!
    http://mrnewton.net/about/

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  5. Also I have a mom like yours! We are lucky! :) I wish you a good day! <3

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  6. Aww sounds like a lovely mothers day - I did a similar thing with my mum , we had breaky, a massage, then went to a local trash and treasure market!

    xx www.christie86.blogspot.com

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  7. I definitely love my relationship with my mom now that I'm an adult (not that it was ever bad, but like you say, there's a newfound appreciation). This looks like a wonderful mother's day, minus the children. I can't take children in general, horrible noisy things.

    And you know I'm with you on wearing outfits several days in a row!

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  8. Most people's relationships with their parents evolve into something like this, and I wish this was the case for my mother and I! =( Thanks for sharing your mothers day with me too ^-^ Also, say no to babies in bars, and I salute the seven day outfit!

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  9. love your outfit!pretty pics!xoxo

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  10. Looking lovely and it sounds like a great Mother-Daughter day :)

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  11. Sounds like you both had a lovely time together. I love the fact as we grow older we start seeing our parents as people and not just mum and dad. It makes the way you relate to them even better. The same goes for siblings!

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  12. Aw this looks like such a nice day! Your mom and my mom have very similar hair, haha.

    I feel the same way about my mom - we're definitely more like friends now that I am older. She's the person I spend most of my time with, actually. I feel very lucky to have her! Even if she doesn't like beer the way I like beer, haha.

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  13. its so chic!

    www.fantailflo.com

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  14. I'm glad Lucy figured that one out. I'm always so interested when i see people taking blogger like photos.

    It sounds like you had an awesome mothers day. I totally know what you mean about all of a sudden the dynamic being real friends. My mom lives so far away but when we talk its different now and I really enjoy hanging out with her. Outside beer mom time must have been perfect.

    I always wear my favorite outfits a few days in a row and this dress is awesome so no wonder you didn't want to take it off.

    x

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  15. This looks like so much fun. Brunch may just be my favorite meal, and with beer? Can't beat it. I love your dress (the neckline is so pretty!) and the one your mom got! And I agree with the kids at bars thing.. :/

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  16. Love this post! My mom and I can talk about everything too, she's like my best friend. That flea market looks amazing.
    X

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  17. "Please keep your kids away from me. Especially before noon."

    Hahaha. Oh, I know how you feel!

    Happy late mother's day to your mama, looks like you guys had a blast!

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  18. I love that place! It's about 2 blocks from where Tom and I sublet in Williamsburg. We should do a morning at Brooklyn Flea sometime... would love to hunt for finds with you. :)

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  19. I completely agree about children in bars. I don't like kids in restaurants either, really (obviously family-aimed places are fine), unless they're sitting down nicely and quietly. I don't want someone else's child charging around when I'm having adult time and enjoy a nice meal or a drink.

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  20. I love the vintage feel to your blog! It's great that you and your mum go thrfting together! ^^

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  21. You should have gone up to ask the girl if she was a blogger! That would be cool. What a lovely time you seemed to have had with your mom.

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  22. Aw this looks like such a nice day! Your mom and my mom have very similar hair, haha.

    I feel the same way about my mom - we're definitely more like friends now that I am older. She's the person I spend most of my time with, actually. I feel very lucky to have her! Even if she doesn't like beer the way I like beer, haha.

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  23. Looking lovely and it sounds like a great Mother-Daughter day :)

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  24. Aww sounds like a lovely mothers day - I did a similar thing with my mum , we had breaky, a massage, then went to a local trash and treasure market!

    xx www.christie86.blogspot.com

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  25. Aw this looks like such a nice day! Your mom and my mom have very similar hair, haha.

    I feel the same way about my mom - we're definitely more like friends now that I am older. She's the person I spend most of my time with, actually. I feel very lucky to have her! Even if she doesn't like beer the way I like beer, haha.

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  26. Sounds like you both had a lovely time together. I love the fact as we grow older we start seeing our parents as people and not just mum and dad. It makes the way you relate to them even better. The same goes for siblings!

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  27. I definitely love my relationship with my mom now that I'm an adult (not that it was ever bad, but like you say, there's a newfound appreciation). This looks like a wonderful mother's day, minus the children. I can't take children in general, horrible noisy things.

    And you know I'm with you on wearing outfits several days in a row!

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  28. I'm glad Lucy figured that one out. I'm always so interested when i see people taking blogger like photos.

    It sounds like you had an awesome mothers day. I totally know what you mean about all of a sudden the dynamic being real friends. My mom lives so far away but when we talk its different now and I really enjoy hanging out with her. Outside beer mom time must have been perfect.

    I always wear my favorite outfits a few days in a row and this dress is awesome so no wonder you didn't want to take it off.

    x

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