My week in 5s:
5 restaurants/bars (it’s been a busy week!)
*Lupa, one of Mario Batali’s restaurants, which is an adorably quaint little gem tucked away in Greenwich Village. i went on Monday for the first time when my friend was in town, because his friend works there, and it was really cute.
*Circus Cafe in Saratoga, NY. i’m such a fan of this spot and usually end up there when i’m in Saratoga. it has a cool old Victorian circus vibe, and i really like their menu selections.
*Eatery in Hell’s Kitchen. this is one of my semi-regular spots, especially for brunch. can never go wrong here. i had their fish tacos for the first time this week, and they were really good.
*Flute champagne bar in Midtown. why don’t i go here more often?? i need to make this place a regular occurrence in my life. the funny thing is that i lived in the apartment building directly above it for a month when i first moved to NYC, and yet i never go here. it’s a wonderfully charming little champagne and jazz bar tucked away underground that provides the ideal ambiance for a cozy little date.
*Bea. this is pretty much my favorite spot, and definitely my go-to for good food and cocktails. i’m either biased or fortunate or both, because it’s actually on my street and requires very little effort to get to…but i think it’s second-to-none for the sort of atmosphere it offers, and i love everything about this charming spot.
5 things that made me happy
*flowers. because my apartment is a much happier place when Gerbera daisies greet me.
*sunsets from train rides. i’m headed back upstate tonight and am really loving my summer train rides along the river.
*a green dress. i’m going to one of my close friends’ weddings tomorrow in Saratoga (can’t get enough of that city lately!), and i had my heart set on wearing green, for some reason. i found a dress i think i love so i’m hoping it all comes together as well as it is in my head. 🙂
*reading. i’m almost done with my current book and it reminds me how much i love to read and need to have that consistently in my life. i spend too much time on my phone & computer and need more quiet time with books.
*making things. when i was younger, i was a huge fan of making friendship bracelets, so i recently decided to get back into that. having a crafty project of any kind makes my life a little more fulfilling, and i’m stoked to make some for my friends! here’s to being 12 again!
5 things i’m eating/drinking
*avocado. guac, salads, anytime, anywhere…i can’t stop.
*mangoes. i’m on a definite kick.
*fish tacos. on a menu = i have to have them.
*La Croix sparkling water. peach pear & cran-raspberry have been my go-to drinks lately.
*NOT SWEETS. okay so that’s technically not a 5th bullet BUT i’m totally staying away from chocolates/sweets/goodies lately and feeling really good about this.
5 things for which i’m feeling thankful
*great conversations that remind you of the importance of filling your life with genuine people.
*the fact that i’m not very girlie. funny, i know, but riding my bike and running in the pouring rain several times this week made me so happy, and i couldn’t care less about going to work/out with wet hair.
*having friends all around the country/world. i love having people to visit in other places.
*my job. it’s far from my ideal situation, but it affords me the chance to live in this amazing city and fills my days with great people, and i should be more grateful for that. all things are temporary, so who knows what comes next, but this is where i am right now…and i could be more positive about it.
*full weekends! i’ve had something fun every weekend so far this summer and am stoked for the upcoming 3 as well. 🙂
happy Friday, loves!
Tell me something fabulous from your week, that you did or ate or for which you’re thankful!
Who can i come visit next?! i need another long weekend trip to a fun city!