A+ Weekend

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It was the best weekend I’ve had in a while.

SATURDAY

I was so excited for Saturday because I knew it was going to be a beautiful day. My roommate and I had a friend visiting from Philly for the day and we met him at Westville East for brunch. It’s a small, but cozy spot and they had all of the windows wide open to let the spring breeze blow through. I ordered hot dogs and fries and it felt like summer (I can’t remember the last time I had a hot dog and for me, hot dogs = barbecue = summer).

Since the weather was so gorgeous, I wanted to take advantage and spend most of the day outdoors. After brunch, we made a quick pit stop back at our apartment. I actually changed my clothes because I was too hot. I’d forgotten how to dress for nice weather. Darn you winter! After I changed into shorts and a tee, we walked over to our neighborhood park and found an empty bench to relax on. It was just so pleasant and I was one happy girl indeed.

When the sun was highest overhead, we strolled down into the East Village again to buy iced coffees from Fresco. Then we decided to pop back inside for a little bit of rest. We squeezed in one episode of Empire before we were out the door to meet a friend of mine from high school who was visiting from Baltimore. We walked to Koreatown, where we’d booked a karaoke room. We had so much fun selecting and singing some of our favorite songs. Four years ago, I would have never done karaoke because I was way too self-conscious. Now I’ve been several times over the years and I always have a great time. I’ll stick to private rooms with friends though- I don’t want to subject the general public to my caterwauling! It was still warm well into the night, so after karaoke we walked our tired voices back home and watched a bit more TV before bed.

SUNDAY

Around noon, I met my friend at Chelsea Market. We picked up some tacos from Los Tacos, which I had never tried before and which were pretty tasty. After that we strolled over to Fifth Avenue to do a little shopping. I had one return to make and I also wanted to pop into Sephora to take advantage of the Beauty Insider sale.

My friend had to head off mid-afternoon, but I decided to stay on Fifth Avenue and attempt to do a bit more shopping. I say attempt because all the stores were so busy/crowded. I tried for a bit, but I prefer to shop in a much calmer environment. On my way home, I stopped by Bedford Cheese Shop to pick up some bread and meats to snack on later.

It was a brief stop at home because soon I headed out again to meet up with another friend that was visiting from Boston. A few of us met up in Hell’s Kitchen and had drinks at a spot called Vynl. After our friend left to catch her bus, we all said our goodbyes and my roomie and I went back to our apartment. I spent the last few hours of the weekend prepping for the week ahead and doing my usual Sunday routine (a.k.a. painting my nails).

It was a wonderful, full weekend. What did you get up to this past weekend?