*a good run. i needed to enjoy a run this week, and this beauty of a morning gave me a great one.
i felt a bit stiff/sore in the beginning, but managed to work out the kinks halfway through. it couldn’t have been more perfect weather for a 6am run. i actually felt the best in the last 2 miles, which was a nice little pick-me-up, and i was happy with these splits.
*catching up with a good friend & NYC Restaurant Week. i had dinner on Tuesday night with one of the first really good friends i made when i moved to NYC, and even though we don’t see each other as often as we used to when we worked together/went out all the time/bonded over our love for indie music and movies, catching up with him is always a treat and it’s like no time has passed.
we went to two new-to-me and really great places:
The Other Room in the West Village — suuuuuch a cool, intimate little wine/beer bar on Perry St, almost to the river. i had no idea this place even existed and i really dug the dark, cavernous vibe — and the rose i had was awesome. i’d def return here.
we then walked the block over to Spasso, a restaurant i’ve walked past a gazillion times and wanted to try. thankfully, i was not at alllll disappointed! we participated in NYC’s Restaurant Week menu, where you choose a first course, a main entree, and a dessert option (and add your own martinis, of course — one dirty, one twist — any guesses which was mine?).
the only pic i managed to snap was of my summer salad (please note the dirty martini and plate of shishito peppers creeping in the background, as they were key players, too), which was amazing, and followed by a grilled fluke entree and finally gelato. it was all amazing and i was super impressed and would definitely go back here. perfect night.
*proof that i belong on an island. okay, so it’s not exactly tropical, but Nantucket will do. apparently i have a street there waiting for me?
anyhoo, a friend who has this amazing gig where he lives in Rhode Island and sails boats and whatnot for a living (suuuuper rough life) is currently in Nantucket and sent me this Hussey life pic this am…along with these envy-inducers, to remind me of where i COULD have been right now had i chosen to take a week off.
*travel. next stop, in the beginning of September:
just can’t get enough of Texas this year — San Antonio in May, and now i’m headed to Dallas in a month (just booked my flight 5 mins ago, woot!) to visit my lovely cousin and celebrate her engagement! suuuuuper duper excited for this trip and cannot waiiiittttt to spend a weekend with T. LOVEYOU! ❤
Tell me something good about your week!
Any fun cities on your travel radar?