FRIDAY: I had a day off of work so I met my friend for dinner at a local Greek restaurant.
Grape leaves & some red wine
SPANAKOPITA (Spinach Pie)
Lamb Gyro Platter
After we went for some coffee and ice cream at Dunkin Donuts.
My newest drink is an iced decaf hazelnut swirl coffee. So good!
I tried their Caramel Macchiato Ice Cream. Delicious!- (Google Images)
This was a nice little catch up time with my best friend Jenny. She’s getting married in less than 2 weeks. And we had much to discuss. Her fiancé joined us at Dunkin’ Donuts which was a nice well rounded night out before I get to witness their BIG DAY, as her maid of honor.
SATURDAY: I went out to the outlets upstate with some family and we shopped til we dropped! Literally.
I caught some good sales! I needed some nice summer outfits for work- I got some really great stuff!
*Stay Tuned for a Clothing Haul!
SUNDAY: I met up with my Best Friend Roe and her cousin for brunch to celebrate her birthday and her wedding. She had gotten me this voucher to a place in the city called Vandal, so we just decided to make it one big all inclusive celebration.
The ambience was very cool, covered in street art inspired walls.
Seriously wanted to hide this lamp in my purse and take it home.
We really treated ourselves that day. We just got a whole bunch of dishes to share. And topped it all off with a pitcher of Sangria.
Left to Right: Sangria, House Salad, Coffee Pancakes, Polenta w/ Scrambled Eggs, Frittata, and Chicken and Waffle Mac & Cheese. Everything was served in pretty small proportions and it was definitely a splurge but, it was all really delicious and we got to sample a lot of different things. You know what they say…sharing is caring. 😉
After we relaxed our stomachs a bit, we walked our food off and ventured toward Black Tap.
We got three different crazy shakes to share.
Left to Right: The Cookie Shake, Brooklyn Blackout, Bam Bam.
I know they look super intimidating, but honestly under all that fluff and decoration on top, it’s just a simple small shake. We shared and even ended up leaving some behind, because we were all so stuffed. But these were definitely delicious!
MONDAY: My brother and sister in law hosted their first BBQ. If I tell you how much food they had, it’d put the rest of my food filled weekend to shame.
To support the day I rocked a blue and white striped- off the shoulder top, a navy knit cardigan over top, some high-waisted acid washed jeans that I cuffed up at the ankle, and some black tie up flats. I kept my makeup simple with just a bold red lip and for hair- my go to messy bun. ❤
Corn Soufflé and Empanadas.
The picture on the right is a Berry Crumble which I made….you pair it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. So good!
I had such a great long weekend, filled with great company and great food. There’s no other way I would have liked to spend it. And I don’t get to go out and splurge often, so it was all a great time.
Thank you to all those who fought for our country. Your bravery is what allows us the freedom to be able to celebrate our own lives. I pray for your loved ones, that they can find comfort in your heroism, and I pray for your eternal life at peace. ❤
*All photos (with the exception of the dunkin donuts ice cream photo) are my own.*