I love long weekends! This weekend I had no formal plans, but it easily got packed to the brim as each day went on. That’s not to say I didn’t have my fair share of sleeping in and enjoying some quality couch time.
Then we went to see The Vow.
It was actually better than I anticipated. And sadder than I anticipated. But overall, I liked it!
Saturday morning, I got up and decided to start my day with a Refine Workout!
Little did I know, it was going to be a packed house with bloggers galore! Dori, Mizz Fit, and Missy were there! And some readers too! It was a great class, Brynn whipped us into shape! I love the new studio and as soon as I take pictures, I will do a formal review.
After Refine, we went shopping. I needed a dress for a wedding next weekend. It’s black tie optional, so I asked Ashley what exactly that meant. She, of course, knew exactly what it meant and even put the definition into locational context. Basically, black tie optional means you can wear a gown (or long dress) or a cocktail dress that is on the dressier side and typically made of a nicer fabric. Since this is a southern wedding, it bright colors are okay.
I went to Fifth between 14th and 23rd, which is one of my favorite shopping hoods. I tried J Crew, Black House White Market and BCBG Max Azaria. I found a really cute dress at BCBG,but it was a bit too fancy for this wedding. Surprisingly, I had the most luck at Banana Republic. They have a formal section with some great options. My two favorites ended up being:
I ended up with the first one because it was Frank’s favorite and it didn’t require alterations. It was also a great deal. It was 25% off the sale price, so it was $100 (originally $225). Hopefully, it fits the bill.
Saturday night we had a birthday party to attend at Otto
On Sunday, we eagerly anticipated brunch at Maialino. It’s definitely our favorite spot right now! I don’t think words are really necessary to describe how yummy this meal was:
Next up: Stick Fly
It was quite good. Stick Fly takes place on Martha’s Vineyard. It looks at an African American family that is changing as the sons’ grow up and follow their own paths. It’s definitely a racially charged show with quick dialogue and lots of laughs. I loved the set and the way the music helped the transition between scenes. I was glad I got to see it before it closes at the end of the month!
The night ended with dinner with friends at Bond St. Lounge
I was really looking forward to trying this restaurant and it’s been forever since I have had sushi, so the long weekend was the perfect opportunity to check it out.
To sum up our thoughts: food was great, service was deplorable. I can’t imagine going back because it’s so expensive that you might was well go to Nobu where the service is competent (and sober).
The tuna avocado tartare was delicious and the potato chips were the perfect crunchy compliment.
The chardonnay was great, all two bottles.
Lots of sushi! I liked the salmon avocado was my favorite.
Red snapper tacos.
And the spicy shrimp, our favorite!
All and all a good night!
I think I’ve blabbed enough! I’ll talk about my long run and announce the Athleta winner tomorrow morning!