You Are What You Eat

As promised, here’s a little synopsis on my wonderful long weekend: I went to NYC late Saturday night to visit the boyf and check out his new, humble abode. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, the food we ate was delish (minus the protein bar I ate in desperation Saturday night for dinner but we’ll pretend that didn’t happen…) and we burned quite a few cals with all the walking we did. Boy, did we walk. A LOT. Since Mike only has Monday’s off, I had Sunday somewhat to myself. It started off with a nice workout, included a grand tour of 30 Rock followed by a little shopping and ended with watching the sunset on his terrace. Rough life, huh?  

Monday was just plain romantic. I’m sorry. I’m not the sappy type but walking through the quaint streets of Soho and Chelsea hand-in-hand is pretty damn cute if you ask me.

After a quick cardio workout, Mike and I headed to Cafeteria for brunch, which is where he proudly declared that they had filmed an episode of Sex & The City. Isn’t he the greatest? I love their slogan, “You are what you eat.” So true. Anyway, it was around noon so we went for the “unch” part of brunch, both choosing the California Cobb Salad with grilled chicken. I got mine without the bacon or blue cheese, of course. Between the outdoor seating, big mug of coffee and healthy dish, I was in heaven. Oh, and I guess my company made it all the better…

We then wandered our way over to one of my favorite places in New York, Chelsea Market, before strolling the High Line. On a whim, we decided to pay tribute to the recent passing of 9/11’s 10th anniversary by heading over to see the Freedom Tower’s progress. The crowded streets and high security was enough to put me on edge so we quickly made our way toward the ever so lovely South Street Seaport, where we enjoyed happy hour (yes, Mike is drinking a Miami Vice…he’s a keeper, huh?) and an early dinner at Pacific Grill. We had worked up QUITE the appetite!

I ordered the Black & White Sesame Coated Yellow Pink Ahi Tuna, which was served over mixed greens, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes and hard boiled egg with asian ginger soy dressing. It was divine. Mike went with his typical cheeseburger. Before I knew it, it was time for me to hop on Metro North. I made my way back home, catching the train with Emily after she got out of work, which was fun, then shortly after getting off the train made the drive back to school. Back to reality! It was such a great weekend and I cannot wait to go back the city. Luckily, with the bf now located there, I can go whenever my heart desires. Yay!

Sprinkled with Love,
Lauren

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One Comment to “You Are What You Eat”

  1. Looks like a great day with some great eats! jealous!

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