Posts tagged ‘Cafeteria’

April 8, 2013

Spring Has Sprung

Price Pritchett (who the hell is he? I couldn’t tell you!) once said, “Change always comes bearing gifts.” That’s why I adore spring. After months of brisk, blustery weather and corresponding drab ensembles, I welcome the turn in temps. I mean, I’ve been in heaven en route to work each day, sporting my sunnies, boat shoes and pastels, soaking up that vitamin D and taking a whiff of cheerful, potted daffodils. I feel like I’ve been a grinning goon, but luckily I’m not alone. The city is buzzing! This weekend I embraced the gifts change has already given me, alongside the exciting “presents” that await in my near future. Let’s just say they include a two bedroom with two baths, a gorgeous kitchen that will be sure to store any appliance my heart desires (wish list: juicer) and a walk-in closet Carrie Bradshaw would approve of. Granted, it will showcase my sneaker collection…not Loubs. Eeeee!

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No dotted lines have been signed just yet but I’m glad to say that after Saturday, we’re one step closer to a big move. Yes, it’s a bit depressing to think my city slicker days are already coming to an end. I’ve caught myself sulking as I savor every last Manhattan sunset and even wandering through yucky Times Square during prime tourist rush. A girl’s afternoon full of mani/pedis, shopping and lunch at Cafeteria with my gal pal, Allie, today further made me realize my love for the convenience and excitement NYC provides with its endless opportunities for all things fun. But after getting a taste of a different gorgeous view full of seagulls, sailboats and even a distant city skyline, I have a different outlook on what’s next. All-you-can-eat sushi just minutes away? That’s going to be dangerous. Stamford’s new Chelsea Piers outfitted with a FlyWheel, women’s hockey and lacrosse pick-up games, alongside tennis courts, gym, etc.? Holy heaven. Oh, and a Zara without New York State tax? Welp, see you never, paycheck. So yeah, things were put into perspective this weekend, to say the least. The city isn’t going anywhere…I’ll still be here Monday through Friday for work! Plus, did I mention some of my closest people are in that area? That may be the greatest gift of them all.
What are your thoughts on change?

Sprinkled with Love,
Lauren

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September 22, 2011

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