Every single time I drive into the city at night, I get butterflies in my stomach when I see this….
The crowded streets, the festival of lights, the idea of opportunity – it’s surreal. I feel like I just belong.
I’ve been taking advantage of the fact that Trader Joe’s is a short 5 minute drive from my apartment but I always forget that little fact when I’m actually shopping. My history with shopping there is to get as much as I possibly can because it has always been an ordeal to make the hour long trip, but now I need to remember I can scale it down knowing I can run in anytime. This is going to take some time.
Speaking of Trader Joe’s, have you had their sushi? I’ve heard it was pretty good for supermarket quality, but of course, being the sushi snob that I am, I was skeptical. Turns out Trader Joe’s does one more thing right, as if they haven’t done enough already.
And since I can’t seem to get off the subject of grocery shopping today, Whole Foods is another one of those places I need to watch myself. I walked in yesterday for vitamins and of course walked out with a small gathering of unneeded items, including this delicious vegan chocolate cookie.
I had the wonderful opportunity of befriending yet another incredible blogger in the city. Katie and I have been connecting via blogsphere for awhile and we finally came together in real life over a lunch date at Julius Meinl.
Conversing with a new friend over a good meal is my idea of a good time always. I’ve been to Julius Meinl once before for coffee, but was thrilled to try their lunch menu. I ordered the quinoa salad with beets and walnuts and an open-faced smoke salmon sandwich. Delicious!
This weekend is filled with work of course, but also a few fun fitness related events including my first RPM teaching tomorrow morning. It’s been weeks since I’ve taught and I’m starting to go through spin withdraw.
What are your weekend plans?