I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend. I spent mine relaxing at a mansion on the UES. No big deal. :) But really, I was house/dog sitting for some family friends, which was a welcome break from my small apartment.
Here is a round-up of what I did this weekend:
Spent a lot of time with my new boyfriend, Sam. Some of his favorite activities include rolling in the grass in Central Park, licking the kitchen floor while I cook, (??) watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and eating sticks. Turns out we have a lot in common!
Coconut-breaded fish tacos (round 2) for a girls night in on Friday. We made them with Talapia instead of Mahi-Mahi this time. Much lighter, but just as good!
Stumbled across Shake Shack on the Upper East Side. The line out the door made it easy for me to resist this time, but I’ll have to try hard to stay away this week. It’s on 86th Street and Lexington if you’re in the area, and hungry for the best burger ever.
Explored 2 beautiful gourmet grocery stores. The first image is from Butterfield Market on 78th and Lexington. The second is from Eli’s on 3rd ave and 80th St. (more to come on Eli’s later this week!) My favorite thing about the Upper East side is the upscale food markets. There really isn’t any other neighborhood in Mahattan that has such beautiful grocery stores full of so many artisan foods and beautiful produce.
All in all, a pretty good weekend. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a trip to the Martha Stewart Pie and Tart Pop-up at Little Owl – The Venue in the West Village! The pop-up was promoting Martha’s new book Martha Stewart’s New Pies and Tarts and it looked absolutely amazing! Check out the pictures over at Martha’s Blog.
How was your weekend?