I got my wish! This past weekend was nice and balanced, just like the one before it. I had a good mix of staying in with yummy takeout as well as a fun day/night out on the town. Can we make it a threepeat?!
On Saturday, Albert had his fantasy football draft, which meant a full day of partying with the boys. Even though they had a 5 hour open bar ahead of them, two of the guys wanted to stop by our apartment first to bring over wedding presents. Albert asked if I would throw together a last minute brunch, and I happily obliged. I realized this was my first time hosting a brunch, and it felt like SUCH a New York experience. I went downstairs to our local spot to pick up fresh bagels and a variety of cream cheeses and whitefish salad. Then I quickly cooked some bacon in the oven and threw together a fruit salad. Mimosas rounded everything out. It was pretty much just assembling things, but it looked pretty and for some reason just felt like the NYC thing to do.
One of the coolest things about Manhattan in August is Summer Streets. A huge stretch of Park Avenue is shut down between 7 AM and 1 PM every Saturday of the month. You can bike, runs, or stroll right down the middle of the street. Not only is it great to get active, it feels oddly liberating. I managed to squeeze in a 3.25 mile run just before they opened the streets back up to traffic, and it was a great way to get energized before meeting friends for rooftop drinks.
We had zero plans on Sunday, but by 1 PM Albert was antsy to get out of the house so I threw on a bathing suit and we ran to Whole Foods to pick up snackies before spending 2.5 hours in Central Park. I hadn’t been in a couple months (a long time for me) and it was so nice to just relax on the grass with a good book. It was still a lazy Sunday, but it was a lazy Sunday in a gorgeous setting.