when I got home from work on Tuesday, I was in the mood to go for a walk. Billy and I set out to stroll around our neighborhood and swing by the grocery store on the way home for food to cook for dinner…but then this happened:
a tiny tapas restaurant that we pass everyday lured us in on the cool, damp night. the friendly bartender let us taste all the reds and we snacked on marcona almonds.
on Wednesday, I got an invite from a friend to be her guest at the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food Fall Gala. the NYCHSF “introduces plant-based foods and nutrition education in schools to educate the whole school community”. they are changing the way that schools feed children. such a great event. live music, passionate, enthusiastic hosts, silent and live auctions, catered by Candle 79, Pure Food and Wine, Stogo, etc. I enjoyed every minute. ate a lot. left with a goodie bag.
after work on Thursday, I needed to run an errand near Union Square. Billy decided to meet me and we rode our bikes down through Washington Square Park on the way to our favorite place for pho. it was a perfect fall night – my favorite weather.
if you follow me on Instagram (dorrybird), you might have seen that we stumbled upon a perfect place for a glass of wine – Wine Spot – which turned out to have live music & a flamenco dancer. this is NYC, people! rad things happening all around.
summer rolls + piping hot pho for dinner, followed by a 2ish-mile bike ride home.
this was an unexpected week of fun new experiences. I can fall into a habit of leave work, stop at grocery store, ride home, change clothes, sit on couch. sound familiar? I’ve blogged about this before. clearly there’s a cycle, but I’m leaning towards more spontaneity and less routine. it’s the cooler temps and red wine cravings!
we’ll see what next week has in store…
how was your week? any spontaneous acts to share?