Early morning yoga, followed by lunch with Greg (aka Greg of the Waffles) at The Adore. Serene, quiet, and full of sunlight. If yoga didn’t already put me in such a fantastic mood, then the setting of this restaurant surely would have.
We parted post-lunch, and I went uptown to jazz dance the afternoon away. The dance studio is coincidentally located quite close to Bouchon Bakery. I swear, that pecan sticky bun called my name from afar.
Later that evening, I met Robyn and Jessica for dinner at the St Mark’s Grand Sichuan. We shared a few dishes, making sure to save plenty of room for the dessert to come. First, dumplings in red chili oil.
…Chong Qing dry and spicy chicken. Make sure to read Robyn’s Serious Eats New York post on this dish here.
…and madelines! You simply have no idea how much I lovelovelove madelines.
As Jess and I devoured the sweets and savouries, we soon realized that the remaining half of our party had simply disappeared. Where to? It wasn’t hard to find them – all we had to do we peek through the windows ^_^
Robyn had gone to the Brooklyn Flea Market earlier on in the day and returned with exceptionally delicious gifts from Mitzy, including a stash of her signature macarons…
We ate, and ate. Until we could eat no more. And then we paused.
And then Jess and I went out dancing.
It was a pretty good Saturday to say the least
On another matter, I still can’t seem to get those song lyrics out of my head…
“Is that all there is, is that all there is.
If that’s all there is my friends, then let’s keep dancing.
Let’s break out the booze and have a ball.
If that’s all there is.”
For the better, perhaps? Keeping it on repeat throughout the day induces a sort of calm, why not, why not, just chill sensibility.
Happy Tuesday night / Wednesday morning
Welcome back home Darien!!