For a relaxing Saturday, I sure did manage to cram a lot in. The morning activities were healthy – running a 10K, a yoga practice and a visit to see a yoga friend who is a chiropractor/acupuncturist for some work on my back. The afternoon/evening activities were a little more indulgent!
Brandon and I had one of those rare Saturday afternoons with nothing planned. Since it was gray and cool outside, we decided to take a trip to Amelie’s.
Amelie’s is an independently owned coffee shop/cafe with incredible pastries and a fun, diverse clientele. It’s open 24 hours a day/7 days a week/365 days a year…and always slammed.
Brandon ordered a slice of strawberries and cream cake and I had a pumpkin cream cheese muffin. It pretty much tasted like a pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting on the inside. We also ordered a pot of French press.
It was nice to hang out and chat. We brought our Scrabble game but ended up just talking the whole time. I know this sounds nerdy but it felt like such a treat to have a relaxed afternoon date.
We swung by the grocery on the way home to pick up the ingredients to make chicken chili. It was our first soup/chili dinner of the season. I had a bowl of chicken chili with a salad. I love this chicken chili recipe because it doesn’t include any cream. It’s thickened with bean puree. It’s healthy but hearty.
After dinner I left Brandon on the couch with football and headed Uptown to celebrate Nicole’s bachelorette!
Kelly was kind to host the pre-party and let a group of 12 girls invade her apartment. She provided apps and cocktails. I had a grapefruit/vodka martini with a salted rim. Refreshing!
Unfortunately, I didn’t take part in the matching t-shirt fun (read about the shirts and the story behind them here) because I was lame and didn’t hit the bars with the group. I teach a hot yoga class at 9:15 on Sunday mornings and it tends to limit my Saturday evening activities – I try to be in bed by midnight. It seems that missed out on a pretty memorable night out though!
My amazing friends took me to New York City for my bachelorette trip. Thankfully, they didn’t make me dress up but it does sound like fun! I hear that Nicole and the group got a lot of attention last night in their matching shirts.
Married ladies, did your friends dress you up for your bachelorette? Single ladies, have you been part of a group dress up for a bachelorette party?