February 16, 2015

Winter Weekends

We used to spend our winter weekends holed up inside eating crappy food and bored out of our minds.  I'm so happy we've figured out how to embrace the winter.  Skiing, snowboarding, sledding, checking out new museums, hot chocolate walks, move marathons - those are all common weekend events for us now.  Don't get me wrong, I still love weekends with the couch, but not as often.  Life must be lived friends.

This weekend was pretty perfect.  Friday night, we worked on some creative projects.  I started to change a few things on the blog and helped J with a project he's been working on.  

Saturday, we woke up slowly and had some quiet reading time.  We left the house when we started to get hungry and headed into the city.  The restaurant, good, is quickly becoming one of my favorite places to brunch.  We had a goat cheese asparagus egg scramble and cream cheese stuffed french toast with bananas and some brunch punch on the side.

We lingered for a few extra cups of coffee and good conversation.  We spent a few hours walking in and out of shops in the village.  We enjoyed a few beers at one of our favorite dives and then grabbed a few slices at John's Pizza on Bleecker.  The snow was falling and it was the most beautiful evening in the city.  We finished up our day of eating and strolling with donuts at Chelsea Market and walked our way back to the bus terminal.  My fitbit and my stomach were incredibly happy.

Sunday morning, the wind chill was in the negatives.  Taking the dogs out sucks so bad when it's that cold.  Justin put on his favorite cold weather accessories and Lola made me carry her inside my jacket.  There was some yoga and then some Cinnamon Rolls.

We bundled up and got in the car and headed to Queens to check out the Queens Museum with a few friends.  The New York Panorama is pretty amazing.  We spent over an hour just walking around and taking it all in.  It was awesome to check something off our NYC Bucket List.  It is one giant room with a scaled model of New York City.  1 inch = 100 feet.  It was originally created in the 1960's for the World Fair, but they've been working at updating it little by little.  

After the museum, we spent a few hours at Singlecut Brewery playing board games and drinking some good beer.  We skipped our grocery store errands and came home to spend the evening with Netflix and the dogs wishing we had President's Day off of work.

Happy Monday.  I hope you all got a 3 day weekend.


  1. I think embracing winter instead of constantly shutting yourself inside is a wonderful idea. It made me think of how much time I spend inside during these months where I could instead be trying new things. I may have to take a leaf out of your book.

  2. I need to learn a few things from you guys because winter has me never wanting to leave the house! Your brunch looks so good and John's of Bleecker is our favorite pizza place when we go to New York- I'm hungry just thinking about it.

  3. I absolutely love that first picture. It seems to capture NYC winter at its best. Also, that brunch looks incredible. My goodness.

  4. We always get out and about in winter but I never want to. Especially when the windchill is in the negatives.

    I laughed like a hyena at Justin's beard when I saw it on Instagram.

  5. Already looking forward to next weekend--that picture sums it up.

  6. NYC offers so much more to do in the winter than being trapped in the burbs. Even when it snows a lot there are still things to do here. Brunch is always a good choice!

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