Today I loved the city. It started with brunch in the West Village at EXTRA VIRGIN with Roomie Trois. The West Village is home to the most coveted real estate in the city, as it is as charming as charming gets. Tree lined sidewalks, darling brownstones, and hip little bistros and shops on every corner. I adore it and love that it's walking distance from my apartment. Roomie and I were thankfully seated indoors but at a huge window facing the street so we could people watch. Gorgeous and effortless chic women and well-dressed older couples littered the streets, and I hoped to catch a glimpse of a favorite celebrity, as many of them live in the area. I didn't see anyone famous (this time), but Roomie Trois and I had a fabulous brunch, and I absolutely adore her and am glad I've found a friend in the apartment.
After brunch I ran to Chase and Whole Foods and then back home to escape the heat and humidity. After a long afternoon nap (in the A/C!), I woke up and decided eating in would be a good idea after 2 rich brunches in a row. I whipped up a green smoothie and heated a frozen Amy's burrito (okay, so I didn't really cook) and relaxed. Around 8:45 I found myself itching to get outside once again before it got super dark outside. I threw on a tank dress and ran out the door only to realize that the winds had shifted, and it was lovely and COOL and breezy and not humid at ALL outside. What a pleasant surprise! Despite being a little chilly, I wandered down to the Chelsea Market, crossed over into the Meatpacking District, and made my way back to the apartment. I adore my neighborhood and the fact that I can walk so easily to all these great areas. As I walked I couldn't help but smile. Do I really live here? Is it too good to be true? Despite the gross shower and dealing with multiple roommates with cleanliness standards a bit subpar to mine and wondering how on earth I'm going to cook in a kitchen with no counter space and no saucepan in sight, I'm still happy to be here. This is city love.
Hope you all had a beautiful weekend. Lots and lots love from moi to you.