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In other news... I had a lovely weekend. How was yours?
I decided to take the weekend off from work. Time for fun! Saturday was a faaabulous (if exhausting!) day. The BF and I had lunch at Vapiano, a chain I used to frequent in DC. Their design-your-own salads, pizzas, pastas are delicious, and (FYI:) the individual "charge cards" makes it a GREAT place to go with groups. No splitting of the bill necessary!
I'm SO glad they opened up in NYC last year near Union Square! Not wanting to kill my apetite, I got a salad instead of their increeedible you-pick pastas. It ended up being really delicious, so I was happy.
|The "Petite" Insalata Mista|
He got a (vegetable!) pizza.
Then, I spent all afternoon walking around with my friend Becky. She and I love to wander the city, visit museums, and explore markets. Yesterday was an "explore markets" day.
Now that summer is upon us, the Hester Street Fair had its grand opening for the season. This is one outdoor market that we have not yet attended, so we were excited to try out some new vendors. So, from Union Square, we headed south to the Lower East Side to see what Hester had to offer.
It was packed. BEYOND packed. The location itself was a pretty small plot of land, so the vendors--food, knickknacks, jewelry, everything--were crammed together.
It was one loop, so we squeezed through the aisle, peeking at the offerings as we went. Everything looked and (/or) smelled incredible. A few select vendors, the ones selling real "meal" foods (rather than, say, chocolate) had incredibly long lines. Those lines didn't help the flow of traffic, but it was still fun and exciting to be there on the first day of the season.
We wove in and out, peeking at the jewelry, smelling the candles and "natural" soaps, and admiring the fine food selections:
It was so hot in the sun, crammed among all those people...
This was bound to happen. My eating-out, fair-going, weekend-indulgence treat: a "Classic" ice cream cookie sandwich.