Sunday, April 28, 2013

Goings on

I've decided to ignore the fact that it's the end of April but as cold as November, and have been busy focusing on what's good—lots more hours of (shivery) daylight! So while I haven't been checking in here much lately, I have been:

Casa La Femme Belly Dancer |  Goings on |  *sparklingly [http://www.sparklingly.blogspot.com]
{ Belly dancer at Casa La Femme  |  NYC  |  April 2013 }

+ Enjoying dinner at Casa La Femme, a ridiculously sensual Egyptian restaurant in the far West Village where R took me for a surprise mid-week date. Cleopatra would totally be at home here among the drippings of gold and silk. Note: the meal was just fine, but not nearly as delightful as the ambiance of this restaurant. It was a brisk 60 degrees with a breeze coming off of the Hudson when we dined here, but the restaurant had its floor-to-ceiling windows/doors thrown open to embrace the briskness of the evening.

+ Going to opening day of the Fulton Stall Market, even though there weren't many vendors and it was a little bleak, still felt nice to support the market!

+ Enjoying another meal at cozy Balaboosta, this time dinner. Just as lovely!

+ Spreading pastel blankets on sunny spots of grass in Hudson River Park, watching the boats go by and thumbing through the latest NYT Magazines.

+ Satisfying random cravings for bibimbap at Do Hwa.

+ Meeting R for an impromptu picnic (the first of the season!) after work on the East River Waterfront Esplanade. Gorgeous river / skyline views, lots of planes crisscrossing the puffy clouds above, and a splashy apricot sunset enjoyed while feasting on a salmon risotto

+ Pitter-pattering around the city on foot on the weekend, discovering sidewalk messages that make me smile:

Circle of Happiness | Goings on |  *sparklingly [http://www.sparklingly.blogspot.com]
{ 10th Avenue Happiness Here Circle  |  NYC  |  April 2013 }

2 comments :

  1. Re: casa le femme... my kind of place where you are essentially invited to lounge :) and love the surprise and spontaneous excursions! Reminds me I need to allow for more moments like that!

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    1. It was a good reminder for me, too! Surprises big or small——such a great way to turn a day around or make it infinitely better! :)

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