Monday, March 21, 2016

weekend shenanigans

^^^strolling down 12th South^^^

It's the first day of spring and I'm struggling to pull myself out of the doldrums.

I woke up late this morning, as per usual but decided not to rush my getting ready routine. So I pampered myself with argan oil, divine body butter, marrakesh oil and whatever else I wanted slather my body in. When I looked at the clock, I almost panicked because I didn't realize how late it was. Lucky for me, it was a sunny (albeit chilly) morning and traffic was not too congested as I drove to work. I definitely needed that time to decompress before beginning what will likely be another crazy work week. Talk about bananas.

^^^blossoms in Centennial Park^^^

Last week, a very good friend of mine was visiting and we planned to meet up for a day of sightseeing and eating good food. I know I've been living in Nashville for almost 2.5 years but I still feel a little displaced at times, so this felt almost serendipitous to me. I could not only show off what I do know about my semi new hometown but also go exploring as well. Win, win am I right?

^^^iced coffee from Pinewood Social^^^

^^^fried broccoli from Pinewood Social^^^

We had a whirlwind of a day. We met closer to noon and ate lunch at Pinewood Social. We also took a stroll through Centennial Park and visited the Parthenon replica that was featured in the first Percy Jackson movie. We were both kind of excited as we tried to figure out where the actors may have done their scenes. Ha. It was so much fun. Afterwards we visited Jeni's Ice Cream and Frothy Monkey (for the 2nd time that day) for a bit, then we walked down 12 South some more, stopped by the Cupcake ATM at Sprinkles and then chilled at a Starbucks closer to my neighborhood before I had to bring her to the airport.

^^^The Parthenon in Centennial Park^^^

^^^inside the Parthenon #1^^^

^^^inside the Parthenon #2^^^

^^^more flowers from Centennial Park^^^

It was a really great day. Unfortunately my husband got sick on Thursday so a few of my plans had to be scrapped so he could rest and relax. The rest of the weekend was pretty low-key since the hubs was (is) still healing. All in all, it was good weekend. Here's hoping the upcoming one is even better.

^^^Jeni's Ice Cream^^^

^^^Decor at Jeni's^^^

^^^12th South stroll^^^

^^^addicted to iced coffee (especially from Frothy Monkey)^^^