Let’s catch up!
The hubs surprised me Friday night with a homemade Funfetti Birthday Cake!
“What happens when you let an architect make a cake.” LOL. It was even better than I imagined. Perfect surprise!
Woke up Saturday eager to RUN!!! And I was excited my girlfriend Lauren was able to join me for early morning miles to start the day! She’s training for her first marathon this summer, so it was just the beginning of her training. I’m so excited for her and was happy to join her.
I wrapped up 11 easy, paced miles to end the week with 32 miles!!!! Recovered with a green smooth [Silk Chocolate Milk. Spinach. Half a banana. 2 teaspoons PB2. 1 TB spoon chia seeds] and some stretching and rolling.
To start my birthday weekend off… the hubs and I ventured into the city for brunch (my favorite meal of the day at Parc in Rittenhouse Square). Have you been? I highly recommend making a reservation to get out there over the spring. They have gorgeous window seats that you can people watch and take in the sights for hours. We literally felt like we were in Europe.
And of course….
The bread basket and pastry basket is enough to make you SCREAM for more. My favorite bread was the raisin/walnut. The hubs liked the baguette (when in France). Out of the pastries my favorite was the chocolate croissant, his was the vanilla creme puffs, and well anything dipped in that raspberry sauce. And of course a delicious cappuccino.
Hers: Croque Madame + mixed greens
His: Eggs Benedict + roasted potatoes
Shared: Pommes Frittes
The eggs were perfect prepared on both dishes, and the ham on both made them just savory enough for the perfect brunch items. We savored each bite and lingered over the views.
We then did some shopping on Walnut Street, and ventured around Rittenhouse Square.
Unfortunately the sun didn’t stay out so we made a quick trip to Pamcakes Bakery for cupcakes to go!
Eat Cake for Breakfast.
Day light Savings had us up earlier than expected so we made an impromptu trip to King of Prussia Mall for some shopping!
I got spoiled with a new pair of sunglasses as an early birthday present and we even had lunch at Shake Shack! Does it get any better?
[The new chicken sandwich is dynamite…. crispy chicken + lettuce + pickles + herb mayo]
We spent the afternoon relaxing. I finally watched Cinderella and really enjoyed the new version of the classic. And the hubs surprised me with a scavenger hunt of birthday gift. I’m truly blessed.
One of my gifts was this Nespresso VertuoLine + Frothier!!! The most perfect cup of cappuccino!
Since this weekend was all about the eats, we ended it with dinner at El Vez, one of my favorite Mexican spots with the best guacamole, with my best!
Pictured: El Vez Margarita + Taco Platter (Clockwise from top: Beef, Sea Bass, Chicken, Mahi, Carnaitas (middle)) — The absolute perfect pairing to try everything. Not pictured… ALL the Guacamole!
It was a great weekend of celebrating the end of a year and preparing for the start of a new one!
Obviously I was glad I got in a run this weekend with all these delicious eats. How was your weekend? Best thing you ate?