As I posted on Saturday afternoon, I was having a great day and I am happy to report that the good day turned into a good night. Saturday night, I headed out to The Grey Dog with a friend, a trendy spot in Chelsea that Alec Baldwin frequents. For dinner, I feasted on a tossed baby greens salad and a veggie burger sandwich on rye. Very tasty. After dinner we headed to The High Line but were disappointed to find out that it now closes at 5PM due to damages cause by Super Storm Sandy. Instead of walking along The High Line, we decided to wander through The Chelsea Market, it was so lovely and reminded me of a really upscale Pike Place Market, that I recently visited. After the stroll through the market we walked back to the subway and parted ways…I was home by 9 and promptly started my new book.
Sunday, I woke up planning to go for a run but was feeling extremely tired and decided that my body was craving to be stretched so I popped on a quick 20 minute yoga video then prepared for my day. First, I went to Hillsong Church, which my grandmother had encouraged me to check out. I had no clue what to expect but had never experienced any church service like it! Wow. It took place in a huge transformed bar and there was a lineup down the block to get in!! Immediately upon entering I met really friendly people who were giving me great advice on living in the city and eventually sat down beside two girls who became fast friends. The service itself was energetic, passionate and fun. After the service, the two girls I was sitting beside invited me to brunch so we headed down the block to Friend of a Farmer, the quintessential brunch spot with a crowd that clearly agreed.
I had to leave brunch early to go to another lululemon event at Circuit of Change, Mindbody Bootcamp. Yet again, I had no clue what the event would entail but thought I would give it a try. This was an intense workout; it was a total fusion of power flow yoga, Zumba and kick boxing. We were led by Brian Delmonico, who is a ball of energy and charisma; he made the sweaty workout seem effortless and encouraged the class with smiles and a killer playlist. Brian is definitely someone to watch, as he could be the next face of fitness. This workout will leave you sweaty, exhausted but also calm, strong and proud of yourself.
After the bootcamp and a group goal setting session, I headed to Irving Farm for coffee with the beautiful and talented Bren Bauer. She shared her experience as a female entrepreneur in New York and we discussed interior design, textiles and our art practices. Very artistically stimulation.
After coffee with Bren, it was dinner time so I grabbed a falafel from a food cart, grabbed the subway home, showered and changed into my sweats for a relaxed night before a big week ahead.
So, that’s what’s Marvellous in MY Monday, how is yours? Any weekend highlights? Are you familiar with MindBody Bootcamp? If so, what did you think?
Here’s the a fantastic week!