You know how often a weekend of travel leaves you feeling like you need another weekend?
Not this weekend. I’m flying back to NYC today feeling rested, refreshed and ready for the crazy week ahead.
I flew into Atlanta on Friday morning to spend the weekend with one of my dear friends Whitney. I love this lady to pieces and not only is she so much fun but she’s so wise and is one of those people that makes you want to live more presently, love people better, and soak up all the little things in life. I just love her.
On Friday when she picked me up we made a Trader Joe’s run and then started getting ready for the Halloween party we were going to in Newnan, Georgia that night. You guys, I’ve never been to a more intense and awesome Halloween party. Whit’s friends Katie and Austin really out did themselves. Everything from the drinks to the food to the decor to the bonfire to the people were amazing. I forgot how hospitable and welcoming the south is!
We woke up Saturday morning feeling, well….hungover. So we did what any other hungover Halloweeners would do and took ourselves straight to brunch. Egg scrambles with home fries and sweet potato biscuits [!!!] with almond milk lattes from Highland Bakery hit. the. spot.
And then we came home and napped before heading to Chomp and Stomp- a chili cookout slash music and arts festival in Atlanta. We strolled around there for a bit and definitely passed on the beer and then also passed on chili since we were still stuffed from brunch. The afternoon consisted of another nap [I was so exhausted] and then we grabbed takeout and went over to Whit’s friends house to watch the Ole Miss vs. Auburn game. I don’t even watch football and this was such a good game! We came home and promptly passed out by 11pm and then slept till 8:30. Plus it was daylight savings so add in the extra hour and we got almost 11 hours of sleep! I felt like a whole new woman on Sunday morning.
Sunday was what Sundays should always be. Slow and restful.
We woke up and I ran while Whit did a circuit workout and then walked to Belly’s for breakfast bagels and coffee. Then we ran to the grocery to get things to set up for Whit’s brother Sam’s 25th birthday. Whit’s friend Megan came over and we sat in the kitchen all afternoon making chicken pot pie and banana bread while sipping coffee and not caring about what time it was. It sounds so simple but with all the rush of New York City and school and all the 1000 things to do, a slow Sunday was everything my body needed.
We wrapped up Sunday by heading to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market [where I couldn’t BELIEVE the insanely cheap prices] and bought all the vegetables in the land to roast for dinner. After lots of Halloween treats + booze we were veg deprived. We roasted up 3 lbs of brussel sprouts and some purple potatoes and Whit made kale salads and we sat on the kitchen floor chatting. A perfect end to a great weekend.
I woke up this morning and went on a chilly run around Atlanta, had a couple Nutshell calls, packed up my things and made it to the airport this afternoon to head back to the big apple.
This weekend was just the weekend I needed away from the city to refresh and recharge. Thankfully Whit’s from Indy too and I’ll be seeing her again soon during the holidays.
Hope you guys had a wonderful weekend too!