vacations are amazing
vacations are amazing, because sometimes you don’t even realize you need a vacation until you’re actually on vacation
and while this weekend’s vacation wasn’t necessarily a ‘vacation’ and more of a weekend escape
escapes are just as fabulous
especially when you’re with your gal pals
everyone loves the standard vampire eye glare don’t they..
friday after work i got my butt to grand central (where may i add is where all the good looking people roll)
i will repeat again. all of the good looking people are riding metro north to connecticut.
i figured out my problem. i live on long island (duh) and all of the non good looking people are going to long island and new jersey (penn station)
i need to go to connecticut more often (or just scope out men in grand central)
we took a 3-hour metro north ride and found ourselves at the old saybrook inn & spa
what was on the menu for the weekend?
we just wanted to get away, relax, have some chill time and just not be on long island
so we found a great deal for a weekend stay at this hotel and enjoyed some relaxing and lovely time together and in front of our room fireplace
not to mention the delicious food
operation eat fresh seafood whenever and wherever possible was in progress
our three best meals were:
friday night dinner at otter cove restaurant and bar
we didn’t get there until pretty super late so we pretty much had the entire joint to ourselves.
our waitress ‘kind of’ loved us and we ‘kind of’ loved their food & drink (aka really did)
give me that fresh crab meat in a martini glass
and for my entree i had the grilled salmon salad with some sort of delicious dressing
my goal for the weekend was to eat AS MUCH seafood as i could possibly handle and make sure to pair and sample each cocktail sauce i could get my dirty pawz on
saturday we slept in like lazy ladies & eventually rendezvous-ed for a early afternoon lunch
i enjoyed some cafe ala the room & a quick bowl of oatmeal while the ladies continued to sleep & got ready
gotta keep up to date with my klassy new york news
& check out our ultra chic view from our ultra chic balcony
it wasn’t hard to continue operation seafood when we found ourselves at the infamous down ‘n dirty seafood joint lenny & joe’s fish tale on saturday for lunch
this place screamed fresh seafood and i about peed my pants with joy when this ENORMOUS plate of fresh crab was presented in front of my face
honestly, i would drive all the way back to connecticut just for this restaurant.
it was le-GIT.
after lunch on saturday we decided to take the 30 minute drive and explore the old mistik village
we found a dunkin donuts (because we’re from new york and we have dunkin radars), grabbed some hot beverages and happened to find ourselves in a tiny village of shops among a plethora of people in the tiny village, shop hopping and chowder tasting
there was a chowder contest going on. i kid you not. every shopped reeked of chowder and connecticut people are serious about their chowds
among other things…
i did find two quite life changing products though
none other than coffee and vinegar
not together. but potentially not a bad idea?
the village beanery stole my money & my heart when i laid my eyes on their nutty monkey infused coffee
you better believe i went home with a bag of that shit. if you can’t see, it’s almond, pecan, hazelnut & macadamia blended with banana cream
did someone say coffee orgasm?
as if the coffee wasn’t enough, my heart & money was stolen right from my wallet again when my lips came across this little specialty store extra virgin where they had a ridiculous amount of specialty infused oils and vinegars and you could taste all of the different flavors
my heart was complete when my lips came across this baby
that’s right. d’anjour pear infused vinegar. i don’t even know how to say the first word but it’s ridiculously amazing
i’m not kidding when i tell you it’s life changing
i marinated chicken breasts in it last night and i died and went to vinegar heaven
saturday night involved and all inclusive night of snuggies,snuggling, at home spa treatments and dare i say sleep?
mission: coffee & road warrior fuel
i had this plate times a million. operation shrimp at breakfast complete
it’s never too early for peel and eat shramps right?
it was a lovely weekend and just what the doctor ordered
something i never knew i needed was just a break. i came back feeling refreshed, revived and ready for the week
sometimes it’s just good to get away. it makes you realize how unimportant some of the things in life you think are important are really not. mainly because while you’re away you just can’t or don’t have to deal with them
i sense a vacation itch coming on again. now i just have to figure out my next stop!
love to love you <3
cawfee tawk! what/where was the last getaway you were on?