I had one of the best weekends I’ve had in a long time this past weekend. It was filled with a perfect combination of things to do and relaxation, which felt so good especially after coming off a week of being sick.
Newport (Ocean Breeze Cafe), Westerly (Shelter Harbor Inn) and lots of food
Friday night Danny and I left for Newport, RI. I wasn’t sure about leaving Friday because I really wasn’t feeling well (I’m sure it had nothing to do with the chocolate ice cream I ate seconds before we left…). But I wanted to get up there so we had the entire day on Saturday and I’m glad we did. I slept most of the way up there, which Danny likes because he gets to listen to Podcasts about real adult things like the news. We got up to the bed and breakfast around 11:30-12:00 p.m. which was kind of creepy, but there were lots of people out, so it didn’t feel that weird. Our room was really nice, we had a nice sitting room, big bedroom and a huge bathroom. We stayed at the Bayberry Inn on Kay Street.
Saturday morning we woke up, threw on our sneakers and walked…a lot. We were looking for a breakfast place and finally found one that looked cute, called the Ocean Breeze Cafe. We got pancakes and eggs and split them (and then had a pumpkin chocolate chip muffin). I have to say that from Thursday-Sunday I ate whatever I wanted. I had to choose bread/carb items because that was the only thing that felt good on my stomach. Normally, I would order eggs with whole wheat toast and not even think about pancakes or french toast. It was kind of refreshing to order things I usually don’t order, without the guilt because I knew I would be sick if I didn’t eat the right (or wrong) thing.
We toured Newport on foot throughout the day, doing most of the cliff walk. We really wanted to walk the entire thing, but it’s 3.5 miles each way and we had already walked a couple of miles in the morning. We turned back a little more than halfway and drove around to look at some more of the houses. If this isn’t something you have done, you NEED to. It’s unbelievable and magnificent. I may or may not have found a JCREW in Newport too…
Sunday I had one of my friend’s bridal showers. You may remember Lauren from here. The bridal shower was in Westerly, RI at the Shelter Harbor Inn. It was just so well done, her sister and mother did an amazing job. Lauren was so gracious and appreciative and just SO happy. She is, for sure, a glowing bride! It was also amazing to spend time with my girlfriends from college. I haven’t seen them in a couple of months, so it was great to catch up and laugh of course.
The candy bar were the favors. There were rock candies, m&m;’s, yogurt covered pretzels and more. It was so good, I helped my self to this! The bride and groom’s colors are black and tan-ish,creme.
I think this was the best cake I’ve ever eaten in my life. I wish I took a picture of the slice, but it was chocolate with a peanut butter mousse in the middle. It was something I imagine Jessica making. I think this cake is what cured my stomach.
Meg and I wore the same dress, unplanned. It was funny when we saw each other!
I have to say it was fun eating whatever I wanted for four days, but now I feel like I’m in sugar withdrawal. I went back to my normal eating today, but I was definitely looking for more throughout the day. I’m sure it will take a few days before I get back to not craving sugar.
To all you NYC’ers, what fitness/workout classes would you recommend taking? I’m looking to try new classes over the summer and open to any and all suggestions!
What do you eat when you eat anything you want?