Summer is winding down, and I'm starting to get the bug for boots and sweaters, but the 90% humidity won't let me act upon it. I thought I would share a few highlights from my week to celebrate the end of summer.
An out of town friend of my cousin Rachel and I, Kim (both pictured below) came to town for a few months, and luckily we were able to hang out several times before she left for SCAD. So proud of her! After dinner in the village one night with Rachel and Kim, we stumbled upon the cutest salt store, an were in major need of something sweet. They had the most interesting "ice cream sandwich salt bar" where we salted our own ice cream sandwich with interesting flavored salt. My favorite combo was chocolate and lemon. Definitely a must if you're in the West Village.
I am always in awe of how the personalities of my cousin Barbara's dogs' shines through perfectly. Pictured above is Nigel (left), 4, and Elizabeth Taylor, 1. They have such contrasting demeanor, but are both such dolls.
As mentioned, this was the week of seeing Kim (second from the left)! We had the pleasure of being on the same Birthright trip 2 years ago, and we try to get together with our trip attendees often. It usually doesn't happen because of conflicting schedules, but we were able to make it happen in Kim's honor.
On a girls night in Jersey city, I went to two great places- Mathew's Food & Drink, and Milk Sugar Love. Pictured above is what I call delicious- vanilla waffle cone, lemon olive oil, and strawberry ice cream. YUM! And if you haven't heard enough about Kim- we saw her a third time for "family dinner" at cousin Barbara's house. She admitted to love her time in NJ, although she is a city girl now :) Best of both world's I say!
Towards the end of the week I was able to get out for lunch with Rachel who works close by, and had her awkwardly take my photo (she protested) in Herald Square.
On Sunday, I entered and won a local Peach Pie Contest! I really didn't plan to win, but am excited to go on to the State Competition in September. I will publish my recipe once the competition ends of course!
I hope you all had a lovely week, and please share what your favorite summer treat is. This post was mostly about what I ate, but hey- a girl's gotta eat right?!