Friends!! I’m pretty excited BECAUSE…
I was looking at this weeks weather forecast yesterday and look at this!Don’t mind the dreary rain for today but can it be? The sun!?? 90 degrees?! YES! YES! and YES! Please Mother Nature, let this be the start to the summer and not just a tease.
Okay, next exciting thing….ONE MORE MONDAY (after today) before me and Andrew’s trip. Ya’ll are going to be so annoyed by the time the 27th comes but I’m telling you- I haven’t been this excited or ready for a vacation since Disney World. The feeling of knowing that for 8 (work) days I don’t have to wake up and go to work elates me! #fulltimejobproblemz
Last exciting thing for today, my eye is healed! I didn’t mention it on my blog but last Tuesday as I was wiping off my make-up with my favorite Neutragena wipes; I clumsily must’ve swiped my eye with my nail. Guys, the pain was unbearable. It took a solid 10 minutes to even barely open my eye… It felt like something was in there the whole time so I kept trying to pry it open in the shower to wash it out but that didn’t help. The next morning I could barely keep my eye open and even the slightest bit of light irritated it. I was
googling WebMD-ing and I was certain I had a corneal abrasion. Great thing about those is that they heal on its own *eyeroll* It was a good solid 5 days of no make up and secluding myself in the dark whenever possible but I’m finally good now.
Now we can get onto the Weekend Recap! 🙂
Andrew and I finally went to this restaurant in our town called The Local.Countless times do we drive by it and every single time say “We need to try that place“. It has a cute little exterior as it does interior and oh my Lordy Lord is their food splendid. My only regret is not trying it sooner.
My dinner date ❤
They have these “Bowls” that come with Jasmine rice, a veggie salad, and a meat. So I got the crispy shrimp one and I swear I could eat this over and over again. In fact, I wish I had it right now.
Saturday took us by surprise because we thought it was going to be inclement weather but the rain actually held off for most of the day. Andrew and I decided to go on a little foodie adventure. He suggested we go to Providence, RI which is only about a 50 min drive from us. We got ready and headed out-
Hair-do for the day! I can rarely do my own hair let alone braid it so I was proud of this.
We initially had plans to go to a Steak and Sushi restaurant except they didn’t open till 4 and we arrived at about 3:30. So we decided to waste time by frolicking around. I don’t know much about Providence other than the huge mall but we were in the financial district. As we were walking an “authentic Korean food” sign caught our eyes so we simultaneously nixed Steak and Sushi and went for Korean 😉 #WIN
The place was called MOKBAN and the interior had such a great ambiance to it
Now I literally judge the authenticity of a Korean restaurant by the dishes they serve and the amount of “ban-chan” otherwise known as “side dishes” they provide. A little Korean 101 for you all; Ban-chan is a HUGE part of a Korean meal, they’re a bunch of little side dishes that you eat with the main meal and the purpose is to create different flavors and combinations, mixing sweet, spicy, salty, and being able to mix textures. It’s very elaborate and very delicious.
Now a good Korean restaurant to me will have AT LEAST 3-4 ban chan dishes and a little bowl of soup. Which as you can see this place did just that.One last Korean 101… Andrew and I both got bulgogi (beef) which is a very popular dish that a lot of American restaurants and Asian Fusion places now serve too (like the popular Bibimbap) When they Americanize it like that, it’s still good but it truly loses the genuine Korean feel to it. BUT to my surprise this place served it the way it’s traditionally served with the lettuce wrap and pepper/bean paste. I taught Andrew how to make a “sam-chu-saam” aka lettuce wrap with the rice, meat, and paste and it was a success.
After we ate we went and frolicked some more-
As we were heading back home we drive by one of the bigger outlet malls
The Wrentham Outlets so we stopped there because I’ve been dying to get into a Kate Spade to get a new spring/summer purse and wallet
But can you believe it, there was NOT ONE thing that I wanted to take home with me #shoppingfail
First of all, a very Happy Mother’s Day to my madre, whom I love with all my heart ❤ We didn’t get to celebrate with her this weekend but my sister and I have a lunch date with her when I get back from my Calif trip.
So, Sunday AM I was in the mood for a good ol’ breakfast sandwich. Andrew took me to The Bagel Place right by his workThis place was awesome, they had such an assortment of Bagel flavors and the one that caught my eye “Sriratcha Cheddar” I mean really, did they make that for me?!?! I wish I could’ve showed you before I devoured it. The spiciness exceeded my expectations!
That afternoon we headed up to New Hampshire to Andrew’s parents to celebrate with them. Mimi and Papi with the two littles
Brandon and Evelyn; brother and sister in law to Andrew, who are also the parents of the two littles.
Evelyn had one of those cool Polaroid cameras so we of course took some snapshots! Love Ev to pieces we have the same taste in almost everything, shes’s hilarious, and we love pictures ❤
The day turned into a movie night… We watched Sing!, had ice cream cones, and homemade mango smoothies. I thought this picture was hilarious…Brownie wanting Sophie’s cone 🙂 And that concluded the eventful weekend. If anyone has a time machine to fast forward through the week, contact me! 😉