We were actually home this weekend which was nice. We had no set in stone plans, other than the blogger meet up I had on Saturday morning at Busy Bee in Raleigh. And so we used our time to stop in some of our favorite places and check out a few new ones.
Friday night was Tony's late night and I tried my hand at my first zucchini lasagna. And oh, my word, it turned out so fantastic! You have to spend a little time dehydrating the zucchini and and sauteing it beforehand to expunge all the water,
Saturday I was up early and headed to meet Angela from Head to Toe Chic and the two of us rode in together. It was nice to see a few bloggers I have hung out with before and also getting to meet new friends. The food just made it that much better.
Afterwards, Tony met me downtown for an afternoon of drinks and exploration. We started out at Joule, one of my favorite coffee and dessert spots downtown. Their dinner menu looks amazing but we have yet to try it out. I got the affogato and it was lemon vanilla ice cream. Pretty much incredible. If you know me, you know I am not really a coffee fan. Mix it with ice cream and suddenly I am a groupie.
We ended up in some shops downtown that showcase local times. Tony got me a head band from high cotton, and it is super comfortable. I really want this sign from Deco!
Then we capped our afternoon off back at Busy Bee for some rooftop cocktails! The weather was gorgeous and the drinks were perfectly refreshing. We had to be home by 7 due to the fact I am still somehow crazily exhausted from this surgery and going to be early every night. But he did stop by the ABC store to grab me some bourbon. And he got me a favorite! I made some cherry soaked bourbons with it.
Yesterday we headed into Durham to do some shopping and we ended up eating at Ted's Montana Grill. We are not big fans of chains ( and I may be even less of a fan of Ted himself) but their food is spectacular.
And then, I spied these mint chocolate chip cookies. And I wanted them. And I passed. How sad.
This was our weekend. We had a great time. Some of my favorite moments are ones spent locally! We rarely have them!
What did you guys do this weekend?