Another MDW has come and gone. This day is often the unspoken start to Summer, but also a day in which we can reflect on those who have given so much for our country. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Newtown shooting, and the disastrous tornado in Oklahoma, it is safe to say that our country is one of brave servicemen and women who are always ready to face fear and disaster head on. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
This was the second year that my friends and I spent MDW down at the shore. We felt so lucky to be able to do so because we weren’t quite certain how one of our favorite places would be after Sandy struck. Luckily, the town (Pier Village) was mostly completely fine, and we were able to continue our tradition. Early Saturday morning, my friend Emma and I made our way down to Pier Village — with hardly any traffic in sight (still shocked) we arrived around 11:00 AM, unpacked, and waited for our friend Rebecca. What are you supposed to do while waiting? Order Bloody Mary’s! Bloody Mary’s are easily becoming one of my favorite drinks – and I hardly feel any guilt because they aren’t that bad for you!
Saturday was incredibly windy and rainy so we weren’t able to soak up the sun. Instead, once Rebecca arrived, we soaked up another round of Bloody Mary’s along with lunch, and headed to our hotel room for a two hour nap. It was seriously amazing to fall asleep! I probably could have slept the rest of the night, except, we had some pretty fun plans for the evening. Emma, Rebecca, and I, went to dinner where our friend Kaylin works and headed out to Bar-A afterwards for a night of dancing and drinks. It was so much fun and we had so many laughs. One things I loved, loved, loved about this weekend was all of the laughing we did. I may not have gotten in a good workout, but I got in a ton of laughter.
Bar-A is incredibly big – with multiple bars and dance floors. Perfect for us!
On Saturday morning, we took our head aches to one of our favorite breakfast spots, The Turning Point. Rebecca and I have been to this restaurant a handful of times, and we love it for its fresh and healthy breakfasts. To start, we split our beloved fruit bruschetta.
I also ordered an iced coffee which came with the cutest cow creamer (adorbs) and for my meal, I ordered the Popeye Skillet with egg whites. It was very good! I wish there had been a few more egg whites, though.
After eating, we decided to walk around the beach for a little bit before settling in at the pool for several hours of sun and trashy magazines.
After the pool, it was time to head back to our hotel room to get ready for sushi at our favorite spot in Pier Village- Sawa!
We also went to Sawa during Memorial Day Weekend last year and absolutely loved the food – this time was no different. We split the Beef Negimaki — because it’s basically way too good to pass up. I’m not a big beef lover, but this stuff is what dreams are made of.
I then ordered the Golden Dragon roll with brown rice. If you ever eat at Sawa, please try a roll with the brown rice – it’s so different and delicious, I’m not even sure why! But trust me I also ordered a couple of pieces of sashimi (and had a small soup).
Needless to say, we left stuffed. We woke up this morning super sad that it was the last day of our amazingly fun weekend, but were able to get in some time at the beach before hitting the road.
Although chilly, I was so happy to get some sun. This weekend was sooo perfect. I find that for me, as I get older (even though I’m only 25, let’s not push it here) it becomes more important to me to get out of the city sometimes. The girls and I had amazing talks about friendship and what it means to be a ‘good’ friend and how we have grown into ourselves. There really is nothing quite like having friends to make you open your eyes to new things and to laugh at the silly things! I feel grateful and rejuvenated for the week ahead.
Now off to watch the Real Housewives of Orange County! Have a great night!
Question: Did you do anything this Memorial Day Weekend? Do you have any weekend get-away’s planned for this Summer?