‘Twas a delightful day being tourists!
Matt and I surprised ourselves and ended up going for a four miler after breakfast. I have to say, our Charlottesville mountain run the day before was colder! I was sweaty on the inside of my fleece when we finished today.
After quick showers, we departed for our day of tourism.
We did lots of walking and some window shopping
Santa please bring me this Crate + Barrel bowl that is the PERFECT portion size for oats!
By 12:45 we were quite cold and ready to light up our insides with a warm lunch! [I had 3 apricots after my run to tide me over]
We decided on Sonsie, a favorite of many that we had never tried
Nothin’ like a warm bowl of hot water to get the meal started!
I ordered the Mesclun salad with a fried goat cheese ball. How sweet is this presentation! The olive oil on it was also so flavorful and quite good.
The main event (and the dish that got us in the door) was this Curried Butternut Soup complete with Cashews, Coconut, Banana and Yogurt.
Oh. My. Gosh.
Best soup of my life?!
Matt ordered the Cuban Sandwich, which came with plantain chips – it was a banana themed meal!
Loved how Matt’s plate was dusted with cocoa powder! It really enhanced the flavor of both his chips and sandwich so much! Even being unsweetened.
I wish we had also gotten the Pumpkin Pizza with Walnuts and Sage – maybe next time!?
After lunch MATT got a craving for cupcakes (we’d passed a shop during our morning walk).
Hilarious story: When my mom and Larbs first visited Boston they passed Johnny Cupcakes about 3 times and kept saying they were going to get cupcakes for dessert. Finally they did and you can imagine their faces when they walked into find a T-shirt shop!! Don’t be fooled!
But a few blocks down is Sweet!
I love this shop more than any other because they do shots of frosting for people JUST LIKE ME! I am normal!!
But the one that caught my eye the most was the Butterscotch…
Not two minutes into our debate of what to get I hear the more-and-more familiar “Are you Kath?” Turns out Caroline, who works at Sweet, is a KERF reader!!!! I love it when that happens!!! Friends in sweet places ; )
We packed up some cakes to bring home to Larbs (who is as much of a cake + frosting fanatic as my mom and I are).
Next up was some shopping – I found a few sweaters and a pair of jeggings (upon Larbs’s recommendation) at American Eagle. I don’t think I’ve set foot in there in 10 years! But they fit quite well.
It got colder and drearier as the day progressed
Matt and I both wore our tennis shoes out since we knew we’d be doing tons of walking but they are not nearly as warm as my Ugg boots!
Upon returning home to Larbs’s apartment, we met her and surprised her with the ‘cakes
Matt cut them up 4 ways and we each had a taste for an afternoon snack. Deeeeelicios!! My favorite was the cappuccino shot – it was cream cheese icing with a touch of coffee that almost tasted like peanut butter!
We are headed out for more adventures!