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Weekend Update

2012 March 4

I’m still sick, but I managed to have a pretty great weekend in spite of it. So, rather than putting together another blog post detailing which pairs of shoes I’m lusting after for Spring (don’t worry, those will come soon enough), I decided to do a weekend post.

I kicked off the weekend by attending a beach party at a coworker’s apartment, just down the street. There were leis, an inflatable palm tree that doubled as a cooler, daquiris, and limbo. I wore a sundress and new heels despite the rain and my sore throat, and had a great time. Even Chief got to share in the action when we got home:

Saturday was another rainy morning, so I actually sat down to do my taxes–what a great feeling when you finish something you’ve been dreading and it’s relatively painless!

In the afternoon, Joe and I headed to Manhattan, something we very rarely do on the weekends. We got some shopping done, and though I didn’t end up buying anything new, I did exchange my new Madewell dress Joe got me for Valentine’s Day for a smaller size, and I’m really looking forward to wearing it! Joe got a pair of new jeans at Banana Republic and a polo from Joe Fresh. I had never been inside a Joe Fresh store before, but oh me, oh my, I might be in love.

After our shopping excursion, we headed downtown to the Bowery Hotel Bar. It was my first visit, and I was instantly charmed. The fireplace, the plush couches, the mixed nuts–all so sumptuous and decadent. It felt like I was in old Hollywood (it helped that Jonah Hill happened to be having a drink there as well) as I sipped my hot toddy (also delicious). It’s pricey, but worth a stop if you’re in the mood to treat yourself to a fancy cocktail.

Though the free nuts were delightful, they did not a dinner make, so we continued south. Our original plan was to check out the Meatball Shop, but we were daunted by the two-hour wait (clearly, we hadn’t really done our research).  As luck would have it, on our way back toward Houston, a sign for BBQ caught our eye–Georgia’s Eastside BBQ beckoned to us and we heeded its siren call.

It’s a completely unassuming, narrow place with plastic checkered table cloths and buckets of PBR, but what amazing food! Joe and I both ordered the fried chicken platter, and it was some of the best fried chicken I’ve ever eaten. His okra was great, and my shaved brussels sprouts with bacon and honey certainly didn’t disappoint. Here’s a picture of Joe’s plate:


Hungry yet?

We decided to watch a movie when we got home, something we don’t do very often, oddly enough. We settled on The Royal Tenenbaums and I’m convinced it only gets better with age.

Today was a low-key day, and I’m not feeling any better, but I did manage a trip to the gym (I took it easy), a long walk with Chief, some wedding stuff, and a Skype call with friends. Joe made chicken pot pie for dinner and it was DELICIOUS. He knows how to treat a girl with a bad cough.

Now it’s to sleep to steel myself for the work week. I hope you all had a great weekend!

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  1. March 5, 2012

    what a great weekend you had..the Meatball Shop is great you have to get out there midweek and avoid all the madness of the weekend. i’m sorry to hear your still sick but happy you enjoyed yourself in spite of it. we had fried chicken for breakfast sat-sun. we went to our friends fried chicken and waffles brunch and she had too much chicken so we brought some home and ate it the next day…i must go for a run this week. rest up and feel better soon lady.

    • Jill permalink
      March 5, 2012

      A friend with extra fried chicken?! Sounds like a great friend to have!

  2. Sandy permalink
    March 5, 2012

    Weird coincidence. I watched The Royal Tenenbaums on Saturday night also.
    One of my favorites. Feel better my Jill.

    • Jill permalink
      March 5, 2012

      How funny! We must have been on the same wavelength!

  3. Melissa permalink
    March 5, 2012

    Hope you feel better soon, and I love your dog. He is just the cutest damn thing ever!!!!

    • Jill permalink
      March 5, 2012

      He loves you too, Auntie Melissa! He wants you to visit him soon.

  4. March 5, 2012

    Hope you’re feeling better!

    And tropical-themed parties in the middle of winter? Perfect!

  5. Dawn permalink
    March 5, 2012

    Ugh. I can’t even begin to think about testing your theory about The Royal Tenenbaums. I have never understood it.

    However, it sounds like you had a great weekend despite your sickness. Love the Chief shot (as always), and.. I didn’t know Joe Fresh was in the states! It’s definitely been in all the Canadian supermarkets (at least the biggest chain). I just saw it for the first time over the holidays.. It’s crazy! Is yours in a supermarket? :)

    • Jill permalink
      March 6, 2012

      Haha, no. The Joe Fresh store is on 5th Avenue…they definitely don’t have grocery stores big enough to also sell clothing in Manhattan. :)

  6. Raquel permalink
    March 15, 2012

    That plate makes me want to go there.

    Also, I agree re: Tenenbaums. That movie has a fantastic soundtrack and still makes me roll with laughter every time I watch it. “Let’s shag ass.”

    I am behind on your blog. Sorry!

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