Hi Bloggy Friends!
I hope you had a great weekend. The weather has been terrific here over the last few days. It sounds like we're about to have more rain moving in, but for now the sky is blue and the air is warm-ish.
Friday night Alan picked me up after work and we walked over to Walnut Street, where we indulged in some chocolatey goodness at Naked Chocolate. I had a cup of the Sipping Chocolate, which is basically several varieties of dark chocolate melted into a espresso-sized cup. Orgasmic. Alan had a frozen chocolate drink called the Aztec. It was pretty good, but I thought mine was better!
Saturday wins the award for "Best Weekend Day." It was so nice out. We walked over to the Art Museum District to see the Cézanne exhibit at the Philadelphia Art Museum. On our way over we passed a festival being held outside the Free Library of Philadelphia. There were tons of booths set up selling books and other book-lover goods. It was uplifting.
When we finally made it to the museum we changed our minds about seeing the exhibit. There was a long line to get in, and we didn't feel like wasting the beautiful day standing in a queue. We'll have plenty of other opportunities to see the exhibit. It was such a great day to be outside, and that's exactly what we did.
Later, Jude and Lou had us over for hors d'oeuvres and wine on their lovely patio. As usual, Jude offered up an exquisite spread of cheese, olives, sausages and bread, and Lou was pouring the drinks freely. We've both been looking forward to an outing out on their patio. It was so nice to sit outside under the Japanese Maple, in great company and with some of the best cheeses Philadelphia has to offer. Thank you Jude. You're the reason we've begun to fall so head over heels in love with this city. It wouldn't be the same without you.
Thankfully, we still had an appetite when we left, because we had plans to meet our good friends Kaushik and Kaushiki for dinner at a restaurant called Marrakesh. This place is so neat. It's an extremely traditional, Moroccan restarant located off of South Street on a tiny alley called Leithgow. We were served an authentic, seven course meal, which we ate with our hands. There was also an exotic belly dancer shaking her way from table to table, providing us with a bit of Moroccan entertainment. She even took the time to give me a quick lesson in belly dancing. I think I picked it up rather quickly. This is a great place.
Today we took care of our chores, and hit up a few open houses. Most of them lacked any sort of appeal, but we did find one that was just perfect. It's still a little early for us to make a decision, but we're getting a good feel for what's out there.
Well, Alan just announced that dinner was ready, so I'm gonna jet. We're having Arctic Char, steamed Broccoli Raab (thanks Jude) and Brown Rice. I can't wait!
I hope you guys had a great weekend and I hope you have a nice week. My good friend Monica is in a hospital in Cleveland right now having her first child. Let's all send her good wishes. I know she'll be a fantastic mother. Good luck, Girl!
I'll talk to ya'll soon!