Posts Tagged ‘friends’

Spring break has come and gone way too fast.

It started on the last day of classes with the arrival of my best friend, Shannon, and two boys I adore, Sean and Eli.

Since Shannon is vegetarian, and Eli vegan, finding places to eat in Savannah became quite an obstacle, but I’m pleased to report we triumphed.

The first meal we had was at the Sentient Bean— a little hipster coffee shop at the base of Forsyth Park that serves super-yum (and surprisingly healthy) paninis, among other things. I got a mozzerella pesto panini and, as you can see, completely devoured it. So yummy!

After lunch, we wandered through Forsyth to see the fountain dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day.

Then we cornered a passing hipster and asked him to take our photo. He grudgingly agreed. Thank you, anonymous hipster boy!

It had been almost two weeks since I’d been to Forsyth; I was excited to see signs of Spring popping up everywhere. I don’t know what these flowering trees are called, but they are gorgeous right now.

That night we decided to celebrate everyone being together by eating at The Melting Pot— somewhere I had never been but always wanted to, so it was a huge treat! Even though the prices are outrageous, it was a fun time out as a group.

I chose shrimp and sirloin as my entree and ate more than I had in weeks….. literally.

After eating all that food, I couldn’t believe we were going to try to eat dessert, too…

But as you can see… my side of the table didn’t let it go to waste…

Dinner even included fake mustaches! ;)

The next morning, we started off the day at one of my Savannah favorites, Firefly Cafe. I love eating outside on the park square there and it’s only two blocks from our apartment.

After that, we headed down to River Street to take part in the pre-St. Patrick’s day celebrations, which was basically a bunch of drunk people in crazy green outfits roaming around. Not really my thing… but we did have fun, and Sean was nice enough to buy us all two rounds of Strongbow.

We finished off their last night with a gigantic feast at Sakura.

Their visit was the highlight of the break week. After they left (so sad), I spent a lot of time “spring cleaning,” and then a lot more time working on my application for the design fellowship I’m applying for. I also managed to spend time working on my manuscript, which I am very excited (if not a little guilty) about.

For the last day of spring break, I decided to go out with a little retail therapy. I had a top to exchange at LOFT (and a 20% off coupon!) and ended up being very glad that I traded it in…

… because I finally own a pair of shorts for the first time in years.

I also found another something that somehow ended up coming home in my bag.

Best of all? Check out the size on that dress! :)

Now I say goodbye to spring break, and hello to the first day of my last quarter of college… Scary.


Read Full Post »

Today was the best kind of day ever: Cupcakes With Friends Day! (If I ruled the world, this day would be everyday, but I don’t, so…)

Saturday is usually always my morning waffles day— a little treat I look forward to all week— but since I knew ahead of time that I was going to be indulging later, I prepped cheddar cheese and spinach scrambled eggs instead (one of my new favorites for breakfast) and paired it with the last of my remaining strawberries.

After that, I did a few late morning chores and organized some things I’d been turning a blind eye to since last week. Basically, I was just wasting time until it was time for…


I met up with my gay, Michael, and my newest friend, Katie (who just so happens to be my new gym buddy!), at one of Savannah’s hidden gems, Back In The Day Bakery.

It took each of us a few moments of careful deliberation to choose a cupcake flavor; Michael and I both decided on red velvet, and Katie picked an Old Fashioned.

Cute, isn’t it?

Katie and I were crafty and made little flowers out of our cupcake wrappers. I think the art student in us was showing just a little…

It was a perfect little afternoon outing with friends that cleared my head from all the cluttered stress of last week. Sometimes, all you need is a cupcake to make things better.

Now I’m knee deep in photo-editing for my Studio II final project. Michael was kind enough to model for me today, so I need to do him some serious thank-you-for-being-awesome justice and makes these photographs stellar!

Read Full Post »