What a week! Take a peek at how I spent my weekend running around the city.
THE WEEK OF APRIL 2nd, 2018
Jason and I were feeling good after our weekend getaway but routine quickly settled in and it was time to get back to work. Of course we had to get out for dinner – nothing a stiff cocktail can’t fix, right? Off to Parts & Labor.
This bread pudding was completely unnecessary but SO DAMN GOOD.
Back in the muddy trenches with the dog!
It was still a bit of a mess weather-wise during most of the week. Hopefully, Spring will actually get here soon.
Evening walks around the neighborhood proved that the blooms are determined to come out even in the chilly weather.
All I wanted to do was stay in bed!
I feel like I’ve been drinking more coffee than usual lately. Thankfully, we have a nice stockpile of beans at home. I was happy to bust out the Trager Brothers Coffee blend we picked up while we were in Virginia.
We spent Friday walking around in the moderately nice weather (!) and eventually meeting friends for dinner at Paulie Gee’s. I got some cocktail with Mike’s Hot Honey in it and that thing was not messing around.
We started the day early because I was taking over the Baltimore Baton Instagram all weekend long! I was fortunate to takeover the account around the same time last year and had so much fun. I was more than happy to do it again.
Basically, The Baltimore Baton is “A photo relay between Baltimore locals shedding light on life in Charm City!” Started by Megan from Soup of the Day – the account has totally taken off and become my favorite local Instagram to follow. I felt like I had to go all out during my takeover so I planned a fun weekend itinerary. I took SO MANY PHOTOS so I’ll heavily edit them down for the recap and make separate posts to go out later on the blog.
Breakfast tacos from Amano Taco
Then it was time for the For The Greater Goods Market! The monthly pop-up market brings together a wonderful collection of talented local vendors and artists and features a variety of charitable causes. (This month was Thread.org – an organization connecting High School students with personal mentors to foster academic advancement and personal growth.)
I picked up several goodies at the market. Here’s a few highlights:
Snagged the first bar of “Haulin’ Oats” from Mount Royal Soap Co.
After the market, Jason and I made our way to Union Craft Brewing as they were celebrating the Opening Day for Trails in Baltimore!
Also celebrating the Opening Day for Trails was the Rawlings Conservatory. It was my first time visiting and I have to agree with the gentleman at the front desk, I think it might be one of the best kept secrets in Baltimore. I loved checking out the Spring Flower Display and botanical gardens. Here is a few snapshots (although I took about a million) –
We grabbed ice cream from Quinn’s Ice on the way out.
Then it was time to walk this patient pooch.
We had a party to attend later on so we spaced out our evening activities. First, a fireside drink from Parts & Labor.
Then a quick stop at the Remington Neighborhood Lights gathering!
Thanks so much to Charmington’s for the coffee!
We ended the night surrounded by our best friends indulging in the best pleasure of all – Marc’s delicious cooking!
Also you DO NOT sleep on Miera’s customary baked good. This damn rum cake was THE BEST and you know how much I like rum cake.
Anyways, what a great day! And the weekend isn’t over yet!
Wool products from Springfield Farms
Shout out to my all time fav Migue’s Minis.
I can’t wait to plant some herb boxes at the house!
Afterwards, we met up with friends for a proper meal at one of my favorite restaurants – Silver Queen Cafe. I have never been there for brunch and I was blown away by how good it was. I’ve been talking about it all week but see for yourself –
If you thought we couldn’t possibly fit more donuts into this post, you thought wrong. Thanks Batch Bake Shop!
Jason and I walked a bit more around the Hamilton area and Lake Montebello
After heading home and spending time walking the dog, we ventured out to the Charles North area to grab dinner.
We ate dinner at one of our favorite spots, Bottega.
It was delicious, as always.
We checked out a few other places in the city and eventually met back up with friends at the Golden West Cafe for their Tarot & Cocktails night!
WOW – That’s it! Finally (this recap took me forever) but what a fun weekend exploring the city. 😀
What was the highlight of your week?