Weekend Refresh

Sometimes, after a long week of stress, deadlines, and never ending to-do lists, you need a few days to chill out, eat your feelings, and start over. Well, that’s exactly what I did this weekend with Daniel.

On Saturday, we spent most of the morning waiting for the rain to die out and binging Better Call Saul. When we finally decided to get out of the apartment, we headed to Commune near downtown. I’ve been to the Oceanfront location, but it was my first time eating at the Nofolk location. It was formly Work Release, but it now works as a large, bright, and spacious spot for great farm to table dining.

We started off with oyster shooters, which oddly enough, was my first time trying them! Strange for a self-proclaimed oyster lover, I know. It was delicous, made with homemade gazpacho and ghost pepper vodka. Nothing starts off a lazy, rainy day like a zesty shot.

Following our shot, we recieved our meals entrees to share. We tried the cornmeal waffles with fried chicken that was cooked to perfection, and an heirloom ricebowl with blueberries, sweet potatoes, and chicken sausage (also perfect). I tried the watermelon and mint soda (though not actually fizzy) on the side. We split a warm and fluffy sundried tomato croissant as well. The brunch was amazing. Great food paired with an instagram snapshot come to life was a great way to start the day.

We planned to see Girls Trip after brunch but had time to kill, so we walked over to the Glass Wheel Studio for a quick and free art stop.

Girls Trip was hilarious and we both really enjoyed it! If you haven’t seen it already, I recommend it! It fills my girly movie quota for the next few years since I never drag Daniel out to go see them.

Continuing the rest of the restful weekend, the rain never showed up yesterday so we went for a bike ride in a beautiful wooded park with a path. The weather was perfect and I always love anytime I can hop on my bike and get outside and enjoy some nature.

Now that the weekend is over, it’s time to get back to working on my thesis and finding a job. I’m going to be less hard on myself and be more proud of what I’m able to accomplish this week, and enjoy all the time I spend with the people (and pets) that I love. Happy Monday!

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