Gioia in Frankfurt with our meetup group, Sweet Meets! Though this ended up being a rather cozy meetup by surprise. Just four of us including myself (as I had to change the location at the VERY last minute which resulted in us losing some attendees I believe), but lots of fun all the same :-) The food here was very good. I got a goat cheese with honey, pistachio and balsamic dressed salad and this was so tasty!!!
How incredibly cute and charming is this cafe?? Stumbled across this hidden gem with a friend the other day while out looking for Shooters Saloon (which sadly no longer exists), but noticed this place and made a mental note to come back. LOVED the inside. And how cool is this, apparently the baker is from BOSTON!!! And her brownies and cookies are American style. Awesome. I will be back here again very soon.
And then met up with a friend for an evening of Green tea cake, actual green tea and great conversation :-D
Check out this house. My dream house ;-) Nah just kidding. Much too large for my taste actually. I prefer cozy and sweet, intimate little homes. But still, impressive, eh? Makes me think of something one would see in the Great Gatsby if the setting were in a heavily wooded area.
A serene and peaceful walk through the woods....really lovely. This was a really nice afternoon activity.
Green tea cake with a friend and a view. What could be better?
Hung out on the famous Leipziger Strasse with a great friend where we sat outside of a little cafe and enjoyed some rather uniquely flavored cookies!
This was intense but a great workout and surprisingly fun! Hot iron course at Fitness First with one of my close girlfriends. I will be trying this out again in the near future for sure as I really liked this.
And finally, my god. I am captivated by this book. I saw it in the bookstore every time I went in to browse, as its been on the Top 10 Bestseller list for months. I picked it up once or twice and read the short synopsis on the back. This did nothing for me in terms of spurring any interest. Then at the library a few days before departing for Portugal, I picked it up and thought, eh, what the hell. Lets see what the deal is with this and if its lame, I will stop reading it.
All I can say is, whoa. Mind. Blown.
Hands down, the best book I have read in well over a year.
This is going on my small list of all time favorites, as in, I will absolutely read it again at some point and could not put it down.
(I will be writing a review about this book on here sometime in the very near future... ;-))
PS. My very NEXT blog entry (within 24 hours), I PROMISE, will be Portugal photos!!! :-D