Hello Lovely Readers!
I have not posted a Blissness post in a very long time and I am incredibly excited about sharing a bit of my life - and authentic self - through this post. This week has been a busy one for me, and I have barely slept with so much to do and experience. The week started monotonously, with the usual errands and shopping to take care of. Then on Wednesday, I decided to spice things up a bit with ... Hummus!
A friend and I decided to sit down at Hummus Kitchen for dinner and we weren't disappointed. We had an excellent waiter who provided one of the best customer service experiences I have ever had, and the food was delicious. I don't eat hummus very often, but this was surely the best I had ever tasted in my life! Best of all, our waiter took the time to explain the difference between each type of hummus in the sampler plate pictured above, and what goes into each one. From top left working around clockwise, the first is hummus with chickpeas, the second is mushroom hummus, the third is Egyptian hummus topped with fava beans and cilantro, and the fourth is tahini hummus. I think I could eat this plate every single day for the rest of my life (Ahhh! if only I were a stick thin guy with a turbo charged metabolism!). While this was what my friend ordered, I on the other hand, had a Kitchen Salad with greens, chickpeas, pomegranate seeds, cauliflower, radish and a pomegranate dressing. Yum!
After dinner, we decided to go on a little walk to aid our digestion! We ended up slowly making our way up the East River Esplanade to Harlem. My guess is we would have walked all the way to the end of the walkway, if it weren't for my always badly timed urge to use the bathroom.
The following image is of two pieces of silver jewelry 'untarnishing' by using a technique I learned on YouTube. You can find the process here. My review: I did see a noticeable difference on these two previously highly tarnished pieces, yet one of them looked way shinier when new.
On Saturday, I decided to meet up with a friend in the city and go to the Guggenheim (where photos are prohibited, hence none is posted) and after being pleasantly surprised to see a collection of Bauhaus artists's works (an art movement that, like, only every professor in college had to mention at some point in the syllabus), we headed over to Central Park to take a walk. This is where I snapped this picture and got my boots muddy from the day's icky weather. After a hearty walk we bought some juice and headed to Theodore Roosevelt Park to sit down and enjoy the breezy evening. And, of course, be reminded that people in the year 3000 will know what life was like in the early 2000s thanks to the New York Times Time Capsule designed by the one and only, Santiago Calatrava. See picture below.
As much as I love having pieces from one of my favorite architects placed in my natal city, where I can readily admire them in person, wouldn't all the vlogs that have ever been uploaded to YouTube do a better job at showcasing our early 21st century musings to the generations of the future than a wedding cake ornament and a copy of Weight Watchers Magazine?! Yes, those are two of the items in the capsule, according to this.
As a bonus, here's the birthday card from Facebook (plus a thumbs up sticker) that I received in the mail when a dear friend sent me a birthday gift through the site last month. Pictures of the actual gift coming soon! Now, what would I have ever done without a "Like" sticker? =)