adventures in weekending: a hidden garden, sweets and a trip to the new museum

Last week, I sat next to man on the bus and we had a conversation about weekends. How we cherish them, how we wish they wouldn’t go by so quickly and how three-day weekends should be mandatory for everyone. And after taking off last Friday, thus creating my very own three-day break, I can say that I wholeheartedly agree with this concept. Although, this idea isn’t new to me. This weekend just reminded me of what I’m needing in my life. We need more time for fun, play, laughing, indulgences, nature, relaxation and good surprises.

And there were many lovely surprises:

Discovering a quaint and quiet Wonderland-esque garden in the East Village. If I were a bird, this would be my happy little home.
Olive and sea salt  seems like a strange ice cream topping. But sweet and salty will never cease to amaze my taste buds.

I went to the New Museum to see the acclaimed Carsten Holler’s “Experience” and was amazed by the exhibit. I felt like a lab rat, partaking in what seemed like a stream of tests: walking on the ceiling (or at least it felt like that with goggles on), riding on a beautiful, mirrored carousel and gliding down a seriously intense slide that felt like I was traveling in a time machine.

Ending the day with some of the best treats in the city at Spot Dessert Bar: pumpkin and chocolate cupcakes, salted peanut butter cookies and a highly recommended Thai iced tea float (not pictured). Mmmm…

Happy Halloween!

-jillian m.

12 responses to “adventures in weekending: a hidden garden, sweets and a trip to the new museum”

  1. colleen says:

    all of this looks awesome. and that exhibit is byeond cool.

  2. Jane says:

    Sounds like you had an amazing weekend. That exhbiti sounds AMAZING and so does the food you had!

  3. The Blonde Duck says:

    It looks magical! Have a great Halloween!

  4. Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! says:

    Yes, three-day weekends are a must!! Ohh–olive oil and sea salt on ice cream sounds so amazing!! Glad you had a great weekend and Happy Halloween!

  5. Meghan @ Wishful Thinking says:

    What an awesome weekend! That exhibition looks insane! And of course, all of the food you post always looks scrumptious! Can I ask what camera you use? The quality is excellent!

  6. sherri lynn says:

    What a fun weekend! I read about the New Museum exhibit and it sounds amazing! Those cupcakes look really delicious, too :) I'm glad you were able to have a 3-day weekend; we have one coming up and we're excited! Have a great week!!

  7. Ashley says:

    Happy Halloween to you! These are awesome! :)

    AND YES…I have said the same thing about 3-day weekends!

  8. la petite coquine says:

    Looks like a wonderful weekend-three days off are the best!

  9. Sam {} says:

    the ice cream combo is intriguing! i do love some salty sweet action.

    happy halloween!!

  10. yours truly, melissa says:

    I'm with you! I ADORE my time off… Crave & need it! You have the best weekend adventures!

  11. kristina@beancakes ★ says:

    happy halloween to you jillian!! that little park looks so peaceful and i love that mirrored carousel ~ how cool is that?! oh and those yogurt toppings sound really good actually!!
    xx ~ kristina

  12. Monica says:

    what a fascinating exhibit, the ones that are interactive are especially fun.

    so many good treats too. i'm dying to try olive oil on icecream, just always forget.

    and yes, it's not really about weekend at all, it's about finding fun and relaxation wherever we can.

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