June 22, 2014 by Caroline Leland
Saturday: Woken up unnecessarily early by my dear friend Joanna, who felt lonely being the only person awake at 8 a.m. Cleaned the apartment (good for my mental health) and then spent a couple of hours at one of my favorite cafes so far, a place called Joe’s over by Columbia. It’s on the second floor of a corner building and sports a wall and a half of floor-length windows, which not only let in tons of natural light but also afford a super fun view of the street intersection. I am a fan of the place also because they gave me a coupon for a free drink after forgetting to fill my order. Also they have delicious vegan chocolate chip cookies.
I spent the afternoon with Joanna and her friends (who go to UNC, woo!) sitting in a sunny field in Central Park, taking photos on the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum, and devouring a delicious Asian fusion dinner.
Sunday: Slept in beautifully, then went to a food market in Brooklyn with Jasen (the friend of Yasamin’s with whom I got crepes last week). At the market, I ate: a vegetable empanada (my enjoyment of it hugely amplified by my hunger level), cold spicy peanut noodles (delicious), and lemon basil shaved ice (wonderfully refreshing). I also drank an entire coconut (extremely fun). I spent a lot of money very happily. Now I’m at a tea shop in Harlem working on my computer until it’s time to go to dinner with Ellie and her friend Eugene.
|it’s safe to say I’m enjoying this summer|
|with Jasen at Smorgasberg, the Brooklyn Sunday food market|