Brave, Macarons and Cabaret

Happy Monday!

I don’t mind paying the extra dollar for Yogi tea just for the inspirational quotes ūüôā

It was a grand weekend that started off with a lovely girls night. Dinner at BellaBrava with great food and fun conversation. I was hungry and dove right in to my food so no photos. I had a house salad, the chicken marsala with mashed potatoes and green beans and a glass of house chianti. Perfection. I pretty much licked my plate. BellaBrava never disappoints. And we kept running into people we knew! It was the place to be.

After dinner we started walking over to BayWalk¬†for a movie, but quickly made a pit stop at Le Macaron, which I’ve been dying to try.

It is too cute in there. Bright and elegant. And the man serving us was French and very nice in helping us girls choose the perfect after dinner treat.

There were so many macaron choices to choose from. Everything from indulgent to unique. And they serve Norman Love chocolates! They also have gelato, but I was too distracted by macaron choices to give the flavors a look.

I went with a coconut macaron¬†and a hazelnut chocolate. Both were pretty divine. This is only the second or third macaron I’ve had in my life so I don’t have much to compare to, but it was a great mix of soft and crunchy with lots of coconut flavor. The chocolate was thick and had lots of tiny hazelnut pieces strewn throughout.

After our treat we went to see Brave!

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Yes, we love cartoons. What of it? This has been out for a while so there weren’t many people in the theater. It was a great movie though. Not really what I expected, but it had a great message and I loved the characters.

Saturday after some time with mom Jon and I went to welcome back our friends from France and hang with them for a bit. Then it was off to Alesia for dinner with fellow St. Pete Shakes member and friend, Rob and his wife, who were gracious enough to share two extra tickets to Cabaret with us. Dinner was great, but the portion size was a bit skimpy. Jon and I got the same thing…the short ribs with potatoes au gratin. He wasn’t too thrilled with it, but I thought the flavor was pretty good and I loved their plate presentation.

After dinner we headed over to freeFall Theater for Cabaret. Such an excellent show, I’m so glad we had the chance to see it. I’ll be writing about it for ARTICULATE so keep an eye on that for more details on the show.

Sunday Jon’s sister Alyson was in town visiting a friend so she stopped by to see us. We took her to Pho Quyen, our fav place to get Vietnamese. The rest of the day was pretty lazy. For dinner, Jon made some yummy and healthy turkey burgers.

Lots of leftovers!

It’s going to be a quiet week around here…at least for now ūüôā

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