June was full of some fun outings. The second half of June and beginning of July have actually been super hot and miserable here with the heat index over 100 degrees and thick humidity so I've been staying indoors a lot, but sometimes I leave the apartment.
Father's Day came and went and David got some much needed shirts and a patio set. He's been dying for some patio seating since we moved in. We searched and search and he finally picked this set out from Costco. Not super my style, but it is comfy and fits on our balcony, and David likes it so that's what matters.
Of course he had to put it together afterward.
The AC unit in our front room has been on the fritz since we moved in. Luckily we have units in each room so we just leave the room doors open and our apartment is small enough to cool down okay, until we could get it fixed...sort of. These guys came to fix it, but 2 days later the same error code appeared again so they have to come back. It works a little better than it did, but still.
In June I finally bit the bullet and got my hair did here in the city. I researched salons for hours. So. Many. Salons. Finally I just said screw it and picked one that had some decent reviews and could get me in on short notice because my roots and grays were soooo bad. $260 later and my hairs were pretty again. So expensive and that wasn't even considered that expensive for NYC. I think next time I may try one of the Aveeda schools here and see how they do. Way cheaper, but a little scary. We'll see. The girl who did my hair was actually really nice and good. I like the roots a little blonder but it's grown out really naturally actually.
I also got a my first pedi in the city. It was so needed. My poor feets. I can't hardly touch them anymore with my belly so tight and big! I went to Pinky which is a chain here I guess. It was pretty good for the cheap price. I will be back.
Here is a strawberry shortcake David made for me. It's huge! Made with the Madeleines from Costco. Yummy. Haven't tried them? Go. Buy a box. You'll thank me later.
Waiting for the train.
The city is a "No Ankle Zone" for me. Seriously. The puffiness of this last trimester of pregnancy for me has been ridiculous. I blame the heat, humidity and all the walking that is required here. Only the flip flops fit me now.
June 21st (the longest day of the year) was Make Music New York day and there were hundreds of free concerts all over the city. It was seriously so cool. I only went to a couple since it was hot and, if you haven't heard, I'm really pregnant. This one was a group of singers singing a classical piece by the Bow Bridge in Central Park.
Lots of people came to watch.
About half the singers were actually in boats of the shore.
People listening from Bow Bridge.
The other thing I went to was an impromptu choir outside St. John the Divine.
There was a director and musicians, but all the people just printed the music at home and showed up to sing. It was really good. They sang Requiem.
I would have sang with them but I didn't print out the music at home before hand (it was like 80 pages) and it was all in Latin.
Later that day there was a jazzy group playing outside a brownstone on our street so we sat out on our balcony and listened for awhile. Pretty cool.
The next day was a Saturday and David and I headed to Brooklyn for some eats.
Here I am at 36 weeks on the Brooklyn side of the bridge.
We went to Juliana's of course. The. Best. Of. All. The. Pizza. In. The. World. The guy with his back to the pic in the doorway is Patsy Grimaldi, the owner of Juliana's (not Grimaldi's which is next door and confusing, I know, but trust me, Juliana's is the original Grimaldi's).
So good David is deep into his pizza at this point.
Afterward we went to the Brooklyn Bridge Park.
And got some ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory which was way better than I thought it would be.
After that we actually went to another place in Brooklyn and had more ice cream. We are ridiculous. Van Leeuwen in Brooklyn was on some top rated ice cream list that David read so we had to try it. It was actually amazing. We both really like Brooklyn a lot. They have good food over there.
June 29th (the next Saturday) David and I ventured downtown for some authentic Argentine food. We went to Buenos Aires Restaurant which boasted authentic Argentine fare so David was excited. He said he hadn't been able to find authentic Argentine chorizo since he was in Argentina years and years ago. We walked in and he was very hopeful that everything we ate there would be just like in Argentina. Everyone who worked there was Argentine, which is a good sign.
We ordered the chorizo (the sausage) and empanadas as appetizers. David was in heaven. He said the chorizo was right on point. This is the only place in the states he's ever had it were it tasted just like on his mission. The empanadas were really good too...and the chimichuri on the right. Love it.
David got ribs as his main course, which were also good and authentic...
but my skirt steak was by far the winner. I gave him half. Those Argentine's really know how to cook beef.
After that we wanted something sweet so we headed over to Big Gay Ice Cream around the corner. It is supposed to be pretty amazing, hence the line outside.
I have to say the ice cream concoctions there are very good. We weren't too impressed with the actual soft serve itself. It's fine and all, but nothing to write home about. What is good is the concoctions they have come up with. I got some waffle cone with carmel and sprinkles and nutella and chocolate. So good!
As you can see, we've pretty much been eating our way through the city since we arrived in New York. I guess I better do it while I'm pregnant and have an excuse to be so big! After the baby is born it'll be so hard to not eat all the yummy food here!