Hi Hi, loves! Sharing my very last (Halloween) weekend in RVA with you all! I honestly cannot believe this 4 month stint is almost done! I was talking with a client the other day about how Adam will be home soon and 1) how this time has surprisingly gone quicker than I so sadly imagined as I stood in the kitchen and cried my eyes out on July 22nd after saying goodbye to my babe 2) that we really have been able to see each other a whole lot during these months apart -- 6 weekends in RVA + 1 weekend home + 1 weekend in NYC. I am beyond grateful that this film was so close and I was able to see my love so often. (I know we won't always be this lucky)
So! Our weekend was even better than I initially planned for, as the shoot schedule got pretty turned around due to rain. I was anticipating Adam having a crazy late Thursday night (wrap around 3am) + a full on night shoot on Friday (wrap at 7am Saturday). Much to my surprise, he beat me home from the airport on Thursday night which allowed us to have a nice dinner together + he was home by 830pm on Friday night. With all the being said, my poor babe was super run down from the week, sick & on antibiotics. Thursday night was a quick dinner at one of our fave RVA haunts, Rappahannock, & home to passss out so Adam could be up and out the door by 5am. Eek...
Friday, I spent the day solo, did some work online + some studying for something I have going on starting next week. I went to the market + got outside to soak up a truly perfect fall day! I hopped on Adam's bike and headed out for an amazing 2 hour bike ride thru the country, all along the Virginia Capital Trail. This trail is pretty rad and you don't even know how badly I wish we had something like this in CLT! Thanks to Wiki, I can share with you that the VC Trail is for bicycles & pedestrians ONLY (amazing!) & runs for 55 miles between Richmond, Jamestown & Williamsburg. I'm not sure how many miles I got in, but I rode for over an hour before I turned around. Too bad I couldn't have just kept riding in the same direction and hitched a ride home because my glorious, I'm-in-love-with-life (joy)ride that I was so thoroughly enjoying in one direction turned into a not so fun, against-the-wind, snot-running-down-my-face, fuck-this-bike-ride very quickly! haha Needless to say, me and my cold bones were happy to be home and take a warm shower.
Around 830pm, my boo thang got in and we simply enjoyed the night with each other.
Saturday sleep-in's, superfoods brekkie bowls & coffee, followed by a 4ish mile walk all over downtown Richmond with a pit stop into Union Market for lunch. Side Note. Richmond is an amazing city to get a really awesome power walk in. The city reminds me of San Fran, with killer hills all over the place. There's also a couple spots with some insane stairs if you feel so inclined. We wanted to check out a rad spot called The Dog & Pig Show, but they were closed for a private party. (poop!) Back at home, we chilled out, I put Adam & I thru a deep stretch sesh + some foam rolling. I made us some salads, sipped on some vino, showered and got ready to head out to our Halloween parteee.
SO sad this place was closed -- it looked so sweet inside!
a little legs up the wall & foam rolling action
kinda sad we got like no good pics for Halloween but oh wells ... we were Oktoberfest Peeps in Lederhosen :)
Sunday was super chill & rainy. We headed to Fresh Market to get everything we needed to make chicken soup and had a few friends over that night. While we were out, we found our way to Burger Bach - A New Zealand GastroPub for a super yum lunch! This was my first time here and omg, so good! They serve super high-quality, grass-fed beef & lamb burgers, free-range chicken & veggie burgers. Everything is super fresh, naturally sourced, organic & hormone free! #winning We split a lamb burger with no bun + an order of fries. I'm not one for sauces, like ever! But this place offers all these can't-resist sauces to dip your FF's in and we opted for the Curry Sauce. It was amazeballs!!
I made this totally random warm chia porridge with crazy ripe smashed bananas + organic PB for breakfast. It was kind of amazing
another winner from Bon Appétit, we used this Double-Dark Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe. It was so simple & so good. No noodles for moi
And as always, first thing Monday AM I was up and off to the airport to head back to CLT. Thanks for tuning in! xx