Monday, May 18, 2009

The Weekend's Best Bargains

Since most of my Island friends graduated from their respective colleges this weekend, I was prepared to have a pretty boring Saturday and Sunday spent alone on my faire isle. However, you can never really be alone when you've got a neighboring isle that's way to chock full of adventures (ahem, and sales!) to conquer! After my Saturday afternoon and evening of Planet Fitness, shopping, pedicures, sushi, and the diet-killing-yet-oh-so-worth-it Coldstone Creation of "Cookie Doughnt You Want Some" (which is utter HEAVEN, by the way!), I began my Sunday with another morning extravaganza at P-Fit. P-fit is really a gym miracle, if you like to get down to the fitness basics, that is. It's small and unintimidating, with a full supply of cardio equipment, weights, and circuit stations. It lacks a cycling studio (or any fitness studio for that matter), but at $5 dollars to join and $10 a month thereafter, it is completely worth it, especially if you're on a student budget.

Post-gym, my sister, my aching thighs, and I LIRR-ed into the City for an afternoon of -- you guessed it! -- discount shopping. In the two hours we had before our dinner reservations at TAO, we made it from Loehmann's on 17th and 7th to Filene's Basement on 18th and 6th. I made two super sweet purchases: this Romeo & Juliet Couture (never really heard of them, but the top is FABULOUS!) top in a very me lime green, and this Vineyard Vines print in a wrap tube dress. I can't wait to wear them both to one of my upcoming graduation parties! No joke, but from now until July, I have between one and three every weekend!

TAO proved to be everything I dreamed. It's been on my destination list for quite a while now, making me thrilled to cross it of my master list. If you haven't been for dinner yet, DO IT! The price fixe menu is like a year-round restaurant week. Each bite, from my pork potsticker appetizer, to my Chilean sea bass entree, to my chocolate spring roll dessert was better than the next. And, to top it all off, each waiter wears a black kimono, adding to the pan-Asian ambiance! I will definitely trek to TAO again!

Per my last post, Things 2 Ruin was better than ever. I'm definitely obsessed.