Serendipity and Brunching


Serendipity, the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way according to google.com. This was the only way to describe my past weekend.  I had such a fun filled weekend of nothing but amazingness all wrapped up in one.  I truly believe that I was Dora the Explorer in a former life, the black version of course.

First, I had brunch and mimosas at Brio with my soul sista.  We sat and talked and caught up on life.  As I am getting older, I am finding these types of interactions to be so important.  Those moments when you are not thinking about if you have a booger in your nose or if you are being loud and cackling, you can just truly be yourself because you know you’re in a safe place with your girl.  The weather was beautiful so after walking off that french toast that I do not regret, we sat outside on the bench for a bit soaking up the rays and people watching.

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Afterwards, we decided to go see Barbershop 3 and it was definitely a must see.  It was in tune with current events as far as touching on the substantial amount of violence occurring in our communities, specifically Chicago.  Even though a non laughing matter was one of the main focal points, it was a hilarious movie.  By the end, I wanted to cut Nicki Minaj, steal Eve’s husband and whoop Ice Cube’s son.  It’s not a Redbox for those of you who planned on waiting to see it, it’s worth the money.

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Another day this weekend, I was picking a friend up from JFK airport and had some time to kill, so I decided to brunch on a solo mission in Norwalk.  Brunch is clearly my thing if you haven’t noticed.  So I googled a few places and settled on a place called Mama’s Boy in South Norwalk.  Now, being from Hartford, I’ve driven through Norwalk, but I’ve never explored it or even been to a bar there.  This was a true adventure, thank God for smartphones.  The weather was still beautiful so I opted to dine outside (guilty pleasure).  This restaurant had cute little mason jars for water or sweet tea.  They had $19 bottomless mimosas and a pretty decent brunch menu.  I ordered the shrimp and grits, which was flavorful, however, the grits were a bit too gritty for me.  I would definitely try this place again and choose an alternative option.

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SONO, is what they call the area or South Norwalk, and it was right by the water and next to the aquarium.  It was a really cute place where you can bring the kids or go with your girls or the boo.  They had a little bit of something for everyone and on Sundays, the parking is free.

Simply because I was not excited for my weekend to end, I squeezed in one more brunch early Monday morning before my first meeting.  I have been wanting to try Blue Plate Kitchen in West Hartford and I always see it but never go inside.  Monday I get there minutes before brunch is about to turn into full on lunch and place my order.  I kept it simple since I was not interested in anymore gritty grits LOL and I got a waffle and a water.  Snapchat-9174943795128926225

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So yes, serendipity.  I simply did not want this weekend to end.  I was able to spend time with my soul sista and also time with myself.  I have gotten so used to spending time with me, sometimes it is scary because when other people invite themselves to my plans, I’m almost cringing.  I love being alone with my own thoughts and indulging.  It’s an amazing feeling but that’s a discussion for another day.  I hope you guys will check into some of these restaurants that I was able to experience this weekend.

As always, love, peace and hair grease!  Kidding.  Thank you all for following, You can subscribe below by entering your email, I promise I won’t flood you, comment and share!!!

 

 

 

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