5.28.2009

The perfect day...

Nina posed this question on her wonderful blog the other day: What would your perfect day look like? Here's mine! (Oh, and I stole the massage idea from the lovely Carolyn, who blogged about her own perfect day here!)

I wake up slowly on crisp, white sheets, and allow myself to lay quietly for a few minutes before opening my eyes. Once fully awake, I open my eyes to see sunlight streaming through the windows, blanketing my apartment in a soft, warm glow.

I begin the day with a refreshing run through the park. The running trail is lined with lush green foilage and rows of bright tulips. The weather is perfect - not too cold and not too hot. As I run, I inhale the sweet scent of honeysuckle.

Back at my apartment, I light some candles and take a long, hot bubble bath, allowing myself to soak for as long as I want in the rose and chamomile-scented water.

Breakfast is a Chai tea latte and bowl of Greek yogurt drizzled with honey and topped with lots of fresh berries. Afterward, I spend a few minutes catching up on my favorite blogs and reading the New York Times Style section online.

After breakfast, I meet up with my best girlfriends and we find a funky neighborhood to explore. We browse through several wonderful antique stores, a great used bookstore, and a fabulously chic shoe boutique, where I score a perfect pair of bright red heels. We eat lunch at a quaint little French cafe, sitting outside on the terrace to enjoy the nice weather. I have a divine tomato-basil-mozzarella salad and some Tuscan bread with a wedge of creamy Brillat-Savarin cheese, and a flute of lemon-flavored sparkling water.

After lunch, I go to my artist's studio (In my perfect day, I have one!) to work on some of my drawings for awhile. As I draw, I listen to Ingrid Michaelson and Regina Spektor (two of my favorites). To satisfy my afternoon chocolate craving, I have a small mug of Ghirardhelli hot chocolate and a single pink Marc de Champagne truffle.

I leave the artist's studio and go to my yoga studio for an intense, juicy yoga practice with my favorite yoga teacher. After yoga, I get a massage here (I've had one here before and it was absolutely incredible) which concludes with some hot stone therapy.

Then it's time to head back to my apartment to get ready for dinner with the boyfriend. I take a nice, long shower, then do my hair and makeup. (I'm having a good hair day, of course.) I put on a cute black dress with the red heels I bought earlier in the day. My boyfriend has made reservations at a tiny, impossibly romantic little Italian trattoria. We sip red wine and dine on Linguine Frutti di Mare. Dessert is a chocolate-hazelnut torte and champagne.

After dinner, we spontaneously duck into a little Cuban dive bar and find ourselves among friendly strangers who teach us how to salsa! The bartender gives us free mojitos, and we dance and dance until we simply can't dance anymore. Then it's home and to bed for a peaceful night's sleep.


Your turn! What does your perfect day look like?

Photo by flirtypants via Flickr.

5 comments:

A "cheery" disposition said...

sounds like a lovely day.

naturally nina said...

oh my goodness!! how amazing... i am drooling!! :)
i love your details. thanks so much for sharing!

i am sure you will have your perfect day before you know it ;)

xo nina

Lauren said...

Ohhh I want to try the massage place!

AnalieseMarie said...

You definitely should! Ask for Yana (think that's how it's spelled...). She is incredibly friendly and she has magical hands!

Melita said...

wow, that sounds pretty darn amazing!!

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