Favorite New Place
Common Bond is a brand-new bakery here in Houston that wants to be the best bakery in the world. The pastry chefs working there have worked at some of the best places in the world and I have been waiting for this place to open so I could try it out. They had a soft opening on Wednesday and luckily, one of my friends and coworkers loves to try new places as much as I do. We met for breakfast - an almond croissant for me and buttermilk biscuits with gravy and bacon for my friend (and we shared!) - and it was all great. We also tried their kugelhopfs. They're dense little pastries coated in sugar with golden raisins (I think?) throughout. At first I didn't like them, but then they grew on me. The restaurant was full of natural light and had a lot of little touches in terms of decor that I loved. I'm glad it lived up to the hype and I can't wait to go back!
Love the big windows (we sat at a table in that corner) and the cute coffee bar | Yum, pastries | A cute way to divide the line from the seating.
So, if you don't know me, then this sounds crazy coming after I just described a trip to the bakery, but I decided to start working on being less... sloth-like this week. A friend and I set individual goals with the same end date (June 30) and if we both achieve them, we're going out to get our nails done. I never want to spend money on that but I love having it done so it seemed like a good little motivator! The goal has made me work out two of the three nights since we set it, so I am already feeling good. I like having something non-edible to work toward sometimes!
Dave Matthews Band is tonight! I have been looking forward to this concert since I ruined the surprise that we were going. I'm currently listening to their Live from Red Rocks album... from 1995. So basically they've been making music since I was in elementary school, cool. Two fun DMB and me facts for you: 1) My wedding gift to Andrew was a silver guitar pick that says "You & Me to the end of the world" and our wedding date on it from the song "You & Me" which lives in a case on his keychain and 2) My blog name comes from the common phrase eat, drink, and be merry, of course, but at least once a week when I think of it I get the song "Tripping Billies" in my head.
Life is pretty good right now, other than the feeling that there isn't enough time in the day. I have to work on Sunday but we all get a three day weekend next weekend, so I'm going to focus on that...
Linking up with Amanda!