We’ve made it to day three, friends! Can I go back please?
Matty and I had to check out of our hotel by 11:00 a.m. so we were more-than happy to take our sweet ol’ time in the morning. While Matty slept in (he had a rough night’s sleep), I hit up the hotel gym for a nice sweat session.
After a warm-up run on the treadmill (which I thoroughly enjoyed!), I completed three sets of the Twist and Shout workout from the lovely Tone It Up girls. I loved this workout! The plie burn was my favorite because I could literally feel my entire body working the whole time. It’s definitely on my must-do workout list now! Post-workout, I refueled with a grapefruit and some protein pudding, made with one scoop of Life’s Basics chocolate protein powder and water to taste. I didn’t have any almond milk and oats on-hand to make my usual but I made do and it was still tasty!
We also had a Keurig in our room, so Matty and I enjoyed a hot cup of coffee while watching Live! with Kelly. Unbeknownst to many of you, I have a massive girl crush on Kelly Ripa. Big time. I love her attitude, her humor, and her positive outlook on life. Her guns ain’t so terrible either. Lucky for Matty, Seth Myers was co-hosting who just-so-happens to be one of his favorite SNL cast members. Win win!
Around 10:30 a.m., we checked out of the Hotel Indigo and hit the road! The two of us decided to break up the drive and stop for lunch in New Haven again. This time, per Cait‘s recommendation, we chose to dine at Claire’s Corner Copia, a charming and cozy vegetarian restaurant.
The second I stepped foot into this restaurant, I just knew Matty and I had stumbled upon a hidden gem. The inside had that Grandma’s antique store vibe and everywhere you looked, there was something positive to find!
A “LOVE” sign on the far counter.
A beautiful quote that made you think twice.
And, of course, a vegan food porn episode.
drooling looking over the menu for five minutes or so, we finally decided. Matty ordered the BBQ soy chicken pizza on whole wheat flatbread, topped with vegan mozzarella cheese.
I ordered the curried soy chicken salad, which came on top of a big bed of baby spinach, sliced avocado (and lots of it!), fresh veggies, and croutons. To be honest, the competitive side of me kicked in, as I really wanted to know whether Claire’s version measured up to mine.
Believe it or not, I like mine better! Matty also agreed (he’s honest to a fault, and would have told me otherwise if he believed it was true). I think it needed a punch of garam masala to give it that special kick. Still, it was pretty tasty! With happy bellies, we hopped in the car and were home by 5:00 p.m.
Matty and I couldn’t get over the deal that we got from Living Social! The massages alone were worth almost $240 and we got those, a gift card to Bistro 72, and two-night hotel accommodations for $355 total. Pretty crazy, huh? We were very happy with our experience in Riverhead, NY and even more happy to enjoy each other’s company.