I’m so happy Pam made a short trip to NYC while she was on the East Coast! First off, I am super proud of her for conquering the LIRR to get to my place. I think everyone (including her) was afraid she wouldn’t make it.
She came in on Thursday night and after a little adventure in a van, where Pam and I gossiped with no regard to the complete silence of the other passengers, we made our way to Verlaine — for the $6 lychee martinis, obvi. I thought it’d be the perfect place for our “low key” night out.
What I love is the fact that they have happy hour until 10pm. For someone who doesn’t work in Manhattan, catching the happy hours that end at 6-7pm are nearly impossible.
So we ordered our first round, and Pam downs nearly half her drink in one gulp.. And refuses to eat the calamari that I ordered to share. That’s when I realized the kind of night that was about to unfold.
Pam was always one drink ahead of me, and kept ordering two more at a time. I guess the bartender thought we weren’t having enough, so he decided to give us shots as well.
We ventured over to Beauty and Essex, a speakeasy bar which we had been wanting to check out. When you walk in, it looks like a typical pawn shop. There’s an entrance in the wall that leads you to this classy, dimly lit restaurant and lounge. The decor is reminiscent of the 1920s — so Gatsby!
I kinda felt like this.
Pam found the DJ (of course!)
We then made our way to Fat Buddha, one of my favorite places to go to. It’s just a fun place to go to when you feel like dancing.
After making friends on the streets, trying to climb into the DJ’s booth, losing coat check tickets, and burning our fingers on dollar pizzas, we caught a cab and were home and in bed by 1:30.
The next day we woke up and had some crazy laughs while recapping the night before. It’s crazy how much fun Pam and I have together, even when it’s just us two. I’m so grateful we can still make these memories together, even now while we are thousands of miles away from each other.
We are the ultimate #snookiandjwoww duo.