Thank you for sharing in my Colombia excitement! I can hardly wait. There are about 6 weeks until I go though so I'm trying to enjoy myself the fullest until then. One more reason why Anna and I recently got together for my favorite time of day: happy hour.
I'm only kind of kidding about that... but not for the reason you're thinking. I love happy hour for the glorious deals it brings. Tangled Vine, for instance, offers $6-8 pours of organic wines and $1 oysters from 5-7pm each night.
The sun was still shining when we got there. Anna and I had to meander my way through the fratty crowds at Gin Mill before taking a seat at a comfortable hightop table in the intimate yet bright Upper West Side wine bar. It was so worth it.
The company was obviously lovely, the Cabernet Franc was perfectly chilled, and the oysters were deliciously fresh. Anna seemed to enjoy her white wine trio and quail egg crostini as well. Yet another successful happy hour for the books :).
P.S. As fun and lighthearted as happy hour is, Anna and I still partook in serious conversation. We discussed our opinions and personal experiences with a topic, and serendipitously enough, I stumbled upon a related essay the following day. I'll share it in the next post. Though a bit intense, I hope you'll stay tuned.