Lazy Sunday Cafe Days: Cafe Fuel America

I love lazy Sundays spent at a cafe. Cafe with great coffee, food and awesome interior. There used to be one near where I lived but now that’s a little far away so I didn’t have a hang out spot until I found this gem around the corner from my house: Fuel America.

I went inside and immediately loved the interior design. The lighting, the furniture, the wall decorations, the way to cafe is set up, etc. My favorite, however, was the little art corner I discovered. On the shelf were drawing books, sketch books and lots of color pencils, markers, crayons and sharpies :).

While my sister was studying, I managed to get some reading done and doodle on the pages sipping my cafe latte. It’s a perfect spot to just relax and get some work done as well! Oh, not to mention, I love the music they play there as well! Can’t remember a particular song so I’m just gonna share with you what I’m listening to right now, haha.

Definitely going to make it a regular visit :) I actually can’t wait for the weekend so that I can go back.

Feel free to join me for a little study date!

On nom nom: Getting my Japanese fix

I love sushi – who doesn’t?? But I do really love sushi and I think I could live off of it. I haven’t found a good sushi place in Boston though – and most are well… pretty pricey. Which is why I often crave sushi but only treat myself once in a while until I found this gem!

My friend Bessie and I were craving sushi but didn’t know where to go. So she went on Yelp and found a small restaurant in Chinatown called Avana Sushi! Good find!

Avana Sushi is located in some small ‘food court’ area (with maybe like one bubble tea shop) and is kind of confusing to find at first. It’s an open area with a sushi ‘bar’ – the appearance may throw you off a little bit but don’t worry. The staff, super friendly. The menu has great selections and cheap! I ordered two rolls and the bill came out to be around $15 – and I was stuffed! The portions are big and food was yummy.

People wrote cute little messages and drew pictures of the Sushi Master. Haha

Craving this right now

I definitely recommend this place if you want to get your sushi fix at a cheap price. Of course, it’s not a fancy restaurant and not AMAZING sushi but for the price we paid, we were very satisfied. Speaking of ‘non-fancy’ restaurant.. there was a couple dressed really well laughing and taking photos next to us – I think it was their first date and they thought the place would be a proper restaurant – probably never thought they’d be sitting next to a cell phone store and a storage room in a black dress and a nice suit – but they were having a great time, took photos with the sushi master and left saying ‘we’ll come back soon!’ It was cute. Haha – so yes, if you are looking for a fancy first-date restaurant, this is not the place.

Otherwise, I ‘ll definitely be going back for more sushi soon! Gosh – I’m craving sushi right now :S

Looking for a Girls’ Night Out in Boston?

I’ve never been a ‘huge group’ kind of person. I’ve always had my small group of friends who enjoy similar things – including just lounging in a cafe for hours and hours with infinite amount of topics to talk about despite the fact that we see each other 24/7. Coming to Boston and being busy with school, work and trying to adjust to the change, I lost that. However, I have no one else to blame for that but myself, which has become very apparent to me lately. With a bit of effort, messaging and gathering the right group of people, you can have a successful Girls’ Night Out in Boston – that doesn’t necessarily include going to a bar and looking pretty.

I decided to invite a group of fun girls out to the Donkey Showwhich you know I’ve seen a few times. I’ve only been to the show with a group of friends mix of guys and girls and never with just girls.  What can be more perfect than a group of girls watching half naked guys covered in glitter dance on stage?

Before the show, we decided to meet up for some ribs! We headed over to Red Bones in Davis Square – which was definitely an awesome choice! I got the steak tips – which I wasn’t a huge fan of because it was sweet but it was good nonetheless and I will definitely go back to try other things on the menu. My fault for going to Red Bones and not getting ribs – right? Portions are huge, staff is friendly and the drink menu is great. I recommend the Raspberry Margarita. Yumm!

Afterwards, we headed down to Harvard Square for the 10:30 Donkey Show. It was my third time seeing the show – and they never disappoint. I can dance and have a blast even without a drop of alcohol but I did definitely notice that the 10:30 crowd danced a bit more than the 7:30 crowd. All the girls had a great time dancing, watching the show and talking to some of the casts at the end. I am definitely going back because I don’t think I can ever get sick of the show but I definitely want to try watching the other shows as well – I hear the Roller Disco is fun too.

Playing patty cakes with one of the fairies – Photo Courtesy to @BessieJKing

After the show

So – if you are looking for a fun Girls’ Night Out, head over to Harvard Square for lots of glitter and fun! Remember to buy your tickets online in advance since the show is getting popular and tickets run out fast! :) The show is on every Saturday at 7:30 pm and 10:30pm. Both are awesome options – you can go to the 7:30 show and go out afterwards or go to dinner, get drinks, go to the 10:30 show and still go out afterwards ;)

What do you like to do on your Girls’ Night Outs?

**Sorry boys, maybe I’ll do a post on Guys’ Night Out soon but I’d need some help putting that together.

More info:

Red Bones, 55 Chester Street · Somerville, MA  02144 – get off Davis Sq. T stop and it’s a couple of blocks walk located in an alleyway past the Somerville Theater!

Oberon (where the Donkey Show is held at), 2 Arrow Street, Harvard Square – get off at Harvard Sq. T-stop and walk down away from Harvard.