when our friends asked us to join them at "movies in the park" in van vorst park in downtown jersey city to watch grand budapest hotel, i couldn't help but think of the fairytale version of what it would be like. tossing out the blanket in slow motion, pouring wine, eating from the iconic brooklyn slate cheeseboard, looking miraculously not-awkward and being lady-like in a cute dress while waiting for the sun to set and the park to fill with people....
our night didn't stray too far from that fairytale daydream. we could have done without the movie skipping, and the hung-tries-to-steal-all-the-pillows-ing... but ya know, you can't have it all ;) it was the "being with friends" part and the "thankful we live in a place that does this kind of stuff" part that counts! (and the rhubarb-and-random-other-fruit crisp that i pulled together in tiny mason jars right before the movie... that was good too :P that smitten kitchen recipe is SO easy and versatile!)