Lunch at the rooftop patio of Cafe Nervosa. This place, home to my most favorite roof-top patio in town has everything I could possibly ask for and then some more, a charmingly laid back yet stylish decor, simple but tasty food.
I love everything about it - the worn black white checkered pattern on the wood floor, old type font printed cushions, fluffy yet solid burlap covered pillows, wrought iron lamps and candle holders, black and white striped awnings and a soundtrack that sets a happy mood yet does not interrupt conversations.
Funny enough, the one dish that I had originally wanted to try on the menu was the spaghetti with mushrooms, yet every I have tried many other dishes except for that one. Ha ha....I guess I am saving myself an excuse to visit again if for nothing else. The experience of spending a late afternoon here is a manifestation of everything I want my life to be, simple....meaningful...beautiful.
I want to remember this late afternoon, the sky was a perfect blue with wispy white cotton candy clouds. I want to remember the beautiful music, the warm slight breeze, the people...conversing about meaningless nothings...the server with his Italian accent and mischievous wink. Most importantly...I will remember...how I felt...at peace with myself and the world.
I will remember this beautiful afternoon...forever.