Social Sunshine

Happy new week everyone! 

It’s hard to believe that we are coming to the end of our first month in 2019. BUT LIKE seriously though…where does the time go? I swear it goes by faster each and every year. 

Before I move on to this week’s post, I just want to extend a huge, heartfelt “thank you” to everyone for the support and love from last week’s post. It was truly humbling to get so many messages from people and just seeing the love shared in facets all over social media. It ended up being my most viewed blog post to date, which is awesome. Words can’t really describe how thankful I am for all of you who come back week after week to join in the antics of Mr. Sunshine. 

Anyhoo, on to this week’s post! Quick shout out to my friend AND “porch buddy for life (PB4L),” Rainer for the topic idea! 

I’ve lived in the incredibly cool city of Lancaster for just over two years now. And for those who follow my life and know me, realize that I’m always on the go…and I mean ALWAYS. Therefore, if you ever run into me out and about in the city, it is a rare occurrence…which means you should either circle the date on your calendar or try your luck at playing the lottery. 

So…what are my favorite “hot spots” to experience in the city when I’m out and about for those rare occurrence evenings? Well, read on to find about my faves! 

1.    The Fulton Theatre

-I know. I know. Shocker! It’s ok…you can tell me your jaw dropped to the floor. I’ll wait. This one is like a given to anyone who knows me. I’m a sap when it comes to theater and the arts, so naturally, this is one of my favorite spots to spend an evening. Dazzling costumes, talented individuals, electrifying choreography, and luscious sets and sound make for an enchanting evening worth every penny. There are so many shows that I want to see this season, so if you are someone who appreciates the arts, hit me up and maybe we can plan a night of supporting live theatre. And what is the show that I’m most excited for this season?! Hands down without a doubt it is Mamma Mia! 

2.    Pottery Works 

-The place where the creative brain can be unleashed! A wonderful way to decompress from the stressors of life whilst in the company of friends and possibly even some adult cocktails too! There are so many choices of pottery to choose from that it can be a bit overwhelming at first; however, once those artistic juices are flowing it’s no stopping! Seriously…so much fun! Now if I could just get the same motivation and energy that I have when painting pottery to paint my actual house…

3.    The Pressroom 

-Whether it is a team dinner with my co-workers or date night with good friends before a night at the theatre, this place has got it all! Fabulous cocktails, wonderful service, cute waiters and bartenders (yeah, I said it…get over it), delicious food, and a fun, laid-back atmosphere. I can say that in all the times that I’ve populated this place, I’ve never had a drink or meal that I didn’t enjoy. My favorite menu item and cocktail combination is the grilled marinated chicken and Moscow Mule. The perfect pair…well…it is for for me and my tummy. And…you know what’s even better?! The fact that you can enjoy this place year-round with their outdoor Park Bar too! It is a casual, simple outdoor area to enjoy fun and companionship with good friends along with the deliciousness known as FROSE! Literally…SO GOOD. 

4.    The Belvedere Inn 

-This is one that should also come as no surprise to anyone who knows me. There are so many wonderful things about this place almost too numerous to mention. Cocktail beverages to die for, food that is so incredibly tasty, spectacular staff, great atmosphere, a grand piano, and a hallway of mirrors…which can still freak me out to this day. My current obsession is the Hammond Pretzel Crusted Pork Cutlet. It is to die for. As far as cocktails, I can’t really say what my favorite is because I usually end up just asking for “something fruity” from the bartender whenever I end up here. This place is also within walking distance for me (or running distance…yes, I ran home one night, but that’s a story for another time). 

One of my favorite things about the city is that I can walk almost anywhere. I can step out of the bright blue door of my casa and take my legs in any direction to find something unique, inspiring, and fun! 

And what’s one more perk about the city? I get to live only a few houses down from my best friend, which is pretty cool. How many people in life can say that?! But like…that’s pretty awesome if you ask me! Be jealous.

There you have it! Some of my Lancaster favorites! I know it isn’t a huge list; however, in the world of someone with three jobs, trying to run 1000 miles, and participating in shows at the EPAC, there isn’t always time to check out all the cool places the city has to offer.

Well, friends. The clock is about to strike 11pm, which means I’m turning into a pumpkin, so it’s time to bring this blog to a close. 

Until the next time we meet…and who knows, maybe it will be at one of these great places in Lancaster City?! You just never know, so be on the lookout. Mr. Sunshine could be right around the corner!

Sprinkle sunshine always,