Warning there will be lots of photos of cats and cat-shaped things.
NYC Meow Parlour is part cafe and part cat heaven. The idea came from crowded Asian cities with small apartments that wouldn’t allow pets. These cafes let you interact with cats in a homey environment, without having the responsibility of being a full-time cat mom (or dad).
It’s kind of perfect. If I didn’t have two cats of my own, I’d probably live at a cat cafe.
The best part, they’re adoptable! But I can’t imagine the cats wanting to leave. The cat cafe was glorious – so many places for them to climb, sleep, and play!
We went in the middle of the day, so the cats were doing what they do best.
This is an ottoman with a cat bed inside. Brilliant.
Our trip wouldn’t be complete without some excitement.
There was lots of drama over the toys.
Sleeping in the toy box because #yolo.
My friend Sara and I booked our visit to the cafe months in advance! That’s how busy it is! So as not to exhaust the poor kitties, they limit the amount of people who can visit the cafe in a day.
You can also purchase coffee and treats at the cafe across the street and bring them into the cat area. Are you ready for this?
So many cat shaped sweets!
It was all very cute. And tasty!
The whole cafe was super cute and calming. It had everything you’d find in your favorite coffee shops, plus cats!
A few of you have seen this already since I spoiled it with my instagram and twitter, but I still feel it warrants a post, because this needlework couldn’t be more relevant to my life, thanks to my kitty with an extremely sensitive stomach.
There are three cats living in our apartment. I’ve seen all three of them puke (this just got weird), but, really, the ultimate perpetrator is this guy.
You can tell by his pudgy stomach that he loves food and snuggles. (Although, I think the latter is often forced on him.) And he looks so cute when he cleans his face after gorging. You can guess what will happen next…
This pattern is from Craftster. It didn’t come with color codes, but here are the floss colors I used.
Black Text – DMC 310
Green Border – DMC 988
Light Pink Large Hearts – DMC 3326
Dark Pink Small Hearts DMC 309
Dark Grey Kitties – Presnica 8756
I had no idea when I started this project (back in January) how well it would match my future apartment’s walls.
Ok, here’s the big reveal. I’ve been hiding this from you, dear readers. My walls are pink and green.
It’s the reason why you haven’t seen any apartment tours. I know they don’t look that bad (especially in this photo), but they are that bad. When we signed the lease, we thought we could deal with it, but now, three months in, we’re simply annoyed. My roommate and I aren’t exactly the best at interior decorating, and we can’t paint, so please let us know if you have any suggestions for decorating around this mess.
Ryan and I bought a CSA share from a local farm, so we’ll be getting fresh veggies every other week. We visited the farm yesterday, which made it all the more meaningful.
This week’s haul included fresh carrots, kale, swiss chard, strawberries, cilantro, and green beans.
Needless to say it was a big day for all of us.
Watson found a new home in the CSA bag.
Watson got stuck in his new home.
Riley got a special kale treat.
And Watson was jealous.
How much do you love this necklace?
I love it.
Here’s a close up of the cat:
From Tilly Bloom, via Meowsk
This daily wall calendar shreds up the days. This seems like something my cats would have a field day with.