Ever since our arrival in Boston, we seem to be constantly hungry. We’re attributing it to the cold weather and the fact that we’re on our feet all day. Perhaps, our bodies are telling us that it’s time to start working on that winter layer of insulation. Regardless of the reason, we had a craving for Italian food tonight that just could not be ignored. We’ve been staying in Cambridge when we’re away from the bus and heard that a hole-in-the-wall place called Basta Pasta would fill us with all of the marinara-topped dishes that we could ever wish for. Tonight we managed to finish the following:
During a quiet moment on the bus, we decided to turn up the stereo and open a few of our bus windows—a street side dance party was inevitable. Mary Beth and Phineas are quite the dancing pair, and for the sake of our display inside the bus, we’re requesting that all swinging, twirling and dipping remain outside of the bus.
To put it simply, the Warby Parker Class Trip breaks down to just this.
Sundays in New York are usually reserved for brunching, but since our days on the bus start at 11am, we decided to make it an early breakfast instead. Our bus is parked conveniently next to The Standard Grill, so we thought enjoying a leisurely morning meal there would be the perfect way to start our last day in the city before hitting the road. We ended up with a seriously delicious spread. Over the course of an hour we consumed:
Clearly, we aren’t the only ones who have loved using our photo booth! It’s been a hit today in the Meatpacking District—there have been full family portraits taken, solo shots with alternating frame styles, and no shortage of kids. These two were naturals. They threw on the Jasper and Ellery sunglasses without hesitation and jumped in front of the camera. They gladly agreed to ham it up for us too.
Our morning began with croissants, muffins and coffee, perfect for a brisk fall day. Before lunch rolled around, we found ourselves in the mood for another sweet treat. In an attempt to steer clear of the candy cabinet that we’ve already started on the bus (currently filled with Swedish Fish and 100 Grand Bars), we strolled over to the nearby Abingdon Square Farmers Market. We left with a bag full of Gala and Honeycrisp apples, and are now plotting future farm stand stops in other cities.
Before we actually hit the road in our bus and Ford Escape, our team has been making their way to each bus location in a few different ways. They've been hopping on the subway or a bus each morning, flagging taxis, and walking. Today, Taylor opted to take her vintage Schwinn cruiser out for a spin around the West Village before riding it over to the bus.
City riding will give you a new appreciation for the bike messengers and deliverymen who take to the streets everyday. If you've ever experienced New York walkers (eyes down, moving quickly), you know what to expect when they get behind the wheel. That being said, a helmet is a necessity!
It’s a beautiful Saturday morning and our bus is open for business in the Meatpacking District! We’re now parked on Little West 12th and Washington, right next to The Standard Grill. We recommend beginning your day there with brunch, then stepping right over to our bus—sounds like a fantastic weekend day to us!
We’re just about to pack up our frames for the night to prepare for our move to the Meatpacking District in the morning! Thankfully, the forecasts are looking clearer for the weekend—perfect for taking a stroll on the High Line right next to our bus parked on Little West 12th.
Since we’ve been parked just a few blocks from our office today, we’ve had plenty of visitors stop in to see us! Above are Kevin and Dan from our Customer Experience Team, sporting matching outfits and their Paley and Cromwell sunglasses. They’re still waiting to receive their own Warby Parker Class Trip sweatshirts to show their support for us while we’re away!