I would like to start this post by thanking a certain friend who I appreciate so much for just getting me out of the house for a catch up and a drink. This is exactly what I needed to remind myself there are positive vibes out there no matter the situation. Parts of my life which are not ideal right now shouldn’t be casting darkness over invaluable things such as nurturing the friendships that count, and the progress made on that self-improvement/self-awareness bandwagon.
So she took me to Cloudland, it’s not Cloud 9 but it comes pretty close on Salsa night Thursdays. The décor looks luxuriously sophisticated. There are private booths surrounded by overhanging plants; there’s a waterfall, and if you look closely butterflies are encased in some of the furnishings. The crowd polishes up well too, and an extra bonus are the $10 mojito’s and margaritas!
Now back to the crowd, the suited up crowd to be exact and even on the weekends it’d be rare to find the jeans/tshirt attire in there which is what I love about it. So much that it is starting to be my regular Thursday spot. I like to use this time as a mid-week catch up with the girlfriends over a few drinks, then we mingle into the d- floor while the white trouser and matching hat man demonstrates the basic salsa moves on stage for about half an hour before moving onto more tricky moves. For the most part it’s pretty fun I get lost in the moment and feel like I’m in a dance group or something HEEEY! Hands down one of the best ways to unwind midweek….until someone stands on your foot with their stiletto heel! OMG so painful I’m still feeling it 2 or 3 weeks later! But who am I to complain when I too am guilty of doing this.