Monday, October 5, 2015

Hello October

I sound like a broken record over here but why is time moving faster and faster??  I know, its not time it's me, I just need to slow myself down maybe!!

The hubs and I celebrated the return of school year with a little getaway for us adults and it was fabulous.  The Ritz at Half Moon Bay, California has been on Dr. Beautiful's list for years and last month we crossed that one off.  As expected, it was perfection.

You feel like you are driving up to castle when you enter the property

a room with a view

in true Ritz form, you are serenaded by a bagpiper every night at sunset

Once the sun goes down, the fire pits all over the property go up...

We got up before sunrise one day for an early morning bike ride...

and I couldn't get enough of the seals (or sea lions)

We checked out the town of Half Moon Bay (darling)

and met some friends in nearby Palo Alto for dinner

they knew we were coming...

We also spent a day in the little seaside town of Santa Cruz

with an awesome arcade

and mounds of seals (or sea lions)

The drive back up the PCH was beautiful

we made it back to catch the sunset

We spent our last day and night in San Francisco

and visited Alcatraz 

so cool plus I got a bonus history lesson

Our last meal of our trip was hands down the best!!

OMG this was so good!!

It was the perfect 5 day trip.  

Time to plan a new vacation;)

Friday, September 4, 2015

Freedom Weekend

This weekend one of my best friend's ex- husband is getting remarried.   She wanted the divorce, she is happy, she is dating someone new, but I still sometimes cannot wrap my brain around the fact that they are no longer a couple and as we like to quote Taylor over here, "they are never, ever, ever getting back together" (like ever)

Us girls need to stick together so we are having a little freedom celebration in honor of my friend, while across town there will be a wedding going on.  

Nothing but the best for my girl so we are starting with a brunch on the patio of The Four Seasons

and we are doing it up right.

There will be a tulle table runner

there will be centerpieces of all white flowers

there will be splits of prosecco for every guest

and there will be cake

afterwards we will hop in the pool and drink ourselves silly until the day is officially over

This weekend we are toasting to a lifetime of happiness, no matter how or where you find it!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Well Hello

I really did not intend to basically take off the entire summer but I think the school age kids are on to something.  No work, no responabilities, not a care in the world, and you don't have to be accountable for anything for 3 months.  Unfortunatley,  all good things must come to an end.

I spent a good portion of my summer in the Hamptons of the mid west (Michigan)

Chicago is just a hop, skip, jump, and train ride away so we went to see Heather (and her hubby's insanely gorgeous and delicious restaurant)

and Taylor
Swift, that is at Soldier Field

and ate like it was the end of the world

Cupcake ATM (brilliant)

Summer House Santa Monica


Dylan's Candy Bar

I swear we did other things besides eating
Kayak Chicago anyone??

and those Divvy Bikes were a god send!

I spent some time in Petosky, Michigan which I think feels like the top of the world

and a visit to Detroit to see my sister

After being gone for most of July it was time to come home

and now the countdown to fall begins, my days of doing this are numbered!!

boo hiss!!!