Obviously, good food has been involved. Some highlights have been the authentic Maryland crab cakes, whiskey sours at the retirement center’s bar, and an enormous bread pudding that I shared with Kath.
And the Loehmann’s shopping was fabulous! Though I didn’t find a striped clutch, I found another cute handbag and four dresses!
I also found my nude heels when my mom and I peeked in Nordstrom rack today!! SOOOOO excited to wear warm-weather clothes, and the forecast looks awesome for the coming week.
I’m here for one more night and then I’m heading home tomorrow. It’s been great to get outta town and spend time with family.
Enjoy what’s left of the weekend. Ciao.Read More
Saturday’s wedding was delightful.
The sun popped out just in the time for the 4 o’clock ceremony (thus the squinty eyes). I really didn’t think Houston was that hot, but I’m sure the men felt differently in their suits.
The church was beautiful and I loved the candles in the background. I also think it’s sweet when the whole family goes up to the altar for a blessing.
Mr. and Mrs. Monda!!
The gals during cocktail hour:
I had my usual whiskey sour before enjoying a few glasses of champagne.
Francois wanted to be on the blog – he’s sad here because he was only poured half of a beer:)
The reception was held at a country club and the main ballroom was just beautiful.
There were tea light candles in glass balls and hydrangeas hanging from the ceiling!
The food was top notch. I especially loved the little cup of sweet coconut soup with shrimp.
The main course was beef tenderloin and stuffed quail over mashed potatoes, spaghetti squash, and haricot vert in a wine merchant sauce. You never know with wedding food, but this entree was fabulous and I managed to clean my plate.
Wedding cake, it’s what I live for.
This one was great – almost a little lemon-y with thick, traditional buttercream. My piece was small, so I split a second one with Matt. I was hoping to get my hands on just one more piece before the end of the night, but all three of the waiters I asked weren’t able to find any:(
The bride’s dress was gorgeous!!!!
And there’s an up-close-and-personal shot of Oliver on the dance floor. The band was a blast – they were able to play lots of classics as well as new songs.
There were many sad goodbyes, but I’m so glad I was able to catch up with lots of good friends. Now, it’s back to Durham, job searching, unpacking, and real life.Read More
It felt like summer today – Boston reached 77!!!
Yet, I still wore my pea coat over a flannel shirt this afternoon because I’m thawing out. When I was at the park, I actually overheard a girl talking about me to another, saying “I always check the weather in the morning…I feel so sorry for the people who have on wool sweaters and coats today.” Hey, I check the weather every morning too, but Boston is unpredictable and I was cozy in my coat, thank you.
Anywho, the weather was amazing and it allowed me to slow down a bit and appreciate being outside instead of running to and from my T stop like I usually do. Weather affects the pace of the day soo much.
In celebration of life, I poured myself a teeny tiny whiskey sour made with TJ’s sparking lemonade and a hint of lime. Perfect.
Dinner was quesadillas made with leftover pineapple pork from Sunday.
This week is flying by and, for once, I actually want it to slow down. When the weather is warm in Boston, it’s such an amazing city.
I hope you guys are having a great week filled with good weather, wherever you may be.Read More
I’ve been getting my relaxation on, first with Matt’s parents and grandpa, and then in Atlantic City!
As always, we did a small beer tasting – a wonderful imperial stout from Weyerbacher.
Matt’s grandpa is 93 and will only eat at his favorite diner – Perkins, so that’s where we dined:)
and munched on great tapas,
and enjoyed the ocean views.
and I could not ask for more.
Day 2 begins now.
(I wrote this yesterday, but had trouble publishing it @ Starbucks…)Read More
Anything exciting happen this weekend?
If you guessed that I ate and drank my way through the weekend, you’d be correct! I also laughed, a lot. You see, Kath gave Matt a gift card to a local comedy club for his birthday and we cashed it in last night for two tickets to see a visiting comedian. Matt was playing soccer yesterday afternoon, so we didn’t have a whole lot of time to grab dinner before the show downtown, so we decided to duck into one of the authentic pizza places in Boston’s North End to grab a calzone and a slice. Unfortunately, our order took a long time and we were left with only ten minutes to eat! One bite of this mushroom and mozzarella calzone though, and I didn’t really mind having to scarf down dinner because this was to-die-for. Either we’ve been eating too healthy or the Italians just know their stuff because this was seriously the best thing I’ve had in weeks (duh, cheese + dough).
Despite the appearance, this slice was actually delicious as well.
We took the last bites with us on our walk over to the comedy club. I enjoyed a whiskey sour during show.
Time for laundry folding. k bye.Read More