What a fun weekend! Rob and I had a quiet Friday night at home with Rob's favorite hour of TV: "Survival Friday" on Discovery and the last of the clean-up from the Moroccan party. On Saturday morning we had a quiet breakfast and prepared for the arrival of "the girls." Liz, Jackie and Sarah were coming into the city for a spa day (not a bridal shower). This group of friends from high school hardly ever gets together so this was a big event!
Each guest arrived at the apartment to a glass of champagne and a robin's egg blue ribbon. We each wore the ribbon in a different way as a sign of solidarity with our favorite bride! First stop at 12:30 was four pedicure appointments at my favorite Dolci salon:
They do such a great job there! All four of us emerged with massaged backs, scrubbed heels and shiny toes in a little over 30 minutes. Next up was tea downtown at The Palace Hotel. Such a breathtaking room, I'm so glad my Mom suggested this place:
We had about four pots of tea each while devouring the three tiers of cakes, sandwiches and scones with lemon curd. It was so fun to see all the little girls there in their best dresses. Now fully energized, we all walked up to Gump's and did some shoe shopping at the Nordstrom sale. Jackie's boyfriend, Scott, and Rob were waiting for us when we finally made it home at 6:30! Rob and I had Burgermeister for dinner and watched a DVD the rest of the night.
My cousin Heidi was visiting the city and met us for brunch on Sunday morning. We walked over to Tangerine in the fog. This restaurant has become so popular lately, and for good reason! After breakfast we walked up to Cliff's Variety and then back down to Valencia Street. I bought Jean's birthday present at Therapy! By the time Rob and I made it back home, my hips felt pretty sore and we spent the rest of the evening relaxing at home and catching up on some of our projects.