Monday, August 25, 2008

Weekend Round-Up: Bachelorette

Another weekend, another milestone in the wedding countdown! You can see all my photos here.

On Friday, we went downtown to return the shiny dress at Saks and grab a pint and light dinner with a co-worker at Foley's Pub. Back in the neighborhood, we dropped by his place to get a guitar and then had a fun jam session at our apartment.

Up at 8:45 the next morning to prepare for my bachelorette party. Jill came over at 10 and Nicole picked us up a few minutes later. We swung by to get Margaret on the way and headed straight to the coast.

We checked into our suite at the Half Moon Bay Lodge around 11:30. This modest hotel turned out to be a treat! Our room was perfectly sized, with a fireplace and a deck overlooking the golf course. We snacked until Amber arrived at 12:30.

We drove to the Poplar Street trailhead and walked along the dramatic cliffs for about 4 miles. With all the mossy and ragged terrain, it felt more like the Scottish moors than California! My curly hair loved the humidity.

We briefly explored the tiny downtown and headed back to the hotel to have champagne and lunch. My friend Sarah came up from Santa Cruz to join us around the time that Amber had to leave. We sat in the hot tub for a while and enjoyed some white wine back in the room while getting ready for the night out. It was so nice to just have this "downtime" with my friends!

At 7:00, we drove around the corner to the Ritz Carlton. Blackberry mojitos in the lounge while watching the sunset bagpiper play outside.

We sat down to a light dinner by the fireplace at 8:00. We had a friendly waiter who noticed my bachelorette sash and paid us special attention. He brought us chocolates and madelines for dessert. A perfect evening!

We drove back to the hotel around 10:30 and stayed up past 1:30 talking, drinking sailor jerry, playing jenga and smoking cigars on the deck.

Up at 7:30 the next morning feeling a little rough around the edges. We had a leisurely breakfast in the hotel cafe and packed up. I made it back home at 11:30. Rob and I watched Undeclared, did laundry and made nachos for lunch. I took a nice long nap and revived enough to make all the ribbon wands for the wedding while watching the end of the Olympics.


Kate said...

Sounds like a nice weekend! I've been to the Ritz on Half Moon Bay. It's so pretty!!

Rachel said...

Blackberry mojitos?! Can you try to remember what was in them so we can come up with a recipe?
Your weekend sounds lovely.

MissEm said...

Fresh blackberries and lots of mint all crushed up with gin, simple sugar, a little lime and soda water. Delish!

lsaspacey said...

Sooking cigars and then feeling a little rough around the edges the morning after...I wonder if the two had anything to do with each other? Hah! Glad you had a great time with your friends!!

MissMolly said...

Sounds like a perfect bachelorette party!!

amber {daisy chain} said...

Blackberry mojito did you say?! Goodness that sounds so good.