Monday, May 20, 2013

Some May Shenanigans

Wow. WOW. I honestly did not mean to take a week's hiatus but life got in the way - in the best possible way!

First, so many people asked me how my reunion was. I really did not know what to expect but it was soooo fun! Everyone looked the exact same - with a little less hair on their heads and a little more hair on their faces :) To be perfectly honest, we had planned on "making an appearance" and staying for an hour or so, but we ended up having such a great time that we stayed the entire time!

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A group of us met up at my friend Allison's apartment before the reunion for some wine and cheese - she lives literally a block away from the bar where it was being held so that was very convenient! Of course we had to take a little pic before we went - a good thing since it was a billion degrees outside and this was basically the best I looked all night. Ha!

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This is the only other picture I took - I was so busy chatting with different folks that I forgot to take any pictures! I also was too busy to eat anything, which is highly unusual :) But after standing for more than a hour near the bar talking and laughing with everyone I needed to sit... luckily a whole table of my girlfriends was right across the way. It was so nice seeing the ones who were in from out of town, and catching up with the ones who I see often/live right around the corner! 

So that was last weekend. And the fun continued a few days later.... Last week there were two Jewish holidays in the middle of the week so my mama and I decided to hop on over to our favorite city for a little Vegas action!

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We arrived late Tuesday night. We were staying at Aria so we decided just to eat dinner there rather than running all over the strip, so we went to Julian Serrano for some tapas. It was very good! If you go I recommend the patatas bravas and the goat cheese stuffed dates for sure.

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We spent most of Wednesday laying by the pool - it was GORGEOUS, not too hot with a nice breeze. Isn't the Aria pool pretty? We got two chaise lounges right by the water fountains. I couldn't get over what a difference it was being there in the middle of the week, since usually we go for the weekend - so much less crowded! It was so nice!

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Pretty mama before dinner at Cut! We decided to change it up a bit and went to Wolfgang Puck's steakhouse Cut in the Palazzo rather than our favorite go-to, Craftsteak. I can write more on this if anyone is interested but it was delicious - probably one of the best steaks I've ever had. I'm happy we finally tried it!

Beautiful butterflies on the ceiling in Aria:

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We spent Thursday in the mall - I tried to remain strong during NO SHOPPING MAY and thankfully my wonderfully supportive mother bought me an adorable leopard skirt that I would have been terribly sad to leave behind :)

We got home from Vegas on Thursday night - just in time for me to unpack my bag and REPACK it... because the next morning R and I headed up to Santa Barbara for his best friend's wedding! #somanytrips #ilovetraveling #readytojustlayonthecouch

I'll be back tomorrow with a FULL recap on that, cuz it was awesome. In the meantime I'll just mention that Ram was the MC for the wedding and PERFORMED A SONG IN SPANISH TO THE DELIGHT OF EVERYONE GATHERED. Get excited for all the details tomorrow :)

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