About a week and a half ago, my middle daughter and I went on an 'extended weekend' get-away to California......
Shhhhhh, don't tell Nancy, because she thinks I should move there.
The truth is: I have lived there---for almost 5 years, so it does feel like 'going home'
My daughter has this haircut that she just loves and there have only been a couple of salons that have successfully cut her hair. Her last haircut was 7 months prior and so she was 'due' for a cut. So, she asked me if I'd like to come along....
The place she loves is Vidal Sassoon and the cut is very precise....
Who can resist some time in sunshine?
|so we got on our Frontier Airlines flight.....books and magazines in tow!|
|This was the 'bunny photograph' staging area @ Fashion Island in Newport Beach|
|she LOVES make-up and this INGLOT store was brand new...so of course, we had to take a little browse|
|These were all the nail polish colors!!!|
|Our first night, we ate at Cafe R&D....we had a really yummy salad and meatloaf, mashed potatoes and other yummy things.....it's awesome. Here's the link in case you are interested: CAFE R&D|
|Here she is with her meatloaf dinner---sorry about lighting; we were outside under heat lamps and lighting was not that good|
|As you can see, quite a bit of hair came off!|
|South Coast Plaza has some 'snazzy' stores....but we were there for the haircut and the flowers....which were everywhere!|
|This was the main part of South Coast Plaza and all of the Easter decorations.....|
You should see it at Christmas!
|Here's the back....almost finished|
|and there she is....all smiling!|
|so off we went for tea!|
Paris in a Cup
|I love their little sugar cube holders....and the little tongs|
|Here's the dessert menu from Paris in a Cup....sorry it's sideways; I flipped the photo before placing, but it flipped it back...one of the quirky things about blogger|
|Then we visited many of the antique stores.....she LOVES old hats!!|
|I loved this old sewing machine and barkcloth fabric|
|We visited Savory Spice Shop...we actually have one of these in Denver|
|the weather was crisp but sunshine was upon us!|
|ooh....lookey there Rachel!!!! It's PLENTY by Yotam Ottolenghi....|
I loved looking through it...it's on my list of cookbooks to get....
|just look at the flowers....go back and look at the pictures of my garden right now and you'll know how much I LOVED seeing these colors!!!! I soaked it all in!|
|the poppies were so delightful!|
|and the water fountains there were bubbly blue|
|We had to have a little visit to Sprinkles Cupcakes|
|Love their cute little emblems!|
|We love this little cafe called Pain du Monde....here, we're having fresh organic mangoes, fresh squeezed orange juice, California Rolls, Paradise Tea and yummy coffee---I know, strange combination, huh?|
|I couldn't help but smile!!!!|
So....when I was missing for a few days, that's where I was.....we didn't buy anything really....I got a rabbit in a floral dress from Country Road Antique Store in Old Town Orange, and my daughter got a pair of shoes....but mostly, we just ate delicious food, walked around, talked, and did facials in our hotel room. We brought cleansers, scrubs and masks and took pictures of each other with masks on....they're pretty silly!!!! I wished my other daughters could have come along as well, but my youngest is in vet school and we left on Saturday night and came home on Tuesday night so that would have been two days of missed school. And my oldest daughter was actually in NYC at the same time....but hopefully, this summer we'll go again.....we do it every summer!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter Sunday....we'll all be together having a brunch; I'll be busy putting together Easter baskets for everyone and thinking of you all!!
Love and Blessings..... xx