16 April 2007

You Say It's Your Birthday...

...Well, It's My Birthday Too!

Blushing and quite excited actually...not really though, anyone who knows me knows how much I like to have fun. Plus, being an Aries, I sometimes enjoy being in the spotlight...although, there was a large part of my life that I didn't actually like being sung Happy Birthday to. I don't know why, but it made me quite embarrassed and uncomfortable. Of course, after The Rozz was born, and started to enjoy birthdays, with the candles and all the singing, I had to suck it up and stick around for it (you know, and not run screaming from the room?) that's why it's so important to have kids around, so that you continue to do things you don't like...I mean, so you do things that stretch you and challenge you to grow in ways you'd rather not...I mean heal.

Anywho...I will be enjoying much singing and eating of cupcakes and party going this afternoon after I get home from work...


And, can I say how lovely it will be to go back to work? I feel refreshed and energized and more creative and beautiful and dynamic after the trip to Phoenix (and a little taller too) We had an amazing and incredible time...Shopped until we dropped our tired bodies into the car on Sunday (and actually left The Valley and got home at a descent time...without, I'm sorry to say, going to Trader Joe's...after IKEA though, we couldn't quite muster up the energy...of course, I just spent my food allowance on um, shoes...ahem)


I'm not exactly sure how to present the amazing weekend, so I may just do a bit at a time if that's OK with you? We started the weekend out on Friday...after texting quite a bit all day, we finally hopped into the car. I think I already told you how excited we were the whole way, feeling surreal and amazed and pinching ourselves the entire way down there...We found the hotel quite easily, and that cacuts montage thing? Totally amazing light up at night...and as promised, we could see The Fashion Square from the hotel (although we didn't have a view from our actual room)

The room was truly lovely...all done in browns and blues, a kind of Danish Modern thing happening, with a flat screen TV...a European style shower (with a rain drop shower head, or something lovely like that) There were silly little haiku's on everything from the key cards to the little signs all around the room, and as we walked into the room someone had put on a CD of fun music to welcome us...and the little player doubled as a clock and I could plug the Nano into it (since I had certainly brought it to listen to, as Dina's new car is all Mp3 ready too...oh the technology is staggering) This hotel was super swanky and fun! (make sure you check out the carpet in the hallways on the pictures below...I am a carpet person, which prompts people to sigh in disgust and roll their eyes whenever we go to Vegas...because I spend most of the time exclaiming outloud, "oh look at the carpet...just look at it!!") Our only complaint was the fact that the lighting in the bathroom, while beautiful and stylish in a large round mirror and chrome thing was totally fluorescent.

Which was bad.
Very bad.

We looked horrible.
Very horrible.

...and had to continually remind each other:

"Don't look at yourself in the mirror..." because one look and you would see things that were truly awful. We were not well represented in the mirror.


We tarted ourselves up...I mean, freshened up nicely to go out on the town to Mailee's Thai Bistro on Main...for what was an incredible dinner experience, as always...with the most lovely flirting. Oh, as I said before it's so very new to me to feel comfortable doing this, but I'm thinking with practice that it will get easier and even more fun (wink wink...see what I mean?) We were invited to try Kazimierz World Wine Bar, which was a little speak easy around the corner from another cutie restaurant Cowboy Caio right in Old Town Scottsdale. The entrance is at the back of the building, with no signage at all, only a little plaque outside the door that reads "the truth is inside" Oh my, it's dark and charming, couches all over...all stone inside, and the most wonderful mix of world music. We had fun...



and that is really understating the fact. We discovered our new signature drink...a Lemon Meringue Martini (lemon vodka, cream, a dash of fresh lemon juice and a dollop of meringue on the top) Oh yes. yes. yes. yes. We are totally committed to figuring out exactly how to make these, and will publish our recipe soon! More flirting here too...oh did we feel like beautiful ladies indeed. I didn't even know this kind of thing goes on in big cities...I know that sounds naieve, but I don't think I've ever been that open to being this relaxed within myself. Does that make sense?







Needless to say, we um went back to the hotel at an um...descent hour...to be well rested for a full day of shopping...







And, here's a little teaser for the up and coming Day one...



Oh...how to express the amazing feeling of walking into
Tiffany's?

Ready to buy something...
Being treated like a queen.

Then the joy of carrying around the signature blue bag.
Glancing down at the two individually wrapped,
and sweetly tied blue boxes inside...

The anticipation of unwrapping them...

gently retrieving the jewelry...

and wearing it for the rest of the day...

for the rest of my life...

sigh.




6 comments:

thatgirldina said...

Happy Birthday Peaches!!!!! I can't wait to see you tonight all wrapped up in your pretty party frock!

Reading this post and reliving this amazing weekend all over again is both refreshing and a little sad. I truly didn't want it to end. Which, of course, only means that me MUST do it again. And soon! Real soon. Are you available this upcoming Friday? he hee.
xoxo,
-deenie

Simplicity Wins said...

I am so hapy to hear that you had such a wonderful birthday weekend. I am a friend of Carols and am so thankful that she has found such a great friend in you. You truly seem like 2 peas in a pod. Happy Birthday!

capello said...

happy birthday!

oh my, that room is lovely. but why -- florescent? why? why? why?

oooo... pretty blue boxes. pretty.

velvet brick said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISS S!!! To a new year and a very fly and sassy NEW YOU!! You go, girl!! : )
Your trip was just too much fun to hear about Saturday night and I am having a ball reliving the stories through your posts and pictures! Love, love, LOVE the trip revisited! Thank you, again, for sharing a part of your time with us! Ohhh........can hardly stand the anticipation of you opening your blue boxes and decorating yourself!! :))
VB

Anonymous said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISS SADIE!!!!
(I attempted to post here yesterday and my ineptness sprang on how to navigate on one of these things...)
"Power of 5" we all are now. So mystical it makes me feel! What an amazing evening spent with you and fellow 5 Miss D!! The laughter we all shared was an evening never to forget!!
Till we all meet again under the Prescott stars....happy birthday sweetie...
N

sulu-design said...

Happy, happy birthday, Girl! Your trip sounds perfect - jsut what you needed. I'm so glad that you enjoyed yourself and that you splurged!

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