Tuesday, June 26, 2007

What a weekend.

What happens when you put four women together without kids or husbands for a weekend? FUN, FUN, FUN! OMG. I just had such a wonderful weekend. Three friends and I just spent a fabulous weekend together in San Francisco. Now first you must know that I lived in the Bay Area and San Francisco for many years and the three other ladies lived there as well. Therefore this was not a tourist trip to the City, but a pampering trip to the city!

The weekend was planned to celebrate the upcoming birth of my friend, Shelli’s, second child. She didn’t want a baby shower so we happily obliged with a day of pampering instead.

Aimee, Shelli, Julie and I all met on the very first day of our freshman year of college 17 years ago. We were all roommates at some point or another throughout college and our families still vacation together. I talk to Aimee everyday and Shelli as often as possible. Aimee, Shelli and I lived together on a lake for a summer during college. Aimee and I traveled to Greece and Italy our senior year. Shelli and I traveled for a month in Ireland after college. Shelli nearly beat my parents to the hospital when I had my first child and Aimee kept me busy the day before I had my second. Shelli and her husband, Murph, are Julie’s son’s godparents. Suffice it to say we have a lot of history together. A LOT OF HISTORY.

Aimee, Shelli and I started our day with a yummy breakfast at the Corral Steakhouse in Pacifica. The weather was superb and I love eating there because the restaurant is on an actual horse ranch. So while eating a culinary feast I was able to watch people working their horses.

We then met Julie on our drive to the city. Our first stop was Teashi for lovely pedicures. Super cute place, full of light and very comfortable.

We hightailed it across town and made our way to Bloomingdales for make-up at the MACcounter. This was such a wonderful treat. We surprised Julie and Shelli with appointments to get our make-up done. We had way too much fun. Rather than spending an hour there we spent 2 and half hours. The make-up artists were great and added to our fun. I changed my lipstick color three times! Then we bought out all the make-up at the counter. Oh, and then someone found the shoe department where there was a huge clearance. Yikes!

Because we had spent so much time at Bloomingdale’s, we had to change our clothes in a parking lot, but this did not dampen our spirits at all. As a matter of fact it was fun trying to shield each other from oncoming traffic. We laughed so much.

We had dinner at the very sumptuous Salt House. Although this was the first time dining there for all of us, we knew it was going to be great because we all love Town Hall which is owned and ran by the same chefs. We were seated next to the open kitchen and were able to watch the HAWT chefs the entire evening. This made dinner even more entertaining. There we were four women, all mothers, all in our 30’s, acting like we were 21 again. The conversation was inspired, the food was superb and the laughter was non-stop.

We ended the evening by going to the Mission where thousands of people roamed the streets following the Gay Pride celebrations. Why where we in the Mission? Well this part is a bit embarrassing, but at the time it was so much fun! We went to Good Vibrations and learned all about the latest and greatest porn movies. We laughed some more and talked one another into buying gifts for our husbands, all whom had stayed home with our children for the weekend.

We stayed the night at Shelli’s and had breakfast at the Corral Steakhouse again the next morning.

The weekend was so wonderful. We ate tons of frozen York Peppermint patties and saved ourselves thousands of dollars in counseling bills because we acted like therapists to one another. This week I’m a better mother and wife because I had some much needed time away. Now I’m just figuring out a way to do it again next month!


At 7:34 PM, Blogger tommiea said...

how fun! It is awesome to have friends you can do that with.

We lived in Pleasanton in the east bay a couple of years ago...we loved it!!

At 7:24 AM, Blogger CarrieB said...

What an absolutely fantastic weekend! You deserve it Kathy. I hope you get to do it again (and often).

At 5:54 AM, Blogger Kim :) said...

Aww, what a great time!! I wish I did something like this with my friends.. I guess I do in a way? We get togehter often to scrapbook! But that is only for one day.

Have a super day!


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