Sunday, February 17, 2013

Downton, Anyone?

The season is nearly over.  I am still upset over Sybill, I don't quite know what I should do with my Free John Bates tote now, and I am not at all sure if I can take whatever horrible tragedy is coming tonight,  according to a friend who has read all the spoilers!  I guess I am officially a Downton addict and it is carrying over into the social life.  For fun this year I hosted a 20's themed wine tasting.  And, scandalous as it may seem, the food was just all laid out on the table and the guests grabbed what the wanted and ate anywhere.
I know, black tie of all things!

Food, wine, friends and glamorous clothing, what more could you ask of in a great evening!
And while I would prefer Lady Mary's look, my hair was a closer match to Lady Edith in style.  (Amazing Tutorial Here)
 Whatever am I going to do with my Sunday evenings now?

Friday, February 15, 2013


yep, the ceiling in the lobby of the Bellagio - Chihuly!  And the view from our room.......

Amazing!  I have never been - never desired to go, but we and another couple went, and wow, my opinion of Vegas has changed.

Gorgeous sites, elegant hotels, truly spectacular views.....
...... the water from the fountains reached higher than our room, on the 11th floor!

and best of all, the most amazing food I have ever eaten!  
Looking at this I am having flashbacks to Memphis   :)

and the chocolate fountain in the hotel was enough to make this former confectionary artist pause.
Dinner at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant.    And the reason for our visit?  We are kind of groupies.

 Love this man.  Love his music.  Can't believe the King of country is retiring from touring!  Can't believe I had a no good camera that wouldn't zoom - left the DSLR at home to avoid the hassles of transporting it on the plane, was really wishing I had it as we had great seats and the shots would have been amazing.  Instead I am settling for camera phone shots from my husband.  Well, it's not the last one we will be at, next time my good camera is coming!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013