Saturday, March 20, 2010

Day 2 in Wonderland

Day two of Alice was just as magical as day one. We thought we had seen it all but Kim had many more surprises up her sleeves for the group. When we walked into the room Saturday am we were shocked to see that the room had been transformed beautifully with round tables. The center pieces were so pretty. At each place was our name tags and an Alice bag filled with wonderful goodies from generous sponsors.
Breakfast was served which was yummy with fresh fruits, mini muffins, croissants, and fresh coffee, tea and juices. The best way to start the day.

Our day started with Jamie's class a Drink Me Bottle. We had so much fun embellishing our bottles. Lots of laughter as Earleen personalized her rabbit with earrings! He was pretty cute.

Following a delicious lunch Christine taught her Mad Hatters Hat. Again lots of laughter and fun decorating our hats. I am still working on mine so pics later.

Throughout the day wonderful giveaways were presented to lucky ladies.

After our last class we had our swap exchanges. Cheryl hosted the Fat Book Swap and Rebecca the Pack of cards swap. Both were so much fun to participate in and receive.

And to end our wonderful day the most beautiful beautiful cake was presented. Val gifted the cake to us and it was unbelievable.

We grabbed dinner and headed to Disneyland. It was a great weekend and hard to say goodbye to the most wonderful adventure.

Here are a few of the pics from my day in Alice





















Friday, March 19, 2010

Wonderful Wonderland

It is hard to believe that just a week ago I was immersed in everything "Alice". I was lucky enough to attend Kim's Alice in Wonderland Affaire at the Grand California Hotel last Friday and Saturday. It was a magnificent affaire down to the very smallest of details.
I flew into OC early Friday am and met Colleen who flew in from Oakland. From then on it was a non-stop adventure full of catching up with old friends, meeting new ones and just soaking in all that Kim had up her magical sleeve. Our adventure began with shopping at 2pm. Oh my the vendors all unique had the most wonderful wares for us to see and buy. Must say I came home with a wee bit of loot. Jamie, Christine, , Kim, Holly, Joy, Lonie and Candice had beautiful tables set up with lots of goodies to purchase.
We then proceeded to tea with the server sounding the chimes. What fun to be seated and served a Delicious tea with many courses. The food was so good.
After tea our first class with Candice. A sweet little mini album made from envelopes.
We were on our own for dinner and then to the much anticipated "Alice in Wonderland Movie". I haven't been to a movie in years so what a blast to actually be in a theater to see a movie.
I didn't take a lot of photos as Val's husband Cory was our official photographer and gifting each of us with a CD of photos

I think like everyone that attended my roomie Colleen and I had a relaxed wonderful fun weekend. We both hated heading home on Sunday

That wraps up day one. More on day 2 later


This beautiful fun poster greeted us as we entered our room


The beautifully decorated room


Our place settings


One of the beautiful table decorations


Our chairs were decorated with beautiful coverings sewn by Val


Table with the tea sandwiches


Beautiful tea cups that we were gifted following the tea


Fingerless gloves with our rings


Cutie Earleen


Movie bag with our movie tickets

Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Count down is on

My countdown to my first event of the year has started. I fly out to Cali next Friday for 2 days of frolicking in Alice's World at Disneyland. My swaps are done and forwarded to the hostesses. I have my dress and all the accessories for the Tea Party. My supplies are packed for the classes. Yes I am ready to fly away for a weekend of creating, meeting up with friends and relaxing.

Then in almost a month I head back to cali for a special event A Jane Austen Affaire


And finally come July once again I am heading back to Cali for a wonderful event. All reservations for planes and hotels are made and now I can sit back and enjoy these adventures.



To kick off this weekend Maija hosted an evening dinner in her beautiful home. I was so excited to see Kim C and Joy C from Cali. They had flown in to attend Carol W's event. Of course Earleen, Annette, Tricia, Beth, Deb Kim H and Michelle L all contributed to a fun filled evening. Maija makes the best pomegrante margaritas and the food was so good. There was much laughter and good times. I was lucky enough to purchase my new camera bag while there. I love it and have it packed and ready for the upcoming trip.

Today I treated Jenn and Sadera to pedicures at our favorite place Rose Nails. It felt so good to soak in warm swirling water, the massage and of course testing the artistic skills of Mi Mi. Jenn and Sadera wanted St Patrick's toes and I wanted something Alice. I think all 3 of us were so pleased with what Mi Mi did
Sadera's

Mine


Jenn's


And all of us together with an unseen Anthony hanging on to us

Jenn and Sadera enjoying the massage


After a quick trip to Target we met John and Anthony for lunch at Cornish Pasty. What fun and good hearty food for a cold rainy day. I had a new for me pasty the chicken greek. It was yummy.


This is a waitress. Who looked topless behind the counter. She actually had a tube top on but we were laughing at people doing a double take when you walked in the door and saw her.

Anthony and his new short hair cut

And finally John and Jenn introduced me to my first ever Bloody Mary. The had a Bloody Mary Bar so John made both Jenn and I one. It was really good.


So there it is a long post and a short weekend.