This has probably been one of the most eventful weekends of this school year for me, and I’m honestly thrilled by how fast this weekend went because I was out doing things. I barely spent anytime at home and was out and about.
Friday evening I went with Emily to Hot Shotz to see some people she knew from high school perform rap/hip-hop. It would have been much more fun if there were more people there, and people were actually dancing. It was fun to get dressed up though. I don’t have any pictures from the night, but that’s ok because I had so much fun being out on the dance floor with Emily. We ended up dancing with her friend Tim, one of the rappers. It was fun. Pineapple Rum is NOT the way to go however. I stopped after 1.5, way too much sugar! At the bar I had a Jim & Coke, but didn’t feel like paying for another drink, so after about 2 hours we left.
Saturday, having spent the night at Ryan’s with Emily, we drove back to our apartment, she lives near me, and after about an hour I texted my friend Liz and was like, Bellevue or let’s go check out Ross & TJ Maxx? We stayed in town and drove up to check out Ross. That place is a nightmare. I found a pair of skinny jeans for $15, but just didn’t want to deal with the line, and quite frankly didn’t need them, so I put them back and we got the hell out of there, and decided to go to Olive Garden for lunch.
I had Peach Sangria and Fettuccine Alfredo, but I gorged myself on breadsticks and salad. The Alfredo was OK …it didn’t taste quite as good as Mambo Italiano. I think I’ll be getting the Manicotti Formaggio next time I go there, their Alfredo just doesn’t do it for me anymore.
Afterward we went to TJ Maxx, I found a wok for $6.99 and decided to get one for me & Ryan after we move in August. We love making stir fry with the one at Ryan’s so I got one. I think I will be buying all my pots & pans at TJ Maxx from now on….such a deal.
We went into Best Buy after, I had to go lust after the iMacs. I want one so so so bad. I will need one eventually. Graphic Designer, yay!
The rest of the evening was chill, and Ryan and I relaxed. I fell asleep during a movie we were watching. I just could not make it through the whole thing.
Sunday I woke up and decided I did want to go to Bellevue with Liz, I had told her we should postpone it again the night before. So at 12:30 she was up and we were on our way in an hour. Stopped at Starbucks on the way out. They have stuff all over the windows for the Olympics, like welcome in 10 different languages. I wonder how crazy Bellingham will get for the Olympics. We’re only an hour south of Vancouver.
We made it to Bellevue after I spent most of the trip being slowed down by Acuras, Subarus and almost be killed by some idiot in a tiny Honda going 90 that decided he wasn’t going to get stuck behind a semi and with barely enough room changed lanes in front of me. It is times like that I want a phone number to call and report people like that. I don’t care if you’re speeding but he was driving so recklessly.
We stopped at the Bravern first. Louis Vuitton, Tory Burch, Jimmy Choo, Hermes, Salvatore Ferragamo, Neiman Marcus and some other shops opened last fall. I’ve been dying to go.
The Seattle Louis Vuitton is much more friendly and has a better selection. The Tory Burch store was AMAZING. It was small yes, but I am completely in love with how vibrant and colorful it is. Got a spy pic with my phone.
We went to Neiman Marcus & I think I found my heaven. Apart from the whole no visa/mastercard thing…I had to write a check, I found it odd, but apart from that it was absolutely beautiful. I’ve never been in such a beautiful store.
The ceiling above the escalator had these sparkly shapes hanging from it. It was gorgeous. And all the high high high end designers had their little boutiques for handbags and clothing. It was all so clean.
I got sucked into the cosmetic department. I wasn’t planning on buying anything but we were looking at shu uemura’s fake lashes, and then the product specialist named Esteban came over. And I wanted to play with the make up so he put some blush on me and a highlighter and lip gloss and then used their eye lash curler. And that’s when I cracked. I could not believe how much the eye lash curler did, so I was sold and ended up with that and the highlighter and the lip gloss. Their lip gloss, which I am wearing today, is awesome. My lips never stay moist and always crack. Their gloss is like a moisturizer/balm & gloss and it isn’t goopy sticky, like all my MAC lip glass. I love how my lips feel right now. I would definitely recommend it.
Esteban, the product specialist was a complete doll, and he did such a good job on brightening up my look in 3 minutes. He put me down on his “VIP” list, lol, and I gave him all my info. I will definitely be back…
After this we left and headed down to Bellevue square, which is the mall, but with way better shops and food. I was EXTREMELY excited to see the new Michael Kors store, which was so classy and clean. They had monitors on the wall playing the runway show. Absolutely fabulous, bright, vibrant, and the SA’s were really nice. Then we went in Burberry. It’s so horrible, every store we went into, there was something I identified and was like, oh, this is what I want…I saw this online…I’m not kidding…EVERY store. Love the Burberry store though.
The apple store was packed! And it smelled but it had every freaking computer possible–so I did a quick run through, lusted over more iMacs, then we did a quick browsing of Tiffany’s, then to Nordstrom.
spy pic. love the little one.
We grabbed some pizza, which was pretty good, and did some more wandering before taking off.
When I got back to Ryan’s, he decided we should go to Boundary Bay. I had a beer and nibbled on his Beer BQ Pork Sandwich on Ciabatta bread. Delicious!
Then I just hung out until midnight and came back to my place before forcing myself to go to bed. It was a good weekend!
Sometime in the business of this weekend, I ended up finding this place in Greece. It’s called Costa Navarino. I don’t just want to go there I want to live there.
I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
photos from costanavarino.com
I have plans for this week, get organized and start building my website/design identity/business cards.