Greetings from DC, land of the free, home of the brave and currently run by the clinically insane. When I mentioned to people our Girls Trip was tackling DC this year, the eyebrows raised and the expressions were puzzled. See that famous guy in the gif there? Yeah, that’s the face; I saw it often. But for our group … [Read more]
“I solemnly swear I am up to no good.” And for seven fun evenings, our little Harry Potter Night ⚡️ club upheld that Marauders Map oath to whip up a silly bit o’ magic together. So, as I write about our last HPN night, with a slight lump in my throat, I got to thinking, “Why was this so much … [Read more]
Look, we know this Harry Potter Night has gotten out of control. It’s like we’re this happy little trio that comes together to set the next date, then we narrow our eyes and look at each other shiftily (more-so Laurenda because she’s full Slytherin), sizing each other up, asking ourselves “what’s up their sleeve for treats and how can I … [Read more]
The absolute highlight of our “San Fran with the Fam” girls trip was hands down the day we spent touring Napa Valley. We arrived thirsty, we left cloudy. In between, we sampled wines, delighted over inspired dishes by Thomas Keller and had a Taylor Swift sing-off in the limo. Yeah, that day was a memory lifer.
Just in time for spring, here is a photo journey of our girls spring trip to San Francisco…from 2015! What’s that about blogging your travels in a timely manner? Pshaw. San Francisco was a perfect place for a girls trip with my crazy family. Probably because first and foremost it included lots of wine. LOTS OF WINE!
Hello world! It’s been a long time since I’ve been here. Between Brush Strokes has been sorely neglected over the last few months as I’ve been busy blogging elsewhere. I find the last thing I want to do after a day of writing is to write even more. Writing is hard, yo. At least for me … [Read more]
Forget pub crawls, I’m all about the beach crawl. And who wouldn’t be? Less time to get ready, less creepers invading your space, more sun, more fun. After our Little Beach experience, we were having a drink at the local pub when out of the blue Diana says “We should do a beach crawl tomorrow!” After a … [Read more]
Little beach is full of… heart. Yeah, you thought I was going to go there, but I didn’t. I say it’s full of heart because entering the beach as tourists I expected to be shunned or stick out like a sore thumb, which couldn’t have been further from the truth. Instead, we experienced the kindness … [Read more]
My friend Denise and her husband Greg love Maui. Like really love it. Like if ever two people needed to pack up everything and move to a tropical island, it’s these two. And that tropical island would have to be Maui. They actually glow as soon as they get off the plane (and it’s not because of the … [Read more]
Just like the students of Hogwarts, our little HPN club took a break from magic during the summer holiday. With those warm summer days far behind us we were raring to get her going again and this instalment was to begin with a special Harry Hallowe’en party. Lindsay the Golden Snitch arrived first, natch. She was then followed by … [Read more]
Ok, so we are getting pret-tay darn good at this Harry Potter Night (HPN) thing. For the third instalment, we brought our A-game. I think we leave each party with our creative juices flowing for the next. And the great thing is that there is no limit to Wizarding World ideas for drinks and snacks. This … [Read more]
After our first Harry Potter Night (HPN) was a great success, I was looking forward to the next. Part II took place at Lindsay’s lovely home. For this night, we went to our crystal ball to ask which movie we should watch. After a few tense moments, the number “3” was revealed along with the grim. shudders The third movie, The … [Read more]