First we met Cheri for a lunch meeting, these two have been trying to get together for the last year and I’m so glad I could finally make that happen. A great store meets a great designer, and a really fun event comes from it — I love when clients are happy. Lunch was amazing, I always love eating at the Commissary but then a pigeon flew in and I had to leave… I have a huge bird phobia, fun fact for all to laugh at!
Stacie and I went to our room to regroup and plan out the evening, which basically included a ton of back-end web building and setting up calendars. A lot of typing, a lot of talking, an a lot of eating. I think every three hours was a food break. We ate amazing Korean style nachos from Pot Cafe which I am still dreaming about.. rice cakes instead of chips, mouth is currently watering, and drank a whole lot of coffee. Not sure how we even fell asleep that evening!
The next morning we planned a meeting around food, again, and had a great basic breakfast. The Line Hotel really is an awesome place to stay and eat. We only left the hotel once for frozen yogurt, which I then learned I have way more anxiety about life than I thought, ha! Police helicopters, police officers, and pigeons apparently turn me into a giant puddle of worry. Glad I live in suburbia and glad The Line has everything you need to not need to leave 😉
This trip was also great to have a weekend to myself, with time to actually care what I was wearing. Honestly, I don’t even get to go to the restroom without Ivy on my lap… she’s obviously been through so much but whew, it was nice to breathe for a day. I used to love picking out outfits and going shopping, but then the last year happened and I have worn leggings as pants more than I’d like to admit. This month I’ve really come back into my sense of style and enjoyed gathering outfits. For this trip I packed my favorite pair of black jeans, two soft and loose tees, a dress, a new off the shoulder top that I love, a striped sweater, a cross-body bag, a wallet, easy day-to-night sandals, and my trusty Birkenstocks.
I’m already counting down until mine and Anthony’s trip to Portland in June! During crazy times, and parenting or marriage in general, I think it’s really important to get away for a weekend (or week if you can!) so you can recharge your batteries. It’s so easy as a parent and wife to lose yourself and forget what you truly enjoy when you are so busy constantly serving others. For me it’s as simple as sitting in a restaurant for hours on end with my love, drinking a glass of wine and people watching without an urgency to rush home. I also enjoy missing my kids. Sometimes you get so wrapped up in your day-to-day life that you forget that it’s something you’ve looked forward to your whole life.