Monday, October 11, 2004

Girls Day Out

My very good friend and roommate from college is getting married (very soon!). I am honored to be one of her bridesmaids and this past weekend, the other bridesmaids and I took her up to Napa for a day of pampering, girl talk, and of course shopping. We arrived in Napa early in the morning and had brunch at a quaint little cafe. After having been away from each other since living together for four years, it was good to catch up and reconnect. It's amazing how comfortable it feels to be around people who are like you and who understand you. Regardless of how often you see each other, things just fall back into place when you are together again. There was plenty of teasing and laughing which also lifted my spirits after having been sick for an entire week prior.

After much coffee and gossiping, we headed to the Spa for an afternoon of pampering. We each got in her gigantic fluffy robes and pretended to be elegant women with our cups of tea by the fireplace, but couldn't help but laugh at the seriousness of it all. We then went our separate ways into our massage rooms and drifted into blissful relaxation. Once we were all pampered out, we got dressed and headed out for some hard core shopping. A new tip of advice from one of the married girls, was to go on a shopping spree and buy all you could without feeling guilty before getting married. We followed this tip of advice the entire afternoon and each left with our arms full of shopping bags truly looking like we had our own little spree. We stopped at nearly every store and consulted each of the girls on fashion and fit and if anyone debated whether or not to get something, we reminded her of the married girl's advice.

We had a glorious time in Napa with the soothing atmosphere, good company, and beautiful scenery of the wine country.

No comments: