Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thankful Thursday

I am linking up with Rebecca over at Southern Charm for her Thankful Thursday!  

 I'm thankful... for all my readers! Everyday my followers grow and it's makes me so happy to think that you all care about what I have to say...

 I'm thankful...for my new Costco Membership.  I got my protein shakes, trail mix, Quinoa and Fuze..all at a discount price!

 I'm thankful... for my wonderful boyfriend D. who everday makes my life better without even trying
 I'm thankful... for my friends who stand by me that I missed so much after being out of town for a week!

 I'm thankful... for my best friend Jeanne having a beautiful, healthy adorable baby girl Addison, even if I didn't hold her. 

 I'm thankful... to be going out of town this weekend to Hilton Head with D. to recharge our batteries, spend some QT time and "meet the parents"


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Shagging on the Boulevard

So lately D. and I have been talking about picking up a new hobby.  This weekend I will be going kayaking for the first time so I will let you all know how that goes.  But there has been one thing in particular both of us said "Hey that might be fun".  Ever since I was a little girl in NJ, I  have been obsessed with the Shag. It started when my sister and I saw the movie and became completely hooked.  I had no idea then, that one day I would be living in Myrtle Beach (home of the Shag).

So when I returned from Vegas, D. had my birthday present ready and waiting.  First was a new pair of Golf Shoes (and yes I may have picked them out), some beautiful flowers and then there was a card I had to open next.  Inside he explained that we would be taking 4 private lessons at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio to ....LEARN TO SHAG!  I was so happy!  After the 4th lesson there is a little showcase at the studio to practice and show off your new moves.  So now our date nights have turned into Dinner and Dancing Dates!  

Of course my first thought was I need some new dancing shoes, however Shagging shoes are expensive and NOT FAB!.   So I think I might have to get a new pair of Jack Rodgers to help me get my feet in the grove!  


 I think Silver will look FAB! under the disco ball!   I better get to downloading some new tunes for us to practice too...can we say Chairman of the Board's "Carolina in the world"

Wish us luck!


Monday, July 25, 2011

All things Las Vegas!

I have been completely off the map or should I say "on the Strip".  I have been swamped with work and left to go to Las Vegas for my annual cigar show.  It was a blast!  Great times staying at the Venetian! Greatest hotel on the strip. 
Love My Suite!
Bathroom Fit for an Heiress

View from my Suite

Had amazing food at the following establishments:  
Mario Batali's CarneVino  - Lamb Chops
Envy Steakhouse - Spinach & Goat Cheese Salad with Filet Mignon and Three Cheese Macaronia
Private Dinner at Wolfgang Puck's Postrio - Sausage Cornbread Stuffed Quail
Capital Grille (Birthday Dinner) - Filet Mignon and Butter Poached Lobster with Moet Imperial

I celebrated my birthday with my cigar friends and plenty of Champagne at LAVO (same as Chris Humphries only a couple of days earlier).  It was the best week. 

Then my best friend Tosca had her Bachelorette party at Cosmopolitan!  
How Beautiful is She!!
Her sister did a FAB! job getting everything set up perfectly for the group.  We had dinner at STK (So-So) and also Scarpetta (PHENOMENAL!).  I also found my true calling in my gambling.  Years, I played blackjack and slots, but folks that is no more...I am quite the dice thrower and Craps is my new VICE! 
We partied at Marquie with full FREE Grey Goose Bottle Service (thanks Blakely & Courtney)
Day Time Party

Actually View From Our Table

 And went shopping around the strip. I bought myself a little birthday gift:
Navy is so the NEW Black

But like the saying goes all good things must come to an end.  It was a long 6 nights (supposed to be 7), and I have to say Vegas beat me.  I love Sin City, but next time I will keep it to just 3 nights!  Till 2013 when I have to return.....

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th July and Birthday to Jeanne

It's 4th of July!  One of my favorite Holidays of the Year.  I think I love this holiday so much cause it reminds me of all the wonderful summers I spent at "The Jersey Shore" at our yacht club in Beach Haven, LBI!  And now that I live at the beach it's even better knowing I don't have to drive to enjoy it.  We will spend the day on the beach with my family and celebrating my Aunt's birthday then head over to one of our favorite beach bars Coconuts to watch the Cherry Grove Pier Fireworks in North Myrtle Beach. 

I also want to celebrate my Best Friend Jeanne's Birthday!  Not only is she turning another year older but she also will be having a new baby girl any day!  So we have lots to celebrate!  Jeanne is one of the best people I know and is the most loyal and caring friend anyone could ask for!  Love You Paps! 

How beautiful is this!

Before her big Day!

Fun Wedding Pics

Even our dogs are best buddies!  Maxwell & Gigi  <3!