Felt more rested this morning than I have in months.
Must help to sleep surrounded by all things achingly beautiful
And statues that bear striking resemblances to Mr. D. ;)
Breakfast with an ocean view also doesn't hurt
Felt like we were back in Hawaii. Sigh.
After breakfast we headed out to join Mr. D's law firm on a little wine tasting excursion for the summer associates. First stop: Artiste Winery and Tasting Studio
They had us break up into teams and design wine labels and create our own blends. Very cool concept.
Mr. D contributed the BEST TREE EVER to one label
And then we lost interest and got down to boozin.
The other team ended up winning the label competition. Really? A wine label with a wine glass and a wine bottle? Could you get any more literal lawyer? The symbolism of our snake in the tree and the shark was OBVIOUSLY lost on the judge. F.
Next stop, Bridlewood Estate Winery. Had the prettiest picnic by a lake I've ever seen. Probably because I've never seen an actual picnic by an actual lake before ;)
Got to peep horseys
Even got my Heathers on
Watching Mr. D get his Top Gun on brought back memories of our first summer with the firm. During a friendly game of volleyball, one of the senior associates missed a ball and Mr. D chastised him with "What are you doing??? You ALWAYS play the back!!" Ugh. I wanted to spank him but only laughed nervously.
Left the work peeps behind and headed to Ca Dario for dinner. The figs wrapped in prosciutto and stuffed with goat cheese were orgasmic.
The entrees were even tastier. So difficult to find Italian that's this flavorful but light. Thank goodness for the Peeper's recommendation.
Ended the night with Bruno. Meh. Totally not what I expected. There was like 5 minutes of fashion in the whole movie. F. And god lord, all the graphic sexuality! Mr. Diabolina and I left the theater debating the effect the movie will have on this cultural moment. Is it a triumph for the gay community to have a movie that shoves the camera in the face of homophobia and doesn't flinch? Or is it actually an offensive setback that reduces homosexuals to a caricature and in many ways to the sex act? Ugh ugh ugh. The times we live in...
Forever 21 top
Ann Taylor shorts
Forever 21 bracelet
Urban Outfitters sandals
Mr. Diabolina and I aren't big wine people. Never been wine tasting. So wasn't quite sure what to wear.
Knew a maxi would be most appropriate but the thought of another dress just bored me to tears.
Decided to rock print shorts
With a white tank
Very summery Style-ish.
Have been searching for a white tank that was flattering through the middle for months.
The bubble effect of this new Forever 21 steal is the perfect way to disguise a tummy filled with figs filled with goat cheese.
The subtle rosette zipper detailing on the neckline was just the cherry on top.
And priced at a 1/10 of what a Phillip Lim top would have cost.
This trend is on the way out so no need to drop lots of cash on it.
Though these little beauties still call my name. Might snap them up if they dip into the hundred dollar range. Their beauty will transcend the trend.