Friday, July 10, 2009

Beachy Keen

Good morning, mes amies! TGIF, no? This week has felt super long (and fairly unproductive) for moi so i welcome this weekend with open arms. My weekend has recently opened up (dear friend can't make it down due to car troubles), so the possibilities are endless (and the To Do's numerous). I'm also a little out of it ce matin. Last night i came home in a sparkling wine-induced haze and proceeded to pass out around 8:30 p.m. (makeup, clothes and all). Then i woke up at 4:30 to go to the bathroom and realized that my apartment had no power. After calling the City of Austin (decidedly UNhelpful), i had to leave a msg for our 24-hour maintenance guy who apparently had only been home for a couple of hours since dealing with an A/C emergency. Feeling sorry for him (he's been uber nice to moi), i decided to investigate the problem myself and let him go back to sleep. He told me where the braker (sp?) boxes were, and i flipped my switch back ON. Voila! POWER! Yay. My A/C ran full blast for the rest of the morning.


Back 2 my sparkling wine-induced haze. Yesterday post-work i met up with my darling friend C whom i haven't seen in ages for drinks & tapas at Fino - an Austin gem i had only visited once before. Away from the hustle & bustle (and lack of parking) of downtown Austin, Fino provides a chic alternative to my normal happy hour hotspots, and WOW, their happy hour rocks! Half-off sparkling wine and delish tapas for only $2-3 per pop - yum. C and i are fairly new friends and met through my former trainer/friend Deb (who has since moved 2 Zurich - i miss you, D!!). We sat at Fino for hours and hours, sipping bubbly, munching on yummy bbq pork sliders (exception 2 no meat), marconas almonds (delish), and fried goat cheese, and chatting about everything under the sun. Don't you love those kinds of friend dates? LOVE. We made pool plans for next weekend (she's off to her parents' lakehouse this wknd - jealous!), and i already can't wait!

Speaking of pools and lakes, i have been DYING to get near some water! This is not the norm for moi, as i've never grown up doing water activities or hitting up the beach. My parents just aren't water people (they're golf people, in case you're wondering - BORING). And when i do go on vacation, i prefer visiting major cities (NYC, San Fran, Paris, London, Rome, etc.) over going to a beach resort in Hawaii or Mexico. I always wanted to do/walk/see rather than lay around and sip cocktails. That, my friends, has changed completely since starting a full-time job. I ache for beach time. I crave it. I dream of beaches and giant pools (swimming in the ocean kind of freaks me out) and luscious tans and poolside service. Funjet.com is offering some stellar 3-4 night deals to Mexico from Austin, and i am dying to take advantage. Anyone with me??



11 comments:

Matthew said...

i would LOVE to vacation in mexico

ta soeur said...

I would love to go on a beach vacation ma soeur but I'm afraid of swine flu =) How about Hawaii??

Melita said...

i only wish i could!! i have been craving some beach time myself. i definitely crave beach time more since i used to live in virginia beach, va and could go whenever i wanted. spoiled me a bit, ya know?!

Rachel said...

I could so go for a beach right now too... and I'm not at all a beachy person

Bonjour Madame said...

I used to go to mexico all the time. You should go. It is very relaxing depending on where you stay. There used to be a direct flight to cancun from here and we would fly in and sometimes stay at cancun (not very relaxing) but we always venture out south of there to some small towns that are downright perfect for beach relaxing like Akumal. I also like the north beach on Isla Mujeres (short boat ride away from cancun). Stunning!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

I am also more of a city person but am loving the idea of lying on a beach, with a cocktail and a good book. That picture looks dreamy...

the paris apartment said...

God I love Mexico! You can always visit me in Miami Beach!

Vienna Maurel said...

I wish I wasn't so far away (miles and budget wise). I've grown up in Barcelona, next to the see and since I live in the UK I just miss it sooooooo much. I love it all year round. Even in winter.

Kirsten said...

You could come visit me and hang out in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. We even have good Mexican food ;-) And staying at my house would be much, much more budget friendly, you are always welcome doll!

Lynne from NY said...

Wish! Sounds like a fabulous Artist Date....go for it!

life according to celia... said...

totally with you! i'll take my blue fringe bathing suit. ;)