11.22.2010

Scenes from The Weekend...


millie sporting her tunic from chakra... (don't forget there's a 20% discount at chakra through the end of November for my readers with code sl20)




Well friends there was more (slightly) premature holiday merriment this weekend in the form of Christmas tree lightings (not ours, don't worry, I haven't fallen completely off the wagon) and gingerbread cookies and carolers…oh my. I feel like I’m cheating on Thanksgiving.

But it was worth it.

We teamed up with our friends Sara, Todd and Ava on Saturday evening and headed downtown to see the official unveiling of the lights at Neiman Marcus, which was pretty spectacular -- think fireworks and Santa repelling down the side of the store from the roof... We do things big here. It is Texas after all.

We also managed some decidedly more low-key activities in the midst of all the brouhaha. A simple dinner party Friday for our couples book club, a stellar lunch with Millie, lovely cousin Erin and boyfriend Ben at The Meddlesome Moth (followed by a not so low-key visit to the madhouse Etsy holiday sale…holy cow...insanity) and then (maybe the best part of the weekend) we picked all the ripe Meyer lemons off our little tree and combed through a slew of cookbooks searching for a way to give them their full-due. I’m leaning toward Alice Waters’ glazed Meyer Lemon cake. I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Hope your weekend was fantastic!








20 comments:

Lucia said...

don't you love main street garden?! looks like you all had so much fun.

Joslyn said...

it's so cool...downtown felt so, well downtownish on Saturday. it was great!

Lucy said...

We went to moth on Saturday and while we were there, I thought to myself, "I bet Joslyn would like this place." I must have sensed your presence.

Joslyn said...

Lucy -- i love that! so funny.
the food is so yummy there isn't it!

Susannah said...

Are the girls' dresses from Little Bean? Precious.

Joslyn said...

susannah -- millies tunic is from Chakra and Audrey's is Kit+Lili and yep, they have it at Little Bean!

Susannah said...

Thank you! I plan to do all my holiday shopping for my niece and nephew at Little Bean soon!

Julie said...

What fun and I love how you said cheating on Thanksgiving! The girls dresses and boots are adorable!

Julie xo

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

I should have followed you guys to the MM, I've never eaten there. I hear the food is pretty good.

Heather Taylor said...

loving those gingerbread men! i'm so in the mood. wishing you and your girlies a cozy thanksgiving.

tammy said...

sounds like a perfect weekend. i could go for some homemade lemon cake right about now.

emma@themarionhousebook said...

Your daughter's green dress is fabulous and meyer lemon cake sounds mouthwatering good!

Fern and Feather said...

sounds lovely... I am so in the spirit this year I am scaring my self. I think it has a lot to do with a little guy who BELIEVES. too. much. fun!

Lucy said...

We really liked it. It was our first time there, and I was impressed. We sat outside and the setting + the beautiful weather made for a perfect lunch. We had the hummus to start (which was delicious) and I ordered the shrimp & grits with jalapeno gravy (which was also delicious... rich but delicious).

greenbeenfood said...

i love the lights on the building along with the little girls dresses.....gorgeous.

Joslyn said...

Lucy -- we were there for lunch too. i bet we were there at the same time!

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LindsFM said...

oh my goodness, that tunic is too much! so cute.

Pretty Mommy said...

Looks like a pretty perfect weekend! I have to start a Dallas must list for when I'm home for the holidays...

Laura said...

I need that Chakra dress for my Catherine. Love the boots too - need details! xx