I’ll get to the greatest clutch in a little bit. Trust me, this little bag is greatness!
But first, let me tap into the weekend. You know how when things go wrong sometimes it’s just a domino effect? So, let me start.
You know how when things go wrong sometimes it’s just a domino effect that piles up? A coupla things happened.
Something happened to my tooth. I woke up Thursday with a throbbing pain on the right side of my face that went from my ear to my jaw. And naturally, me, thinking I’m a dental school graduate, decided to poke around in my mouth.
When I touched one of my back molars I just about jumped through the roof of the Chateau! My self-diagnosis was that I cracked my tooth whilst grinding my teeth during my slumber.
I can safely say that Curly and I have the same reaction!
And it didn’t get better. So from Thursday on I’ve been living on Advil, Anbesol and some no-name numbing lotion for my teeth. This is not the best way to live when one of your grown children is coming to visit. Especially when you have been looking forward to your daughter’s visit for a long, long time!
The plan on Friday was for Oona to fly into LaGuardia. She was going to grab a quick dinner with her dad and then head onto the train for Philly. Bonaparte and I were to pick her up at 10:30 Friday evening.
Are you still with me?
It rained Friday. Actually, it was an all-day downpour. No. It was more like the monsoon. And Oona’s flight to LaGuardia was cancelled.
But….she was lucky enough to get rerouted on a direct flight to Philly and we were able to pick her up at the airport earlier than anticipated!
A lesson in how bad things that happen can turn out to be very good things.
Who knew that a monsoon of a rainy day and a cancelled flight would make the day turn around to a much better one!!
Saturday was a very “Mommy and Me” day. We both had haircuts (and I had my roots done) by Adam and then it was manicure time at the nail salon.
We both had haircuts. I was able to wear my bio hair all by itself. Oona had a few inches taken off. She has a great head of hair!
It was all very good because we were going out to a local French restaurant that evening. I really, really wanted to enjoy my dinner so I was popping Advil like those little dot candies on the long strips of paper. The throbbing, pulsating pain in my mouth would not go away!
In reality, it would be far better if Advil came on strips like this, I could just carry them in my purse and bite them off the paper every ten minutes!
We had dinner at Sips. We’ve gone to this restaurant a few times. And each time we went, we had a great meal. The kids love the place. I love the place. Bonaparte likes the place.
Thank God the wine was good! Because everything else was a disappointment. And I feel awful about that because this restaurant was always so wonderful.
I dunno what happened by the meal turned out to be horrible. I’m not kidding. The only part of the meal that was great was the company. The appetizers were fine. Both Bonaparte and Oona ordered steak that was too well done. One of the reasons I rarely order steak at a restaurant. I like it blue! I had crab cakes that were way, way over seasoned. Dessert—well the cake tasted like a cake that you would buy at a discount grocery store.
Escargot. I don’t know why these little buggers aren’t served in shells anymore..
My appetizer of Baby Octopus over Hummus. I wish I had ordered a huge portion of this for my dinner. This was very good despite the remainder of the dinner!
We couldn’t figure out what was worse. The food or the fact that when Oona very politely-bordering-on-timidly mentioned to the waiter that she ordered her steak medium rare and it was well done. He told her to cut into the center of the steak. Who says that??? He took the steak back.
You said WHAT to my daughter? It’s a good thing the waiter took that overcooked steak back.
It was a sad moment because we always liked Sips but the quality of the meal was so sub-par that I think it’ll be a long time until our return. I don’t like when good restaurants turn bad.
But the good thing is that we were able to spend time together and have some good wine and great conversation. So, the evening was not a total loss!
Yesterday was fun day. Oona and I went to the movies. We saw…
Our OOTD from yesterday. I love Oona’s taste in clothing. She’s a bit more edgy than I am and she has a great sense of style. Skinny jeans with a loose Boho Tee, a Moto jacket and a tassel necklace. Her shoes are flats from J. Crew. I went with a casual mom look. Skinny jeans, sneakers, a loose sweater and plaid shirt.
Beauty and the Beast!
The music, the visuals, the special effects, the story, the costumes, the actors–it all made for a great escape! I want to see this movie again. And again. And again. And I’m not a huge Disney fan either but this was amazing!
It was GREAT!!! Emma Watson was fantastic as Belle and the best surprise was Kevin Kline as Maurice, her father. It was much better than the animated version and there was a bit of darkness to it. Although not as dark as the Jean Cocteau version.
Jean Cocteau’s version of La Belle a La Bete was the darkest version of this tale but it was also the most dramatic. Jean Marias’ Beast performance as Beast was very moving.
After the movie, Oona and I took a trip to the mall
And that is where I found it. In the mall. At Francesca’s.
Although I don’t frequent this store, the accessories and trendy jewely are perfect for summer!
The greatest, summertime, adorable, lightweight, roomy, cutest, most wonderful bag for women from 20 to 90 years old!
Have you ever been to Francesca’s? I’ll admit. I haven’t. It doesn’t seem to be my type of shop. The clothing is a bit too Boho for me. But …
The costume jewelry and tote bags for the summer were just so darned happy and bright and fun!!!
Inexpensive, colorful and fun jewelry for the summer.
I can’t tell you how much I love this little clutch bag. Francesca’s was having a “buy-one-get-one-for-60%-off” sale. I ended up buying one for me and one for Oona!
This bag is so stinking adorable that I cannot hold my glee inside. DO you have any idea how difficult it is to find a navy bag–let alone a fun clutch for the summer? At $22, this is a great bargain. And those pom-poms!
Whaddya think? Is this bag great or what?? This is the summer bag. It can go to the beach, out to dinner for a bit of a dress up, the movies–anywhere!
It snaps shut and the snap is sewn in very sturdy.
There’s enough room for my over-stuffed wallet, a phone, a comb and lipstick.
And with those little pom-poms, it’ll match any outfit! I’m dying here!
It’s a nice size too. Not too big, not too small. It’s just right!
The bag almost made me forget about my pained tooth.
The time together was way too short. We really had a wonderful time talking about Oona’s life in Cincinnati, her job, her boyfriend and we binge-watched TV on our down time.
She left this morning for meetings in NYC. I’m proud of my daughter. She’s a very independent woman and I’m glad she is her own person and a strong woman. She’s a good girl! We had the best “Mommy and Meekend” (get it? Mommy and me–weekend?)
See our earrings? Bauble Bar now has a jewelry line that is being sold at Target. Aren’t they adorable?
The earrings match the pom-poms on the clutch bag!
As for me, I went to the dentist this afternoon. My self-diagnosis was incorrect. I did not crack my tooth.
The pain is because I’ve got some gum issues. I also have to stop grinding my teeth. I have three teeny cavities that need to be filled. I’ll be visiting a periodontist first—if my medical insurance allows. And I’ll get the little cavities filled.
Mother’s little helpers better get rid of this throbbing!
But for now, I’ll enjoy the antibiotics and the pain relievers that the dentist prescribed. But I do take my medications seriously and cautiously. I asked the pharmacist if it was OK for me to take my medication before wine. And not wanting to sound like a lush, I did mention that I only drink wine on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. She said it was better for me to not indulge. We’ll see about that one.
There is no worse pain than a toothache–or the pain when your kids leave the homestead.
Do you remember the Dave Clark Five? Do you remember this song “Having a Wild Weekend”? had quite the wild weekend too. In a wildly wonderful way!