Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bright Idea

Mr. Petals and I enjoyed a three day mini break from work for our 30th anniversary celebration!
Our son Nick and his girlfriend surprised us with play tickets, so we began our mini-holiday in style.. eating at our favorite italian restaurant in Manhattan (Patsys) and then seeing the very powerful play.. FELA! Patti Labelle played Fela's mother and her incredible voice had me in goosebumps! The african music and especially the dancing was thrilling!
We arrived in Manhattan early and were happy to see that broadway was closed for blocks because of a street fair. We enjoyed the sounds of Jamaican tunes coming from booths selling cds and the delicious smells from all the various food stands were a perfect appetizer! We browsed many hand made items and I finally purchased a beautiful glass heart pendant which was a Whopping 3 dollars!

The next two days were uneventful but very relaxing and enjoyable. We strolled through the tanger mall one day. When the weather is nice, which it was, that place makes you feel like you're strolling along in a european city.
Mr. Petals encouraged me to pop in to many shops but I kept resisting the temptation until I saw... the betsey Johnson shop! I found the most adorable little baby cotton black dress with buttons ALL down the front and three tiers of ruffles on the butt! It was marked down from 178.00 to 60.00!!! I couldn't resist! When we got home I had the BRIGHT IDEA that this little dress would make a great Wednesday Adams costume! If only we had a party to go to! No sooner did I get those words out, I recieved an email invitation to our neighbors halloween party!

Mr. Petals did up his own hair and makeup so well! But...he wasn't really sure WHAT he was. When we arrived at the party the host's daughter who is only 18 said... WOW... demented clown, right??? haha We of course said RIGHT!!! My wednesday adams costume even got me one nomination for 'best costume' prize... but I happily lost to 'hit girl' whose outfit was GREAT!
Overall.... That last week in October was romantic, entertaining and LOT's of FUN!
sunday scribblings


Giggles said...

Seriously You guys are too adorable...Love love the costumes and the shoes you wore! So cute...betcha were the belle of the ball! What a steal on the dress.A Betsy score again! You can change it up with cool jewelry for Christmas too... I love a basic black dress for all occasions! Happy Belated glad you guys have such a special are truly the lucky ones. Had I stayed married it would have been my 37th on 27th a day after yours! Time flies!
Thanks for sharing this great romance, and bright Idea! I just went to a one woman play tonight called the Trudeau stories....interesting but no Broadway for sure!

Loads of love Giggles

Forgetfulone said...

Your anniversary sounds like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

And I was thinking that your brilliant idea was to go toddle for three days, without worrying about work or other things :D
I was already putting up a comment while I was finishing reading your text, "Oh my god, I think three vacation days would be a brilliant idea!" :D
Anyway, demented clown is very funny and, how your brilliant idea can be overcome by Hit Girl? I not agree with those who made the choice :D