I've seen the movies, but in my opinion there's no comparison.
I also liked Carrie's first apartment so much more than her new place with Big. It had more soul to me, but wow, I'm already getting really off track here.
The point is the reason I watched the show was because I loved the essence of what it was about - 4 girlfriends that love each other, cheer for each other, keep each other in check. The kind of friendship that isn't built overnight, but that stands the test of time. I think it reminded me a lot of another group of four friends I know.
That picture was taken a few years ago at a bachelorette party in Vegas. You know what they say about Vegas. ;) From left to right - Purple dress: she's a Samantha but also a Carrie - Turquoise dress: another Carrie and Samantha mix - Me: a total half breed of Charlotte and Miranda - and then there's the other Black dress: she's a Carrie Charlotte mix. We've been friends since 1997. They're my first loves. The girl in the black dress is the one I mentioned a few weeks ago that told my hub (before he was my hub) that I had a crush on him. You can say a lot of things about sorority girls, but my sisters have hearts. of. gold! I cherish them!
Last weekend I flew back home to California to visit my girlfriends. I spent the first night at the house of the girl in turquoise. Her home is AMAZING! It's a mid century modern home; here's a peek at her awesome entry.
Yes, I said that is her entry. You literally walk in her front door (which is turquoise by the way) and you see this open atrium patio area to the right. It's so beautiful! It feels so breezy; I LOVE it!
Anyhow, the first night was wine night. The girls I went to college with get together once a month to catch up with each other to drink wine and have dinner; and this was the first time I've ever been able to join in the fun. I never got a picture of the whole group of us, but there was like 11 of us or something. Many girls I hadn't seen in years! It was kind of like a little reunion, and I enjoyed every minute. I have to give a little shout out to my friend Jenny - who was telling everyone about my blog. She's so supportive and encouraging! I'm not much for self promotion; but I should probably hire her to promote my blog. ;) She was so so sweet - thanks Jenny!
Then three of us woke up (fairly early) and headed out to Palm Springs. One of the four couldn't make it - boo! We missed her - but we still had lots of fun. ;) Sorry girl! We stayed at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa.
Honestly though we could have stayed at a Holiday Inn - so long as it had a pool. All we really cared about was getting away to hang out with each other.
Arriving at the hotel we had a little dance par- tay in the room.
Then it was time for sun and fun by the pool.
I had the best weekend with my girlies! I'm so blessed to have them in my life, and I treasure the times we get to spend together!
I'm ready to start planning the next girls weekend! I love spending time with the people that really get you. Like when you bust out your camera to get a close-up shot of the flower boxes - they don't even think twice.
I think I was mumbling something about how amazing the pink and red look together against the turquoise blue of the water. They were looking at me like I was totally normal. Like duh - of course Carmel would want to take a picture of something so completely random. It just feels so good to be with people that really get you! You know?
Okay- so tomorrow I'll be back to my regularly scheduled random-design-inspired programming. I know this week was a little cray-zay. Thanks for bearing with me as I slowly get back into the swing of things. At 33, it takes longer than it used to. Thank goodness it's almost time for another weekend!