Saturday, November 29, 2014

Dirty Dancing

photo 3-13 photo 1-20 photo-73 photo-72 photo 1-19 photo 2-20 My parents, Erin and I have been enjoying a little bit of a staycation this week for the holiday. My parents have had a room overlooking the fabulous Fox Theatre at the Georgian Terrace Hotel while Erin has been crashing with me at my apartment in the Highlands. On Thanksgiving night when we got back to the city, everything was closed except for the bar in the Hotel Indigo right next to the Georgian Terrace, so we all had drinks and bar snacks for dinner. The chef had just fried (yes, fried) chocolate cookie dough to make an ice cream sundae-type dessert, which they brought out to us on the house. Erin decided it was the absolute best thing she's ever eaten in her life. On Friday after bunch at Cafe Intermezzo in Midtown we walked around Piedmont Park for hours, which is where I got the picture sitting in the leaves above. Finally everyone regrouped and got all dressed up to see a theatre company perform Dirty Dancing at the Fox. My mom bought the tickets in August and says looking forward to our theatre night has been keeping her cheerful for months. Not that I'm any theatre buff, but the show was probably the best play or musical I've ever seen, and that includes Chicago on Broadway. My dad really missed out, but having my mom's sister come with us instead made it a really cute girls' night out. Finally, my boyfriend, Matt mets us for drinks at the bar in the basement of the hotel, called Proof & Provision. They have some amazing bar snacks and really original drinks, plus games like a table bocce. Matt and I stayed out with my parents until 1am, which is a bit of a new phenomenon in my family. Becoming friends with your parents once you become and adult is such a neat thing. It's a relationship I've come to cherish more and more. The lights from the Christmas trees set up in the hotel created a twinkling effect that reflected onto clothing when we took pictures standing right in front of them. I'd like to keep working on different types of shots to see what's possible with a better camera and holiday lights. I don't see the exact print of my plaid shirt from Old Navy online anymore, but there are some very similar styles on sale. The skirt I wore is from Express. I think it would make an awesome, versatile piece for holiday parties coming up, and is now under $50. The turtleneck pictured is from Old Navy, and is now $15 before the Cyber Monday code. I keep seeing similar styles all over the internet, but they're usually 3 times the price as the one I have and most likely of similar quality. Links below in the order discussed.

Do y'all have any ideas for holiday shopping deals?

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