Hi, friends! I am back from a little vacation away from blogland. It was exactly what I needed to recharge and get my mind back on track. I was hoping to give all of you a recap of the Nordstrom event that I attended last Thursday, but I am waiting on a few photos from the team. I will share all the details tomorrow.
Instead of fashion, you get my friends and some wine festival fun. I haven't done a weekend recap in weeks and I forgot how much I love writing these posts and documenting life's memories.
This past weekend, twelve of us headed to Grapevine for the annual Grapefest. It's a four day festival on the streets of downtown. I had never been before and it was more than I expected. Yes, there was wine, lots of it. That was the whole point, but it was so much more. Blocks of shopping. Calorie filled carnival food. Live music. Winery shuttle tours. A dream come true, right? Wine, friends, shopping....the best therapy for any girl.
Our first day we decided to participate in a friendly competition of grape stomping. There were just enough spots for all of us to play. I haven't screamed, chanted, laughed or talked smack like that in a long time. It was hilarious and my legs wanted to fall off after we were done. I tell you, one minute of doing that is a serious calorie burner.
Winner winner, chicken dinner, my girl Sarah and I won with 22 oz. of grape juice in a pitcher. We may or may not have gloated just a little. We went back at 8:00 PM that night and competed for the grand champion grape stomping title. I new we were gonna take them all down and show how it's done. Nope, we lost, but that's okay, because the best part was having our friends cheer us on and create enough noise to stop passerbys in their tracks. Here's proof. God, I love those girls of mine.
Saturday we put our rally caps on and headed back for day two. We visited a few wineries in the area, did a lot more shopping and drank a little more wine. We ate at the the cutest little cafe called Farina's. I highly recommend it and their frozen sangria if you are ever in the area.
Cheers to another fun and memorable girls weekend. Only 362 more days until we return. Grapefest 2013, you were real and too much fun.
P.S. Thanks Kelli, for being a killer trip planner and keeping us "on task". I love you, ladies. I hope this post made you smile.