10.12.09

in a wintery week


I had wonderful dinner dates this Tuesday: Nikole and Celine. It was my first time meeting Nikole, and I have to admit that I was a little slower to respond to her tea or coffee suggestion (made in the summer!) than I should have been because I was intimidated and shy! So silly. I feel as though I have known both of them for a very long time. It's nice when that happens.

We ate delicious food (at Swan; they let us sit in our booth for close to four hours!) & we chatted the evening away. I was completely fascinated by the stories they told me. I'm at a point in my life where I want nothing more than to surround myself with positive and inspiring girls: I am lucky enough that, essentially, I am doing just that these days. I often think about how much I love where I live. There is so much beauty here, and I usually find it in the people I know.

They were both sweet to bring thoughtful little presents: the bangle was from Nikole, from the Herriott Grace line, and the pretty golden garland was from Celine.

Thank you, Nikole, thank you, Celine. The evening was a highlight of my wintery week.

14 comments:

  1. How wonderful. And, the gifts you got are absolutely beautiful.

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  2. ah! i love Nikole's blog, and i'll be rushing over to Celine's shortly. how lovely to think of you super-creative folk meeting up in REAL life. wow.

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  3. So lovely! Your new bangle and garland are ultra sweet.

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  4. What lovely gifts! Sounds like you had a great time.

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  5. This is so so exciting! Sounds like you had a great dinner, I love those kind where you end up staying out so late. :) Glad you had fun!

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  6. Such a nice post, thank you Anabela, I'm so glad we finally made it happen. Had a really great time and love love love my little gifts. xo.

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  7. you've got an awesome blog going on here!!!

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  8. aww :) it's so great when you meet really great and inspiring people through blogging. love the garland!

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  9. Such lovely lovely gifts from two bloggers whose blogs I frequent and admire. What you said about spending time with positive and inspiring girls really resonated with me. Sounds like you had a wonderful night!

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  10. I am glad you finally met nikole too! we should all hang out more often. I love the print you gave me! I showed it to Jin and he was so impressed! He agreed it will hang in "the B room".

    We have to go running when the weather gets warm again.

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  11. what beautiful presents...i love the garland especially...

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  12. sounds like such a good time and what sweet gifts!

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  13. such beautiful gifts! wishing you the happiest weekend.

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  14. Bridget12.12.09

    That does sound like such a lovely night, and the presents are very pretty too. Swan has become one of my fave brunch spots, but I've never been there for dinner before.

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