Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sun { Everywhere }

I love the fact that when I left on Friday for Palm Springs/LA the weather in Seattle was beautiful and when I returned back home on Monday morning, the weather was still perfect. I swear that the warmer temps and sunny skies have put people in better moods. I think we were stuck under that huge gray rain/snow cloud for so long that with the warm weather we come out of hiberation and truly enjoy the time that we get to spend outdoors, which in turn makes all of us Seattlelites quite cheerful.

This past weekend spent in LA and Palm Springs with some of my very dear girlfriends was so much fun. We spent all day at the pool on Saturday and then headed out on the town fpr the night. We started off with drinks at The Falls (can't pass up $5 martinis) and then headed next door for dinner at Matchbox. Excellent food and great service. I shared the Spicy ahi tempura rolls and the grilled tuna salad and both were cooked (or undercooked - the way I like it) to perfection. After dinner we walked over to the famous poolside bar at the Viceroy Hotel and it was pretty empty (perhaps it was too early in the night) so we then walked over to the Village Pub which was fun, but way too hot. The room where people were dancing was like dancing in a sauna - a bit difficult, so we spent most of the time at this bar attempting to cool off next to a single fan. After a game of foosball, we hopped in a cab and headed over to the Riveria Resort & Spa. We wish we could have seen the place during the day because from what we could tell at night, it was gorgeous. Perhaps next time I'm in Palm Springs, I'll check out the availability at this new resort and stay there. We spent the rest of the night sitting around the pool by one of the firepits, shooting some fun night photos (sans flash) and enjoying a few drinks. This photo below of Lyndsy is one of my favorites. It's actually two photos that I'm edited together. I love how her face is lit up by the firepit in the left image.

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I had such a wonderful weekend with my former SoCal girls, Lori (the birthday girl), Carrie, Lyndsy, Spry, Avery, Christy, and Christa. If the recovery time after a weekend like this wasn't so tough for me, I'd wish we could do weekends like this every month.

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Spry, Carrie and Christa with their creamsicle martini's at Matchbox

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Christy, me and Lori at Matchbox

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Lyndsy and Carrie

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All of the girls in the lobby at Riveria

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After dinner shots

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Carrie attempting to blend in with the mannequins

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Avery acting as my model for some lighting shots

7 comments:

Lyndsy said...

Yay, Yay, Yay! These turned out so fun! No surprise here! Your photography skills are quite impressive my love. I am so glad you were able to fly down for a weekend full of fun, sun and friends! XOXO

Emily said...

Wonderful pics! I am headed there next weekend and can hardly wait!!

Erin said...

Thanks Lynds - you were an excellent model :)

Emily - are you going for your bachelorette party? You MUST go to Riveria - it was such a cool place with a great atmosphere apparently it's pretty new because none of us had heard of it before. Our usual in Palm Springs is dinner at YardHouse, but we decided to do something new this year and ad a great time.

Avery Bleu said...

So fun! Great pix. Although in that pic of me, one of my legs looks weird and likt it has elephantitis or something. Can't wait to see the rest.

Kris said...

Great pics of gorgeous girls! I love love the pic of Lynds! I am so jealous, I want to go to Palm Spriggity badly!

Lynne said...

Great pics coffey! You are such a great photographer. Looks like a fun weekend.

Stacie said...

What a fun weekend you ladies had! You all look stunning! Nice work on the editing of the two pics lf Lynds together, looks so natural! XO