I had a busy weekend! If you recall, Saturday night was the night I was supposed to meet Wonder Woman. I bet you were wondering if I did the trapeze show, after reading that post. No, I didn’t. My schedule was a bit too crazy as it was, and I really didn’t want to miss my boss’ wedding. Not to worry, there shall be other trapeze shows!
Wonder Woman couldn’t make it to the wedding last minute, but her sister was there! I met her, totally played it cool, didn’t geek out “omg you’re Wonder Woman’s sister!!”, didn’t even mention her sister Linda, and she was very nice. And a great dancer (as Wonder Woman’s sister would be, naturally).
It started off with cocktails on a stone patio overlooking the golf course at The Santaluz Club. It was gorgeous. Remember how humid it was in San Diego on Saturday? Well, it started sprinkling a bit towards the end of cocktail hour, but it was very refreshing, we all welcomed it. I used to be a wedding photographer, and it was very strange to be at a wedding and not taking pictures. This is the first wedding in about five years where I was a guest, not a photographer. I felt like I wasn’t doing my job! The photographers they had were doing a great job, no need for me to jump in. So I made a point to try not to take many pictures at all, just to be a guest and have fun.
Look how tiny that spoon is! With the tiny desserts. They were adorable. That chocolate pudding had salted caramel in it. So good. The dinner was held down the stone patio stairs, under a huge white tent. The decor was simple but stunning. Rustic long tables with white linen, elegant hydrangea centerpieces, and chandeliers hanging from the peaks in the tent. Dinner stations were outside: three types of sliders, build your own tacos, grilled veggies, and mashed potatoes in a martini glass. Did you catch that? Mashed potatoes in a martini glass! Martini glasses make everything better. I loaded mine with scallions, bacon, sour cream, you name it.
I sat with a couple friends from work, and some new friends that I met that night. And LOVED. We had a great time, dancing, laughing, photo-booth-picture-taking. We nailed it in that department, not gonna lie. I had such a great time with them.
Oh…and my new dress was awesome. Quick, someone invite me somewhere sorta fancy so I can wear it again soon!
The next day I overslept (I really gotta get out more) and met some friends that were in town for Comic Con for lunch at Union Kitchen & Tap in Encinitas.
Yes, I had a mimosa at 1pm. Don’t judge me.
I’ve been wanting to try this place for awhile now, and forced them to come with me. They were still serving brunch, so I happily got brioche french toast and it was good! It’s possible the best thing about Union is the music. And the atmosphere. And the food. And the location. And the giant windows that opened up to the street. Okay fine, it was awesome and I want to go back.
After brunch we filmed a short morning show in front of Union (she won’t let me post it), then they came back to my place, we hung out, bbq’d dinner, then they drove off into the sunset to make it back home before dawn. It was great to spend some time with them.
So, to sum up:
- Mashed potatoes in martini glasses = awesome
- Union Kitchen & Tap = go there
- New & old friends = love them