Monthly Archives: November 2008
We had a surprise birthday party for my girlfriend on Saturday here – I have the right connections to get a party of 50 people through the door. But, after a couple of hours of reminiscing with my pals, we were ready to head out. This place used to be fun, but now I’m over it – I’ll let other people deal with the wait at the door while I go some place better.
Being that MM is in LA for the week, I have no excuse but to see all of my girlfriends! No too bad of a deal! So, tonight I’ve made plans with a few of them. While debating on where we should meet after work, my objectives were:
stay in a neutral zone – aka “midtown” – since we’ll all be coming from our offices
make it classy and fun for us professional women
good and not too expensive martinis
I gave the ladies a list of my recommendations, and we decided on BUtterfield 8, a 100-year-old restaurant & lounge with dramatic crown mold ceilings that bring the nostalgic turn of the century feel of the classy New York speakeasy. A 35-foot granite bar and wide plank walnut floors contiue the theme. Back lit walls of white onyx and dark mahogany along with five massive Chandeliers creating a warm semi-formal setting.
MM is in LA for work this week. He’s staying at the a fantastic hotel and enjoying martinis at the pool in between meetings and jobs. He said its 80 degrees and gorgeous there right now…besides the wild fires, which MM could see from the airplane when he was landing.
Why is it that MM and I constantly feel the need to go to Bed, Bath & Beyond for one simple thing yet come out with a receipt for over $300? How is that possible?
Between the countless TV gadgets lining the aisles to the endless amount of necessary home objects, you’re bound to find at least five more things you can’t live without! By the time you get to the register you look down at a full cart of things you “need” to make your apartment more organized and your life better…huh???
This past weekend, MM and I went there for throw pillows and came out with a laundry hamper, some sticky things to hang his belts on, new pillows for the bed, 4 throw pillows (to match the couch to our new storage bench), a curtain rod, an extension cord, and I forget what else! When we got home, we realized the throw pillows were all wrong, so we have to return the only thing we actually went there for.
Hopefully, when I go to return them, I don’t spend another $300!