Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Girl Weekend

My mom, aunt and I had so much fun during our Girl Weekend.

We went to the spa for massages and pedicures. (*thanks Austin!*)

We went dress shopping and I BOUGHT MY WEDDING DRESS!!!  Plus my mom picked out her mother of the bride dress, too!

We ate at some fantastic restaurants.  We had brunch at the Rainbow Lodge.

We made a special toast to celebrate my birthday, my mom's birthday, and my engagement!  Mmm, mimosas!

I ordered the Cast Iron Seared Gulf Red Snapper, Early Summer Succotash and White Corn Griddle Cakes.  Simply delicious.

I would definitely recommend eating at the Rainbow Lodge.  The food is great and the decor is cool.  There is free valet parking for brunch and dinner - plus the outdoor patio is gorgeous.

We also ate at Pappasito's.  I had the Carne Asada with Black Beans, Mexican Rice, Guacamole, and Tortillas.

We ate at Le Petite Paris bakery for lunch.  My mom and aunt both ordered the Boeuf Bourguignon, inspired by the movie Julia & Julie that we watched together on Saturday night.

I had a Caesar Salad with French Onion Soup.

The pictures do not do this meal justice.  It was fantastic, and so girly.  To top it off, we ordered chocolatey desserts.

I thought I'd died and gone to heaven.  The restaurant had such a unique atmosphere, and the entire place smelled wonderful.  Eating at a French Bakery = the best decision you will ever make.

My aunt and I went shopping for shoes to go with my wedding dress, and we actually found a pair for $20 at Sears that could do the trick!  However, I am not 100% confident that they'll be comfortable enough to wear all day.  So, I've been doing some browsing on CSN to find a different pair to try out.  I'll do a review of them when they arrive!  While I was on-line, I got distracted with their dinnerware selection and started dreaming.  Must focus on shoes...

I'm so sad our girl weekend is over!  My aunt needs to move back to Texas ;)

Have you ever eaten at a French restaurant or bakery?
If not, I suggest you do so very soon - you're missing out!


  1. mimosas & dessert!! perfect. i have eaten at a frenchy restaurant but the only french bakery i've been to was in disney france. haha. totally does not count.

  2. The desserts made me want to move back!! What a great weekend. So blessed to have had that time with you. You are going to be a gorgeous bride.

  3. Yay for a dress! Have you said when your wedding is?
    We ate at a French restaurant for Thanksgiving in NYC. My friends loved their food, but I was the only one to order turkey. It was a delicious meal!

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  6. YOU LADIES ARE ALL SO GORGEOUS! made me smile looking at these pics! such a beautiful day with beautiful females :)


  7. What a beautiful weekend full of beautiful ladies!! So happy you found your dress!! I bet its beautiful!!!!!!

    Love the color on your toes, very pretty! xoxo

  8. I'm so happy you found your dress. That's so exciting. Your girls day has me totally missing my mom. I need to plan a trip to see her ASAP.

  9. Yay on your wedding dress! Can't wait to see it. :) And yes, I've eaten at a French bistro. French food is one of my faves.