Hello, everyone! What a FUN evening I’ve had — it was a great way to kick off my mini-holiday!
Alta Moda Salon hosted a Girls Night Out party, so Meghann and I went to get our hair done for *free*. It ended up turning into quite the girlie evening with tons of good food + drink! It was like a cocktail party in a hair salon — the place was bumpin’!
I started things off right with a mimosa. 🙂
My lovely hairdresser, Christine, did my second wedding hair trial. Last time, I did a half up-do, so this time I tried a real up-do. I didn’t really get a good picture of it, though!
I LOOOOOVE MY HAIR. It wasn’t a tight up-do at all; it was all soft and romantic with little braids. A fake flower completed the look (not sure about this for the wedding; we’ll see).
Meghann got her hair done as well. :) Here’s Meghann in progress….
AND we got lash extensions put on… for free! Alta Moda is amazing! The lash extensions last 3 days to a week!
After our beauty treatments, we hit up the catered food…. which was excellent! It was kind to fun to eat and drink in a salon.
I’ve never seen tiny cups of soup handed out as appetizers… very modern! They served me a delicious bowl of pumpkin creme soup.
And I had about six tiny toasts topped with chicken and bella mushrooms. Plus, some raw veggies for CRUNCH! It ended up being a substainable"dinner."
After the festivities at the salon, we walked to a nearby wine bar and split a flight of Spanish reds.
I have this thing with taking pictures of Meghann taking pictures. I think it’s hysterical for some reason. 🙂
After gossiping with my "twin" for about an hour, we parted ways.
Other Eats of the Day — Plus a Mini Run!
Before the madness at the salon, I managed to squeeze in a quick 2.0 mile run. Now, some people think "Oh, it’s only 20 minutes, it’s not worth it." But, I really have the mentality that SOMETHING is better than NOTHING. And a lot of it is just staying in the habit of (nearly) daily workouts, which I really value. Moving everyday makes me so happy!
I headed out the door right when I finished work and did a quick 2.0 mile loop. Here are my statistics (or what I can remember, my HRM is packed):
- Duration: 20 minutes (2 miles)
- Calories Burned: 170
Before my run, I had 1 cup skim milk + 1/2 scoop Muscle Milk Light.
Earlier, I had a slice of toast with Laughing Cow….
And some Yogurt + Grape Nuts (about 1/4 a cup). Yayyy, I missed you, yogurt!
Well, I’ve got to leave now… time to drive to the coast. It’s about an hour and half, so hopefully I won’t get there TOO late! My vacation will be packing with hiking, running, laying by the pool, and relaxing. Stay tuned!
Enjoy your Friday!