Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Flower Power



I had a pretty good weekend.

Rian and I had an all-American date Saturday night. Because of our financial problems, it is the first "real" date we have been on in a very long time. We went mini-golfing and then to a drive-in gangster movie. We stuffed ourselves with french fries, M&Ms, Coca-Cola, and popcorn. I woke up this morning with a sugar-induced hangover. Haha.

Today, my parents and I took a little road trip to a beautiful giant garden located on the outskirts of town. We go to this place once every other year. It is always so gorgeous and peaceful and relaxing. There is also a little chapel out there which I have fantasized about getting married in for years...

I took some pictures:











And when I got home, I was delighted to be given a long-stemmed rose. I didn't have a vase so I put it in a champagne bottle.

It sits among my collection.



I hope everyone else had an enjoyable weekend as well.

35 comments:

A little Princess said...

A pretty way to spend the weekend! I don't have a vase either, I use vodka bottles! xoxo

The Haute-Shopper said...

Wow, that garden is breathtakingly beautiful... thanks for sharing! And it sounds like you had a wonderful date! Haven't played mini-golf in ages and now I have the sudden urge to!

P.S. Read your quarter-life-crisis post as well. I think no matter how old you are, people will be unsatisfied to some extent or long for something else. If we didn't have that built in, we wouldn't have goals. I still think you're young enough to achieve anything you want (incl. the stuff you listed). Those who partied throughout their college lives might be missing something else or not have the good fortune of having a job right now.

kirstyb said...

The pics look fantastic - and your date sounded great mini golf movie and fat food = perfect xoxox

Fashion Moment said...

Beautiful photos, dear.

FM~FP~AF

Ela said...

Aw, what a lovely date night! Oh what a beautiful picturesque venue for the wedding!

How sweet is that single rose :) So glad you have a lovely weekend! And happy to know that sugar-induced hangovers happen to the best of us :)

Tink in My Closet said...

Oh i would have loved to spend my weekend in such a perfect location..
Those gardens are amazing, great pictures!!

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous photos, darling! Date night sounds like fun :)

xoxox,
CC

Damsels said...

wow that chapel looks so gorgeous . great place to get married
oh and sounds great to go out on datges . iknow how much it can suck when both dont have money :(

yiqin; said...

So beautiful! Very nice shots.

Taylor S. said...

a nice way to spend the weekend. The pictures look really nice.
xoxo taylor

nicola ticola said...

Oh I would loooove to go to a drive in Movie!


nicola xx

nicolaticolaponders.blogspot.com

Iva said...

such a pretty weekend!

Lauren said...

I love the second photo- it's beautiful.

WendyB said...

Beautiful photos!

Savvy Mode SG said...

sounds like you had a lovely weekend.

Dionne said...

Ooh that date sounds fun! Bad for your health, but fun - hahahahaha.

And wow, that garden is gorge, and definitely a gorgeous spot for a wedding!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

your 'date night' sounds like a perfect evening...sometimes the most fun doesn't have to be so pricey!
xox
www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

KAELA said...

beauuutiful photos!


KAELA'S ROOM

jane st. clair said...

what a fun date!! you deserved it!

the pictures you took are beautiful!

xo,
the little violet dress

Elaine said...

My husband and I are on a tight budget too so we rarely go out on real dates. We always end up staying home or going for walks at night. The latter is the best! Especially when the streets are dead. It feels like the whole city is yours! The pictures are so beautiful! It is so dry where I live that I miss seeing lots of green plants and colorful flowers!


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Chelsea Talks Smack said...

lovely! my man and I went to teh botanci gardens today, it was a great cheap and beautiful date!

Wana said...

nice weekend u had!!
i attended a friends bbq. was fun!!

michellehendra said...

woww.. lovelyy and great.. love it so much!

xx

Stacy said...

those flowers are gorgeous! and the creek/pond setting is sooo romantic!

thanks for stopping by Fashion Handglide, I really appreciate it

HELENSKI said...

Nice blog girl!


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MJ said...

Wow, lovely pictures - cheered me right up! Wish someone would take me on a date, haha.


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Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

wow, what a beautiful place to spend your weekend...or any day!! wonderful photos!!
xox
www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

Cesc said...

Those pictures are spectacular! I love the one of the pond. It reminds me of the Princess And The Pea!

xoxo
Cesc

Cesc said...

hehe *blushes* typo.I meant, the Princess and the Frog. (pea...how random).

xoxo
Cesc

La Femme Chic said...

AWWWWWWWWWWWWW
I want to go there!
I'm the person that tears up when I look at pretty pictures like that. I love beauty in nature.

Lisa said...

your photos are BEAUTIFUL! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! :)

St├ęphanie said...

Beautiful flowers !

eleniii said...

preety! xx

Robin said...

Oh, I'd adore to visit there.
Everything looks so incredibly lovely.

Robin
http://threadbearthoughts.blogspot.com/

Mila said...

I saw on your profile that you like Morrissey!I ADORE HIM!
Yes i had a great weekend,it was my bday.
Gorgeous garden!