Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Journalist. Mother. Bunny enthusiast. Pop culture junkie.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

St. Louis

Last night I returned from a mini-vacation with my parents. We went to St. Louis for Memorial Day weekend.

It was actually a pretty pleasant trip, which is saying a lot since vacations with my parents are usually...frustrating.

On Saturday, we spent the afternoon touring the Anheuser-Busch beer headquarters.



At the end of the tour, everyone was given two free large beers. Since my dad doesn't particularly like beer, he let me have his two glasses. He then realized we had 20 minutes to catch our bus, so he told me I had to chug the beers down before we caught the bus. He was then confused and upset as to why I was giggly and drunk 30 minutes later. Sigh.

On Sunday, we spent the day at the St. Louis Zoo. The morning kicked off to an annoying start because it took us TWO HOURS to find parking.

But the weather was gorgeous and I was wearing my new Forever 21 dress, so I didn't complain.



This is me and my mom. Oh, and do you see my Kate Spade iphone??? Yay!



The iphone takes amazing photos and I captured shots of the animals we saw.

Here are some of my favorites:









And here is a photo of me being a dork:



Hahaha!

I hope you all had a great weekend. xoxo!

61 comments:

Charmalade said...

I guess it's a little lame that even now I really love going to zoos. I mean, animals! Cool stuff! Though I could do without the scremaing kids in strollers, but give some, take some.

That's such a cute yellow dress, too! It's very summer-appropriate, I've been looking for THE perfect yellow dress for aaaages...

Toast with Charmalade

Fattie Fatterton said...

You look adorable!! I'm so jealous of your Kate Spade iPhone. I am hoping that Verizon gets the iPhone SOON!!

I love the zoo. I go to ours all of the time. It's the #1 zoo in the country.

Sadako said...

Love the bear and the sea lion! Awww.

JUST ME said...

Always nice when a vacation with the parents doesn't end in disaster...

Sweet phone, btw.

bollywoodstylediaries said...

u look adorable!! love the pic of the seal..glad u have a fun trip..

Tenshi Style said...

Good thing you had fun with your paretns.I know I can't stand going on trips with my parents.We end up getting on each other nerves and miss the all fun.Hahaha on the beer story.And wow,your iphone does take wonderful pictures I like the one with the seal,very cute.

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Amy said...

I went to St. Louis about 4 yrs ago for the Frozen Four and I absolutely fell in love with the city. We didn't get to tour the factory, but we did check out the zoo. Wow, it was almost as wonderful as San Diego (only smaller of course)! :)

Glad to hear you had a wonderful time...love your dress!!

xoxo
Amy

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Loving that dress! F21? Must go see if I can find it :)

Taj Acosta said...

Awe you look so pretty! These are great photos! That last one had me there for a second! xoxo

Barry said...

Aaaahh!!! Everytime I see photos of you it makes me wish we could hang out and talk everyday. I miss you in a heartbeat Jen.

I'm glad you had a reasonably good time with your folks. Whenever I hear you say you're doing something with them...I brace myself.

And let's see...give a girl who's about 5'0" two beers in twenty minutes. WTF did he think would happen? Duh!!

Please don't ever stop being the amazing, cute, wonderful, lovable you Jennifer. I love that we're friends.

xoxo

drollgirl said...

YOU ARE SUCH A CUTIE!!! and i am glad you had fun, even if you were with your parents! b ah! sometimes it can be ok to spend time with family. SOMETIMES! :)

KIRAFASHION said...

such a fun trip!!!

Josie said...

You look soooo cute in your new dress, and I am in fact LOVING the Kate Spade iPhone!
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Kristin said...

That color looks beautiful on you...and I WANT your Iphone cover!

Sherin said...

Sounds like a great day! I love going to the Zoo, it's so much fun!
You're yellow dress looks great!

Damsels said...

youl ook so cute. and literally i jsut laughed out loud in a room full of people at the image of you chugging down 4 beers in a row .

Leia said...

glad you had fun! I read your status update about the beers and thought it was HILARIOUS! and your kate spade iphone is soooo cute, i just love that cover. so nice to see you smiling dear Jen :)

Tamara Nicole said...

Lovin the yellow dress hun! Glad you had fun:-)

Mina said...

Vaca with parents. Smh. Lol. But I'm glad you had fun at the zoo. I love the Forever 21 dress. Yellow is your color! That iPhone has an amazing camera! Time for me to upgrade! =)

lauren lanza osias said...

mmm, free beer. i don't like to be that close to creatures ;) hope you had fun.

http://laurenlanzaosias.blogspot.com

Joellen said...

Oh my goodness aren't you scared of that snake?! Anywho, you look adorable, love that dress it's so fun!

joellenlove.blogspot.com

Nikosmommy said...

That zoo looks like a blast! Glad you survived a trip with your parents...good times eh?!!
Love the colour yellow on you too!

kristiyana shinta said...

what a lovely weekend,,
you're so cute with that yellow dress,,

hve a nice day :)

CMA said...

really wonderful!!
loving your blog, keep it up!
and thanks for your sweet comment, means the world!

-cma
COSMICaroline.blogspot.com

Fashion Court said...

looks like fun! i love your phone cover - and your outfit! :o)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

What a fun trip! Your dress went perfectly and I love all the seals!!

Vintage Vixen said...

That looks like fun! You look beautiful in your yellow dress an the animals and your mum are all adorable!
Thanks for sharing.
Vix
xxx

Lisa said...

That dress looks gorgeous on you-- I love the yellow. :) As for zoos, I will always love visiting them...so fun to see all the cute animals!!

Style with Benefits said...

Aww, I love the zoo! Looks like you had a fun time and I can't believe how crisp your photos turned out from the iPhone! You look way cute in your dress!

xo, becs

Couture Carrie said...

Fun trip, darling!
Love your sundress!

xoxox,
CC

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

Been told that St. Louis is a very nice city to visit - have yet to confirm this myself. What a pretty yellow dress you are wearing - it fits so nicely with your delicious skin-tone. Your mama looks very fit, too, and the animals are so sweet:-)

chaoskontrolowany said...

Lovely pics:)

Rosa Couture said...

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Kimberellie said...

I am so hopping that is a pretend snake! This dress is so cute! And yes, your iphone is also SO CUTE!! Love these pics. Makes me want to go to the zoo!

Missy M said...

wow such fab photos! your mum really looks like my lawyer! i'm sure it isnt though....

Missy
Blending Style, Beauty and Fashion
http://thefashionfusion.blogspot.com

Melanie's Randomness said...

Ohh I love your yellow dress & your phone!! Jealous!! Aww what cute pictures!!! I love zoos. There is one by me that I can't wait to go to when it opens. I really hope that snake tho is fake in that last pic!!! =P

Tights Lover said...

I love the photos...it looks like a great trip. I love how your dad made you chug beer...hahaha!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah, Jennifer that color is so gorgeous on you - loving your new dress! And your Kate Spade iPhone...Cutest. Thing. Ever! I'm so glad you had a good time! You and your mom are so adorable; as are all of the animals!! :)

OceanDreams said...

Glad you had a nice time with your parents and your new Forever21 dress is very cute! Cute animal pictures as well.

Heather Taylor said...

I'm originally from St. Louis and I'm happy you had such a great time! Parking at that zoo is super ridiculous, we usually park over by the art museum and walk our way over.
Hehe, that beer chugging story is pretty funny! In the summer in STL though, it's the norm to drink with your parents, go to the park or have a block party with BBQ.
Cripes, I just got the teeniest bit homesick. Glad you had such a good time!

Leah said...

You look great... if you were given two large beers each and you drunk your dad's share, you chugged down 4 large beers. No wonder you were giggly and drunk. Hahaha!

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that is cool

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Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

It looks like a really fun trip and you look AMAZING in that dress!!! I love the colour and it is perfect for summer! Your Kate Spade is soooooo pretty....I love it. Your smile is so beautiful Jennifer. I also loved the photos of the animals! :)

xoxoxo
Rachel

MJ said...

Retro buses! They put a smile on my face...

English Rose ♥ said...

Looks like you had a great time Jen!

Merci beaucoup for your wonderful comment darling =]

Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Audrey Allure said...

Great photos at the zoo! And love the Kate Spade iPhone case you have :)

Imogen said...

This looks like such a fun trip and you have some amazing pictures. I always like going to the zoo. I love your dress so much. That colour is perfect on you. I love your hair, everytime I see it I think how stunning it is.

yiqin; said...

Looking amazing in yellow :)

Mouthwash said...

hehehe that one of the seal is so cute!! I love going to the Zoo! I just want to take all the animals home and live on a farm.

Beautiful dress! Yellow looks so good on you!


Amber
ambersmouthwash

Savvy Gal said...

sounded like a fab weekend and you looked so adorable in that yellow dress.

Bug said...

Glad you had a good time. Looks like a lot of fun. Love your pretty yellow dress!

inbugsdrawers.blogspot.com

AGNES STYLE said...

Okay, that was exciting to hear! And thank you SOOO much, you're beautiful to!=) So you're still living in USA?

Rachel said...

It looks like you had a lovely time!
And you look gorgeous in that yellow dress!

Pop Champagne said...

LOLL your dad is funny, he was the one that told you to chug the beer! And wow you touched a snake?! that's awesome, I can never find the courage to do that

Indigo said...

that yellow dress is really lovely :) X

Jessica said...

Your dress is beautiful!

And I just love the St. Louis zoo. I visited the city last year and was taken aback by how much work they put into a free zoo. Did you pet the stingrays?

(Also, if you're interested, I'm hosting a giveaway for the Sex and the City 2 soundtrack on my blog - stop by!)

beckyxoxo said...

Seems so much fun ! Your dad is kinda funny . Haha . Love your dress and iPhone ! :D

The Trendy Fashionista said...

It looks like you really had fun.
Have a good weekend :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

kumar said...

you looks soo pretty i like your smile

Sophia said...

Cute dress, and really great pictures!