Sunday, October 28, 2012

GIRLS NIGHT OUT

Last night I had a wonderful time catching up with girlfriends and enjoying a night on the town. It seems that all too often, schedules conflict and you find yourself cringing at the fact you've been saying "we must catch up soon" for the greater part of a year. Enough was enough - I was determined to make it this time no matter what. That meant ignoring the irritation and watering that plagued my right eye at the very last minute, making my make-up near impossible to apply. It also meant not allowing a recent "setback" with my nerve entrapment stop me from going to dinner, even if it meant sitting with only one inch of my posterior on the seat to avoid pain. And in all the laughter, stories, cocktails and dancing, I managed to forget anything that had been bothering me and enjoy every wonderful minute with a fabulous bunch of girls. Allow me to run you through some of what we got up to...

We started off with some pre-drinks (as you do) at a room in The Grace Hotel in the CBD.






After lots of wild chatter and attempts to catch up on everything that's been happening in our respective lives, it was time to meet up with the rest of the crew for some traditional Greek fare at The Athenian - a fabulous converted bank building (tall columns and all!) in the heart of the city...





I started with a daiquiri and nibbled at the most incredible fried eggplant and garlic sauce.



Had my appetite been its usual self, I would have ordered this as well. I do enjoy a good serve of souvlaki from time to time!



After dinner it was off to Ivy. I like to go the back way, via Angel Place. This birdcage exhibit always impresses me:


After snapping this pic I had to run to catch up with the others as we headed upstairs to Ivy's Pool Club...



Where we slurped on 'Pink Flamingos'...
...Before wearing out our heels on the dance floor.



My shoes weren't the only thing to wear out that night. Like the carriage that turned into a pumpkin, my voice box took a turn for the worse just after midnight. Thankfully, my prince promptly arrived to ferry me home (and make a pit stop for Indian takeaway on the way). All in all, a brilliant night I won't forget in a hurry!

2 comments:

  1. Looks like a really fun night out with the girls!

    PS: I'd like to invite to join the Bosisto's giveaway at my blog, I have 4 lavender packs up for grabs here: http://www.underlockandkeyblog.com/2012/10/bosistos-lavender-giveaway.html

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  2. There's nothing a good night out with the girls can't cure ; )
    The places you went look fab!

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