I owe you a report about Sonjapalooza and it has taken me a week to get to it! I have to admit, it kind of kicked my butt this year.
I am leaving in about 10 minutes for the annual Girls' Weekend at Crescent Bar, so I have to make it short. This may give you an idea of why this year's Sonjapalooza wiped me out.
Tuesday: I kicked off my birthday week on Cinco de Mayo - as I normally do. Gavin and I went to see The Shins at the Showbox. Great show - kind of mellow, but good sound.
Wednesday: Barb brought over a bottle of our favorite Bourbon - Basil Hayden. Need I say more?
Thursday: Yay! My actual birthday. I met Kathy for lunch (burgers and beers at Buckleys), then went to my parents after work for "appetizers." It ended up being a feast of crab, baked potatoes, grilled chicken, angels on horseback (see below) and cake.
Friday: Gavin and I met Robin at Sambar for cocktails. This is such an adorable bar and they have great drinks (and food)
After Sambar, we continued on to The Copper Gate for some Akvavit cocktails and Swedish meatballs. On the way home, we stopped by Jens and Jami's house for a beer and to hang out by the firepit.
Saturday: The home stretch. I had a hair and nail appointment and then went shopping. They were giving free makeovers at Nordstrom (aren't they always though?), so I got my make-up done too. Gavin and I had reservations at Spring Hill in West Seattle. It was a divine meal, topped only by the view we had into the kitchen. It was fascinating to watch them work. In short, I had oysters, lamb and ice cream. I really need to just write a separate post about that restaurant. It was divine.