Yeah for the weekend, and holiday fun!! Catherine Anderson invited us to her studio for an Open House. Add that to the fact Judy Sy was going to attend, Melissa and I were sold. So we ventured out in the brisk, rainy afternoon.
Catherine is such a sweet soul & so glad she has played a part in my life's journey. Her studio is a great retreat for all walks of life & her family is a great host. Her mother (recognized by her wonderful accent which I would like to acquire) greeted us so kindly when entering and made us feel at home.
We quickly took her up on that offer and gathered some fabulous tea & goodies. Melissa and I attempted to have some tea drinking etiquette, but not sure how successful we were in that.
This tea is sooo yummy ...and yes, it tastes like Chocolate.
Catherine even had some simple, yet fabulous craft project available for us to do. So love the concept. She displayed her paper trees on a platter with glitter underneath. So simple, and such a statement.
And the food just kept appearing thanks to Catherine. Olive bread was a huge hit. It was so warm and yummy.
And finally Judy Sy made her appearance...Geesh, about time (only 2 hours after her guesstimated arrival time) but she did have a fabulous gift for us. A super small screwdriver set called "Teeny Turner"
After catching up a bit, Catherine, who is from South Africa, had a special song for us to remember Nelson Mandela & to remember life is a celebration.
Around 4:30, we gathered our goodies, said our well wishes and headed to grab a bite to eat at Penn Station East Coast Subs. Love their Philly Cheesesteak. (And part of the meal's conversation was on beauty products to which I said I wash my face at night with whatever soap is at the sink aka hand soap, soft soap, etc. Boy was I berated for that...but it works for me and it is, what it is.)
However, before leaving we did stop to capture some of Catherine's glorious landscaping and decor.
And coincidentally got mobbed by the papparazzi aka Judy Payne Sy.
Since Melissa and I are participating in a Photo A Day prompt....the day was titled "I Shop Here"
So I added names of all the shops my attire was accumulated.
After eating, we ventured out to Beauty Brands as I needed some shampoo/conditioner. And low and behold......a CLEARANCE section.
And yes, you read that right.
Aside from the 65% off the shampoo, the other 5 bottles & OPI nail stickers were all $.98.
Total purchase $24.46. I saved $214.47
The day wasn't over as our goal was to see the movie "Frozen". So we stopped by Dean & Deluca and grabbed a Shirley Temple soda & a huge rice krispie treat before heading to Stonecrest Cinemas.
Although the movie was good, it was not my favorite Disney cartoon.
Probably the least favorite of the Princess movies.
The day ended with Melissa grabbing a cotton candy ....and listening to the Panthers game on the radio.
And then watching the Panthers lose...but what a streak they had.