Wow – I was busy nonstop yesterday.
In fact, I've been running nonstop since my guests arrived last Saturday. Did I mention they arrived as the fire behind our house was being put out? Talk about a chaotic beginning to their visit!
How much of Orange County can a person show off in one week?
In all the craziness of the fire, and the busyness of entertaining house guests, I forgot to charge my camera battery this week. (And yes, I DO have a backup battery – but did I have it with me the last couple days? No, I did not.)
I do have a few iPhone photos to show you, though:
The nail art was painted on by hand – it was not stenciled on.
Isn't that amazing?
I think next time I'll go for a little brighter background color though.
(One of my guests wanted to go for a pedicure in a "Real Housewives" salon! Things like that make me laugh …. but hey, it was an excuse for a PEDICURE!)
The view from our table at lunch yesterday:
My guests were amazed to be sitting at a restaurant with the waves crashing underneath us as we enjoyed lunch.
I have to admit, it's fun to watch the excitement of people seeing/experiencing this area for the first time.
They were also amazed to see workers on cranes, trimming the dead palm fronds off the palm trees. This is something I never think twice about … but it was the source of a lot of questions on the part of my guests.
We also hit up a few local malls, including Fashion Island in Newport Beach. Guests always seem to like Fashion Island because it's an outdoor mall, and there are a fair amount of designer stores there.
Also, you have a view of the ocean as you walk around the mall.
I thought these ceramic nesting measuring cups were adorable:
They were at Anthropologie.
I didn't buy them.
I don't need them.
They don't match my kitchen.
Those were the things I told myself over and over again as I resisted their cuteness.
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