Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

The Santa Monica Luskeys at Close LaChance Winery

This past weekend, The Santa Monica Luskeys celebrated Labor Day weekend in Saratoga, CA. Saturday morning we took the 9:30am Southwest flight up to Northern California and headed straight to Rose's - our favorite lunch spot in Saratoga. Brian's parents picked us up at the airport and joined us for lunch and then escorted us to the Farmer's Market where we purchased some fresh flowers, dips and corn (to be grilled the next night).

After retiring to the Luskey abode (and a quick afternoon nap) we got ready for the wedding of our friends Erin and Chris. The wedding took place at sunset at the picturesque Clos LaChance winery and was absolutely lovely. The bride was simply stunning: her hair and makeup exceptional. The cocktail hour featured Clos LaChance wine and the groom's favorite snack - chips and salsa! The place cards were little corks holding our names and we were seated at a really fun table with some of Brian's old high school friends. (Not that his friends were old, but they are old friends. You know what I mean.) They had a great DJ, a festive fall themed candy bar and a delicious lemon cake to boot!

The Santa Monica Luskeys showing off our cork name cards!
The Santa Monica Luskeys with our dear friend, Jake.
I like to fancy myself as a professional wedding photographer.
The First Dance!
Cutting the cake!

Sunday morning was a real treat - brunch with Alice and Dave! I was worried that we weren't going to get to see the Mounts since we gave them all of a ten minute warning that we were even in town. Luckily, because they are such sports, an impromptu brunch date was set and we were in the car on our way to Palo Alto before they could finish giving us their address! We brunched at an adorable French inspired bistro walking distance from their even more adorable house and then did some window shopping in the area. We wanted to spend more time with Alice and Dave, but they had to get to Napa to take a hot air balloon ride. Oh, our friends and their boring lives... :)

Alice enjoying her bowl of coffee!

A table in a charming boutique in Palo Alto - tchotchke central!

Sunday night Randy and Lizzy drove down from San Francisco and my dearest Ali Rae from Berkeley - all to join us for hamburgers and hotdogs from the Luskey's new backyard kitchen. The evening was wonderful - we enjoyed hamburgers (well, I didn't, but others did), chicken sausages, Gardenburgers and farmer's market grilled corn... delish!

Another perfect and labor-free weekend for the Santa Monica Luskeys!

1 comment:

  1. chris and i were just hanging out on a wild newly married friday night checking out your blog and found out we are featured! we feel so honored! can't wait to see you guys again and hang out in a couple weeks!