This weekend I traveled down to Newport Beach to meet up with all the fabulous girls that are in Alese's wedding next weekend. I have a few warnings though before you read about all the fun we had....1) There are a ton of pictures because that's what happens when we girls get together (and I didn't even include them all because secret things happen at bachelorette parties) 2) One of my favorite quotes from the weekend pertaining to our beach bodies is, "Things just aren't what they used to be!" Hilarious, and true for some of us who just aren't rockin' it like we did when we were 16 and could eat anything. But we embraced it and hit the beach. And 3) You are going to see how fun our trips are and want to go with us on the next one : )
We started the party Friday night as we all arrived in the evening at The Island Hotel, formally the Four Seasons. It was beautiful! We had a suite that my pictures don't do justice showing how spacious it was. We had two complete bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a kitchen, dinning room, a living room and four balconies. It was fabulous so we could all get ready together, and stay up late chatting (and boy did we!) Friday night we stayed up snacking, and bonding. Saturday morning we got up and went to breakfast in Fashion Island at Pain du Monde. Then grabbed a Starbucks and were off to paddle board. We spent the day paddling around, laying out, reading magazines, and having girl talk. It was wonderful! To top it off the weather was PERFECT, a breezy 75 degrees with the sun out all day. We ate a late lunch at Zinc Cafe in Corona Del Mar, and then went back to the hotel to get ready for our big night out. We had dinner at The Rusty Pelican, and then went out for some dancing after. We danced and sang along to some old school hits, and even got Alese on stage with a tambourine to rock out with the band. So fun! We ended our night back at the hotel with dessert and a lingerie shower. We once again chatted into the wee hours of the morning.
Sunday morning we headed into Laguna and had Breakfast at the Cottage. It was an adorable restaurant and we enjoyed our breakfast on the patio. After breakfast we went back to the hotel put on our suits and enjoyed a few hours by the pool before checking out. Then we hit Fashion Island for some shopping, eating, and of course Sprinkles. Then we said our farewells as we went our separate ways. I had a blast with you girls and can't wait for next weekend to celebrate Alese and Ben's wedding day! Alese thank you for bringing us all together, and letting us spoil you for a weekend you deserve it. I love you so much but I'll save my tears for Saturday! xoxo
The Island Hotel
Alese entering the hotel "Bachelorette style" accepting her rose and forgoing her individual room to bunk with us all weekend!
Friday night chit-chat
Some of the decor
Saturday morning off to breakfast
Me, Sarah, Jaimie-Rose, Alese, Ashley, Rony, Hayley, and Gina
Ashley and Alese sisters
Getting our paddle boards
Hitting the beach Rony and Gina
Me and Alese
Laying out Ashley, Rony, and Jaimie-Rose
Sarah and I
Alese, me, Sarah, waiting to paddle board
Hayley and Alese
Hayley, Alese, and me
Group # 1 off to paddle
Hayley, Alese, Ashley, Gina
Sarah, Jaimie-Rose, and Rony enjoying the sun
Me, Sarah, Jaimie-Rose, Rony
Me, Alese, and Jaimie-Rose
Group # 2 off to paddle board it was a blast and a good arm workout!
Me and Hayley
Rony and Gina
Gina, me, and Jaimie-Rose
Gina, and Rony
This is the life!
Cousins. Paige, Alese, and Ashley
Snapped a shot of The Balboa Bay Club and Resort, (where we were engaged) as we drove to lunch
Lunch at Zinc Cafe
View from our balcony Sarah and Hayley
Jaimie-Rose, Hayley, Alese, Me, Sarah, and Gina
Ready to go!
Bachelorette night out
Alese and Gina
Sarah and Alese
Alese and I
Ashley and Alese
Alese and Jaimie-Rose
Alese and Rony
Gina, Alese and Rony
Alese and I outside Rusty Pelican
Ashley, Alese, Me, and Jaimie-Rose
Gina and Hayley
Rony and Sarah
Happy Bachelorette Party to you!
the crew outside Rusty Pelican
Here's you're token one naughty picture from the lingerie night, the rest is for her future husband : )
Beautiful breakfast at The Cottage in Laguna
Laying by the pool for the afternoon
Leaving the hotel before some shopping
Last stop Sprinkles
Here's to a fabulous weekend!