November 29, 2009
Family friends of ours offered to babysit Dexter tonight, under the caveat that Don and I would go out on a date and not do work. We were happy to oblige.
I've been talking a lot about local buying and local businesses lately. When I asked Don where he wanted to go for a dinner date he suggested Skinny Legs and Cowgirls. Apparently he had heard about the place through his networks and it boasts all organic fare so we decided it would be worth a try.
So delicious. Man, it's great when food tastes like... food! Organic is the bomb.
Afterwards we went to SNAP gallery's print affair. I knew there was going to be a show and a reception, but I had no idea it was a full blown party for print buying, complete with food, drinks, and DJ. Utterly fab.
We got a really witty little piece for the bungalow and ran into many random, fun people. I love events like these where you run into somebody from your neighbourhood who you usually see at the dog park. A good bike friend's girlfriend who you've heard about but have never actually met until they recognize you from your blog. Your best friend's brother. Stuff like that! Makes me so happy to have good, honest human synapse. Particularly when you're all at a party that promotes local artists.
It's not often that I am at events where I am impressed to any great degree by the proliferation of good fashion. Tonight was an exception. People were looking really good so I had to take some photos to share.
Blue dress with bubble skirt and grey tights. Yummy.
Tall and small. This is basically what I look like next to most of my much taller girlfriends.
Oh, that's me! I'm glad I was wearing a pretty dress. I had no idea the show was a fancy party thing. Also, new boots.
Always a fan of chevron stripes.
These next two pictures of by far my favourite outfits of the evening. I LOVE the girl's black frock below. I have several of dresses like this and people would ask me if I was pregnant all the time when I wore them a few years ago. Ironically, these dresses don't fit when you are actually pregnant. Hers looked really, really good. Something about the easy hair and the focus on silhouette and flat shoes. I thought she was fantastic. There's a picture earlier in this post where she's with one of her friends.
And this girl was another favourite of mine. Her dress was so interesting, not to mention hot, and had very neat movement to it. You can't see, but the shoes were these epic column heels. And the earrings were chandelier and jealousy inducing.
Printing presses and artsy people. Party had a great vibe.
People milling about as the night continued on without us. We had a great time, but had to relieve our babysitters. All in all a very successful Saturday night.