It was a lovely weekend, filled with holiday parties and festivities and some yoga too! Friday morning, I found myself at Luna Bakery & Café, for a perfect spot to have a nibble and get some work done while Jeffrey was at school.
I pretty much wanted everything in Luna’s bakery case (Um, a chocolate peppermint pot de crème? Yes, please!), but I decided on a chai latte and an almond croissant. And it was just delicious!
Friday evening, my friend Anne hosted a warm and friendly holiday gathering at her new house, with plenty of wine…
…lots of laughs (and selfies)…
…and a gift exchange that netted me a great pair of earrings from Lucky Brand Jeans. All in all, a fun and relaxed evening!
Saturday morning, we took Jeffrey to a breakfast with Santa at Cleats Club Seat Grille.
Yup, a sports bar had a breakfast with Santa and it was really very cute! The kids got to write letters to Santa, decorate cookies, and visit with the big guy himself.
Jeffrey is so excited about Santa this year, so any chance to see him is always good!
Balance & Brews combines yoga and beer for what is always a really fun time! We started with an hour-long flow led by Balance & Brews founder Melissa. The class was creative (lots of interesting transitions, like going from a folded twist to dragonfly twist) and I loved the theme of “Choose Your Thoughts Wisely.”
Your admission to a Balance & Brews event includes the yoga class, as well as one beer at the brewery. I had tasted Portside’s beers before, but had never been to their actual location. I can’t get enough of winter beers right now, so I chose the Ice Cutter Winter Warmer, which isn’t too heavy on the Christmas spices, but is a nice warm-you-up beer.
Balance & Brews has a ton of great upcoming events planned, including an 80’s night this Thursday at Goldhorn Brewery. Click here for a complete schedule!
On Sunday, we hosted Jeffrey’s second annual holiday play date. Jeffrey kept running around saying, “I’m so excited my friends are here!” He had a chance to play with lots of his friends and we had a chance to spend some time with our wonderful parent friends, too.
We had a ton of winter carnival-type games, like throw the marshmallow in the hot chocolate cup. We also did a holiday book gift exchange, which sent everyone home with a new holiday read.
`We also had snowflake ornaments for the kids to paint and take home. We ordered pizza and salad from Marco’s Pizza and had homemade cookies too (I made these which were a huge hit). We of course had a variety of beverages from juice boxes for the kids to a huge selection of Christmas beers to a hot chocolate bar with a wide range of mix-ins like Bailey’s and peppermint schnapps.
Everyone had a great time! I love hosting family and friends at the holidays and this holiday play date is one of my favorite new traditions!
So, that was our weekend! How was yours?