Monday, February 17, 2014

Another Busy Weekend


It's now the end of another busy weekend for me.  It is just that time of year I guess.  It started with dinner with friends on Friday night and then Saturday brought a reception at one place followed by dinner with some friends who were visiting from Toronto.  When I got to the home where dinner was scheduled I was a bit overwhelmed by this gorgeous table set up outside so that all of us could enjoy dinner under the stars……in February!

My friends who were in town are the same ones I visited in Chicago last summer but, they now live in Toronto Canada and they were thrilled to be in Phoenix for a while where the weather was a bit friendlier than it is up north.


On Sunday I attended the One in Ten Brunch at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel.  My close friend David was the chair of the silent auction committee which did quit well.  I donated one of my photographs in the auction and it sold along with a ton of other great things donated by other people.  Yes, I did pick up a little something for myself, a lovely southwestern necklace that I'll put to good use.  It was for a good cause, you know.  Above is the Omaggio choir who serenaded us at the beginning and the end of the luncheon.


After the event, we had cocktails at the patio bar of the Biltmore Hotel.  It doesn't get much better than this.  Sitting on the patio of a grand hotel, sipping a glass of wine with great friends on a warm Arizona winter day with a stunning view in the background.  A nice way to wind down from another busy weekend.

17 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

You have been busy, love the alfresco dining under the February stars!

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Like the idea of eating outside in February - if you tried it on my lawn the chairlegs would sink down into the ground, but not before you'd died from exposure.

Mo said...

Sounds way more exciting than sloshing through the rain

Kate said...

You're keeping up a fast social pace, and all of it sounds terrific! Enjoy your necklace during this coming week; wear it often.

Lowell said...

You never seem to quit having fun. That's the way to go! A beautiful set of photos, too. Love that table! Elegant!

Birdman said...

Another bust weekend for you!
But you came out the other side and that good.

LONDONLULU said...

What a luxuriant weekend! That's very sweet your photo was part of the silent auction. Would love a sit outside in February, but alas it would be flirting with hypothermia:)

glenda said...

I envy your wonderful evening. We have had some fantastic weather!

Judy said...

It all sounds very nice!

Thérèse said...

You post these pictures only to make us feel jealous! And we are... at least I am... :-)
I love the table dressed outside.

RedPat said...

You are always so busy, Sharon! Your friends picked a good time to be away - it has been sunny but still pretty cool here and there is snow coming tonight.

Franklin Bruce Taylor said...

What a fun weekend! And the table on the lawn is perfection!

Karl Demetz said...

What a great weekend you had!

William Kendall said...

Dining under the stars isn't possible here in February!

Randy said...

I would be wiped out after a weekend like yours.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The perfect way to wind down Sharon and hey, you don't have to explain about the necklace, I'm sure I would have been tempted also :)

Jack said...

It sounds like a wonderful weekend. You life a great life!