"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Dinner Party

Last night I attended the best dinner party I've ever been to. I'm serious. It was incredible.

It was at the house of my best friend, a woman so full of kindness, generosity and creativity it makes my heart swell with joy just to have her in my life. I know you probably think I'm exaggerating, but I'm not. Do you remember how in every classic Disney movie, the heroine would always be surrounded by cuddly forest creatures? It's like that.

She's always been a domestic diva, her house makes you want to curl up and stay forever. She does everything from refinishing antique furniture, to sewing, painting original pictures for her walls and artfully displaying books on her bookshelves. Have I properly set the scene yet? As you might have guessed, her talent doesn't end in the kitchen. It explodes like fireworks. Last night's meal was so good, I actually teared up after a bite of her garlic mashed potatoes.

To make matters even more splendid, last night's dinner guests were all women. An eclectic mix of smart, witty, genuine and hilarious ladies that made for a fantastic evening. So fantastic that I only managed maybe six hours of sleep and I'm a little bleary eyed at work this morning. But that's okay, because I had a great time.

And I have leftovers for lunch.


  1. Isn't it amazing what great company/great food can do to revitalize us for the week ahead?
    Enjoy your day!

    1. I will! Although I really wish I could fit in a nap under my desk...

  2. Melanie - the way you describe your festive evening, friend, and the women around you last night makes me yearn for such experiences again. I used to live near my dear & close friends and eat such exqisite cuisine, and the conversation was such fun because everyone was relaxed! Thank you for reminding me of such joys. I look forward to experiencing them again when I move into my next home.


    1. Thank you! I hope you get to see your lady friends soon!