Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sparklicious Weekend!

So, this past long weekend was a weekend full of sparkle.  I went down to Southern California to celebrate my sister's bachelorette weekend.  Yep, she's getting married to a super fabulous man next month!  So excited!  That will be a wedding full of sparkle.  But I'm getting ahead of myself here.

About 11 girls rented the most unbelievably wonderful, AH-MA-ZING house in Capistrano Beach.  The house is called Camino Hermosa, and you can find some info and pictures of it here and here.  Talk about sparkle.  This place sits on almost 12,000 square feet of land, has 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, game room, huge gourmet kitchen, lots of fireplaces, outdoor grill, saltwater pool and hot tub, and plenty of space.

As each carload of girls arrived, we were all stunned at how amazing this house was.  The pic to the right is of the outdoor fire-area.  And the pic above left is looking down from one of the master suites onto the back-yard area.

My sister thought about what her girlfriends would enjoy most, and concluded that having some scheduled downtime would be relished by all.  Boy, was she right!  So, the plan for the weekend was to relax and have fun, and that is just what we did!

We ate, swam in the pool, soaked in the hot tub, soaked in the sun, cooked, laughed, slept, and enjoyed all of the sparkle that this amazing house, and incredible group of girls had to offer.

The pool and hot tub were quite fabulous, and thankfully not full of chlorine.

We did our fair share of soaking up the sun.  Who doesn't need a little vitamin D?
Bixby soaked up the rays too. 
Some other sights from around this dream house...

Outdoor sitting area and fireplace.

Kitchen table - seats 10

The bathroom in the upstairs master suite is probably the most stunning bathroom I have ever seen.  
I want.

Shower in upstairs master suite.  It has 6 jets, a rain shower head, and a regular shower head, a handheld shower head, and a bench.  Every person used this shower at least once over the weekend.  

A beautiful flower in the garden.

And a little butterfly visitor crossed my path...

We did manage to have some actual sparkle over the weekend.  My sis had this wonderfully sparkly copper nail polish, and I couldn't help myself.  OPI Traffic Stopper Copper for Sephora - here.  We layered it over a brown-ish base coat.  LOVE LOVE LOVE.  I think at least 3 other girls used it too.

There were some really funny moments too, most of which can't be shared in public.  After all, what happens at a bachelorette weekend, must stay at said bachelorette weekend... 

However, I couldn't help but share this one picture of my sister showing off her awesome fanny-pack boom box...  She wrote about it on her ruffle love blog here.  Yes, a fanny-pack boom box.  Yes, indeed.

So, here's to an amazing, memorable, fun-filled, relaxing, laughter-filled, sparklicious weekend celebrating one stunning sister - mine!

Here is one last picture of my Sis opening her presents and showing off her "keep" and "toss" garters hand-made by me especially for her.

I can't wait to see what her wedding has in store!  I'm sure it will be one of the most sparkle-filled events ever!

Until next time, take some time to relax and enjoy life - I bet you'll find a lot of sparkle in that!  I know I do!

A little musical inspiration - Stars 4-ever by Robyn.

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