Friday, July 25, 2014

Farewell to a Dear Friend

One of my best friends is moving to Washington DC next week.  I will miss her dearly.  Here we are at Trista's farewell dinner last night at Soho Backyard, a new bar in South Tampa. 
 

 
This weekend?  We celebrate the next exciting chapter in Trista's life at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota.  Why yes, I would like a mimosa by the pool.  Then - it's off to Ohio for a patent infringement trial.  I will be working 24/7 for the next week - but first - we celebrate Trista!
 

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Meet Jeffrey

Last weekend I got the urge to draw.  I looked up the picture of the giraffe in the bottom left corner of the first picture below.  I used it to created Jeffrey here.  I didn't know I was capable of drawing cartoons, but he's pretty cute, if I do say so myself.  :)  



Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Our Ketubah

Our ketubah (Jewish marriage contract) has arrived!  Isn't it beautiful?  Zach and I picked out the frame and matting and it matches perfectly.  :)




Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Oxford Exchange Brunch; Miscellaneous Pictures, Long Overdue

...is ridiculously expensive but pretty good.  The best thing this Tampa hotspot has going for it is the embiance.  But oh, how beautifully designed the building is!  It almost makes the stupid prices and the not-that-great food worth it. 
 
Oxford Exchange is the type of place you take someone who has never been there.  The building makes you feel like you are somewhere far cooler than Tampa.  (This comes from a girl who loves Tampa.) 
 




And because I have been such a bad blogger lately?  A few more pictures.  Here is the delicious spread our friends put together for their recent soire.  Noms.

 

Here's Brinkley's new favorite hiding spot when there's thunder: the kitchen cabinets.  Poor little girl. 

Here's a random one of me at The Green Lemon - formerly The Lime.  The name "The Lime" was taken, so they spitefully renamed the place The Green Lemon. 
 

I ran into a law school friend of ours - Aaron.  This is the picture I sent to Zach to say, "Don't you wish you hadn't gone out of town this weekend?"
 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Zach's Birthday Weekend - Better Late Than Never!

There are a few pictures I snapped on my iPhone from Zach's birthday weekend.  Friday night we went to one of our favorite restaurants, Osteria Natalina.  It's a hole-in-the-wall, authentic Italian place near our house.  We walked.  It was soooo good! 

The Vespa adds an extra touch of Italy.

Saturday we went to a Beer Fest with our friends Ryan and Kate.  Then we returned to our place for pizza and beer.  Good times were had by all, though I fell asleep by midnight. 


We had dinner Saturday night with our friend Trista, who hooked Zach up with this birthday cupcake.  Love this guy!
 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Sitting Pretty

Bella hopes you're having a great week!  


As my co-worker would say, it's humpy hump day!  

Monday, June 30, 2014

Entryway Before and After

After ordering a light fixture that never arrived, ordering a new one, and taking a month to install it, our entryway is finally ready for its "after" shot!  Zach did all the hard work on the installation of the light fixture.  It looks perfect.  I painted the painting, Zach calls it "Different Colored Squares."  



The after shot features newly painted walls, repaired water damage, a new doorknob and our personal touches.  Zach is obviously going golfing, per the golf bag to the right.


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy Zach Day!

Today is my handsome husband's birthday!  We've been celebrating all weekend with fancy meals, a surprise birthday present, a beer fest and time with friends.  

This guy knows how to enjoy life.  Can you tell?