It happened again. The weekend came and went before I could even blink my tired eyes. I'm not sure how or why this keeps happening but it really needs to stop! We had a fantastic weekend.
Here's the recap...
One of our dear friends came to visit and when I say we partied down, trust that that's an understatement. We kicked off the weekend with The Lumineers concert. If you don't know this band, you should. They are seconds from hitting it big. This Colorado band will start opening for The Dave Matthews Band in December, after a whirlwind tour of Europe. I didn't snap any pics of our pre-concert dinner and drinks but here are a few pics from the show...
We had so much fun! It was a crisp evening, perfect for an outdoor concert.
As you can see, the sling didn't hold him back from enjoying some adult beverages! :)
On Saturday the boys visited with friends, watched football and chowed down on some BBQ while I did a little shopping. I must admit, my shopping trip was a bust. Sad, but true. I went to a few of my fave places, trying to spend some moolah but I just couldn't find anything worth buying. Really disappointing. Are retailers in a pre-holiday slump?
I was ready to do some serious shopping. I even wore flats for efficiency and comfort. :)
Saturday night we had dinner at Atlanta's hottest restaurant, The Optimist. You may remember me posting about this fabulous dining establishment here and here. This restaurant (currently my fave for obvious reasons) was just named Esquire Magazine's Best New Restaurant of the Year for 2012. Yep, you read that right. So move over NYC, LA, Boston and all other cities with great dining...ATL has this one in the bag. For starters, we had the charred octopus along with a dozen of the east coast oysters from Rhode Island. The guys had the swordfish and I had the Maine scallops. It was all delish but I have to say, my dish won hands down. :)
Charred octopus with roasted peppers and kalamata olives. SO good!
After dinner, we hit another ATL favorite (and destination of my BIG Birthday Bash last year), Ormsby's. We indulged in after dinner drinks (probably too many!) and saddled up for a friendly game or two (or three) of shuffleboard and bocce ball. Before we knew it, it was 2:30am and clearly time to head home. (Side note: I can't party like I used to. What's that about?) Once home, we decided to have Dance Party USA (totally the norm for this crew) as we channeled our college identities. We stayed up entirely too late but it was 100% worth it. I for one, had not laughed this hard in months.
I love shuffleboard!
Hopefully one day we will have a house large enough for a shuffleboard table.
Sunday was all about recounting the activities from the night before, coupled with football and Five Guys burgers. And just like that, in the blink of an eye, the weekend was over and we were driving our dear friend to the airport. Such an awesome weekend.
So Monday is here and it's back to real life.
The silver lining: only four more days until it's the weekend again!
I hope y'all had a nice weekend, too.
I'm linking up with Join the Gossip, five30three and Sami's Shenanigans for the Weekend Update. Be sure to hop on over and catch up on everyone's weekend!