The Girls were Back in Town.

June 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm Leave a comment

This weekend has been the best of the best.  There is nothing like a wedding to bring people together, and I benefitted from my good friends nuptials in spades!  I had the pleasure of hosting some of the best of friends who, unfortunately, had to move away from Saint John for work (& a relationship) in the last year.

By fluke, it all started Friday at noon.  Through a series of wonderful coincidences, 3 of my friends from out-of-town (all different cities) ended up together and put the call out for lunch at the Urban Deli on King St.  I haven’t been to this favorite spot in a long time and we all took advantage of lunch specials and great conversation.  It was like they had never left!  Afternoon spilled into evening with supper on my back deck on Princess St.  I made a pretty wonderful meal, if I do say so myself, and then we headed to the Delta and the hospitality suite of the soon-to-be married for some drinks and more socializing.

Saturday was an eventful day of uptown exploring beginning with a yummy breakfast with the Bride at Shucker’s restaurant overlooking the city.  From our perch by the window, we noticed a rooftop patio highlighted by a pirate flag somewhere in the vicinity of Prince William St.  Curious minds want to know, and if you have any information about this spot please do comment!  

After wishing the Bride well, on her way to wedding preparations, a few of us took to the shops of Brunswick Square (Decor8, Je Suis Prest & Hallmark) and on to the City Market.  At the market we shopped for local strawberries, jewelery & Java Moose lattes which we enjoyed on our visit to Barbour’s General Store and at a picnic table on the Boardwalk while watching the growing crowd form for the Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.  It felt like a “tourist in your own town” afternoon and it was so much fun!  The day capped with a perfect ‘Uptown Wedding’ at the Grand Hall of UNB Saint John‘s building on Charlotte St.  The bride and groom made the perfect pair and we danced the night away in the beautiful old space.

Sunday I awoke at 5 am (crazy hour considering the previous evening) and packed the car with treasures for the tri-annual ‘Girls at Rhoda’s’ sale.  Every 4 months Kiera (owner of Je Suis Prest Boutique) and other Saint John girls hip to the fashion scene (not really sure why I ended up among them…) converge on Rhoda’s Flea Market to sell off clothes from their closets at bargain prices.  Considering where these ladies work and shop, there are some amazing deals to be had (I believe a pair of Michael Kors stilettos changed hands for $30)!  I, along with some clothes, brought lots of household items I had packed away with the intent on simplifying my life and made away with 97$ in profits!  It was lots of fun and I’ll keep you bargain hunters in the loop for the next one in the fall.  Sunday ended with a lovely dinner with my parents in honor of Fathers Day. 

It is now back to work and what I am really in need of is a rest from all the excitement…

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This weekend in Saint John (June 17-20) FUSION PwaP: Meet me at the Union Club on Friday!

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