August 6, 2007

san francisco weekend

What an amazing weekend!!!

We went to my cousin's wedding on Friday (congrats Lindsay & Tony!!). It was so beautiful. We had to leave early though since we are now the parents of a youngster past her bedtime when the champagne was rollin' out. After putting Ruby & I to bed Rene partied with my family until the weee hours of the morning becoming the peace keeer for the inevitable drama that reared its ugly head after too many cocktails. Oh, family drama is so much fun! It was such an amazing visit with my cousins, aunts, uncles, mom, siblings. We really got to spend some valuable time just hanging out. It reminded me that no matter how much I may bitch about my family - I would not be complete without the connection I have with all of them. I want Ruby to have that strong sense of family where you can truly be your most authentic self and still be loved by this strange grouping of people that share your DNA. Family rocks!

Then there was the other side of the weekend!!!!

G-ma was amazing and took Ruby up to her house for the night so Rene & I could have a little fun. Saturday was my dear friend Sabrina's birthday. Rene & I, along with Sabrina & her husband Joshua & her brother Jonathan, went to the coolest place called Supperclub. We laid in beds in an all white club/restaurant while eating a 5 course dinner, sipping champagne and extravagant cocktails, and feasting our eyes on some very avant garde performance art. The menu tried to be something of a Top Chef tasting and on some levels it succeeded; here's how the course broke down:
  1. Heirloom tomato and bread salad with fresh mozzerella (super yummy!)
  2. Tuscan white bean soup with cheese crostini (boring)
  3. Diver scallops in some tomatoey compote served in a metal dog food bowl (super yummy and fun)
  4. Seared duck with bread stuffing (stuffing good but dry, duck was sweet - I'm not a fan of duck so I was mildly scared)
  5. Chocolate mousse with sweet cream atop a thing chocolate cake - aka Adult Ho-Ho (super yummy & decadent)
There was a dj spinning all kinds of music from old jazz vocals (Sabrina's set list when she sings) to house music that gets you moving. We were dancing on table tops, eating in bed, getting massages at the dinner table, and otherwise having the time of our lives. It honestly took me no time at all to forget for one evening that I was a mom and enjoy myself as a human. There was an opera performance, drag extravaganzas, bloody renditions of U2, a conga line (yes, I conga-ed), and interesting visual displays of light. I tasted yummy food & drink, listened to butt shaking tunes, watched crazy performances, smelled beautiful food as each course was prepared, and felt the floor with my bare toes as I danced all night. I tickled all five of my senses (the mission of Supperclub). I felt super sexy and flirty all night. We finished off the night by walking back to our hotel several blocks away (in true SF style) to change our clothes and go out for latenight dining at Mel's. We sat in the window overlooking the elevator lobby of a hip-hop club that had just closed - serious people watching!
I am madly in love with San Francisco. It feeds my soul to spend time there - to experience the gems and treasures of such an amazing city. I can't wait to share SF with Ruby as she gets older. I still remember taking my sister to the Haight Street Fair when she was young where she saw her first 3 foot high blue mohawk.

We stayed at beautiful hotels and ate room service and had sex and played and really took a bonafide vacation. It was the break I was looking for - craving really. Rene and I feel much better about the demands of being mom & dad now that we had a glimpse of Heather & Rene again.

Thanks a million Mamma Mackin!!
Thanks a million Ruby!!!
Thanks a million Mo-bergs!!!


rachel said...

this is FANTASTIC!!!!!!
thank you so much for sharing all the ecstatic artsy rejuvenating JOY!!


I'm definitely a bit envious...and so will take it as inspiration to get off our asses and fire things up.

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS on getting out there and FEELING everything again. I'm totally inspired to do the same.

i'm so glad you take the time and energy to share the feelings and pix with us

rachel said...

PS ~ happy birthday lover girl!