Wow, what an amazing day!
I was invited to join a few friends at the Tooties Fashion Show at River Oaks Country Club in Houston! My friend, Haley, works for a company that purchased a table, so I gladly helped in filling a seat!
The besties, starting from the left: Tara, Haley, and Me! Tara and I have been friends since the 5th grade and Haley and I, since Jr. High, so we all go way back. Love these ladies :)
Lots of cups on the lovely bright orange table cloth.
The show began around 11:15 and included an amazing set of designers. Here are a few of my favorite pieces:
This is Brent's new golfing outfit. He doesn't know it yet...but it is.
Yeah, right. In my dreams.
My seer-suckered, monogrammed, plaid blazer dreams :)
My favorite piece overall was this orange pantsuit. Amazing. I'm on a huge orange/cobalt blue kick right now.
After the show, lunch was served! Bread and salad that unfortunately left much to be desired.
It looks pretty though, right??
After my 5:30 AM BodyPump class and 45 minutes on the elliptical this morning, I needed something a wee bit more substantial. But the pimento cheese sandies hit.the.spot! I forgot how much I love pimento cheese. Nom.
After cleaning my plate, we were presented with these cute little cupcakes...
The theme of the show was Marylin Monroe, hence the big 'ole diamond ring made of white chocolate on the top. So good.
This was a dark chocolate cupcake with caramel filling and a marshmallow-y frosting. Very good.
Champagne was flowing, which was also a nice touch.
Ya know, my Maserati waiting for me at the valet pickup. No big... :)
After this LOVELY event, Tara and I decided that the diamond cupcake at the show just wasn't enough and that a cupcake crawl was in order.
First stop, Crave Cupcakes!
Crave has some of the best cupcakes I have ever had, and Tara is a huge fan as well, so stopping here was a must. Red Velvet, Strawberry, Dulce De Leche, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip for this cupcake queen.
Next stop, Celebrity Cupcakes!
Remember when I said that this place was on my list of bakeries that I wanted to try? Well, Crave just happened to be .2 miles away from Celebrity, so we stopped in.
Tara doesn't know that I got her in this pic, but I did :) She's just too cute to leave out of pictures.
I fell in love with this little bakery the second we walked in. It definitely has more of a "homemade" feel than Crave. The cupcakes also have the perfect cake/frosting ratio. Yum.
Another great thing about Celebrity was that every flavor for that day comes in regular size and minis!
I decided to get the Key Lime, S'mores, Vanilla Bean, and Hummingbird minis.
These little guys barely made it back to the car. Tara and I traded bites of the S'mores, Key Lime, and Hummingbird minis. Each one was tasted AMAZING.
The Key Lime was definitely the most unique, the S'mores was just incredible (graham cracker crust!), and the Hummingbird tasted like a super moist banana nut muffin with cream cheese frosting. You just can't go wrong.
Confession: Once I got these babies back home, I was still dying to try the Vanilla Bean, so after one tiny bite I totally lost control and finished off the rest of my minis, bringing my total cupcake consumption for the day to 5 (4 minis and 1 regular sized).
Holy sugar coma, Batman.
Maybe all of this sugar will still be in my bloodstream for tomorrow's 5:30 AM spin class. Watch out!
Have a fabulous night and a spectacular Friday!!!