Dapper

Monday, December 5, 2011

Is there anything better than a handsome man in a well-fitted suited? This bit of eye candy seemed like the perfect way to kick off this week–the month between Thanksgiving and winter holidays seem equally endless and exciting, don't they?

On Friday night, I put on some red lipstick (Tarte's matte lip stain in Fiery is my new favorite) and John and I headed to a little Thai restaurant in our neighborhood for an impromptu Friday night date. After tom kha soup, pad gra prow and a spicy Massaman curry, we indulged in coconut gelato as delicious as it is precious; it was carried from Bent Spoon, my favorite ice cream shop in Princeton, all the way to me in San Francisco, and I'm trying to make it last!

Saturday morning was a most unusual role reversal–John stayed curled up in bed until early afternoon while I wrapped presents and enjoyed (for the second or third time since Friday afternoon!) Ever Ours' phenomenal holiday playlist. My sweetheart finally dragged himself out from under the covers for tacos and Blue Bottle coffee at Underdogs, and we enjoyed the 20 block walk in San Francisco's outrageously warm December weather. That evening, I found my new "winter" rosé, a rosato from Rosa d'Oro, that paired perfectly with John's penne arrabiata.

Things were back to usual on Sunday morning when John woke up early and surprised me with breakfast in bed. He headed to school to practice, while I did a whirlwind clean, enjoyed my favorite blogs (and the December issue of Matchbook!) with a cup of tea, practiced my high notes, and squeezed in some yoga. Confession? I love having the house to myself for the afternoon!

What's your favorite weekend routine?

Photo by Tec Petaja.

28 comments:

  1. O how I adore your weekends! I could almost taste the coconut gelato..It always makes Mondays more palatable...
    Thank you!!

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  2. I'm glad you had a good weekend. I agree that the holidays feel endless right now. I'm wishing they were over. :\ I also love it when I have the house to myself. :]

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  3. I seriously need to live a day in your life Lena. It sounds like pretty much an amazing weekend! xo

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  4. Oh, those polka dot bow ties...yes please! Your weekend sounds dreamy as usual! I spent the weekend relaxing at home and catching up with the fam :) It actually rained all day yesterday, which is the first rainy day Houston has had in months...I'd forgotten how relaxing it sounds, and everything outside looks so much better! Small joys, right? :) xoxoxo!

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! And now I'm craving Thai food. Yum!

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  6. What a lovely weekend! We dedicated the weekend to the holidays- visited the Christmas sites in NYC, decorated our tree, etc. So fun!!

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  7. holy cow i'm in love! those boutineers are too cute and a polka dot bow tie?! swoon.

    life spelled jen

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  8. Okay your weekend sounds dreamy and I haven't purchased more than 3 gifts yet. Uh, hello! HALP.

    Fave routine is getting to be: brunch by 12 or 1 so the Chef can get to work in the early aft. Used to bum me out, but the afternoon naps are growing on me. Hence the reason why my gift pile is low? hehe

    xo,
    C

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  9. I want your life! It sounds so pleasant. I wish the boy would make me breakfast in bed :)
    As for my weekend routine? I have none! Cleaning is always on Sunday, we like to go to the farmer's market at some point, and then it's anyone's guess. So happy I decided to pop by the blog to read this delicious post of yours!

    x fallon

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  10. Seriously John, can you stop being so perfect. My husband is having a really hard time trying to compete :)

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  11. Breakfast in bed? How very sweet! And he makes pasta? Keeper!

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  12. Now that is a glorious weekend. John sounds so thoughtful!

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  13. that photo has a very Glee feel to it. I hate it when Ed's gone on the weekend, but I get so much done when he is.

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  14. love those spontaneous dates... and yes love men in a nice suit!!!

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  15. Tres dapper! I thought the same thing when I watched Crazy. Stupid. Love this weekend. Ryan Gosling's suits are amazing!

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  16. Sounds great! We had Thai on Friday night as well! xo

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  17. I'm with you a house to yourself is the best...but not often! I'm so happy you had a great weekend! XO

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  18. Sounds like another lovely weekend! I love having my apartment to myself, but found it especially nice to have my fiancee around for food, shopping, napping, and cuddling this past weekend. (P.S. Love impromptu date nights, too! That red lipstick does sound fierce!) xo style, she wrote

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  19. Oh Lena, every time I think to write about my weekends I always think of you... so so lovely, *everything* you write.

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  20. You are amazing :) And I heart you! xo

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  21. So cute -- sounds like a fantastic weekend!
    Oh - Fancy That.

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  22. I love the word dapper! It just seems so appropriate for a wedding:)

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  23. again! You did it again, Lena. I feel like your weekends just keep getting dreamier and dreamier. Plus, I had Michael Buble singing Ave Maria off his Christmas album while reading your post...it was beautiful:)

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  24. Thanks for the eye candy, men in suits make me smile :) Sounds like a perfect weekend, you had me at tom kha and coconut. I adore afternoon's home alone and it's no secret!

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  25. I adore tarte's fiery shade. It's one of 20 in my makeup bag. (oy, problems, anyone?)

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  26. I love the house to myself any time!

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  27. sounds like a fabulous weekend and now I too am enjoying this playlist!

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