Indulgences!

Yesterday was an exceptionally indulgent day.

It started off on an excellent note since both The Old Man and I had the day off from work and got to spend the morning playing music together, with our cat Nancy providing the cuddles.  Apparently, she enjoys the sound of the harmonium and front row seating.

After filling up on musical togetherness and kitty lovings, we decided to drive up to Santa Ynez to pick up The OM’s mom’s wine order… which – since she generously added us to her membership at Gainey Vineyard – had the added benefit of allowing us a free wine tasting.  Not a bad deal.

Not a bad deal at all.

After that, my delightful neighbor and artist-friend EmmieBean invited myself and our other two neighbor ladies to an event at a nearby salon celebrating the one year birthday of a local blog called LOVEmikana.  (I highly recommend visiting the LOVEmikana blog if you live in or plan on visiting Santa Barbara.  The ladies of LOVE can always be counted on for the best current tips on where to go and what to do around town.)  The salon that hosted the event is a gem of a place on upper State Street called Salon U wherein we were delighted to get to sample delicious eats, ogle gorgeous accessories from Stella and Dot, and best of all receive free hair and makeup demos.  See below for awesome braid event happening on my head.

The final indulgence of the day:  seeing The Hunger Games premiere at midnight.  SO GOOD!

So many indulgences!  On a weekday!  Such an unexpected delightful pearl of a day… thank you for allowing me the extra indulgence of getting to write about it.

If you’ve got an indulgence you are planning on treating yourself to, I would love to hear about it!  Please feel free to leave a comment decadent with details.  I’d love to know!

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5 thoughts on “Indulgences!

  1. eyeLaugh says:

    Hi there! Great post 🙂 I am moving to SB in April! Your hair looks great. I can’t wait to indulge in Santa Barbara 🙂

    • Horray for moving to Santa Barbara! I myself am a big fan and am always happy when other people get to move here and enjoy it too. Do you have family here, or are you just balls-ily moving to an unfamiliar city in search of new life and new civilization? If you find yourself in need, I’d be happy to give you a to-do/see/eat/shop list or tour guide.
      Best of luck with the move! (and thanks for the comment!)
      (Your blog is great, by the way.)

  2. eyeLaugh says:

    No family there – just in search of a top quality education from UCSB in my passion of art history. Why thank you so much! I am furiously looking for a job, hopefully in the restaurant biz. I will be making a visit to SB this weekend ! My name is Lauren, btw 🙂

  3. Hi Lauren!

    I just emailed you. I can help! 🙂

  4. leavemehere says:

    Heya, Thanks for visiting the blog. Love the hair braid 😉

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