Monday, May 21, 2012

Weekend Wrap-Up: Busy Bee

I was a busy, busy bee this weekend, starting with Friday right after work. My friend Annie asked if I wanted to go to the Black Keys concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion. It's this outdoor venue that I used to go to with my parents when I was growing up, and I had no idea that it was so close to home! It's right near my work! So funny how your perspective is so different as a child. We got there hour early so we could have a little tailgating picnic in the parking lot. It was just glorious. A little sunshine. A little beer. A happy me :)
As it turns out, several of my other friends were at the concert too. Gotta love social media. I never would have randomly run into them otherwise! I also have a major appreciation for real seats over lawn seats. Gotta love getting old...
Saturday, I took my time getting up in the morning. Had an egg sandwich and a pot of tea. I just love tea. It's so comforting and this little teapot is my favorite way to make me feel like I'm indulging. It's's not special, but everything feels special in a matching outfit ;)
Around 11, I drove up to White Marsh to pick up my friend Lindsey. She was coming along for a ride to one of the wineries that I'm planning on taking my friends and family to for my birthday. Since I'd never been before, I figured it might be a good idea to check out the grounds and the grapes just in case. Don't want my friends drinking poisoned wine, so I sacrificed myself and had a tasting...and a glass...and bought a bottle :) And Linds and I sat on this porch and let the sun drift by. So relaxing. I'm hoping that we'll all have lunch on this porch in a few weeks.
On the way home, we stopped at Yogi Castle for a little sweet "lunch." It was the perfect nearly-summer treat! I got cake batter and dolce de leche yogurt with walnuts, chocolate sprinkles, and some marshmallow thingie. I'm hoping more of these will be in my near future!
After a brief nap and a quick bite with Amy and Linds, we headed to Gecko's for Michelley's 30th birthday party. I woke up early Sunday to walk to the Inner Harbor for the first outdoor yoga session of the season. But apparently it takes longer than 30 minutes to walk there from my house, so I turned around after a half hour of walking. Grabbed an iced mocha, watched a little TV, and met up with the Gibson girls for a quick trip to the National Harbor to pick up some shoes. 

I'll post those pictures tomorrow. It was all of our first time there and was super fun. Hot, but super fun. I'm pretty nervous about how over-heated I'm going to feel come July, but in the meantime I'm trying to appreciate the not-too-humid May days.

Hope everyone had a beautiful day outside in the sun! Summer is almost here, folks!!

Stephanie Marie


  1. I love your teapot! I always wanted one like that, with the cup that fits underneath. Yay for wineries and concerts and ice cream! Summertime!

    1. I didn't realize it until you said it, but I did have quite the summertime weekend :) My mom bought me the teapot/cup combo in London. But I've seen them in the states since then. I'll keep my eye out for you!