Sunday, June 27, 2010

Brew, Bangles & Paperclips

Well the weekend came and went faster than you could say "Lauren Conrad dresses better than anyone else in the world".

But that's probably because Saturday was too fun..

{Shanin, Miranda, Surya and Me}

I kicked off our first Summer Fest this last Saturday in the sun. Festin' is a term coined by my friend Miranda and me (we call ourselves 'Festers') in which we attend various festivals available in our area. They provide a fun place to eat, drink and be merry all the while putting you in a new location and introducing you to local vendor's lovely treats.

{Blonde, Brunette & a Redhead: Shanin, Me, Miranda}

So because we must fest, we decided to head to the North American Organic Brew Fest which promotes organic food and sustainability. All the beers were created completely organically and everything there was nummy, nummy, nummy.

I started the day ready to fest. I was fresh off a good night's sleep from a low-key Friday night and had a solid workout early in the morning Saturday at the gym to get my blood flowing. Then it was crucial to drink large quantities of water to sustain myself for the rest of the day.

{Festin' is a habit- put it in the air}

The festival was wonderful- music, sun, copious amounts of incredible local beer, amazing food and just a spanking good time with my friends.

{The festival lasted longer than my hairstyle}

We even tried Bacon beer! It was interesting to say the least but I think I'll just stick with Bacon next to my eggs instead of in my Cosmopolitans...

{I asked a guy at the festival to take a pic of my friends and me. This is what I got...at least he captured our summer outfits.}

My dress (far right) is from a consignment shop around town and was cool until the strap broke and I had to spend the rest of the day with a makeshift attachment Miranda fashioned for me with a paperclip. Thank you Mir!

As usually goes, the day turned into the night and before I knew it, it was time to go to bed.

{Wrapping up the night}

Anyway, that was my fun day of the weekend- I hope you got to play too!! Now it's back to the daily Monday - Friday grind of low calories, work, sleep and gym... is it Friday yet?!?!

Happy Monday!

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30 comments:

this free bird said...

Your Lauren Conrad line had me laughing out loud!! Looks like a fun-filled weekend was had...

Katie said...

Looks like you had fun! :)

Fleur said...

I was in Germany last week (language-learning exchange) and "my" family took me to so many fests that my head was whirling :) Looks like you had fun;)
And yes, LC's style is beautiful...

Nathalie said...

you look fabulous!! Absolutely love the dress. And it looks like an absolutely great time. Bacon beer?? Haha!
I wish you a wonderful start into the week
*Nathalie

JenRem said...

Oh fun, fun fun! I love summer festivals. I could totally join Miranda and you with the title of a 'Fester'
I wish we had a North American Organic Brew Fest by me. That sounds right up my alley!

Kinsey Michaels said...

Your floral dress with the belt is perfection - love it! That's great you could enjoy a fun festival in your area :)

Leia said...

looks like a fun weekend! Love your dress :)

Keith said...

Cool photos. It looks like you had a really fun time.

bananas. said...

Oh i'm a big fan of festivals. Although somewhat pricey for beers when compared to local dive bars, i think the experience is almost always way more fun.

Glad you had a fun weekend but really when do you not? ;)

Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like a fabulous weekend! I absolutely adore your dress. xo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh, awesome! That looks like such fun, you guys all look so pretty! I love festivals too, one of my favorite things to do! Bacon beer, that's crazy! LOL! XO!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

How fun! I cannot wait to go to a summer concert/festival and be outside!

Love your dress :)

Miss*Kimmy said...

That yellow floral dress is toooo cute!! I want it so bad, where is it from? Also love your hair and those earrings. Perfect for a festival!

Jammer said...

haha oh LC how I miss her days on the hills.

PS - love the belt!!

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Erika said...

I'm not sure which I adore more - your dress or your belt. It's a toss-up! I am now OBSESSED with the term "Festin'." I really need to find some summer festivals in my area to check out!

By the way...the photograph taken by the boy at the Festival - priceless. :P

mirmirfosho said...

haha loves it. remember when we almost got in a fight last year at THE fest when the guy took a pic sans our heads? and i'm still quite proud of my paperclip contraption. in fact i'm going to put another one in my purse, in case such a need should arise in the future. although i suppose a safety pin might be even handier. xoxo such a fun day/evening!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I love how everyone's all smiles and looks so happy!

Good to hear you had a friend come to the rescue when that strap broke... Hope it didn't make you feel too uncomfortable, I really don't like those days when something just happenes to your clothes and you can't feel liek yourself any more and there's no way you can change lol

Scrummys said...

Fun! I LOVE the organic factor! I just wish I had a fancy for beer. Next organic wine fest, I'm there!

Kristin said...

You ladies are the hottest festival goers I've ever seen!

Leah said...

You surely had a blast in those fests... and you are dressed perfectly too. So sorry about the straps though.

Have a great week ahead! xoxo

OceanDreams said...

Cute outfit girl and you always have the best of weekends, yay!

Kara said...

Festing!! Loves it!!! Only you could manage to look that beautiful while drinking beer in the sun. I need to take a page or two out of your book!

Tamara Nicole said...

What a blast! I love beer fests, not just for the drunken fun, but tasting and there is ALL kinds of people at those lol:-)

the "L" spot said...

Love random festivals! Especially the PRIDE (lgbt) festivals! Those are the best you meet some real interesting people! But festivals in general are awesome, I mean anywhere that lets you drink at noon is pretty legit! Love your dress paper clip and all!!!

Friday will be here soooon!:)

Jenna said...

Dudette :p I would TOTALLY be a fester? festin' it with you guys. I love new places and I ADORE beer with my soul. I tried to cut back lately - mini beer belly = no fun.

The picture of you guys, sitting on the grass -omg, COMPLETE epitome of Oregonians. I swear. It made me laugh (inside). Perhaps I'd have laughed outloud if I didn't just cry while watching the AT&T commercial.

You're not moving to Chicago, are you? I hope not. If I move back, I bein' a fester. Fester?

LadyBugSays ... said...

Bacon beer doesn't sound good!! Looks like a fun day in the sun :)

Krista said...

I'm noticing that my BFF Carrie (this free bird) is now YOUR BFF!! I can see you two having a lot in common. OK, first, LOVE the dress and belt combo, your friend Miranda has the same smile as Anne Hathaway, umm, bacon beer - yes please! and you have to love a Macguever friend!! Fun times!

ellinelle said...

..you know I really love one thing about you - even you wrote in one of previous posts that you like manly things - YOU ALWAYS LOOK LIKE SUCH A LADY ..I love that you always wear beautiful dresses , you have perfect hair and those sunglasses already is your trademark ..looking great girl : )

Ellinelle xxx

Elle Sees said...

you look so cute!

Holly said...

Looks like a fantastic time. I love festivals...we go whenever we get a chance. Not quite as much fun with kids...LOL!