Tuesday, July 12, 2011


As much as I love going on vacation and being pampered in a hotel room sometimes it's just as nice to head out your own front door, hop on a ferry and head across the bay for a little sunshine, lots of girl talk, and a few ok quite a few cocktails, to celebrate a birthday and remember that you don't have to go very far at all to feel about 1,000 miles away.

This past weekend a few of us headed over to Sausalito to celebrate Tina's birthday. It was a great group of girls and we spent the day lounging on a beautiful patio eating delicious food and drinking some super tasty cocktails.

Cheers! Off to a great start on my mini staycation!

The crew!

We ate lunch right on the water at a restaurant called Bar Bocce, not only is the patio heavenly with an amazing view of the harbor, but it also boasts two bocce ball courts! We totally intended on playing, but apparently some other diners had dibs on it for the almost 2 hours we were there... oh well gives me a great excuse to head back!

What to order.... hmm?

If you live in the Bay Area I would highly recommend making a little day trip and heading out to this restaurant, we shared some amazing asparagus with parm and pine nuts that I tried to replicate tonight, a few gourmet pizzas and a few pitchers of white sangria. The perfect way to spend a Saturday afternoon celebrating our darling friend Tina!

Of course the celebrations did not stop with lunch, we headed out in search of one more place to grab a drink before our ferry was back to pick us up.

Getting the party started ha!

Birthday Girl!

The other really great thing about staycations is that at the end of a great day that turns into a late night out, is the fact that you get to wake up the next day in your own bed and spend the entire next day lounging on the couch watching movies, because you're home and there's totally no pressure to feel like a million bucks and head out to sight see ha!!!

Loved my mini staycation this past weekend! Thanks Tina for being born!

Another busy week in full swing, off to the water park with my kiddos tomorrow, basically the complete polar opposite of a vacation..errrrr. Not gonna lie, really not looking forward to being in the water with about 100 kids counting my kiddos every 2 seconds! In happier news Mr. Jones and I have some fun plans this weekend to celebrate our anniversary and my littlest brother will be in town! Can't wait!

Hope you all are having lovely weeks! Until we meet again!

xoxo-miss v.


  1. your staycation looks so fun! and happy (early?) anniversary!

  2. Sounds like a fun staycation!

    Have a good day at the water park :)

  3. sounds like a fabulous staycation! jealous!

  4. I'm sorry I missed the cocktails, laughs, and excursion. I miss you my friend and hope we can coordinate a date soon! xoxo