Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A Weekend In Richmond!
Here is a picture from 1991 of Sunny and I with our good friend Angie! We were in 11th grade and 16 years old! Sunny and I decided to go to a school dance together! We had no dates but we wanted to go anyway! Basically, we just wanted an excuse to dress up! I am a wearing a black crepe J. Crew dress that I borrowed from my sister. Sunny is wearing a black velvet, 1950s vintage cocktail dress! I was so jealous!
We started our dinner out with two Mai Tais (Sorry for the flash! The drink umbrella is actually a bright pink):
Our drinks were so good! We could have had more but we just had one! I had to drive!
Then our food order arrived! We had kung pao scallops, Hunan shrimp, and shrimp fried rice:
Here is me 'trying' to look cool with my champagne flute! Dork Alert!
Sunny left around noon and before I went back to Northern Virginia, I drove into the city and went to Carytown to shop at an amazing vintage store, Bygones. After buying a black 60s nylon sweater, a 50s black pencil skirt, and some stockings, I drove down Monument Avenue. Monument Avenue is a Richmond landmark that was built to honor the city's Civil War Confederacy. Statues of J.E.B. Stuart and Stonewall Jackson tower majestically over the wide, brick-lined road:
Overall, it was a great weekend! I am so glad that I got to visit with my best friend and celebrate her 35th! I hope we can do it again soon!