Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The following pictures were all taken at restaurants that Sandy and I went to while she was in California. Some have shots of food or drink, but mostly of people. I didn't do so well at Artistic Affaire with taking pictures of people. This, I guess, was my way of making up for it.

Acting like a movie star at a place on Melrose in West Hollywood called Taste.
Sandy with her champagne cocktail (what all the big stars drink!) having her Hollywood moment.
The next night we had dinner at Shutters in Santa Monica. This was my yummy drink. Love the color! And it tasted good, too!
I didn't manage to take any people pictures here, but Denise Hahn was kind enough to drive us around Hollywood, Venice Beach, Santa Monica and Beverly Hills so Sandy could get a real feel for the area. Our dinner ended with sunset behind the Santa Monica Pier.
On Tuesday we went to the World Famous San Diego Zoo. This lovely peacock was strolling around. We tried to get him to show his tail feathers, but he was more interested in eating whatever it was that was on the ground. Still, he was quite beautiful.

An adorable koala bear. He was a little guy and didn't even look real.

Tuesday night we went for dinner in La Jolla at George's. Gina drove down from Oceanside and the 3 of us enjoyed a delicious meal.
Another yummy margarita!

I had spaghetti with clams.

And I ate all of it!!

Me and Sandy at the restaurant. Unfortunately, on the drive over to La Jolla, the fog rolled in and there was no sunset to see.

The next day, Wednesday, we met at Miguel's in Coronado for a San Diego bloggers lunch in honor of Sandy. This is me and Debbie, having our own movie star moment.
Dana, Valerie and me. Those of you with eagle-eyes may have noticed that my hair is curly in these Miguel's pictures. It is a very rare thing for me allow my curls to come out. I much prefer them straight.
Sandy and Jackie

It was quite an adventure with Sandy. She is safely back home in Toronto and it all seems like a dream now. I am finally caught up on posting from Artistic Affaire and the days following.


Tattered Goods said...

I must say... I love me some good food.... it looks like you had a great time. I hope your day is a good one.


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Tamerie, I LOVED seeing all of these wonderful photos! You DO look like a movie star, and I LOVE your big sunglasses! You are gorgeous! I miss visiting many of the places you showed and talked about, La Jolla, Santa Monica pier, Venice Beach, it has been years since I was there and I LOVE San Diego! The sunset is beautiful... I LOVE the ocean too and miss it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful time... I also LOVE your cute curly hair!!! Bisous... Julie Marie

Rita said...

I like your new look! Ciao Rita

Torie Jayne said...

Looks like you pretty ladies had such a great time, I love the sunset pic of Santa Monica Pier, Have a sweet day! x

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Looks like such a lot of fun ... now was the haze from the ocean or from the alcohol?

NicNacManiac said...

Loved all the good time...friends, good food and drinks!! Love you hair curly!!

Debby - Romancing the Bling said...

Thanks for sharing your post, pics and the fun you gals all had! I also love San Diego! I'm hoping to come visit my sister Jolee real soon!
My dear, you are such a beautiful woman and I love your curls! From one wavy haired girl to

Take care,


TUTU Monkey said...

It was so fun hanging out with you gals ....also that was a VERY VERY GOOD margarita....huh Val?...:)

Dustjacket Attic said...

You are so freakin' elegant, I look at that and think shoulders back DJ sit up straight. You naturally look good missy.

Maya said...

Oh, what great day you had..., love what you did, ate, and drank!! And love your glasses too.
On a completely other note. Is it just me (over and over again), who has trouble on your site? It takes very long to load and sometimes it just freezes, and I have to click out of it and try all over. Any thoughts or tips on that! Thanks.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Tamerie
Love your sunnies!! I tend to wear mine all the time, hate glare. Doubt I look like as glamorous as you do.. hehe... Looks like you girls had a wonderful time here. Strange to see these photos and recognise Santa Monica beach. I have been there once, Venice Beach also. I also recognise that little koala too! hehe Have a great weekend xx Julie

Well note to Maya. I don't have any trouble getting into this blog.. but do with some others.

Blondie's Journal said...

Fun pictures!! You sure showed Sandy a wonderful time!! I have heard of some of these restaurants in the 'Hollywood' magazines. My neice is a writer for US Weekly and I am addicted to the gossip.

My 2 sons lived in Carlsbad for 2 years while the youngest attended professional golf school. I wished I had gone to the San Diego Zoo when we visited, but I did go to La Jolla twice and absolutely loved it.

I like your hair curly but I am in the same boat. I straighten mine all the time and everyone tells me they like it curly. I think it looks unkempt that way...I guess we all want what we don't have! You look like Sharon Stone in the first pic!

Have a great weekend!


Sandy Michelle said...

I had an amazing time thanks to you!



Maija said...

You curly-haired Goddess!!
I'm going to order a custom pillow from Val in the very near future- she does a beautiful job with dogs!

Serena said...

What fun! Love the curly hair on you ~ :)