Kicking off our Girls' weekend, we lounged pool side and sipped coffee. Going over the "Itinerary" that Mr. Hubby left her, she read out what he had scheduled for us.
"We have mani-pedis at NAMTI Spa at 1:00. So we should leave town by 12:30..."
"That means I have to scratch off my Color Street..." I interjected. I never get my nails done at a salon. I am a loyal Color Street customer. Every two weeks I scratch off and replace the "nail stickers" as my daughter calls them.
I hopped out of the pool and started the nail sticker removal process.
"Then we have a card reading at Mystical Bazaar at 3..."
"I've never had my cards read before," I called out from the edge of the pool.
"Neither have I, and I've lived here pretty much my whole life."
Sedona is known for its plethora of Crystal shops and psychics. So the fact that we had both lived there for as long as we did and never had a reading was significant.
I was impressed that Mr. Hubby's Gifts were so spot on. I thought even though it was an inconvenience to remove my Color Street nails, I was glad he booked Mani-pedis over massages. At least we could sit and talk to eachother instead of being in different rooms.
"Then we have Elote Reservations for 5:30!"
"Yay!!! Elote!!!" I clapped in gratitude for those reservations.
Elote is where Bestie and I met. She was a server, I was the hostess. She and I were expecting our first kiddos when we worked there together. We went to the same birthing classes together. Then when our kids were born, we were frist time moms together. But it's all becuase we worked at Elote. So going to Elote has such a special meaning for both of us.
I couldn't belive the day Mr. Hubby had planned for us. We needed to do this right. It's Covid, and we have one shot at a fabulous Girl's weekend! We went back to Bestie's house after we finished with the pool. We played dress-up from her closet. After zipping and unzipping, buttoning and unbuttoning, we finally landed on the "Mrs. Maisel" dresses. (She and I were both watching this show on amazon prior to the trip.) The outfits were a pair of 1960's inspired dresses that had been gifted to Bestie once upon a time. She had never worn them, nor taken the tags off them. So it was like putting on a new dress.
Our first stop was brought us to NAMTI spa.
*Mani-pedis included champaign and chocoloate. Socially distanced and still able to chat.*
We headed next door after our nails were shined and our feet scrubbed. At Mystical Bazaar, we were greeted and taken into the back room for our readings. We both enjoyed getting some insight into what life had brought to us.
Once we finished, we had time to spare before our reservation at Elote.
I decided that since I was visiting the birth place of Fun Dollars, what better thing to do than to visit my old haunts? We headed first to the outlet store in Sedona, Beall's. I spent many a Fun Dollar there. I found Judith Leiber Sunglasses, new boots and new black flats. I also scored some air buds, which I had been avoiding buying. I stuck to my old-school headphones for long enough.
Then we headed to Tlaquepaque. This was a dream come true. Strolling through the brick-paved walkways dressed like Audrey Hepburn and turning heads everywhere we went.
We stopped in at Caravan Jewelry, right next to the entrance to the chic eatery Rene. When I lived in Sedona, I worked for the owner of Caravana Jewelry. I assisted with the creation and manufacturing of some of the jewelry on display in the shop. Sometimes, I would get to take the new merchandise to the store and add it to the displays. I always loved doing this becuase of my background in fashion merchandising. (I love doing diplay work.)
I picked up a pair of earrings I had always wanted. I decided to buy them and wrap them to give to myself as a Hannukah present.
I also purchased a "Snowflake" ring. Besides the name being awesome, I love these "Snowflake" rings becuase they are all different. No two look alike. I tried all of the rings on, until I found one that fit.