Last night was one of the best times had in a long time; a mini-reunion to be certain. Thanks to CHA 2011, friends from all over are gathering downtown for the weekend. Debby Schuh (all the way from Buffalo) met up wtih Michelle M. White (San Diego) who brought in Randi (also San Diego) and had me wrangle in Holly, Norman, and Harmony (of course Ben and Allie joined us as well!)
Where did we meet up? Maggiano's at the Grove of course, where we were treated like royalty by my friends MaryBeth & Melissa. Bill Maher was celebrating his 200th episode (and guess who made the cakes...yup yup!) Talk about a perfect setting for the event...the room Maggiano's arranged had the feel of an Italian Villa (complete with a deep stone balcony) festooned with tiny twinkling lights and accented soft ambient lighting. So festive!
We all had a fabulous time (Allie fell asleep at the table, poor tired baby.) Can't wait to see them all again soon!