We were fortunate enough to go to the Pacific Northwest Ballet's Nutcracker yesterday. It'd been a few years since I'd been, and even longer for both my mom and sister so it was a magical outing for all of us. Plus, I was ready for a distraction from being sick.
We started out getting a drinks. My sister and I got salted caramel apple cider which was two shots of Black Velvet Whiskey and apple cider in a salted-rim glass. It wasn't that great. I'm not used to warm whiskey so I think I'll stick with my favorite rum cider recipe.
I Instagrammed a similar picture already but I winterized my favorite Kiki La Rue Dress so it was work appropriate. Although, I was the only person I saw at the ballet wearing a dress with tights/leggings. It's too cold to go without people!
I looooove the Nutcracker. It's really difficult to see in this picture, but the sets are excuisite. Exquisite is not a word I use often, but that's really the only way I can think of to describe them.
They're by Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are) and they're fun. There's a huge, growing Christmas tree, a huge rat, a huge Nutcracker, an awesome rolling waves scene....besides the dancing there's so much to look at.
|Part of the Christmas tree via|
Have I ever mentioned that I have a history of dancing? At 14 I was supposed to start assisting classes, but it didn't work out and I pretty much only danced intermittently after that.
Sadly, my body did not care that I was sick. I was the annoying girl trying to muffle a cough every so often and I ate 5 cough drops in the span of maybe 2 hours.
To make myself feel better, I may have gone overboard shopping. I purchased two books I saw at the gift shop off Amazon, and then I bought four ornaments.
Our tree is quickly becoming my favorite part of decorating for the holidays, but I'll share more tomorrow when I share some packages I've received from some sweet friends.