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The Weekend Lens

Here are some scenes from a weekend getaway to Palm Springs with my sister and a gathering of her East and West coast friends.

I love my sister. She's one of the most kind, intelligent, loving and considerate people I know. And we really don't get to see each other enough. We try to get together at least a couple times a year - often over Spring Break and then again at Halloween. This was the first time since our daughter's were born that we got together without kids in tow.

The fun included going to a Blowdry & Beauty Bar in Palm Dessert called All Tressed Up for hair and make-up. So fun to get all fancy and then go to dinner at The Parker (and so totally something that I don't usually do).

This weekend was really all about celebrating my sister. Her amazing friend Jordan put together a beautiful brunch.

We had a spa day at SpaTerre at The Riviera. I can't remember the last time I had a facial.

We shared delicious drinks and food and relaxed and talked and talked and talked. Exactly how it should be.

And we had a yoga session by the pool. We all really loved this part - the yoga instructor was awesome.

Love you guys so much. So happy to get to celebrate my sister with her best friends.

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32 thoughts

  1. libbywilko says…
    02/19/2013

    What a wonderful way to celebrate your sister ! It sounds like a terrific girly bonding session. Love it and think my girlfriends should do something similar for a friend's 40th
    especially as she's been having a hard year. Thanks for sharing it Ali.

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  2. Silvia says…
    02/19/2013

    This looks like so much fun. And all that sunshine! I miss the sun :)
    Also, I like the idea of celebrating someone in this way. Very nice.
    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Sue Walker says…
    02/19/2013

    Hair and makeup - so fun - so gorgeous!

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  4. Laura says…
    02/19/2013

    Makes me really wish I had a sister...

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  5. Lisa W. says…
    02/19/2013

    THIS is awesome...so VERY happy for you. This is the good stuff...the really really good stuff!!!

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  6. Jo-Anne from ZA says…
    02/19/2013

    Ahhh WOW, looks like you ladies had a FAB time!! i am so jealous:-) You are right...I have 3 sisters and we tend to get so caught up in life that we just don't get to see each other enough. It should not be that way!

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  7. kelly libby says…
    02/19/2013

    Sisters are the BEST! My sister is my very best friend since she was born. Thanks for sharing. Was this for a birthday? Or just because? I think I should plan one of these weekends...

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  8. Amy says…
    02/19/2013

    gorgeous!

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  9. Christen says…
    02/19/2013

    This looks so fun!

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  10. Kim says…
    02/19/2013

    So happy for you Ali, life is really good! :)

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  11. Gretchen Knutson says…
    02/19/2013

    Holy Cow-you with makeup! You look Mahhhhhvalous Dahling-with and without it :)
    I'm so jealous-I need a girls weekend!

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  12. Paula says…
    02/19/2013

    Happy for you to have experienced such a wonderful time!

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  13. Nicky from Okotoks says…
    02/19/2013

    looks like a perfect celebration!!

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  14. Kathy P says…
    02/19/2013

    Sounds like such a fun weekend. I am happy to hear that you got to spend time with your sister!!

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  15. jenn shurkus says…
    02/19/2013

    looks like a fabulously perfect weekend :) thanks for sharing ali!

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  16. Patti L says…
    02/19/2013

    Oh, this looks awesome. Nice shots. Beautiful place.

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  17. heather prins says…
    02/19/2013

    that is awesome and how fun to get all dolled up!!!!

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  18. Karen T says…
    02/19/2013

    Ali you look stunning - I love that hair. I so wish I had a sister - you have such an amazing relationship. Very happy for you xx

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  19. Lisa says…
    02/19/2013

    Looks like so much fun! The hair is beautiful. I wish I could achieve that soft flowing look. I would have loved yoga by the pool. Just lovely.

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  20. cindy b. says…
    02/19/2013

    Ali, I just had to comment about how absolutely STUNNING you look! That's all. God bless..

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  21. Jeanette says…
    02/19/2013

    Ali - you are looking more and more beautiful lately !!

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  22. Abby says…
    02/19/2013

    Food, drink, and good company for the soul! Awesome!

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  23. Angie Blom says…
    02/19/2013

    One word.... LOVE

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  24. Steph says…
    02/19/2013

    I think you need another sister, and I'm just the gal. LOLOL!! What an awesome weekend, that would be SO much fun to do! =)

    The hair and make up especially...haven't done that for myself in many years. And sitting around with pretty drinks and talking? If there's something better out there then I don't know what it is!

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  25. Alicia says…
    02/19/2013

    Wow! Seriously hot momma with that makeup!

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