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February 19, 2013

AE | 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.


  • 1.
    libbywilko said…

    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.

  • 2.
    Silvia said…

    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!

  • 3.
    Sue Walker said…

    Hair and makeup – so fun – so gorgeous!

  • 4.
    Laura said…

    Makes me really wish I had a sister…

  • 5.
    Lisa W. said…

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

  • 6.
    Jo-Anne from ZA said…

    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!

  • 7.
    kelly libby said…

    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…

  • 8.
    Amy said…


  • 9.
    Christen said…

    This looks so fun!

  • 10.
    Kim said…

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

  • 11.
    Gretchen Knutson said…

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

  • 12.
    Paula said…

    Happy for you to have experienced such a wonderful time!

  • 13.
    Nicky from Okotoks said…

    looks like a perfect celebration!!

  • 14.
    Kathy P said…

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

  • 15.
    jenn shurkus said…

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

  • 16.
    Patti L said…

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

  • 17.
    heather prins said…

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

  • 18.
    Karen T said…

    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

  • 19.
    Lisa said…

    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.

  • 20.
    cindy b. said…

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

  • 21.
    Jeanette said…

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

  • 22.
    Abby said…

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

  • 23.
    Angie Blom said…

    One word…. LOVE

  • 24.
    Steph said…

    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!

  • 25.
    Alicia said…

    Wow! Seriously hot momma with that makeup!

  • 26.
    Brooke said…

    Looks like an awesome weekend. Full of rejuvenation.

  • 27.
    Suz said…

    Such a wonderful time it looks like all of you had! So awesome you got to spend time with your sister and with her best friends. It’s wonderful to make and to share memories like that with one’s siblings as adults. My sisters (did) and do live far from me, and we often went/go a year or more without seeing each other. It’s sad that it is such a long period of time, but at the same time, it makes us focus on cherishing each minute together. Thanks for sharing Ali! Take care you.

  • 28.
    shelly k said…

    Makes me miss my sis that much more!
    Enjoy every precious minute u have with her!

  • 29.
    Pat King said…

    Your blog is the first one I open every morning. I love the check for great photo ideas, great scrapbook ideas and seeing all the fun you experience in your life. So when a question came up you were the first one I thought of. I am hopeful either you or your viewers might have an idea for me. I am getting ready to purchase a new computer and want to make sure I do not lose my pictures. I have saved them to disks but it was recommended I place them on a Cloud. Never having done anything like that before I am confused which one to use. Any recommendations on which online photo storage sites would be a good one to try? Thanks

    • ….
      Ali said…

      Hi Pat – I’m currently using Crash Plan for my “cloud” storage (in addition to using external hard-drives for local storage). Super happy with their service so far.

  • 30.
    Jocelyn Thompson said…

    So gorgeous! You, I mean. …and I am a kind of dining table/place setting geek. I love a beautifully set table! So love that! Looks like a wonderful time! Makes me miss my sister – we just don’t get together enough anymore!

  • 31.
    Kelsey McEvoy said…

    This trip looks WONDERFUL! I would LOVE to go away somewhere with my girlfriends (I’m an only child, so no sister getaways for me) without my kids in tow. Somewhere that’s far away from home, and a trip that lasts longer than a trip to Costco. LOL. The photos you shared are beautiful and no doubt captured some very great memories :) That brunch set up looks uh-may-zeen, and I’m so jealous of yoga by the pool…IN THE SUN! Thanks for sharing :)

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