Hello Glam & Sassy loves! I don’t mind being honest about my age and admit that I am not living a life that is typical of someone in their forties. As a single female entrepreneur, my days aren’t scheduled around carpools and soccer games. I have more freedom in that regard and I am very focused, hard working, driven and compassionate. However, as much as I have tried to stay quiet and at home (aside from working, working out, and the necessary mani/pedi/tan rotation) my infatuation with my city still lures me off of my couch from time to time. One of those times was this past weekend. I really felt like getting dressed up and getting out. Did you ever feel like that? It was fun for sure, but I also learned a few things, so now I consider this blog “note to my future self contemplating what to do on a Friday”.
The night started off like every other. Gym, shower , get ready, change outfits five times then switching to my evening handbag before heading out the door. With my beautiful bestie in tow, we went to our favorite spot, Mastro’s, to grab a cocktail and light dinner at the bar. It has such fun energy and cool vibes and we always manage to meet new friends. Mastro’s is in Beverly Hills and we live here so everyone wants to talk to us. The fact that my BFF is blonde, funny, smart and gorgeous may also have something to do with it! The night could have ended after our yummy salads and the best dirty martinis in LA at the respectful hour of 11ish. But it didn’t. We got an invite with our new friends to go to a club and maybe it was the martinis talking, but we said a resounding YES and with that we were out way past my current bedtime of 10 o’clock . There was even a Taco Bell pit stop on the way home even though no tacos were actually eaten. The next day while struggling on the stair master, I made some silent observations to myself.
Observation #1: Expensive silk blouses and nightclubs don’t mix. My final outfit choice was based on dinner and drinks out at a classy establishment. No where in my future did I see myself pushing my way through crowds of twenty somethings until 2am. Yet there was my luxurious black silk top on the floor next to my YSL heels with spill marks on the back. Luckily, I have a great dry cleaner that will remedy that. However, I should have worn something that I have from H&M that is a bit more disposable.
Observation #2: If your age starts with a “2” I am NOT interested. Some women may find this flattering. I find it absurd. I realize I was out among the Millennials, however, I was there with a group of friends my own age…ok close enough to my own age. The same applies for dating apps , which, for the record, is the reason I am not on any of them. My age is right there in black and white, boys. Pay attention and while I am sure you are mature for your age as you all claim to be, I do not have any desire to find out. Act your age and I’ll (try) to act mine.
Observation #3: Upon waking up, immediately review your Instagram story. This is very important. As the night goes on, content seems more post worthy than it actually is. It is never anything inappropriate as I always keep a clear head no matter how late I stay out. But the roses purchased by the random guy from the vendor outside of the venue need not be documented. Especially since they didn’t even make it home with me and I don’t even know his name. (notice no photo insert here of meaningless flowers)
So, as another weekend approaches, I look forward to time with my girlfriends and getting outside to enjoy a hike or the beach. Sadly, I don’t have my dog to walk anymore. She was the best reason and reminder to get me out from in front of my computer and outside a few times a day. I still need to do that even though she is gone and I am making that my latest effort in dealing with her passing. And the next time I am out for a classy dinner , I will be sure not to end up at Taco Bell.
What lessons are you learning as you go through life especially if you are single in a city? I would love to hear about it and compare even if your zip code isn’t 90210. Let’s get social! Find me on Instagram @glamandsassy !