Sunday, May 13, 2012

I Did It My Way

I remember when I first moved to the US.  I didn't know diddly squat about chips and salsa.  Margaritas? Wha?  I'm Canadian and could have told you a lot about beer and Canadian Club Whiskey, but that's about where it ended.

Anyone still with me?  I fear I may have lost everyone at Canadian Club...

Confession: there was this time when I first moved to Southern California and asked one of my friends when Cinco de Mayo was.  


Uh, yeah. A-nee-way.

As long-er time readers and people who follow me on the various social networking locales know, I am now well-versed in the chips, the salsa, the guacamole and, on Friday nights especially, the Don Julio margarita.  Okay any margarita, but particularly the Don Julio.  Just this past Friday night I was heartily greeted by almost all the employees at my favorite Mexican place, causing my friend Kelly to turn and say, 'uh, do you think you might eat here a little too often?'. Um, no?

The blasphemy!

So it was on Cinco de Mayo, and yes I am a week late in posting this, that the Chef and I cut out for a couple hours to support that favorite place of ours: Avila's El Ranchito.  Remember last year's episode when we had to get wristbands just to get in, people were grinding to the DJ right by our table, and the lights blew on the entire block as buzzed people ran for the doors to avoid paying their bills?  Yeah, we weren't risking that one again so we went mid-afternoon before the mob hit.

It was off the chain fun and filled with great food. I did the unthinkable and wore neon shoes. I needed a cab after just one drink so it was a good thing Chris drove.  Oh, and I came home at midnight? Viva la Mexico!

Neon. I'm wearing it. I think I may be wearing more of it soon. 
*I've fallen into a neon time warp and can't get up.*
A close-up of the Moon Shield Bracelet you need to get. The Akha not far behind it.
And the neon and gold one is another fave.
More neon, a gaggle of bracelets and some fringe. 
And seriously? How awesome is this guy? 

Lots of questions posed in this one. Not a lot of answers. Monday's calling and I'm looking for the rewind button.

25 comments:

Katie said...

Bring on the neon. I can't help it, I like it in small doses. And always neon pink.

I quadrupled your guacamole recipe and it was gone before Jared's middle brother even got here. No joke. At least I got a few bites this year. I didn't last year and all hell nearly broke loose.

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayyy for neon!!! I'm glad you missed the craziness from last year...that was quite insane, ha ha.
And yea...I wish it wasn't Monday...BLEGH!
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

She Wore It Well said...

so i was gonna get those shoes in the nude colour, but heck im so getting them in neon pink now!!

GO TEAM!!

Young at Heart said...

gorgeous.....i need chips'n'dip now....loving the footwear!!

annelise said...

The pictures in this post, Carrie, are absolutely hilarious.

Taylor said...

As long as it is tasteful and subtle I say go for it!!!! Plus you only live once, so have fun!!!!!

PS_ THE HUBS showed me your Pic of the crazy Target lady last night, then I went into a long schpeal (sp) about how awesome you are and we need to go visit!! xo-T

Courtney Erin said...

That's like just the right amount of neon...and it looks like you had a pretty ridiculous fun night. I'm very envious.

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

LyddieGal said...

I think a strappy neon sandals is exactly the way to go.
glad you had a great cinco de mayo!
Chic on the Cheap

RosaLovesDC said...

Embrace the neon trend! I was a bit hesitant at first but then it done in small doses it can be super cute.
BTW, love the outfit on that guy, totally awesome.

OneCraftyFox said...

Ha ha ha ha ha!! LUVS it all. Great pics, so much fun, and that guy is all sorts of awesome.

xoxxo Diana

Dancing Branflake said...

Whenever you talk about your Mexican nights on Facebook I get real jealous. I wish I lived where good Mexican food is the norm!

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

We're shoe twins! I've been living in those bad boys! xoxo

Leah said...

I wanted those sandals for my honeymoon but had already spent wayyy too much money lol. Love all your neon accessories! You rock Cinco di Mayo girl!

Amber said...

that sounds like a crazy night. I think in honor of you and your awesomeness I will eat Mexican food this weekend and get drunk on margaritas. :)

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

DV neon sandals + Don Julio + chips + salsa + guacamole = reasons I adore you/infrequently consider a trip to LA.

Josie said...

The Dolce Vitas are KILLER. I love them! And it looks like you had such a ball.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Marie a la Mode said...

I'm loving the neon! And now I want some chips and salsa and guacamole!

Claire Kiefer said...

I think your neon is subtle enough to be awesome. I'm all for the bright colors (just not the cheap 80's neon shit I keep seeing all over the tweens these days). I love neon shoes . . . a lot. And that Vanessa Mooney bracelet is my very fave of the ones you're wearing!

I've never felt so MONDAY as I do today. At least not in a long time. I CRIED during class today cause my students were so awful. It was bad. REEEEEEAL bad.

Faith said...

Neon is where it's at! Oh and margaritas too :)

Jenny Woolf said...

Ooh those neon shoes are wonderful!

Lori said...

OMG ~ you have been sucked back into time ~ neon baby ~ next thing you will be singing Milli Vanilli songs! I will admit that I did not know what Cinco de Mayo was until a couple of years ago. Hell I am in Atlantic Canada ~ give me a break eh!! lol. xo

Lacey in the City said...

I love all of the above. Chips. Salsa. Guac. Ritas. Done and done.

What part of the city are you in exactly? I'm thinking South Bayish? Now that I'm back, I'd love to grab a rita sometime and get to meet the lovely Carrie in person!!

Lacey in the City said...

I love all of the above. Chips. Salsa. Guac. Ritas. Done and done.

What part of the city are you in exactly? I'm thinking South Bayish? Now that I'm back, I'd love to grab a rita sometime and get to meet the lovely Carrie in person!!

Polly said...

Damn I did have some great mexican when we were in California. We just don't get it like that down yonder!

grunge-queen said...

Ah, as a fellow Canuk who gets the Canadian Club reference, I hear ya - I'm sure I've unknowingly violated many a social custom here in the UK; now that we're moving to France I can see me stuffing mon foot in my mouth often. Love the guy with the poncho - is he the bouncer? :)

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