Wednesday, December 28, 2011


I know that this is a little late since Christmas is over, but I still had to share...I finally saw the Nutcracker for the very first time ever!

Once upon a time, when I was 5 or 6 years old, I was invited by my best friend and her mother to see the ballet. I was so excited to go, but then I became ill and my dreams of going to the ballet were dashed!  Had I seen the ballet back then, it's entirely possible that I would have become a prima ballerina the very next day. Unfortunately it would take me until now to see the performance by the San Francisco Ballet, but I am still so grateful to have been able to attend (and free of charge no less!).

My seester and I had a blast and I loved Act II when I heard more familiar songs and saw more dancing. Since cameras weren't allowed to be used during the show, I couldn't take any photos, but I did manage to find this one here...

My favorite dancing couple

I also couldn't resist taking a ridiculous amount of photos of the chandelier in various Hipstamatic films and lenses. 

After the show, my seester and I posed by some of the decorations in the hall....

Dress and Faux Fur Coat by Laundry by Shelli Segal
Wire-wrapped Amethyst Pendant Necklace by Kristin Elle Gems

Since I was in such a rush to get ready (I only had a 20 minute advance warning), I wore the same dress I wore to my cousin's wedding earlier this year, but I added stockings and wore booties instead of peep-toe high heels. I also wore the same coat, which is how I found my "missing" camera!

After experiencing the Nutcracker in all of its glory, I can finally cross that item off of my bucket list! Now I can move onto other items on the diving with sharks!


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