Now, considering that we're planning to be mainly beach-side, and I've been convinced to get on a donkey (though I don't know if the donkey will let me get on it!) to check out Santorini's volcano, us girls had to do some prep for the vacation.
Aside from packing, there was waxing, calling banks and credit cards, photocopying important documents, and of course getting our nails did.
It's even more fitting that I wait to get my nails done with my friend, as she was the one who introduced me to the magical world of pedicures.
We used to go to this tiny little nail salon near Washington and Venice in Los Angeles (any of you who know your L.A. geography would note that this is in the area fondly remembered as "South Central"). There seemed to be more male nail technicians at this one location. But the pedicures were a mere $12. No spa chairs, but they did airbrushing for nail designs.
Though I've upgraded and have discovered the amazingness that is the spa chair, I still miss those cheap prices.
I didn't mention this in my post about my final days at work, but part of the memory book included a gift certificate to Brookline Natural Nails! I had to laugh when I saw it, considering that I remember several people asking me about where I got my toes did.
|Ready for Greece!|
Top Color: Sephora by OPI - Mermaid to Order
|Designed by Cathy at Brookline Natural Nails, Brookline, MA|
Color: OPI - Sonic Bloom
Occasion: Greece, baby!
We followed up our pedicures by going to another amazing place that my friend actually introduced me to while she was visiting me here.
|I love the North End in the Summer!|
|Butternut Squash Ravioli with diced asparagus |
in a prosciutto mascarpone cheese cream sauce
After we food-drunkenly exited the restaurant, we talked about how we were going through the different stages of grief. But then, we ended our 4th of July evening on a roof deck in the Beacon Hill neighborhood area of Boston (across from the State House).
|Can you just hear the patriotic music?|
I'll try to keep updating about our travels in Greece!! Otherwise, I'll see you all on the other side!