...(ish?) Marc's company Christmas party was Saturday night. It's the first dress-up event we've been to in months (actually, maybe nineteen months? yeah, that's how long Katie's been married and we missed last year's party) and I treated it like a full-on date night.
Fun thing about empty nesting (with a husband who likes to play golf on the weekends) is that I have free time on Saturdays. I started early with Lauren and a chilly walk, a healthy lunch and a nap.
Then visited the Bobbi Brown counter for a "smokey eye" lesson, which Christine stretched into a full-on make-up session (and Ann Taylor for stockings, because yikes, I own very opaque tights but nothing suitable for a cold night out!). I told Christine that when I win the lottery, she's visiting every morning to do my make-up. (along with Carla to do my hair). She tried a few new things, but mostly showed me how to use what I own. One of the "new things" was a lipgloss - Kir Sugar. How appropriate for a holiday party!
I got home in plenty of time to finish my hair, dress, take a photo - and post it to Instagram.
The party was a lot fun. Marc made a point of introducing me (and telling me the "backstories") which was really nice - it's been three years since I've been to a company event - and the company has grown a lot since then. We sat with his team at dinner and it was great to put faces with names ... and connect with the folks Marc sees every day. Bonus points for great food, good wine...and a co-worker who took our photo on the way out.
It was after eleven when we got home. I'm glad I went. and Marc was too. Maybe it was a real date night, not an "ish"?