Thursday, March 17, 2016

Visit to the Observatory

On our last evening at Primland, we had a fabulous meal in Elements and then visited the observatory afterward.

I wore this elegant Damee NYC lotus soutache on lace bolero black jacket. Purple Poppy in Cape Cod supplied this jacket.

The pants are Chico's Travelers, and the tank is by Clara Sunwoo. ShopMyFairLady supplied the tank last year. This tank can be worn with the scoop in the front or with the V in the front. The jacket converges in a round neckline which isn't flattering for my face shape so I left it open and wore the tank with the V in the front which gives me the straight lines I need. The pants and the tank are fluid and smooth with no details. The shoes are very simple Kenneth Cole Reaction sandals. I found them on sale at Dillard's a few years ago. The plain silver clutch was purchased at T.J.Maxx last year.

When I wear a piece of clothing or perhaps a pair of shoes that are very ornate, I let all the other elements of my look "stand back" to allow that one piece to shine. One focal point per look works well for me. The French Kande necklace was a Christmas gift from Mr. Mickey last year. The Michael Kors watch is from Nordstrom.

Our purpose for staying at Primland on this particular weekend was to celebrate ten wonderful years of dating. Mr. Mickey is the perfect life partner for me. 
Cheers to you my love!

The soothing fire in the center of the room in Elements restaurant is fully encased in glass.

The amuse bouche was crawfish and polenta. The chef sometimes offers an amuse bouche which is a small bitesize complimentary appetizer to tempt your palate for what is to follow.

The artfully served salad included the freshest of greens.

The next course was lobster and grits.

We shared a delightful mousse dessert simply called peanut butter.

After one of the best evening meals ever, we climbed the spiral staircase to the observatory. We were the only guests, so our guide was able to give us the grand tour.

The clouds drifting by prevented us from seeing into deep space for long periods but we did get to see a few planets and a glowing supernova. 

One must drive for another six miles after entering the gate to arrive at the lodge. The remote location on the top of a mountain makes it an excellent spot for an observatory since there is no light pollution from nearby cities.

Thank you for joining us on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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belinda said...

Rings on both your left hands? Are y'all married?

Susan said...

My rings are just fun bling rings. Mr. Mickey is wearing a gold "friendship" ring with a row of diamonds that I gave him for Christmas a few years ago.

Kathy said...

Silly me, I always thought you two were married.

Yvonne said...

Happy Anniversary!! And you both look very elegant.

Catherine said...

Gorgeous view, gorgeous outfit! I have to stop myself from ordering the jacket this very instant!

Elaine said...

You look gorgeous. I love everything about your outfit including your beautiful smile in every picture.

Elaine said...

Also, I'm planning to order a jacket from the website (bolero or lace round neck) to wear to an Oil Baron's Ball that had party attire on the invitation. I'm tall, thin and a little older than you. Do you have an opinion?

Susan said...

I love these types of jackets for party attire Elaine. I think this look would serve you well. Have fun!

Unknown said...

fabulous all the way!! Looks like a great location WHEN I find MY Mr MICKEY II

You both look very happy and content together :)

Elaine @ Following Augustine said...

What a dapper looking pair! Congratulations on your anniversary!

Judy said...

Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary (dating) both look wonderful!

belles53 said...

You are such an elegant lady and Mr. Mickey is a perfect partner for you. I enjoy all your fashions in addition to the sight seeing you do.

Donna said...

Happy 10th Anniversary! You and Mr Mickey are a beautiful couple. Sometimes one has to wait to find the perfect soulmate. xoxo

Andrea said...

What a nice way to celebrate 10 years of dating! Happy Anniversary! You look fabulous as always!

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Marina said...

Very inspiring post. Lovely!