Saturday, August 21, 2010

La Dolfina is my new bestie!

You know how you meet someone and it feels like you've known them forever? Well this is how it felt when I met Therese
from La Dolfina! Some of you may know her already, but if you don't you must go over and check her out! You will fall in love instantly!

When my trip to California was coming up, I had mentioned to Terri that I would love for us to meet somewhere.
She jumped at the chance and we set up a time for my sister and I to drive to Alameda, California which is not too far from my sister's house!

My sister and I headed over to Alameda but not before we made a pit stop at a wonderful store called "Dream" in San Mateo!
Terri, you must go, you'll love it!

Tuesday 12-5
Wed - Fri 11-6
Sat 11-5
located: 905 S Claremont St. San Mateo CA 94402
ph# 650 458-9906

Darling storefront!

My lovely sister!

Don't you just love the blue wall?

There are so many amazing chandeliers, so you can't forget to look up!

Aren't you all drooling? Oh, I can't wait to get back there! The gal that owns it is a hoot, but wouldn't let me take her picture. I don't know why, she was darling! So if you live in the area go check out her store, it's fantastic!

Now, on to my buddy Terri! My sister has also been following her blog, so when we decided to go and meet her, we were so goofy and acted like two kids on Christmas morning! We had to snap a picture of us driving!

This is what we saw when we drove up! I think I looked at the address and then my notes and then the address again. I went back and forth thinking, wow is this really her house?

Look at that, now that's curb appeal!

She has such a way with showcasing her treasures. I could stand and stare at every detail for hours!

Gorgeous chandy in her bedroom!

She didn't want her pic taken but I insisted! Look at who's blog she is reading.....mine of course! Can you imagine blogging in there, ah heaven!

Her toile walls are fabulous!

Darling bathroom. Look at that light, I think I might just have to sneak in there in the middle of the night and snag it. Do you think she would notice?

Another fabulous armoire! This one is the front room as you walk in. I could sit in that room all day!

Drooling yet? This is on her patio, I know, it's fabulous and in person it's truly dreamy out there!

All I needed was a glass of wine and I would have been set!

Terri is so witty, cute and just a ball of energy! I wish I could hang out with her everyday! We had lunch at a little greek cafe and sat outside. It was lovely. Her friend Debbie (I will die if I got your name wrong) came along and she was so much fun too! We then went over to the Alameda Historical Society where they have a kind of antique thrift shop. A few of the gals snagged some things!

We then did some curbside shopping. I sure wish I had thought to snap a picture of that. I think someone had been evicted from their apartment and there were boxes and bags and furniture that we just devoured, hoping to find something fantastic in that mess. I think all 4 of us looked like mice scurrying for food. We had so much fun and laughed so hard as we were digging for some sort of lost treasure!

Thank you Terri for such an amazing day! I will remember and treasure it forever. You are so wonderful, and kind, and oh what a gem you are! I can't wait to see you again!

Hugs and kisses to my new Bestie!


La Dolfina said...

OMG Megan you brought me right back to our fabulous day together!! I loved every minute even though it went much too fast. I'm so happy you and Amy were able to squeeze me in to your schedules. I'm constantly amazed at how blogging has enhanced my life and brought so much joy into it. Meeting you was an absolute joy and I can't wait till the next time you visit. The good thing is you have another excuse now to come to California on a regular basis!!!
So much love to you Megan

Kim said...

How fun is that?! I'm so jealous. I would love to meet other bloggy friends IRL, but I'm also afraid it would be totally uncomfortable. Weird, huh?

That shop is a.d.o.r.a.b.l.e.

Urban Farmgirl said...

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Thanks again...Rockford misses you.


Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

What a FABULOUS day - totally jealous over here :)

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

wow, what an awesome post! love all these gorgeous pics, just stunning!

and it really looks like you guys had a fabulous time - so cool!


The Zhush said...

I too am so jealous of this day! I flat out adore that Terri..infact, it was thru La Dolfina that I found your blog! Looks like you all had a blast...did I mention I was jealous? :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

What a fun visit. To see her house in person...ah good times. That's when you really get to know a person. Loved her chandie in the!!! That store that you went to was calling my name. Wow:)

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

Oh my the decor looks amazing! What fun photos.


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