STG Presents; Dirty Dancing at the Paramount

Work has been so unbelievable busy lately and even though I text my friends pretty much daily it’s not the same as chatting over cocktails or drinking wine at a slumber party (Yes I know alcohol is the basis of all my gatherings).

Dirty Dancing Seattle

So the girls and I heard that Dirty Dancing was hitting Seattle and we were sold! Personally, I’m a huge fan of dancing. A little cha cha can go a long way if you’re having a bad day.

Seattle Paramount Theatre

We hit Blue Acre first for some delicious seafood and then took to the pavement ready to get our swagger on. Out of the group, I’m the only one who has had the pleasure of going to the Paramount Theatre before. It’s so beautiful on the inside with all the chandeliers and ceiling mouldings. Another plus is the staff, they’re always accommodating and pleasant.

Paramount Theatre Seattle

We arrived right when the lights were dimming so we quickly scurried to our seats for the first scene, an introduction to the summer of 1963 and ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ filling the theatre. We weren’t allowed to take photos or video but that’s perfectly fine because I was way too busy swooning over the Patrick Swayze look-a-like and his gyrating hips. I haven’t heard so many ladies hoot and holler since I saw Magic Mike at the movies. Honestly, these ladies were in the mood for some steamy high school slow dancing action!

Seattle Girls heading to Broadway

The actors were great and I was in awe of the singing abilities of the whole cast. Seriously amazing! It was a great cheerful atmosphere and definitely what was needed after a long hard week.

Dirty Dancing in Seattle We ended the evening at Olive 8, which is the bar within the Hyatt Hotel. Everyone ordered a glass of bubbly and we cheered to our refreshing evening of no stress. After having conversations about our grown up lives the low of the evening started to settle in around 10. I know an inconceivably late hour but with the next work week looming closer we all wanted a good nights sleep ASAP!

Olive 8 Seattle

So until the next outing I say goodnight!

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All I need in this life of sin….

Joanna and IFellow bloggers and friends Joanna, Sonia, and I went for a night out in Puerto Banus over the weekend. With the warmer weather lasting into the late night I decided to put all my exercising on show with some short shorts. My white shorts are from Zara and the kaftan inspired green top is by Saint Tropez.

Puerto Banus men are by far the most unpredictable I’ve ever met. Whether they grew up here or just visiting, there is something in the city’s air that makes them act like they’ve won the lottery. The excessive macho exterior, chat-up lines, seizure like dancing, and abundance of alcohol is something I believe every women would love to take pleasure in.

Sonia and I

Cue a visually entertaining, but real short story.

After having a lovely dinner along the marina walkway we headed to Seven to dance away the calories. Of course our cute Sonia attracted a lot of attention, especially from a group of men who were from Belgium. They were very gentleman-like and had some impressive dance moves, even though it was limited to the gyrating motion. A little later into the evening I turn to see two men fighting over Joanna. They honestly had one hand each and were pulling her like a tug toy! They were even lifting their shirts and making her compare each set of abs through touch. Now you can imagine how comical this was for me and even though this is surely every women’s dream, the fear on Joanna’s face meant I needed to intervene.

It seems that the child playground concepts are still applying later in age. A guy will always want what he cannot have or what his friend has.

Joanna and I with the pitcher