Thursday, May 3, 2012

bees and then the honey

You know how we've had birthdays out the gazoo here in The LPV lately? Like first La Petite turned one, and then Honey Jr. had a birthday (although I didn't blog about that one, but Fifty did buy him a bottle of Jameson), then The Croupier got her Party Rock on, and of course Gatz, with a trip to the wine bar, followed by the impromptu dinner party... well we're not finished. Honey's Honey got to blow out the candles last week too when she turned the ripe old age of 24 (24... I remember turning 24... kind of).

Honey's Honey left the planning of the night up to The Husband which I thought was kind of funny but happily went with it realizing that if it's up to The Husband, then it's really up to me, so back to the wine bar we went then.

We rounded up Gatz, Brother-in-Law, and Child Bride to celebrate, but unfortunately, Honey Jr would be working and wouldn't be able to join us until much later (personally, I think the bees could have waited but that's just me), but a friend of Honey's Honey, Mimi, came and she was so lovely, that she more than made up for Honey Jr's absence (for me anyway, not so much for Honey's Honey... poor Honey's Honey). She was so lovely in fact that I'm planning her wedding to Gatz. I just need to get their OK first.

There was a Chanteuse serenading us that night, and all I'm going to say about her is that us singing happy birthday, actually sounded better. It was that bad.

But despite the serenading, it was another great celebration. We got to stay after closing which meant that I was able to walk around and pay extra special attention to all of my friends.

See that one in the middle? On my next visit, me and that one are going to spend some quality time together. 

And The Husband was having a good time too. Besides wine, the wine bar has a handful of artisanal whiskies in stock (The Husband L O V E S whiskey) and the sommelier brought out a Japanese one for him to try. They looked at it and sniffed it and the sommelier told The Husband that it was made from old corn. The Husband walked over to Brother-in-Law to let him try a sip, Brother-in-Law swirled it, sniffed it, looked at the sommelier ever so seriously and said, "I smell corn, old corn." Clearly someone had been dropping eaves (never a dull moment with that one).

But something was still missing. Where oh where was Honey Jr.? And just when we thought he had chosen the bees over his honey, he arrived and Honey's Honey got her birthday wish. 

The end.



  1. She got a pyramid and a lightning for her birthday? O.O I want a lightning, too.

  2. Bahahaha, there's so much honey in one of those paragraphs that I just got really confused!
    Is that fire in that last picture?!

  3. Awww this is so sweet. First of all I love when you said honey's honey a million times and then said funny right after. It was a doctor seuss moment. I;m glad that honey jr. arrived! You always seem to be having so much fun down there.

  4. Looks like you and LPV know the art of making merry...friends, wine, and music. Try celebrating half-birthdays to keep the party going!

  5. Ha! Loving all these parties and those wines look delicious!!

  6. Looks like a good time with drinking there! ;)

  7. Party, party! you must be tired!! the best whiskey in the world is Jameson - but of course you know that!! :)


  8. Sara, you just make me laugh, you have it just so spot on! (me being half French of course). I love your photos and your oh so French observations!! Thanks!

  9. How will The Husband feel about you frenchin' Saint Joseph? Or does he like to watch?
    Happy Birthday to the birthday girl!

  10. Cute!! And bon annieversaire, Honey's Honey!!

  11. ...what Mark said - sbtttttt! Yes, you would indeed!

    I think that the smaller the town (or more petit the village), the more you need parties, and you can quote me on that.


  12. You do seem a bit like a party animal lately. That is envy you hear. Party on.

  13. my husband is obsessed with scotch. just yesterday i bought him an expensive bottle to thank him for all of the hard work he's been going lately. i'm not sure i've ever seen him so happy...

  14. Looks like you all had fun! Yes, those corona cupcakes are the perfect boy dessert. I can't wait to make them. Thanks so much for your sweet comments today on my post!

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  16. It sounds like a wonderful evening. My daughter has just returned from a European backpacking trip and claims she's now in love with Provence.

  17. Hi there, thanks so much the comment :]

    Um, your story is SO freakin' cool!! I love that you picked up and moved and are just doin' it. Good for you! Have to admit, I'm a teeny bit jealous.

    Happy birthday(s)!

  18. Okay I had to read one of those paragraphs again slowly...honey honey honey :) And I'd love to know how you go with that bottle on your next visit!


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