Normally we are pretty lame and don’t do a whole lot besides sit around and watch American Pickers.
But this past weekend we acted like socialites, doing all sorts of fun and different stuff than we normally do (sitting on the couch watching football eating peanut butter M&Ms).
The hus didn’t know what we were doing, I just told him we had to be in Laguna Beach by 6pm. And then I told him that we were going to enjoy the sunset on the beach so he needed to bring a warm sweater and blankets. (a lie, I’m so sneaky)
Happy Birthday to Katie; her birthday was yesterday!
And then dessert came… I should have snapped a pic but there were 2 desserts (an apple pie tart thing and a banana cream pie) and on another plate were 2 candles with tickets in the middle of them.
The tickets were to Pageant of the Masters that night, a short walk away.
My man had no idea and he loves the Pageant and art in general. We went once about 3 years ago, and it really is amazing – they recreate pieces of art in life-size form with people. incredible.
I pulled some pictures off of Google for you to get an idea:
With the makeup, paint and the stage lighting, you can’t tell that there are real people; it’s almost trippy.
I think there were 6 people in this one painting.
This is the 80th year they’ve been doing the Pageant; each year has a theme but they always finish with Da Vinci’s Last Supper.
It’s held outdoors in the Irvine Bowl (I think it’s called that?); it was a beautiful night last night and packed with people. If you’re ever in Laguna in August, go see this.
Thanks to Merrick for planning everything; my man loved it.