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Attached at the Hip | Ladies who lunch

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Today is a huge day for the sis as she embarks on a new work adventure. New neighborhood, new commute, new peeps… a lot of new happenings today! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for her as if it was the first day of school and we were waiting for the bus.

Last week we took advantage of some of her days off and got together for a day of quality sister time. Relaxation, general decompression, alcohol consumption and shopping were key goals that we wished to achieve. We live a pretty rough life.

We started with a ladies lunch at the Dressing Room in Westport, Connecticut. Sundresses, white wine, and multiple courses over a period of several hours provides time for a lot quality discussion (a.k.a. gossiping). We were very pleased to find our tomato soup (with mini grilled cheese… most yummy combo ever!) starters were actually not as fattening as we suspected. That doesn’t happen often. Usually yummy means it goes directly to your bum. The waitress calmed our waistline fears by explaining that the soup was made thick by repeated simmering and straining of delicious tomatoes as opposed to adding cream. Anything that makes us feel less guilty is a thumbs up in our book. Of course, I followed up that healthiness with a serving of fresh made pasta with duck ragù. So the success was short lived. But the serving was small, I swear!

We, however, have a bone to pick with all the leisurely ladies of Fairfield County. There were no ladies lunching. It was all 70-year-old men. Clearly, we didn’t get the afternoon yoga memo.

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Attached at the Hip | Part 2

{ Monday Blog Series: We’re going to start the week from now on with a new little tidbit that will lovingly be titled Attached at the Hip. It’s going to be the day of the week that we bring you reports of things we did together or our different takes on things. It will be a day of sisterhood, adventures and a general state of ridiculousness. Why not celebrate how much we love one another and how different yet the same we are?! }

The other weekend A. came out of the concrete jungle to join me for a non-city Sunday where she could enjoy quiet, trees, cars where you don’t pay the driver, grocery stores where people leisurely walk around and a decided lack of honking taxis. We went for a quick trip up to Cannondale, the historic village in Wilton, Connecticut. This of course was nothing but quiet as it is a quaint little corner tucked in the woods with a train station, a couple shops, a babbling brook (A. could not get over the fact that brook did in fact actually babble) and a schoolhouse that is now the Schoolhouse at Cannondale Restaurant. This one-room former educational establishment is home to some of the best hot chocolate, served with homemade marshmallows, that two girls could ask for. We enjoyed that along with mimosas, cappuccino, eggs Benedict, biscuits with gravy etc. Yes,we’ve been over this. We love brunch.

Next door to the schoolhouse is a British shop called Penny Ha Penny that has a wide selection of products imported from Britain. From fruit pastilles, Irn Bru, Marmite, digestive biscuits and clotted cream fudge, they have you covered… not to mention the wide selection of Keep Calm products. Very much a weakness of ours as you all know.

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