Penny's Passion: What A Weekend!

Monday, August 4, 2014

What A Weekend!

Is it Monday already!?!  I had an amazing weekend celebrating my friend Sharyn's 50th birthday.  Our friend Linda drove to St. Louis Saturday morning, picked Sharyn up and came to my house.   We immediately left to start our Fabulous 50 Day by heading to La Patisserie Chouquette for high tea. 

Yes, this place is as amazing as it looks.  I will forever be grateful to my friend Carol for introducing me to Chouquette.  Since the introduction, I try to go there whenever there's something fun to celebrate and have recommended it to several of my friends.  High tea is served at 11 am, 1 pm or 3 pm and reservations are required.  This was a great start to our day!

After leaving Chouquette, we made a couple stops for drinks.  The weather in St. Louis was exceptional so we were able to enjoy people watching outside while sipping some moonshine margaritas at the Moonshine Grill in the Central West End.

No - we weren't hungry, but the chips are SOOOO good!
We also made a stop at Hemingway's Zen Garden in O'fallon, Illinois to transition into drinking wine.

Then it was back to the house to get ready for the evening.  We headed to Modesto Tapas Bar and Restaurant for dinner.  Located on The Hill in St. Louis, you can order and share small plates.  It's a fun place to take friends, sit back and enjoy a pitcher (or two) of sangria while tasting their delicious samplings.  A special thanks to my husband, Eric, for being our designated driver.  He happily played chauffeur for us and we were extremely grateful.

Photo: Happy birthday to Sharyn Reynolds Lemmons!

Happy Birthday Sharyn!  Can't wait to celebrate your next big birthday.

Linking up with Biana and Meg to share some weekending fun.


  1. What an amazingly fun weekend you had! Now if your week can follow suit you are one lucky lady!

  2. looks like a fun weekend - except now i want some chips :) high tea looks like my kind of jam lol

  3. What a charming little place!!! And after all your food photos I'm starving...thanks for linking up!!