Had a really beautiful weekend...loads of going out, eating hanging out with amazing people, cute boy flirting, catching up with old friends...and it all ended with a Seder/Easter feast at Jen Jones' of Candystore Collective, lovely Eichler home up in the Oakland hills.
It's the second year that we have had this religious mash-up. Last year there were 22 people but this year we decided to keep it intimate and do a mini Seder rather than the full on 2 hour one. Jenny K. lead the ceremony and tried to keep the giggling wine infused group, focused. Thanks Jenny for putting up with us! It was really special and I loved the pint size affair. We had an amazing time. Really great food, wonderful conversation, loads of wine and fancy cocktails. It was one of those moments that I looked at my life and saw proof that my dreams are unfolding around me.
Opening BellJar, chasing my dreams and doing the things that invite joy, these intentions have allowed the most wonderful people and moments to fill my life. The Seder represents over coming struggle and Easter represents rebirth and these two messages are not lost on my me. We live in a the most amazing place on earth...and we are so blessed to have these opportunities. So this lesson is to find your passion and follow it.
The night ended with us all picking out our favorite jams from our youths and dancing and singing along. There was some Wham, some Duran Duran, , Terrence Trent Darby, Beck, 7 seconds and a country tune for good measure. Then we all jumped in the pool and then relaxed in the Hot-tub. Awe. It was truly lovely..as is Jen's home pictured below, as is my life.