This was my job's end of the year luncheon at The Pine Island Ridge Country Club and it took place on June 10th.
I have a negative view of country clubs; when I lived in Puerto Rico I went to many weddings at country clubs and find them and the people that frequent them snobby and judgemental (well this is a bit judgemental too but this was my personal experience).
So my expectation were to be loud, have a good time and annoy some snobs!
Willi Smith dress, thrifted long ago (2003 or 2002).
Target cardigan, very old as well.
No name sandals from SteinMart.
Necklaces and bracelets from SteiMart and from 2006 or maybe older.
This lovely little purse was a thrift find the same week of the luncheon.
I found it in the $1.99 box with four other very nice and colorful purses on June 8th at the Salvation Army in Ft. Lauderdale.
The handles are made from wood and the inside is lined in silk.
No tag or designer name on it but it looks like many of the made in Hong Kong or
made in Indonesia purses that I own.
This is the dress flowery print. The fabric is very soft to the touch and its stretchy.
The Country Club parking lot had these magnificent trees with many singing birds that sound like a nature cd as I walked from my car to the building.
When I spend time in Georgia (in Carrollton and Savannah) I saw similar trees with moss hanging that used to give me the creeps, especially at night.
Before going into the luncheon I meet many of my co workers outside so we could go in together and sit together.
I walk around the gardens and took some photos. These hanging flowers were too enchanting and they needed their own photo.
A butterfly getting her lunch as well.
Out table; it was divided by teams so we really didn't have to meet before in order to secure being sitting together!
The theme was holidays around the world; our table was the Halloween one.
Hey another posing opportunity and another co worker willing to take my picture!
This salad looks and was delicious however it was $23.00!
It may not sound like a lot of money for other people but it was for me. I mean I really enjoyed it and I had a lot of fun with my co workers but really $23.00??
This was our end of the year celebratory cake!
I usually don't write much about my work because the way I see it: "I work to live, not live to work" .
I also keep my blog separate from my work; very few people at work know about my blog and I like to keep it that way.
After lunch, my supervisor (who is a club member because she lives in this area) took us for drinks at the restaurant/bar located at the club's lower level and right next to it was the pool and the lake.
It was another amazing day in South Florida and some of the people around the pool were giving us the "are you freaking tourists? why are you taking picture?" look.
I behaved quite nicely and wasn't asked to leave, and I actually had a good time; the salad and the bread was great, the drink was even better, the employees were very nice and I enjoyed spending time with my co workers and supervisors outside work without having to worry about paper work and deadlines.