Whoa, were last night’s Oscars a doozy or what? I thought they were never going to end! Jeanette and I got together with some of our girlfriends for our annual Oscars watch party around 6:30pm to catch some of the red carpet coverage so by the time Best Picture was announced close to midnight I was exhausted. But let’s talk about some of the highlights! My best dressed include Brie Larson (like everyone else I am loving her this year and she was fabulous in Room), Kevin Hart (am I the only one that was digging the bedazzled suit??), and Tina Fey (who looked banging and was a hilarious presenter) along with Naomi Watts, Chrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Garner.
Of course the Oscars aren’t entirely about the clothes…they’re also about the food! We went all out with the potluck this year, if possible even better than the charcuterie platter that made an appearance at the Golden Globes. Dishes ranged from the homemade: buffalo cauliflower bites, green beans with pine nuts, strawberry shortcake trifle and pepperoni asiago cheese pinwheels to carry out: Ledo’s pizza, Momo Korean fried chicken and Cal Tor chips and queso. To say it was a feast is an understatement. I made the pinwheels with that recipe for the first time and they turned out really well!
We filled out ballots, munched on the above and sipped on some bubbly. Cut to several hours later and we were all cheering for Leo! So happy he finally won! I also enjoyed Chris Rock’s opening, but didn’t love the rest of his shtick throughout – it felt like he was trying too hard to be Ellen with the whole Girl Scout cookies thing.
Before settling in for six hours of television Sunday night, I had a pretty busy weekend. Friday night date night included a walk to Thai Arroy for dinner followed by a couple episodes of Billy on the Street we had DVRed. Saturday we spent some time in Old Town Alexandria, watched the Terps and had dinner with friends at No Way Jose. Sunday morning was absolutely gorgeous so we took a long walk to Fells Point. It felt like that first glimpse of spring and it was fun to see so many people out and about enjoying the city. We had a delicious lunch at Thames Street Oyster House that seriously it the spot.
I had Shrimp salad sandwich on the most incredible roll with beets and goat cheese on the side.
Adam had an oyster po boy chock full of big fried oysters with beach fries.
After our lunch and walk I had just enough time for a quick afternoon nap and trip to the grocery store before heading to the Oscars party. It was a great weekend!
Did you watch the Oscars? Who was on your best dressed list?