The STITCH: Weekend Adventures + An Active Party

Last weekend the Active crew gathered in San Clemente, California to celebrate what a “helluva year” 2012 is going to be! A couple of friends and I used this party as an excuse to have our own little staycation, as we like to call it. We made the trip from Los Angeles to Orange County on Friday afternoon and were sure to make a pit stop in Costa Mesa at our favorite spot, Big Belly Deli, on the way. Nothing but laughs, great sandwiches, and tasty beers!

Next we made our way down to San Clemente, stopped at the hotel to put on our party dresses and dancing shoes, and then headed out to the party.  The night was filled with dancing, food, friends, and a great time. We definitely took advantage of the mustaches and top hats in the photo booth!
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Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs!
Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs!

A toast to the New Year! Photo credit: Morgnar
A toast to the New Year! Photo credit: Morgnar
Fellow STITCH blogger, Katrina! Photo Credit: Morgnar
Fellow STITCH blogger, Katrina! Photo Credit: Morgnar
Active's Women's Buyer, Brandi, held it down for the Dance Contest! Photo Credit: Morgnar
Active's Women's Buyer, Brandi, held it down for the Dance Contest! Photo Credit: Morgnar
Andrea took home first place in the contest! Photo Credit: Morgnar
Andrea took home first place in the contest! Photo Credit: Morgnar
Everyone had a good time on the dance floor. Photo Credit: Morgnar
Everyone had a good time on the dance floor. Photo Credit: Morgnar

The next day was adventure number two.  On our way home we hit my most favorite antique shop in Long Beach, Antique Mall II.  It is one of the many antique spots in the area with everything from old record players, to 1950’s gas pumps, and of course lots and lots of jewelry – my favorite! My advice, next time your in Long Beach be sure to check this place out. There are some great finds, and lots of hidden treasures!

Old record players, my biggest weakness!
Old record players, my biggest weakness!
We found a great cut off denim vest with vintage patches
We found a great cut off denim vest with vintage patches
A mosaic table with all turquoise stones!
A mosaic table with all turquoise stones!
So many good treasures!
So many good treasures!
Vintage 1950's vending machines
Vintage 1950's vending machines
Of course we couldn't leave without some new turquoise!
Of course we couldn't leave without some new turquoise!
We also grabbed some old matches and new patches!
We also grabbed some old matches and new patches!

The Active party was a great way to kick off 2012 and an awesome excuse to get away for a few days and have some adventures with some great people!  “It’s gonna be one Helluva Year” everybody – I can’t wait!!!

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