As we embark on a new work week, I would like to take a moment to honor a most sacred pastime (and sanity saver, if I might add)...Happy Hour. Before you think of me as a complete alchy, let me explain. Happy hour is a time that you take to stop and unwind in the middle of your hectic schedule to catch up with your friends and family over a little bubbly or vino and forget for an hour and a half that you have a million things to do by 10AM tomorrow morning! Isn't that simply wonderful? I think so! As an added bonus, some of the most beautiful bars and hotels offer happy hours so you can sit in a beautiful environment and enjoy (for half the price)! Here are a few of my favorite spots for mid-week relaxation and some that I wish I could go to in a moments notice...
|I love the Viceroy bar in Santa Monica... so fun!|
|Oh the WaterBar in San Francisco... This pic does NOT do this bar justice!|
A view of the Bay Bridge, sea glass pendants, and blue velvet barstools...
|The Lobby bar of the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco... small, but very fun to sit at the bar at the end of a long day and people watch while sipping their infused vodka cocktails!|
|One of the many bars at the Winn Las Vegas...|
|The bar in Sinatra at the Encore Las Vegas... I haven't been yet, but I love Frank Sinatra and it looks like so much fun!|
|The Viceroy Hotel Miami... Refreshing color!|
|I Love Love Love this! The S Bar in LA... by Philippe Starck!|
|Minus 5 Ice Bar in Las Vegas... wouldn't you like to sit in a fur coat sipping vodka in a bar literally made of ice?|
|Le Royal Monceau, Paris|
|Le Bar 228, Paris...|
|The very colorful and exciting Kong Restaurant in Paris... I want to go so badly!|
|The Hudson Hotel in NYC... Isn't this amazing? I feel like I'm in the middle of a tree house!|
Now where are you going to happy hour this week? (I'm thinking Paris...)!