i continue to be so thankful for having a friend like meg who is up for doing some of the cultural events with me around town that there is no way i could ever get nick to participate in. today found us meeting and enjoying a lovely brunch at you say tomato. normally it is meg introducing me to a new restaurant but today the role was reversed with me introducing her to a little happening joint that i swear has the best freaking biscuits and gravy i have ever tastes. mouth is watering just thinking about them. yum!
the only down fall to this eatery is once you are done eating you really should skedaddle so others can take your seat and enjoy their own meals. with more than an hour to kill between brunch and our event we decided to drive around downtown and see if anything was open that caught our fancy. sadly, it was pretty quiet. we did fall upon raygun a little boutique in the crossroads area that had tons of funny t-shirts, mugs and post cards with kc and midwest pride. there were a few shirts that had me laughing out loud so much i took a picture and sent to nick...come to find out later he was disappointed i didn't buy either of them. thats a first.
we headed over to the beautiful kauffman performing art center for the matinee ballet performance of alice in wonderland. growing up i remember join on school outings to the nutcracker and one of my favorite all time movies is center stage about ballet students. but it has honestly been years since i took in a live ballet performance and wasn't sure what to expect. the costumes and the makeup in the previews is what inspired me to take the plunge and buy the tickets. and i am so glad i did!
i will be honest i still prefer musicals over ballets but the performance today was stunning even with the minor snafu in the open scene. also the people watching at this event is equally as spectacular. the kansas city symphony accompanied the ballet and from our vantage point we could clearly into the orchestra pit.
what a fun outing for a rainy sunday afternoon. i feel so privilege to be able to do these types of outings. that not only does kansas city offer these great shows but that i have friends like meg that will join in the fun.