With our big boutique shopping bags in tow, Lara and I decided to head to Woolworth’s tapas bar. We each ordered a bread board with pitas, hummus, sundried tomatoes, aubergine dip and olives. A complimentary glass of wine accompanied each of our platters and we chatted sipping and tasting while watching the working harbour.
Our plan was to head home after our meal but Lara got a call from a friend Kate saying that a few of our friends had decided to head to the One&Only for cocktails. Lara explained that we were actually already at the Waterfront but that we wouldn’t have time to go home and change out of the clothes we had been in all day and make it back in time. I felt a little deflated about not being able to go. We sat in silence for awhile drinking our sauvignon blanc contemplating the missed chance. And then I saw it, something changed in Lara’s expression and a smile slowly crept onto her face.
“The Waterfront is full of change rooms and we’ve got the best clothes in our wardrobe with us right now!” Lara said holding back her laughter.
“You can’t be serious La?” I said, already starting to like the idea.
“I am dead serious!” she exclaimed.
“But what about our makeup?” I asked.
She didn’t miss a beat, “ Well, I’ve needed to buy mascara for awhile and I’m sure whoever sells it to me won’t mind touching up our faces.”
That was all I needed to fully back the plan. With that we went into the closest change room, swapped our jeans for dresses and then headed to Edgars. Bobby Brown generously made up our faces and we walked out looking better than ever.
I was in awe when we walked into the One&Only, La nudged me a little because I literally stopped in my tracks admiring the scene before me. As we sat down, Kate said to both of us, ‘You girls look different.’ I looked at Lara and said in answer, ‘I suppose we are.’