52 Small Pursuits of Happiness in 2019: Week #3 — Happy Hour Categories#ThisIsTheYear

52 Small Pursuits of Happiness in 2019: Week #3 — Happy Hour

We do love happy hour. We find quite a lot of work is accomplished and great new ideas exchanged for Boomer Connections over a drink at 4:30 PM. And there seems to be a correlation to our surroundings. The prettier they are, the better the ideas.

As one of our small pursuits Camille and I decided to go a little outside of our comfort zone in the suburbs, with lots of well-lit parking, to seek out a different kind of happy hour…in the Big City. Feeling very grown up and sophisticated, we girded our loins in preparation for parallel parking, and headed out to Richmond’s premier location, the 5-star, unparalleled Grande Dame: The Jefferson Hotel. Wow! It was just gorgeous.

The Jefferson is one of the few places in the city that serves high tea, also spectacular. But we were ready for some adult beverages on this particular Friday afternoon. We arrived at TJs, the casual bar that adjoins The Jefferson’s lovely Lemaire restaurant. At 4:30, just as happy hour is beginning in the bar, high tea is ending in the Palm Court outside. It was all so very civilized! The interior of the Jefferson is utterly spectacular. There is no place like it…Instagram worthy for sure.

Because we arrived before the after-work crowd, we secured a prime table near the bar and commenced to enjoy truly the happiest of happy hours. We shared ideas, we people-watched, we felt very hip. While the old haunts in the suburbs are nice and comforting, how cool it is to go a little further afield, into the city, and enjoy all of what downtown Richmond has to offer.

And my earlier point–the prettier the ambience the better the ideas–proved accurate. We had some of our best ideas for the blog—including this one, 52 Small Pursuits of Happiness. Hope you will join us, it has been VERY fun so far! Cheers!!

Cherie R. Blazer

Cherie is a late bloomer Boomer, born at the tail end of the Boomer generation. She was playing with Barbies while her older sisters marched on Washington and fought for equal rights, but watched and learned. Now she is an empty nester with a whole new future to explore and share at www.BoomerConnections.com! As “Philosopher in Chief” Cherie merely wants to change the world with this blog: to encourage those of us in the midst of our “second act” to look at life with new eyes, open to a life filled with new beginnings rather than endings, and to apply all we have learned to a way of living that is more meaningful and profound. There is SO much to live for, up until the very end.

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