SF Nutcracker

A holiday tradition we seem to have started is seeing the San Francisco Ballet Nutcracker. This is our third year going and we really enjoy this new tradition we are starting.Image

Ballet holds a very special place in my heart because I started dancing when I was probably 2 1/2 and continued into my first year of high school. I was put on pointe at the age of 10 (the earliest my teacher Karen ever put someone on pointe). For a long time ballet was my LIFE and I miss it so much (my hubby can attest this)! Maybe someday I will go back or at least take an adult class. So wish that I continued my dancing…

Before the show we had dinner at an awesome Thai place called Lers Ros Thai. The food was really yummy and we were so lucky to get a table! I called ahead for a reservation and they were booked from 5-8pm, but  said to just show up and see if we could a table. We showed up and surprisingly got seated at the bar right away! The food and drinks were delish and a perfect place within walking distance to the Opera House.

I always LOVE the decorations at the Opera House; the tree is just stunning and always so beautiful! The nutcrackers are pretty cool too! Image

This year we splurged a little and got seats in the orchestra section. We were in the last row but could see so much more of the production! Each year I think we will just inch our way closer and closer to the front of the stage. Tickets are expensive, but I really love ballet, seeing the Nutcracker every year, and it pays (hehe) to sit a little closer. The music is beautiful (makes me miss playing clarinet) and the dancing is always exquisite (makes me miss ballet even more)! Sounds like maybe I need to start playing my clarinet and take a ballet class or two… There were a few snafus…those darn ribbons in the French number. One of the ribbons got wrapped around one of the other dancers foot and if they both didn’t notice it could have been a disaster! Luckily both dancers noticed and were able to get the ribbon loose and continue right on dancing. 

You can never go wrong with a little bubbly during intermission. If you know me, you know that I love the bubbly! Sometimes it’s all about the small stuff, right?Image

We had a great time this year and I’m already looking forward to next years performance! Also hoping that maybe we can go and see a real ballet like Giselle or Cinderella this season. I know I would love it and that maybe the hubby would too!

Only SEVEN more days until Christmas! 

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