Perfect Combination: Chanel - Ella's - Lightfoot - Mermaid

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I remember it was mid-summer when fellow ActiveRainer, Elizabeth Weintraub, rang me up, and said, “how’d you like to go to a Gordon Lightfoot concert?” She had managed to latch onto a pair of front row seats. However, Elizabeth’s husband, Adam, was going to be out of town. Of course I did what any self-respecting human, who had lived through the 1970s would do. I answered, YES!

The summer continued at its busy pace. Before I knew it, the awaited concert arrived last evening!

The singin’ and strumming’ wasn’t to begin at the Crest Theater in downtown Sacramento until 8:00 pm, providing plenty of time after picking up Elizabeth at 4:00 pm, and a drive to Macy’s for a Chanel event. Chanel had brought in a team of international makeup artists to apply and instruct on the latest greatest Chanel products.

 

After that, we were off to Ella’s for dinner. Ella’s Restaurant was a proud participant in Sacramento’s recent “Farm to Fork” event. Elizabeth and I ordered the Chilled Lobster, Elizabeth paired her’s with a Roasted Beet Salad, while I decided on Creamy Artichoke Soup. All were really pleasant!

 

As time approached the 8:00 hour, we strolled the block or two from Ella’s, to the theater, and we watched the miracle of Gordon Lightfoot, who has been writing and singing music for decades, and who is now in his mid-seventies, put on a great show to an appreciative audience! I don’t know what was more amazing, his music, or his ability to remember all those songs.


When the show ended, it was a mere few paces across "K" Street, to The Dive Bar situated across from the theater. Elizabeth wanted to show me the mermaid swimming directly over the bar. While watching the graceful Mermaid’s antics, I finally had answered a longtime question - What would I wish to do, if I weren’t living life as a real estate agent! Yes, folks, if I was a couple decades younger, I’d be applying for that job as a Mermaid!

The evening was enchanting! And it would be easy to say, what happens at the folk rock concert, stays at the folk rock concert. BUT, Elizabeth is a loyal devoted wife, and I’m the
grandmother of seven, for goodness sake!

 

Elizabeth provides a hilarious story about the more crazy antics of the evening in her blog today.  It can be accessed via: "Gordon Lightfoot and The Dive Bar."

 

 

Gordon Lightfoot - Sacramento
Gordon Lightfoot - Sacramento


Elizabeth Weintraub
Elizabeth and her Beet Salad


Myrl Jeffcoat
Myrl Jeffcoat


Mermaid @ The Dive Bar - Sacramento
Mermaid @ The Dive Bar

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Kerrie - I don't know why, but I had a flash vision of you, while at the Chanel event yesterday afternoon!  The artists, the customers, everyone in that vacinity was so classy and part of the "Beautiful People."  I'm still remembering how you looked on your wedding day!

Oct 03, 2013 01:59 AM #4
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Patricia Kennedy
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Myrl, I wonder if she majored in Mermaid in college!  Looks like a fun job to me!

Oct 03, 2013 02:07 AM #5
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Patricia - I am a swimmer!  And I had the thought that job would save a heck of a lot of tuition:-)

Oct 03, 2013 02:15 AM #6
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Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
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Myrl, thanks for posting, Looks like you both had a fabulous time. Not sure I could do the mermaid stint, I think I might feel claustrophobic!

Oct 03, 2013 02:22 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Kathy - It's a fairly large water environment she is swimming in.  It runs the entire length of the bar!  And, it wasn't nearly as crowded in the water, as it was in the bar:-)

Oct 03, 2013 02:30 AM #8
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
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Hey Myrl: I noticed something in the enlarged photo you posted of the mermaid, does she have a small unicorn protruding from her forehead?

Oct 03, 2013 02:46 AM #9
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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What an evening you had Myrl! Love the post and the humor in it as usual. You and Elizabeth seemed to have a great time in Sacramento.

I learned that we even have mermaids.  :)

Oct 03, 2013 04:16 AM #10
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I haven't yet had a chance to stop by Elizabeth's post today. Can't wait now.  You two look like you were having a blast.  So jealous.

Oct 03, 2013 04:40 AM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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Elizabeth - Apparently, she does!  Why are you asking?  Don't you have one of those. . .LOL

Tom - Yes, there really are mermaids. . .Who knew:-)

Chris Ann - Elizabeth and I were participating in another of our experiments of spontaneous compustion:-)

Oct 03, 2013 05:26 AM #12
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Geri Sonkin
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This took me back a hundred years to a movie I saw on TV as a child.  It was "Mr. Peabody And The Mermaid."  Deeply affected by the young and beautiful Ann Blyth as the mermaid, I ruminated for a very long time about how wonderful life would be as her character.

Sounds like a just about perfect day for you and Elizabeth.  I'm heading over to read her post.

Oct 03, 2013 10:42 AM #13
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Geri - I remember that movie!  I don't know what that says about me, but I too remember that movie

Oct 03, 2013 11:59 AM #14
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William Johnson
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Hi Myrl, What a wonderful night and for sure, you could have easily been a mermaid. But I was thinking more of Ester Williams type and less of the big fish tail. I could even see you riding a bicycle under water as you wave going by, :-)
Oct 03, 2013 04:44 PM #15
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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William - I was a little envious of her fish tail.  AND, I really checked out what she was actually doing!  It would be great fun, and a little tranquilizing too!  I know one thing for certain, I can hold my breath under water a lot longer than she she seemed able to:-)

Oct 03, 2013 05:48 PM #16
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Gail Robinson
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Myrl, Sounds like a perfect evening!  It would have been a tough choice between the beet salad and the artichoke soup.  The mermaid was something unique.  I've never heard of that before.  Must have been a huge bar.

Oct 03, 2013 11:45 PM #17
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Debbie Walsh
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Great pictures Myrl and good for you that you had such a great time!  As for the mermaid thing how cool is that?  Must draw quite a crowd!

Oct 04, 2013 12:19 AM #18
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Myrl,

Ditto to everything Kerrie said in her comments! Your story and photos made me smile and feel as if I was reliving the moments with you. You really do tell great stories and you keep my interest.

Just for kicks, you should apply for the Mermaid job as a substitute just to see what they say. You never know, they may think it's a great idea.

I also think you should plan another girls night out with Elizabeth. Having fun is a great way to live it up!

Oct 04, 2013 10:18 AM #19
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Toni Weidman
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Sounds like you two had a wonderful evening, Myrl. Artichoke soup sounds great too.

Oct 04, 2013 11:03 PM #20
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Roy Kelley
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That was quite an evening. Thanks for sharing your experience.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Oct 05, 2013 06:01 AM #21
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Myrl,

 That sounds like a perfect day and I have to go see the other side of the story. I attend a Chanel Event for the 1st this year at Neiman Marcus I learned a few tricks. I really enjoyed talking with you the other day you are as wonderful as I thought you would be!

Oct 05, 2013 07:11 AM #22
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Robert Bob Gilbert
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Myrl, Sounds like you two had a great evening with all the things that you did. Gordon Lightfoot concert I am sure was wonderful. No matter what age someone has attained they can get into trouble! ::))) 

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