[Cold] Afternoon Delight

December 9, 2010

Our day took us from Virginia…

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To New York! (Concrete jungle where dreams are made offffff)

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To Boston!

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Funny story: I was admiring a girl’s suitcase on the plane, and then paused while she put it in the overhead compartment. We had a moment as I waited for her to finish. When she got it back down after the flight, she said: “I read your blog!”

SO FUN when that happens! We ended up taking the T together into the city. So nice to meet you Caitlin!

We made our way to Larbs’s apartment – luckily she had a half day today so she was there to greet us!

After a meet n greet, we went out for a walk in search of some warm tea. It’s not that cold here – it’s just super duper windy!

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FYI, Bostonians, we’re planning a meet up on Sunday night at 8pm at Espresso Royale at 44 Gainsborough Street. Come one, come all to chat.

I found some tea – a Vanila Rooibos Misto

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We strolled down Newbury for a bit and stopped into the Boston Olive Oil Company where Larbs sends me holiday and birthday gifts! We just got pumpkin spice and black cherry vinegars for my birthday and I LOVE them! (FYI, you can ship them to you for $11 and they are $14 each – totally worth it in my opinion!)

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My favorites were Coconut and Natural Butter Olive oil – SO GOOD!!

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And we’re off to dinner!!

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1 Amanda (Eating Up) December 9, 2010 at 6:16 pm

I love Boston! It’s been awhile since I’ve been though, so I’m excited to read about your adventures!

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2 Brittany (A Healthy Slice of Life) December 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm

How fun to be recognized- especially in that cute coat you’re wearing :)

Have fun in the windy city!

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3 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 9, 2010 at 6:18 pm

I have coconut balsamic and it is the best thing EVER.

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4 Courtney December 9, 2010 at 6:20 pm

Wish I could go! Have to drop my sister-in-law off at the Providence airport though–Boo to missing the meet-up!

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5 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 9, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Blogebrity citing :)

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6 Heather (Heather's Dish) December 9, 2010 at 6:23 pm

rooibos is the best tea ever…i’m obsessed!

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7 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 9, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I love that vanilla tea! So good! Have fun with your sister!

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8 Stacy @ Every Little Thing December 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Yum I’d love to try vinegars and oils! Will have to remember that place.

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9 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) December 9, 2010 at 6:29 pm

I want to visit an olive oil store. :) We were just in Boston a few weeks ago on our way back from Vegas. Keep warm!!

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10 Erin (Travel Eat Repeat) December 9, 2010 at 6:33 pm

It’s FAH-REEZING here in DC — betting it’s even colder in Boston. I’m so ready for sweatpants, tea and a fireplace.

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11 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) December 9, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Boston looks so pretty!

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12 Gabriella @ Embracement December 9, 2010 at 6:39 pm

AH enjoy ERC, be sure to get a whole wheat everything with hummus for me.

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13 Lauren December 9, 2010 at 6:50 pm

That sounds like an awesome store. I wanna go!

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14 Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) December 9, 2010 at 6:57 pm

Great ariel shot of NY!

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15 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine December 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Coconut olive oil? That sounds absolutely HEAVENLY!! Enjoy Beantown!!

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16 Lindsay@cookveganlover December 9, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Do you mean Sunday at 8pm?

We are in Boston this weekend too but heading home Sunday afternoon. Hope you have fun! Espresso Royale (at least the one on Newbury St) has really amazing bagels with tofu spread.

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17 Kath December 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Yes, sorry!!!

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18 Jaclyn December 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm

Love your coat Kath! Where did you get it?!

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19 Kath December 9, 2010 at 8:18 pm

Loehmanns

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20 Katy (The Singing Runner) December 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm

That’s so cool that you were recognized! If I were to see any of my favorite bloggers, I may freak out a little. ;)

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21 Lauren December 9, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Glad to hear you arrived safe and sound. Have fun tonight!

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22 Amy December 9, 2010 at 7:39 pm

Shots of vinegar and olive oil? Sounds delicious!

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23 lynn (The Actors Diet) December 9, 2010 at 8:00 pm

so funny about the girl and the suitcase! i get recognized a lot from acting stuff, but just recently have started being approached via the blog, which i think is MUCH more exciting!

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24 Melissa @ I Never Imagined December 9, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Hi from NYC! I didn’t know you’d be stopping over today :) … however briefly! It must be so weird to be recognized by people- but it happens to you a lot now! Superstar!

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25 Maddie December 9, 2010 at 8:15 pm

Hey Kath! Just want to double check that it’s 8pm? I’ll be there either way, but I want to know if I have to set my alarm clock or not :)

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26 Kath December 9, 2010 at 8:17 pm

8pm!!!!!!! Just fixed it!

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27 Simply Life December 9, 2010 at 8:19 pm

Oooh thanks for the new tips of where to go in Boston!

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28 Claire (Low Impact Fashionista) December 9, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Ahh cooking with those vinegars/oils would be amazing! I want some now!

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29 Amy at TheSceneFromMe December 9, 2010 at 8:32 pm

I told ya you were more famous that you know!
Enjoy Beantown! That is where NKOTB was born, LOL!

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30 kootz December 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Come watch the Santa Speedo Run this Saturday on Boyleston street… I’ll be running in a bikini…for charity of course!!

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31 Christin December 9, 2010 at 8:44 pm

Kath, I live up in Boone and we have an oil/vinegar place like that here. It’s called Art of Oil – downtown on Howard’s Street. They have like 40 different flavored oils and vinegars and offer free tastings. Everything is delicious!!! You should check it out next time you’re in the mountains.

I don’t work for or own the company – I just like to spread the word about local businesses. :)

Christin

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32 nm December 10, 2010 at 12:30 am

I’m an AppState grad!!! Go Mountaineers, beat Nova :)

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33 Allie December 9, 2010 at 8:47 pm

haha. i was on my way to the gym and i saw you all in the pru. i couldn’t place where i knew your face from and a few steps after i passed you i realized it was from ether-life! i can’t believe you don’t think it’s cold!!! ive lived here for years and am freeeeezing!!

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34 Kath December 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm

No way!!! that was us :)

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35 Annie@stronghealthyfit December 9, 2010 at 8:54 pm

I <3 Boston.

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36 Hannah December 9, 2010 at 8:57 pm

What a great way to start your NY spree!

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37 Emily December 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Wooo welcome to my town! I love to see Boston through someone elses eyes and lens; so fun! Hope to make it to Espresso Royale Sunday night but if not have a great night!!

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38 Kiran December 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm

Boston isn’t cold?? Are you sure? ;) It’s freezing in Florida girl :D

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39 Alicia December 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Looks like you are having so much fun travelling! enjoy!

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40 Katie (The Boston Marathoner) December 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm

Hilarious! Your afternoon was spent right in my stomping grounds – I agree with Emily (above) it is really neat to see what other people like about your home town. Welcome to Boston! I’m going to try to make it out on Sunday night too.

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41 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey December 9, 2010 at 9:25 pm

I had my first experience last week meeting someone who reads my blog but I don’t know last week – it’s kind of weird! :)

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42 kate December 9, 2010 at 9:48 pm

Coconut is the best! Im dragging my parents there when Im home for break.

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43 Christin@purplebirdblog December 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm

I am super fantasizing about what that coconut balsamic must taste like!

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44 Susan December 10, 2010 at 1:19 am

Same here!

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45 Camille December 9, 2010 at 9:53 pm

Have a great time! Boston is my favorite US city :)

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46 Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 9, 2010 at 9:55 pm

You’re a friggin’ celebrity sister!

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47 Namaste Gurl December 9, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Coconut balsamic vinegar?!? I’m thinking an early christmas present for myself…. :)

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48 Alaina December 9, 2010 at 10:10 pm

Glad you’re here! I haven’t been to the Boston Olive Oil Company yet, but it looks like a great place to check out!

It is frickin’ cold here with the wind. I was going through the South End and thought my ears were going to fall off. Enjoy your weekend! Look forward to meeting you on Sunday. :-)

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49 Julie December 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm

What everyone else said – It’s freeeezing out in Boston! I go to Northeastern also and I know for a fact that it’s freezing outside! I’m pretty new to the blogosphere but am going to try to come to the meetup at ERC – it’s about a 3 minute walk from my apartment so I really have no excuse :) It would be great to meet you!

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50 Britney December 10, 2010 at 6:55 am

I’m going to try to make the meetup on Sunday! I can’t believe you don’t think it’s cold, though – it went from cold to freezing in about 60 seconds. I’m looking forward to it warming up a little this weekend!

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51 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin December 10, 2010 at 8:04 am

I’ve been dying to try out some flavoured balsamic vinegars! I’ll have to check if that place has a fig flavoured one!

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52 ashley nicole December 10, 2010 at 8:42 am

i LOVE the sister pictures with the boots…the sizing on the side is great. your photography skills have come a long way ;) get it, girl!

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53 Brittney December 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

Ah, I miss Boston! Have a great time up there!!

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54 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes December 10, 2010 at 10:54 am

interesting…I live about 45 minutes from stillwater, Mineesota, and they have an Olive Oil Store identical to the one you show here! Only it’s called Stillwater Olive Oil Company..and yes, it has those big urns full of vinegars, oils, and plenty of bread for sampliing ;) It’s always a “must stop” when we get through Stillwater…
love,
cathy b. @ brightbakes
P.S.LOVE the tuscan herb blend!

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55 Ellen December 10, 2010 at 11:02 am

mmmm ERC! My favorite place for a bagel and coffee on a weekend morning!! Lots of hipsters and students getting their work done! Enjoy :)

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56 Ffion December 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm

Flavored olive oil intrigues me!

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