A little urban yoga for you
Best friends are formed in down dog:
And lives are changed upsidedown
Core Power Yoga was awesome. The studio was on a rooftop with incredible views!!! So much light. The class was HOT (which means I was very happy) and my quads are tired (which means I got a good workout ) I did shed a few tears for Tanner but Liza did a great job. I wish this studio would come to Charlottesville!!
After the class we stopped into the Whole Foods across the street for a bit of coconut derived electrolytes. I got this fruity flavor by O.N.E. and was not happy. It tasted like muscadine grapes (ew.) and I realized it wasn’t even coconut based – it was from a cashew fruit. I drank half and sadly tossed rest. I got a VitaCoco (my fav brand) for my Sunday AM run
After showers, we set out on foot searching for local food. We found 1,000 chains but nothing local in the neighborhood of the hotel. After an hour of walking in the hot sun looking for some cute cafe (lack of planning was to blame here!!) we finally got a recommendation for Berghoff’s and sat down to eat.
Beers were required. In Matt’s honor.
I shared my beer with Hillary and Courtney
Breads were fun! Rye and flatbread crisps
Carbs are necessary for energy.
"One of these things is not like the other!"
I think there were 6 sweet potato paninis on the table and my salad!
This was the Artic Char salad with Peaches, Peppers and Berries (and crispy onions that were promptly removed!)
The fish was awesome, and I loved the berry combo! I shared my fish, but ate most of the salad.
I also stole a few bites of Emily‘s panini and chips and Hillary’s pickle!
Everyone seemed to have yogurt on the brain – so we found a place!
The menu was VERY confusing, but I ended up getting one of their recommended mixes – a Chia Latte yogurt with coconut on top (!!) and split it with Tina
It was INcredible!!!! Also took tastes of green tea, chocolate graham, key lime and coffee flavors!
The afternoon was spent in a hectic madness. Event planning is NOT my thing! I don’t handle stress well and we had a number of things come up that were not cool. I barely had time to get ready for the cocktail party, but thankfully was able to have a blast once we were there.
Thanks to the cocktail party sponsor OpenSky for the rockin’ event at Lasalle Power Co!!
SO FUN to meet all these awesome people!! This community is the best. And I’m sorry there are so many of you out there I have yet to meet in person! Someday
I helped Tina with her cocktail while I manned the welcome booth
And ordered a glass of wine once I went inside. It was a good one!
OpenSky did a great job on the food – lots of healthy stuff with a few yum bombs in the middle! We had salad, hummus and pita, spinach-artichoke dip, caprese skewers, turkey burger minis, and shrimp skewers.
I had a fabulous time chatting it up all night – my voice hurts (and for once, my feet do NOT hurt thanks to my new favorite sandals)
Sabrina made the playlist and I totally want it to be my new life soundtrack. All the best songs with even a little Glee mixed in!
The evening brought on thirst and a couple of seltzer waters (I’m sure the bartenders thought we were a crazy "healthy" group ordering as many club sodas as cocktails!)
But then I had a craving for a Manhattan (my favorite drink!) and sipped on that for a while, sharing it with some Manhattan virgins!
The most fun part of the evening was the photobooth – Tina and I shared a few moments
Can’t believe I have ZERO photos of my dress or new friends – I think I just needed a night off of "pass the camera." There were so many cameras flying around already! I’ll have to play Where’s Waldo with myself and see if I end up on other blogs since I was in a handful of photos.
Highlight of night:
This was my nametag
Bartender asks: "Is your last name KERF?"
Big day tomorrow. Nite!