August 14, 2009

Both the swag bags and me are stuffed with wonderful foods!!!

This morning we met with the event coordinators at the Radisson to square away all of our room set-up and establish a place to stuff 125 swag bags full of TONS of goodies!

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BOXES and boxes of stuff that has been accumulating in Heather’s house!

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A sneak peek swag item – Glo Bars by Angela!! We all had to open an extra one to sample ASAP, as we’ve been reading about Ange’s bars for ages. YUM!! We loved them – they were so good and reminded us of Kashi’s PB TLC bar, but fresher!

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At noon we made the trek to Cambridge for lunch, stopping at Boston Commons for photography!

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We caught the T out to Cambridge

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And arrived at Small Plates!

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The owners Stephanie and Jerome read Tina’s blog and treated us to the most beautiful and delicious blogger lunch!

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Cheers! To blogging!

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I had 2 small glasses of a fab Vouvray –

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We had gorgeous printed menus at each place – read through to see the delectable courses!

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Here they are!!

The cheeses were a HUGE hit!!

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The bread was homemade and fabulous – I had half a slice.

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My favorite was the puff pastry “pizza” with arugula, peppers, butternut squash and truffle oil!

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Scallops, forbidden rice, caper berry

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Eggplant bruschetta for the vegetarians –

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The food was stunning and I wish I could describe each of the flavor combinations.

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I had at least a taste of each course, but we all filled up so fast!! It was too hard to photograph each bite, so I kept the food in its

But when the cupcakes, make just for us by Stephanie’s friend who owns Babycakes & Confections, came out, all of our eyes lit up! Carrot Cake, Vanilla Raspberry Filled + Espresso Ganache. I liked the raspberry the best!

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My slices (plus a bit more frosting!)

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Thank you so much to Small Plates for treating us!!!!!!! I hope to return on my next trip to Boston :)

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T ride home full!

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We spent the afternoon stuffing more bags. I swear these are the best swag bags EVER!!! I was out of breath at times!!

Then we went up to get glammed for the cocktail party tonight – Summit Kick-Off!!!

Honestly, the Radisson is one of the most stylish and convenient hotels I have ever stayed in! I love my fluffy bed

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Full length mirror

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Subway tile

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Green tea shampoo

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Plush carpet

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Huge desk in the middle of the room (not in a corner)

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Thing to hang things on!

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Huge double door closet – it’s all just like HOME!

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I think my hair got blonder – those highlights are 100% natural –

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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

1 lynn (The Actors Diet) August 14, 2009 at 5:58 pm

yum! looks like a great lunch – so nice to be treated for all your hard work!


2 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats August 14, 2009 at 6:15 pm

What a beautiful lunch – those scallops!!! Hope you girls have a fab night at the cocktail party – can’t wait to hear all about it! 😀


3 Food Vigilante August 14, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Alright, how do I get invited to the next blogger event? Looks wonderful! No high fructose or hydrogenated I’m sure!



4 The Healthy Hostess August 14, 2009 at 6:24 pm

So sad I didn’t get a ticket!!
:) Have a great time!


5 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) August 14, 2009 at 6:46 pm

Wow, all that food looks terrific!


6 Kristin August 14, 2009 at 6:47 pm

Love riding the T =)

Small plates looks yummy! A must try when I’m there for sure!



7 kay (eating machine) August 14, 2009 at 6:50 pm

that food looks fantastic! and cupcakes at the end too? lucky girls!


8 Jenn (www. ) August 14, 2009 at 6:54 pm

OMGawd! Small Plates looks OUTSTANDING! What a spread. Simply stunning!



9 Lindsey August 14, 2009 at 6:57 pm

Hi! This is my first time commenting to you, but I have been reading your post for a while now!! I’m from just outside Boston and it’s so much fun to read about your exploring there…although it does make me a little homesick!(I just moved to Australia in July for grad school!) I’m so jealous that you get to do what you do…it’s like my dream life and it’s fun to at least live it right now through you :)…I would love to be going to those large events and doing the little swag bag stuffing! (I worked as an event planner for a year in the food & beverage department!) If you don’t mind me asking…how did you get involved in all of this? Is it all about who you know, luck, searching, etc? Please let me know because I would love to get involved any way possible(even remotely!)


10 Lizzy August 14, 2009 at 7:05 pm

lunch looked AMAZING! keep up the hard work! :)


11 Leianna August 14, 2009 at 7:21 pm

That is a super nice hotel room!


12 Sara August 14, 2009 at 7:24 pm

Thanks for sharing all the events, Kath! Everything looks great. Wish I could be there!



13 Andee (Runtolive) August 14, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Great lunch! The burgers and cupcakes look awesome


14 thepinkpeppercorn August 14, 2009 at 7:40 pm

yummy lunch – wow! Have a fun night!!!!!


15 Cait (Cait's Plate) August 14, 2009 at 7:42 pm

I shocked your didn’t stuff one hundred and twenty SIX bags…just for fun :)

So cute of Small Plates to treat you girls!! :) Looks so delish.

Have fun tonight!


16 brandi August 14, 2009 at 7:42 pm

what a fun day! enjoy the party tonight!


17 Christie @ Quit Your Diet August 14, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Enjoy the cocktail party!


18 Jess August 14, 2009 at 8:25 pm

Aww looks like a great day – I wish I had gotten a ticket for the summit! Have a great time at the cocktail party!


19 kelsey August 14, 2009 at 8:27 pm

wow, that food looks delicious! especially the cupcakes, yum!


20 JB August 14, 2009 at 8:28 pm

eggplant bruschetta sounds so good! and all of the cameras on self-timer is hilarious. i’m obsessed with self-timer, haha! i hope the party tonight is really fun!


21 Bev August 14, 2009 at 9:04 pm

sooo freakin’ cool…. behave yourself


22 Angie August 14, 2009 at 9:13 pm

What a great day!

Small Plates looks absolutely amazing!


23 Kath August 14, 2009 at 9:32 pm

Lindsey ,
I feel pretty lucky myself! I’m not sure if you mean blogging in general or the Summit planning, but everything has just of happened as it happened. I never would have guessed I’d be a pro blogger planning an event like this 2 years ago. But I’m so glad this is how it worked out!




24 Emily August 15, 2009 at 2:20 am

Looks like such a good day – that food sounds super tasty & I’m so happy the glo bars are in the bags! A very nice touch :)


25 Katie August 15, 2009 at 12:22 pm

That room looks so nice! I am so jealous of all this beautiful food you are eating!


26 Anne Marie@Her New Weigh August 17, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Looks like it was an amazing time!


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