• HLS Cocktail Party

    August 14, 2010

    OpenSky threw a rockin’ party tonight! :mrgreen:

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    The HLS cocktail party was held at the Lasalle Power Company, a funky tri-level venue in the River North area of Chicago. It was a really cool space! :-D

    While Kath and I welcomed HLS-ers at the front table, we shared a dirty vodka martini. We got the night started off right! ;-)

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    I had a blast meeting other bloggers, Twitter friends, and Carrots ‘N’ Cake readers in person tonight. The blog community is really amazing. I can’t wait to meet the rest of the HLS attendees tomorrow! :-D

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    Usually, at events like this, I take tons and tons of food photos, but very few of people. But, not tonight!! I was snap happy! ;-)

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    I ended up getting so wrapped up in conversation, I barely had time to eat, which is so not like me. Food is typically a priority for me, but I had such an awesome time meeting new people and talking the night away, I almost missed out on dinner!

    Right before the food was packed up for the night, I made myself a plate with a turkey burger slider, a veggie quesadilla, and some pita chips with spinach artichoke dip on them.

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    Hitting the hay! BIG day tomorrow!!

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    { 35 comments… read them below or add one }

    Hannah August 14, 2010 at 12:25 am

    So many lovely smiley happy people! Hooray to you for remembering people photos – you’ll definitely enjoy having those to look back at when the summit is over ;)

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    kathleen August 14, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Looks like you are all having fun. Jealous! maybe someday! :)

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    Nicole - yuppie yogini August 14, 2010 at 1:12 am

    I’m amazed by you pictures! That green dress looks outstanding!

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    Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 14, 2010 at 1:44 am

    What a great cocktail party! Looks like everyone was have a fun time. Love that color green on you:)

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    Arlene @ Adventures in Weight Loss August 14, 2010 at 2:42 am

    I, too, wanted to tell you I love that dress. The food looks tasty, too.

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    Wei-Wei August 14, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Wow, so many people! You all look like you’re having so much fun :D I love that green colour on you. Looks great with your hair ;)

    Wei-Wei

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    Karen @ Not Just Celery August 14, 2010 at 6:19 am

    Love your dress, that color is gorgeous!

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    jassy August 14, 2010 at 7:21 am

    lots of empowered women! :)

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    Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) August 14, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Looks like a great party with lots of awesome bloggers!

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 14, 2010 at 7:53 am

    So many awesome bloggers…that must have been such a fun night of gabbing and food. :D

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite August 14, 2010 at 7:55 am

    What a fun night! Can’t wait to read about today

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    Tina August 14, 2010 at 8:13 am

    I’m glad you got pictures of people too. It’s fun to see everyone dressed up and having a good time. :)

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    Bev August 14, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Love the pictures. Where did you get that killer dress ?

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    Katie August 14, 2010 at 8:36 am

    Love the pictures! I recognize some of the bloggers too! The blogging community is amazing, so glad to be part of it : )

    U looked so pretty in the green dress ! Hope you got sleep!

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    Heather August 14, 2010 at 9:06 am

    haha I have so been there. been so wrapped up in chatting at a party I forget to eat! everything looks great!

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    Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) August 14, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Sounds like a great night! Lots of fun people and good food!

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    Emilyeatsclean August 14, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I am awful about remember to take pictures of people that I am with! You got lots of cute pics!

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ August 14, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Must be so fun meeting all those nice ladies with similar interests and lots of fun things to talk about.

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    holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 14, 2010 at 9:21 am

    Tina I love your green dress!

    That party looks like so much fun. How neat to meet CNC readers and other bloggers! I hope you got a good nights sleep!

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    tanyas daily August 14, 2010 at 9:44 am

    what a big turn out

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 14, 2010 at 10:10 am

    LOVE your dress!!!

    Looks like you had a good time :-D

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    Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) August 14, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Beautiful dress! It looks amazing on you!

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    Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 14, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I love your dress! It’s fun to see everyone dressed up :)

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    Courtney (Delightful Devours) August 14, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Everyone looks so pretty! I love all of the dresses!

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    Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 14, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Everyone looks so lovely! :)

    Jenn

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    Amber K August 14, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    What a blast!!!! You all look like you’re having so much fun. =)

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    Clearly Composed August 14, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Enjoy every minute!! :)

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    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 14, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I always forget to take pictures of people at events/parties too and I always regret it! That’s good you remembered this time. :)

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    Lynn (The Actors Diet) August 14, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    whenever i’m hosting/the center of a big event i rarely eat, which is very rare for me as well. but the excitement and adrenaline often makes it so that i have no appetite or time! have fun today!

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    Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) August 14, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    What a beautiful group!

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    chau chu August 14, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    have to say love the green dress. where did it come from? Such a beautiful color high waistline

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    CaSaundra August 14, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Looooved the cocktail party–it was so fun getting to meet you–love the pic of us :-)

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    Barbara August 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    I think I’m going to be the 33 person to comment- but I LOVE THAT GREEN COLOR! Amazing! Your hair looks fantastic! Glad you got ‘people’ pictures! Those make memories! It’s not like you’re going to be old, and flipping through albums full of cheese/cracker etc close ups and feel nostalgic! (unless it was really good cheese!!! lol)
    Barbara

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    mbt sheos August 16, 2010 at 4:18 am

    pretty

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    Tina August 16, 2010 at 9:25 am

    My green dress is from Banana Republic.

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