• Friends With Benefits

    August 20, 2011

    Ahhh! HLS is here—and I can’t believe it’s already half over! (I’m a tad behind on blogging. Sorry about that!)

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    Last night’s festivities started with a blogger pow wow of sorts with the founders of the Health Living Summit. The five of us talk all of the time through email and on Gchat, but it was nice to catch up in person. These ladies are the BEST!


    After our little session, I went out with Kath and Caitlin for a drink before the HLS cocktail party.



    I ordered a glass of wine.

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    We also shared a pistachio-crusted goat cheese platter. Mmm!

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    A short walk later, we arrived at Reading Terminal Market.

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    It was such a cool space for a cocktail party.

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    The food included a great mix of cheese, veggies, flatbread pizzas, and a few passed appetizers, including pretzel-covered chicken, which was really delicious. Doesn’t pretzel just make everything taste better?!

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    I ended up chatting non-stop with new and old friends all night long, so I didn’t snap too many photos.

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    But, I managed to snap this beauty of Anne and Evan! Ha! Love it!

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    I love blog friends! More to come!

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    { 37 comments… read them below or add one }

    Kelsey @ My Search of Summer August 20, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    It looks like you are all having so much fun!


    Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well. August 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    It looks like so much!!! I’m hoping next year I can be there to meet you all!


    Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique August 20, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Looks like such a fun time! I love seeing all of the different bloggers with your different views of the weekend. I hope to go next year. 🙂


    Tina August 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    @Shari @ Chicago Cuisine Critique: Aren’t all of the different recaps fun to see? You should def come to HLS next year! 🙂


    Ashley@MyFoodNFitnessDiaries August 20, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I love hearing updates on how it’s all going. Sounds like you’re all really enjoying yourselves with lots of yummy eats! Can’t wait to hear more.


    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 20, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Oh wow! It looks SO fun. I bet the food is all delicious too 🙂

    Enjoy it–can’t wait to hear re-caps of the sessions!!


    Wendy August 20, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I love your little blue dress! Where’d you get it?


    Tina August 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    @Wendy: JCrew!


    katie @ KatieDid August 20, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    that dress looks stunning on you, a really fun color! It looks like such a blast 🙂


    Tina August 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    @katie @ KatieDid: Thank you! 🙂


    Amy @ ahealthyandhappyheart August 20, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    awesome! everyone looks like they are having a blast!


    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 20, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Love these pictures! ahah blog friends. Have fun 🙂


    Khushboo August 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Love the shade of your dress- looks gorgeous on you!


    Tina August 20, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    @Khushboo: Thank you! 🙂


    lynn @ the actor's diet August 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    love your baby blue dress!


    Ellie@fitforthesoul August 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    I was also going to say that your dress is really pretty and you look great in it! Bright colors look awesome on you. 😀


    Tina August 20, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled August 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Pretzel with anything is awesome! But coating chicken in it? Yum!

    Looks like everyone is having a great time in Philly! Can’t wait to join in on the shenanigans next year.


    kristen, sweetly August 20, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Reading Terminal Market looks so fun!!! Gosh, twenty minutes from Philly and I have never been. I should do the tourist thing sometime soon. :p

    Enjoy the rest of the summit. I can’t wait to meet other bloggers at one soon!


    The Teenage Taste August 20, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    HLS looks like SO much fun! Can’t wait to see what else there is in store for you! 🙂


    Jennifer August 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Love the color of your dress! It goes so well with your dark hair!

    Looks like the summit is a blast! I’d love to attend next year 🙂


    Cait @ Beyond Bananas August 20, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    So fun! Next year I must find a way to be there!!


    Caroline August 20, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I have that dress too, but it looks way better on you! Something about the pockets bothers me when I wear it 🙂


    Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Everyone looks awesome!!

    The dresses…but most of all, the hair! All of you have great hair. And yours has gotten so long…LOVE IT! 🙂


    Ali @ Ali Runs August 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    The HLS cocktail party looked like such a success! I love your dress 🙂


    Brittany August 20, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Could you be any more gorgeous?! Really now. I think that shade of blue is your color!


    lisa @ early morning run August 20, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Looks like things are off to a great start! Can’t wait to read more!


    Becky @ cityrunnergirl August 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    This event looks so amazing. I want to go next year! More pics please!


    Alaina August 20, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Looking great!!

    Its decided right now, I’m going to HLS next year. Save me a seat. 😛


    Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    That venue looks beautiful! Sounds like such a good time!


    jassy August 20, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    just curious…where is the next HLS? 🙂


    Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine August 20, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I agree with above commenters–that dress is really lovely on you, Tina 🙂

    Also, that picture of Anne and Evan is absolutely hilarious!

    Bloggers at their finest, for sure.


    Hannah August 21, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Pistachio crusted goats cheese, oh my!


    Sophie @ threetimesf August 21, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Looks like such a cool party – have a great weekend 🙂


    Allison August 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    HLS looks like a blast!


    Evan Thomas August 22, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I do really love that picture of me and Anne.


    Tina August 22, 2011 at 10:55 am

    @Evan Thomas: It rules!


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