• Girls’ Weekend Kick-Off

    January 28, 2012

    Hi, guys!

    Say hello to my special visitor: Anne!! I picked her up from the airport yesterday afternoon and, of course, we needed to make at stop at Marylou’s for delicious, dessert-like iced coffees. I got Anne hooked on Marylou’s the last time she visited me.

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    Before we hit up Marylou’s, Anne and I headed to Whole Foods for lunch. It was way past both of our lunchtimes, so we were starving! On the menu: salad + hot bar + club soda.

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    After lunch and a quick pit stop at Marylou’s, we hit the road to drive down to Mohegan Sun to meet Theodora and Ashley for the weekend. Our friends at Mohegan invited us to enjoy complimentary hotel stay and tickets to their Sun Winefest. Hello, girls’ weekend! Naturally, it started with champagne.

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    For dinner, the four of us headed to BALLO for dinner. I loved it so much the last time I dined there, I wanted to take the my friends to see what its awesomeness was all about.

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    To start, we ordered a bottle of Pio Cesare Arneis, which was the same bottle of wine that Mal and I liked so much when we dined at BALLO.

    The four of us also shared a bunch of dishes: meatballs.

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    Fried artichokes.

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    OMG, love these!

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    And a sausage pizza.

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    I was so hungry, everything tasted especially amazing last night.

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    More adventures to come! Stay tuned!

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    { 26 comments… read them below or add one }

    Lexi @ Cura Personalis Foodie January 28, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Both restaurant and food look amazing! I would love a comp’d girls weekend right now! Hahah


    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 28, 2012 at 11:56 am

    how fun!! i always love a great girls’ weekend with great eats, drinks, and lots of laughs! have a great time!


    Jolynn January 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Looks like so much fun! Have a great weekend!


    Lindsay @ Running the Windy City January 28, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    I’ll be in Boston in April and after reading your blog for some time, I KNOW I’m going to have to make a stop at Marylou’s!


    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake January 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I love how pink Marylou’s is! :-)


    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 28, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    How fun!! Looks great :)


    Mallory @ Have Your Cake and Eat It January 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    ahh that pizza looks to die for. jealous!


    Angela @ Happy Fit Mama January 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Girl’s weekend, iced coffee, brussels sprouts, pizza, wine…sounds like my kind of fun!


    Katie @ Peace Love & Oats January 28, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    ahhh those brussel sprouts look so good, as do the meatballs and artichokes! Haha I was CRAVING meatballs yesterday, so I bought some chicken meatballs today!


    Maureen January 28, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I absolutely LOVE how everyone is taking pictures of the food! Bloggers rule! lol


    Jennifer L January 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    My stomach actually growled while reading/looking at this post! Those are some awesome champagne flutes, and you should steal them.


    Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife January 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Mmmmm this is making me hungry….LUNCHtime :)


    Alaina January 28, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    That dinner looks great! Um, how do I become “friends” with Mohegan Sun? Haha! :-)


    Sarah January 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    LOVE Arneis! Arneis is a grape Grown primarily in Piedmont, Italy that was at one point almost extinct. It isn’t easy to find, but as you have found, it is really a lovely wine!


    Anne Weber-Falk January 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Did you know you are wearing the same top for both of your visits? Funny coincidence. I like those colors on you. It looks like a lovely place. I think we’ll have to consider this for next year. We’re celebrating our 25th anniversary.


    emEmma Lutz January 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Tina where is the lovely top from in the last pic you are wearing? Love it:-)


    Tina January 29, 2012 at 9:08 pm



    Taryn January 28, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    mohegan!! you’re in my neighborhood! enjoy the weekend, Mohegan is the best casino CT has to offer :) also, i especially agree with your liking of ballo! i ate there near thanksgiving and had the caprese sandwich…simple but absolutely delicious!


    Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin January 28, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Nothing says girls weekend like wine and pizza. 😀 Have fun!


    Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops January 28, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I LOVE Marylou’s coffee! Wish I could teleport across the country and get one :)


    CJ @ http://healthy-happy-whole.com/ January 28, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    that sound so fun! have an AMAZING weekend!!!


    Khushboo January 28, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Looks like your weekend is off to a great start!


    Cait's Plate January 29, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Oh wow that dinner looks incredible. I’ve never been to Mohegan Sun despite having lived in CT my entire life! Glad to know the food there is up to snuff! 😉


    joan January 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    That sausage pizza looks so good!!
    Have tons of fun!


    Nicole @ Giraffelegs January 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Mhmm I have been craving good pizza for foreverrrr.



    TiffanyS January 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Mmmm, I just made roasted brussell sprouts for the first time tonight! Those one’s look amazing. Did they have chopped up tomatoes mixed in too?


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