Girls’ Weekend Kick-Off

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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I'm Tina

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.


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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!



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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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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