Healthworks Blogger Bash

Mastermind Weekend 1/16

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Healthworks really knows how to throw a party! :mrgreen:

Last night, along with 19 other bloggers, I was invited to Healthworks’ first ever Blogger Bash at their Back Bay location. When I arrived, I changed into my workout gear and then enjoyed a light snack of virgin RIPE cocktails and Pop Chips. I ended up drinking some coconut water too.

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We also got hooked-up with the most amazing swag bags!! Inside was a City Sport t-shirt, sports bra, Healthworks hat, 50-minute massage, free haircut, spray tan, Mad Hectic oatmeal, Siggi’s coupons,Luna bars, a gift certificate for a Zyrra bra, and TONS of coupons. Totally awesome.

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Then it was time for spin class!

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Spin class kicked my butt! Within 10 minutes, it knew it was going to be a tough ride. I haven’t taken a spin class in probably a good year or so– I always found them sort of boring, but this class was great. Eden, the instructor, had us up and down and sprinting non-stop for 45 minutes. There wasn’t a single lull in the class. I actually think I might start incorporating spin into my usual workout routine. It’s a tough workout and it doesn’t hurt my hip at all.

After class, we showered and prettied ourselves for a night out on the town. I snacked on a bag of BBQ-flavored Pop Chips while we waited for the whole group to get ready. Pop Chips = crack.

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Bloggers ready for a night out on the town! 😀

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Then, we departed via T for Alibi at the Liberty Hotel.

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It was an adventure: 20 bloggers + gym bags + swag bags.

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We took up a lot of space on the T. Quite the scene! 😉

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A short while later, we arrived at the Liberty Hotel. I had never been, so I was excited! 😀

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Alibi Bar and Lounge is a the loungy space inside Boston’s Liberty Hotel, once the Charles Street Jail. Alibi plays up its former life, with floors that have the original markings where the cells used to be, and solid brick walls that alternate with prison bars.

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Alibi is a really funky space.

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Hi, Paris!

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For dinner, we enjoyed a spread of pizzas, salads, and appetizers from Scampo in the hotel. All of it was delicious. I had two pieces of the classic tomato, mozzarella & basil pizza. The tomatoes reminded me of summer! 😀

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RIPE and Double Cross Vodka supplied the cocktails for the evening. I’m a HUGE fan of the RIPE Bloody Mary mix (as seen here), so I went with one of those to start. Check out the garnish! Pretty fancy, huh? I loved it!

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I also had a few bites of citrusy tuna tartare.

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My second (and third) drink of the evening was a strawberry-basil cocktail made with RIPE sour mix. It was fantastic! I want this recipe!

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A little while later, I ate another piece of pizza: bufala ricotta, fontina & smashed green asparagus. Also, delicious.

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My third drink of the evening was another strawberry-basil cocktail, but I only drank about 2/3 of it. I was pretty drunk at that point in the evening. 😳 I’m such a lightweight now-a-days!

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I always seem to forget to take blogger photos at these events, but I managed to snap a few before heading out the door. You might recognize some of these ladies! 😉

Ali!

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Emily, Melissa, Ali, and me!

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Leslie! She’s in town from Philly. It was so great to meet her! 😀

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Leslie + Ali.

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I’m off to Body Pump! Be back later for a breakfast post with some fun updates!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!! :mrgreen:

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59 Comments

  1. Looks so fun! Bummed that I missed it. I love spinning too- I think the key is a good instructor- I’ve had some boring classes but usually I like it. I actually haven’t been in awhile so I might have to go asap.
    Lets have a blogger meet up soon!

  2. Strawberry Basil cocktail sounds amazing! I had Japanese food last night and they served it with plum wine, which I hadn’t tried before, and it was delish… here’s to new drinking discoveries (always in moderation, of course 😉 )! Jx

  3. Looks like a great evening! I love that they had a spin class. I only recently found out what spin was, and it looks really interesting… I thought that it was something so special and revolutionary (I was visualising a spinning Bosu ball of some sort that you stand on and run on to keep spinning… my imagination runs a little wild sometimes) but I guess good ole biking is good too! 😀

    Wei-Wei

  4. aww you always look so pretty in all your pictures! i was just wondering how you feel about tanning beds? you always look tan in your pictures, but never too much. and im assuming sonce you live in Boston its probably not a natural tan yet lol. just wondering 🙂

  5. what a great night it sounds like you had!! that cocktail looks amazing. when i studied abroad, there was a tiny cocktail and tapas bar that served strawberry basil drinks. i always wanted to recipe, but i never got it. if you find this one, please let me know!!

  6. I LOVE the horseshoe necklace and would love to buy it – does your friend have an email address where I can contact her to purchase it?

  7. Wow!! You are quick 🙂 Loved that you have the pictures up already. It was great finally meeting you in person, and if you do find out the Strawberry recipe, you must share!! That was my favorite cocktail too

  8. This looks like so much fun!! I bet you all had an absolute blast. And nothing better than a bag full of FREE goodies!!! 🙂

  9. Yay Alibi is fun – the last time I went we saw Kid Rock! And I fully support spinning – but it all depends on the instructor. I’ve lucked out with mine!

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