Aaahhh….I had such a FABULOUS weekend! It was perfect. I was able to see so many people that I love, including cousins that I hadn’t seen in 10+ years! I helped my best friend to pick out her BEAUTIFUL wedding dress after staying up way too late the night before with her sharing a bottle of wine and catching up. I shopped ’till I dropped with my Momma and found some great new workout clothes and fantastic deals at the outlets. I talked about photography with my daddy and picked up some new tips for the blog (along with a new lens for my birthday coming up!!!). All-in-all it was a lovely, busy, emotionally fulfilling weekend in Florida…and the weather was perfect too! 🙂
A few foodie highlights from the weekend (or, the only food pictures I managed to take…).
A cappuccino made by my daddy…
Along with waffles made by my daddy…
Served with fresh Florida berries…
Vietnamese Pho with my Momma…
I LOVE Pho. Love it. We have no Pho in Charlottesville, a fact that I have never understood. We have such fabulous restaurants and so much ethnic diversity in those restaurants that I just can’t understand why Pho has been overlooked. Its so fresh, healthy and fabulous…I was in heaven.
A few other restaurant highlights:
For lunch on Friday, before my Momma and I shopped like crazy (we needed fuel!!!) we stopped at Sweet Tomatoes. I loaded up with a big salad, a bowl of golden yam soup (delicious!!!) and a bowl of frozen yogurt. So tasty…I wish we had them in Virginia!
I had a great meal at Milliken’s Reef in Cape Canaveral with my best friend and her fiance, where I tried conch for the first time and decided I’m not a huge fan. Its just a little too chewy for me. I also had lobster bisque, which was fabulous, and a lemon drop martini…!
For all you Orlando bloggers and readers out there, we had breakfast before dress shopping on Saturday at a restaurant called First Watch. Apparently there are several of them around the city. They had a great healthy section on the menu, and I chose the Tri-Athlete Omelet which was fabulous. Egg whites with lots of veggies inside, no cheese, fresh fruit and an english muffin on the side. I highly recommend this restaurant to all of you Central Floridians.
We had Moe’s after dress shopping, always a delicious option! I miss Moe’s so much, we don’t have one near us. 😦
Look at the great loot I got while shopping with my momma!
LOTS of new workout clothes…I’m pretty excited about them. I found a brand of yoga clothes at TJ Maxx that I hadn’t heard of before, Kyodan. Ladies…this is some seriously comfortable, flattering and CUTE yoga gear! I’m not typically the matchy-matchy workout gear girl, but I think that this stuff is subtle enough to not be obnoxious. I’m really excited to try some of it out tonight at my class! I also picked up a couple of my favorite Champion sports bras and a cute new pair of running shorts. Exciting!
Alrighty, I’ll be back with a regular post tonight. I’ve missed you guys!!!