Today I'm celebrating friendship!
Over the weekend, I spent four fantastically fabulous fun-filled days with Katie. (She snuck the sweet card above into my kitchen cupboard, next to two of our mutual loves: peanut flour and seaweed snacks, before we headed to the airport yesterday morning. Sneaky, sneaky!)
Even though we met through blogging, two minutes into our first face-to-face conversation, we realized that we aren't just "blends" (blog + friend = blend...not my term! slightly tacky, but let's roll with it, k?!), but real, soulful FRIENDS.
Over the weekend, we bonded big time. :-)
Getting our groove on at District.
We also hit up Lululemon!
Katie went to town...And then her love for all things Lulu rubbed off on me. I caved and bought my very first piece of Lulu gear:
The Define jacket! I know I'm going to be living in this.
We also bonded by...
(duh! we're food-lovers!)
Thursday night we ate dinner with Lauren at Dirty Martini.
Eating here was actually a desperation move. We'd been waiting in line at the Pinkberry grand opening for nearly and hour, and just couldn't wait any longer. A teaspoon-sized sample was definitely not enough to quell hunger pangs!
Dirty Martini was literally right next door.
Everything on the small plate menu sounded delicious. Katie and I both ordered the grilled chicken skewers.
Lauren ordered the seared ahi.
We were all slightly dissappointed with the serving size of our dinners. We shoveled down the $15 dollar three-bite meal appetizers in about two minutes. Our stomachs were still grumbling, so we ordered side salads, which went unpictured.
I think the lesson learned that evening is this:
A) Bring snacks to Pinkberry store grand openings. You'll likely have to wait 3 hours and may become hangry.
Friday night we ate at Spices in Cleveland Park.
The food was good...
Several of Katie's friends joined us.
Christine, a fellow blogger, also came, however somehow I managed to leave without her picture! :-( I guess that means we need to get together for dinner again soon, Christine!
The next day, Katie and I finally got our Pinkberry fix!
I'll take one of every flavor, thankyouverymuch. :-)
Every bite was blissful.
I warned the employees that I'd be moving in this summer. In fact, I'm returning today, and plan on becoming an official Pinkberry groupie.
I'll definitely miss my Pinkberry partner in crime, though!
(sidenote: I love Katie's nail polish color! It's French Affair by Essie. I'm going hunting for it today.)
Katie is truly a beautiful person, inside and out! I feel so fortunate to call her my FRIEND, and am looking forward to many fun, crazy adventures with her in the near future!
"Turns out not where but who you're with that really matters."
"Best of What's Around" Dave Matthews Band