Dogs, Drinks, and A book ReviewPosted: July 13, 2012
yesterday afternoon my mom, me, my moms friend Ann-Marie, and my friend Molly went to happy hour at Wellesley College
but not just any happy hour..a canines and cocktails happy hour
they have the happy hour during the summer so you can bring you dogs and enjoy a nice drink outside on the patio. We got there on the early side, but once we were there for an hour tons of people and their furry companions came
it was funny because everyone seemed to know everyone and all their dogs names..we agreed that we weren’t going to go around introducing ourselves to the other dog crazies but it was funny to watch everyone else interacting
they had dog treats out for the pups!
my mom and I agreed that we would try to go back more this summer! i mean why not its a gorgeous place to sit out and enjoy a drink!
it was just my mom and I for dinner so we decided to treat ourselves and go out to our favorite spot
if you’ve been reading my blog for a little while now you know that I LOVE it there and we try to go as much as possible
we sat at a table outside and ordered some of the best sangria i’ve ever had
it was a sangria made with rose wine and sake..SO good. I had this glass X 2 🙂
I didn’t snap a picture of any of the appetizers we ordered but we got our usual selection: tuna poke, edamame, goat cheese and mushroom rangoon, and sweet potato taro fries
but then we decided to look at the dessert menu..
and then this happened
OH. MY. literally no words
but here’s the description from the menu
Sesame Macadamia Caramel Nut Tart – 12
Toasted Coconut Ice Cream
Housemade Hot Fudge and Goslings Rum Caramel Bananas
this was the best splurge ever. SO FREAKING GOOD BAHHH. good thing they keep the portions small at blue ginger 🙂
now onto the book I read in the past 2 days
i read the whole book in 2 days and I loved it
Caitlin Boyle blogs over at Healthy Tipping Point and I’ve been reading her blog for so long that i decided to finally order her book
the book is all about learning to find your own healthy tipping point and includes various success stories from people all over the country
the book teaches you the basics about clean eating and the importance of exercise which even though I would like to consider myself knowledgeable on the two I found that i still learned a lot from the book
What i liked most about the book is Caitlin’s emphasis on not having an all or nothing mentality when it comes to healthy living. There is no quick fix to weight loss, its all about fueling your body with healthy foods, but also indulging in treats frequently so you don’t ever feel like your depriving yourself
I love how she puts emphasis on not focusing on the number on the scale, but rather HOW you feel, how your clothes fit, and what empowers you to feel healthy and happy
I would definitely suggest reading this book if you haven’t yet, it is a quick, knowledgeable read, and it is very inspiring to read other success stories and learn from her tips on how she reached her healthy tipping point
on that note, I hope everyone has a great weekend!