Rocking From Moment One

Posted: August 19, 2011 at 8:50 am

Want in on some Love Grown granola action? Stay tuned for the end of this post!

The fun has officially begun!!!! Healthy Living Summit adventures have commenced. And this trip has been rocking from moment one!

My flight got delayed a bit, so I arrived later than I had hoped. My late arrival meant dropping my stuff off at the hotel and then getting my booty down Market Street to meet up with some of the greatest blogging friends.


Because what else would a group of food and healthy lifestyle bloggers do in a new city? EAT!

The crew of us that had arrived Thursday for the conference gathered for a quality meal together at Farmicia – a restaurant with local fare and a variety of options.


Plus, you have to be game for a restaurant that lets you BYOB. Six of us split a bottle of red wine and I loved every last drop. Wine after a day of travel = soothing.


I also still felt pretty full from lunch earlier that afternoon, so I went with a salad for dinner. You know a salad with goat cheese will catch my eye. I didn’t even look at the rest of the menu when I saw a salad with a roasted peach, goat cheese, walnuts, fennel, balsamic dressing, and garden lettuce.


Look at all that goat cheese!!!!

Not too much relaxing went on for our meal. Get eight bloggers together and we will close the place down talking.


Such a great way to start off my Healthy Living Summit fun with Diana, Lisa, Alicia, Heather, Lisa, Courtney, Julie, and Jess!

After dinner, we took a walk in the rain to get back to our hotel…then broke into some suuuppppeeerrrr delicious sugar cookies Courtney brought us. We also stayed up past midnight talking about anything and everything. I have a feeling I will be getting very little sleep this weekend! 😉

Before signing off, I must give a special shout out to Love Grown Foods.


I have the fabulous opportunity to represent such a giving, inspiring company here at the Healthy Living Summit. My relationship with Love Grown was love at first bite and I have only grown to adore the company and its granola more and more as time goes on. I stand behind this group that puts out quality food with such honest, giving, fun-loving, and caring hearts. They truly want to help consumers make a change for the better. Love Grown is all about spreading the love, so that is what I shall do for them while here.

If you’re attending the Healthy Living Summit keep an eye out for a few things:

  • search me out to pick up some coupons and sample granola packs
  • follow me on Twitter for multiple mini-giveaways!

Not attending? No worries!!! We will have some love in the form of a giveaway here on the blog for you too. Coming within the next week! Stay tuned. 😉

What is your favorite thing to do when visiting a new city? I love walking around and I have to try a new local place to eat!

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31 Comments to “Rocking From Moment One”
  1. I feel like the only person on the planet who hasn’t tried Love Grown yet! I love exploring new cities on foot. Have fun this weekend!

  2. One bottle of wine between 6 girls? I’m afraid I may not fit in… I think I would have splurged on another bottle 😉

    Sounds like you are already having a blast! I can’t wait to read about all the fun!

    • Tina says:

      I think I made up for it with Saturday night’s fun! LOL Two beers, a martini, and two glasses of champagne. Good thing it was over like 5+ hours!

  3. I am seriously so jealous! That sounds like so much fun. And your group contains the bloggers that I desperately want to meet someday- you included :). Have a blast today!

  4. Hi 🙂 SO so good to see you again! 🙂

  5. My all time favorite thing is going out to new resturants when I’m in a new town. Sometimes we go on food crawls and get an appetizer at 3 or 4 different places to split so we can experience even more resturants then we normally would be able to.

  6. Khushboo says:

    What a fun group of girls to have dinner with! Glad you’re enjoying yourself!

  7. Kelly says:

    I think cities have a personalitity and I love to walk around see the buildings, the people and get a feel for it! Have fun at HLS!

  8. I almost don’t want to read updates from the HLS because I so wish I could be there. 🙁 It looks like you are having a fabulous time! I love walking around new cities and checking out their cool restaurants and shops.

  9. I love to walk around in a new city to get a feel for it. Philadelphia is a wonderful place. It’s so close to me, I should visit it more often. My mistake. 🙁

  10. Er says:

    I’m with you- anything with goat cheese sounds good to me!

  11. Wow – that looks like a blast! I want to meet other bloggers! Have fun Tina! xoxo from Trinidad

  12. That town has some weird alcohol laws. I remember buying a 6-pack from a bar to take to a restaurant. It blew my mid.

    My favorite things to do in new cities are to go for a run (great way to scope things out) and EAT!

    Have fun!!

  13. Jess says:

    I <3 Philadelphia and I'm glad you arrived safely. And BYOB/W places are awesome, at least then you know that you're going to enjoy your beverage of choice 🙂

  14. I’m seriously depressed that I’m not there…everyone already seems like they’re having such a great time!! Hope you have a blasty 🙂

  15. I ate at Farmicia when I was up in Philly last and loved it!!! So so jealous of you all at HLS!! Have so much fun!!!1

  16. Have fun Tina!!! Can’t wait to hear more about your fun weekend 🙂

  17. You’re in my hometown!! Hope you enjoy it here!

  18. What a great way to spend the first day at the conference.

    You’re doing just what I love doing when I get to a new city: EAT!

  19. Goat cheese + salad = ALWAYS amazing and delish. I cannot wait to read about your fun at HLS! Wish I was there meeting you all and enjoying it with you!!

  20. Crystal says:

    That is my favorite thing to do in new cities also…walking around and finding tasty treats. On a side note, I feel like I am the only person who does not like goat cheese. Have fun!

  21. Brittany says:

    MY favorite thing to do in a new city is just explore everywhere! I love finding cute little shops and restaurants.

  22. I love walking around too and trying all the neat restaurants and scoping out some fro yo places!

    I so wish I was there, it’s so neat to you and all those lovely ladies together. Have fun! 🙂

  23. Hope you have a fab time at the HLS! I’m sad I missed out on meeting you this year. Enjoy!! 🙂

  24. Man, that salad looks incredible!!!!
    Have a fabulous weekend at HLS!

  25. Have fun Tina! From the looks of it, you will have no problem with that!

  26. Yay Love Grown giveaways!! Hurry up, next week!

  27. Tiffany says:

    My favorite thing to do in a new city is definitely EAT. I couldn’t wait to try some authentic New Orleans food on my trip there and some real deep dish pizza during my upcoming trip to Chicago! I just workout a little harder when I know days like that are coming!

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