Healthworks Blogger Bash!

Last night I attended the Healthworks Blogger Bash and it was awesome! I had such a great time mixing and mingling with all the fabulous women in attendance (there were about twenty of us.) Since I’m a relatively new blogger to the scene it was great to ask questions and get some answers from the more experienced bloggoddesses (just made that word up woopwoop.)

We started with a spin class at Healthworks Back Bay (I was so late! but snuck in a pretty decent workout for those 25 minutes!) The instructor Eden Kessler was amazing, she played such good music. I wanted to hop off the bike and dance. After the class we showered and got ready in the beautiful locker rooms (I had some Vita Coco coconut water as well – very refreshing.) We met back in the lobby once everyone was beautified and headed to the T. All twenty bloggers plus the wonderful Healthworks ladies – Hannah and Judith – hopped on the T with all our swag. I felt like a kid again on a school field trip! :) The only thing we were missing were those leash things to hold everyone together!

Healthworks YOU ARE THE BOMB.COM!

Blogger bunch making our way to Alibi...

Next stop was Alibi in the Liberty Hotel – which was once the Charles Street Jail. I had never been before so I was very excited! I’ve heard great things about Alibi and I must say, they are all true. The decor is fun, playing on the jail theme – celebrity mug shots line the walls which is really funny. There is an awesome outdoor patio – which was packed (so obviously the place is good!), the couches are comfy, the lighting is perfect, the food provided for us from Scampo = SO delicious.

The Liberty Hotel

Such a glam mug shot

Bloggers mingling

Introductions :)

We were provided with amazing cocktails (thanks to Ripe drink mixers and Double Cross Vodka!) They were perfection- I started off with the strawberry Tom Collins drink they had going on (including some basil in there which was such a pleasant surprise – probably going to be my new summer drink) and then I moved on to a Bloody Mary (nice little kick to it) and even had a shrimp and a (green – my fave) olive on top. YUM!

Strawberry deliciousness

I heart Bloody Mary's

Some food pictures… (Coincidentally I am starving right now and these pics arent helping!) -

I think I had dreams about this last night...

It was so great to meet a whole new group of people! All the bloggers were there – Meghan, Chelsee, Leslie, Jean, Julie, Alicia, Elina, Tina, the Healthworks bloggers, and a bunch of other fabulous ladies. Nice to chat with everyone!

When I got home I was blown away by the wonderful swag bags we received – can’t thank Hannah, Judith and all of Healthworks enough! So generous. :)

Siggi's bag!

Swag!

We got popchips, Mad Hectic Oatmeal, Healthworks hat, Luna bars, Eversave.com gift cards, City Sports Boston t-shirt, NUX sportsbra, 50-minute massage at Healthworks, Siggis coupons, a gift card to SkinHealth Centers for a spray tan, complimentary cut and color from Rock, Paper, Scissors hair salon on Newbury Street, a free task from Task Rabbit, and MORE. Like seriously, outrageously good swag! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Healthworks is also giving the daily craic readers a free trial! Get your 3-day pass here!

The blogger bash was such a success and I am so happy I got to be apart of it! I love hanging out with other smart, interesting ladies (cause obviously I’m smart and interesting too – toot toot – that’s me tooting my own horn.)

OK I’m out – have a great weekend! HAPPY FRIDAY!

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Peace and quiet

I’m in the house by myself. I’m currently sitting in my room in peace and quiet. It’s honestly a miracle after the past few days I have had. I’ve been going non-stop and let me tell you – it is draining. Do you ever feel like all the energy is just sucked right out of you? Or that there aren’t enough hours in the day? Ugh, why can’t I be a superhero? They can do everything…

Anyway, I am SO SORRY for not posting yesterday and all of today! I’m not following the rules of ‘no excuses, blog like a champion.’ I’m ashamed of myself and will strive to be a better blogger everyday. Especially for you Jean!

So tonight I helped judge the science fair at Meg’s school (Bellesini Academy in Lawrence, all boys grades 5-8.) At first I felt stupid, ‘Wait what is the variable? The thing that stays the same or the thing that changes?’ ‘And the control is the opposite, right?’ Ugh, I was never good at science.

I learned a thing or two which was nice. The judging part was hard, they all did a nice job so I was throwing 5’s out left and right (scale of 1-5, 5 being the highest score.) I didn’t want the people tallying up the points to think my scoring was fishy, so I threw in a few 4’s and one or two 3’s – it was stressful. Oh, I also think it’s worth mentioning that the boys at Meg’s school all think Meg and I are twins – mainly because we’re white, tall and have blond hair. They get a reeeal kick out of saying ‘Miss Mescall ‘and having both of us turn around to respond. Oh adolescent boys!

Apparently today was National Beer Day. You have 2 hours left – go grab yourself a cold one!

http://mysecretboston.com/events/national-beer-day

Groupon of the day – hurry! -$25 for $50 worth of food + drinks at the Ashmont Grill

*Side deal, $8 for 2 tickets to The Comedy Studio

http://www.groupon.com/boston

The Save of the day – hurry! – $35 for a $75 haircut at The Salon at 10 Newbury Street

*5% of proceeds go toward Wigs for Well-Being!

http://www.eversave.com/boston

Coupme deal – $30 for a photography sitting ($285 value!)

http://www.coupme.com/

From Boston Restaurant Talk – 5 restaurants with outdoor dining on the water for the beautiful, summer like weather we had today (I’m sorry, but I just don’t think it’s OK for it to reach 90 degrees in Boston in April. Anybody with me here?)

http://www.bostonrestaurants.blogspot.com/2010/03/five-boston-restaurants-with-outdoor.html

The Russell House Tavern opens in Harvard Square tomorrow. They are now taking reservations (617) 500-3055

http://russellhouse.wordpress.com/

Round 1 Celtics playoff tickets are now available -

http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/805903?camefrom=CFC_NBACELTICS_BEAT&brand=celtics

Here are the ‘Beats by Dre’ Red Sox headphones I blogged about the other day -

http://www.thrillist.com/links/122054

Are you an old Italian man trapped inside a young 20somethings body? This might be just for you -

http://www.thrillist.com/links/122055

Wanna win a trip to the Valentin Imperial Maya Resort? I do! Tweet and you could win. Details here -

http://www.gadling.com/2010/04/06/tweet-and-win-with-the-valentin-imperial-maya-resort/

Pre-order the new Jack Johnson album, ‘To the Sea’ now!

http://bit.ly/tothesea

Daily Candy makes curling your hair look easy -

http://www.dailycandy.com/all-cities/video/82091/Teach-Your-Old-Do-New-Tricks?refcd=email:435623:11

More tickets WILL be available tomorrow for the Boston Bacon and Beer fest!

http://wheretoeat.in/boston/baconandbeer/

This Saturday, April 10th, the Phantom Gourmet Wine and Food Phest is coming to the Bayside Expo Center in Dorchester from 3:00 – 8:00 pm – tickets are $30 in advance.

http://wine.phantomgourmet.com/Home.aspx

Fashionably Late at the Liberty Hotel is tomorrow from 8:00 pm – 2:00 am. This event will benefit Ray Allen’s Ray of Hope Foundation as well as the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Interested in fashion + music for a good cause? RSVP to Fashion@LibertyHotel.com. More info – http://twitpic.com/1coi5b

Are you a blogger in New York? This could be a perfect job for you! Check it out -

http://ow.ly/1vQop

Well, I’m pooped! Time for bed. Goodnight! :)

PS – I hope you caught the cast of Glee on Oprah today! I DVRed it so will have to watch it within the next few days!