Katie and I could have rushed from DC to Philly, but after our 7 hour drive yesterday, we decided to take our time a bit.
First things first, we had to spend some QT with Amber’s adorable cat, Tassie. Love!
And then we headed out for coffee and breakfast. We walked through a gorgeous area of Georgetown. There were flowers everywhere!
We hit up Baked and Wired.
The inside was super cute and filled with delicious baked goodness. Cupcakes galore.
“Hippie Crack” (granola)
The quiche caught my attention. I ordered the spinach feta. Nom!
Katie and Amber
Beautiful latte! It tasted just as good as it looked. (large vanilla latte)
Quick and a latte made for a great leisurely breakfast.
This wall of notes caught my attention.
I had to leave an Operation Beautiful note.
After our late breakfast, we decided to hit the road for Philly. We were pretty intent on getting there, so we pit stopped and had a mini picnic in lieu of lunch. (plus we had lots of my homemade goodies to snack on)
We made it to Philly around 4pm with just enough time to check in, grab our swag bags, paint my nails (coral on my toes and hot-hot pink on my fingers), and get ready for the HLS cocktail party.
The cocktail party was at the Reading Terminal.
There were lots of eats – pretzel crusted chicken.
Philly cheesesteak empanada.
And there were bloggers galore!
Gabriela, moi, Brittany, Julie, Courtney, Tanya
Stephanie and me
Me & Annelies
And I couldn’t leave without hitting up the photo booth.
Or finding my photo on the blogger photo board.
Me and Freya (my food sharing buddy from the last HLS)
And me and Tina.
I had SO much fun meeting so many new bloggers and seeing so many familiar faces!
I think our long road trip is catching up with me, so I’m off to bed. Catch you from the HLS main day tomorrow! G’night!
16 thoughts on “DC Coffee & HLS Cocktail Party”
nice photos 🙂 you rented a market for the cockail party? unique 🙂
Omggg baked and wired! I really want to check that out!!!
It is SO good. Dooo ittttt! 😉
I have had a blast getting to know you, and thanks for the dough balls!
You, too, girlie! Let me know next time you pass through town! Hope you liked the dough balls! 🙂
Diana- it was so fun catching up with you at the cocktail party. I look forward to keeping in touch!
You, too, sweetie! Will I see you at Foodbuzz? 🙂
Indeed you will! We are thinking a walk or something fun and active might be in order for that weekend. Excited to see you again in a few months Diana. 🙂
What a fun road trip to Philly. Now I want some Hippie Crack!
It was great catching up with you on Friday night! If it’s okay, I am going to use the group shot photo you took at the cocktail party. 🙂
Lol! You, too! Are you going to Foodbuzz again this year?
Looks lik e a great time! Hopefully I can go in years to come
Baked & Wired is a few blocks from my office and my FAV bakery! So cute! Glad that you got to check it out 🙂
You’re a lucky girl to have that deliciousness so close! 🙂