I feel SO much better this morning…..I finally got some SLEEP! 7 1/2 hours of sleep, exactly, and it made all the difference in the world.
Somehow the night started off like this:
And ended like this:
And you know the sad thing? We got in bed at 9:30. We were SO tired!
To back up a little bit, the BlogHer Cocktail Party was as picturesque as can be, on top of the terrace at the St. Regis.
Kath and I immediately took advantage of the open bar and got COSMOS!
I drank mine and half of Kath’s because she decided she would rather be a true southerner and get bourbon (gross!). Here’s what I thought of her drink:
There was food but it was more like VERY light appetizers…..we didn’t want to spend any more money by going to dinner though, so we just grabbed whatever we could and made the best of it.
Spicy butternut squash bisque (I had two of these):
mini french onion sliders (had two of these also):
Braised beef with mushrooms:
TOMATO SOUP CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING! (I had three of these!!!):
These were totally the hit of the evening……I swear, they tasted just like mini spice cakes….SO delicious!
After the cocktail party, we hightailed it to ANOTHER after party so we could be among the first 150 in the door to get the free gift! And let me tell you, it was soooo worth it. Check out the GIFT!
This bag is stuffed FULL of absolutely amazing kitchen stuff…….great knives, kitchen timers, spatulas, dishclothes…heck, even a meat tenderizer. This couldn’t have worked out any better since I’m moving and don’t have anything for my new place! We were giddy with excitement!
And then we crashed at 9:30. Awesome. The hotel we are staying at is really cute but they were sold out of rooms with two beds so the three of us had to make do….poor Tina got the floor!
And then we were all up at 5:15! Our bodies are still on east coast time and Tina had to get to the airport ridiculously early. So, Kath and I made coffee and sat in bed to blog. For some reason this is incredibly funny to me: food bloggers in bed together….blogging.
I’m so lucky to have met such amazing friends through the blog! Kath and I have now traveled to Chicago, Boston and San Francisco together…..where to next?! Last night when we were all standing rooftop, sipping cocktails and looking out over San Francisco as the sun set, I couldn’t help but think this was pretty darn awesome. I LOVE this city!!!!!
Today is going to be hopefully quite relaxing! I’m meeting my cousin’s best friend, Tara, for brunch at Zuni at 11 and then heading back to BethT’s house to gather all my suitcases! Adam is picking me up there early this afternoon and then we are heading back up to Santa Rosa together since I’m sort of crashing his guest room for the next week until I move into my apartment. Thankfully I have some really good friends in the area already who are being so kind to take me in when I’m homeless!
Let the adventure continue!