Last week/end I was in Austin for the BlogHer Food Conference. It’s basically like a great weekend with the girls. And no baby.
First time away from the little guy and surprisingly, I did really well.
That is until my husband texted me on Saturday asking where the thermometer was and the number for the pediatrician… reeeeal awesome. After my panic attack, the baby just had gotten his first cold.
The reason I’m sharing the Brussels sprouts (that had zero lighting) is because they were THE BEST BRUSSELS SPROUTS I’VE EVER HAD. I kid you not, so amazing.
Since I was in Austin, I decided to take advantage and plan a photo shoot with my lovely (& very talented) Camille Styles and Jess who writes, The Perfect Bite Column. Both Jess and I are gluten-free so we decided to create a fun gluten-free picnic.
We made all the food there at Camille’s and had a photographer (Studio Uma) come shoot. We’re hoping to have it up on her site beginning of July. Stay tuned!
I drink a lot of coffee and I drink it all day long.
Especially when it’s with friends.
This was a highlight. An intimate dinner with some of the loveliest ladies I know.
We all went to Oliva for dinner and ate some yummy food and drank some of my favorite rose. It was one of those evenings were we ate our way through every course and didn’t leave until well after 10pm.
Signs of a good night.
Someday, I will buy cowboy boots.
Such a beautiful lunch hosted by our gracious host, Nestle at Parkside. This was another fabulous event. It was such a great group and was so excited to finally meet Shelly and Kristan - who let me snuggle her delicious baby girl! I’m totally that woman who goes crazy over babies.
Also, thank you thank you (x10) Nestle for the beautiful gifts. They gave everyone a piece of jewelry from Noonday – a company that is changing the world.
The chicken with polenta were outstanding. I’m still thinking about those polenta cakes. Then the grilled romaine salad was just as much beautiful as it was delicious. They were also great about providing gluten-free alternatives.
I will absolutely recreate a version of both of these.
Me and my awesome roommate, Maria. We had such a great time. Late night talks, face timing our baby boys and just all around good times.
I’m already planning and amping up for next year’s conference. It really is one of the best when it comes to connecting with friends. As far as the conference itself, I unfortunately didn’t make it to the sessions. There was just so much going on, but have heard wonderful things.
Side note. While I was away, my mom sent me this video. I have watched it at least 2,295,049 times.
Oh this kid kills me.
June 13 2013