Friday, October 9, 2009

Blog Dinner ~ October 9th

So tonight was the big blog dinner at Quantum Leap (to be clear, we went to the one in the West Village on Thompson St., not the one in the East Village on 1st Ave.). We had a great time too, but sadly the organizer of this event, Ellen, couldn't join us!! She got hurt at the last minute... nothing super serious, but she wasn't able to make it. :( We all felt really bad about it, and I definitely plan on getting together with her to go to Wild Ginger before she leaves... I'm going to try to organize a blog lunch or dinner there soon, so if you are in the NYC area and want to join us, drop me a line!! I hope that some of the lovely bloggers that I met tonight can join us too! Within the next few days I'll be posting a list of everyone who was at the dinner (7 of us total) and links to their blogs (like last time). I did see two familiar faces though from the Candle 79 blog dinner last June... both Olga (HealthingIt) and Katie (Lil Veggie Patch). We all really enjoyed our dinners this time though. I have heard nothing but good things about Quantum Leap, and it didn't disappoint!

I was the only person to get an appetizer... I cannot pass up spring rolls, and these were very good! (I was so hungry I ate my way through half of one before taking the picture! lol)

For my main course I had dumplings with soba noodles. This was pretty good as well.

After dinner some of us went to a cool self serve yogurt place (which is also in the village) called Yogurtland. Now I could practically give a NYC tour of frozen yogurt places, but somehow had never heard of or have been to this one! This place is pretty neat... I got both cheesecake and cookies & cream frozen yogurt, and topped it with some oreo cookie crumbs... yum!

And for those of you asking to see my hair (after my salon appointment yesterday), I remembered to take a pic before I left for the dinner... It's basically just a little blonder than it was... I had a whole bunch of highlights put in (and to think my hair used to be this color naturally when I was little... sigh... lol).

And here's your daily dose of Peanut! (Oh and that's Mom in her nightgown in the background. lol)

Part two of the blog dinner is coming soon, because Olga (God bless her!) has taken it upon herself to e-mail all of us a list of the bloggers with their blogs. Anyways, we had a fun evening and we missed you Ellen! Feel better!! xo


Neela Marijana said...

you look gorgeous! i love it! it looks like peanut is also admiring your looks :)
glad to hear you had a good time at the blogger dinner. and i could never pass on my spring rolls either ;)

Anonymous said...

You look beautiful! I love spring rolls too :)

VeggieGirl said...

Fabulous meet-up group; STUNNING new 'do; cute Peanut :-D

Jenny said...

look at you and your luscious locks, miss thing!

Glad you had such a fun dinner :) Wish I could've been there!

Missy said...

Nice meeting you last night! See you again soon!

Anonymous said...

So nice to see you again last night! Must do it again soon :-)

elise said...

lemme know if you do another thing. i have monday off, but i have phys therapy. if ellie is still in town when im back from ca, id be down to meet up again.

it was so great meeting you. perhaps you can help continue my education navigating the streets in the village...

Anonymous said...

YOU, my dear, are beeeatiful! Your blog dinner sounds like it was fun! A big group of young ladies out an about in NYC :D And that fro-yo.. NY has sooo many fro-yo places!

PEANUT!! Ahhh gnkldfsm gvr, okay the cuteness just made me spazz hehehe


Bliss Doubt said...

Marina, you look transformed in that photo. What gorgeous hair! My hair was that color when I was little too, and even lighter, almost white in my baby and toddler pics. I don't know why nature takes it away. I guess you get white hair back when you get really old!

It's so too bad that the modeling world insists on emaciated looks because the world of products that models represent is missing out on you!

It's so nice of you to invite everybody to join together for dinner. It makes me want to take a trip to NYC! New York in the fall is so special, just a uniquely energetic and lively corner of the world. You're lucky to live right in the midst of it.

Marina said...

Thanks for all the compliments guys!

Bliss Doubt ~ Thanks so much for the kind words! NYC in fall is gorgeous, and I do feel really lucky to live here. If you ever come to NYC, I'd love to meet you! I'd even give you a personal tour of all the places I love to go! :) E-mail me anytime if you do make plans to come to my neck of the woods!