HLS Begins

by on August 19, 2011

Hi from Philadelphia!

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My train ride was a breeze and I made it here in time for lunch with a group of bloggers at Pumpkin Market, a cute little cafe that serves local and seasonal foods.

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I haven’t had a fresh juice in a while so I decided to get a Citrus and Ginger juice to start the meal off.

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Spicy, sweet and refreshing. Every time i drink fresh juice I’m reminded that I need to dust off my juicer at home. It’s so good!

For my entree l I got the special – a black bean burger with avocado served over greens.

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The burger was made with a mix of beans and had a great flavor. I cleaned my plate!

After lunch we walked back to the hotel and it was registration time, a.k.a name badge and swag bag pick up.

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Hello- awesome swag!!

After relaxing in the room and catching up with my roomie, we headed down to the cocktail party at Reading Terminal Market.

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Drinks!!

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Quite the spread of food!!

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And friends…

During the cocktail party I was able to meet so many bloggers I’d never met before and see some old friends as well.

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I was bad about getting photos, but I did get one with Allison. She and I have been online buddies for a while now so it was great to finally meet her in person!

And now Gabriela, my roommate and partner in crime for the weekend are snuggled into our beds at the hotel.

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I’m excited for the full conference to begin!

If you happen to be at the Healthy Living Summit, be sure to check out the Rising Above Negativity panel at 11:30AM tomorrow. ;)

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

allison @ thesundayflog August 20, 2011 at 12:07 am

weee love you! excited for tomorrow…especially your presentation!!

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Marianne August 20, 2011 at 1:14 am

The first of many HLS posts to come across my reader. Have a great time in Philly and at the conference. If they ever decide to host it on the west coast, I may just have to splurge on a trip to see what all the hubbub is about :)

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Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco August 20, 2011 at 1:43 am

Agreed! There should be at least one HLS on the Wesy Coast. We can go together! ;)

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Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco August 20, 2011 at 1:45 am

So glad to hear you’re having a good time! So sorry I couldn’t make it. But with my mom’s chemo, Philly was just too far a trek from LA. Maybe next time? Enjoy your weekend!

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Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 20, 2011 at 8:02 am

Awesome swag!! haha the burger sounds great! I just read Allie’s blog and she had the same thing! It must have been good ;)

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Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! August 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Wow that is quite a swag bag!!!! Thanks for the amazing pictures! I couldn’t go to the summit this year so I love reading everyones recaps!

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Allison August 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm

Good luck with your presentation :) I’d love to attend HLS in the future!

P.S. I stared reading your blog about a year ago and thought it was great [also because I am from the DC area and reading a semi-local blog is always fun]! The school year was busy but I’m getting back into the groove and have started my own blog! Keep up the great work :)

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Ali Shapiro August 20, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Brittany,

So great to meet you at HLS today. I appreciate you finding me as I’m a blogging novice. Continue to enjoy your IIN experience, it’s an amazing school. Also, please sign-up for my newsletter so we can stay in touch. You can sign-up here:

http://alishapiro.typepad.com/ingredients-for-inspired/newsletter-sign-up-and-free-gift.html

I’m sure we will cross “electronic paths” again soon!

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Christine (The Raw Project) August 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

Awesome swag bag! And good luck on the presentation, I wish I was able to attend this year!

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Savannah @ Sweet and Savvy August 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm

I’ve read on other blogs that your presentation was amazing! Good job!

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Allison @ PickyEatingRD August 21, 2011 at 4:09 pm

From reading everyones tweets and blog updates it looks like a great time! Hopefully next year I will finally make my way to HLS!

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Pam August 21, 2011 at 10:20 pm

Looks like an awesome time to meet up and connect with other bloggers!! Very cool.

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Coco August 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm

That is a great selection from your swag bag!

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Monet August 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm

How fun! I wish I could be there with you. I love Philly and this conference sounds just about perfect. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with me tonight. I’m about to go to sleep and I consider it a pleasure to end my “internet day” with a visit to your site. Much love from Austin!

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Eating Bird Food August 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I would have loved to meet you Monet. I want to visit Austin soon so perhaps I will get a chance to meet you. :)

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