Wanderlust Day 2: Hippie Weirdness is ALIVE

Wanderlust Day 2: Hippie Weirdness is ALIVE

I woke up bright and early at 6:15am all ready to go, but since I’m a total slow poke in the morning, I didn’t actually leave my hotel at until around 7:30. I got breakfast up the road which was a freaking BOMB latte and an everything bagel.

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You know what they say: Be the full fat latte in the sea of low-fat soy chai. … or something like that.

Anyway, at 10am I went to a lecture from Sarah Copeland which I expected to be incredibly lame (just tellin’ you the truth!) and ended up being really great. I’ll be writing all about the interview I had with her over on Lululemon’s blog later this weekend, but for now I’ll tease you with this: the name of her lecture was based on her new book and called “Have Your Cake and Your Veggies Too. And as you know, any woman who’s a friend of cake is a friend of mine, so needless to say, it was awesome.

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The rest of my day was spent defacing public property 😉
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And then masterfully crafting my disguise as a hippie. Now they’ll never know it was me 😉

I’ve been hennaed:
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Face-painted:
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And tatted up with these babies:
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Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve been assimilated.

I crashed at the hotel until a farm-to-table dinner which was a culinary experience from the master herself, Sarah Copeland. I tried to be stealthy and not take a million very obvious pictures all night, but here’s a sneak peak:

Homemade local charcuterie including pate, dried fruit, various cheeses, and fruit preserves, and pickled veggies. Seriously my favorite part. Plus, there was wine!

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They had the dining room set up beautifully and we all sat in random places, so everyone got to talk to someone new. I met some great people including Gabby Bernstein, but more on that in my next post 😉

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The beautiful table setting…

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… and a closeup of those equally pretty roasted veggies! Dinner included a radish salad with shaved parmesan, lamb, herby, smoky salmon with roasted potatoes, and then dessert was this ultra rich chocolate ice cream with local strawberries and the best whipped cream ever.
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The  night ended around 11PM and after I sorted through some pictures, I went straight to bed!

Have you guys ever traveled alone? What’s your favorite thing about it? For me, it’s putting myself in a position where I HAVE to get out of my comfort zone. Since I came up here by myself, I’ve had to get out and meet new people which is always fun 😉 Tell me about your last trip alone!