Courtesy of Whit

by Holly on February 4, 2010

in dinner,eating out,meet-up

Courtesy of my girl Whit (and her camera), this will most likely be the only post I make from Charlotte.

Damn you camera.

Anyways, I was suriously pumped to meet Whit.  She’s fun, funny and fabulous – so, what’s NOT to love?  Andddd…she’s got just about the sweetest Southern accent you could ever imagine.  Not to mention, she voluntarily went out of her way to pick me up for dinner.  Ummm…are you sensing a girl crush? Because I am.

Whit, her fab sister Meredith, Stacey, Jessie and I all met up for some delicious eats at Blu Basil Cafe.

Starting with a scrumptious olive hummus platter + pitas

Before progressing onto a bowl of Butternut Squash Ravioli + pita (ordered by both Whit and myself)…

And finally, what would be a blogger dinner without dessert?  That would be THREE kinds of dessert, with a special modeling session thrown in for good measure…

That would be (1) Turtle Cheesecake, (2) Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake with a side of I-need-to-get-my-hair-highlighted-real-bad, and (3) Tiramisu.  Each and every one was amaze.

And of course, a group shot of all the ladies!

Jessie, Meredith, Whit, moi + Stacey

Thank you gals for a wonderful, foodie-filled evening!

However, the night did not stop there.

Doesn’t every blogger meet-up end with a trip to Marshall’s to try on random things?  I thought so.

I was going for the Nicole Richie-in-50-years beach look.

Why should the Brit’s be the only ones to wear obnoxious wide-brimmed hats?  All we need now is a royal wedding or an ascot horse race, and we are good to go.

Courtesy of Whit + Co., twas’ a fabulous evening.  Thank you so much!

With that, I am going to skedaddle off to bed so Megan and I can enjoy a classy night out in downtown Charlotte tomorrow evening.  Also, (more) shopping may be on the agenda as well as some heavy vino drinking.

I hope you are all having a wonderful week – see you back in the chilly tundra of Wisconsin on Sunday!


Whit February 5, 2010 at 12:22 am

girl crush? that’s me!

loved hanging out with you tonight!!!! ’twas lovely, lovely, lovely. I am already scraping together the $$$$ so that we can meet up again.

VINO DRINKING?!?!?!?! Enjoy!

PS: if you ever want to leave the frozen tundra, Charlotte makes a fine home. Or you know wherever life takes me in the next few years.

Whit February 5, 2010 at 12:23 am

*and by girl crush, that’s me! I mean that the feeling is mutual.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 5, 2010 at 1:09 am

OMG I wish I could be there…have fun girls, you sassy thangs, you!

Lexi February 5, 2010 at 4:43 am

What a fun get together! The desserts look amazing. Hope you enjoyed! Have a great rest of your trip!

Stacey February 5, 2010 at 5:15 am

Oh, I hate I missed the Marshalls adventure! It was SO GREAT to meet you tonight! Hopefully we all can get together when you visit in the future :D

Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 5, 2010 at 5:33 am

You guys look like you are having a blast! I’ll have a piece of cake, too please…

Maya February 5, 2010 at 5:40 am

Whit has a southern accent? That’s so perfect! Glad you had such a great meet up!

Lauren February 5, 2010 at 5:44 am

What a fantastic night! Wow, that ravioli is making me drool!!!!

Glad you had a wonderful evening with such lovely ladies. I will miss you but I know you are having a BLAST so that makes me happy! :)

Enjoy hun!

Morgan @ Life After Bagels February 5, 2010 at 6:37 am

Nice hat :)

Lauren @ Eater Not a Runner February 5, 2010 at 6:39 am

Love the hat pic!

Jenna February 5, 2010 at 7:07 am

Looks like a great night out:)

Chelsea @ (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) February 5, 2010 at 7:15 am

Man, that looks like a blogger blast! Also, I think those hats would pair nicely with that rockin’ bathing suit. A gal needs to protect herself from the harmful rays of sun on the beach!

I cannot get over that dinner. That butternut squash ravioli really stole my heart. I’m not even going to discuss the desserts, because they’re just too ineffable to touch on.

Glad you’re having fun! Have a fabulous remainder to your trip, Holly Ringwald!

Madeline - Greens and Jeans February 5, 2010 at 7:36 am

What a rockin night! I am so jealous! Enjoy the rest of your technology free time in Charlotte!

Jessie February 5, 2010 at 8:12 am

I love your mad modeling skills. It was great to meet you!

Erica February 5, 2010 at 8:15 am

hahahha what a fun meet up- I love the Marshall’s pics. Dinner looks fabulous. I want those Butternut Squash Raviolis. Enjoy the rest of your time in Charlotte

Susan February 5, 2010 at 8:18 am

What a fun bloggie dinner – you are all stunnahs! I’m glad you shared the spotlight with cake and wide-brimmed hats however, because those pics are much delicious-looking and hilarious. Have a fun time in Charlotte Holly!

ellie February 5, 2010 at 8:28 am

Yay! Looks like a blast- Whit seems so sweet and fun on her blog. Glad you had such a good time. Butternut squash ravioli = WIN

Andrea@WellnessNotes February 5, 2010 at 8:37 am

Looks like a GREAT time!!! Have fun!!!! :) :) :)

justine February 5, 2010 at 8:41 am

Holly, babe, looks like tons of fun you are having!! I just wanted to drop in and tell you I miss you! Had to stop by and get my Holly fix :). You are so cute and I always crack up reading your posts :). Have a fun and safe trip!

Love Ya,

Evan Thomas February 5, 2010 at 8:42 am

Lol. I love how concerned you look about the cheesecake, as if it might not all get eaten ;-)

Emily (The Experimentarian) February 5, 2010 at 9:01 am

Ah, so much fun! Looks like dinner was amazing, too! Miss you :) xoxo

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) February 5, 2010 at 9:16 am

Ahh! Blogger dinner, 3 desserts, AND Marshall’s. I am totes jealous. I met Whit at the Healthy Living Summit and she is so sweet.

Enjoy your weekend!!

Adrien February 5, 2010 at 9:45 am

I hope you bought that tankini- it really brings out your eyes and will be considered vintage/hot in 20 years when you decide to put it on.. amazing

katie February 5, 2010 at 9:49 am

awww so fun!! im jelous!!

brandi February 5, 2010 at 10:03 am

seriously. so jealous of the meet up :) looks like FABULOUS time! enjoy!!!

Abby February 5, 2010 at 10:17 am

In the words of my idol Liz Lemon, “I want to go to there.” The ravioli? The hummus? The random-acts-of-Marshalls? Sign me up, sister.

Looks fun. Be safe and steal someone else’s camera for a bit.

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather February 5, 2010 at 10:33 am

Looks like you girls had a blast and got to eat some super yummy food…. those 3 desserts look like heaven

Katharina February 5, 2010 at 10:36 am

Whoa mama!!! Everything just made my tummy growl. I WANT IT NOWWWWW!! I love trying on ridiculous hats lol. Have a ton of fun in Charlotte (But you don’t need me to tell you that ;) hehehe ). Much love!!

Kacy February 5, 2010 at 10:42 am

This post made me weepy. Two of my fave girls together doin’ it up. Perfection.

Mama Pea February 5, 2010 at 10:48 am

What the frick are those hats? I need one for our Hawaii trip. Pick me up that suit, while your at it. HOT beach mama.

K February 5, 2010 at 10:54 am

What a DELISH meal – honestly I’m in love with what you guys ate! Hahah love the Marshall’s adventure too ;)

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) February 5, 2010 at 11:42 am

Looks like you are having a blast! :)

The cake looks delicious

Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) February 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm

What an awesome blogger meetup! Love the hats…very chic! :D

Angharad February 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

My sweet girl, you are ALWAYS welcome to wear a wide-brimmed hat to mine for tea. Just sayin…

So happy to see you doin it up in style in NC lady!! Can only imagine how gorgeous Whit’s accent is…I die!

Love you, have fun!!!!! xxx

emily (a nutritionist eats) February 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm

What a fun blogger meet-up! I wish it wasn’t so snowy for you…you should get a snow break! :)

Susan February 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm


Have you ever thought about being a professional cake model?

Just sayin’.

Faith February 5, 2010 at 4:08 pm

What a fun night! (Love the hats…and the desserts, lol!) Enjoy the weekend!! :)

Meredith (Pursuing Balance) February 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Hooray for blogger meetups! :)

Jenny February 5, 2010 at 5:23 pm

ah, that’s what bloggie friends are for :) sounds like a lurvely meal will some hot foodies. Me jealy!


Brooke February 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm


Gracie @ Girl Meets Health February 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm

hook me up with the tiramisu! not a big cheesecake or chocolate person. What kind of girl am I?!

Shelley February 5, 2010 at 11:44 pm

“the chilly tundra of wisconsin” bahaha. i love you! what a fun little meet up :) love the butternut squash dish!!

Special K February 6, 2010 at 12:17 am

Random comment: I usually don’t notice details, but that long necklace you are wearing is divine. You pull it off with a first-lady elegance. That’s style!

Stef February 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm

how fun! 3 different desserts = heaven.

Jenny February 7, 2010 at 7:52 am

Aw what a fun time! I’m sensing a 3-way (TWSS) girl crush on both of you because you two are just sweet and amazing! :)

Jessica February 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I looooove your curls! Love ’em. And the style! Rocking the tights, girl :) The scarf and necklace are also super chic!! Just sayin’….

But now you’ve got me craving some tiramisu! Ya BEEEYOTCH! jk jk! You’ll just have to fly out to Arizoniiii or CA when i’m home and buy some with me ;)

Jess February 7, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Looks like you had such fun!! Love Whit. She’s so funny!
<3 jess

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