Girls Weekend in Connecticut

Hello from Connecticut! :)

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I’m here with my blogger buddies Tina, Theodora, and Ashley for the Sun Wine Fest!


Tina was invited to the event as media along with her husband Mal, but he wasn’t able to make it, so she asked if she could invite friends instead and they said sure! Theodora and Ashley took the train up from NYC, and I was able to find a super cheap ($120 round trip?!) flight up to Boston. Win! We’re excited for the girls weekend. :)

I flew into Boston around lunch time yesterday and Tina and I had fun catching up, grabbing lunch (Whole Foods salad bar), etc. before driving down to Connecticut. Don’t worry — I made her take me to Marylou’s for iced coffee before we left Boston. Most amazing iced coffee ever, and I don’t even usually like coffee!

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We arrived at Mohegan Sun (the hotel where the event is being held — it’s a huge casino and I kind of feel like I’m back in Vegas!) late last night, picked up the girls from the train station, and caught a late 10 p.m. dinner at one of the onsite restaurants named Ballo.


We were all STARVING and ordered the quickest things possible — a bunch of appetizers and a pizza to share!


It was amazing. But I was so hungry I would have eaten my arm. :) We also ordered Brussels sprouts, meatballs, and crispy artichokes. YUM! Gotta love eating with other bloggers — cameras everywhere!


Check out the guy in the middle background of the photo below that photo-bombed us — ha! (And note the slot machines behind him!)


We also enjoyed some wine — and then all promptly face planted in bed by 11:30. I’m such an old lady nowadays.

We were up bright and early this morning for a run before all the wine fest festivities start! I love traveling with active friends. The weather was perfect for a run, too — cold but sunny.

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Despite the pretty views of the water, this area wasn’t exactly the best for a run (no sidewalks — boo!), but we made due and ended up covering 5.6 miles running around the random roads near the hotel, stopping frequently for photos, obviously. :)


We just hit the hotel buffet for breakfast (oatmeal, fruit, and a veggie omelette for me) and now we’re headed out for the main event! I’m really excited — in addition to wine, there are also a lot of famous chefs in town to do demos — including the likes of Bobby Flay and Todd English! I’ll be back with a full recap — stay tuned!

A big thank you to Mohegan Sun, who is covering our hotel and wine-fest fees (which includes the breakfast buffet) this weekend — all other food and awesomeness are our responsibility. :)


  1. 1

    So many awesome people in one place. I’m jealous. Have fun!

  2. 2

    How fun! I love time with just the girls!

    That photo bomb is hilarious!! We’ve had a few of those happen to us, and I love it!

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    You are in my home state! :) Say hi to it for me. Have fun!

  4. 4

    That pic of everyone taking pics of the food is HYSTERICAL! Love it!

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    Looks like a really fun weekend. Enjoy, you deserve it.

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    Jennifer L says

    This winefest sounds awesome. I can’t wait for the recap so I can live vicariously through you!

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    So fun! I just found out I am going to Boston in March for a conference. I’m so stoked because I’ve never been but always have wanted to go. Have a great time this weekend girl!

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    How fun!! Looks like great time :)

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    Have fun! I love Mohegan Sun but last time we were there it seriously turned into like an 18 year old nightclub at some of the places in there. Bizarre. I’ve never felt so old in my life.

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    Adventurer says

    Looks awesome, Anne! Another great road trip for you and the girls. Enjoy – and send us more! :-)

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    Looks like a great start to a very fun weekend! I can’t wait to hear more about the cooking demonstrations and the wine tastings.

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    Aww, looks like you guys are having a great time! :)

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