Come On, Irene

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Batten down the hatches!  Hurricane Irene seems pretty intent on raining on Lauren’s bachelorette weekend.


We just decided to move her shower up by a few hours so everyone can safely drive in and get out before the rain comes.  No one wants to cancel because Lauren doesn’t even live in the USA anymore, and so many people came from so far to celebrate!  Plus, we don’t want to miss out on a chocolate fountain.  Obviously.   


Irene couldn’t stop us from celebrating last night.  The group that is staying in the hotel got gussied up and headed out for a lovely dinner at Buddakahn.


Since our group was so big, we got to sit at the special communal table in the center of the restaurant.


Lauren drank her wine out of a fancy bedazzled goblet, which her sister crafted.  Anything that draws extra attention to the bride is a good idea!  Free drinks! 


Even the boys at the bar we went to afterwards was jealous of her goblet.  I said that her sister should start selling these things on Etsy.    Her sister would make a fortune!


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Anyway – the food at Buddakan was amazing.  Impossible to photograph, but it was an amazing blend of Asian fusion eats, served family style. 


Another veggie friend and I split tofu Pad Thai, Chinese broccoli, and edamame ravioli.   I would love to recreate the edamame at home.


We came home at 2:00 and tackled Diana’s coconut macaroons.


And, amazingly, everyone was up at 9:00.  We watched the weather station for a while and decided to go grab a free breakfast at the hotel.


It wasn’t very good.  But it was free.  So it was all good! Omelet, fruit, and strange hashbrowns.


To the tune of “Come on, Eileen Irene,” we’re headed out to the bridal shower.  Keep your fingers crossed that Lauren’s day isn’t rained out!



  • Sarah @ The Strength of Faith August 27, 2011, 11:12 am

    Stay safe!

  • CJ @ August 27, 2011, 11:17 am

    Did you by any chance try the house salad with Ginger dressing?!? It’s my favorite!!!!

    • Caitlin August 29, 2011, 11:25 am

      No I didn’t! Wahh! I wish I had known.

  • Baking N Books August 27, 2011, 11:20 am

    At least everyone’s safe.

    Wow – what a gorgeous group of girls!

  • DadHTP August 27, 2011, 11:27 am

    Oh, such a quiet party! I so totally believe that!
    Be careful – both you and K will be in the storm at the same time! It’s HUGE!

    Best to Lauren and Mr. X –

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 27, 2011, 11:41 am

    I hope the weather doesn’t ruin your fun!

  • Courtney August 27, 2011, 11:45 am

    I totally thought of that song when I heard the hurricane was named “Irene!” Eileen would have been much better! 😛

  • Chelsea August 27, 2011, 12:01 pm

    Those goblets are super cute! I’m just waiting for the pictures of post Irene and see if it does anything. I’m waaaay used to hurricanes now living in Texas lol. Way to not let it rain on your parade 😉

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 27, 2011, 12:12 pm

    Hope the rain holds off a bit for you girls! That goblet is super cute 🙂 Also hope you have a place to stay b/c I don’t think there is any way you’re getting out of Philly tomorrow!

  • Diana August 27, 2011, 12:23 pm

    Glad you guys liked the macaroons! That restaurant looks super swanky…as does that goblet! I want one! Hoping your party doesn’t get rained out. *fingers crossed* 🙂

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats August 27, 2011, 12:24 pm

    Aw hope you girls still have a great time! Stay safe and dry!

  • Hillary August 27, 2011, 12:32 pm

    Haha I had the same post title last night—great minds think alike, eh?

    Good luck today! Hope it holds up for you guys.

  • Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) August 27, 2011, 1:02 pm

    I LOVE that goblet 🙂 so cute! On my bachelorette, I wore a white dress and sash out to dinner, and a nice couple sitting near us bought us two bottles of champagne 🙂

    Sending good vibes that you’ll escape the worst of the weather!

  • 'Dee @ 'Dee's Garret August 27, 2011, 1:15 pm

    Ahhh, I LOVE Buddakhan! It’s the only place I ever want to eat when I’m in Philly.

    You ladies are troopers! Don’t let no stinkin’ hurricane come between you and bachelorette fun.

  • Sophie @ threetimesf August 27, 2011, 1:34 pm

    Glad you’re still managing to party so far! Take care… 🙂

  • Army Amy* August 27, 2011, 1:36 pm

    I second the Etsy idea! The goblet is super cute!*

  • Jen August 27, 2011, 1:36 pm

    Swanky! I used to work for the publishing company in the offices above Buddahkan, so we used to get food sent up for meetings with editors all! the! time! One of the best perks of the job. 🙂

    Also, one evening back in the day, my ex picked me up from work, and I found $80 in the gutter. So we turned around and walked back to work…I treated him to dinner there.

    • Caitlin August 29, 2011, 11:28 am

      Lucky girl!!!

  • Amber K August 27, 2011, 1:41 pm

    Hope everything goes well. That is such a pretty cup!

  • Nicole (Mrs. Muffins) August 27, 2011, 1:42 pm

    So, I showed my husband the goblet and I told him it looked like a pimp cup to me. He said, “Most pimp cups are goblets but not all goblets are pimp cups.” I died. Haha! Glad Irene’s not keeping the bachelorette festivities at bay. xx

    • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) August 27, 2011, 2:28 pm

      I want to bust out paint and make a venn diagram of that now, haha!

      • Nicole (Mrs. Muffins) August 27, 2011, 4:03 pm

        Lol! That would be so funny 🙂

        • Caitlin August 29, 2011, 11:29 am

          That is very LOL 🙂

  • Sweet and Savvy August 27, 2011, 1:56 pm

    Love that glass! I would buy those!

  • Alett August 27, 2011, 2:22 pm

    …just when I got that song out of my head! LOL…

  • Ali @ Ali Runs August 27, 2011, 3:10 pm

    I love the patterns of all of your dresses! Looks like a fabulous time!

  • Leanne (Bride to Mrs.) August 27, 2011, 3:24 pm

    That looks like such an awesome restaurant 🙂 I love the massive budda (buddah?) 🙂

  • Khushboo August 27, 2011, 3:30 pm

    Hope you make it home before Irene hits!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 27, 2011, 3:31 pm

    be safe!!! looks like you’re having fun tho!!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 27, 2011, 4:20 pm

    At least you got the bachelorette part in before the rain came! For my sister-in-law’s bachelorette party it was pouring! Good thing we had gotten a Trolley to take us around Chicago! Have fun and stay dry!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 27, 2011, 4:33 pm

    The macaroons look great and love the cup. Not sure if you’ve ever watched the old show on E! Kendra (Wilkinson)..but she had a fancy cup like that, aka her Pimp Cup 🙂

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss August 27, 2011, 5:30 pm

    haha, I love that! My friends did the same for me and decorated a huge wine glass for me to drink out of on my 21st. 😛

  • Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas August 27, 2011, 5:51 pm

    I’ve been singing “Come On Irene” all day! lol
    Those goblets look amazingly done! =]

  • Alaina Johnson August 27, 2011, 5:59 pm

    good luck with the storm and i would love love one of those cups! not even for like my wedding but for everyday drinking lol

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) August 27, 2011, 6:05 pm

    I’ve had that song stuck in my head for days even though I know it’s Eileen, hahaha.

    Love the pimp cup. And I think the hash browns look kind of yummy. I think I just want free food, lol.

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 27, 2011, 6:24 pm

    That’s such a good idea to move everything up a few hours. I’m glad you’re not letting a “little rain” ruin your fun! 😉

  • Tt in nyc August 29, 2011, 8:12 pm

    Edamame ravioli in about 15min- wonton wrappers from refrigerated section, wet outer edges, add blob of edamamemus from trader joes (or make ur own) seal with another wonton skin, cut extra off edges if you dont want huge ones, boil for about five to seven min. Stupid easy ravioli thats “home made”!

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