Tria for Lauren

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A hurricane cannot stop the celebration!


Welcome back to Philly, friends.

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The flight up here was pretty uneventful… Except for when I feel asleep against the window and had this TERRIBLE dream that I couldn’t wake up and couldn’t catch my breath.  For a moment, in my dream, I thought it was reality and that I was paralyzed on the plane.  It was this weird, totally out-of-body experience.


And then I woke up and discovered my mouth was open and I was drooling all over myself.  Nice. 


Grabbed some munchies on my layover, and then finally, I arrived in Philadelphia.  BFF Lauren (the bride), her sister, and her friend picked me up. 


We checked into our hotel (and I was forced to signed a no-party waiver…) and then we went exploring for food.



We ended up at a sweet little place called Tria.


We ordered a ricotta and honey bruschetta to start.  Amazing!


And I got a mixed greens, goat cheese, dried fig, and hazelnut salad. 


A perfect lunch #2 to hold us over until dinner.


Per tradition, Lauren and I went and got our nails done..


And now, Part 1 of the bachelorette madness shall ensue.  You know what the say – what happens in Philadelphia stays in Philadelphia.   Seeya in the morning!



  • Shayla @ The Good Life August 26, 2011, 7:45 pm

    What a fun day so far…and your eats look delish! 🙂 Have a fun night!

  • Baking N Books August 26, 2011, 7:53 pm

    Why a “no-party” waiver? Did I miss something?

    Uh-oh…if I were the Hubs, I’d be nervous about that last line 😉


  • Katie August 26, 2011, 7:53 pm

    Yay Philly! My home town! What is a no-party waiver???

    Have a great time Caitlin!

  • Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food August 26, 2011, 8:11 pm

    Have fun! Hope the party isn’t interrupted by the storm!

  • Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart August 26, 2011, 8:13 pm

    Wahoo! I love the Fly Eagles Fly sign.. can you tell I am a Philly fan?! Have fun!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal August 26, 2011, 8:18 pm

    Ooh, you had sleep paralysis! That can be scary. I had it one time, but I was in bed. Eeek.
    No party waiver, whaa? That sounds no fun!

    • Tiana August 27, 2011, 10:21 am

      I used it get sleep paralysis all the time during finals weeks! I found out it was because I wasn’t eating enough carbs… odd 🙂

  • katie @ KatieDid August 26, 2011, 8:23 pm

    I can’t wait for the days of bachelorette parties. Have a blast!!!

  • Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) August 26, 2011, 8:32 pm

    What the heck is a no-partying waiver?

    Have fun tonight ladies 🙂

  • Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) August 26, 2011, 8:32 pm

    What the heck is a no-partying waiver?

    Have fun tonight ladies 🙂

  • Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey August 26, 2011, 8:58 pm

    Woo-hoo! I could use a “what happens here, stays here” mini-break. Totally jealous. Have a great time!


  • Stepfanie August 26, 2011, 9:08 pm

    I went to Tria post HLS. Love that place. 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 26, 2011, 9:09 pm

    Have an amazing trip!!! That sounds like a blast! and a no-party waiver??? I’ve never heard of that!

  • Julie August 26, 2011, 9:21 pm

    Sleep paralysis is terrifying! Yikes, I’ve only have that a couple of times, but, seriously, so frightening, right?

  • Chelsea August 26, 2011, 9:41 pm

    Congratulations Lauren!
    It’s good to know that I’m not the only one who drools ha 😉 I start drooling prior to even being in a deep sleep though.

  • Meaghan (My Spoonful Of Inspiration) August 26, 2011, 9:44 pm

    Have fun with your ladies! Glad to hear you didn’t have any problems in-flight 🙂

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife August 26, 2011, 9:45 pm

    oh FUN! I love getting nails done and getting a delicious lunch.

    Live it up 🙂

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) August 26, 2011, 10:30 pm

    Haha! Have fun in Philly Caitlin!!! 😀

  • Sweet and Savvy August 26, 2011, 11:11 pm

    Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  • Nicole August 26, 2011, 11:56 pm

    My advice is to keep on dancing till the world ends. #iheartbritneyspears

  • Khushboo August 27, 2011, 12:08 am

    Fun times! Have a great weekend!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen August 27, 2011, 12:55 am

    What happens at the bachelorette stays at the bachelorette 🙂 Have fun! I was just at one last weekend, always a good time!

  • Ashley August 27, 2011, 5:08 am

    No party waiver?!?! Please expand because that is not fair to you guys if it’s what I think it is!

  • Sophie @ threetimesf August 27, 2011, 5:15 am

    Have a great weekend!

  • Amy @ SGTC August 27, 2011, 8:58 am

    You know that you want to go back to Woody’s and work on your dance moves! Have fun!

  • Jenny @ Best Jenny Ever August 27, 2011, 9:21 am

    I love Tria. I was just there last weekend!

  • michelle August 27, 2011, 9:47 am

    it is so sweet to see my favorite wine bar on your blog! frequented this place throughout college and loved splurging on multiple cheese plates! you guys might just also love AYAs, an adorable mediterranean byob! have fun 🙂

  • Lyn August 27, 2011, 12:09 pm

    I loooovvvve Tria! And obvi Buddakhan is just amazing. I think it’s so great that you’re getting to enjoy some of the awesome spots in Philly! Have a great time! Let me know if you need any recommendations for any other good brunch/dinner spots!

    • Caitlin August 29, 2011, 11:31 am

      I am jealous you have access to those wonderful restaurants all the time!

  • Amber K August 27, 2011, 1:39 pm

    Have a great time! My husband is heading off to a bachelor party tonight, so hopefully I’ll get to do something fun too 😉

  • The Healthy Engineer August 27, 2011, 3:51 pm

    The East coast has been experiencing some crazy things lately…hahah it’s good that she got to get her party going though! It would be sad to cancel.

  • Allison August 27, 2011, 6:15 pm

    Mmm, goat cheese and fig salad looks scrumptious!

  • Aria August 27, 2011, 6:25 pm

    I walk by Tria every Friday on my way to the Manhattan bagel lol (I treat myself to a Honey whole wheat everything bagel every friday as a “yay you made it through the week!” reward haha) You were SO close to my office! 🙂 Have fun (again) in Philly and stay safe in the Hurricane!

    • Caitlin August 29, 2011, 11:30 am

      It was sooo good. You are so lucky to be so close.

  • Clare - Never Niche August 28, 2011, 1:07 am

    Sounds like you had an episode of sleep paralysis, sometimes called Old Hag syndrome (google it!) and I feel your fear as I get it often. It usually happens when I’m sleeping somewhere unusual or new.

    • Caitlin August 29, 2011, 11:29 am

      AHHH that’s what it was!

  • KatieG @ Just Roll With It August 29, 2011, 11:44 am

    I love Philly! A no party waiver…interesting, but smart I guess for the hotel….Scary about the out of body experience, and on a plane! I would have freaked out!

  • Amy September 11, 2011, 10:41 pm

    I know a few people asked but I didn’t see an answer: What is a “no party waiver” and who made you sign it? The hotel?

    • CaitlinHTP September 12, 2011, 11:31 am

      Haha yes, the hotel made me promise that I wouldn’t throw a party in my room! But obviously, we did. Whoops.

  • Susan September 18, 2011, 9:09 pm

    I have a friend who is moving to Singapore in a few weeks and I was wondering if your friend would pass along her contact info (email or facebook, or whatever). She’s starting a new job at the aquarium there (dolphin trainer!) and is really nervous. I thought I’d ask. If not, no biggie. thanks so much!!

    • Caitlin September 19, 2011, 11:59 am

      I will ask 🙂 Dolphin trainer = how cool!

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