Hi friends! Today is my last day of vacation in LA, have you been following along on Instagram? It has been a crazy week of events and traveling. To recap I flew from Baltimore to Las Vegas for the Idea World Blogfest Convention for three days. I learned about blogging, took awesome new workouts, and did a few instructor trainings. Then from Vegas I flew to LA to spend some time with my little sister. We have stayed busy doing all things fitness, eating delicious food, and spending time together. I will have a full recap of my LA visit later next week but wanted to share a What I Ate Wednesday of a day at the convention.
Our sponsors did an amazing job putting on beautiful breakfast and snack spreads for us each day. The first day was a Siggi’s yogurt bowl with berries, toasted almonds and chia seeds. The next day I had a Strawberry Good Culture Cottage Cheese with berries, Purely Elizabeth Granola, and sliced almonds. I am already a huge fan of Siggi’s but had never tasted Good Culture before. It was delicious, I forgot how much I love cottage cheese. And if you’re craving something savory I highly highly suggest their Olive flavor, sounds weird, but it was so good.
I was lucky last year after attending Blogfest I made some new friends and had the opportunity to catch up with them again this year and spend time together. Follow @howharditri, @apunchofleopard, and @chocolaterunnergirl. We spent both days of the conference just walking though the expo during our lunch time so we snacked on all our favorite bars and tried a few new products. The RX Bars, Perfect Bars, and homemade energy balls with California Figs were all my favs. And all washed down with a La Croix, how cute was their booth set up!
One night for dinner we ventured out of our hotel and checked out The Cosmopolitan. It’s a beautiful hotel and casino with a large hanging chandelier in the middle of the bar. We started the night with a drink, played at the latest online casinos, and then I had the Verbena cocktail, which is a ginger margarita with a Szechuan button, an edible flower. Eating the flower alters your tastes buds of the drink and gives you a tingly sensation in your mouth. The drink was delicious and I thought the whole experience was so fun, worth the $16 price.
For dinner we were starving for real food and had burgers and fries on our mind. So we dined at Holsteins inside the Cosmopolitan Hotel. I had the California turkey burger, in a lettuce wrap with sweet potato fries. The protein and carbs were much needed after a busy day of sessions and working out.
Then our waiter was kind enough to offer us complimentary desserts because of our visit. We picked the Cookies n’ Cream and Fat Boy boozy milkshakes, ice cream with alcohol, yes please! Seriously in sweet tooth heaven. I wished I saved more room because I could only handle a few bites. But they were amazing and so fun to share with the girls.
That’s a wrap for all the foodie highlights of my Vegas trip. I would love to go back to Vegas again actually see a few shows, spend some time by the pool, and see more of the strip. This was such a quick and educational visit. Have a great rest of your week!What I Ate Wednesday at the @Ideafit Blogfest Convention #fitness @sweetandstrong_Click To Tweet
Linking up with Jenn and Laura for What I Ate Wednesday
Have you ever been to Vegas?
What do you typically eat when attending conferences?
Would you try a boozy milkshake?