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.

Siggi's Dairy

Good Culture

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!

La Croix

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. While drinking, my friends gave me a few insights on online casinos, how there are few Featured casinos that accept CAD, their online rules, and much more. My friends are seasoned bettors who are familiar with different online gambling games and the insider stories of the firms that offer such games. As an example, they told me about the Skycity online casino. While conversing, they gave seemed to talk in detail about skycity annual report, the profits made by the company, and the benefits of playing on their website. I was amazed and at the same time a bit of confusion about whether I will remember all this. Fingers crossed! (hopefully, I will remember everything later!)
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The Cosmopolitan Verbena Cocktail

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!

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Linking up with Jenn and Laura for What I Ate Wednesday

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21 Comments on What I Ate Wednesday at the IDEA World Blogfest Convention

  1. Kelli @ Hungry Hobby
    July 26, 2017 at 3:56 pm (6 years ago)

    I saw the title of this and my first thought was how did we miss meeting each other????? My second thought was I wonder if it was a shitshow like my eating! I always have a hard time at food and fitness conferences where food is available 24/7 and it’s all new and exciting, but whatever it’s one weekend right!?!?

    • sweetandstrong
      July 27, 2017 at 9:37 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Kelli! I know I saw you from afar and should have went up and introduced myself!!! I have a hard time saying no to all the samples at the expo, I want to try everything then have a huge stomach ache, lol.

  2. Sarah @ Bucket List Tummy
    July 26, 2017 at 9:16 pm (6 years ago)

    Those cookie milk shakes look delicious. I had fomo seeing all the social media of this blogger conference – I’ll have to go next year. Glad you had fun!

    • sweetandstrong
      July 27, 2017 at 9:41 pm (6 years ago)

      Fomo is the worst! You will definitely have to go next year, it’s long days but a lot of fun.

  3. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    July 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm (6 years ago)

    What yummy food :-O I had a boozy milkshake on vacation once and it was so good!

    • sweetandstrong
      July 27, 2017 at 9:52 pm (6 years ago)

      Can’t go wrong with Boozy milkshakes!

  4. Marilena Gerosa
    July 26, 2017 at 10:54 pm (6 years ago)

    It was so great to see you this year!! So many yummy food pictures!! The La Croix picture is my favorite! Hope to see you in January! ??

    • sweetandstrong
      July 27, 2017 at 9:53 pm (6 years ago)

      It was so good seeing you too! Will definitely keep you posted on January, would be so fun to see you!

  5. Evangeline
    July 27, 2017 at 1:42 pm (6 years ago)

    Looks like such a fun trip. The milkshakes look even more fun 😉

    • sweetandstrong
      July 27, 2017 at 9:53 pm (6 years ago)

      I would totally take a trip anywhere just for a boozy milkshake, lol.

  6. Naomi || Naomi Why: Roots
    July 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm (6 years ago)

    The La Croix booth is adorable! I never would have thought of olive cottage cheese, but it sounds delicious. And that milkshake with the cookie on top looks dreamy.

    • sweetandstrong
      July 27, 2017 at 10:13 pm (6 years ago)

      I know right, olive sounds so weird. But it was good plain and I would totally use it in a pasta dish!

    • sweetandstrong
      July 29, 2017 at 2:15 pm (6 years ago)

      It definitely was. Hope you have a great weekend Julie.

  7. Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    July 29, 2017 at 12:21 am (6 years ago)

    It was lovely getting to meet you & get to know you better in person Patty! I hope that you had a blast with your sister in LA.

    That cocktail sounds delicious! I love a nice fancy cocktail here and there.

    • sweetandstrong
      July 29, 2017 at 2:17 pm (6 years ago)

      Was so nice meeting you too Nicole! And I’m usually a wine drinking, but definitely enjoy a fancy cocktail from time to time too.

  8. Bethany
    July 29, 2017 at 2:50 am (6 years ago)

    I’ve been to Vegas but I don’t remember the food being that good. Those milkshakes! OMG!

    • sweetandstrong
      July 29, 2017 at 2:18 pm (6 years ago)

      That was the only meal we ate out, everything else we ate at the convention. The milkshakes were definitely the best part!

  9. Esther
    August 15, 2017 at 2:30 am (6 years ago)

    I am so glad we got to hang out and eat some yummy food together 🙂

    • sweetandstrong
      August 15, 2017 at 4:26 pm (6 years ago)

      ME TOO! Until next year, or maybe before 🙂

  10. Whitfield
    November 16, 2019 at 2:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Drinks are important for any kind of parties. Thanks for featuring LaCroix Water in this post. They care their customer very well and help them to choose their products with pleasure.