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Welcome to the Weekend

Welcome to the weekend!  This week was tough for me and it felt like Friday couldn't come soon enough.  I am so glad it's finally here!  So is Darcy!

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Last night we went to Porkapalooza at The Root Cellar in Chapel Hill.  It was an amazing farmers dinner/feast (think family style dinner where everyone shares big platters for each course) complete with wine pairings.

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Here's Sera, one of the owners.

We had an amazing time and the food was delicious.  They had pork meatballs and pork egg rolls...

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We may have overdone ourselves but we had a great time (sporting my awesome new dress from Target)!  

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Afterwards, we met some friends for a quick drink.

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Yes, those are sake bombs.  

Then it was home and to bed somewhat early to rest up for my Pure Barre Triple Threat in the morning.  I taught 3 classes at the Durham studio.  After it's all done sometimes I have no idea how I made it through.  I think it's just the energy in the room is contagious -- I'm able to just soak it all in and keep the momentum up!

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Here I am trying to explain to a client how to lift with her inner thigh.  I had a couple newbies in class this morning and they did a great job lifting, toning, and burning all class long. :)

Thanks to one of my clients, I now know that there is a Dunkin' Donuts on my way home from the studio!  My mind is blown.  It's hidden on the side of one of the shopping centers so I had never seen it before.  You better bet I'm going to be a frequent customer!  Dunkin' Donuts coffee is a Boston staple.  And you're just not a Bostonian unless you are addicted to Dunks coffee.  Since moving to North Carolina, I have had to make an extra effort to find a Dunks.  They just aren't on every corner like they are in the Northeast.  So every trip now is an extra special treat.

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Pure Happiness.  And my first Dunks pumpkin ice coffee of 2014!

My friends tell me that when I start to talk about Dunks my Boston accent comes out loud and proud.  I just can't help myself!

For lunch, Nate and I headed to a new spot in Chapel Hill called Olio and Aceto.  It is created by the owner of Blue Sky Oil & Vinegar and the owner of the Olio and Aceto food truck.  I was really excited to try out this new restaurant and it did not let me down.

I had the caprese sandwich.  It was so good.

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And I love their Mediterranean decor.  Such a cute little spot!  Chapel Hill locals need to try this place!!

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From here, I'm going to sneak in a little bit of pool time before heading to the dog park with the Queen.  Then it's off to a nice dinner with some friends.

How is your weekend going?