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Eagle Rock Brewery: Girl’s Night May 18, 2011

Filed under: Blogging,Dining Out,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 9:20 pm
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Ok, I admit. Having a post about going to a brewery slightly contradicts my “I don’t really drink” post a few days ago. But like I said, I don’t need to drink, and when I do I definitely don’t overdo it. This was a beer tasting event, and that’s just what we did. Tasted some really amazing beers.

The Eagle Rock Brewery in Glendale hosts monthly events just for women. Each night has a theme and last night was ‘Bieres De Champagne”. It was a sampling of sparking beers that could almost pass as…. champagne!

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I went with some of my favorite bloggers, Kaitlin and Katherine!

I made sure to represent with my nametag. Hello, my name is kelocity.com !

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They went through each beer, one at a time and described how they make it, why they like it and what it should taste like. This was very fun for me since I know nothing about beer.

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The first one was Deus from Belgium. This one was sweet, they told us to look for hints of honey, and they were definitely there. I really liked it.

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Plus beer that comes in wine bottles is fun. I’d never seen that before. Is it common?

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The second one was Maltose Falcons Brut that was made by a homebrew club in Woodland Hills. It was FABULOUS. My favorite of the night for sure. It had a lot of flavors that really did dance around my mouth. I never really knew what people meant when they say that, but this one definitely did.

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The third was Lifemans Cuvee-Brut from Belgium and it tasted like grape soda (in a good way). Maybe like an Italian soda. The good kind. It was so sweet.

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And lastly, we had the Malheur Brut Noir from Belgium. They said that there was “chocolate in the nose”. If you focused really hard, that was definitely there. I don’t usually like dark beer, but this one was different. It was delicious.

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The tasting room was a lot of fun, I’d definitely go back to try some new ones.

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It was a fun night out with the girls and I really enjoyed trying some beers that I’d probably never think to order in a restaurant or a bar. But maybe now I’ll actually read the descriptions on the menus and choose something fun next time.

Katherine sent us home with a bag of four of her Ah-Mazing macaroons. Seriously, these things are like crack. There’s a reason one of them is now missing from the picture….

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Ok, that was a lie. They are all now missing. I don’t know where they went. Don’t look at me!

 

She Runs LA: A Blogger’s Night Out April 29, 2011

Last night, hoards of girls headed down to the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles to for a Girl’s Night Out hosted by Nike+! Everyone had to run a 10k race on their own, and then join Nike for the post-race celebration.

My friend, Tessa, and I took the metro downtown (Hooray for being Green! — and too cheap to pay for parking down there!) I love the whole LA Live center downtown. They did an amazing job with it. It’s so pretty and fun.
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My tank got mailed to me, but we waited for Tessa to grab hers. They are adorable. One of the best race shirts I’ve ever got.
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This event was exciting for me, because I attended as ‘Press’! We even got credentials! This is very exciting in the blogging world (at least for a newbie like me!)

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VIPs right here!

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We rocked the pink carpet!
Tessa, me, Sarah (Two Boo‘s sister!), Katherine, Amanda and Kaitlin!
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Inside was all lit up pink too! It screamed ‘Girl Power’!
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The pre-concert party was three floors of massages, hair styling, dance music and Nike Demos. The lines for the massages were way too long and crowded, but I did score some Body Butter from Bliss Spa. I ❤ Bliss!

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I had full intentions to change into my black heels for the event…. but my sketchers were just so comfy, I kept them on all night. No Regrets.
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Nike had some of their new products out to see.
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The highlight for me was seeing their new GPS watch for runners. I bought a garmin GPS watch back in 2005 and I love it. It tells me the exact route I ran, the elevation and a bunch of other great stats that the Nike+ couldn’t provide. But now they have this GPS one and it looks pretty awesome. I haven’t looked into all the features it has, but I’d definitely be interested in trying it out.
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It was pretty crowded inside, I really wish they had some snacks to munch on since everyone came straight from work. They did have some drinks, but ran out before I got the chance to snag one.

We had fun chatting, people watching and showing off our media badges.
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The lovely Kaitlin and Katherine!
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Look who else we ran into! Healthy Coconut!  || And Tessa took advantage of the Paul Mitchell hair styling. Pretty curls!
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It’s always a fun time with these ladies. Such a great group!

Then we headed into the Nokia Theater for the main event. It was supposed to be the Winner’s of America’s Best Dance Crew and then a concert by Mike Posner. The stage did look really great.
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But we didn’t stay for the show. We were starving!!
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And the yard house is known for BEER! Check out all the kegs!
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I asked for the lightest thing they had on tap…. which was the Wyder’s Pear Cider. It was so clear it almost looked like water. It was sweet, crisp and delicious! It actually tasted like a Chardonnay.
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I ordered the Grilled Cheese with Tomato Bisque. Oh. My. Gosh. I have to say this was probably the best grilled cheese I’ve EVER had. And I eat a lot of grilled cheese. Ohhh, the tomatoes! The cheese oozing out… I’m already craving another one! ((I will post the picture when I get home, promise!))

Such a fun night out with a great group of girls (And some other bloggers too, not pictured!)
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When we left the event, we all got goodie bags too! It came in an awesome reusable tote and included lip balm, a Luna bar, Pop Chips and some Paul Mitchell samples.

Thanks Nike, for inviting me (and my readers). I hope in future years they can better manage the crowds and provide some snacks. Although I didn’t pay to enter the virtual race or attend the party, most people paid $40 to get in. I’d probably attend again though, just plan my night a little better. I love that they are celebrating women runners. It was a great evening downtown with some awesome girls.

 

Blogger Meetup: Pizza Party! March 21, 2011

Filed under: Blogging,Cooking — Kelocity @ 6:29 am
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Saturday night, Kaitlin hosted an LA Blogger meetup at her place and it was pretty awesome.

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The group included Kaitlin, Amanda and Andy, Katherine, and Melissa .

And in true Blogger Fashion, the food was amazing.

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We had a make your own pizza concept, with no topping spared!

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Katherine is a pro and taught us all how to properly stretch out the dough (the key is to keep adding flour)!

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And spreading olive oil on the dough before the sauce and toppings makes it crunchy! YUM!

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We made four mini pizzas to share. They were all gorgeous. I love when food looks like art.

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I love cheese. Lots of cheese… and garlic. MMm!
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I put the Broccoli on this bad boy. I just bring so much talent to the foodie world.IMG_4748

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Served with a really good salad (and Newman’s Own Dressing of course!)

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Blogger friends –> Real friends! You won’t meet a nicer bunch of people.

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Melissa made dessert. Peanut Butter Chocolate chip cookies, and a peanut butter coffee cake!

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I’m not a big Harry Potter fanatic, but if you hang out with these guys long enough, you’ll become one through osmosis. lol

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We also watched the Rebecca Black music video Friday a few times. You should watch it. It’s addicting.IMG_4782

Such a fun night, great food and new friends.

Photo from twobooswhoeat.com !

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Ladyface: LA Blogger Meetup! March 12, 2011

Filed under: Blogging,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 3:23 pm
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Last night, 12 other bloggers and I met up at the Ladyface Alehouse in Los Angeles. It was so fun to hang out on a patio, drink some great beer, and meet my online blogger friends in person!
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I know absolutely nothing about beer, so I asked for the lightest beer they had on tap.
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The blonde was great. Crisp and refreshing.
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What a lovely group of people it was. The conversation went all over the place and I had a blast.
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Danielle and I!

I had eaten before I came, but I had to try the Pretzel. It just seemed to fit the beer theme.
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Some amazing women: Monica, Katherine and Amanda.
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So fun to see Kaitlin again! And her awesome friend Katy! (She lives in Boston, where I’m from!)
–And hi Mark!
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There was a group shot taken in there somewhere, if anyone has it, please send it to me!

So awesome to be in the company of such fun people, wish I got more pictures of the other fun bloggers!. We’ll just have to do it again soon!!

 

Blogger Meetup: “My Run” Movie Premiere! March 1, 2011

Filed under: Blogging — Kelocity @ 3:34 pm

There is a great movie coming out about a 57-year old widower and father who ran 75 marathons in 75 consecutive days! The movie is called “My Run.” It is premiering in theaters across the country live on March 31 at 7pm and I wanted to turn the event into a running blogger meetup!

I would love to watch this movie surrounded by enthusiastic runners. It looks like an inspiring movie, so if anyone wants to join me, I’ll be viewing it in Santa Anita that night.

We could also grab some fro-yo after too! Email me at kelocity at gmail dot com if you’re interested!

Here’s the trailer:

 

I’m not being compensated or perked for posting this, I just really want to see it with other excited runners! Who’s in?

 

 
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