Cheers to Confidence

Happy weekend, my friends! How are you? I am on my way to New Jersey then into New York City for an event at City Winery, part of the New York Wine and Food Festival. Yesterday was a pretty emotionally draining day at work since my imminent departure was announced. I am looking forward to a nice long weekend filled with food and family. What are you up to for the long weekend?

With some computer woes this week, I am a few posts behind and just getting around to a great event I attended last week at Ivy, which unfortunately I heard is closing.

I am a featured blogger on Boston Sports Woman and have had the chance to meet and email with the founder, Kathy for a few months now. When I found out about the Cheers to Confidence event that Kathy was co-hosting to benefit Go Girl Go!, I knew I wanted to attend.



I have always loved Ivy for its Italian-style tapas, great wine-by-the-bottle prices, and quiet, intimate atmosphere. I have had some great after work dinners with my husband there as well as a really fun dinner with some friends visiting from out of town. I am sad to see it go!

 The event itself was great, with a large variety of auction items, a wine tasting, and some of Ivy’s signature dishes like their flatbread pizzas and garlic cheese bread. After attending a brutal spinning class earlier in the day, I had a little bit of everything and a glass of Hayman Hill Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. 




I didn’t get to stay for the entire event, but it was great to see so many women in one spot to support a program that helps young girls to develop confidence. In the crazy world we live in, and in light of the blog world drama this week, women supporting other women’s growth was such a welcome sight!  I don’t think I have ever blogged about my athletic past, but it is somewhat disastrous with a happy ending. I went to a small Catholic school in my early years, and the athletic, aggressive boys were king; girls were actually made fun of or pushed to the side if they weren’t super fast or ready to tackle. I hated sports until I found my cross country team in high school. I was never the fastest, but I loved my team and the way running made me feel. I definitely saw the positive effects of sports in my life and love to see Go Girl Go! promoting healthy active young girls.

Kathy is doing great work at Boston Sports Woman, and she is a lot of fun. Even if you aren’t super sporty, check out the site as they have all sorts of fun information about Boston.

Did you play a sport in middle school/high school/college?

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  1. Raija’s avatar

    Cheers to Confidence indeed! That’s a great slogan and one that I sure could use to remember! I played soccer in highschool, but I think my greatest contribution was my loud cheering from the side lines!


  2. Julie’s avatar

    Ditto; big Cheers! Sounds like a great program. I also ran XC in high school and cannot imagine high school (or life thereafter) without the dear friends I made there. =) Congrats again & Cheers to “Moving On”–everyone here is *really* happy & excited for your full time writing!


  3. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    Sounds like a great event. Boston Sports Woman is a great resource and has been doing great things lately. I’m proud to be affiliated with them. That’s actually how I stumbled onto your blog!

    I’m so sad Ivy is closing. My boyfriend and I have been there twice and enjoyed it both times. The mac and cheese was my fave.


  4. MarathonVal’s avatar

    As someone who works with young girls at work, thank you for being part of such a great event! What an amazing program… we have some similar programs here in Chicago, and hopefully all towns have something like that.

    Have a great weekend!


  5. Kelly’s avatar

    That sounds like a great event! Like you said, with all the drama in the blog world (and the regular world), confidence is definitely something to promote :) I hope you enjoy a relaxing weekend away from the work crazyness!


  6. Anne@ Food Loving Polar Bear’s avatar

    I used to hate sports all through school.. but we were made to play floorball, baseball, swim and skate.


  7. Megan’s avatar

    I played field hockey and lacrosse… we were required to take two sports a year in high school, so I unenthusiastically signed up but then ended up loving both of them and was actually quite good by senior year. My parents were surprised to see how aggressive I could be on the field.


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I played field hockey too, but I was terribly unaggressive!


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