Windy Weekend

Hel-lo Monday! First off, I have to start with a HUGE thank you to all who came out Saturday for our Boston Marathon ALLY Foundation fundraiser! Thank you, thank you, thank you! We raised $2,000 from your generosity. Special thanks to Savin Bar + Kitchen for hosting us,  Double Cross Vodka for offering up some tasty cocktails, and our raffle sponsors: Brugal rum, Cow & Crumb Baking Co.,  Edgeware,  Karma Dawn Yoga, Le Creuset, Nespresso, North River Outfitters, Towne Nails, and Stop & Shop.

Also a special thanks to the wonderful Connie from The ALLY Foundation for bringing a special prize that included tickets to the Flip Flop Regatta and for calling the raffle for us.

I took a half day of work on Friday inadvertently after deciding it was a good idea to take Theraflu night time at 1:00. I have had a really bad sore throat and cough, and I needed some pain relief. I thought I could work through it, but it turned me into a zombie.

On Saturday morning, the last thing I wanted to do was to get ready for an event, but we had errands to run. After getting some grocery shopping done, and picking up the raffle cookies from Cow & Crumb, we decided to head to Kendall Square for brunch at Area Four.

But not before literally almost blowing away and also almost losing the car door due to wind! It was so windy that the wind flung my door open. The sound it made was not pretty.

Area Four

Area Four has a great vibe, and I am already looking forward to returning to hang out at their bar. I was feeling pretty awful, so I skipped the usual brunch beverages and had a green tea lemonade.

green tea

With comfort for my throat on my mind, I skipped all of the other delectable sounding menu items and went with the mushroom soup. It was a simple soup, but it was a perfect choice. The texture was velvety, and the flavors really earthy. It was delightful.

mushroom soup

My husband had the breakfast sandwich which looked amazing. He ate every last crumb,

breakfast sandwich

Saturday flew by, and it was soon time to head to Savin Bar + Kitchen to set up raffle items and to get some dinner. I enjoyed a germ-killing Beekeeper’s Bourbon with some mac and cheese, one of my favorite dishes at Savin.

beekeepers bourbon

And then it was party time! We had so many wonderful friends and family come to the party, and many of them brought friends as well. It was fun to meet new people, mingle, and raise money for a very important cause. The night went by so quickly, and it just made me want to spend more time with everyone!

charity raffle

I literally spent all day Sunday sleeping or laying in bed watching TV. I had planned on a day of work to help get in gear for the week, but a late night and my illness knocked me out. I guess sometimes it’s good to literally not be able to do anything.

How was your weekend?

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    Saturday was a LOT of fun! It was so great to see so many people there! :-)

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  2. Daisy’s avatar

    you raised so much money! congratulations on a great event.

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  3. Emily @ A Cambridge Story’s avatar

    That breakfast sandwich does look incredible!! I have to try Area Four’s brunch – it’s just down the street. Glad your fund raiser was such a success!!

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  4. MelissaNibbles’s avatar

    That egg and cheese sandwich looks incredible! I’m glad your fundraiser was a success!

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  5. Adrienne’s avatar

    I hear great things about the breakfast at Area Four — will have to try it! That mushroom soup looks amazing.

    Quick note — in RSS readers, your post came up as only pictures since the text is white. Just wanted to give you a heads up!

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  6. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    It was great seeing you! I’m glad you guys raised a good amount of money. Feel better soon!

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  7. Raija’s avatar

    Such a great night!! You guys planned a great event! You should do more of them :).

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  8. eric King’s avatar

    The night was amazing – well done to the organizers and donors for being so wonderful!!! Congratulations!

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  9. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    Saturday was so much fun! I can’t wait to break into the Brugal rum basket! Glad to hear you raised so much money. I hope you’re feeling better!

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  10. Megan’s avatar

    So happy the fundraiser was a success. We had a great time! I keep planning to get to Area Four — I have a biscuit and gravy craving.

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  11. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)’s avatar

    OMG – that cheese on the breakfast sandwich! WOW! I want some of that!

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  12. Elizabeth’s avatar

    I was so sad I ended up getting sick, I really wanted to go! Looks like you gals pulled off a fabulous evening.

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I hope you feel better! I have an everlasting cough!

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