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Caitlin’s Wedding and 40 Hours in South Side Pittsburgh

Another weekend on the go! But certainly one that, like my birthday weekend at home, I wouldn’t trade for anything. I’m back in Chicago, once again, but this week is going to be pretty busy itself—no rest for the wicked, you know. Before that happens, however, I want to reminisce about my fantastic 40-something hours (is that all?!) in Pittsburgh.

Thanks, Katie!

Thanks, Katie!

My reason for going to Pittsburgh this week was my dear friend Caitlin’s wedding. For those who don’t know—Caitlin and Sarah are actually the reason Suzlyfe exists! I had become friends with them on their blogs and social media, and it was a result of their final push/encouragement and support that I created this little place. I really think that my trip to meet Caitlin last year marks the beginning of a tremendous period of growth for me—I had just left my job, I was sort of adrift (and injured), and I was taking a leap of faith in so many ways. But that trip and our friendship has been one of the best investments I have ever made. And even though Alex couldn’t make the wedding, there was no way I was going to! 

What to do with 40 hours in South Side Pittsburgh:

Eat. Drink. People Watch. Hang out with Friends. Explore.

I can do that. 

Eat:

Firday nakama sushi, froyo asahi rye pittsburgh

Friday night I ended up at Nakama, a sushi and hibachi restaurant that I had seen in some publication, and let me tell you, I made a good choice. And after Jess had mentioned Asahi on twitter during one of our conversations, I decided to try that! Um, love it! I got Nakama onion soup (like a like French onion soup of sorts), seaweed salad (unpictured), and the Mango Tango roll (avocado, tuna, and asparagus wrapped in soy paper topped with mango, scallion, jalapeno, and a mango sauce). So freaking good.

nakama mango tango tuna roll

After hanging out there and finishing my beer, I decided to go in search of froyo, which I did photograph and share but which I nevertheless have no guilt over.The reason that I wanted to share it was because they had one of my favorite flavors: Taro! You know the white and purple speckled chips in the Terra chips bags? That is taro. It is a very popular tropical root, and the flavor of the froyo is like an Original tart but with more sweet than tart. That’s pretty much the only way to describe it. Plus, it’s purple.

Drink:

After that, I went and hung out at a coffee shop with a decaf Americano while I waited for Caitlin and Joe to finish up at the rehearsal dinner so that we could go for drinks at Acacia. Once they were en route, I headed over there and ended up chatting with the bartender about Chicago dining, liquors of various types, and mixology. BTW Acacia isn’t your ordinary bar—it is a speakeasy, and the “drinks” are incredibly crafted creations that often become entries in the cocktail competitions throughout the city. I couldn’t decide on what to get (and none of the cocktails were really speaking to me), and then I saw a Rye whiskey from Chicago and wanted to try that.

So Japanese beer, unaged Chicago whiskey. In Pittsburgh. Hmmmmm.

anchorman not even mad meme

Hang with Friends:

Finally, the crazy kids arrived, I bought them a round, and I hogged Caitlin for an hour or so as we watched drinks get made. Sorry, NOT sorry for monopolizing her. And doing it again the next morning! 

Explore:

mural birmingham bridge south side pittsburgh

Saturday was FREAKING GORGEOUS. C and I met up early for a walk along the river (we would have run, but she was threatened by her stylist under pain of death not to mess her hair up). 

helicopter hair meme

Run:

After we parted, I went and changed and got my run in before brunch with Gretchen!

pittsburgh riverfront skyline

Eat and Make New Friends:

suz gretchen urban tap pittsburgh

Saturday, I had breakfast at the hotel and then brunch/lunch with Gretchen! We met at Urban Tap and chattered away for well over an hour. Such a sweetheart! And I’m so jealous, she is going on a crazy amazing trip to Europe at the end of the week (?). I DIE.  But she had Frisbee business to get to, and I had to go and get somethings before I got ready. 

Pull a Suz:

Polar bear #facepalm

Polar bear #facepalm

Fall asleep for a very brief nap, sleep through your alarm, wake up at 3:15 when you have to be at the venue at 4 and it will take you a good 40 minutes to get there (2 miles, in heels). Get CRAZY blisters walking over there, but luckily you are in wedges.

(People) Watch one of your favorite people in the world get married to her love (who you also adore) in a fabulous venue filled with people who love them. By chance sit next to the one person that you really connected with from the Bridal Shower.

A beautiful ceremony, a gorgeous bride, a groom with hair on point (lol, Joe), and just so much love and happiness. 

caitlin joe wedding j verno pittsburgh

Eat (and drink), Make new friends:

A great cocktail hour, fabulous drinks, omnomnom.  Chatting with runners, non-runners, about everything while the bridal party gets taken around for shots around PGH. Bell’s Oberon for the win.

(Watch the couple) dance. I DIE.

 caitlin joe first dance

Eat:

Salad and then a magnificent steak. Way too much of it, but it wasn’t like I could give it back, and hey, girl needs her protein!

After a great speech by Joe’s brother and the cake cutting, the COOKIE BAR was opened. I remember from the beginning that Caitlin wanted this, and OMG she is a genius. I am so, so sososososo mad at myself for not taking a picture of it. Think like 20+ types of cookies on a 15 ft long table, with to-go boxes for you to fill as you desired. 

caitlin joe wedding cookie bar

This was my “take home” pile. Obviously not the ones that I ate….

And then the cake. Not only was it gorgeous, it was, honestly, one of the best “simple” cakes I’ve yet had. C told me the flavors exactly, but what I would say is that it was a vanilla sponge with a layer of almost Chantilly cream and then a light chocolate mousse that had a hint of coffee to it. Perfectly light, perfectly flavored, and just wow.

Dance, and throw down!

caitlin suz wedding

Though I didn’t see any live music during my time in South Side (which I could be berated for), I had a great time chatting with other guests and then dancing with everyone. And you know I danced till the end, particularly after “Turn Down For What” was put on.

It was a beautiful wedding, which I knew it would be, but more important to me than anything was the looks in Joe and Caitlin’s faces when they were looking at each other during the ceremony, and how at ease Caitlin (who is rather spotlight-averse) was in the midst of everything. Being a firsthand witness to her and Joe’s shared and individual happiness and shared love… I couldn’t have asked for more for her. And I wouldn’t have missed it.

Even for Boston. Yup. I said it.

pittsburgh blooms suzlyfe spring

Now I am back in Chicago, after one last morning walk through South Side for some pics for my architecture buffs (hello, 1901 church for sale!). I am back with my little family, making dinner, and getting prepared for the week (probably still doing so as you read this, haha).  And now it is raining after a weekend of perfect weather. But I’m almost ok with it, because how can I not be? I spent the weekend watching one of my closest friends marry her best friend, and now I get to come home to my best friend.

-Chelsea Patricia-

Photo credit: Chelsea Patricia

A little rain? I can take.

Good luck to all running Boston today! Nicole, Tina, Lori, Tina, Lora, Allison, and so many others. I hope that you have a fabulous time, and that the rain-induced chafing is minimal 😀

Who else thinks that a cookie bar is genius? When was the last time you went stag to a wedding (most importantly, where you knew minimal people)? 

What is more important at a wedding: a good drinks selection or good dessert?

What would you have done with an evening to yourself?

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73 Comments

  • Reply Heather @Fit n Cookies

    She looked gorgeous! Oh my gosh everything just looked perfect. So Sad I had to miss it 🙁 Also sad I missed your face! What a great weekend you had to come into town, though! I think it was t he best weekend we’ve had in months, haha.
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:08 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I brought it with me. I was so sad to have missed you, but I’m glad that you had a chill weekend–you needed it 😀 <3 <3

      April 21, 2015 at 2:01 pm
  • Reply Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Sounds like so much fun! Caitlin was a beautiful bride! I like to keep my drinks at weddings really simple…white wine (I don’t like drinking red at weddings because Im sure I would spill it on myself and my teeth would turn purple) or beer, and I feel like I always end up missing out on the dessert!
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:13 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      That is so tragic.

      April 21, 2015 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie

    What a fun weekend – and absolutely beautiful wedding!!!
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:15 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Stunning, right?

      April 21, 2015 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Annmarie

    Sounds like such a fun and yummy weekend and what a GORGEOUS wedding!!! I have been on the go a ton lately too and of course, it will only be getting busier with wedding season and such. If only there were extra hours in the day….
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      But then we would just be busier. Best not to give them too many options lol

      April 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Laura @ This Runner's Recipes

    What a fun wedding! That cookie bar looks delicious and tempting! We had cupcakes and a cookie bar at our wedding and it was one of my favorite parts.
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:43 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      nooooommmmmmmms

      April 21, 2015 at 2:02 pm
  • Reply Michele

    Wow you seriously had an amazing weekend! What a fabulous and fun wedding and yes that cookie bar is the best idea. I get more excited by a good dessert selection than drinks, somehow just adds fun to it although drinks do too, that’s a tough one!
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:47 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Especially if you can take the desserts home with you–and they are prepared for it!

      April 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply carissajade

    Ah man, what a whirl wind! Sounds like you got a ton in this weekend and i’m glad you had a great time. I keep having to add places to my list of future cities to visit and Pittsburgh looks awesome. Yay for new friends and old friends. Glad you had a fun time!
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You would adore PGH. Totally up your alley. Esp Lawrenceville and South Side!

      April 21, 2015 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I’ve never been there! Looks like a beautiful wedding and they got awesome weather too. Nice!
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:52 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Such a cool place. LOVE PGH

      April 21, 2015 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply lindsay

    hello gorgeous! you look better than the bride. haha, don’t tell her that. just kidding. But really, love it! and those eats. YES PLEASE
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:54 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Blaspheme! haha no, truly, she was spectacular. And the look… seriously.

      April 21, 2015 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Gretchen | Gretchruns

    Love all of your pictures! I’m so glad that the weather was beautiful while you were here (we got a big storm last night..good timing!!) and that wedding looks amazing. Have a great week!
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    April 20, 2015 at 7:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know! I’m so happy we got to meet! Now you go and have the best time abroad!

      April 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Sarah

    Sounds like an awesome weekend. I was just whining yesterday that all I want is sushi and wine. But I would take an Asahi too! that cookie bar sounds absolutely brilliant. Gosh I love weddings!
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    April 20, 2015 at 8:04 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      They make Asahi zero (nonalcoholic) apparently (I discovered this when looking it up). What about candy sushi lol. Can you have smoked salmon?

      April 21, 2015 at 1:58 pm
  • Reply Suzy

    Loved reading all of this! What would I do with an evening to myself? I would pack a bunch of clothes, drive out to the ocean and run along the SeaWall, then go get wine and plastic cups, fluff out a blanket and sit on the beach and watch the sunset. I’d read, I’d write, I’d listen to music. I’d eat chocolate. The cookie bar sounds perfect; what a great idea!
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    April 20, 2015 at 8:31 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      CAN I JOIN? Which I guess would defeat the purpose. But still.

      April 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Jen@jpabstfitness

    A lot of fun packed in to one weekend, love it! A cookie bar is freaking genius!
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    April 20, 2015 at 8:41 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Like, serious?! Who started that and can I hug them?

      April 21, 2015 at 1:56 pm
  • Reply Erin @ Erin's Inside Job

    Cookie bars are a big thing in PA weddings. They are indeed spectacular. Also, taro is definitely the best flavor froyo there is and I used to get an entire giant container of it with no toppings and eat it almost everyday. It may have been a problem.
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    April 20, 2015 at 9:03 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      How did I not know this? We need to make it a national thing. For real.
      OMG we are going on a hunt for taro and we are going to get so much and it will be amazing.

      April 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Ang @ Nutty for Life

    Cookie tables! Ah, the best part of Pittsburgh weddings. A lot of people don’t understand what “cookie table” means outside of our region here. My cousin had one at his wedding & a lot of their guests were from Maryland & FREAKING out over how amazing an entire cookie table is. I’m trying to convince Erin to get one for her wedding since she lives in Pgh even though she’s not an OG Pittsburgher. Glad you had a fun time! My friend was just telling me how cool Acacia is the other day. I haven’t been yet. PS the bride looked beautiful!
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    April 20, 2015 at 9:10 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      You must go to Acacia. Totally recommend. This was my 3rd time (?) being there? PS I miss you!!!!
      And you PGH’rs are brillz I tell you. Brillz.

      April 21, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Sara @ Lake Shore Runner

    Looks like you had an awesome weekend! Glad it was so much fun. And ohhhh that cookie bar 🙂
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    April 20, 2015 at 9:16 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      OMG BAILEY”S BAR

      April 21, 2015 at 1:54 pm
  • Reply Sarah @pickyrunner

    Still so sad we were there different weekends. I decided I love Pittsburgh now. Caitlin looked GORGEOUS, her venue and cake look amazing, and I’m glad you got such a great weekend in the city. And jealous you had brunch with Gretchen! Ahhh what a perfect weekend with friends. South Side is where we spent the majority of our time too and I really liked it there. We need to plan a trip. Seriously.
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    April 20, 2015 at 9:19 am
    • Reply Gretchen

      Girl next time you’re here or I’m in DC we’re getting brunch 🙂 and will talk about Copenhagen!
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      April 20, 2015 at 9:15 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know! Just missed each other. One day, we will meet, and the world will explode. But it will be ok because it will be a metaphorical world (I needed to add that so that we will meet sooner and not at the end of the world).
      But yes. It will be MAGICAL ;D

      April 21, 2015 at 1:53 pm
  • Reply Erin@BeetsPerMinute

    Um a cookie bar is genius, but when it comes to weddings I probably would be more into the drinks. #Lush I went stag to a wedding I was MOH in, and after my toast I had a bunch of creepy guys asking me why I couldn’t get a date. Nice, huh? Looks like you had a wonderful weekend! 🙂
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    April 20, 2015 at 9:45 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      hahahahaha
      and omg what a$$es. I would have bitch slapped them so hard!

      April 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Lauren @ ihadabiglunch

    Aw I can just hear how grateful and content you are with your life right now! Isn’t it awesome when you work so hard to create a life that you love and then you just step back and look, in awe, at how lucky you are? Everything sounds amazing about the weekend 🙂 the cake looks gorgeous!! I’d totally do some kind of dessert bar…maybe a candy bar? Maybe a cookie one? Idk!
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    April 20, 2015 at 9:51 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I want to do an event with a froyo bar. THEN I will be grateful and content!
      OMG VELVET TACO BAR
      But yes, I really am happy. My life isn’t perfect, but I’ve got some really amazing people in it, and I wouldn’t trade it!

      April 21, 2015 at 1:51 pm
  • Reply Jessie

    Caitlin looked absolutely gorgeous on her wedding day. I still remember the day she announced her engagement. It really does feel like it was just the other day. Couldn’t be happier for her & Joe. Glad you were able to be there for such a special occasion. It’s wonderful the type of friendships blogging can make 🙂

    April 20, 2015 at 10:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know. It really is something, isn’t it? To imagine that you can meet someone like that, and they are just another part of you.

      April 21, 2015 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Ursula

    How cool that you guys met through social media! YAH Blogging
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    April 20, 2015 at 11:22 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know, right? Who would have thought????
      I still want to see the pics from your shindig, btw!

      April 21, 2015 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Anna @ Piper's Run

    Ummm, the cookie bar sounds fantastic! My brother and SIL did a candy bar….that was fun:) There is nothing better then {a cookie/candy bar – kidding}….then seeing your best friend get married. Nothing like *love* 🙂
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    April 20, 2015 at 11:32 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Except when you get to do so and then have a cookie bar

      April 21, 2015 at 1:49 pm
  • Reply Suzlyfe's mommy, Clare

    I’m so glad you had the chance to be there and enjoy their wedding. I’ve loved all of the pictures of them that I’ve seen over the months on Caitlin’s blog and yours!

    My weekend was a very special one, too. One I’ll share more about later but -long story short- I went to my 40th College reunion at Duke. There was a very special group of old (no, gently aging) friends who came together and laughed, told stories on and about each other. This weekend will always be a great gift in my life.
    For a couple of us, it had actually been 40 years since we’d seen each other, and we picked up like it had been just yesterday.

    April 20, 2015 at 11:36 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know, I can’t wait to hear about it but I knew you were traveling. I’ll text you and we’ll figure out a time to talk about it!

      April 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Tiffany @ The Chi-Athlete

    What a terrific weekend, doode! And a BEAUTIFUL wedding! I love all of the dramatic lighting. <3
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    April 20, 2015 at 11:56 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Isn’t it fab?? So different from my wedding, but I Loved it!

      April 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Rae

    Cookie bar is, in fact genius. I’ve also been to weddings with candy bars, which was almost as excellent. I haven’t been to a wedding stag since 2009, when Ben was doing a semester abroad in Germany, and I went to two weddings in a month by myself. It worked out fine, although I obviously would have preferred to have my Ben with me.
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    April 20, 2015 at 12:53 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I know…. it’s so hard not to have your boo there!

      April 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm
  • Reply Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants

    A cookie bar, now that’s what’s up 🙂 We had a dessert table with s’mores, cupcakes, cookies, bars, etc. at ours and it was one of the best Wedding decisions we made. Of course, I’m a dessert kinda lady! Glad you had such an amazing weekend!!
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    April 20, 2015 at 1:10 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
      Now I am craving s’mores. Excellent. (throws hands up in air)

      April 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Farrah

    Holy crap, that sushi place looks good. + hooray for getting to spend time with great people!

    “I spent the weekend watching one of my closest friends marry her best friend, and now I get to come home to my best friend.” <– that is awesome in every way. :]

    I'd definitely go with good desserts for a wedding (biased since I don't drink, har har)! :]!

    April 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Not biased–just smart 😀 Sugar drunk lol. And it really was everything. I wish Alex could’ve been there, but at least I got to bring him cookies 😀

      April 21, 2015 at 1:47 pm
  • Reply Jess @hellotofit

    Good dessert def trumps good alcohol, for me at least 🙂 ahhh I’d be all over that cookie bar. My uncle his now wife had an ice cream sundae bar, which was genius!!
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Heck yes! I originally wanted a froyo bar at our wedding, but cost was prohibitive. Dammit.

      April 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Pragati // Simple Medicine

    we kind of had a fiasco with our wedding cake so I vote dessert over drinks. Plus, drinks are drinks as long as the bar is open! I’ve never gone stag to a wedding but I’m sure it meant the world to your friends to have you there <3
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    April 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Wedding Cake fiasco? NOOOOOO That happened to one of the weddings my wedding planner worked on–they ran to Whole Foods and got a ton of cupcakes! And I haven’t questioned my decision to be there for a second–I just hope she knows how much it meant to ME!

      April 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Jill

    Love the cookie bar idea! I went to a wedding once that had a candy bar where you could fill up a take home bag with every kind of candy you could imagine. It was AWESOME and I def am doing that for my future wedding!!
    Stag at weddings? Um almost eats for me Bc I’m perpetually single. I can only hope this will not be the case at my own wedding. HAHA
    Sounds like a wonderful weekend Suze!
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    April 20, 2015 at 8:29 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      If you are stag at your own wedding, I will gladly fill in 😀

      April 21, 2015 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply Sam & Pancakewarriors

    I saw glimpses of this on facebook and ig. What a beautiful bride/wedding. Send me your cookies!!! That was so smart. Ove never been to Pittsburg but it looks like fun! Hope your blistered feet are ok!!
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    April 20, 2015 at 11:20 pm
    • Reply suzlyfe

      They are healing very quickly, luckily. But DANG that was a big one! And she was simply exquisite. And apparently cookie bars are a PGH thing? They are so smart!!!

      April 21, 2015 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply meredith @ The Cookie ChRUNicles

    I think you know my answer— Dessert! Of course!
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    April 21, 2015 at 5:07 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Never doubted you for a second 😀

      April 21, 2015 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Mar @ Mar on the Run

    First things first, I love Nakama!!!!! My mom introduced me to it which surprised me because I never pegged her for c a sushi gal. I digress… sounds like a marvelous weekend. I’m homesick, haven’t been to Pittsburgh since new year’s 🙁 next week though!
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    April 21, 2015 at 6:44 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Mmmmm Nakama was sooooo good. And the people watching was par excelllllllence

      April 21, 2015 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    Sounds like so much fun! And ummm Dessert or wine…I can’t choose between the two, not fair. I love weddings, but sadly all of our friends are married now, so no more for us until it’s our kids! And of course you would choose them over Boston! That is a no brainer!! Oh, and as for food in Paris, can you believe we had to HUNT for a French restaurant! Most restaurants were Italian!! Crazy!
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    April 21, 2015 at 7:17 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hahaha, what area of the city were you in?? Where we were was lots of French restaurants and also some Persian/Middle Eastern. But mostly French 😀

      April 21, 2015 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply Nicole@thegirlwhoraneverywherethe

    A cookie bar is so insanely genius I can’t believe I’ve never heard of it !! I love that she still had a cake too…you got all the good eats! I want to go & relive your food weekend, nomnomnom!

    April 22, 2015 at 7:39 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      I think your weekend was pretty darn good yourself, missy!

      April 22, 2015 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Arman @ thebigmansworld

    Hai, just your casual stalker here. Posts like this make me so happy. REAL blog friends. Key word, real.
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    April 26, 2015 at 4:38 am
    • Reply suzlyfe

      Hey there casual stalker 😀 Yup, I take my blog friends seriously. Caitlin is part of my family. Period.

      April 27, 2015 at 2:30 pm

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