Here’s my top 10 (a la David Letterman) of the best events I attended in 2015; I am exciting to share this post with you! 😀
10. Neighborhood Flea
My Mom and I had a FABULOUS time at the Mother’s Day Neighborhood Flea! I enjoyed a free yoga class, I browsed and shopped through the vendors, and of COURSE I dined from a food truck (The Mac & Gold Truck specifically). I HIGHLY recommend the truck’s
lobster mac ‘n’ cheese!
9. Urban Supper Picnic
Thanks to the eatPGH ladies, they brought Keith Fuller (Root 174), Brian Pekarcik (Grit & Grace, BRGR, Spoon & Willow) and Richard DeShantz (Meat & Potatoes, Butcher & the Rye, Tako, and the upcoming Pork & Beans) together in one place for a truly scrumptious urban picnic right in downtown Pittsburgh!
8. Oms in the Outfield
Stacey Vespaziani, Sally Sherman, a herd of volunteer yoga assistants, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chelsea Collective organized a fun yoga day at PNC Park!
7. Yoga in the Square
I really enjoyed Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, Fittsburgh, and Lululemon‘s summer Yoga in the Square series! I had a chance to attend classes with Dezza from the Yoga Hive and Salt Power Yoga, and Sharon of Urban Elements and Cycology! Although, the highlight was being one of the four assistants for Stacey Vespaziani of South Hills Power Yoga‘s Yoga in the Square class!
6. Cocktails and Construction at Station
I REALLY enjoyed the Cocktails & Construction event at Station, before they opened; Curtis Gamble was such a gracious host, and the food was INCREDIBLE! I definitely want to make a return visit to Station in 2016!
5. One Whirl Yoga Fest + Healthy Lifestyle Expo
There was Acro Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Cashew Milk Coffee (which was stellar), and plenty of juice, healthy food and merchandise for all!
4. Beer + Yoga Blowout
THE best craft beer I’ve EVER had from the Brew Gentlemen, AMAZING chicken and waffles (and ice cream) from the Second Breakfast Food Truck, and yoga by South Hills Power Yoga! I couldn’t have asked for a better day! Also, I truly fell in love with the neighborhood of Braddock!
3. Kevin Sousa’s Farm Dinner at Churchview Farm
I loved the rustic feel of Churchview Farm, combined with the sophistication of Kevin Sousa‘s food! Truly an evening fit for a Foodie Queen (or King), tucked away in the South Hills of Pittsburgh!
2. Late Night Dinner at Studio A.M.
Everything about this evening was magical! The food from Chef Steve and Jamilka Borges was truly breath-taking! Server Dan did a meticulous job of explaining and serving each course. Bobby Fry served as the mixologist, wine sommelier, and philosopher of the evening, while Baron Batch and his publicist Renee spoke about current and upcoming projects for Studio A.M.! Truly an evening I will never forget; thanks to The Food Tasters for the invite!
1. Fearless Warrior Conference
Truly a groundbreaking day! The first EVER Fearless Warrior Conference was held on Sunday, October 11th, 2015 at the Hotel Monaco in downtown Pittsburgh. The conference was founded by Hayley Worthman (Ashtanga, Rocket and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher), and was constructed to teach others to conquer fears through yoga, meditation and storytelling. Two of the many things that I learned: 1) “you have to have fear in order to become fearless”, and 2) breaking down your fearless into small tangible steps will overtime lead to big results. Thanks to this conference, I am conquering my own fears and obstacles in life, and I am pursuing my passions more deeply. ❤
Cheers to a wonderful 2015, and an even better 2016!
-Friendly Fitness Foodie