Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Go Palladio

A long-awaited shopping center in our area called Palladio at Broadstone is finally starting to fill up their vacant storefronts with wonderful new shops and restaurants. Yesterday, I had a fabulous day at Palladio exploring, playing, and tasting. Here's how it all went down...

gatherin some groceries. First stop was Whole Foods Market! If you have never been to this store, get there quick. It is the Ritz Carlton of grocery chains. They have a vast array of delicious prepared foods, organic, fresh produce and all kinds of health food products.  Since A and I are both vegetarians, this is our fave spot to shop for groceries. A's quote of the day - "you feel healthy just walking down the aisles in this store."

great deal tuesdays. I treated my grandmother to a movie and it only cost me ten dollars TOTAL. That's it. I can't even buy us each a coffee drink at Starbucks for that price. Yet, we spent two hours watching a cute chic flick, One For the Money. Apparently the movie is based on the Stephanie Plum book series (which I haven't read). It was funny and entertaining. But I am still not sure that I buy Katherine Heigl as a jersey girl. What do you think?

grubbin. Met my girls for dinner at Blue Nami Sushi and enjoyed a phenomenal happy hour deal. $4 appetizers and $2 draft beers. You can't beat that! Normally, happy hour ends around 6pm which is the absolute earliest that most people can get to a restaurant after they get off work. What a scam! Not this place, happy hour is on until 8pm. And the food was very inventive and creative. 4 stars.

ga ga over gifts. A store called Kirkland's caught my eye so I had to go check it out. This place has THE cutest home decor and unique gift items. Finding this hidden gem is going to cost me. In fact, it already did cost me...over $200 yesterday on artwork and other cute stuff that I couldn't pass up. I mean let's be serious, where else can you find a cowboy boot night light? How cute is this?

green tea swirly goodness. Last but certainly not least, it's impossible to get in the car and drive away without indulging in a little Pinkberry on the way home. Even during the winter when it's freezing cold outside, ya gotta crank up the heater and take that baby to-go. Yummy tart, frozen yogurt topped with granola and coconut! Nuff said. (and if you're still looking for a deal, show them your movie ticket stub and receive 10% off)

Needless to say, yesterday was a good day! Thanks Palladio. In the next few months, more stores and restaurants will be opening so check back for more reviews. Coming soon...

girl's night out. Toby Keith's new country bar will have all the ladies out in their short skirts and new boots for a night of live music and dancing. And my girlfriends and I are no exception!

glam garments. British inspired frocks from H&M and always classic wardrobe from White House Black Market. We'll be checking out what's hot this season!


Sara said...

Loving that the stores are starting to open... and how did I miss that night light at Kirkland's when I was there over the weekend?!?!

Shannon Elise said...

I can't wait for "I Love this Bar & Grill" to open. Love me some country music & line dancing. Yee-haw!

Heather said...

I am about to die over how amazing that sushi looks. And so jealous that you have a pinkberry near you!! Wish we had a place like Palladio around here - sounds like a good time.

Ocean Dreams said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment...that sushi picture is making me hungry!

I really need to try pinkberry again. I don't like their tart flavors but they have chocolate now so I need to try it.

Hope your week is going well!

Valerie Griffin said...

Whole Foods is my favorite store! Going today actually!

The Stephanie Plum series is so good! I've only read the first 3, but I loved them!

I'm your newest follower! Yay! :)

Still hoping said...

Ooohh... you'll be spending some serious time at this place! It sounds wonderful!

chelsea said...

that night lamp is so cute. i would not have been able to pass it up either. i am a new follower of your blog. i can't wait to read more. check out my blog. if you like it follow along and be sure to enter my giveaway.
happy sunday

Kristen said...

You lucky girl, I love that watch! I'm now following and just grabbed your button :)

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