Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Jetsetter

Woah. Today's Wednesday. 3rd week of school + training new student employees = Bad Blogger. Forgive me?
Connor and I were invited to go to Charlottesville for a football game via private jet last weekend. It was incredibly baller. Weekend in pictures:
Excited dorks
Our plane {on the left}...a Cessna Citation XLS

View from take-off. What was cool about flying private was that we could keep our phones on the entire flight. It's the little things... 
 We brought a box of pastries from Sunflour and had some Champers with it. It was a perfect start to our trip
Connor and I signed up to host the Tailgate, since my parent's have an awesome parking spot. We drove around picking up food and booze as soon as we landed, and got quite a lot of grub. Ham biscuits, fried chicken, tater salad, antipasto platter, hummus, quiche, bacon/chive dip, artichoke dip all from Foods of All Nations. I made little drink stirrers, like the ones from my Etsy shop, and little skewers to decorate. I also picked up some cute chevron paper straws in orange & blue.

  We hung out for about 2 hours, then went into the game. It was quite a rainy day, so I didn't want to sit in the rain. Luckily, it lightened up during most of the game. The other couple we flew with got us 3rd row seats.  Like I said....BALLER STATUS
 Things got hazy after we started kicking VMI's you-know-what. We left after halftime, and tailgated just a little bit more. It started raining pretty hard then, so we made our way to our host's daughter's dorm (right by the stadium), and hung out with her a little bit before we had to get ready for dinner.

Dinner was also so awesome. Our hosts reserved the private room at Hamilton's for their family, daughter + 6 friends. It was a full house! There was even more food + wine that was passed around at dinner. We had a great time!

We had starters:
Crispy Cornmeal Dusted Calamari Salad
{Pepperoncini, Picholine Olives, Arugula, Local Cherry Tomatoes and a Lemon-Herb Dressing}
Tomato Red Curry Braised Polyface Farm Naturally Raised Chicken
{Golden Raisins and Bell Peppers over Housemade Gnocchi and Seasonal Greens}
I of course was 3 glasses of Pinot deep when the entree came around, so I forgot to snap a photo. I ordered one of my favorite dishes:
Housemade Spaghetti with Rock Barn Italian Sausage 
{Local Kale, Cherry Tomatoes, Local Zucchini and a Roasted Red Pepper Sofrito Sauce Caromont Mt. Alto "Feta"}
After dinner & dessert, we decided to take a cab home instead of going out. That was a brilliant idea.
Sunday morning, Connor and I got up early (not intentional), and headed out to the Corner for bagels and coffee. Vita Coco was also necessary.
Feeling refreshed, we walked around Grounds. The rain from the day before brought in incredibly gorgeous weather!
The Rotunda's copper dome is a sight to behold. Obsessed, Mr. Jefferson
We moseyed back to the airport, and it was just so gorgeous out that I simply had to take more photos
Our hostess rode on the baggage cart. She's a trip!
Our group sad to leave
Our ride for the weekend
Sad to leave! The pilot took this.

{sidenote: Boston Terrier w/ a bowtie sweater was a major find at Old Navy last week!}
Last view of the Blue Ridge for a while. Oh Virginia...I love you
When we got back, we noticed the NY Giant's logo on the plane in the middle back. I think it was the owner's. The "parking lot" was full that day...a lot of people must have flown in the for Panthers v. Giants game!
After taking a much-needed nap, we headed out to Pho Hoa on Central. This is my favorite place in Charlotte for Pho, and I ordered their Bubble Tea for the first time....it did not disappoint! We like to eat "spicy asian soup" anytime we're hungover, and this totally hit the spot. Don't judge, but I almost finished my whole bowl! It was just what we needed.
Thanks for reading!
xoxo,
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1 comment:

Dee Stephens said...

I like to eat pizza when hungover. Baller weekend for sure! Love when that happens!