Healthy Living Summit 2010 Part I

by Nicci on 08/17/2010

I’m still on cloud nine from the Healthy Living Summit: Bloggers for a Balanced Lifestyle.  I met the so many amazing people, finally met bloggers I’ve tweeted and chatted with for over a year and learned a great deal of information.

Welcome to downtown Chicago.



After checking into the hotel and meeting my roommates, we met with some other bloggers and headed to Raw for lunch.


My first Raw experience. 

The owner provided samples for us to try.

A delicious raw ravioli, way tastier than cooked ravioli. 

 Raw lemon square dessert.

I tried the raw Spaghetti and Meatballs. Perfecttion.

Orange Silky truffles for dessert…Yum

Everyone enjoyed the raw experience and I know I’ll definitely need to try more raw foods, in my local area!

(myself, Dorry, Jessica, Courtney, Jessie, Erin)

Later that night, we caught the Blue Line to the OpenSky Cocktail Party at Laselle Power Co.


I loved meeting bloggers friends in real life.

Morgan and I

Swanky Party on the third level of Lasalle Power Co.

 Freya, myself, Shannon and CaSaundra

After a few drinks, eats and chatting I headed back to the hotel with my roommates to prepare for the first day of the Summit. The party was only three hours but I was dead tired from traveling and packing the night before.

Whose eaten Raw food before, what was your favorite dish?

Big thanks to my Chicago HLS trip sponsor again!!
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Erica August 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm

SO cool. Wish I could have gone to the HLS! The raw restaurant looks incredible. I have a spiralizer…I need to try making your dish at home!

Joslyn @ missfitbliss August 18, 2010 at 10:20 am

Hey there Nicci! This is my first time to your site and I love it! The raw food looks deelish. Hoping to join you next year at HLS and Fitbloggin in May;)

Heather (Where's the Beach) August 18, 2010 at 7:58 am

I so wish I could have made it to HLS. It sounds like everyone had so much fun and learned so much as well. I would love to try some really good raw recipes. There are definitely no raw restaurants or options here.

Brittany August 18, 2010 at 7:06 am

OMG, looks like soooo much fun. I was so jealous that I couldn’t go. Adding it to my list of conferences to attend next year!

Nicci August 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Britt, you would enjoy it. There is always next year.

CaSaundra August 18, 2010 at 6:24 am

Oo I wish I would have gotten the chance to try some of that raw food–looks so good! It was such a blast getting to meet you–keep in touch!! :-)

diana (mymarblerye) August 18, 2010 at 4:50 am

sooo jealous…the fun, the PEOPLE, the food…I’ve never had raw food before but I wanna!! Or I’ll buy a box of sprouts and eat it from the box. haha jk.

christina August 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm

glad you had fun! i’m so jealous. i want to go next year. i love that raw has a lime green menu!

Jolene ( August 17, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Sounds like a great trip!!! I wish I could have gone!

Allison August 17, 2010 at 7:24 pm

I’m SO glad you found my new blog! I’ve missed your comments and I loved your catch up from the HLS! I wish I could’ve been there! You look beautiful in the pink and black dress!! Have a great night, girl!

Erin @ A Girl & Her Mutt August 17, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Your dress was great that night! I love all the photos of the city. They are great!

Nicci August 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm

I loved your dress too, super cute. Oh, and I bought that dress 2 yrs ago for as wedding. It needed to be worn again. lol

ronnie August 17, 2010 at 7:16 pm

New reader here!! :) I’ve always wanted to visit Chi-town. HLS looks like a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed your vacation!

Lyddiegal August 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Sounds like a fun trip, it must be cool to meet all your blogger friends!
Raw food looks so good, I think I’d love a raw ravioli!

Raya @ Raya Runs August 17, 2010 at 6:42 pm

I love your dress!! Super cute!

Dorry August 17, 2010 at 4:50 pm

Hi gorgeous gal! So glad I met you this weekend. Let’s get together sometime soon!!

Nicci August 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Dorry, I want to organize a blogger dinner for bloggers in our area very soon!!

Katie August 17, 2010 at 3:07 pm

What a fun trip! I love recognizing all those familiar faces :-)

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