A Date with the Madre

Hey friends hey 😀 How’s your morning going??

I took my madre on a little date last night 🙂

We already have tickets to see Wicked while it’s here (two times, haha) but figured we’d take a chance at the Wicked lottery. If we won, fabulous, if not, we’d just grab dinner by the university. 2 hours before every show (they do this in NY, too), you can wait in line to put your name in for orchestra seats. If they call your name, you get up to two baller spots for $25 each. Amazing.

They stamped our hands with a lovely bright green witch hat:


and I proceeded to get it all over my shirt within 5 minutes- you can’t take me anywhere 😉

Everyone who waited in the lottery was so nice – we cheered for each person when their name was called. Then they called my madre’s name! Wahoo 🙂


We had some time before the show, so we grabbed some dinner at Lovin’ Spoonfuls, an awesome vegetarian restaurant.

We each enjoyed the garden veggie plate:


A mountain of roasted veggies atop brown rice with a tahini sauce

+ garden salad with balsamic


Every time I eat at Lovin’ Spoonfuls, I want to go hug the owner and say thank you. The food is always so delicious, fresh and it feels like someone in your family just made it for you.

Inside the theatre, we grabbed some coffee, a reusable shopper and Wicked coffee mug


and watched a stellar performance of my all-time favorite musical (and that’s coming from a HUGE musical theatre nerd).


I had the chance of seeing Wicked a couple of years ago in NY and it was just as amazing as I remembered- so good it will make you want to cry 🙂


It was the madre’s first time and she LOVED it, too. We spent the entire car ride back to the madre’s gushing about the intricate costumes, the buttery voices and Fiero’s supreme hawtness. 😉

This morning, I’m off to make some b-fast and take the puppers for a walk before yoga.

Have a great day <3


Today’s workout jam: ‘United State of Pop 2010” DJ Earworm (He has incredible mixes, perfect for working out)

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  1. Ashley @ quasichick on January 8, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    I have never seen Wicked, but I really want too..I think I need to add that to my 2011 goals 🙂

  2. Mel on January 8, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Contrats on winning!!! Lucky girl 🙂 I want to see Wicked so bad! Yummy eats. This reminds me- I need to make Tahini dressing again soon!!

  3. Allison @ Food For Healing on January 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    sounds like such a perfect date! moms are the best

  4. Errign on January 8, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    I like DJ Earworm’s newest mix too – Like OMG Baby 🙂

  5. Emma on January 8, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    I <3 Wicked! "Flying high, defying gravity….la la la" 🙂 x x

  6. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on January 8, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    That so cool your mom won the Wicked Lottery!! Glad you two had fun. 🙂

  7. Jenna on January 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    I’m so jealous! I’ve been wanting to see Wicked for such a long time now. My mom recently visited me down in DC and I took her to the Kennedy Center to see South Pacific. It was awesome, and if you haven’t seen it I’d definitely recommend!

  8. The Pilot on January 8, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Luck of the madre 🙂 Glad you got such good seats, baby! Love you!!

  9. Heather on January 8, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Sooo since I’m living in NYC until July, I take it Wicked needs to be one of the shows I see while I’m here 🙂 Glad you had a nice time with your mom, you deserve it!

    • Fitnessista on January 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

      not even a question- if you can, do it! i promise you’ll love it

  10. Mal on January 8, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Sooo fun. I’m obsessed with Wicked. I have a tattoo that is Elphaba green and says “defy gravity.” It is my helpful reminder to beat the odds!

  11. Christin@purplebirdblog on January 8, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I am dying to see Wicked!

  12. Lindsay on January 8, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I have seen Wicked Twice and I loved it both times. I LOVED that I saw something a little different each time I saw it and each time I saw it I was in awe!! 🙂

  13. Jenn on January 8, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Yay! I am glad that you loved Wicked. That same traveling show will be soon heading to Albuquerque and my husband and I have tickets. Can’t wait!

  14. Kate@andwhenshesays on January 9, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Ooh Lovin Spoonfuls! I’m so sad I didn’t get over there (or to Blue Willow, grrr) while I was in town over the holidays – it is on my Must Do list next time. What do you recommend? Or is it too hard to pick lol.

    • Fitnessista on January 9, 2011 at 10:12 am

      everything i’ve tried has been amazing

  15. Jen on January 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    what a great deal, I should see if they do that in boston. When I was in high school my chorus class, raised money to go do a competition and while there we got to pick from a few diffrent broadway shows. I picked phantom of the opera, I have been in love ever since my friend and I watched the movie when I was a little girl. It blew my mind and I can’t wait to get back to NYC to see another one.

  16. Emily on January 9, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Wicked is my absolute favourite musical- I had the chance to see it in London a few years ago and it sounds strange with British accents, but is so amazing at the same time! Plus our Fiyero was pretty hot too 😉

  17. Haleigh on January 9, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Wicked is my favorite musical too 🙂

  18. Dominique on January 10, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I’m so jealous that you won the lottery! Wicked was here in Toronto for 5 weeks and the BF and I wanted to purchase tickets but they were all sold out. We tried the lottery four different times and each time we didn’t win. It was quite the bummer. I’m trying to convince that a trip to NYC is in order but so far, no luck 😉

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