Luck of the Mexican

It was a glorious St. Patrick’s Day and Saturday over here- hope yours was as well! <3

The morning started off on 4th Ave, which I haven’t ventured over to in quite a while.

4th ave

Little bars and a couple of clubs, lots of cute vintage shops, a health food store, restaurants, and coffee shops.

It’s also home of Breakout Studios, which has AMAZING dance and cardio classes:


Marisa and I took DJ dance cardio (live DJ!!) and a 1/2 hour tap class- it felt so weird/good to tap again! My boss taught both of the classes, and she is the type of instructor I aspire to be. She’s incredible.

The Pilot and Liv met us for lunch at B Line:

b line

Revolving dessert case of  glory:

dessert case

Dessert first:


Malbec for me, milk stout for the mister

wine and beer

and the best restaurant salad I’ve had in a while.

salmon salad 3

Greens, veg, blackened salmon, raisins, sunflower seeds and a ginger vinaigrette

We came back home for a family siesta, and then everyone came over here for a legendary St. Patrick’s Day feast, courtesy of the madre. My family loves St. Patrick’s Day, and mom usually goes all out with the eats.

Corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and carrots

corned beef and veg

Chicken, potatoes and carrots

chicken and veg2

Green cake and ice cream


and gf (!!!) lime cupcakes.


I’ll probably have another one crumbled atop this morning’s oatmeal 🙂

Green scrooges:

pilot19 me and bell11

(Counting down the days left in Mustache March, haha)

Having everyone over always makes my heart happy. When we bought our house, we were hoping that everyone would want to come over here and hang out, and we’re glad it’s turned into one of the family and friend hubs 🙂

Hope you guys had a safe and enjoyable night! Remember, coconut water is great for hangovers 😉



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  1. Michaela on March 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Aw, sounds like you had a lovely time!
    Love all the potatoes- definitely VERY Irish 😉
    I have never heard of coconut water curing hangovers. Must keep that in mind, haha.

  2. Katie @ Talk Less, Say More on March 18, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Looks like a fun day! I hope to have a home someday that I want people to come over. My current place I just want everyone to stay away… 🙁

  3. Krystina (Krystina Zena) on March 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I have the biggest craving for cookies and that picture of the pb cookie isn’t helping. 😛

  4. KaraHadley on March 18, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    All of that sounds so fun, and I’m way jealous of your green dessert.

  5. Jennifer on March 18, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Looks like you did a great job of celebrating the culinary side of St Patty’s Day! 🙂

  6. Erin @ Girl Gone Veggie on March 18, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Thanks for the tip on coconut water! Glad you had awesome exercise classes and a delicious lunch! Bella is looking so adorable btw!

  7. Aylin @ Glow Kitchen on March 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Mmmmm green cakeeee. Glad you had a great day–I love when my home is a hub for friends 🙂

  8. Olivia on March 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    lime cupcakes. yummmmmm! also that pb cookie looks delish.

  9. Valerie @ FreshMutz on March 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    i would love to take a tap class again. sometimes i dance around in the in my garage so i don’t scuff the newly re-finished hwfloors, but that is so bad for my knees. Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Malbec and green-scrooging were a part of mine, too.

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks on March 18, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Love that you were able to get a workout in with a friend AND some time with your family…and what great eats from the PB cookie to the salmon to the key lime GF cupcakes. Way to do it right on a Sunday morning!

  11. kari on March 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Gina the food looks so yummy. It’s great that you and your family get together all the time.

  12. Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed on March 18, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Looks like an awesome St. Patty’s Day! We enjoyed some authentic Irish food for bfast… cooked by a real Irishman! I had no idea what half of the things on my plate were but the whole thing was so delicious. I love that you get together with your fam on the regular… we’re having my parents over for dinner on Friday 🙂

  13. Allison on March 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    that salad looks amazing! yum!

  14. Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana on March 18, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    It’s really nice when your family/friends can come and hang at your place, especially when you have a little one and all your gear is at home 🙂 That salad looks really yummy, I’m loving salmon right now!

  15. kaila@ healthy helper blog! on March 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    That food looks delicious! Love the green themed desserts! Mint chocolate chip is my all time favorite icecream!!

  16. Krista @ A Belle in DC on March 19, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Those cookies and Malbec are making me wish it was still the weekend! looks like a fun weekend!

  17. Life's a Bowl on March 20, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    Sounds like you had a lucky St. Patty’s Day! And the lime cupcakes sound so good- a key lime pie cupcake now sounds good too [perfect for spring and the warmer weather] 😀

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