Monday, December 12, 2011

How to Host Out of Town Visitors

{Obligatory blogger shot at a farmer's market} 

Normally, Tuesday posts are reserved for the often imitated, never duplicated (it's probably true) TwoFaced recipe series, in which The Paleo Project and I take one shared ingredient and whip up our own paleo masterpiece. But not today. Instead, I bring you photographic evidence as to why there was no paleo cooking or baking this week (spoiler alert: it involves alcohol and non-paleo food). 

You see, continuing our blog BFF adventures, Jenna came down this weekend just to visit me for Blogger Blitz DC and stayed at the CupcakesOMG! abode. I don't know if it was the making her sleep on my couch part, force feeding her carbohydrates, or missing out on basically any and all D.C. sightseeing, but at some point this weekend, I realized I was a terrible hostess. I'm hoping that some of our new inside jokes and a rare glimpse into life with Kyle made the visit totally worth it for her, otherwise,
{First stop of the trip--a house of chocolate!}
{Peanut Butter Hot Chocolate with a homemade marshmallow. I mean, have you even HAD
a homemade marshmallow? It's like the angels were sitting around one day and all "let's make
the most delicious treat of all time" and then the prettiest of the angels took the lightest of the
sweetest clouds and dropped it down to Earth in little bite-sized squares. The end.}

Following a busy day of eating, shopping, and the watching half of The Help on OnDemand, we decided we should venture out for more eating and a lot more drinking.
{Kyle joined up with us at dinner and picked up the tab. He's a regular sugar daddy!}
{I do like to enjoy a beer through a straw sometimes, yes. This, however is plain ridiculous,
but for what it's worth, I was trying to play them like a harmonica. I don't even know
HOW to play the harmonica, btw.}

Jenna's second/last day in D.C. included brunch at Liberty Tavern, which happens to have one of the best brunch buffets in all the land. It also makes for great posing opportunities.
{Thank god we're eating again!!!}
{The one "monument" of sorts I let Jenna see--the fountain at Dupont Circle}

When's the last time you hosted a visitor? Do you cook for guests or do you go out?? Am I a bad hostess for not taking visitors to see the sights???


Jenna | The Paleo Project said...

Oh my god this post made me cry/giggle. I want to come back! I miss your couch, Kyle's animal-like grunts, and all the food!! You were the best hostess!

Jihane @ Sinful Sundays said...

Ha! You're so cute. The Dupont Circle fountain as a monument. :)

I think you were a great hostess! Whenever people come visit me I do not take them to see proper DC sites unless they specifically ask for it. I feel like there's a better time to be had doing other fun things than trudging around the monuments with 10,000 other tourists. yech.

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Lydia Armstrong said...

Homemade marshmallow??!!! I need one of those. And peanut butter hot chocolate??? Jeez.

A friend of mine had the obligatory penis-shaped straws for her bachelorette party, and I was determined to only consume beverages through the penis straw that night. Beer through a straw is def weird.

Laura said...

Gosh, my straw prank was such a knee slapper.

ashlyn | nicole said...

you are the worst hostess of all! how can you not take her to sightseeing! JK. i have to admit that i am jealous of her fabulous weekend :] & all the food is making me hungry -- which reminds me that i need to get something to eat! xoxo

Anonymous said...

I keep hearing about homemade marshmallows but I have been staying away since I know I will end up loving them! Saw your other post mentioning Once upon a of those shows I have to catch up on. Everyone I know loves it! I have been a bit obsessed with Whitney right now....she kills me!

Nicole said...

Wow you TWO are both so BEAUTIFUL! In my other comments on your blog I wrote how much I love your blog. And I still do, more like obsessed with it. I've read your last 20 posts now!!! :)

I was hoping that you could come and check out my blog possibly?

-N :)

Jamie said...

Doesn't matter if you're cooking or enjoying restaurant faire, FOOD is the main component of hosting anyone. Well done.

And when we hosted my sis-in-law, she didn't bother to show her Spanish never-been-to-America boyfriend any sites of LA excluding the bars. I may have found you a new friend.

P.S. Homemade marshmallows rock.


Fash Boulevard said...

hahaha "other wise this is awkward" laughed out loud. the pictures are fabulous and it looks like you guys had a blast. great post, hun. if you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest trend report. thanks, love. xo

bb said...

Peanut butter hot chocolate? yes please.

x. jill
those ghosts

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