Meet Me At “The Square”

I know, I know, I’ve been absolutely terrible at updating you on the everyday of my life as a city girl.

Honestly, there is so much going on in my day-to-day (more on that later) but I just had to share my recent adventures at The Square at Chestnut Hill.

Workin' on my fitness. #fitspo
Workin’ on my fitness. #fitspo

Keep reading for what I did, where I went & why I love this new and improved shopping center!

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the best parts of being a blogger is meeting new, creative people with passions and interests that inspire me to share my own perspective. It’s even better when they have an affinity for fitness, good food, sparkly accessories & sweet treats.

New day, new favorite workout.
New day, new favorite workout.

A few weekends ago, all of my favorite things collided as I descended upon the newest shopping neighborhood with Mom & a few other bloggers.

Our day started at SoulCycle where I figured I’d be participating in the kind of class that Kate Hudson would take in one of her witty romantic comedies. I was so right. And so wrong. What awaited me, (and Mom) was an energized sweat-fest set to dance versions of some of my favorite songs. And I was on a bike.

Ground rules.
Ground rules.

This class was the best and I mean that despite the fact that I was hardly ever on the right foot. (Yes, there is such a thing.) I think what I loved most about this class was that afterwards I got a chance to chat with my instructor, Erin, who is a former Rockette. Getting #fitspiration from a fellow dancer was a great way to kickstart my new love for this amazing workout.

A gym with it's own fit wear line? Where do I sign up?!!
A gym with it’s own fit wear line? Where do I sign up?!!

Next was a trip to sweetgreen for a healthy bite. I had only ever heard of sweetgreen from friends before I ventured in and ordered a “Guacamole Greens” salad. In case you didn’t know, sweetgreen is famous for its local and seasonal menus at every location. That’s right, each location’s menu is specifically designed and curated from local produce making it one of the most innovative, “pro-“shop local” and truly delicious spots to satisfy your tummy.

This is what delicious looks like.
This is what delicious looks like.

Afterwards we headed to Francesca’s & Sweet for treats of varying sizes and sparkle factors. After all, it’s never a bad day when it ends with a cupcake!

I can't wait to wear my new sparkly headband c/o Francesca's!
I can’t wait to wear my new sparkly headband c/o Francesca’s!

View my gallery for more photos from my adventures:

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For more on what I’ve been up to, what I love & how I get up in the morning, follow me on Blogger, Bloglovin’ & Facebook.

xo, Vanessa

Many thanks to The Square, SoulCycle, sweetgreen, Francesca’s & Sweet for hosting me & my blogging friends!


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Vanessa M. Gatlin

-Blogger, dancer, fashionista -Self proclaimed "political junkie" with a strong interest in international affairs -2011 graduate of Emmanuel College in Boston

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