Girls Night Out

December 29th, 2009 | Posted by Alison Spath in Late Night Craziness

Tonight I had a welcome distraction and was able to escape for a few hours from the boxes and unpacking and kids-going-stir-crazy madness. With a girlfriend in from out of town for the holidays, my three best girls and I left men and children behind and to head out and paint the town red. Or something. Really we just went out to eat but that doesn’t sound nearly as exciting.

We hit up the tea bar at the fancy schmancy Wegmans on the east side of town where our friend Tara works, to wait for her while she finished her shift. Tara gave us a little tea demonstration and sampling of a few of the wide assortments of teas they offer including a white tea, green tea and herbal tea.

Tea Bar

Plus a couple of tea-inspired chai and green cookies!

Cookie Time Cookie Time

Tara hooked us up!

Tea Bar Tara


Pouring Tea

Japan Lemon Grass

After tea sampling, it was time for dinner at Aja Noodle, a local Asian restaurant that would suit meat eaters and vegetarians alike.

aja noodle

We ordered edamame pods for an appetizer.


And a Thai cucumber salad that made it’s way around the table for sampling as well.

Tara Edamame Cuke Salad

Plus a little Riesling too, because, well, yeah. Because.

riesling Wine

Lots of chatting and girl talk was to be had.


I ordered a Japanese miso soup that was just ok.

Miso Soup

Obligatory group shot!

Dinner Group Shot

Our third and final destination would have been to The Cheesecake Factory for a little dessert.

Last Stop

A Snicker’s cheesecake, a Godiva chocolate cheesecake (my pick!) and a warm apple crisp served with ice cream.

Three Desserts

All three desserts were out of this world! So rich, we couldn’t even finish them and I brought what was left over home to share with the family that I deserted for the evening.

Chocolate Cheesecake

Why does a night out with your best gal pals make life feel so much easier for a little while? I totally needed this tonight. Another bite of that cheesecake wouldn’t hurt right about now either – good thing it’s in my fridge.

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23 Responses

  • Bernadette says:

    Girl time is good for the SOUL… there just isn’t anything that recharges quiet like girl time!

    I love the headband that you are wearing too! Adorable! I’m glad your taking time for yourself amidst the chaos that comes with moving… cuz if Mama ain’t happy, nobody’s happy!


  • Cindy says:

    Awwww, so glad to see you taking a breather! The tea bar at Wegmans sounds so fun! I wish we had things like that around here!

    I have a feeling a cheesecake factory cheesecake would send me into a sugar coma these days. I was eating salad tonight thinking it was SWEET…jeez.

    Happy for ya chickie!
    see ya tomorrow!

  • Cindy says:

    Look…me n Berni posted at the same time! when I hit submit I thought I was the only one cuz it said “leave a comment” instead of like 24..or something.

    I guess was a nano second ahead!


  • Libby says:

    Sounds like the perfect girls night out. Good food and good company (and no whiney kids :-) ). I’m long overdue for a girls night out but it always seems to be left to me to organise and at the moment I’m just happy staying at home :-).


  • Crystal says:

    Yay to girls night out!! Looks like so much fun- It’s always awesome to hang out with girls! Though I have to say that soup looks awesome too bad it wasn’t :/

  • Jennifer says:

    How fun! I especially loved The Cheesecake Factory part. :) I’ve had that exact cheesecake, too, with no leftovers to bring home. (haha) Sounds like you had a great time!

  • Erika says:

    Girls nights are the best! I seriously believe that a girls night once in a while makes me a better mom. Glad you had fun!

  • Girly nights are mucho needed sometimes! 😀 Glad you had fun! Oh, and I totally would have ordered the Godiva chocolate cheesecake too. Whenever I go to the Cheesecake Factory, I either order that one or the original with the strawberries and whip cream. Both are fabulous. 😀

  • Sharon says:

    Thank you so much for the girls night out and of course for the out of this world No Cheese Cake desert! HE HE HE. I had a good time and more especially NO KIDS for about 7 hrs. We have to do it way more often

  • Julie says:

    GNO’s are essential for your mental health. As are godiva chocolate cheesecakes…drool :)

  • tea-inspired chai and green cookies look awesome!
    so does the cheesecake!

    Best of all: Time out with other women, adults, who are friendly, who you have fun with!!!!!!!!!! After kids, and esp after a move, stress, the holidays, this is clearly just what the dr ordered for you! Actually for all of us…esp moms. We dont take care ourselves enough this way. I wish I could do this thing more than say once a year :) I know, I admit to having total lameness IRL. You can coordinate the social calender for us from now on…ok? LOL


  • Erica says:

    Looks like a fun night out with the girls! Both the cucumber salad and edamame look yummy. Sweet of you to share the dessert with the fam 😉

  • Looks amazing. Tea, Asian, Cheesecake. Nice! You probably needed the break and the girl time after all that unpacking.

  • Erin says:

    Holy cheesecake! And best girls make everything better, I’m pretty convinced about that!! A visit to Wegman’s is on my to-do list for 2010. I’ve never been to one and hear they are awesome. Clearly this post tells me this information is correct.

  • Lizzy says:

    AWWWW how fun does that night look! you totally deserve it!

    I cannot believe how amazing those desserts look, i want some of that chocolate cheesecake please!!!!!! :)

    xoxoxo love u

  • Fallon says:

    They always have the best desserts at cheesecake! I’m a fan of their apple crisp. I’m glad you were able to get out and have some girl time! You deserve it. 😉

  • A chai cookie! I so want one now 😀

    Looks like a fabulous time was had by all!

  • Rebecca says:

    Mmm Cheesecake, Tea and Asian Food. Yummmmm Sounds like a successful foodie girls night out!

  • rachael says:

    Girls nights out are so refreshing! Glad you had a great time, that tea bar looks awesome!

  • Glad you got some girl time. So important… :)

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