This is Nichole and Michelle!!! They are sisters and through several different ways, friends of myself and Jenny and two of our biggest supporters for the blog! Couldn’t you just die…they are the living cutest!!!
Michelle is a super talented hairstylist and owner of Bettie in Sola Salons in downtown Raleigh!!! Jenny and I used to work with Michelle and she is just the most lovely person! I actually went to high school with both Michelle and Nichole. Nichole is also an amazing hairstylist and works at Ceremony Salon in Pittsboro. Both of these ladies have been super supportive of the blog and wanted to catch up over a paleo friendly dinner! So we met up at Oro!!!
Y’all…this place is gorg and had sooo many options for all of us!!! Michelle is vegan and gluten free, Nicole is gluten free and paleo but with cheese…so primal maybe and the meatballs were paleo…ish tonight!
We even got to meet the chef…he was presh as well! We had a hell of a time parking though because of Hopscotch…we could see one show from our parking deck!!!
Anywhoooooo…back to this yummy dinner and catch up sesh. Oro is a small plate restaurant so me and Jenny split two sets of proteins and two sets of veggies!!! We started off with bok choy and scallops (with rice noodles…#guiltypleasure)…
Michelle ordered a vegan mixed greens salad and Nichole started with a beet salad…
We were def that table of people taking food porn pics…I always feel the need to tell people that we are bloggers, but no one really gives a shit…it’s totally the norm now!
The conversation was flowing, we all got up to speed on each others lives and also talked a lot about getting healthy, physically and mentally!!! The theme of the month…women building up women!!! Next course the meatballs split pork belly #yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm and baby corn on the cob!!!
Nichole had the salmon and Michelle had a black bean cake…
You guyyys…everything was so good and there were honestly at least five or six more things on the menu that I wanted to try…always a good sign! But we were stuffed…for the moment at least! Time to jackass around…where did this fan even come from!?!
I love good company and great conversations even more! We are all 4’s so in typical 4 fashion…we were all over the place…we talked about Jenny’s gorgeous daughter London, how hard it is to date in your 30’s, redefining who you thought you would be at a certain age, opening yourself up, how Michelle got engaged, living in NYC during 9/11, laying in a truck bed looking at the stars, bad choices, sexual harrassment, ginger beer, drinking, guns, mase, annnnd how hard it is to be a girl sometimes!! We had an amazing night…everyone should be so lucky to have such great women in their lives!!! We love you guys, lets do it again sometime soon! XOXO Ps Oro was so yum!!! You should go there for sure! PS…I literally never get to feel tall…best night of life!!!