Memories Are Made When Gathered Around The Table

Celebrate love with Maggiano’s Little Italy and hear about one of my favorite traditions.

Maggianos Celebrate Love Contest | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

I think we can all agree that food brings us together. Whether it’s a birthday celebration, an anniversary, family Sunday brunch, or a proposal. We gather around the table to connect with one another. Whether we mean to or not, those times also create memories that last a lifetime. Those meals are fond memories, ones we reach for often when remembering family and/or good times. We look back at the delicious food that was shared and loved ones that surrounded us. Love is truly at the heart of every one of these celebrations/events. 

With that said, I want to share an incredibly sweet contest that is currently being held by Maggiano’s Little Italy. This contest is in an effort to celebrate love and focus on those special memories we create, gathered around the table.

If you aren’t familiar with Maggiano’s Little Italy their a Italian-American restaurant with a warm and friendly atmosphere. They have the MOST delicious classic and contemporary dishes. Think authentic pastas, signature salads, fresh seafood, and prime steaks. Oh, and my favorite, Crispy Zucchini Fritté. Maggiano’s Little Italy also serves family style meals {did this for both proms in high school} and beautiful banquet spaces for special occasions. 

Maggianos Celebrate Love Contest | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Maggianos Celebrate Love Contest | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Anyways, back to the contest, right now through March 9, 2018 Maggiano’s Little Italy is hosting Maggiano’s Celebrate Love Contest. This contest allows you to nominate someone in your life who deserves a celebration {you can nominate yourself, let’s be honest, we all deserve a celebration}. 

Contest details:You can enter here now until March 9, 2018. 

The first place winner will receive a $5,000 credit towards a banquet event at Maggiano’s.

Maggianos Celebrate Love Contest | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Maggianos Celebrate Love Contest | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

I also, wanted to share a stories of how I’ve celebrated love with Maggiano’s Little Italy and the sweet memories the restaurant has given me. 

My first time dining at Maggiano’s Little Italy was in middle school. My mom and I had came to Charlotte from Cary, NC for a little shopping {if you didn’t know, Charlotte had WAY better shopping options back then}. After a FULL day of shopping, we stopped into Maggiano’s for dinner. My mom and I split the Crispy Zucchini Fritté for an appetizer. Then ordered our individual entrees. We shared everything we purchased that day {even though we were with each other all day} and talked about the fun we had together. 

This meal at Maggiano’s became a tradition. Every time we visited Charlotte we would stop into Maggiano’s for dinner. And if we were too tired from shopping, we’d order carry out. No matter what, we always ordered the Crispy Zucchini Fritté appetizer though! 

Due to this tradition and the memories created at Maggiano’s Little Italy each time, the restaurant will always hold a special little spot in my heart. There is nothing more special than the relationship of a mother and daughter. With each meal, we celebrated that relationship and our love for one another! I love you Mom, you totally deserve a banquet celebration at Maggiano’s! {I know she’s reading this}. 

Maggianos Celebrate Love Contest | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog
Maggianos Celebrate Love Contest | Louella Reese Life & Style Blog

Now it’s your turn to share your story and nominate someone who deserves to be celebrated. Enter here by telling Maggiano’s Little Italy who you want to celebrate and why with a short 250 word submission!  

Thank you to Maggiano’s Little Italy for sponsoring this post! All views and opinions are of course my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Louella Reese happen!

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32 Comments

  1. That place looks really good! I want to try it out.
    https://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  2. Morgan wrote:

    Aww I love that shopping and eating at this special place with your mom became a tradition! It’s the little things in life like that, that truly stick with us! Also wondering what middle school Laura Leigh picked out on a shopping trip! 😉 haha

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
    • Couldn’t agree more gal! Love those little memories. Oh gosh, lots of Abercrombie, Holister, and Nordy.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  3. Maggianos is one of my husband and I’s favorites. I love that they have brunch on their menu now too.

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  4. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    Such a sweet little tradition! I love stopping in there when I’m in charlotte!

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  5. Cathy wrote:

    I love Maggiano’s! They have such yummy pasta. Cute handbag and love the post!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  6. dana wrote:

    You guys are the sweetest! And I LOVE MAGGIANOS!!!

    The Champagne Edit

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  7. The food looks super yummy!
    Mariya
    http://www.brunetteondemand.com

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  8. Anna English wrote:

    It’s been ages since I’ve eaten at Maggiano’s, but remember the food always being SO good!

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  9. Maggianos was one of my favorite restaurants! Couldn’t agree more that so many of my best memories were around the dinner table, with some at this restaurant, too! Definitely entering this contest, and this has served as a reminder to go here more often!

    Lauren
    http://oliverstwistblog.com

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
    • Yay! Your comment just made my day gal. I am so happy you have sweet memories made around the Maggiano’s table as well and that you’re entering. Fingers crossed for you!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  10. Lacey wrote:

    Well that looks delish! I love little traditions. MEmories like that are the sweetest!

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
    • It was SO tasty! The crab cakes were amazing. I couldn’t agree more, they’re sweet memories I’ll always hold on to.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  11. I used to really love Maggianos. I would get their gnocchi all the time. Then one day the hubs made gnocchi and it was not done right. so now i can’t think about maggianos without thinking about bad gnocchi even though i didn’t have bad gnocchi there. I know — that’s weird. I should give the restaurant another chance, lol. Also, I love your bag!

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
    • Oh that is too funny gal! Way to go to the husband for ruining it haha. You should definitely give them another go!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  12. Terrie Bain wrote:

    Yes I am reading this post and it is a sweet memory for me as well?

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  13. This food looks absolutely heavenly!

    Posted 3.6.18 Reply
  14. lisa wrote:

    Omg their food looks amazing! Its making me crave italian food! Ha!

    XO-Lisa
    http://www.thatssodarling.com

    Posted 3.7.18 Reply
  15. YUMMMM!! One of my favorite places!! Looks like y’all had an amazing time!

    Posted 3.7.18 Reply
  16. Nina wrote:

    I love maggiano’s! One of my favorite spots!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

    Posted 3.12.18 Reply