Celebration

June 25, 2011

Another week has come to a close, and that’s cause for celebration!!!

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Beer while bookkeeping – assurance there are no pennies double counted!!! [Blame boss Matt!]

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Soon enough I was dancing pirouettes in my new dress!

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It really did remind me of a ballerina –

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Five Bamboo sent me this dress and I love it!! It’s heavy, so it hugs in the right places, and also the V-neck is quite flattering. It’s also super soft!! They’re also a sponsor of the HLS this year!!

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Soon enough we met Karen downtown for a delicious diner at Fellini’s! Fellini’s always has live music and it’s one of Karen’s favorite. Ours too now that we’ve actually eaten dinner there!

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The bartender, who also happened to be the owners’ daughter and super cool, was lovely to get to know. Jo was awesome!!

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She served Matt a beer and served me a super sweet Manhattan, which is right up my alley!

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We enjoyed some bar talk – only 10 minutes of Great Harvest and we changed the subject to non-business!!!

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With dinner had had an AMAZING ZIN recommended by Jo. Seriously, this was the best red wine I’ve had in a restaurant this year. Go find it now! I know we will! It was soooooooo smooth!! Velvety!

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We enjoyed some homemade focaccia – made by the owner of Fellini’s himself we learned. As bread snobs we gave it two thumbs up!

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And we tried the calamari at Jo’s recommendation: butter, sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and more, it was awesome to taste without fried breading

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For dinner I had the portabello salad – complete with cheese and all. The dressing was awesome and the salad was plenty for dinner.

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But I still shared the Orecchiette  {“Little Ears” pasta ,Italian sausage and rapini with vodka cream sauce} with Karen

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And tried Matt’s ravioli of the day. Both were super rich yet amazing!

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We’ve had a heck of a workweek and are SOOOO excited for a day off tomorrow!! Matt is brewing beer and I’m doing absolutely nothing! Except for going to Whole Foods!! FuN!!!

Nite!!

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1 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) June 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Beautiful dress! Red is a great color on you and it fits your body perfectly. Who took all those dance photos? :)

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2 Kath June 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Matt of course!

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3 Kristin June 25, 2011 at 9:41 pm

LOVE the dress! You look really cute in it! :)

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4 Cait's Plate June 25, 2011 at 9:41 pm

That place looks super cute – love the pictures you took. It reminds me so much of a bar I recently went to in Atlanta called Brick Store.

Also, that dress is super cute, I agree with Allied – red is definitely your color!

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5 Maria June 25, 2011 at 9:53 pm

That dress is so cute! While I love summer dresses, I hate when they require strapless bras (super uncomfy), which this one clearly does not. Score!

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6 Sylvia @ My Attempt at Balanced Living June 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

You can tell in the photos just how much you love your dress :) Beautiful! Your dinner looks amaaaaazing too

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7 staceyhealthylife June 25, 2011 at 9:57 pm

What a fun evening. Great dress. Enjoy your day off, it must be tough only having one day of a week. So relax and enjoy it.

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8 lynn @ the actor's diet June 25, 2011 at 10:00 pm

gorgeous dress – perfect for EATING

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9 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 25, 2011 at 10:03 pm

That dress is mighty cute on you!! That’s sweet they’re sponsoring HLS. Tees for everyone? :)

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10 Mrs. Fish June 25, 2011 at 10:09 pm

Everything you had for dinner looked amazing! :)
Love your new dress!

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11 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner June 25, 2011 at 10:24 pm

You look absolutely GORGOUS!!!

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12 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio June 25, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Love the dress!! Too cute! The portabello salad also looks amazing. Enjoy your day off.

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13 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga June 25, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Enjoy your day off tomorrow!

“super sweet Manhattan, which is right up my alley!”— it would be right up mine, too :)

And Five Bamboo sent me a tshirt and skirt. I blogged about it. Love.Their.Stuff.

Omg…it’s like heaven on earth. The bamboo clings to all the right places, and gives slack in others, and is soo soft. I am in heaven with my stuff and you look rockin’ in the red dress!

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14 Sana June 25, 2011 at 10:38 pm

That dress totally looks amazing on you :)

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15 Sarah Rose June 25, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Your dinner looks amazing!! Congrats on another successful week :)

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16 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food June 25, 2011 at 10:59 pm

You certainly have had quite a week! yey for a day off! :)

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17 Khushboo June 25, 2011 at 11:18 pm

The dress looks great on you, red is your color :)

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18 Christine June 25, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Love that dress! I’m checking out Five Bamboo right now!

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19 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) June 25, 2011 at 11:20 pm

I love the dress! Having a day off with nothing but Whole Foods shopping to do sounds like a perfect day :)

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20 Gina @ Running to the Kitchen June 25, 2011 at 11:31 pm

That dinner looks amazing!

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21 kris (everyday oats) June 25, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Orecchiette is my favorite pasta! cute dress, btw!

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22 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 25, 2011 at 11:38 pm

LOVE that dress… the color and fit is perfect on you! Sounds like a wonderful Saturday night dinner as well. Great way to end the week!

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23 E June 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm

That dress looks perfect on you – I think you look extra cute when you wear dresses :)

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24 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 26, 2011 at 12:03 am

Everything at dinner looks amazing! I had squid last night; it’s one of my favorite seafoods! Yum!

Doing nothing + Whole Foods = my kind of day!!! Enjoy it :)

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25 Morgan @ moments of mmm June 26, 2011 at 12:29 am

Dress is gorgeous!!! And the calamari looks divine.

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26 Jackie @ That Deep Breath June 26, 2011 at 12:32 am

All of that food seriously looks amazing!! I’m so jealous. I love calamari with and without breading, but without helps you taste so much more natural flavor!

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27 Shari June 26, 2011 at 12:59 am

We tried that same Opolo Zin this year at a wine bar a few months back! I found it at Costco for around $15…we do live about 3 hours from the winery, but it might be worth a shot to see if your local Costco carries it too! The price is unbeatable!

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28 Ellie@fitforthesoul June 26, 2011 at 1:39 am

Weeee beautiful dress Kath!! You look so giddy and gorgeous in it~I think form fitting dresses are so awesome and comfy~

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29 Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco June 26, 2011 at 2:47 am

Whole Foods IS fun. I don’t know what it is, but I really enjoy grocery shopping. ;) By the way, you look totally beautiful in your dress. Keep on rockin’ Kath!

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30 Aine @ Something to Chew Over June 26, 2011 at 5:13 am

Yum that dinner sounds amazing! I love calamari but it’s really hard to find without it being covered by a greasey batter – that one looks great.

Love the dress! :)

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31 Hannah June 26, 2011 at 5:15 am

Bee-yooooo-tiful dress!

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32 j June 26, 2011 at 5:48 am

Your calves look amazing, must be all the biking you’ve been doing! Happy day off!

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33 Sarah@The Flying ONION June 26, 2011 at 5:55 am

You look beautiful in your new dress! Lovin’ the color too! :D

Have fun tomorrow (urr…today!) at Whole Foods! :D

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34 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes June 26, 2011 at 6:25 am

Love when dresses make you feel like a ballerina :) I still spin like one when I have a floaty/perfect dress on. Whole Foods weekend?? yippe!

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35 rumfunandsun June 26, 2011 at 6:28 am

From now on I am saying I am eating little ears when eating Orecchiette since I can’t spell or pronounce it anyway! Enjoy your Sunday “off”!

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36 Crystal June 26, 2011 at 6:34 am

I absolutely love that dress! It looks perfect for summer.

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37 kaila @ healthy helper! June 26, 2011 at 6:44 am

That is so funny that you took a pic of that wine jacket thing…..cause I was in pittsburgh this weekend and saw a whole store dedicated to those! I wonder if thats where they got it!?!?! Haha! Small world!

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38 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count June 26, 2011 at 6:59 am

Anything with those big beautiful portabellas is ok with me! Your new dress looks so comfy…pretty color too.

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39 Kris June 26, 2011 at 7:02 am

Is that dress the papaya color, and are you wearing an S? Just wondering on fit. Also, wondering whether Five Bamboo would like to give KERF readers a special discount since all of us can’t be at HLS :)

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40 KathEats June 26, 2011 at 8:49 am

It’s not the Papaya – it looks like they might not make the red anymore? It’s a size Medium

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41 KathEats June 26, 2011 at 8:49 am

PS. I might be able to get a discount!

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42 Orla June 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm

That would be amazing!! The orange is really cute too, I’m totally tempted :) I love that it’s more covered up than a lot of summer dresses out there.

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43 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) June 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

I am totally tempted, too, but won’t be at the HLS. if there is a discount, that would be STELLAR!

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44 Janet July 1, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Catching up on my blog reading. Love the dress. Looks great on you. I may have to purchase one. Have already checked out the website. I like the travel skirt on there also.

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45 Karen June 26, 2011 at 7:05 am

Wow…that dress is so pretty on you, ideally suited for your figure, Kath! It’s one piece you’ll likely live in this summer. What a lovely Saturday night you had. Have fun exploring at WF on Sunday. Whee!

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46 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out June 26, 2011 at 7:09 am

I LOVE the dress. And the food looks amazing.

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47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 26, 2011 at 7:10 am

I’ve never had a zinfandel before – I’m a cab/malbec girl. :D How do zins compare?

Love the dress!

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48 KathEats June 26, 2011 at 8:50 am

Zin’s are fruity and bold – like a malbec with a punch!

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49 Ally (Girl V Food) June 26, 2011 at 7:13 am

Every girl deserves a ballerina dress :)

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50 Hillary June 26, 2011 at 7:30 am

Love the dress AND the necklace!

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51 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey June 26, 2011 at 7:30 am

Enjoy your day off!

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52 rebecca June 26, 2011 at 7:33 am

Can I ask you what size you bought? I am built very similarly to you and I like how this doesn’t overpower the boobs! ;o)

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53 anna June 26, 2011 at 8:01 am

That dress looks great on you! And it looks suuuper comfy :)

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54 anna June 26, 2011 at 8:05 am

whoops, sorry for the repeat. feel free to delete.

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55 anna June 26, 2011 at 8:05 am

That dress looks great on you! And it looks suuuper comfy :)

And that salad looks delish… yum.

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56 Ally at A Girl in her Kitchen June 26, 2011 at 8:05 am

Aww that dress is adorable! Love it!

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57 giordin June 26, 2011 at 8:09 am

Yay Opolo!!! Paso Robles has some of the absolute best wineries! I actually like Paso wineries better than Napa/Sonoma. It’s a much less touristy area and the varietals they get there are so good!!!

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58 Green Groats June 26, 2011 at 8:17 am

What a beautiful new dress :) Looks lovely!! I love the feeling of heavy dresses too!

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59 Ana June 26, 2011 at 8:24 am

Love your dress, it is beautiful!!
Ana

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60 KathEats June 26, 2011 at 8:48 am

Thank you all so much for your sweet comments!!

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61 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee June 26, 2011 at 9:00 am

Ooh I love your new dress!! So cute!!! Enjoy your day off. :)

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62 Nikita June 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

What a beautiful dress! Is it made of all bamboo fiber, too?

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63 faith June 26, 2011 at 10:24 am

I agree, the dress is super cute and looks awesome on you!
Zin’s my favorite so we will definitely have to find this in a Cville store!

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64 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) June 26, 2011 at 10:55 am

Love that dress on you! Super cute!

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65 Doc (The Healthy PhD) June 26, 2011 at 11:03 am

That dress is beautiful and fits you perfectly!

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66 Mary (What's Cookin with Mary) June 26, 2011 at 11:47 am

Love that red dress on you! …and three cheers for beer while working ;)

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67 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen June 26, 2011 at 11:48 am

Love the dress!

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68 gina (fitnessista) June 26, 2011 at 12:25 pm

red looks amazing on you! love love the dress
enjoy your weekend celebration :)

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69 The Healthy Engineer June 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Ooohh that dress looks like fun to twirl around in…perfect fit!

Ahhh this is the second time a blogger talked about ravioli today…it’s my favorite!!

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70 Sonnett June 26, 2011 at 1:14 pm

lady in red indeed!! you look stunning in that dress = fits and suits you like a glove :) OMG!! and as for the fffffooood…. wow!! that saladhastotally inspired me …

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71 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife June 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Ooooh pretty dress. Yummy dinner. Had a great night, much?! ;)

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72 Meagan June 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm

OOH I LOVE WFS!

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73 Ashley J June 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm

OMG! I need that dress!! It looks beeeyootiful on you! Please let us all know if you can get a discount! :-)

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74 Angel7 June 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

I really like that dress!

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75 Katherina @ Zephyr Runs June 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Love your fancy restaurant photos:)

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76 Hilary June 26, 2011 at 8:08 pm

If Five Bamboo is sponsoring the HLS, can we all get dressed like yours for free? Please say yes!

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77 Aundra | Fit for Life June 27, 2011 at 11:17 am

Um, LOVE the dress. Red is such a good color on you! Beautiful!!

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78 Hannah (Balancing on Two Feet) June 27, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I love the dress. I am always looking for new and sustainable fabrics!

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79 Jaime July 7, 2011 at 9:29 am

I’ve eaten ALL of that food from Fellini’s. YUM!!! Made my mouth water to see a pic of the calimari…

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80 deb_doot July 10, 2011 at 5:20 pm

You need to have a section for your wine recommedations! Every I’m running out of places to write them down.

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81 dani frazer September 21, 2012 at 6:49 pm

LOVE THIS DRESS !! . looks beautiful :)

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