Charlottesville, A to Z

March 11, 2011

I’ve been wanting to live this day for a long, long time.


Walking. Chic town. Great workout. Lunch out. Coffee (tea) shop. Haircut. Sunshine!

If only it were 85* it would have been the perfect day!

Here is me walking the 2ish miles to my gym this morning. Followed by a smashing Body Pump class! I made it through 2 medium and 1 small weights on each side with biceps. Definitely, definitely getting stronger. It was nearly impossible! I ended by working up a sweat on the stairmaster for 15 minutes (Body Pump doesn’t make me sweat and I wanted to be sweaty when I showered in the women’s locker room!)


After some jock time showering, I headed downtown for lunch!


Ladies and Gentleman, may I present:

Charlottesville, A to Z


And the grande finale…


I had such fun with that little project!

I ended up at the Blue Ridge Country Store for lunch – which boasts a Whole Foods-like salad bar right downtown!


The only problem is there is no seating, so I set on a mission to find some kind of table. I ended up scoring a nice picnic table in the Pavilion! In the summertime the city sets up lots of tables in there for businesspeople to enjoy lunch al fresco. Have I mentioned that the city also provides free wifi throughout the whole downtown? LOVE this place!


Lunch was cold. I needed the sun on me to feel warm!


My salad was great – lots of noodles, beans and veggies.


Plus a coconut covered date for dessert!


I lugged my backpack all around town. Luckily my gym offers towel service (for $2 a use) that I splurged on today so I wouldn’t also have a wet towel. My bag contained my netbook, camera, gym clothes, coat, wallet, makeup, etc. It was quite heavy!


I had an hour to kill before my haircut, so I went to the Tea Bazaar for a big pot of peppermint tea and to get some work done. I spent an hour JUST dealing with emails!


Then it was haircut time! I went to Salad Salon Druknya downtown. Loved working with Shannon!



I prefer my hair long, but it was getting IMPOSSIBLE to control!!! Shampooing was hard. Running without forming a rat’s nest was hard. Life was hard. So I said goodbye. See you next year long hair.


I do like the new do a lot!

So does Tiger.


But he does not like to snuggle!


[Now I am covered in human and cat hair]

Sorry Tiger, if you don’t want to snuggle you can’t come inside!


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1 Rachel March 11, 2011 at 5:12 pm

your hair looks AMAZING


2 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) March 11, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Yep, that is a perfect day! Verrry jealous, mine has been spent doing dissertation work, though i did get a Starbucks and a trip to see my GORGEOUS physio!
Hair looks beautiful :)


3 lynn @ the actor's diet March 11, 2011 at 5:14 pm

fun day with fun swingy short hair!


4 Kristy @ KristyRuns March 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm

The new hair cut looks great! :)

What a beautiful city!! Love the collage!


5 sarah March 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Aww, poor tiger!

Cute cut! I need to get mine cut so badly- it’s hard to find time to squeeze it in!


6 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 11, 2011 at 5:17 pm

You and Tiger have the same hair color almost :)

I love getting my haircut — having someone shampoo my hair is such a great feeling.


7 Johanna B March 11, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Great haircut! Your photo collage makes me want to wander around Mass St in Lawrence, KS (home of KU – go Jayhawks!) and take photos of the great shops you can find there. I could do with some Mad Greek grub this weekend.


8 melissa March 11, 2011 at 5:19 pm

really love it! very flattering. my hair is out of control.


9 Heather March 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Lovely hair, Kath. I know this has been mentioned somewhere before, but is Matt opposed to meds to address the cat allergy? Every time my boyfriend and I talk about marriage, I cringe at the cat discussion. He’s allergic, too, and it makes me so sad!


10 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Yeah, we don’t want to deal with meds


11 Erin March 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

The longer you’re around them, the more you build up a tolerance. I’m allergic to cats and I have 2 indoor ones! When I was in college and lived away from them I would come home on the weekends and sneeze the whole time. Now they don’t bother me as long as I don’t rub on them and then rub my face.


12 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm

Not with Matt! The more he’s around them the worse it gets. I’ve never seen anyone as allergic as he is


13 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table March 11, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Cute post! I love those days here in Atlanta, too.

Your hair looks great short. Great spring cut!


14 britt will be fit March 11, 2011 at 5:23 pm

your hair looks so healthy!


15 Kristen, Sweetly March 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Oh how I love wandering around towns in lovely weather. Soon enough… And the hair is gorgeous!!! Best haircut ever. I mean, at least until we see Mama Pea’s. 😉


16 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm
17 stephanie March 11, 2011 at 5:24 pm

Yea, your cut looks fantastic! Its soo much fun to switch up the hairdo!! Im going for shorter on my next cut as well. A few years ago, I went so short my stylist even needed to shave the back of my head! Totally fun cut and I got a TON of complements from total strangers. Im craving the cut again!!


18 [email protected] March 11, 2011 at 5:25 pm

This makes me want a haircut really bad. I love Salon Druknya!


19 Nikki T March 11, 2011 at 5:26 pm

New ‘do looks good! I like the color too!
You make me want to visit CVille with all your fabulous photos!


20 Olivia March 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

hair looks AMAZING, Kath! :)


21 Marci March 11, 2011 at 5:29 pm

super cute ‘do! c’ville looks like such a fun quaint town. love seeing pics all the time from you.


22 Kelly March 11, 2011 at 5:30 pm

What a perfect day! :] congrats on the bicep weight, I do Pump too and thats impressive!
and haircut is adorable, as is that little kitty!


23 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm

Pertyful haircut!! I am in dire need of a chopper.

You’re making me wanna move to Cville!


24 Cindy March 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Your hair looks great!


25 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing March 11, 2011 at 5:34 pm

I love, love, LOVE the haircut!!! I am holding off on the Big Chop until it’s a wee bit warmer, but totally agree — long hair is so unmanageable! What a fun day — love that sunshine : )


26 Amanda (The Nutritionist Reviews) March 11, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Very cool post! And that looks like an awesome lunch. Have a great weekend!


27 Kris March 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

Past the pavilion, across the street and over a bridge or overpass is Spudnuts. Back in the day, it was a franchise opportunity but I think headquarters has long since closed down and operators are wholly independent. I’m not one to get excited about doughnuts, but Spudnuts’ are amazing. Sometimes food at its finest. The coffee is terrible, though.


28 Amy March 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Ooh yes, Kath, please say you’ve had Spudnuts!


29 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm

I haven’t had them before! I’m just not a big donut person. Give me buttercream frosting anyday, but bagels and donuts are just not something I oogle over! If you put one in my mouth though, I’d happily try it :)


30 Alaina March 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I am so jealous of your day! That is so cool to just be able to walk everywhere. I just moved to the city and got rid of my car so I can’t wait for the nice weather to walk around. :-)

Love your cut!!! Great for the summer.


31 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) March 11, 2011 at 5:36 pm

That is such a good look for you!!


32 maria @ Chasing the Now March 11, 2011 at 5:39 pm

The hair looks fantastic. I’m getting mine cut either in August or December (depending on when it’s long enough to donate to Locks of Love). I can’t wait. Unlike you, I hate mine long. I don’t know what to do with it, it’s harder to take care of, etc.


33 Ash March 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

love, love, LOVE your pretty hair!


34 Amy March 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm

Cute hair! I looooooooove the Blue Ridge Country Store – I get lunch there a lot.


35 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is March 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Very pretty hair cut!


36 Kelsey March 11, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Love the cut! It suits you very well


37 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day March 11, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Your hair looks great!


38 Laura H. March 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm

Love the new ‘do! Looks like a fun day.


39 Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest March 11, 2011 at 5:45 pm

Love your haircut, but I am biased because I have the same cut pretty much and almost the same hair color as you! I think you should leave it that length.

Looks like it was just a great day for you overall.

Oh and being a huge fan of cats, I adore your pics of Tiger. Keep em’ coming. :)


40 erica March 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

i absolutely LOVE your haircut! :) it looks so good!

…have you figured out who tiger belongs to?


41 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm

He lives across the street


42 Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) March 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Your haircut is so sassy, chic…and looks awesome on you!!

Ironically I am typing this comment from the hair salon! I am the multi tasking queen using their wifi to hit up my fave blogs….and bam, I come to yours, and you just got your hair done :) Serendipity.

You look sooo wonderful, Kath :)


43 Sophie March 11, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Love the haircut! It’s so perfect.


44 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine March 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I think the short hair suits you so well!! I’ve always wished my hair were naturally straight so that I could rock short hair without being a slave to my hair dryer.


45 Valerie @ City|Life|Eats March 11, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Great haircut!! I love days like yours – lots of walking, a workout or yoga class, lunch out etc. I try to have them as much as possible on weekends.


46 Emily March 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm

I love the haircut! What a great day :)


47 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) March 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

Oh Kath, your hair looks great! I’m growing mine out right now to donate, but come this summer, I’m going for a pixie cut. There really is nothing better than a great feeling haircut. Really…yours looks beautiful.


48 The Healthy Hostess March 11, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I love the haircut and the collage! What a great day!


49 Mai March 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm

The new haircut is so cute!


50 The Teenage Taste March 11, 2011 at 5:59 pm

Lovin’ the new hair cut Kath! You look good with short hair! 😀


51 Justeen @ Blissful Baking March 11, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Your new hair cut looks great!


52 Sarah R March 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

What a wonderful day you’ve had! I love the new do! I’ve been thinking of something similar to this for spring/summer. How’s Karen doing? Hope she’s feeling better.


53 Emily March 11, 2011 at 6:06 pm

LOVE your haircut! My husband and I are doing Locks for Love and are cutting our hair this summer. Maybe I’ll do something similar to yours!

AND… I would like to move to your cute little town! It’s got to be better than Iowa! :)


54 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles March 11, 2011 at 6:07 pm

I LOVE your new hair-do! :)


55 Amy at TheSceneFromMe March 11, 2011 at 6:08 pm

Your hair looks great Kath!
And the town you call home looks like a wonderfully fun place to eat out in and just be outdoors enjoying the sights!


56 Amanda March 11, 2011 at 6:09 pm

I felt homesick looking at your pics. I love the Downtown Mall, it has so much character! Not to mention, it has some of the best used bookstores I’ve seen. I just ate at Rapture a few weeks ago for the first time!

Love the hair!


57 Kim March 11, 2011 at 6:11 pm

Your new haircut looks FABULOUS!!!! 😀


58 stevie March 11, 2011 at 6:13 pm

you can definitely pull off shorter hair! looks fabulous on you!


59 Heather @ Empower & Enlighten March 11, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Now that’s a Friday! I’m the same way with my hair… I love it long, but it gets impossible to style at some point. I think the new cut looks fantastic!!!


60 Susan (Oliepants) March 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm

I think your hair looks fantastic! Very chic. Now, you’re making me want to get a hair cut – well b/c I really need one (can we say split ends?)…and a salad!


61 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy March 11, 2011 at 6:21 pm

I love the new cut! I’m getting mine cut tomorrow much shorter as well! Mine just starts to look bad when it gets longer.

And I love your little city – looks like the kind of place I’d like to live!


62 Lauren March 11, 2011 at 6:24 pm

This does sound like the perfect kind of day. Love the new hair! You look so good with that length.


63 Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen March 11, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Cute hair! It suits you very well :)


64 kaila @ healthy helper! March 11, 2011 at 6:41 pm

i love the new doo lol! i actually like it shorter so much better! it looks great…..but you could rock any doo! just a quick question: how did you put all the pictures together like that!?!?! that collage was amazing!


65 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 6:52 pm



66 Baking 'n' Books March 11, 2011 at 7:32 pm

I was thinking the same thing – short really looks good on you! More mature – but still rockin’ at the same time.

Oh my God – that city looks so amazing!! It seems so simplified – I don’t know the city and your “life” – I know! It’s anything but…but I don’t know how to explain it. Here it just seems I’m always in world of traffic and storms and shady people – chaos.


67 Joy March 11, 2011 at 6:41 pm

OMG, that is like the perfect length for you! It adds the perfect touch of sass!

For reals though, Charlottesville needs to hire you as their tourism ambassador. You make me want to move there; it’s so beautiful! And there are so many great restaurants and little treasures throughout the town. Great reporting :)


68 Kristin R. March 11, 2011 at 6:42 pm

LOVE the haircut!


69 Hilary March 11, 2011 at 6:45 pm

Looks like a fun day…yummy lunch, great hair! That salad reminds me of my first time ever at a WF with the salad bar…I happily piled on the delicious-looking toppings, and somehow ended up with a $16 salad…hope yours was cheaper! :)


70 Sarah Rose March 11, 2011 at 6:53 pm

That is a great haircut on you!


71 Corinna March 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm

You make me want to move to C-Ville with all the great things you do!
P.S. I love your hai, great length on you. A new haircut is ALWAYS refreshing!


72 *Andrea* March 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

just wanted to say i LOVE the haircut!!! you look so pretty … just like jennifer aniston’s new haircut- yours looks almost identical. you have very shiny, thick hair!


73 Molly March 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Kath…the more I read your blog the more I notice our lives match up!!
1. We both became and RD in August 2010
2. Our significant others love beer and home brew
3. Last night I got my hair cut-the same one you got today (plus I have blond hair too)
4. I also wore a black turtle neck sweater today (while showing off my new cut)

Do you think we could communicate telepathically? hahahaa


74 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 10:54 pm
75 Erin Hack March 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Love the hair! Happy almost-spring! :)


76 Michelle | gold-hearted girl March 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Aww it’s so cute! I’m thinking of cutting my short again. Though it’s taken me 6 months to grow it out, so that’s a hard decision!


77 Melissa March 11, 2011 at 7:17 pm

LOVE your hair & LOVE this post! Cuteness to the max!


78 jess March 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

love your montage — making me excited for an upcoming trip. Maybe you could recommend lodging. Bringing my mom and 9 yr old son to visit and would like to stay someplace fun but definitely where it’s easy walking to local flava. We are planning to check out the art event on first friday and intend to eat well. Other destinations on agenda include Monticello and possibly winery. Also do you know of any races on Saturday April 2? I love to run in events when I travel. Surely you are a better trip advisor than AAA!


79 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

If South Street B&B is available, I would highly recommend it. It’s a fabulous location.


80 Cara Craves... March 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Lookin’ very Chic!


81 Mary @ Bites and Bliss March 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

Loved the A-Z!! Charlottesville is definitely on my lists of places to visit. :) Cute hair, too!


82 Aly March 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Great cut!! I love it!!


83 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I love the haircut! It really suits you! It frames your face so nicely.


84 Laura March 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Hair is sooooo lovely!


85 Ashley March 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Love the new cut…very springy + fresh! I need mine cut SO bad. Cville reminds me a lot of downtown Ft. Collins!!! Have a great weekend girlie. :)


86 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Something tells me they are veryyyyy similar :)


87 Jessica March 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I’m going to be in Charlottesville next month, your post makes me really excited to visit!! I’m only going to have one day there… what would you recommend to do/where to eat with such little time to explore?


88 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 10:57 pm

Check out my Cville page! All the details are there. Maybe we can get together depending on schedules?


89 Jessica March 12, 2011 at 8:30 am

That would be fun! I’m visiting a friend on April 9. I’ll definitely take a look at your Cville page!


90 [email protected] March 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm

your new haircut really suits you Kath, great choice~


91 Kati @ Living Well March 11, 2011 at 7:57 pm

LOVE the hair cut! That is a great length on you :) I’m trying to grow mine out!!!


92 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 11, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Wow, what a delightful day! I would love to be in walking distance of all those amazing stores and restaurants. You are very lucky! Cville was a GREAT choice! So was that salad… YUMMM!!

Your hair cut looks cute. I need one BADLY! I keep putting it off week after week. Ugh. That is SO adorable that you have a visiting kitty. Our cats are NOT friendly like that toward anyone outside of our home, lol. Oh, and they don’t like to cuddle, either. Well, if you hold them just so, maybe, but not baby-style. :(


93 Katie March 11, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Love the new ‘do! Is Tiger your cat? I don’t remember you having him in NC? He looks like a sweet cat.


94 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm

No he is a neighbor cat


95 Kori March 11, 2011 at 8:05 pm

Your hair looks fantastic!!


96 Kris March 11, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Your haircut is super flattering! Can’t wait to visit C’ville at the end of May — hope we can see come to your Great Harvest store! Haven’t been to C’ville since our honeymoon almost 27 yrs. ago. Planning on some winery visiting and beer tasting!


97 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 10:58 pm

We should be open by then!!


98 Namaste Gurl March 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Love your new hair-so…. so cute, Kath!
Have a good evening :)


99 Melissa @ Chocolate & Kisses March 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Your hair looks great! Nice, fresh and very spring ready!!


100 Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free March 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm

You’re hair short is SO cute. I like it a lot!


101 Clare @ Fitting It All In March 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

That sounds like my dream city. And I LOVE your hair that length! Very chic!


102 Paula March 11, 2011 at 8:23 pm

That haircut is perfect on you!


103 hemp jogger March 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm

LOVE LOVE LOVE the haircut! so adorable and chic :)


104 Stephanie March 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

LOVE the new haircut!!!


105 my little celebration March 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Cute haircut! It looks great on you!


106 Allison @ Can't Wait for Breakfast March 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I love your new haircut! It looks so fresh!


107 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan March 11, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Love your haircut!! Your hair grows so fast. I remember when you got your last haircut…at least I think I do. What a fun day you had. :-)


108 Ash Bear March 11, 2011 at 8:57 pm

I love your hair do! It’s swingy, springy, and chic! I wish mine didn’t have so much volume some time!


109 staceyhealthylife March 11, 2011 at 9:09 pm

What a perfect day. I’m waiting for my own perfect day like that. You and tiger seem to have the same hair color.


110 Abby March 11, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Your hair looks super cute with that cut! Seeing all of your great pics and hearing about Charlottesville makes it sooo appealing to me!


111 Eileen March 11, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Beautiful haircut! It looks nice and healthy and shiny!


112 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 11, 2011 at 9:35 pm

Three things: 1.LOVE your haircut- it looks really good on you! 2. Do you not sweat because you usually aren’t much of a “sweater”?? Cause when I teach BodyPUMP I am like dripping!!? 3. What a cool project- what inspired you to do that? Love, love this post, Kath :)


113 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I don’t know – it takes a lot to get me to sweat!! I need my heart rate above 130 or so to sweat, and BP is much more lifting than cardio for me.


114 Mary Frances March 12, 2011 at 1:41 am

I sweat in BP, but have a good amount of weight on there. I’ll bet you could get your heart rate higher with more weight and heavier breathing. Our BP also has some fast tempo. Does the one you go to use music and push through long fast sets? Maybe different instructors do BP differenty. You might be able to catch Pam’s 6 a.m. great class on Thursday; or others on either Friday 10:30 or Saturday 11:30 (I miss those due to work schedule, but catch Pam’s other class on the weekend)–let me know if you are interested.


115 KathEats March 12, 2011 at 7:52 am

Is this at a gym you go to in Towson? I won’t be there until Friday afternoon but might be up for something fun. Is there hot vinyasa yoga nearby!?


116 Kat March 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Are you talking about Pam at Brick Bodies? She is BY FAR the BEST BP instructor I have ever had!!! I moved away from Timonium about 6 years ago and have taken plenty of BP classes since then, she is amazing.


117 Hannah March 11, 2011 at 9:43 pm

As someone who lived in Charlottesville in 2007-8, thank you for this post.

And as someone who today discovered one hair with four split ends… thanks for the reminded to get a haircut.


118 Shannon @ My Place In The Race March 11, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Your hair looks great! Doesn’t it feel so much lighter? :) Silly kitty…he needs to be a snuggler.


119 Christa @ O, Cake! March 11, 2011 at 9:45 pm

Love the collage and your hair looks amazing!!


120 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn March 11, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Great goodness, why do you live in the cutest town ever?! With sunshine.

Slash your black shirt is so simple, but I love it!


121 Candy (Healthy in Candy Land) March 11, 2011 at 9:55 pm

The photo collage is awesome! Cville seems like such a great town! I must visit it some day.
Your hair is really cute! That is a great length on you.


122 Krissy - Shiawase Life March 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm

Your hair looks great! And thanks for this post, I am so glad we moved to Cville!!!!!


123 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 11:00 pm

We need to get together again!


124 akaveronica March 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm

My sister and I are doing a “sisters weekend” in May. She’s in NJ, I’m in NC, so we split the difference with VA. Last year we went to Richmond & loved the Carytown area. This year we decided on Charlottesville! I’ve been reading your blog for a few years & told her that I’ll go back through your posts to get ideas of some places to eat/drink/shop. I’m excited! Any places we shouldn’t miss?


125 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Check my Cville page!! It’s got all the places not to miss. And send me an email – we might be around to play tourguide!


126 Ash @ Good Taste. Healthy Me March 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm

OMG I love your town!! It looks so sweet and quaint. Loving the hair too!


127 Angela (Oh She Glows) March 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm

Love your hair cut! That is my fav length on you…very chic!

Usually by the 30 min mark in BP ive worked up a pretty good sweat, but its not the same kind of red faced fluster I get with cardio!


128 KathEats March 11, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I didn’t know you did it!!


129 Jess (Sweet Potato) March 11, 2011 at 10:36 pm

I LOVE YOUR HAIR!! It looks super cute!


130 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 11, 2011 at 10:36 pm

That does sound like the perfect day! I love just walking around downtown in nice weather. I can’t wait until the weather clears up here so that I can do that again.

Love the haircut too! :)


131 Casey March 11, 2011 at 10:37 pm

LOVING the new hair!!!


132 Sahira March 11, 2011 at 10:44 pm

I am beginning to fall in love with Charlottesville …

Oh, and I love your haircut! I just got my hair cut too! I donated 12 inches to Wigs for Kids, it is so nice to have it shorter, it drys so much faster! :)


133 Alexa @ SimpleEats March 11, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Your hair looks fabulous! It’s got that “fresh from the salon look!”


134 Katie March 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Oooh! Tea Bazaar!! I manage a band playing there for the first time in a couple weeks!
And LOVE the new do! :)


135 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life March 11, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Love the hair! It looks great, and healthy!


136 Stacy @ LoveDiscoveryGratitude March 11, 2011 at 11:06 pm

C-ville looks awesome! And your hair looks super cute :)


137 Suzanne March 11, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Love the new do! Really cute. :)

Your town looks so pretty. I’m getting tired of the hectic nature of the NYC area.
But, I shouldn’t complain today considering the people of Japan are dealing with the catastrophic effects of the earthquake. Many prayers go out to them.


138 Kaitlyn Dinsmore March 11, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Sounds like you had an absolutely wonderful day!!! Days like that are so special :).


I LOVE your hair. Love it love it love it! It is so perfect!!!!


139 Jess @ atasteofconfidence March 11, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Your hair is so cute!


140 M March 11, 2011 at 11:35 pm

Ah, you look much sexier with this chic cut.
More modern,more va-va -voom! :)

Rock it Ms Sexy!!


141 M March 11, 2011 at 11:38 pm

PS Will ya get a puppy soon?
Would LOVE that!

Know you;ve discussed baby coming soon…and eveyone knows
puppies should come first 😉


142 Mama Pea March 12, 2011 at 12:20 am

Sassy hair, sista!


143 Elisabeth March 12, 2011 at 12:30 am

Love the new haircut! Reminds me a little of Jennifer Aniston’s new shorter do (which I also love) except for the side part vs center part :)


144 LauraLee March 12, 2011 at 1:46 am

Love the haircut! I need a springtime trim as well, I definitely am struggling with the rats nest as well.


145 Kathleen @ KatsHealthCorner March 12, 2011 at 1:48 am

Ohmygosh! You look amazing with your new haircut! It flatters your face so well! 😀



146 Lindsay March 12, 2011 at 3:54 am

Awww! I loved the A-Z idea! What a great way to explore a town, and it looked like truly the perfect day. There is also something so great to getting your hair cut, makes me feel fresher, lil more pep in my step! Cute cut too, I think saying goodbye to 5 in. was just right!


147 Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 12, 2011 at 6:12 am

what a lovely day! i’m a little jealous 😉


148 Simply Life March 12, 2011 at 6:25 am

what a fun post!


149 Laura March 12, 2011 at 8:50 am

Your hair looks so cute! That sounds like a very peaceful and restful day!


150 Lina March 12, 2011 at 8:51 am

Love your new haircut! I love my hair long too but it just feels so free when it’s shorter! Also, I wanted to say I love your pics of downtown, it just sparked an idea of taking a road trip at some point this year and stopping there. I love small towns and have traveled all over europe but never explored much of the states, not even the east coast and I live in jersey lol. Would love to see more pics etc of the shops and things you do, i’m jotting it all down for future ideas, so thanks! When do those music festivals start that you go to?
Anyways, love your blog, and especially love your photography!


151 KathEats March 12, 2011 at 8:52 am

Check out my Cville page – it’s got links to everything we’ve done here


152 katie March 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

love the haircut – looks so grown up! i prefer my hair long too but i think i look more “adult”-like when its a little shorter!

tigers a precious little kitty cat, too bad matt’s allergic!


153 dee March 12, 2011 at 9:51 am

Ahh, this just makes Charlottesville so appealing to visit! What an awesome post!

And, I love your new hair!


154 Richelle March 12, 2011 at 10:45 am

I love your new haircut! I have been wanting to cut mine shorter, but am too chicken.


155 Tina March 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

Your hair looks GORGEOUS! I love my hair long but every now & then, it’s nice to have it short, it’s amazing how much easier it is to work with.

The pictures of Charlottesville, really just further cements to me how much I would love to visit the area. I love that it seems like it has such a small town vibe, yet has so many things to keep you busy!


156 Jane March 12, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Love your new haircut!! It looks like it will be manageable. I also love the pics of C’Ville. It looks so beautiful there. Please continue to photograph the beauty of where you live and share it with us. It must be so much fun to be able to walk all around your town without having to use your car. That is ideal and it is the dream for a lot of us!

Tiger is so cute!! :)


157 Kaitlyn March 12, 2011 at 2:12 pm

ahhhh once again, this is always so exciting for me to read since i am also right in cville. shows some of my faves and gives me new ideas…
do you know if acac (im assuming thats where you do body pump) offers drop in passes for purchase for individual classes or just that class? our school gym doesnt really have a class like it. :/

and btw, i LOVE the haircut, it seriously looks awesome. i usually prefer long hair especially on myself too but im diggin’ your shorter do!

enjoy the rest of the weekend!


158 KathEats March 12, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Hey Kaitlyn,
I don’t think they offer pay-as-you-go but on First Fridays you can bring a friend, so if you ever want to try a class, let me know!


159 Kaitlyn March 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

awesome! i will keep that in mind and send you an e-mail or something!



160 Missy March 12, 2011 at 2:21 pm

LOVE..LOVE..LOVE…the hair!!!! Looks amazing on you!!!


161 Allison @ Happy Tales March 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Squeeeee I LOVE the new do!!!!! Seriously, Kath… it’s so becoming on you!!!


162 Tanya @ Vegan Faith March 12, 2011 at 11:15 pm

I love the new hair cut! Charlottesville looks so amazing! I am hoping to visit sometime this summer. Oh, and I went to a Great Harvest here in Charlotte today and thought of you! I hope all is going well with the planning! What a fun job that must be!


163 Rofomom @REAL life in Rofo March 13, 2011 at 12:50 am

Your town looks like SUCH a fun palce to live. Your hair looks great! Love the layers in the back 😉


164 Hope March 14, 2011 at 8:01 am

Your hair looks super cute! I love the style! :)


165 Katy March 15, 2011 at 3:36 pm

I really love your hair! I’m currently growing mine out (had it cut very short about 18 months ago and getting sick of not having it tied up) and I can’t wait until it gets to your length. It’s going to take me a while but it’ll be worth the wait!


166 Chetney (Czesia's Adventures) March 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

I really love your haircut!


167 Sara March 19, 2011 at 11:28 am

I’m a little late to the party here, but I LOVE your hair. And I love that you and the cat match color-wise!


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