July 29, 2011

There’s nothin’ like the sound of harmonicas. And cicadas. And sipping wine.



Especially on the most perfect summer night you can imagine!


Hot, but not too hot.


Sunset. Mountains.


Delicious Jefferson Vineyards wines



We tasted the flight of Jefferson’s best and then set up our picnic by the stage


I packed a salad


A slice of leftover pizza for each of us


And watermelon!


Plus we each enjoyed a cool glass of vino – Viognier for her, Pinot Gris for him


The music was FANTASTIC!! I just love harmonicas and banjos and fiddles and cicadas!!


Dessert was chocolate!




Fiery red pepper!! Yum!


To conclude, Matt had a Cab Franc and I had a water and sips of Matt’s Cab Franc!


Since it was Americana night, Susan B. even joined in on the fun!


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1 Stef @ Living HI July 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

This looks the THE most amazing time. I love the dress!


2 Kelsey @ My Search of Summer July 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm

What an awesome Friday night! I love that top sunset pic!


3 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) July 29, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Looks like a perfect summer night! I love your dress :)


4 Ashley @ Will Run for Food July 29, 2011 at 9:23 pm

Looks so peaceful and relaxing! And that chocolate sounds interesting…but delicious!


5 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm

“Hot, but not too hot.”– oh now, I digress. You look pretty dang hot in that dress, Kath! :) Lookin’ good there!!

The wine, the sweat on the glass, I can just *Feel* summer and warm weather and fun times by looking at these pics.



6 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 6:30 am
7 Lauri (Redheadrecipes.com) July 29, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Oh, Wow. I LOVE your dress!!!

Where is it from?

Looks like a Perrrfect summer evening!


8 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance July 29, 2011 at 9:40 pm

I was looking way back on your newbie-food blog posts from the beginning of time today, and its crazy to see how your writing style & presentation changes!

That is all :)


9 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 6:31 am

I KNOW! They are almost embarrassing!


10 Lea @ Healthy Coconut July 29, 2011 at 9:41 pm

The scenery is so perfect, beautiful views and love all the pictures. It screams “summer nights”


11 elizabeth July 29, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Love the dress!! Where did you get it?


12 kaila @ healthy helper! July 29, 2011 at 9:44 pm

What a wonderful night!!!! Love those sunset shots!


13 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles July 29, 2011 at 9:46 pm

What a great night! :)


14 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife July 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Love the dress!!

And outdoors dinners are always amazing<—looks fun!!


15 Lauren July 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Just wanted to say, that dress looks FANTASTIC on you Kath! 😀 Have an amazing weekend!


16 Laura July 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Before I commented, I was wondering how many people were going to mention the dress…because it looks absolutely breathtaking on you!!


17 lee July 29, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Looks like a fabulous night! And the dress? Is stunning. =)


18 Ashley July 29, 2011 at 10:05 pm

After a long day and a great night, you’re such a trooper to blog. Just wanted to point out that all of your hard work is not lost on us. Thanks so much, Kath.


19 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 6:31 am



20 Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) July 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

LOVE Jefferson Viognier!!! 😀 You have had what looks like an ideal summer evening! I swear there’s nothing like the Virginia countryside. <3 I have bluegrass in my blood.

Your dress is adorable.


21 Kaci July 29, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I loveeeee that first picture of you!! That dress is gorgeous!! Happy weekend pretty lady!


22 Elisabeth July 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm

I love your dress, kath!


23 Shayla @ The Good Life July 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm

What a fun summer night…nothing better than music and wine along with good company :)

And you look absolutely gorgeous…love your dress and sunglasses!!


24 Hillary July 29, 2011 at 10:22 pm

Looks like you had my dream summer evening. Thank you for allowing me to live vicariously through you!


25 lynn @ the actor's diet July 29, 2011 at 10:42 pm

wonderful beautiful summer night!


26 Hilary July 29, 2011 at 10:46 pm

I’d agree…looks like a perfect summer night to me!


27 Khadija July 29, 2011 at 10:49 pm

That dress you’re wearing is adorable! And the only time I’ve had pepper with chocolate was actually in this gluten free cake recipe I made, hope I can find that kind of chocolate soon :)


28 Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) July 29, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I want to move where you are! It looks amazing. Also, WOW! That dress looks amazing on you!


29 Kristin July 29, 2011 at 11:16 pm

Kath, super cutsie dress! :)


30 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 30, 2011 at 12:12 am

Yep, looks like a perfect summer evening! We all need more relaxing evenings like that. :)


31 Jessica July 30, 2011 at 12:25 am

It looks like a great evening for sure. How was the chocolate because it looks like bloomed which shouldn’t happen with a properly tempered bar?


32 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 6:32 am

The chocolate wasn’t great – perhaps our AC-less house?


33 Kelsey July 30, 2011 at 12:28 am

nice accessories!


34 Stephanie July 30, 2011 at 12:29 am

looks like such a delightful, warm summer evening! live music + wine + great scenery = glorious :)


35 Lexi @ A Spoonful of Sunshine July 30, 2011 at 12:33 am

That looks about as perfect as it gets for a summer night.


36 Hannah July 30, 2011 at 1:00 am

How I wish I had even half of your beautiful dresses!


37 Bee @ Icky Bee's Piece O' Cake July 30, 2011 at 3:20 am

That is a gorgeous dress! The food, as usual, looks amazing.


38 Khushboo July 30, 2011 at 3:49 am

I love your dress, Kath. You’re looking so fit and healthy :)


39 Lauren July 30, 2011 at 5:29 am

What a perfect evening.


40 Mom July 30, 2011 at 5:54 am

So glad Susan B got to go on the picnic! I’m wondering if she felt envious about how cool your dress must have felt compared to hers.


41 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 6:32 am



42 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes July 30, 2011 at 6:05 am

that chocolate sounds so good! cute dress :)


43 rumfunandsun July 30, 2011 at 6:07 am

What a wonderful evening! I would love to see that sunset in person it looks beautiful!


44 KathEats July 30, 2011 at 6:31 am

Dress is from Loehmann’s a few years ago! Thanks for all the nice comments


45 ashley nicole July 30, 2011 at 6:36 am

what a perfect summer night! you look beautiful!


46 Cait's Plate July 30, 2011 at 6:53 am

This seriously depicts every aspect of a perfect summer night. I love your dress! (Susan B.’s might be better but probably a little too hot for a summer night 😉 )

I also love that picture looking into the wine glass where you can see your hand at the bottom. Is that weird? haha. Those types of photos are the ones that resonate with me for whatever reason.

Glad you had a fun/relaxing night! :)


47 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 30, 2011 at 7:02 am

This looks perfect! I really enjoy Americana music – especially when it’s live and outdoors like that. It feels so summery!


48 Cait @ Beyond Bananas July 30, 2011 at 7:25 am

Amazing photography – as always. And I am really loving your dress!!


49 Gina @ running to the kitchen July 30, 2011 at 7:34 am

I love love love that dress!


50 Jennifer July 30, 2011 at 7:50 am

WOW!!! That was a perfect summer night! I was jealous from the first picture and it just got worse the more I read. :) What a relaxing way to end the day. You guys live in a beautiful place!


51 olivewineandfood July 30, 2011 at 7:54 am

cab franc?!


52 Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 30, 2011 at 8:44 am

Love your dress! Looks like you had a great evening :)


53 Jen July 30, 2011 at 9:29 am

Is that Grace Potter on the front of your chocolate bar? Sure looks like her! I’m going to have to do some googling…


54 Mindy @ GlutenFreeMinG July 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

It is!! She helped create it I believe… her and those Nocturnals :)


55 Jen July 30, 2011 at 10:36 am

Very cool! I googled ‘grace potter chocolate’ after I left my comment and read up on it. I love her and the Nocturnals. Seeing them for the 2nd time in Charlotte at the end of August.


56 Sheila July 30, 2011 at 10:45 am

I just saw her show last night!


57 Simply Life July 30, 2011 at 9:54 am

what a perfect night!


58 Nicole July 30, 2011 at 10:15 am

I love your dress! So adorable!! I now blame you for the fact that seeing that chocolate bar made me have to go and grab some chocolate from my desk 10am :)


59 Kerry July 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

Awesome dress, it really work on you!


60 Angie July 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

Beautiful dress Kath!
It looks like a fabulous evening.


61 lindsa July 30, 2011 at 12:43 pm

Great photos from what looks to have been a very fun and relaxing evening!


62 Julie July 30, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Ditto to many of the above comments….love the dress!!


63 Nikki T July 30, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Love your dress!!


64 Charise August 2, 2011 at 7:00 am

Ahh, nothing like a gorgeous sunset, live music, and a glass of vino. Aaaaand, of course, ditto on that dress looking great on you!


65 becca (bellebottoms) August 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

love the red sash on your dress! it’s such a great waist accent! Very summer-y and fun!


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