Lemon Twist

November 18, 2011

Want to see a person glow? Holly is 9 months pregnant and beautiful as ever!


She asked me out on a lunch date to help her pass the time while she waits for her baby boy to come. And of course to catch up!

We went to Revolutionary Soup for lunch!

I ordered the Gulf Salad – shrimp, avocado, local eggs – delicious!


Which came with a cornbread muffin – so sweet and cakey!


And a cup of the best butternut squash soup ever!



After lunch, we heard rumor that the new Charlottesville Lululemon show room had opened and went to find it!


Find it we did! It’s gorgeous and lofty inside and the two women working there became fast friends : )


I have a pair of the Wonder Under crops (my favorite workout bottoms) and have been really wanting a second pair of their pants – but not without trying them on in person. Enter a local store! I ended up getting the flare ones [getting hemmed for free this week]. And this top as well. Comfy, long, thick. Their apparel is VERY expensive, but I have gotten every cent’s worth out of my crops in the past year and know I will get the same out of these.


I had to support the new shop too because they bought a box of Great Harvest treats from us!


Along with dozens of delicious looking cupcakes.


It is SO COLD here – I was way under dressed for our outing and my hands froze on the walk home. I think winter has almost arrived…

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1 Maria @ Sinfully Nutritious November 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

You look great! So do all your Great Harvest goodies.


2 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

It got really cold in Atlanta really fast too! Sounds like a great day! I need some new workout pants, but I’m with you, I need to try them on before I buy. Have a great night Kath!


3 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl November 18, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Soup and Salad are always a perfect combo!

Love the attire you bought. And I don’t mind paying top dollar if you get the use out of it. Like a pair of Uggs or a nice watch. Its worth it. Lunch with a friend – a perfect way to bring in the weekend!


4 Jes @ Becoming Less of Jes November 18, 2011 at 5:08 pm

LOL, I pretty much typed the exact same comment just now, then saw yours. Guess I’ll just say, ditto! =)


5 [email protected] November 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

Looks like a tasty lunch! I love butternut squash soup this time of year! And cornbread. :)

I didn’t know that lululemon will hem for you?! That’s awesome! I have the shortest legs and always have trouble finding pants that are the right length.


6 Johanna B November 18, 2011 at 5:09 pm

I’ll pay for quality anytime and Lulemon is quality.


7 Molly @ Hungry Hungry Runner November 18, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Looks like a great lunch! I’m a huge fan of butternut squash soup this time of year. And cornbread. :)

I had no idea that lululemon has a hemming service! That’s awesome! I have the shortest legs ever and have such a hard time finding pants that are the right length.


8 [email protected] November 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm

What a delicious lunch! I love butternut squash soup this time of year. And cornbread. :) I had no idea that lululemon has a hemming service! That’s awesome! I have the shortest legs ever and have such a hard time finding pants that are the right length.


9 lynn @ the actor's diet November 18, 2011 at 5:12 pm

ah, pregnant women are goddesses.


10 Anne November 18, 2011 at 5:16 pm

Lululemon is amazing! I live in the stuff, and don’t know what I’d do without one of their stores in my town.


11 Christine (The Raw Project) November 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm

What a fun lunch date and sweet on the Lululemon! I finally bought running pants from a shop in SF and live them!


12 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats November 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm

winter has definitely arrived in Chicago – today I had to break out my knee-length north face puffy coat! So windy…


13 Cait's Plate November 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm

That salad looks delicious!! i love the cakey cornbread!


14 Andrea @ The Skinny Chronicles November 18, 2011 at 5:47 pm

Boo on winter. Thumbs up for a great day with an expectant mother that included cupcakes.


15 Kate November 18, 2011 at 5:58 pm

I bought that same Lululemon top a few weeks ago and I love it! Great for yoga as well as running! Also super flattering!


16 Kim November 18, 2011 at 6:05 pm

I bought a pair of wunder under crops a few months ago and they have quickly turned into not just my favorite workout bottoms, but one of my favorite pants in general! they are pretty much perfect. i’ve been meaning to get one of those tops too. i’m usually pretty frugal but i get every cents worth of my lulu clothes!


17 cathy November 18, 2011 at 6:17 pm

great timing with your lulu outing, kath!
a temporary store just opened this week across from where i live.
mom and i are checking it out in…14 minutes from now!!
love lulu clothing – expensive, yes, but never wears out. enjoy your new stuff!


18 Becca November 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Cutest. Cupcake. Ever.


19 kathleen @ the daily crumb November 18, 2011 at 6:29 pm

i’m a lululemon addict… and you’re right, you do get every penny out of it.

what a fun lunch date — i love butternut squash soup!


20 Susan H. @ the food allergy chronicles November 18, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Love lululemon! It was founded in Vancouver B.C in 1998. Very proud! I don’t mind paying for quality! Cute pants…heading out to Vancouver next week…girls’ getaway…so psyched!


21 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Not only is Lululemon’s quality great, but they really stand behind their quality. I once brought in a 1 year old sweater that had some stitching come out, and they offered me a brand new sweater free of charge! I was so impressed!


22 Erika - The Teenage Taste November 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

I only have one thing from Lululemon (a workout tank), but I stalk their website regularly and decided that if I win the lottery I am going to buy all my workout clothes from them! Haha. 😛


23 Karen November 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I concur w/you re. the value of Lululemon clothes. I splurged on a couple of pairs of workout pants two years ago and they are both still going strong after much (sweaty) wear and dozens and dozens of washes. By comparison, my Gap sweats always begin to fray/stretch out after just a couple of washes. At 5’3, I also love the complimentary alterations – a $20 savings right there. Their personnel and service are always stellar too.

Smart buy, Kath.


24 katie @KatieDid November 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

I have to say, I have a pair of the flare lulu yoga pants as well and wear them EVERY day, no joke. I intern at a wellness center so I need to wear comfy yet presentable, and ready to workout- so I end up in the yogas everyday. Plus I wear them for skating and overall lounging around. Definitely got my money’s worth!


25 Krissy - Shiawase Life November 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm

WHAhaaaaaaaa OMG OMG OMG.

So excited for Lulu!!!!!!!!!


26 lynda @ healthy hoboken girl November 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

The product sells it’s self…I have a few pairs of lulu’s pants…AMAZING! I even found some on sale at the end of the summer…score! Live in mine!!

So glad you have a store in town, Kath, great news!


27 Ali November 18, 2011 at 7:44 pm

In addition to producing quality stuff, Lulu treats their employees right. My sister works for them and they’re a wonderful employer. So, know that you’re also supporting the humane treatment of those in the retail business. Way to vote with your dollars!


28 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga November 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Congrats on your new Lulu purchases…if you like it, it makes you feel great and you know you’re going to get tons of use out of it…then that’s value. Enjoy!!

And Holly IS glowing…wow, 9 mos and still smiling :)


29 Kristin November 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

I love Lululemon and your outfit! Your soup and salad looks very yummy. Fall is the perfect time for butternut squash soup.


30 Janelle November 18, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I want Lulu lemons ! I tried some on the other day- way to pricey for my budget :(


31 Allyson November 18, 2011 at 8:29 pm

You buy lulu clothes and you think cauliflower is pricey? Don’t get it. And you HAD to support them, that must make the lululemon company to have you back. So if a non-local, non-organic meat company bought GH, you woul be supporting them?


32 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 8:31 pm

It’s all relative.


33 Allyson November 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

What’s all relative? Cauliflower vs lululemon? I def have more than my share of Lulu products, but I don’t compare them to my local produce, maybe my husbands oakleys! I never had to have any of my stuff hemmed or altered, never the need, and I am the same height as you.


34 Bec November 18, 2011 at 9:46 pm

Even if you and Kath are the exact same hight, it is unlikely that you would have the same body proportions. My sister is taller then me but I have longer legs so she needs to get her lulu bottoms hemmed and I get my tops hemmed.


35 Hillary B November 18, 2011 at 10:02 pm

Allyson, I’m confused by your post and your general tone (which, to me, reads caustic). Kath admittedly said Lulu products are expensive. I don’t see her comparing them to cauliflower anywhere, or claiming to buy the pants instead of cauliflower.

Also, I understood the comment about “having” to support Lulu b/c they bought GH treats as a lighthearted comment, meant with a wink, like “oh twist my arm, I guess I HAVE to go to Lululemon!” I don’t believe she truly felt obligated to patronize Lulu because they bought GH. If she did that for all her customers, she would be quite a busy lady – that bakery is full of people every time I go in!

Kath, I wonder if some people misinterpret your humorous tone and blogging “voice.” To me, you never come off as smug, or entitled, or any of the other strange things I have seen people write about you. In my opinion, your posts are cheerful, upbeat and light-hearted, and you don’t take yourself too seriously. You seem like such a happy person! Maybe that’s why others seem committed to try and bring you down? Allyson, I’m not singling you out specifically, just noting a trend in the comments section lately.

I can’t wait to check out the new Lulu store! And don’t worry- I’ve set aside money for both cauliflower AND workout pants. 😉


36 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I think misinterpretation of tone actually happens all.the.time. I’m generally using a very light-hearted tone and am also very sarcastic – definitely think people take me too seriously a lot of the time.


37 Shari November 20, 2011 at 1:13 am

Go take your negative energy elsewhere!

Kath you rule!


38 Irina November 19, 2011 at 4:48 am

sorry, but your comment, Allyson, made me laugh :), as everyone is so positive and then this comment appears. I have no idea what cauliflower and clothes have in common though, so not sure what the problem here at all. Surely cauliflower is pricey, but we buy it once in a while because it tastes good. Surely some very good quality clothes is pricey, but we buy it because it lasts so much longer and looks so much better. And you can’t put money on satisfaction, indulgence and happy feelings

Lovely outfit, Kath and those cupcakes look super cool!

I believe if you don’t have anything good to say don’t say anything, you are a guest on another person’s blog and being polite and considerate is just a common courtesy.

Sorry, that is probably the longest comment I’ve ever posted x


39 Karen November 19, 2011 at 8:25 am

Kath admitted outright that she’s a hypocritical consumer w/ her discretionary funds, buying a premium brand of beer but resisting the temptation to to buy what she perceives as an overpriced head of cauliflower. Who among us can say that our buying behavior is entirely rational at all times?

The Lulumon purchase is in an entirely different category – it’s a practical investment that will pay for itself many times over – as evidenced by the chorus of testimony from satisfied customers. Are you really asserting that Kath’s patronage of Lululemon is somehow a conflict of interest?! C’mon…that is just being a bully!


40 Kathryn November 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Kath, I know this isn’t a great place to discuss politics, but what do you think of Congress classifying pizza as a vegetable? Don’t you think pizza should be served WITH a vegetable!? Obviously I’m horrified at their decision!!


41 KathEats November 18, 2011 at 8:40 pm

I am horrified too. I think it’s really dumb. I said at dinner last night, if you put a stalk of asparagus inside a loaf of bread, that doesn’t make the loaf of bread a vegetable…


42 Kathryn November 18, 2011 at 8:47 pm

OMG – that’s the best analogy I’ve heard about it! Agreed!!


43 Laura November 18, 2011 at 10:03 pm

BUT wouldn’t that be nice if it was realistic!!


44 Irina November 19, 2011 at 4:50 am

that is so funny! That is so bizarre! That is even funnier than considering french fries as one of your five a day!


45 Angel7 November 18, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I am all about quality!

Those clothes look extremely comfortable!



46 kelly November 18, 2011 at 10:47 pm

wow! reading some of these comments is stressful! I love lululemon and those pants look great on you! I teach pilates – so I wear then every.single.day and can’t say enough about how much I love them. We had a showroom and now have a store that opened recently and we love it :)


47 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel November 18, 2011 at 11:04 pm

Can I just take a piece of your cornbread and dunk it in that soup? Ahh, looks SO good. Mm.


48 Fran@ Broken Cookies Don't Count November 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm

It’s very cold but clear here in NJ today.


49 Tracy November 19, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Love lululemon…worth every penny for the wearability and washability!

Are your pants the groove pants? I have groove shorts that I love and am trying to decide on a pair of pants.


50 KathEats November 19, 2011 at 2:38 pm



51 Christine @ BookishlyB November 19, 2011 at 1:34 pm

I think that has been my biggest hangup with Lulu- the price! The yoga tops are so cute, though.


52 Sarah Williams November 19, 2011 at 2:10 pm

LOVE Lu! Just got that grey shirt in the front of the first pic…mine is red..and I have to say..may be my favorite new shirt to wear with my wonder under crops!! Great for yoga, throw on tall boots and a cardigan, great to wear out!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!:) Also-you will love those groove pants now that its getting chilly…I find mine way wamer than my wonder unders!:)


53 emily November 19, 2011 at 2:23 pm

That was rude to –

1. Kath
2. Anyone who happens to be bigger than Kath (who isn’t big)
3. Anyone smaller thank Kath that isn’t an asshat


54 ~Christy @ wonderofallthings November 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Lunch looks delicious! Could use a little butternut squash soup right about now as the snow has begun to fall. Do you have a surefire recipe for it? I’ve tried so many but have yet to find one I love. I absolutely see buying high quality workout goods as an investment. In such a disposable society, it’s nice to be able to find stuff that lasts, and lasts, and lasts.


55 KathEats November 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

I haven’t found one that is as good and thick as this one was


56 Olena (The Fit Gourmet) November 19, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Pardon me for a little self-promotion but my butternut curry soup is the bomb (in my humble opinion :) ) Thick, vegan and bursting with nutritious goodies http://the-fit-gourmet.blogspot.com/2011/01/soup-overload.html.

You will not find it acceptable because of the onion, but perhaps others could give it a shot. I’m thinking that the onion could be easily subbed with a potato or a sweet potato.


57 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) November 19, 2011 at 6:47 pm

I love the way the eggs are cooked in that salad. I must make them like that this week. Yummy semi-runny yolks :)


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