A Few of My Favorite Things

by jenna on April 5, 2010

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Good times, great friends! And how I do heart Teavana and Urban Outfitters, both of which we do not have in Healdsburg. I also went to the BEACH today and it was glorious. I brought a 6 inch veggie sub from subway with me and ate it while staring out at the waves (along with a grapefruit from christie’s kitchen). How crazy to be looking at the Pacific one day and the Atlantic the next. The Pacific is crazy beautiful but the Atlantic will always have my heart…

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Later in the afternoon, I ate half an apple (it was mushy) and drank this shake from christie’s fridge. Wasn’t half bad but the ingredient list sure was long!

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And then Christie and I met our friend, Jessie, for dinner at Basil, my FAVORITE Thai restaurant on the face of the earth. I haven’t seen Jessie for 8 YEARS!!!!!!! There was a moment of silence tonight at dinner when we realized our high school reunion was in 2 years???! How does that happen?? Romy and Michelle’s high school reunion anyone??! ;)
We shared the basil spring rolls:

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And I had what I always have—-Basil Tofu. I’ve never ordered anything else. This dish is perfect :)

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Delicious. I ate every drop and washed it down with a glass of merlot + Riesling.
Time to hop in bed and read. See you tomorrow!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) April 5, 2010 at 6:26 pm

a sandwich on the beach sounds like heaven to me! i love California’s beaches – how could you not? – but after visiting the Atlantic last year i fell in love :) sounds like the picture perfect day!

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Emily Eats and Exercises April 5, 2010 at 6:34 pm

The thai food looks fabulous. My boyfriend and I were just chatting about how we wish there was a great Thai restaurant near us. Too bad I don’t live near you!

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Jessica @ How Sweet It Is April 5, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I love Thai.

I can’t ever believe how long I’ve been out of highschool. Feels like it was yesterday!

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Meghan@traveleatlove April 5, 2010 at 6:48 pm

What a great time! I love Charleston so much, I look forward to getting some great restaurant tips for our next visit!

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Sarah @ THE FOODIE DIARIES April 5, 2010 at 6:49 pm

spring rolls + peanut sauce = myyyy favorite thing ever.

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Genie April 5, 2010 at 6:51 pm

I’ve had a hankering for Thai! Those spring rolls look delish!!

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Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 5, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Basil tofu sounds like an amazing dish, and looks fantastic, too.

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Kristina April 5, 2010 at 6:54 pm

Your pictures are great-i’m craving Thai now!

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Nora@LiveLifeEatRight April 5, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Everything sounds so amazing from the tea to dinner! I love spending time with good friends and good food ENJOY!

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Jenny April 5, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I agree- the Atlantic has my heart, too! I got to see it today at St. Augustine:)

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Mary April 5, 2010 at 7:05 pm

I am from Charleston & happen to love the Basil tofu as well! I moved to Atlanta this fall so I still go back every so often but you are still making me homesick. ah & also apparently my 10 yr high school reunion is in 2 years as well…that does not seem possible!

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Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin April 5, 2010 at 7:13 pm

Ohh that tofu looks amazing. I had some disappointing Thai last night, sad!

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Lisa (bakebikeblog) April 5, 2010 at 7:21 pm

That dish looks great! Glad to hear that you are having fun!

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Ameena April 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm

Love all your favorite things too, especially Urban Outfitters!

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Candice April 5, 2010 at 7:40 pm

The Thai food looks awesome – I’ve already been craving it for days!

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm

Mmm that tofu sounds amazing!!!! I haven’t had Thai in forever, I need to fix that!!!
Reunion in 2 years?! Wow. It’s scary to think about. It seems like time goes by super fast yet super slow at the same time.

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Caitlin @ Right Foot Forward April 5, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Yum, basil tofu is my favorite! It sounds like you had a fantastic day. I graduated in 2002 – scary how the time flies!!

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) April 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

Sounds like you’re keeping busy with the Charleston and friend fun! Basil and Tofu sounds like a delicious combination.

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Midgetkeeper April 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm

The Thai food looks amazing.

My High School reunion is next year, it’s goes so fast!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 5, 2010 at 8:35 pm

I love catching up with old friends. Eight years is a long time, but sometimes those get-togethers are the best because nothing has changed–but everything has changed.

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Run Sarah April 5, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Sounds like a fun evening – the tofu and spring rolls look perfect too!

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Rebecca @ How the Cookie's Crumble April 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Thai is so yummy! What a great looking meal!

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Amanda April 5, 2010 at 9:24 pm

I love teavana! Have funnn!

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] April 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm

Aw, I love that you KNOW yourself. You know what’s true to your heart. : ) Soak up your South while you can =]

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Diana April 6, 2010 at 12:36 am

Sounds like you’re having a great time. :)
Oy, I wish we had urban outfitters here.

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Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 6, 2010 at 12:44 am

Oooh that tofu dish does look good! Lots of sauce :D
I can’t wait for my high school reunion- I hated everyone there, so I want to show up looking fabulous and healthy and kick their butts :P

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 6, 2010 at 4:15 am

Ohhhh, Basil might be my favorite Thai restaurant of all time. And that Urban Outfitter’s sure wasn’t there when I was at CofC!!! Probably a good thing ;-)

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Christie {Honoring Health} April 6, 2010 at 4:22 am

Yum, I haven’t had basil tofu in ages. Yum!

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Alexa Meany April 6, 2010 at 4:37 am

hi jenna! it is SO crazy to see you taking pictures of where i go to school! I love it!! Basil is delicious :) and i love that you went with Subway for lunch (i love how you can smell their bread half way down king street!) I meant to ask— what yoga studio did you go to while living in charleston?

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Errign April 6, 2010 at 4:41 am

LOVE Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion – you can watch it instantly on your computer if you have Netflix…not that I’ve done that, ever.. ;)

Happy Tuesday Jenna! Have fun in Charleston – it looks gorgeous!

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Andrea April 6, 2010 at 5:00 am

What a wonderful day! Teavana is amazing. I just love the samples. And it is so weird to realize that your reunion is soon. Mine is around the same time and I just won’t be able to comprehend that it’s been almost ten years. Wow!

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Laura H. April 6, 2010 at 5:01 am

I’ve been to Basil before when I interned at the Spoleto Festival a few years back and got the basil chicken… yum! It’s so neat to see places I’ve been on your blog. Welcome back!

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diana@mymarblerye April 6, 2010 at 5:03 am

now you’ve got me craving basil anything now! I’m so happy you are getting such great shopping and bonding time! BTW I die for Urban Outfitters!! Ahhh!

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eatmovelove April 6, 2010 at 5:04 am

Ah – the best of both worlds (or oceans)…great pictures. You and your friends are photogenic – hope you get some pics of yourself in the book :)

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Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) April 6, 2010 at 5:06 am

I love teavana! Those are great favorite things =D

xo
K

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Molly B April 6, 2010 at 5:06 am

I’m applying to MUSC as my top choice for medical school, so I’m really happy to hear that Charleston is such a wonderful place to live!!!

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Judy (cookbook maven) April 6, 2010 at 5:10 am

Heck, just give me any ocean and I’m happy. I love the ocean, and yet I’ve never lived close to it. My year in MD was probably the closest I ever lived to an ocean.

I haven’t tried Teavana teas yet . . . everytime I stop at the store they always seem really busy chatting to each other, not so much into serving people.

Some of the flavors sound awesome, but I’m picky about my tea.

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Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/ April 6, 2010 at 6:01 am

I love Teavana, it’s so good.

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Daisy April 6, 2010 at 6:36 am

love the Urban Outfitters picture!! glad u had a great day at the beach

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Jess @ MTL Veggie April 6, 2010 at 6:39 am

Mmm Basil Tofu- your meals always looks so delicious, it makes me very jealous at times ;) Wish we had Teavana in Canada but, sadly, we are lacking them!

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Jil April 6, 2010 at 6:48 am

I agree – there is something amazing about both coasts but no matter where I end up in life…the Atlantic will have my heart (even if it’s fuh-fuh-freeeeeeezing …in NH).

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Carolyn @ lovinlosing April 6, 2010 at 6:52 am

Ha! My high school reunion was 2 years ago! I feel old. I didn’t go, but we’re going to my husband’s this October.

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Angharad April 6, 2010 at 6:55 am

Hmm I work next door to an urban outfitters…I’d be pretty sad if it disappeared! Sounds like you’re having a whale of a time with your friends! Basil tofu is something I’ve never ordered but it looks frickin delicious!

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kalli@fitandfortysomething April 6, 2010 at 6:56 am

yum those basil spring rolls look amazing!

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CourtandWhit April 6, 2010 at 6:59 am

I love Urban Outfitters!

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Paige @ Running Around Normal April 6, 2010 at 7:03 am

You seem so happy here, Jenna :D
So awesome you get to see old high school friends. My 10 yr HS reuinion is in 2013, so I feel the same way! Yipes!!

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Jenny April 6, 2010 at 7:05 am

Jenna – I was wondering when you go on vacation like this do you continue to work out or alter your normal eating habits to make up for the fact that you don’t work out? I always have trouble when I go on little vacations – especially when I go home because there is so much good food around and I just want to fully relax all day every day!

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Hilary April 6, 2010 at 7:22 am

Urban Outfitters is one of my top stores, too. e do have one here, but it’s incredibly inconvenient to park around it, so I always hit it up when I’m in other cities.

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elliebelle April 6, 2010 at 7:30 am

That food looks terrific! Oh, and I LOVE Romy and Michelle. haha…my reunion is only 1 year away. EEK!

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Gabriela April 6, 2010 at 7:49 am

Eating a veggie sub while staring at the waves?
Dreamy… :)
Have a wonderful week, Jenna!
Brazilian XOXO┬┤s,
Gabriela

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Lauren @ Eater not a runner April 6, 2010 at 7:55 am

The Atlantic has my heart too :-)

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Rachel @ Suburban Yogini April 6, 2010 at 8:02 am

It’s been *cough*twenty*cough* years since I left high school this summer…..

I’m a Pacific girl all the way, but from the Australian side. Takes my breath away every time.

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Hanna April 6, 2010 at 8:12 am

oh my god your vacation look SOO fun!! I love the south – its so pretty. I love my hometown on the westcoast (woot portland!) but the south is just so gorgeous and interesting. I am going to Atlanta to visit the bfs family in August – any suggestions on what to do, where to roadtrip to? I would love to hear your favorite places in that whole region of the country (sc, fl, & ga!)

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Tiffany April 6, 2010 at 8:24 am

I love basil tofu, I had it for dinner last night as well!

I feel you on the topic of high school reunions. Mine is next year, and I am freaking out. Haha.

How far is Heraldsburg from SF? I love the Urban Outfitters in SF =)

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Cole April 6, 2010 at 8:27 am

Teavana rocks my world!

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Cynthia (It All Changes) April 6, 2010 at 8:30 am

Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens…

I haven’t seen some of my high school friends in far too long. We keep in touch on facebook but it isn’t the same. Looks like you had a blast.

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Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly April 6, 2010 at 9:04 am

Urban Outfitters…LOVE IT!

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Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion April 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

I really want Thai food now! Oh and I LOOOVE UO too!

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle April 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

looks like we have a lot in common! Urban is by far one of my favorite stores, I love subway, I own a year supply of tea from teavana (but it usually only lasts 1/2 year b/c I drink it so often :-) ) and spring rolls are so goood!

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Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle April 6, 2010 at 9:09 am

looks like we have a lot in common! Urban is by far one of my favorite stores, I love subway, I own a year supply of tea from teavana (but it usually only lasts 1/2 year b/c I drink it so often :-) ) and spring rolls are so goood!

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Sarah @ See Sarah Eat April 6, 2010 at 9:40 am

My high school reunion is this year! Ha ha :)

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Tricia April 6, 2010 at 9:49 am

Charleston is so great! I went there for the first time last summer and would move there in a heartbeat! I also went to Basil and had the same dish, soooooo good!

Enjoy it!

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Kelly April 6, 2010 at 11:58 am

I Love Love Love Basil! I’ve never eaten at their Charleston location, but they have a second location in Charlotte that is just around the corner from where I live. They have a photo of their Charleston location hanging on the wall. It is my favorite Thai place! :)

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Claire April 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I love Basil!! I haven’t been there in forever.I definitely need to go soon.Have you been to Chai’s?

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Amanda @ Cakes and Ale April 6, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I’m such a creature of habit when it comes to Thai food as well… I either always get pad thai or green curry tofu! (Then finish off the meal with some green tea ice cream! Not really Thai, per se, but they always have it at my local joint!)

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lucie April 6, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Oh my goodness!!! Urban outfitter is one of the sweetest store around. Spring rolls & Subway are my go-to lunch on campus (and anywhere else for that matter). And EAS protein drinks + an apple is the perfect combo for a snack!
love it!

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Lily @ Lily's Health Pad April 6, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Basil is AMAZING, but Stephen and I actually like Jasmine’s better.

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jperonto April 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Oh my gosh! It’s so nice to read your blog when you’re visiting charleston!!!!! You know I work right across the street from basil? Yeah! At Charleston Ballet Theatre! Love reading your blog!

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Nichole March 23, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Charleston is one of my favorite cities everr and I’m so glad it’s only an hour and a half away from me! That Teavana has very sadly shut down this past year… I’m going to miss their tea “frappuccino” drinks :(

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