Dark and Mysterious

by jenna on February 15, 2010

Thank y’all so much for your sweet comments about my hair!

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I really like it. I think I shocked my date pretty good last but he seemed to like it. Apparently I look older and more mature now ;)
Gosh, dinner was SO GOOD last night!!!!!! For months I’ve been sort of talking down about Dry Creek Kitchen because I heard it was overrated but dang, last night’s meal was fabulous and totally proved me wrong! Right when we sat down our server brought out a tiny cup of the most amazing coconut curry soup as an amuse-bouche….I could have eaten bowls of this!

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I ordered the green salad to start with caramelized goat cheese on top. Holy wow….caramelized goat cheese……enough said.

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And then had the gnocchi for dinner. Probably the best gnocchi I’ve ever had!

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With my meal, I enjoyed a glass of Quivera Grenache. Went perfectly with my wee potato dumplins :). We were both too full for dessert but the server brought out a little tray of sweets regardless and, obviously, I couldn’t say no!

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This morning was a cold cereal morning:

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And then I rushed to the studio to work the desk for a few hours. It’s gorgeous out again and I’m hoping to squeeze in a bike ride later on this afternoon!
Happy President’s Day!

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jennifer February 15, 2010 at 11:00 am

come on, tell us who it is! :-)

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Jenn @ Livewellfit February 15, 2010 at 11:04 am

Second day as a brunette! New hair, new life! :) It’s amazing how a small physical change can impact how we are perceived by others. So fun to play with!

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Heather (Heather's Dish) February 15, 2010 at 11:07 am

you’re so cute :) i really do love your hair! i had gnocchi last night too…probably not as good as yours, but I was still excited about it! hope you have a wonderful Monday :)

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Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) February 15, 2010 at 11:11 am

You look fantastic with dark hair! I love it!

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Courtney (The Hungry Yogini) February 15, 2010 at 11:14 am

What a gorgeous salad!!! Love that it’s in a little cucumber bowl. Gorgeous presentation. Glad you had a great date!! And LOVE the hair =)

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Caitlin February 15, 2010 at 11:16 am

your hair looks great, Jenna! Definitely works with your eyes! :)

Enjoy your day!

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Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman February 15, 2010 at 11:17 am

I’ve been on a blueberry kick, too. Love them in cereal and oats! Crazy self-portrait–you’re so bendy!

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Jessica @ How Sweet February 15, 2010 at 11:17 am

Good luck on your ride…I feel like the snow will never end here.

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Ally (Exercise and Pies) February 15, 2010 at 11:17 am

mmm, that vday date looks splendid! and I know I commented on your hair yesterday but it’s soooo great! it makes your eyes pop!

enjoy your day!

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Morgan @ Life After Bagels February 15, 2010 at 11:20 am

Whoa *beeeeeeeeeep beep beep beeeeeeeeeeeeep*

That really did SHOCK me, and for a second I was like, oh who’s guest posting!?!?!

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swimsutra February 15, 2010 at 11:23 am

Cute new hair color! Happy day after heart’s day!

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Kailey (SnackFace) February 15, 2010 at 11:26 am

Seriously, the hair is fierce. And I am dying over that gnocchi. I haven’t had it in years! So sad, right?

Have a fab Monday!

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Runeatrepeat February 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

Love the hair! It brings out your eyes :)

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Sam (Merit to the Carrot) February 15, 2010 at 11:29 am

Mmm that does indeed look like a delicious dinner! Especially the gnocchi. I’m a sucker for gnocchi… and cereal hah

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Christie @ Honoring Health February 15, 2010 at 11:29 am

Beautiful dancers pose for your beautiful brunette hair!

Glad you enjoyed your valentines dinner!

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Jil February 15, 2010 at 11:29 am

Sounds (and looks) like an amazing dinner!!

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Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 15, 2010 at 11:30 am

What a beautiful meal!! Wish there were pictures of your beautiful date :-D

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Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) February 15, 2010 at 11:33 am

You do look older- but in the best way! I had gnocchi last night too, yum!

And no telling who the date was? ;)

xo
K

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Ameena February 15, 2010 at 11:34 am

What a beautiful presentation! I love restaurants that spend time making things look nice.

Love your new color by the way!

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Amy February 15, 2010 at 11:37 am

oooh la la… a date?! :)

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rachael February 15, 2010 at 11:42 am

I like your new hair color. Glad you had a good valentines day:)

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Suzanne February 15, 2010 at 11:50 am

So diggin the hair!!!!!!

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Freya @ foodfitnessandfreya.wordpress.com February 15, 2010 at 11:50 am

What a fabulous meal! And I am oh-so jealous you had a date on Valentine’s..I wish I’d had one! Have a good afternoon :)

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D February 15, 2010 at 11:52 am

ADAM!?!

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Stephanie February 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

So exciting with the new hair, it looks great! Glad you had a nice dinner out and can’t wait to see who this prince charming is :)

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Stef February 15, 2010 at 11:55 am

nice yoga pose :) yum blueberries! happy president’s day!

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Estela @ Weekly Bite February 15, 2010 at 11:58 am

Your hair is really great! I LOVE IT!

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Kelly L. February 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

Either you are a lesbian and your date is a girl (there is a girl behind your plate) or your date takes the photos of the food. haha! Just kidding Jenna!

Your hair looks great! You are beautiful any shade. Glad you had a great Valentines Day.

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sherri February 15, 2010 at 12:01 pm

so cute jenna… i love your hair!! it’s fun to be able to change it up.

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Rachel (suburban yogini) February 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm

ZOMG!!! I luurrve caremalised goat cheese (it’s pretty much the only cheese I ever get being intolerant to cow’s milk).

Glad the date went well – will there be a second? ;)

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Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] February 15, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Dark = you hair. Mysterious = your date : )

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M February 15, 2010 at 12:21 pm

D- I think it’s Adam too! :-)

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Liz February 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Can’t wait till “the date” comes out of hiding!

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diana(mymarblerye) February 15, 2010 at 12:39 pm

tiny portions of heaven. :) Always makes me want more too!

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Kristilyn (My 29th Year) February 15, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Dinner looks amazing – and I love that little plate of sweets!

K

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Leena February 15, 2010 at 12:47 pm

your hair looks awesome – and it looks like you had a great date last night! they food looks amazing!

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Gabriela February 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm

Hey, Jenna!
You do look more mature now. And I don´t say it just because I´m brunette, hahaha.
Such yummy eats! Looks live you´ve had so much fun on V-day ;)
Have a great Monday!
Brazilian XOXO´s,
Gabriela

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Tara February 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Your hair looks great! The food looks great too. Just made my tummy rumble. Are those frozen blueberries from TJ’s? MMMMM

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Sara February 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Love the dark hair! Took me a minute to recognize you; definitely chic! What did you think of ‘Lunch in Paris’? Good book to read or nothing special?

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Cynthia (It All Changes) February 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

I’ve always wanted to go to a restaurant that served and amuse bouche. So chic. And so is the hair :-)

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Karen February 15, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Jenna, can I ask you what color you did or if you did a two step process? My daughter is going to do the same, especially after seeing how adorable you look. She also has darker eyebrows and think this would look good on her too..

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Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Oooooooooh a date!! Fun!! Who is the boy!!?

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Katy ( The Balanced Foodie) February 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Glad you shocked him, I think surprises are always fun. I can’t wait to see more pictures of the new ‘do! I love gnocchi, I am thinking of venturing out to make some. I received the “Simply Organic” cookbook for Christmas and they have a delicious looking recipe in there.

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Kelly B. February 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

I love your hair! Power to the brunettes!!!

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Sara February 15, 2010 at 1:50 pm

You look awesome as a brunette! I think brunettes do have more fun…but then I’m brunette so…yeah. I have a random question for you…how did you learn to ‘flip your dog.” I’ve been practicing yoga more seriously in the past year, but that one still throws me all out of whack!

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Susan February 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm

hello, you look HOT with your new hair! really, you look so great brunette. =)

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Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 15, 2010 at 1:59 pm

Love the new ‘do! Brunettes have way more fun. :mrgreen:

And, might I add, you’re so brave to drastically change a color. I can remember battling it out with myself over whether I should add in highlights to my hair. I didn’t actually end up doing it because I was way too chicken at the time. :mrgreen: I think I’ll use you as my inspiration for the next time around. ;)

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Angela (The Lady Loves to Eat) February 15, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I love that you shocked your date! Your dinner looked awesome!

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Alexe @ soyaetchocolat February 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

You still look good on day two!
Do you have any idea how they caramelized the goat cheese? Wouldn’t it melt if they’d put it in a frying-pan or in the oven? I would love to try it at home…

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Deva (Voracious Vorilee) February 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm

I love cold cereal – so refreshing. I also really like the dark hair – it makes your eyes POP. The Boy has dark hair and blue blue eyes and it’s a lovely and striking combination – I love it :-)

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GurlOnA"Diet" February 15, 2010 at 2:26 pm

ooo that sounds decadent! nothing as good as really yummy gnocchi!

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Jo @ SeekingHealthyBalance February 15, 2010 at 2:33 pm

That looks like a delicious meal. I love it when you get bonuses in fancy restaurants like an amuse bouche and those really cute sweets!

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Nicole February 15, 2010 at 2:44 pm

Jenna you are friggen adorable. I never comment but always read your blog! I loved that pic of you in the yoga pose:) You seem like such a sweetheart!

p.s. Love the hair!

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Shannon @ Livinglikeshannon February 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm

LOVE the brown hair and you’re currently inspiring me to change my hair!

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Paige (Running Around Normal) February 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm

That dinner sounds amazing! I’m so jealous.
Sounds like a lovely Valentine’s Day :)

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katie anne February 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm

hey i was watching food tvs “best thing i ever ate show” -really good show btw!!!- and they talked about this donut muffin from downtown bakery and creamery in healdburg, ca? have u ever been/had? how was it? if not, go!!! they look amazing! ingenious donut+muffin!!
katie anne
xoo

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Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun) February 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Your V-Day dinner looks amazing! My heart skipped a beat when I read the caramelized goat cheese bit.

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Mrs.CJ February 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

I guess Adam too. You can see somethings there in previous pics.

CJ

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Cindi February 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Your hair is awesome, and you’re gonna do us all proud on your book jacket photo.
And oh my god, did you finally get a couch???
Cindi

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Jessica @ The Process of Healing February 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm

It really does make you look older!!! And gosh your dinner sounds delicious as usual.. caramalized goat cheese.. how does one do that?!

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Jenny February 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm

What a nice dinner out! And will we be hearing more about this mysterious date?? haha glad you had a nice time :)

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Abbey February 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Ok, I’m going to be honest…i think the brunette hair really works on you but i LOVE your blonde locks!! lolol okay I said it haha.

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Teniah February 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm

You are definitely rockin’ the new look….It actually makes me want to dye mine! ha….So cute!!! Glad you had a good Vday!

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Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl February 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Jenna, I think you’re beautiful no matter what your hair color is – but I’m so glad you’re enjoying the fresh change and I only wish you the bestest!!! :-D

Glad you had a fantabulous Valentine’s Day!!!

Hugs,
Michele

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Kelly Olexa February 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm

LOVE THE HAIR BABE!!
I’m so glad I chopped my hair and went back to dark. I am LOVING it. And, you wear it so well! Saucy!!! ;-)

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Lauren February 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Love the dark hair!! Pretty sassy!! The Valentine’s dinner looks amazing. Don’t you love it when places we think aren’t going to be that great, surprise us?!

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Karla February 15, 2010 at 5:49 pm

Your posts always make me want to eat! That looks soo good!

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amanda February 15, 2010 at 6:28 pm

Sounds like a great date and yummy food. What more could one ask for??

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kirsten February 15, 2010 at 6:31 pm

your hair looks great!! Are you naturally a blonde or were you dying it blonde and went back to your natural color?

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eatmovelove February 15, 2010 at 6:59 pm

Hmmm…like someone mentioned – will you be a blonde or brunette for your book’s photo?!!! Eating out is always so exciting for me – I always want everything and can never decide – hence the beauty of appetizers, entree, bread basket, main meal and dessert ;)

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Andrea February 15, 2010 at 9:14 pm

That restaurant had such beautiful presentation of all the food! Yumm! Question: Do you like bike riding as much as you’d hoped? Just curious because I know how much you loved running and your passion for yoga

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jenna February 16, 2010 at 7:48 am

Andrea,

I’m still getting used to it!!! Its just totally new and foreign to me right now…

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M2 February 16, 2010 at 7:08 am

It’s definitely 100% Adam.

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Nicole (dishin') February 16, 2010 at 7:38 am

Yummm that salad looks amazing! I’m glad you had a date :) :)

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Kimberly February 17, 2010 at 6:05 am

Is your new haircolor Aveda?

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