Dinner

Seven Years and Wine

Happy Friday!

Daisy and I had a bit too much fun last night. Clearly nothing has changed in the seven years since we last saw each other!

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We went to a great little cafe down the street from my apartment called Flavor. I had never been before but the menu looked interesting and the prices weren’t as outrageous as some other California restaurants. We were both famished so immediately ordered the hummus when we sat down:

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Some Preston Syrah—

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We split the bottle and I’m moving a little slow today because of that. But you know how it is when you haven’t seen a girlfriend in…..SEVEN YEARS. We had A LOT to catch up on to say the least.
For dinner I ordered the Harvest Salad, which had pears, apples, dried cherries, nuts, goat cheese and grilled prawns in it—

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And Daisy ordered the artichoke pizza, of which I had two slices of as well because it was heaven on earth.

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Despite all the wine, we still woke up at seven and went to the gym. Daisy is doing her first international triathlon next weekend and wanted to run on the treadmill and I ran 15 minutes of sprints and then did a Summer Shape Up leg workout.
Before we left I had a sandwich thin with almond butter and a peach from the Santa Monica farmers market that Daisy brought me! She also brought me that dried lavender in the background. I love lavender!

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And then we went and grabbed lattes and cherries. Daisy is about to head out and I’m heading to work. Have a lovely Friday!

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42 Comments

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    Mal
    June 18, 2010 at 9:02 am

    o i love summer fresh peaches! yours looks delish.

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    Jen (Running With Cake)
    June 18, 2010 at 9:05 am

    You know you are good friends when you can just pick up where you left off after 7 years. Enjoy your time with Daisy! I’m sure the wine will be flowing 🙂

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    Lauren
    June 18, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Ah! That salad looks amazing! I wish pears were still in season… sigh. But oh well, I’ll take summer over pears anyday! I’m in Santa Monica, too, and I can attest for our farmers’ market peaches… they’re almost perfect!!

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    Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    June 18, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Catching up with an old friend is always so fun, especially when wine is involved. And hummus 🙂

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    Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    June 18, 2010 at 9:21 am

    How awesome to catch up with a friend after so long!

    Just seeing your crazy journey in only one year, I can’t imagine all you girls have to say!

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    eatmovelove
    June 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I really love that black shirt! Lovin’ that California pizza…maybe one day i’ll be there…meh right now it’s “real” life for me – stuck in a hole after a horrible decision…what can i do? meh.

    crying gets old after a while…and nothing is forever. Instead I chose to eat tubs of cookie dough at midnight. Yeah, totally normal.
    Happy Daisy Day 🙂

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    Kellie
    June 18, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I love long dinners with friends. They are my favorite things to do.

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    Whitney @ Lettuce Love
    June 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I love catching up with friends after a long time, it’s like no time has ever passed. That salad is to die for!

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    Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    June 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

    That harvest salad looks amazing!!
    7 years..such a long time! I’m amazed you still recognized each other!

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    Nichole
    June 18, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Cute, cute. Glad that y’all haven’t missed a beat, that’s the best. And definitely worth moving a little slower the next day.

    I don’t use lavender, but perhaps I’ll look into it, interesting suggestion!

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    Andrea @ Sweet N Green
    June 18, 2010 at 9:29 am

    That salad you had sounds delicious! Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

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    Camille
    June 18, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Looks like you guys are having a great time!
    It’s always wonderful to see old friends 🙂

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    kalli@fitandfortysomething
    June 18, 2010 at 9:34 am

    oh my your salad looks divine!

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    Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow
    June 18, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Lavender is one of my most favorite things in the world! In my future I will have lavender sprigs everywhere in our home. 🙂 Right now lotions, soaps and oil will do in our tiny apt.

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    Claire
    June 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

    That harvest salad looks amazing! It sounds like a wonderful time with your old friend…I need to do one of those soon! What wonderful presents from her as well.

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    Kat (My Fruity Life)
    June 18, 2010 at 9:53 am

    That wine looks amazing. I want some now…too bad I must wait 5 more hours to be done at work. Have a nice weekend 🙂

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    zoe
    June 18, 2010 at 9:57 am

    yum! flavor is really good 🙂 that pizza especially looks tasty!

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    A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    June 18, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Oh, yum. Such beautiful food.

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    June 18, 2010 at 10:01 am

    Aw, it makes me miss my friends who live far away. I love catching up when it’s just like old times.

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    June 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

    what a fun time 🙂 i recently had a chance to catch up with one of my best friends from growing up and it was like nothing had changed…and we had the best time!

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    Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    June 18, 2010 at 10:08 am

    I haven’t had a syrah in ages!! Looks like you ladies had quite the evening. Food looks awesome as always….I’m tempted to move out that way :). That of course would require finding a job first haha baby steps.

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    Aimee
    June 18, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Oh wow that salad looks amazing! Have a wonderful time visiting with your friend.

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    Jennu
    June 18, 2010 at 10:30 am

    That salad looks gorg! I want to go to Cali just to eat:)

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    Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    June 18, 2010 at 10:31 am

    That is my kind of salad, loaded with lots of flavor, nutrients, and deliciousness. 🙂

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    Ashley
    June 18, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Friend reunion trips are the best. Nothing compares! Just had one in NYC last weekend and it makes your heart smile. Enjoy your special time!!

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    Lisa
    June 18, 2010 at 10:41 am

    That’s so cool (and brave) to a triathlon internationally! What pressure. 🙂

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    Amanda @ Cakes and Ale
    June 18, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I grew up in Australia but hadn’t been back for 9 years until last March… I saw some friends for the first time in that long and it was like no time had passed at all! You can always pick up where you left off with true, old friends… I love that.

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    Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    June 18, 2010 at 11:49 am

    Flavor is my favorite Santa Rosa restaurant. I love the Harvest Salad, but haven’t tried it with prawns – yum!

    I have a good friend named Daisy too. Hope ya’ll had fun!

    Happy Friday!

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    Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)
    June 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    That salad and pizza look amazing. It’s awesome when you can so easily reconnect with someone you haven’t seen in so long, as if time and space didn’t exist.

    Jenn

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    Helen
    June 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    No wonder you had a lot to catch up on, seven years is a long time to catch up on! Your pizza looks lovely, I’ve never had artichokes on a pizza before, I bet it tastes nice though!

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    Sabrina
    June 18, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    I love lavender. I still have the bunch I bought at Foodbuzz last year! Remember that hot guy selling it at the market?!?!!?!?!?

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    Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    June 18, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Love it!! That artichoke pizza looks amazing.

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    Melanie
    June 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Next time you go to Flavor you should try a dessert. They are also amazing! And their breakfast is delicious, too.

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    Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    June 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    You got through 7 years on only 1 botte…I am impressed! 😉 haha !

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    Ashley
    June 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    I typically do not leave comments like “wow that food looks great” but it is nearly dinner time and that salad looks so loaded with delicious-ness!

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    Kaz
    June 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    It looks like you had a great time! A little sluggishness is *so* worth time well spent with friends. 😀

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    Lisa @ bakebikeblog
    June 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    My goodness, that salad and pizza look AMAZING!
    Have fun 🙂

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    Kerri Beth
    June 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    What an awesome salad. The combination of ingredients sounds like it would taste amazing.

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    Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    June 18, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I love seeing old friends and having a little too much fun!! haha…its always so nice to catch up!!

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    Laura (Starloz)
    June 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    I love finding new cafe’s & loving them. It’s also great to share them with friends.

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    Jackie (Peaces of Earth)
    June 18, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    That’s the sign of a true friend. 🙂 That food looks amazing! All the food you eat looks amazing. I think I need to venture North..

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    Rebecca
    June 19, 2010 at 3:45 am

    All the food looks fabulous! Love the shirt you’re wearing in that picture! You just made me want wine at 7 a.m. haha

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    MyThy as in "Mighty"
    June 20, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Flavors was the first restaurant future in-laws took me to when I visited them. I love daily specials esp Molly’s Chicken. You were so close to Lococo’s! Def try to check it out w/ the BF and his buddies. Really good food and if you sit upstairs, its sorta private but fun. You’re making me crave that and East-West Cafe’s Mediterranean plate! 😉

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