Exercise/ Fitness/ Lunch

Pinot Envy

Hi 🙂

It’s just as rainy and blah as it was yesterday but I’m in much better spirits. Maybe vino has something to do with it? 😉

I great cardio workout at the gym (30 minutes on the arc trainer + sit-ups on the bosu ball), a nonfat hazelnut latte and then met my friend Ali for lunch at Willow Wood in Graton. Had the most delicious toasted ham, brie and pear sandwich!


Tres French! 🙂 It came with a random side of pasta that I didn’t eat…the sandwich was incredibly filling!

After lunch we headed over to Hartford Family Winery for their holiday party. It was a blast and I ADORE their wines!


I think my two favorites were the Fog Dance Pinot and the Hailey’s Pinot….I picked up a bottle of both. My kind of Pinot….rich, juicy and filled with fruit!





Tonight I’m going to dinner and a movie. 🙂 I’m pretty excited because I’ve been wanting to see The Blind Side foreverrrrr (especially after Polly’s review!!)!

Stay warm and dry….I’ll be back!

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  • lindsay
    December 12, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I just love Pinot! I’m totally going to hunt for those two, I love a nice juicy red. Enjoy the movie!!

  • Evan Thomas
    December 12, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    That sandwich sounds sooo good!

  • Sarah
    December 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    you’ll love the movie! i want to see it again 🙂

  • Light Delight with TouTou
    December 12, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    So finally you got your Pinot 😀 the winery trip looks well worth it! 😀

  • Kristen
    December 12, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Pear + brie is always a winner!! Have a nice evening!

  • Jenna
    December 12, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    that sandwich looks amazing

  • legalstyle
    December 12, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    ohh i’ll be on the lookout for those pinots! enjoy dinner + movie!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    December 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Brie, ham and pear?! Ohmigosh!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    December 12, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I really want to see that movie too. I’m a sucker for a good true story.

  • Kristen
    December 12, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    That sandwich looks so good! I get a lot of ideas for recipes from food bloggers eat. You ate a gorgonzola and caramelized onion pizza once now I make it all the time at home. Now I’ll have to try to make the sandwich 🙂

  • Carolyn
    December 12, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I had a similar sandwich for lunch!!

  • Katy @ These Beautiful Feet
    December 12, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    A sandwich with a side of pasta? That’s great. 🙂 Glad you had a fun time at the party! Enjoy the movie, can’t to hear how you like it! I still need to go out and see it.

  • Lindsay
    December 12, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Hartford is great… LOVE that place! It’s gorgeous and their wines are terrific.

    PS. I just booked a hotel in Napa for my birthday weekend! Yay for wine tasting…

  • Meghan@traveleatlove
    December 12, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I cry watching the Blind Side commercials! Hope you enjoy. Pinot is one of my favorites, but Sonoma Zinfandels are slowly passing it by!

  • kristi (sweet cheeks)
    December 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Oh I want to see that movie too! Hope you have a great time!

  • lz
    December 12, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Jenna, you sound like you had a fantastic day! The sandwich looks scrumptious. Enjoy the movie!

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run
    December 12, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I really want to see that movie! Review please? =)

  • Heather @ sugar & spice
    December 12, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Wow, the sandwich looks amazing! Hope the movie was as good as everyone says it is! 🙂

  • Matt
    December 12, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I want to see the blindside too! I have heard it is really good!

  • eatmovelove
    December 12, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I never wanted to see The Blindside…until I kept hearing such good things about it!! Can’t wait to hear a review!
    And yes, vino makes most things better.
    How are you feeling about being away for the Holidays Jenna? I think it’s great that you have such great friends there that make for family kind of 🙂
    Also, I love your sandwiches! I’ve been into them lately myself. That toasted bread looks delish!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    December 12, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    That sandwich looks scrumptious. Especially with the pear! Fruit in sandwiches is always good.

    The Blind Side is such a good movie! So heart warming 🙂 Enjoy!

  • Liz
    December 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    off to go drink wine…random malbec nabbed from my fiance at the end of their x-mas party, beggars, well, stealers can’t be choosers

  • Still Life in South America
    December 12, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    A sandwich with pasta on the side? Wha?!?

    Your Pinots look delicious. Let us know your thoughts on the movie.

  • emily
    December 12, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Let us know what you think of the movie, I loved it! I think I love anything with Sandra Bullock in it.

  • Chelsea
    December 12, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Love the title 🙂 That sandwich looks DIVINE!

  • Andrea
    December 12, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I’m not really into blogs that much, but yours is the only one I really do follow. I really enjoy your blog and am looking forward to your book coming out! Best wishes with your book.. and books to come! 🙂

  • Madelin @ What is for Breakfast?
    December 12, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    What an interesting sounding sandwich combo but it looks incredible! I love a good sandwich, yum yum!

  • christie, honoring health
    December 13, 2009 at 5:09 am

    That sandwich sounds divine! And the pinot, oh the pinot.

  • Nicole
    December 13, 2009 at 5:09 am

    Pairing a sandwich with a pear and a great cheese is sooooo good!! Ham is the icing on top!!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 13, 2009 at 6:12 am

    Oh, I want to see that movie!! I heard it was a real tear-jerker 🙂

    Your sandwich looks awesome! As usual!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    December 13, 2009 at 6:13 am

    Okay, and I just read the title of this post and got it…funny stuff 🙂

  • Karla
    December 13, 2009 at 7:00 am

    I want to see the Blind Side! Hope you have fun!!

    That sandwich looks delicious too!

  • Jil
    December 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

    That sandwich sounds amazing…anything with brie on it gets an “A+” in my book. haha 🙂

  • diana(mymarble rye)
    December 13, 2009 at 7:34 am

    brie+pear= best sandwich combo ever…other than pb&j of course.

  • Brittany
    December 13, 2009 at 7:50 am

    mmmm wine!

  • Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather
    December 13, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Yumm your sandwich looks divine. Pinot is the best in my book too!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    December 13, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Friends and delicious gourmet sandwiches can definitely lift one’s mood. Hope the weather cheers up for you!

  • Sabrina (RhodeyGirl Tests)
    December 13, 2009 at 9:45 am

    What a fun sandwich!!! I wish I liked brie because I always think that sandwiches with brie and fruit are so fun.

  • Jess
    December 13, 2009 at 9:55 am

    Oh yum – melty brie cheese in cold weather is perfect? Pairing it with Pinot makes it SUBLIME! I’m SO jealous of how wonderful your time in CA is going!

    I can’t wait to see how the Blind Side was!

  • monicaonthego.com
    December 13, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I love brie and pear together. That sandwich looks amazing. I heard that was a really good movie.

  • Lindsay
    December 13, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    LOL I just got the pun. “Pinot” envy. Excellent!