I’m having a blast so far giving Molly her first Northern California experience. πŸ™‚ We took lots of glamor shots! Molly gave me “Vegas hair”….(clearly I’ve never been to Vegas but we are apparently planning a trip).



Today for lunch we hit up Zuni, one of my very favorite spots in the city. I ate here right when I first moved here and it holds a special spot in my heart. πŸ™‚




I ordered the burger, which was AWESOME. Zuni seriously makes the best burger in town. Molly and I also each had a glass of Sauvignon Blanc to celebrate her visit!


Tonight there were more glamour shots and a yummy dinner at Willie’s! We had SO much to catch each other up on….Molly was my very first friend at college of charleston (our moms introduced us in line at orientation!) and we lived across the hall from each other for a year in the dorms. We’ve had countless crazy experiences and its just so fun to see a familiar Southern face out here. πŸ™‚

Does anyone see the most awesome part of this photo????? No, its not my boots. Clearly reading is sexy.

We shared a delicious bottle of vino:

Brussels sprouts:

Sourdough bread with garlic butter:

Spinach salad with bacon, dates and goat cheese:


Time to go cuddle with Dexter. G’night!

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  • Annie
    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Gorgeous you are!

  • Bridget
    March 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Lookin’ purdy πŸ™‚ Food looks yummy too

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    March 25, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    LOVE Zuni–their roasted chicken is amazing. Everything looks so good. That’s one hunk of buttah! Garlic. Bring it on. All favorite things. The white car/boots/bag/hair/raincoat nice composition.

    South of France blog: Vous serez intΓ©ressΓ© Γ  peut-Γͺtre? Kristin was Az exchange student/French major in Aix-en-Provence. Met Jean-Marc. Of course she did! Went back to Az to finish degree. Ret’d to Provence married him (winemaker) had 2 kids, has this great blog, a book, and her dog Smokey am totally in love with. Living the dreams of any sensible young lady! http://tinyurl.com/oe4ezq

  • La
    March 25, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    You look absolutely fabulous! Gosh … I feel like I could do a wine country tour from reading your blog.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    March 25, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    oooh what fun!!!!!! GOtta love reunions with good friends!

  • Amanda
    March 25, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Your hair looks amazing! I love catching up with old friends. Nothing beats that! You get to show her around town because favorite restaurants are sooo much better with good company! Have a great time : )

  • Katie
    March 25, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    Dinner looks fab! And I must say, that your “Vegas hair” should appear more often, very chic! We had a special wine pairing dinner tonight at the restaurant I’m externing at & the winery is in Heldsburg! Have you heard of William Selyem? I was able to grab a glass of champagne and a sip of madeira, tres bonnes!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    March 25, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    what a fun reunion! that restaurant looks like foodie heaven. i could really go for a burger right now…good thing Easter’s 9 days away! hope you guys have a great time πŸ™‚

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    March 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Love the hair! Reunions are the best — the thing I miss most while traveling is my friends and family and can’t wait to move back to the city and be with them.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    March 25, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    JENNA! I don’t think your hair has ever looked that AMAZING before! You must do ‘Vegas hair’ more often – stunning!!!

  • amber's notebook
    March 25, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Loveing your hair!! And you outfits these days have been rocking! I think NorCal has been a good influence πŸ˜‰

    WOW whatever lens you have on your camera is Ahhh-mazin. Please share the deets. my rebel clearly needs an upgrade (I have a 28_75mm on it right now but whatever you have ROCKS!

    Pretty lady and the food looks yummy, the wine…yummier!

  • Mama Pea
    March 25, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    1st photo = book jacket!

  • jaimegirl
    March 25, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    your hair looks so much better curlier/with more body(vegas style? if you say so…) than stick straight. Readng IS sexy, ha. I have that totebag, its quite scandalous at the local library…..ha ha

  • Victoria
    March 26, 2010 at 12:50 am

    Wow! Your hair looks fantastic like this! I have to admit, you seem to be enjoying life more as a brunette!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs
    March 26, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Awh I’m glad you’re having fun! And I gotta say Jenna, your hair looks SO beautiful! Darn you curl it well lol – a tutorial for us maybe!?

  • Kerry Dyer
    March 26, 2010 at 12:53 am

    That first picture of you is beautiful!!

  • christie, honoring health
    March 26, 2010 at 3:09 am

    I’m with everyone else, that first picture of you is gorgeous!

    I also must say, your other photos are very professional looking as well!

  • The PFB @ Paris Food Blog
    March 26, 2010 at 3:28 am

    yay brussel sprouts

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    March 26, 2010 at 3:37 am

    Love your hair like that, Jenna!

  • Gina G
    March 26, 2010 at 3:48 am

    aww you girls have a blast!

    p.s. i loveeeeeeee your hair like that! =)

  • Gina G
    March 26, 2010 at 3:48 am

    aww you girls have a blast!

    p.s. i loveeeeeeee your hair like that! =)

  • amanda
    March 26, 2010 at 3:51 am

    Jenna! Oh my! I def agree that the first pic should be on your book jacket! You’re beautiful!!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    March 26, 2010 at 3:52 am

    Your hair looks gorgeous all dolled up like that. Trust me, your look is a lot classier than “Vegas hair”. If you didn’t use at least one can of Aquanet, than it’s not technically Vegas hair.

    All of your eats look sensational, especially that gourmet burger you had for lunch.

    I hope you continue to have a blast reuniting with your friend!

  • Christie
    March 26, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Hi Jenna! I looooovvveee reading your blog! I actually met Molly at a friends wedding! What a small world to see her on your blog! Hope you guys have a great time! You might have to make a NC visit soon!! Thank you for all your inspiration and beauty!

  • pol
    March 26, 2010 at 4:13 am

    I agree with mama pea!! : ) U= go-juss!!! Love ya little sis!

  • Stephanie
    March 26, 2010 at 4:27 am

    you look stunning with the “vegas hair” – dinner looks great too. glad you are having fun with your college bestie πŸ™‚

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    March 26, 2010 at 4:40 am

    Looks like some good quality girl time! your hair looks awesome- I can’t wait for mine to grow out!!

  • Kalli@fitandfortysomething
    March 26, 2010 at 4:41 am

    What a great night! Good food and good friends- so special. Your hair looks great like that:)

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    March 26, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Looks like some good girl time! Your hair looks awesome- I can’t wait for mine to grow out!!

  • eatmovelove
    March 26, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Jenna – you are HOT! hahah. love the hair.
    “volume speaks volume”!

  • Heather
    March 26, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Jenna, you look gorgeous! You are glowing. Inside and out. [:

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    March 26, 2010 at 4:48 am

    Girl your hair is *gorgeous!* I would love to be able to style my hair that way when going out. So pretty! πŸ˜€

  • Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble)
    March 26, 2010 at 5:02 am

    Your hair looks great, you two are adorable, and what great food! Looks like the best kind of girl’s night =D


  • Midgetkeeper
    March 26, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Your hair looks great!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    March 26, 2010 at 5:06 am

    Looks like so much fun!!! I love seeing old friends!

  • Amy
    March 26, 2010 at 5:07 am

    You two are absolutely stunning.

  • diana(mymarblerye)
    March 26, 2010 at 5:08 am

    we all know you are a sweet and beautiful girl but it says alot about you when you are still friends with people after so many years. πŸ™‚ Have an amazing time catching up with your friend. Perhaps we’ll see a dance party?

  • Ella
    March 26, 2010 at 5:10 am

    wow, looking at the hair from your before picture (both of you blonde) to now as brunettes, I think the brown is just gorgeous! blue eyes and brown hair is such a stunning combo!

  • Kayla
    March 26, 2010 at 5:17 am

    Your hair looks ahhhhmazing! Seriously. It has soo much healthy volume– do it like this more… so hot!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    March 26, 2010 at 5:23 am

    lol– that vegas hair is AWESOME!! Have so much fun with your CofC pal!

  • Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries
    March 26, 2010 at 5:28 am

    Your hair looks spectacular and I LOVE how different you both look from your college pic. Too funny!

  • maren
    March 26, 2010 at 5:30 am

    you’re hair looks great! i say molly needs to do a guest post hair tutorial πŸ™‚

  • Pure2Raw Twins
    March 26, 2010 at 5:33 am

    You look absolutely stunning with your vegas hair! Love that photo of you πŸ™‚ Glad that you are having a great time with your friend!!!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    March 26, 2010 at 5:34 am

    I LOVED your hair!!! GORGEOUS!

  • Christina MINDFUL LIVING
    March 26, 2010 at 5:35 am

    your hair is beautiful!

  • Jessica
    March 26, 2010 at 5:37 am

    I love your hair so much! You look amazing as a brunette πŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    March 26, 2010 at 5:49 am

    Wow how long do you spend on your hair? It has a great, I-didn’t-spend-a-lot-of-time-doing-this look! vogue

  • Danielle (Coffee Run)
    March 26, 2010 at 5:50 am

    I loveee the vegas hair!
    Have a good weekend πŸ˜€

  • Kelly
    March 26, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Your hair looks gorge! Also lovin the boots!

  • Tiffany
    March 26, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Your hair looks amazing!

  • Paige
    March 26, 2010 at 6:01 am

    Man that one picture could be your headshot! Vegas hair looks great on you! πŸ˜‰

  • Jess
    March 26, 2010 at 6:08 am

    Girlfriends are the BEST! Looks like you all are having a blast : )

  • Teri [a foodie stays fit]
    March 26, 2010 at 6:12 am

    You both look gorgeous with dark hair! And I love your hair curly like that. And I want that sourdough bread and butter right now. πŸ™‚

  • Morgan @ Life After Bagels
    March 26, 2010 at 6:12 am

    yes that hair suits you, although I’m sure you’d never have time to do it everyday . . .

  • ellen eats beets
    March 26, 2010 at 6:13 am

    What a fab time with an old friend! zuuuuuuuuuuuuuni!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    March 26, 2010 at 6:16 am

    I love my friend from college that I met soon after I arrived. So fun to catch up.

  • Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle
    March 26, 2010 at 6:20 am

    It doesn’t get much better than good wine and good food with good friends! Have fun and reading IS sexy. πŸ˜‰

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    March 26, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Looks like so much fun, and that burger looks amazing!!

  • Rachel @ Shedding It
    March 26, 2010 at 6:22 am

    LOVE the Vegas hair, it looks fabulous. And LOVE your boots!!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    March 26, 2010 at 6:29 am

    Aww! I love hanging out with old friends. Looks like you had an awesome time and the food look incredible!!

  • Jenny
    March 26, 2010 at 6:31 am

    How gorg is your hair?!?

  • Jenni
    March 26, 2010 at 6:31 am

    Off to google how I can get this “vegas hair” you speak of because you look amazing!

  • Paige @ Running Around Normal
    March 26, 2010 at 6:33 am

    You sure are a good hostess, Jenna πŸ˜€
    You guys both look gorgeous!

  • Rachel
    March 26, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Jenna! How did you get your hair like that? I have similar length and have always wanted to try and get that loose curl look!!!!!

  • Amy
    March 26, 2010 at 6:39 am

    “vegas hair” looks lovely on you!

  • Nora@LiveLifeEatRight
    March 26, 2010 at 6:40 am

    Love LOVE LOVE the hair and reading IS sexy! Looks like you two are going to have an amazing weekend, and started it off right!! HAVE FUN!

  • Jin
    March 26, 2010 at 6:41 am

    You guys look gorgeous!

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    March 26, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I just LOVE your hair Jenna! So cute! And what a fun way to spend some time together and catch up. The food looks amazing!

  • jo
    March 26, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Your hair looks hot

  • Beth @ DiningAndDishing
    March 26, 2010 at 6:54 am

    I love your hair like that Jenna! That first pic of you in this post is like a model shot :). Too bad Molly’s not around to do your hair for all your special events!

  • andrea
    March 26, 2010 at 6:55 am

    Cute hair!

  • Lauren
    March 26, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Your hair looks adorable! What a fun day. Yay for girlfriends πŸ™‚

  • Corinne
    March 26, 2010 at 7:04 am

    JENNA!! your hair is sooo beautiful! loooving those waves!! happy friday πŸ™‚

  • shells
    March 26, 2010 at 7:11 am

    totally not on topic, but i finally got around to making and eating my first bowl of overnight oats, inspired by your blog from ages ago (i’m a slacker!)… i am completely hooked! i can’t wait to have them again!

  • eatdrinkandbemerrynyc
    March 26, 2010 at 7:11 am

    Your hair looks FAB curly and the brussels sprouts made me drool πŸ™‚

  • Andrea
    March 26, 2010 at 7:13 am

    You look beautiful!!! So glad you’re enjoying your time with Molly! Have a great Friday!

  • Tracey @ TropicalHappiness
    March 26, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Wow! You MUST use that first picture for something… make a poster, a book cover, SOMETHING! It’s seriously amazing!!!! Please please please share how your friend did your hair. How’d you get the curls? It looks amazing!!!! Gorgeous! πŸ™‚

  • Kacy
    March 26, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Love the Vegas hair! You need to go ASAP. It’s a blast.
    Reading is indeed sexy.

  • Jessica
    March 26, 2010 at 7:24 am

    Jenna! I have the “Reading is Sexy” tshirt! It’s great how you are such a bibliophile and library-lover! Your blog is so fun!

    Your Louisiana Librarian, Jessica

  • Sheri
    March 26, 2010 at 7:42 am

    Jenna you hair looks stunning! You look so beautiful and truly happy! πŸ™‚

  • Anne
    March 26, 2010 at 7:49 am

    You have to go to Zuni for the chicken. It is AMAZING. Try it soon!

  • Lauren
    March 26, 2010 at 7:52 am

    Your hair looks absolutely stunning, Jenna! Enjoy your time with Molly!

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    March 26, 2010 at 8:05 am

    OMG I loooooove your hair!!! You are absolutely gorgeous!

  • Nicole, RD
    March 26, 2010 at 8:18 am

    It all looks wonderful, yum!

  • Judy (Fitness4Looks)
    March 26, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Love the new hair! Looks like you’re having so much fun!!!

  • Whit
    March 26, 2010 at 8:27 am

    LOVE your hair!

  • Carolyn @ lovinlosing.com
    March 26, 2010 at 8:38 am

    LOVE the Vegas hair! You look beautiful in all the pictures but that first one is fantastic!

  • jessica
    March 26, 2010 at 8:44 am

    I read every day but I don’t comment often so I just had to comment today to tell you that you look absolutely stunning!!

  • clay
    March 26, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Those brussels look really tasty! Glad you are having such a wonderful time with your friend. Very pretty by the way!

  • Karissa @ CardioFoodie
    March 26, 2010 at 8:59 am

    Your hair looks gorgeous!

  • Mindy
    March 26, 2010 at 9:04 am

    LOVE the vegas hair πŸ™‚ you and molly both look great as brunettes!

  • jamie
    March 26, 2010 at 9:45 am

    awww…i have that same bumper sticker! i love it.

  • Ashley
    March 26, 2010 at 10:19 am

    love your hair with curls! enjoy girl time, I can never get enough πŸ™‚

  • Jil
    March 26, 2010 at 10:42 am

    Love the hair!! Gorrrgeous! All of your eats look phenomenal, too!

  • Terri
    March 26, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Looking like a model and you are truly beautiful. Vegas hair? How did you get your hair looking so fine? Love your boots !

  • Mastering Public Health
    March 26, 2010 at 10:47 am

    I agree with Mama Pea!

  • Julie
    March 26, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I have the “reading is sexy” tee shirt!

  • Jean
    March 26, 2010 at 11:05 am

    I think that you both make FABULOUS brunettes. πŸ™‚ Aren’t ‘old’ friends the best?! hope you have a great time catching up.

  • RhodeyGirl
    March 26, 2010 at 11:48 am

    If you don’t mind me asking… I thought you had given up meat for Lent? Am I wrong? (I could be mistaking you for someone else!) If it is you, are you giving up on it entirely, or just trying your best? I find that sacrificing a food group for Lent is super hard and therefore have never tried ha!

    P.S. Your hair is HOT!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write
    March 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Vegas hair. OMG that’s hilarious.

  • Tamizn
    March 26, 2010 at 2:57 pm

    You look beautiful in that second photo! Hope your having fun x x

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    March 26, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    you are so beautiful! Have fun with your friend!!

  • Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle
    March 26, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    you are so beautiful! Have fun with your friend!!

  • Staceyhttp://stacey-healthylife.blogspot.com/
    March 26, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Looks like you are having a fantastic time. Your hair looks so cute.

  • Samantha
    March 26, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Your hair looks incredible!!! LOVE IT!!

  • Sarah
    March 27, 2010 at 4:32 am

    I love your hair vegas-style!:)

  • Kate
    March 27, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Your pictures look great! Are you still using the 50mm lens??