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We Do It Up

Wow, what a fun day! Instead of going on a shopping adventure on Black Friday, we chose to go on a WINE COUNTRY adventure! Woot woot!


But first……breakfast!


Oatmeal made with water, banana, greek yogurt, almond butter and honey. Somehow despite all the pounds of food I ate last night, I was stillllll hungry this morning at 7 am! 😉

After breakfast, I grabbed Tracy and we went to the gym. We ended up walking right in at the same time an African dance class was starting and when there’s an African dance class starting, you dance. After a few minutes of hysterically laughing in the back, we got our dance on for an hour and learned some sweet new moves. Yeahhhhhh 😉 After the class ended, we did about a 30 minute workout consisting of medicine ball squats, jumping squats, flying leaps, stability ball push-ups and jump rope. Too bad Tracy lives in Atlanta….she’s a good gym buddy!

Ate an early lunch of a veggie burger on Ezekiel with hummus and hot sauce post-gym—


And then the adventure started. Tracy, Hardy, Broderick and I did it up in style. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard in a reallyyyy long time!




I think I’ve been hanging out with Hardy for too long and now I’m incapable of making a normal face in photos.

After an initial bust at an olive oil tasting (they were closed!), we headed through the mountains to Mendocino county to taste some sweeeeeet Anderson Valley wines.

First stop: Breggo.



I liked the wines but I liked their big stuffed sheep even more.






Next: TOULOUSE!!!!! (I was obsessed)


(and yes, we all bought those t-shirts because they are AWESOME!)

Toulouse was my kind of winery…..down home style, dogs racing around everywhere, yummy cheesy crackers and delicious Pinot Noir.




Who wouldn’t love a place that’s motto is “too tense? Toulouse!!” bam!

After Toulouse, there was a little trail mix snackie in the vehicle as we continued our journey—


And then the final destination….Rhoederer Estate for some buuuuubbly!


Yum, yum, yum. I liked this place a lot. I’m getting more into sparkling wine as of late. I never really cared for it before but…’s just so good when it hits the lips. You know. Actually this visit was HYSTERICAL but I can’t really get into the funny story on the blog…it involved a really awkward conversation and me turning beet red. Trust me on that one.


SO pretty!


We were going to go to the coast but the sun was already setting and we were all getting quite hungry (or maybe that was just me), so we started the long, veryyyy windy drive home. A big thank-you to Tracy for being the dd! 😉

We ended our Black Friday adventure at, what else, but a Mexican restaurant here in Healdsburg. My chicken enchiladas were enough to feed a small country.



I ate one of the enchiladas and then was stuffed. I think if I had to pick one meal to eat for the rest of my life, it might just be enchiladas. I’m just sayin’.

I have a belly full of Mexican food right now and my oldest, most broken in pair of jeans on and I am one happy camper. Think about I’m to settle in with a book and call it a night.


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  • Courtney (The Hungry Yogini)
    November 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    What a fun day!! Can’t believe all of that stuff is just at your fingertips =) What a gift!

    And African Dance??? Umm, sign me up. Please!

    Nighty night!

  • Jenna
    November 27, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    looks like a great day!

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    November 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    ROTFLMAO–‘CIA’ sweatshirt and orange ‘Polk Cty’ prison garb. Too funny. The enchiladas look delish. Since originally Spanish/Mexican colonial governments still great Spanish food in many areas of the Golden State.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    November 27, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Sounds like the perfect black Friday to me!

  • Sam (Merit to the Carrot)
    November 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I’d take your day over shopping, hands down!

  • Katy H. @ These Beautiful Feet
    November 27, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Okay seriously, aren’t you just having a total blast?? Love seeing pictures from your fun day. It makes me wish I was in Northern Cali and also that I was able to just get up and go wine tasting when I wanted to but the one or two wineries in Florida just ain’t cuttin’ it. Glad you are living it up. 🙂

  • amber
    November 27, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I love anderson valley! How fun and your hair looks fab!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    November 27, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I would love to try olive oil tastings. It is the only oil I will use since my time in spain.

  • Errign
    November 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Jenna, I LOVE how happy you look in these photos 🙂

  • Kat (Kat's Daily Plate)
    November 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I LOOOVE Mendocino and Anderson Valley- so gorgeous! Have you driven up to Mendo (the town)? It is awesome and worth the trip!
    So glad you are having such a great T-day weekend!

  • Kara
    November 27, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I’m so jealous of your life, Jenna! Glad you had another amazing day in Cali — and VERY glad you had a DD! 🙂

  • maria
    November 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Sounds like a really fun Black Friday. And I am so jeaous of your enchiladas! 😀

  • GS
    November 27, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Hi Jenna
    Lovely day. Lovely oats.
    I have a question since I am starting a blog. I have a theme exactly like yours (coincidence , I am not trying to be you :). But I cannot get a blogroll on the sidebar. It is not an option. Does this mean that if I choose this theme I just cannot get a blogroll there or is there any way to add one? Thanks Jenna.

  • ellen eats beets
    November 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    What a great day! I wish I had taken advantage of all the great wine tours while I was living in SF.

    Enchiladas are the besttttttttt

  • megan
    November 27, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    You look fantastic. I’m sure the 10 lbs in the scale may seem scary, but it suits you. Good for you 🙂

  • lindsay
    November 27, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Fantastic adventure. Give me wine over retail any day 😉

  • cyndi
    November 27, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Photo with man in hat with dog – that IS my dog!! She is a havanese and when you see one, you know one.

    You seem to be enjoying wine country. Good for you. Don’t forget to come up for air hehe … it’s an easy step into indulgence.

  • Mama Pea
    November 27, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Can we guess on the embarrassing story? 🙂 And why is Hardy wearing a Polk County prison shirt? Just wondering…

  • Lindsey
    November 27, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I can’t remember if I already commented, but I really love your hair like that! Makes me reconsider growing mine out. 🙂
    Looks like you’re having an awesome week, can’t wait to see to see what goes down next week!

  • Jolene (
    November 27, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    That is one big plate of Mexican food … I LOVE enchiladas!!!

  • Ameena
    November 27, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    The enchiladas look amazing! So much better than shopping!

  • Andee (LAEasyMeals)
    November 27, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Sounds like a great day! mmm chicken enchiladas are so good!

  • Fattie Fatterton
    November 27, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Lovin’ your life right now 🙂 I think you made the right choice by moving out there!!

  • Michelle
    November 27, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I know that I’ve said this a hundred times…but the positive engergy that you’re exuding and the life that you’re able to be part of is so refreshing to read. Keep livin’ it up. Enjoy the mexican food for me 🙂

  • candice
    November 27, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Hahaha, I was hungry this morning too. Pounds of food? Nahhh 😛 That yogurt looks like fluffy whipped cream! I love your “weird” faces 😉

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    November 27, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Man, those enchiladas look insanely good. I’ve not had proper, authentic Mexican food in over a year. Good Mexican food is the one thing I cannot find in NYC.

    Glad you had a fun day! I don’t think I’d be able to keep a straight face in any given dance class either. I have two left feet.

  • christie, honoring health
    November 28, 2009 at 4:25 am

    Looks like you had a fantastic black friday!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    November 28, 2009 at 5:17 am

    I would kill to got to a wine tasting right now! Looks like the ideal Friday 🙂

  • Ellen
    November 28, 2009 at 5:29 am

    i LOVE sparkling wine– prosecco, champagne, moscato, lambrusco–like a kid loves soda! glad you are discovering it.

    those enchiladas look amazing. i would kill for some mexican food!

  • Hannah
    November 28, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Hi Jenna!
    Been a lurker on your site for quite some time now and I have to say reading about your life is such an inspiration! Going through some rough times right now and you keep my head up as you never know what is right around the corner! Thanks so much for being here!!!!!

  • Kristie Lynn
    November 28, 2009 at 5:55 am

    Love reading about how you’re living it up out there with your crazy adventures every day! 🙂

  • Tania @ Moment Anew
    November 28, 2009 at 6:15 am

    The wines look lovely but those chicken enchiladas….OMG I’m ready to lick my screen!!!

  • Erin
    November 28, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Wow, what a stunning day! You sound like you’re enjoying every minute and that’s awesome. 😀 😀

  • Evan Thomas
    November 28, 2009 at 6:38 am

    Your black friday looks so much better than mine. Especially the enchiladas 🙂

  • Lizzy
    November 28, 2009 at 6:48 am

    this black friday looks like so much more fun then what i was doing! glad you guys had such a great time! 🙂

  • Paige
    November 28, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Wow, girl…You are living the life!!!!

  • Lauren
    November 28, 2009 at 7:21 am

    Ok, it’s 10:30 in the morning and I’m craving a glass of wine after reading this post :). Looks like a fantastic trip!

  • skinnyrunner
    November 28, 2009 at 7:37 am

    looks like such a fun day! i love sparkling wines and champagne, thats about the only wine i drink! i have the tastes of an elementary student…

  • Tina
    November 28, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Ahh enchiladas. You just reminded me how much I love and miss them!!

  • Jo
    November 28, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Lovin your blog since you moved to CA.

  • Light Delight with Tou Tou
    November 28, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Oh tasting is always so much fun!!
    I love that sheep too! she looks so cute!

  • Sarah
    November 28, 2009 at 9:07 am

    Hey Jenna. What brand of veggie burgers do you use?

    • jenna
      November 28, 2009 at 10:06 am


      I love Morningstar farms original grillers and also Amy’s california burgers!

  • MMiller
    November 28, 2009 at 9:30 am

    What a great day! Enchiladas are my favorite Mexican food as well! Catching up on the last few days postings! Glad you still had a great Thanksgiving..even with the last minute change of plans! And hope your GF recovers quickly!

    And I just had to tell you that I am getting a Vita Mix!!! I can’t believe it myself! I can’t wait to start using it…it is going to be a long couple weeks until it arrives! I just can’t wait! Now I am reading everything I can get my hands on about them! And the recipes!

  • Paige@ RunningAroundNormal
    November 28, 2009 at 9:56 am

    Wow. I would trade Black Friday in for that day ANY year. Looks and sounds like you had an amazing day. Those t-shirts are hilarious!

  • Jil
    November 28, 2009 at 10:39 am

    i would choose a wine country adventure over black friday shopping any day!! looks and sounds like an amazing time!

  • Carolyn
    November 28, 2009 at 11:44 am

    Sounds like a blast!

  • Janet
    November 28, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    I love Mendocino – my parents live up there (listen to KZYX next time you’re up there, my stepdad runs it!), and I’m in the wine club at Handley. But Toulouse is my favorite winery, ever! I love the black licorice they give you with the Pinot. I have a few bottles I’m saving. Fun!

  • eatmovelove
    November 28, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Yum, yum yum! I love that shirt you are wearing in your previous post too – so pretty! Enchiladas – mmm- I had AMYS’ once…haha…will have to try them ‘home-style’ 🙂 African dance? Sounds like fun!

  • Sarah
    November 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm

    Ah, Roederer, an old love. We served it at our wedding actually.

  • Brittany
    November 28, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Your Black Friday wine adventure sounds like more fun than shopping all day. And that’s saying a lot because I like to shop! 🙂

    Happy belated Thanksgiving Jenna!!

  • Amy
    November 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    It looks like yall had a great time~ but I was wondering lately if you ever get tired of tasting/drinking alcohol so often? I have been following the blog for a little while here and sometimes feel hungover just reading! lol!
    Seriously, not to offend you, but I really was curious if the actual drinking part gets old? It could just be the pictures that seem so saturated with drinks (not the people involved)- just curious~

    • jenna
      November 28, 2009 at 4:13 pm

      Amy and J,

      Well…I mean, yeah, drinking gets old…but keep in mind that I’m not guzzling down drinks. It’s really part of the culture here and I do like it a lot, but again, its not like I sit and get wasted every night. And when I go out tasting, I’m usually spitting and pouring, not actually drinking! 😉

  • J
    November 28, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    Actially Jenna I was wondering sorta the same thing re alcohol…do you ever feel urge to “detox” and just in general how do you feel with more wine these days?
    I am curious because I am considering going off all booze for a month-have started to feel a bit too attached to my nightly glass or two or red!
    Thanks for any thoughts in this area Jenna!

  • Lesley Lifting Life
    November 28, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    That sounds a whole lot more fun than shopping with the huge crowds! 🙂

  • Kelly Bruneman
    November 28, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    What a fun day!! Out of curiosity…what is your favorite wine?

    • jenna
      November 28, 2009 at 4:38 pm


      Hmmmmm tough call!!! my favorite varietal would probably be pinot noir but currently my favorite is our (michel-schlumberger) 07 cabernet franc. I love it!

  • Leah
    November 28, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    mmm that Mexican food looks good!!
    Im getting a little more jealous of California every day!!

  • susanj72
    November 28, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I love your funny silly faces!

  • amanda
    November 28, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Dinner looks great. I love mexican food!

  • Katrina (gluten free gidget)
    November 28, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Love African Dance classes… even if it does make me look “overly Caucasian”! hahaha

  • Katie
    November 28, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    where is this 10 pounds you are talking about???? where is it?????? because i don’t see it anywhere, and you look AMAZING girl!!!! 🙂

  • J
    November 29, 2009 at 4:34 am

    Thanks for reply!
    I knew you weren’t guzzling away booze,just wondered how you felt with more alcohol intake in general…..sorry if I made it sound like you were a “boozer” you health gal you 😉
    Cheers and thanks!(I am gonna start my month of all alcohol next week…I will miss my wine!!)