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Weekend Fun & Wedding Planning Update!

Hello, hello! I’m having such a fun weekend with my friend Jessica here visiting. :) On Friday, we hit up Sandwhich in Chapel Hill for lunch — I bring all my guests here because it’s so delicious! We ordered two things and shared — one half was a pressed chicken sandwich with olive tapenade and cheese — SO good. Plus my standard Continue Reading …

A Visit from the BFFs

Hello friends! Two of my best friends from college (and future bridesmaids in our wedding) are here visiting this weekend! Yay! Kris (dark hair) has been wanting to come visit but was busy finishing up her Ph.D. in Boston. Now that she’s finished (we like calling her “Dr. Kris” now) she made plans to visit this weekend, and when I told Continue Reading …

Pho, Yoga & Sandwiches at the Movies

Hello friends! I had another fun day yesterday with my college friend Lu! I spent the morning at school, in class and getting some work done, and returned home in time for a late lunch. We decided to go to another one of my local Chapel Hill favorites — Lime & Basil! Lime & Basil is a Vietnamese restaurant on Franklin Street — Continue Reading …

Hiking & Eating the Day Away

Hi everyone — welcome back from Thanksgiving break! I hope you all had nice holidays. I’m excited because my friend Lu (her real name is Laura, but everyone calls her Lu) from college is here visiting!! Lu randomly has a work conference thingy here in Chapel Hill later this week, so she came in a couple days early to stay with me and hang. Continue Reading …

Exercise Motivation For Those Cold, Dark Mornings

Good morning! I met a blog reader for dinner last night at one of my Chapel Hill favorites — Butternut Squash vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Brenna is a freshman here at UNC and emailed me last week to see if I wanted to meet up. It’s always fun meeting readers. :) Isn’t her red hair pretty? I always secretly wanted to be a red head. Continue Reading …

Engagement Dinner & UNC Running Tour

Good morning! Matt and I went out to dinner on Monday night to celebrate our engagement! Our first engagement dinner was at Panera on the 5 hour drive home from the hike Sunday, so we thought we should probably up the ante a bit. ;) We decided to go to 411 West, a fun place in Chapel Hill, and brought along a bottle of Blenheim Vineyards wine from Continue Reading …

Terra Vita Food & Wine Event 2011

On Saturday, following our ridiculous 10k mud race, Matt and I cleaned up and classed it up to attend a fun food and wine event right here in Chapel Hill! The event, called Terra Vita, was all about celebrating the local best in sustainable food and beverage. In their words, Terra Vita brings together “some of the finest biodynamic and Continue Reading …

Chapel Hill Adventures & Fresh Thai Summer Rolls

Hello, hello! I’ve been having a wonderful weekend here in Chapel Hill — my friend Ashley from D.C. has been visiting! You’ll recognize her if you’ve read pretty much any of my race recaps (or running posts from DC) because we trained for and ran the Army 10 Miler, Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, AND my first half marathon together, among a Continue Reading …