Nails, Yoga, Raw food baby

Hi guys! How are you? Hope you’re having a happy Friday so far!! <3

This morning, a group of us woke up early for a lovely breakfast at Bread & Cocoa– a super cute little bakery/deli.

They had OATS!


Perfect sticky THICK oats and in that bowl was at least 4 servings. I added half a pack of Vega protein to mine and feasted to my heart’s delight Smile

After breakfast, Kath and I went to get manicures at a beautiful spa. We were the only people in there and it was so nice to chat, chill and get pampered. (Side note: I hate the word “pampered”. It makes me think of diapers, not luxury)




Kath is one of those people who is EXACTLY like you think she’s be from reading her blog- smart, chill, so much fun. It was a blasty to finally hang out with her!

After our nails, we did a little shopping and then went to an incredible yoga practice at Yoga to the People.


Yoga to the People is an organization that provides donation-based yoga classes. They have classes in New York, San Francisco and also podcasts on iTunes if you want to check it out Smile The class today was perfecto- enough deep breathing and meditation, twisting and juicy stretches, and quad burners (including a ridiculous side angle series) that rocked my face off. I was tingling all over and happy… and hungry Smile

We met up with some more bloggies at Café Gratitude for lunch- a café that used to be entirely raw vegan but is not offering cooked vegan dishes as well.

cafe gratitude

I was scarily excited to see green juice on the menu, so I ordered a giant glass:


(Kale, celery and cucumber- and I think they added salt to it! I usually can’t stand juiced celery, but today it tasted really amazing)

Our table also shared an appetizer plate with raw buckwheat crackers, flax crackers, various nut pates, collard wraps and butternut squash soup:


For my entree , I rolled with the I am Fulfilled Salad– greens, carrots, beets, tomatoes, sprouts, avocado, flax cracker and a fig balsamic vinaigrette

salad (2)

It was fresh, flavorful and MASSIVE. A salad beast of all beasts Smile

Dessert time!


Raw coconut cream pie (I had a bite)

and an almond joy truffle:


We walked back towards the hotel, my food baby in tow, and made a couple stops along the way Smile


A 3-story Forever 21 and HM.

Now we’re back, getting ready for the first official Foodbuzz Festival event.

Have a great night and I’ll be back tonight with the re-cap Smile



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  1. Ange on November 5, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    I love your day – had all the essential elements!! Good pick on the nails too 🙂

  2. Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun on November 5, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Hahaha. I totally think diapers when I hear pampered too. I’ve never known anyone else to think that.

    Sounds like a perfect day. Yoga, lunch with girlfriends, a manicure, and shopping? Then, only more to come with a cocktail party. I think jealous would be an understatement here. 😉

  3. Tab - Just Weighing In on November 5, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    Wow – I can’t get past that wedding ring – GORGEOUS!

    Oh, and the food looks good too. 🙂

  4. Nicci (NiftyEats) on November 5, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Looks like a lot of delicious food will be eaten this weekend!

  5. eatdrinkandbemerrynyc on November 5, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    got the same nail color today to match my grey lulu long sleeved shirt i’m wearing for the marathon on sunday!!! Have fun in SF!!!

  6. Byte the Numbers on November 5, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    So many forks going in for the dessert! Looks fun!

  7. Michele @ Healthy Cultivations on November 5, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    So funny about the word “pampered.” I can’t really stand it either.

  8. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on November 5, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    I feel the same about “pampered.” Blech. Glad you’re having fun. 🙂

  9. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on November 5, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    A Salad beast of all beasts — sounds epic!

    I love the color you got on your nails — very beautiful. Enjoy your time in SF!

  10. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] on November 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Love the polish color you chose =]

  11. Liz @ Blog is the New Black on November 5, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Your nails look good and your juice looks even better!

  12. Anne @ Your Kind of Salad on November 5, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Love the nail color (and the ice) Gorgeous!
    Enjoy Foodbuzz!

  13. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on November 5, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    ooh i think the seedy crackers and collard wraps would be 2 of my must-try items in that restaurant. looks like a great day! 🙂

  14. Felicia (A taste of Health with Balance) on November 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    okay, i dont think ive ever seen your ring up close like that. holy crap. GORGEOUS. and that nail color is really nice too, loving the shine! you totally win the award for bloggie with best nail beds too hahah! this whole weekend looks so fun.. i’ll just have to live vicariously through all of you 🙂

  15. Dee on November 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I love your nail polish! 🙂

    Have fun!

  16. salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on November 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    How fun!!! Love the color of your polish!!! I absolutely love shopping in SF 🙂

  17. Christin L. on November 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    That nail color is perfect!! Right up my alley! And gorgeous ROCK! 😀

  18. Krystina (Basil & Wine) on November 5, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I love your nails and your ring is gorgeous!

  19. Kristen on November 6, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Your ring is stunning! Your nails are pretty too!

  20. lucie on November 6, 2010 at 12:56 am

    your pictures are always so scrummy. oats = yum!


  21. Kath on November 6, 2010 at 1:19 am

    FUN DAY!! Glad I’m like you think I am 🙂

  22. ms on November 6, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Such a gorgeous nail color! is it essie? whats the name of the color if you don’t mind me asking??
    have an awesome time in SF…i miss it 🙁

    • Fitnessista on November 6, 2010 at 11:29 am

      it’s chanel and i forgot to ask for the color :/

  23. Maria on November 6, 2010 at 5:38 am

    Looks like a great day – glad you enjoyed it. The nails look fab! xxx

  24. Gena on November 6, 2010 at 6:48 am

    Roomstar! I miss you, and although I love this recap, it’s sad to think of you traveling without me to keep you company and gossip with you. Love the CG meal!

  25. skinnyrunner on November 6, 2010 at 7:25 am

    i love the nailcolor choice, so pretty!

  26. christina cadden on November 6, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Your food looks good and the shopping their is awesome! I have been to that forever 21 and H&M!

  27. Paige @Running Around Normal on November 6, 2010 at 8:28 am

    lunch looks ridiculously delicious and healthy!! LOL at the amount of forks going after the pie, hehe

  28. Jenny on November 6, 2010 at 8:39 am

    The only thing better than a Forever21 is one with three stories!

  29. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on November 6, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Yummy food, yoga, manicures, shopping, and blog friends… it sounds like the perfect day! I’m so jealous!

  30. Mi-An Dela Cruz on November 6, 2010 at 9:03 am

    whoaaa!! just got blinded by yo’ bling! 🙂 my friend told me about yoga to the people here in ny. didn’t realize they have there in sf as well! arrived in ny this morning, kinda cold but happy to be here! i usually don’t like celery juice either…maybe i should go to cafe grat since i do live there! lol have fun!

  31. Cara Craves... on November 6, 2010 at 9:07 am

    I love how you and Kath have the exact same pictures! Ha!

  32. Jessica @ Jessica Balances on November 6, 2010 at 9:34 am

    It looks like you’re having so much fun! Two things – I love your nail color and WOW – a 3-story forever 21 and h&m?! HEAVENLY!

  33. Erika @ Food.Fitness.Fun on November 6, 2010 at 9:34 am

    I usually don’t like juiced celery either – it usually takes over the flavor of the juice. 😛 Have fun!

  34. Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) on November 6, 2010 at 10:14 am

    It was great seeing you last night! And I hope you have a productive and fun day…and that the dress-finding karma gods smile down upon you and you find that perfect dress! 🙂

    Love that you were able to get in some yoga, nails, raw food, and time with Kath!

  35. AnneW on November 6, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Gina! If you get any chance at all to go to Gracias Madre- Cafe Gratitude’s sister restaurant – a vegan taqueria- GO! It will ROCK YOUR FACE OFF!!

  36. Amy on November 6, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Yay, you made it to Cafe Gratitude! If you liked their food, they sell cookbooks with the recipes! 😀

  37. Mary @ Bites and Bliss on November 6, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Looks like a fun time so far, and that was just the pre-party! 🙂

  38. Holly on November 7, 2010 at 8:19 am

    OH MY GAAAWWWWWHHHH- Gina, your wedding ring is B.E.A.U.TIFUL!!! I had not seen a close up of it on your blog, and happened to see it in your nails pictures- GORGEOUS!! 🙂
    Totally random, but just thought I’d tell ya 😉

    • Fitnessista on November 7, 2010 at 10:39 am

      haha thank you!

  39. Emily on November 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    what nail polish color is that?!?! i’m in LOVE.

    • Fitnessista on November 8, 2010 at 5:57 pm

      chanel 505 🙂

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