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Celebration night at Luma!  The Husband passed his third of four board exams, and he’s that much closer to be a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine!


Luma is a great restaurant in Winter Park in Orlando.  It’s a pretty high-class neighborhood.  There was a Rolls Royce Phantom parked outside the restaurant!




Luma is a very pretty restaurant. Super swanky, very modern.  I love the huge wine room – it’s the centerpiece of the entire restaurant.


Also loved the heavy beads separating the bathrooms from the dining area.


We started off with a bottle of Zinfandel.  I didn’t want to abstain completely, but I am running an 8K “fun race” tomorrow so I only had a small glass.


I ordered the Hearts of Romaine salad.


And Nick (my brother-in-law) and I split the vegetarian pizza.


I had two slices.  It was really good, but kind of salty.


A fun night, but we stayed out wayyyy too late, and now I’m pooped!


Oh, earlier today I had crackers and almond butter.


OK – bed time!  See you later with a race recap.  🙂



  • Emily Eats and Exercises April 16, 2010, 11:26 pm

    You did stay up late! I hope you can sleep before your race tomorrow. Good luck.

  • Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat) April 16, 2010, 11:30 pm

    Wow, looks like a fantastic restaurant. Beautiful decor AND food. Congrats to Husband. 😀

  • Lisa April 16, 2010, 11:40 pm

    What a fancy restaurant!!

  • Jenny April 16, 2010, 11:56 pm

    Swanky! Congrats to the hus!

  • Amber K @ sparkpeople April 17, 2010, 12:02 am

    That has to be the coolest looking restaurant ever! Have fun at the race tomorrow!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 17, 2010, 12:10 am

    Those water crackers (or whatever they’re called) are soooo addicting!

    That restaurant looks like a super high class place celebrities would in NYC or LA!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) April 17, 2010, 12:34 am

    hurray!!!!!!! congrats to the hubby on the boards, and congrats to you on the first copy of the book! you guys are rockstars 🙂

  • A Reader April 17, 2010, 2:22 am

    Are you going to post the dessert and by that…

    • Caitlin April 17, 2010, 9:45 am

      brian or katie?

  • Emily April 17, 2010, 3:16 am

    Congratulations to your husband! We’ll dedicate today’s glass of wine to him 😉
    The atmosphere of that restaurant looks pretty cool.

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs April 17, 2010, 3:23 am

    Big congrats to The Husband, you must be so proud!! Wow, both of you have super careers going, it must be wonderful 🙂
    Good luck on the race today too! After that 15mile trail race, it’s going to seem like abreeze 😛

  • Snowflakes and Sunshine April 17, 2010, 3:41 am

    Congratulations to Kristien,that’s fantastic news. And good luck for today, you’ll rock it! 🙂

  • Jo April 17, 2010, 4:12 am

    Huge congrats to the husband, the restaurant looks lovely! Hope you managed to get some sleep and have fun at your race.


  • Julia @ British Bride April 17, 2010, 4:34 am

    Congats- that restaurant looks amazing! Goodluck today!! X

  • Kath April 17, 2010, 6:04 am

    Haha – I had to read “daaaannnngg” slowly to count the letters to see what it was spelling. When I concluded it was “dang” I laughed out loud!

    • Caitlin April 17, 2010, 6:17 am


  • John April 17, 2010, 6:31 am

    Congrats to your husband and good luck on his last phase.

  • sara April 17, 2010, 6:57 am

    congrats to your husband!
    hope the race goes well 🙂

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) April 17, 2010, 7:44 am

    A baller night will hopefully lead to a great PR today. Enjoy your race!

  • Shawna @ Balancing Me April 17, 2010, 7:45 am

    Congrats to your husband!

    Have a fun race today!

  • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) April 17, 2010, 7:57 am

    I hope you have an EPIC race today!

  • Emma April 17, 2010, 8:01 am

    I love that restaurant. Did you happen to use the restroom? It’s so high-tech you feel like you’re in a spaceship.

    • Caitlin April 17, 2010, 9:44 am

      haha i had to get a waiter to show me how to open the door!!!

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg April 17, 2010, 8:28 am

    Wow– what a beautiful restaurant! Congrats to the husband, and good luck in your race!

  • Lori (Finding Radiance) April 17, 2010, 8:55 am

    Congratulations to your husband and have a great race (s)

  • Midgetkeeper April 17, 2010, 9:01 am

    Congrats to you and your Husband and good luck on your race!

  • Heather ( April 17, 2010, 9:04 am

    that restaurant looks awesome. GO in the race!

  • Heather ( April 17, 2010, 9:05 am

    that was supposed to be GL not Go!

  • Erin April 17, 2010, 9:17 am

    Is the husband’s program really called “Oriental” medicine? I thought that term was considered pejorative. (I’m not trying to be rude, I’m really just curious…maybe it’s different when referring to medicine as opposed to people or a group of people). Good luck in the race!

    • Caitlin April 17, 2010, 9:44 am

      yes! it is really called oriental medicine. this is a good question (i’ve addressed it before in the comments section but never in a post). so, it’s rude to call PEOPLE oriental but not objects (like rugs) or medicine (like the husband’s degree). i’ve asked asian people this and they agree.

      • Erin April 17, 2010, 10:05 am

        Thanks for the response!

  • katiek April 17, 2010, 9:19 am

    [izza makes great pre race fuel! Good luck!!

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  • Joanne April 17, 2010, 10:19 am

    Congrats to the hubster! One more to go.
    Good luck with the race, and like you said…have fun.

  • Retta @ RunRettaRun April 17, 2010, 11:00 am

    Congrats to your hubby!! One step closer – way to rock it!

  • Christie {Honoring Health} April 17, 2010, 1:18 pm

    Congrats to the husband!

  • Britt @ Runnerbelle April 17, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Congrats to the hubby!!!

  • Julie @ Pickley Pear April 17, 2010, 2:51 pm

    Your hubby’s exam passing is definitely worthy of a swanky restaurant! I love places like that, and people watching 🙂 The pizza looks great, and a little wine may be an even better thing for the race today.

  • Carolyn @ April 17, 2010, 10:27 pm

    Congrats to the husband. BTW, any idea why all of your posts and comments are showing up centered? Is it just me? It’s been on diff. computers.

    • caitlin April 18, 2010, 5:21 am

      people keep saying that… i need to investigate. what browsers is it showing up centered?

  • Jolene ( April 18, 2010, 10:14 pm

    A BIG congrats to the husband!!!!

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