Lauren Time

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Hey, hey.  I am very much enjoying my weekend.  My BFF Lauren (the one the Healthy Tipping Point book is dedicated to, actually – Lauren is the person who convinced me to shape up and get my life together) is visiting all the way from Singapore.  I haven’t seen her in over a year, so we’re having a blast catching up and hanging out.


(Yes, I wear this blue dress every. single. weekend.)


I took her out on the town last night, and today, we enjoyed a lazy morning of playing with Henry.  For lunch, I knew I had to take her to my favorite Charlotte restaurant, The Cowfish.  Lauren was very intrigued by the concept of a sushi / burger bar.


To experience Cowfish in all of it’s glory, she got the bento box, which included a mini burger slider and sushi.  See?  Cow… Fish.


I had vegetarian sushi.


One of the rolls included carrots, asparagus, mint, and tofu, and the other was stuffed with carrots, beets, Thai basil, and tofu.


Per our long-standing tradition, we went and got mani/pedis after lunch. 


Well, we are normally separated by 10,000 miles or so – it’s time to spend more time with Lauren.  Hope your weekend is going well, too!



  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles August 18, 2012, 5:22 pm

    It sounds like you have an awesome weekend ahead of you!

  • Leanne (Simplicitlee) August 18, 2012, 5:33 pm

    How nice for you to see her 🙂 I hope you soak up every minute and enjoy your weekend together!

  • Amanda August 18, 2012, 5:42 pm

    How sweet, have a great weekend!

  • Kris August 18, 2012, 5:44 pm

    Yay for BFFs! Enjoy your time together!

  • Miranda @ Living One Bite at a Time August 18, 2012, 5:54 pm

    That bento box looks so cool! I love sushi 🙂 I’ve never had a bento box, though.

  • Julia August 18, 2012, 5:56 pm

    Aaaaand, I am craving sushi right now!

    So glad you get to catch up! One of my best friends lives in Australia, haven’t seen her in over 1.5 years. But: I am flying down in January and will be staying for over a year. CANNOT. WAIT!

  • Jameil August 18, 2012, 6:57 pm

    I got my mani pedi there for my wedding last year! 🙂 Best friend time is awesome!

  • S. August 18, 2012, 6:57 pm

    Hey! You’re a nail expert. Where’s a good place to get an affordable mani/pedi in Charlotte?

    • Caitlin August 18, 2012, 10:30 pm


  • luv what you do August 18, 2012, 7:33 pm

    That dinner looks incredible, but even more special since you spent it with your BFF. I don’t know what I’d do if I had to fly across the world to see my best friend. Enjoy your weekend!!!

  • Katherine August 18, 2012, 8:33 pm

    How fun!

    I’m hosting a giveaway – would love for you to enter!

  • Britt @ balancedbritt August 18, 2012, 9:18 pm

    Cowfish seems like the pregnant woman’s dream restaurant! I have been consistently craving hamburgers and sushi throughout this pregnancy.

  • Lauren August 18, 2012, 10:24 pm

    Seems like a wonderful weekend! We have an awesome Burger/ sushi place near us but its like fast food joint with a fancy sushi place inside. Its awesome because I am anti fish so I get a burger bento box! So if you’re ever in LA or the valley, Kings Burgers on Reseda bl. is brilliant!!!

  • Dani @ Dani, Redesigned August 18, 2012, 10:47 pm

    Aaaahhh, that bento box looks delicioussss….

    Best friend time is always great. I have a few friends that live away in TN and London, and it sucks because I feel like it’s forever between the times I get to see them! But it’s always worth it those few days when they’re in town 🙂

    And sometimes I’m lucky when they bring me some kind of little trinket souvenir.

    I’ve been meaning to try Cowfish, but getting up to inner Charlotte is rough. The farthest I’ve been to eat recently is Pinky’s over in the Westside of Charlotte. I absolutely LOVE that place. Food is great, waitstaff is awesome, place looks great, and the price is amazing too. They have great vegetarian options too! All while keeping that great bar food taste.

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More August 18, 2012, 11:29 pm

    That vegetarian sushi looks AMAZING!!!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats August 19, 2012, 12:00 am

    that sushi looks amazing! I’m at HLS and some of us went out for sushi tonight! So good!

  • Anna August 19, 2012, 2:02 am

    That`s wonderful! I had to keep up a lot of long-distance friendships due to my background and I know how hard it is sometimes. But I think it`s wonderful when you have someone who is such a great friend to you.

  • Elisabeth August 19, 2012, 2:56 am

    Yay for a visit from your BFF! 🙂

  • Anneke August 19, 2012, 9:03 am

    This looks seriously delicious! I would love to try vegetarian sushi, I’m not such a fan of normal sushi! 😉

  • Kelly August 19, 2012, 10:05 am

    Sounds like a fun time so far! How long does she get to stay?!

    • Caitlin August 19, 2012, 11:20 am

      She leaves today 🙁

  • Katie H. August 19, 2012, 10:17 am

    Okay, I have to admit… I have never had sushi. It just has never appealed to me. But your vegetarian sushi looks delicious!

  • Kat August 19, 2012, 1:17 pm

    I was reading People Mag the other day and apparently Michael Phelps was spotted at Cowfish just after the Olympics! Pretty neat, and looks delish

  • Emma Kate August 19, 2012, 5:43 pm

    I’m getting sushi for lunch! Seeing that sushi has got my salvia glands workn’ overtime. Probably the billionth person to say how good it looked 😉

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 20, 2012, 8:03 am

    I’ve seen Cowfish on your blog so many times before but I never knew it served burgers AND sushi. That’s hilarious!

  • MissPinkkate August 20, 2012, 11:45 am

    I had that dress when I was pregnant (in gray/purple), loved it!

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