Saturday, October 6, 2012

Soup and Shopping

I don't know about you but I find a bowl of soup extremely comforting especially on a cold day.
This is exactly what I was looking for when we went out for lunch.
Nourishment, warmth and comfort during times of stress.

Chicken Penne Soup with dumplings...

After lunch we strolled along the streets lined with people who were darting in and out of the retail shops.
Energy and a real mix of consumers, young and old alike carrying bags with recognizable logo's.

On my list of things to buy this season was a new pair of Yoga pants in black and my first stop was LULU.
(my other Yoga LULU pants, in grey, look brand new and are probably about 8 years old)
The cost is higher than many brands but the value is beyond my humble expectations,
so naturally I went there first.

I ventured into the store leaving Mr.HB sitting on the teak bench outside happy to people watch.
It was a crazy busy scene inside the store and I felt like I could have been in the Robson Street location in Vancouver B.C....
Seriously not at all what I would expect for our quiet little city. (obviously I don't get out much!)
Thankfully they had lots of staff on to help customers and many change booths made for a speedy experience.

Reusable bag

capri length
perfect for a height challenged gal! 

slits at the back

anti slip headband which I also wear in the garden
hair falling in my face bugs me no end

Mr. HB and I think their logo reminds us of Marlo Thomas's hair cut 
from the 1960's and 1970's when she starred in the TV series "That Girl"

I wore these when I watched a light hearted romantic comedy 
Ghost Girlfriends from the Past
with Matthew McConaughey.

I crave comfort when I am feeling weary or ill.
Cocooning at home wearing comfy clothes stretched out on the couch under a cozy blanket
is so soothing.

Just want to say I am prepping the food for our Thanksgiving dinner.
Turkey ~ Veggies ~ Crustless Pumpkin Pie
and more.

I'll be boiling the carcass and making soup as soon as possible.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. I love comfy clothes when I'm at home "hard clothes" are for outdoors, I'm in my Lululemons just now as I'm just back from the gym but will snuggle into them for the rest of the day.

  2. A very happy Thanksgiving to you Hostess, and all sorts of comfort.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Hostess! The soup looks amazing.

  4. Happy Thanksgiving. You're so right about the Marlo Thomas hairdo resemblance. I never noticed that before.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! It is very chilly and damp here. I'm wearing my cheapo Target sweats and a light weight JCrew down vest that my teenage son outgrew, very cozy non the less! I agree with Tabitha, I'm all about comfort at home. Now if I only had that delicious looking bowl of Chicken Penne soup with dumplings I'd be set!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I am sure it will be a lovely time at the Bungalow. Soup is something I always love , I made a nice pot of homemade wonton last night, Buns are rising for tonights dinner . I am a guest tonight and tomorrow, so I come bearing the dinner rolls. Two kinds.Donna

  7. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you Hostess! This year we had a frozen turkey breast for our meal. My sister in law has just had an eye operation, cooking a big meal is beyond my mother's capabilities now, and I've been working overtime this week, so it had to be simple. It was okay, but not the same as a proper fresh turkey! I bet your meal will be wonderful.

  9. I love soft and cosy clothes for after work and weekend nesting. As I write, the ham is baking and all the veggies are prepped for our dinner - the turkey is tomorrow night's treat at my daughter's new in-laws'. I love how a family grows!

  10. I bet your Thanksgiving is so delightful... and that soup looks delish!

  11. Happy Thanksgiving (was it this weekend?) ~ I've been souping it up too, lots of pureed vegetable soups.
    I loved "That Girl" - wish there were reruns!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are having a lovely long weekend!

  13. Happy to read, that you managed to do some buzzing around. I did not know that joga pants come in different lengths, but then there is so much I know so little about..

  14. I've had lots of soup lately too, I had a great bowl of Italian Wedding soup last week, yum!