Next weekend my roommate and I are leaving for the trip of a lifetime. Her family was kind enough to invite us join them on a 7 day trip to Mallorca, Spain. Since neither of us have ever been to Spain we are adding on a few extra days in Madrid, too. I am beyond excited for this trip. We plan on hiking, wine tasting, sailing and relaxing at the beach. We have a bucket list of tapas restaurants to visit in Madrid. Including, going to the famous cheese restaurant, Polencet Cheese Bar. The weather in Mallorca is still hot so I am packing breezy dresses for the day and colorful palazzo pants for cooler nights. I will be blogging from Spain with lots of pics of Tina and I’s adventures. Be sure to follow me on to keep up!
It’s officially college football season! My Saturdays are now completely devoted to watching SEC Football all day. Time to fire up the grill, set the TV up outside and drink some ice cold beers. New season means new snack too. Here are a few I look forward to making this year.
When you grow up in the South you never really understand the need for a summer sweater. I mean it’s hot and humid at all hours of the day. After a trip to The Hamptons with Blair of the Perennial Style a few summers ago, we finally found where a summer sweater is a necessity! With temperatures slowly dropping at night in Colorado a coral throw or aqua pull over is the perfect transition piece for fall.
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Headed to Denver and not sure what to do during the day?
Want to get a work out in? Head to Red Rocks to hike the trails and explore the magical venue. Be sure and check out the museum bellow the venue, too. Just up the road from Red Rocks it the beautiful Lair o The Bear, great for hiking, biking or horseback riding. There are also lot’s of great hikes outside of Boulder like, Blue Lake. Looking to take a dip? Try the Boulder Creek or Chatfield State Park in Littleton (just south of downtown Denver)
Feeling lazy? Grab brunch! Downtown/Lodo – Squeaky Bean or Snooze (be ready to endure the wait), Wash Park/Platt Park – Devil’s Food, Session Kitchen or Jelly. Cheeseman/Uptown/ – Denver Biscuit Company or Shells & Sauce. Let the laziness continue at Wash Park – lay out, play frisbee or join one of the 50 volleyball games. Remember you can drink in the park but only 3.2 Beer!
Drink, Drink, Drink – Denver is know for their craft beers so enjoy some at these great bars (most with great patios too) – Denver Beer Co, World of Beer, Denver Pearl Brewing, Vine Street Pub (cash only or IOU), Sanchos (The Grateful Dead Bar) and Ale House at Amato’s.
Phashionista? On Sunday, walk the South Pearl Famers Market, enjoy free samples and shop in great boutiques and hip consignment stores. Enjoy a craft beer and delicious artisan pizza on the patio at Kaos Pizza.
What to Wear to a Phish show or any concert for that matter! My number one rule is to be comfortable so I typically opt for long dresses and comfortable shoes. However, this summer has been so hot I have been wearing shorts and tanks to most shows. I also rock my “show shoes” sweet tennis shoes I made on NikeID. If you’re going to be dancing (and you will) wear your most comfortable shoes preferably something with a back strap. I stay away from jeans because I get too hot, but if the temperature is going to drop pack some leggings to throw on under your skirt or dress. I always pack a cross-body bag with the essentials – ticket, chap-stick, sunscreen, bobby pins, a long sleeve shirt or sweater and of course my camera! If you have any questions leave a comment – I am happy to help!
1. Blue Planet – Blu Moon Summer Lovin’ Maxi SOLD OUT but I love these 2. Shopbop – SOLD OUT – similar dress 3. Purse from Etsy – Frank and Gertrude 4. Shopbop – Jerry Jeans SOLD OUT Similar here 5. Nasty Gal – Dreamer Crop Top SOLD OUT – like this one and this one 6. Spendid – Drapey Front Open Cardigan
In between back to back wedding weekends in Atlanta I have set up shop at our family home on Lake Burton. In between conference calls and emails I am trying to get as much sun as possible! On Monday, my mom and I ventured into Clayton to try her favorite new spot in town, The Laurel Bar at The White Burch Inn. Since it was a Monday we practically had the place to ourselves. Inn owners Chuck & Brenda Patterson, architect and interior designer duo, outdid themselves with the design and decor of the Inn. Bought in 2012, the pair transformed this 100-year-old building into a 6 bedroom Inn, complete with workout room and communal sitting area. Each room is unique in design and color scheme with beautiful pieces from local artist. I love all the woodwork and details in the bathrooms.
After our tour of the Inn, we sipped wine at the bar with hilarious bartender Ginger and enjoyed dinner on the patio. Our meal was delicious! We both started with the refreshing and light Peach Salad. Followed by Smoked Trout Cakes, Pan Seared Sea Scallops and Shrimp & Grits. For dessert homemade Salted Caramel Coffee ice cream. My favorite was the Smoked Trout Cakes with Beet Risotto. Chef Ben Findley is a Clayton native, whose talent was nurtured at local favorite Lake Rabun Hotel. Be sure to stop in The Laurel Bar on your next trip to North Georgia!
I never ever ever want summer to end in Colorado, but I maybe, kinda am looking forward to flannel & booties. Sole Society has been my go to for on trend shoes at low low prices and now they have expanded into accessories and bags. Here are some of my favorites from their Fall Collection. Just click on an item to shop! Plus today – take 40% off all earrings and necklace!