I had been anxiously waiting for my chambray jumper to arrive in the mail (it’s the little things, guys) and I think it’s safe to say it had a very eventful first wear. Lindsey and I started out our day at Boggy Creek Farm in search of fresh produce for a long grocery list we had put together. The property was absolutely adorable, but they didn’t quite have what we were looking for, so we headed to the SFC Farmers’ Market that is downtown Austin on Saturdays. We found the coolest looking heirloom tomatoes, farm fresh eggs, basil, Italian eggplant, live music, and some seriously good people (and puppy) watching. READ MORE
Stay on top of it: We are all about being in the know about what’s going on in the world. We recently discovered a daily newsletter called theSkimm, which fills you in on important global happenings without being overly confusing or political.
Dive in: Let’s just say that we are using this list as our go to guide to check out some of the best natural swimming holes in Texas. 1 down, 8 to go.
Let’s go: This round up of blog posts on different regions to visit in France has definitely been bookmarked and saved for later trip planning purposes.
Yum: A pasta dish made with fresh summer ingredients that
may has to enter our rotation of recipes we’ve been wanting to try.
Now trending: Loving this post on the mini bag craze and eyeing quite a few of them to perfectly finish off our summer outfits.
Just because: It’s summer. And that makes eating ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner completely acceptable, right?
** This week, our everyday adventures included **
- Taking a little hike on the greenbelt on sunny summer afternoon
- Listening to this talk at church that had us remembering what it’s all about
- Checking out a CultureMap Austin event downtown and scoring some Kendra Scott swag
- Nailing a few new weeknight dinner recipes, that we promise to share soon
- Continuing our weekly ritual of stopping by JuiceLand, because it’s just that good
We hope everyone has fantastic weekends filled with your own everyday adventures! We will be spending as much time outside as possible, catching up with a few friends and of course trying some new food and fashion ideas. See y’all on Monday.
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It’s been a little over a month since we moved from Dallas to Austin, and we never would have expected that the 3 1/2 hour drive would make such a big difference in the weather. Even though the temperatures are about the same, it’s the humidity that really stands out. Austin really is considerably more humid than Dallas, and it makes you want to have a plan for how to stay cool.
In the past couple of weeks, the Texas summer has really started, making us want to wear clothes and colors that are lightweight and keep us as comfortable as possible in the 100+ degree heat. We love the casual yet boldness of these items that scream summer. Personal favorites of both of us are these playful and bright tassel earrings and the light and detailed organza bib tee featured above. No matter where you are located this summer, we hope you stay as cool as possible and get to enjoy being outdoors.
Shop://1. Neon Tassel Earrings // 2. Metallic Sandals // 3. As Free As A Bird Pillow // 4. White Leather Crossbody // 5. Tortoiseshell Sunnies // 6. Coral Clutch // 7. Palm Print Romper // 8. Organza Bib Tee // 9. Raven & Lilly Necklace // 10. Borgia Sandal // 11.Très Très Belle Phone Case
What happens when a bride chooses Napa instead of Vegas for her bachelorette party? (Well, you remember the weekend for one thing). Rather than a weekend filled with hangovers and scantily clad people in all states of disarray, you end up with a weekend filled with memories of five star meals, tasting some pretty freaking fabulous wine and having fireside conversation with your friends. This past Spring, I was lucky enough to get to plan my best friend’s bachelorette party to Napa, and after lots of research (and the help of a professional, which we will discuss in a later post), we came up with the perfect Napa Valley wine tasting itinerary for our group of 8.
Stop 1: Mumm Napa Valley
I am quite fond of having a glass of bubbly before a meal and it was an equally wonderful way to start our tasting day. Our first stop of the day was at Mumm Napa Valley, where we sat in their enclosed tasting room that overlooks the vineyard. One of my favorite parts about our tasting there was that they had a really diverse selection of tastings to choose from, so our group had a nice variety of tastings going on at the same time. I picked a tasting from their Santana Collection, which is a collaboration with the singer Carlos Santana and I really enjoyed all three wines that I tried. Of the three wineries we visited throughout the day, Mumm was the largest producer and most commercial winery, so it was a good contrast to the two smaller wineries we visited later in the day.
Stop 2: Bremer Family Winery
Feeling quite happy from our first tasting, we had a loud jam session in the limo and headed to Bremer Family Winery on Howell Mountain. Bremer was hands down the entire groups’ favorite stop of the day. It is located on a beautiful creek and is surrounded by woods and mountains. Bremer also has lots of different rooms to enjoy a private tasting. In our case, our group had a lovely private lunch and tasting, where we walked through a selection of chardonnay and red wines. I usually consider chard a variety of wine that I could completely live without, but Bremer really proved me wrong. Theirs is now one of my favorite wines I’ve ever tasted (although I am far from an expert on the subject).