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Happy Friday everyone!
Here's a roundup of our favorites from the week:
This looks like a great idea:
image via Pinterest
Karen found this nail art inspiration and got something similar done for her trip to Vegas this weekend:
We caught this sweet moment last Sunday:
Honestly Yum is right:
Getting really excited about new sandals:
It's Friday- so we decided to go on a little field trip and we packed our favorite spring flat, GLO. First person to comment with the intersection where we were wins a free pair!
What's the weather like where you are? Any good plans for the weekend?
So, I've been pretty crazy obsessed wtih our new BELONA sandals these days. They match wtih everything and they're ridiculously comfortable. They have a really slight heel and a fairly narrow footbed, so they also look awesome. I find a hard time finding strappy sandals that don't give me blisters and pair with anything from pants to a sundess, but these fit the bill.
I know it's a bit chilly for most of your still, but I'd grab a pair of these ASAP if I were you. The one good thing about winter is, it ALWAYS brings spring. So stock up on a pair of my favorite sandals of the season before we're out!
Which outfit is your favorite?! Harem pants on the left, black skinnies on the right. Comment below!
HAPPY NATIONAL PANCAKE DAY! If there's anything I love more than pancakes, it's muffins. So I have the most amazing news and I'm excited to share it with you on this special day... I discovered how to turn pancakes into muffins. For any of you who don't have a griddle, you can join in on the pancake fun, too! So long as you have a muffin pan...
let's get started:
1. follow the directions for pancake batter.
2. add in 1/4 cup maple syrup & chopped fruit (i used strawberries) & stir.
*optional for extra fluff, add an extra egg. i also sub almond milk for regular milk.
3. pour batter into muffin pan.
4. bake in the over for 8-12 minutes at 375 degrees.
5. let cool and proceed to devour.
Have such a delicious pancake day! If you're not up for cooking tonight, then head to your local ihop! They're giving away freebies all day long! YUMMM!!
What's your favorite way to do pancakes? I LOVE blueberry pancakes with whipped cream and butter the best. Comment below!
As winter turns to spring, it's always confusing what shoes, sweaters and colors to rock through the transition. In my opinion, anything goes- but it's definitely time to start adding in fun colors and prints. This new arrival, GESSO, is the perfect pair for the transition to warmer weather. The injected bottom construction makes them comfortable as slippers and the fabric upper makes them lightweight and versatile. I find these pretty much match with everything, which is amazing. I wore them the other day with skinnies and a beanie and I felt like it was the perfect winter to spring mix. I love the hawaiian print, but I went with the cozumel linen because I knew then they'd match with everything in my closet. Wear 'em with shorts, skirts or skinnies for the perfect spring look!
Shop GESSO, here.
Pssst! (It's Lindsey) Introducing our newest guest blogger, STEVE! We're working on getting his bio together, but here's his first post for now! Say hi with a comment!
Last week I stumbled upon Madrid’s famous Mercado de San Miguel. Packed with people and colorful, fresh cuisine, it’s one of the city’s most popular hangouts for foodies like me. Offering a spread of more than 30 gourmet vendors, the market is the perfect place for the indecisive eater - you can choose nearly any food you desire! Plus, mixing and matching is highly encouraged.
From the moment I walked inside, the smell of the freshly prepared Spanish cuisine was enough to make me want to eat everything I could get my hands on. And, as an American, I was desperate to try (and love!) each Spanish delicacy before my time in Spain ran out. Though ordering in Spanish was a bit difficult (read: VERY difficult), I tried my best to get by on a little Spanish and a LOT of nervous smiles. And in the end, I think I lucked out! I set myself up with a glass of sangria, a tapas-style serving of chicken paella and a mountain of burrata cheese. The perfect start to an afternoon.
Spaniards will come to Mercado de San Miguel for hours with friends – to grab a bite to eat, to chat, to enjoy life, even to buy produce. And I started thinking that maybe we can take a page out of their book. We, too, can learn to love markets and food halls as much as they do!
So my advice for now is to do as the Spaniards do: stop for a while and take a walk through your nearest food hall or famers market. Take a few hours to drink, eat and laugh with your friends while spending a day getting lost in food. You’ll be amazed at what you will discover.
And if you can’t make the trek to Madrid for some authentic sangria and paella, don’t fret! Here are some great markets that you can check out closer to home:
Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco – situated along the banks of the San Francisco Bay, this sprawling waterfront market has its fair share of chowders, coffees and wines to keep you warm on chilly San Francisco nights.
Chelsea Market, New York City – just steps away from the Big Apple’s famous High Line, the Chelsea Market offers more than 35 vendors serving gourmet treats from around the world. Yum!
Farmers Market at The Grove, Los Angeles – located in the heart of Los Angeles, this colorful outdoor food hall has been a tinseltown staple since 1934. You can find all kinds of homemade, farm fresh delicacies here from potatoes to pastries, so choose wisely! And the best part of the market for Angelenos? Free parking with validation, of course.
Pike Place Market, Seattle – If the freshest seafood and veggies are what you seek, then Seattle’s Pike Place Market is the place for you! No doubt you’ve already seen its famous exterior in photos and movies.
Chicago French Market, Chicago – head on over to the Chicago French Market for a sampling of the some of the best cheeses and wines that the windy city has to offer. This indoor mecca even has Paris-inspired street signs!
Do you love food halls as much as I do? Any cool markets that I missed? Comment below!