Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekend Wrap Up - Summer Beginnings

Friday was the FIRST day of Summer (and National Wear Your Lilly Day)!

I only spotted only two other ladies wearing Lilly... but I guess that is to be expected for Colorado, huh?


Oyster Addicts at TAG Raw Bar

I made the bartender turn all the kids drinks alcoholic

So many little options

Grant's new shirt BFF fromt he house party. Don't worry folks, he knows alllll about NYC.

Dog spotting

Cherry Creek Farmer's Market (Saturday)

Juices for DAYS.

Sitting outside the South Pearl Farmer's Market (Sunday)

Most unhealthy breakfast ever (Poutine)

Botanical Gardens

Poppy Love

"Volunteering" (my shift started at 2:30, but they didn't need me until 3:30)

P.S. My #1 goal at Farmers Markets is to pet as many fluffy dogs as possible. If you are interested in doing the same, I highly recommend the Cherry Creek Farmers Market.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Thursday's Treat: Ice Cream Addicts Anonymous

I've been super lazy lately and haven't made any treats.

Ok that's not completely true, I just took photos of them on Sprinkles the Ipad, and haven't remembered to transfer them over so I can share them with you.

So I felt guilty about not sharing my bad eating habits with you, so instead I'm giving you a ranking of my FAVORITE ice creams. Sorry if this is cruel.

5. Ba-Nom-A-Nom.
Denver, CO + metro area. Strawberry-Banana.

This is a food truck... and it is not technically ice cream... but I let it slide since it is sooo good.
What is Ba-Nom-A-Nom? Frozen soft-serve fruit. No dairy, gluten, sugar, or anything else but frozen fruit.  It's actually super creamy and the flavors are super refreshing - like watermelon!

4. Amy's Ice Cream.
Austin, TX. Bourbon Chocolate Walnut.

Apparently I eat my ice cream too fast since I have no pictures of my many visits here.

Located throughout Austin (and popping up in other Texas cities) is Amy's. A must go if you are visiting, especially if you have a friend who used to work there and make you delicious combo flavors like Bourbon Chocolate Walnut mixed with Baileys.

3. Lik's Ice Cream.
Denver, CO. Mexican Chocolate.

On an unassuming corner in Capitol Hill is Lik's. I was super excited to find a place in Colorado that has Mexican Chocolate. It was delicious and loaded with cinnamon.

2. Jenni's Splendid Ice Cream.
Columbus, Ohio + your local specialty market. Milkiest Chocolate in the World.

I'm kind of ashamed to say how much money I spend on Jeni's ice cream. It is SO good, I never want another basic chocolate cone in my life. Totally worth every penny of the $12 it will cost you to take home a pint.

And the winner is.......

1.  Herrell's Ice Cream. 
Northampton, MA + Huntington, NY. Mexican Chocolate, you will always have my heart.

Look how happy Steve is!

Copious amounts of jimmies.

First off, there is nothing quite like Herrell's ice cream shops. Basically Amy (#4) got her idea for her shop while studying at Tufts University and eating at Steve Herrell's original shop in Boston. People also contribute the idea for Cold Stone and all those all mix-in shops back to Steve. All the flavors are delicious, and Western Mass will kick you out if you say no to the real chocolate jimmies (sprinkles) offered with every scoop. I'm pretty sure they put cocaine in their Mexican Chocolate, and that is why they stopped making it, and why I'm still going through withdrawal symptoms.


P.S. Can you eat too much ice cream?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Coastal Waters, Beach Style.

I have a confession.

I'm loving these mountain views everyday, but I'm seriously missing coastal waters.

Herring Cove, Cape Cod

Provincetown, Cape Cod, MA

I guess this is another reason the Pacific Northwest is best - you get so many distinct environments (rain forest, beach, mountains, desert) for the price of one!

Exhibit A. Image via.

If I were packing for a sunny beach weekend, these would be my must haves:

Zip-top Boat and Tote Bag, $40 from LL Bean

Roberta Roller Rabbit Classic Kurta, $75 via Piperlime

Roberta Roller Rabbit Fez Kurta, $110 via Piperlime

Mini Pineapple bikini, $92 via J.Crew

Ratti Regatta one-piece, $135 via J.Crew

Ivory Danielle earrings, $60 via Kendra Scott

Monogrammed Cabbana Stripe Towel, $33 via Marley Lilly.

Coola Face in Cucumber, $32 via Birchbox

Coola Sport in Mango, $32 via Birchbox

Vachetta Neon Navajo sandals in Hibiscus, $97 via Jack Rodgers USA


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Color Crush: Lemon Drop Summer

My color crush this week is the sunlit, lemon drop hue of summery yellow.



J.Crew Factory



Club Monaco


C. Wonder

C. Wonder

C. Wonder


C. Wonder

J.Crew Factory

Kate Spade NY




[visit my pinterest for all the details and more yellow]