This week I'm sharing some of my favorite Federal Hill PVD spots for wining and dining! It's making me hungry just thinking about it....
Easy Entertaining is literally right outside my window and their food is crazy good. It's the perfect space for events, dates, and anything in between. They also celebrate my favorite new day: "Donut Friday". Need I say more? Keep your eyes peeled for their cooking classes and super yummy burger nights and don't forget to call ahead for your end of the week morning treats!
Don't be fooled by the name - Ogie's Trailer Park is the coolest place. Their decor is totally retro and they have these faux trailers on the back patio for decor while dining and drinking. I'm a big fan of their moscow mule, but they seasonally change out their drink menu which usually consists of twists on classic drinks. It's also a great place to grab a bite at Granny Boo's Kitchen! If you aren't sold yet, just know this - they named Ogie's after their cat. They know the way to my heart!
I'm big on brunch. If I could brunch every weekend, you'd bet I would! There are a bunch of amazing spots in PVD but my favorite (I think - the decision is SO hard) would have to be Julians on Broadway. It's delicious and affordable and the menu has everything from pancakes to sandwiches. Julian's is also vegan and vegetarian friendly! Did I mention they make a mean mimosa? It's kind of my go to! SPOILER: There is always a wait on weekends, but I promise the food is worth it.
For coffee and pastries, I recommend popping over to Seven Stars Bakery. There are a few locations in PVD, but I frequent the one on Broadway. They always have something that I "absolutely need" to eat and they brew New Harvest Coffee (which is a delicious Pawtucket, RI company)! It's usually pretty busy, but I rarely have a problem finding a place for two to eat.
There you have it. My favorites! There are so many honorable mentions - even just in the west-end of PVD- that I can already feel another post brewing! Part 2 coming sooooon...
This week I'm super into wine, denim, and dogs. I guess it's not too different from any other week, actually! What are you feelin' these days?
Summer and rose go hand in hand - I totally get that. I found this bottle of Le Rose de Janot at The Urban Grape in Boston and bought it 100% based on the fun chair label after a tough week at Twelve Chairs and found out it's probably my new favorite wine! Let me follow this up by sharing that this wine is surprisingly strong and one glass left me with the absolute worst hangover. But that didn't stop me from finishing the bottle (with smaller glasses) over the next few days. Delicious!
This is the dress my dreams are made of. Perfect for everyday wear. Denim. Collared. A-Line. With sleeves! What saddens me the most is that by the time I even realized it existed, they sold out in my size. The good news? If you're an XXS Madewell still has your size in stock and you should buy it so I can live vicariously through your denim dress.
I'll take it! Happy to be the newest tenant.
And last, but absolutely not least, this adorable "newborn" inspired dog shoot featured on Buzzfeed. This is so perfect for all those ladies out there who do not want babies and just want lots of puppy babies! It's funny, but also a great way to capture the first few moments with you and your new pup! "Welcome to this world, little one."
Have such a good weekend!
This week I'm sharing my current favorite fabric, greeting card, cocktail recipe, and more! What are you diggin' this week?
I get this this is almost as relevant as making a "Titanic" joke right now, but this card is hilarious! Perfect mix of humor, butts, and good sentiments. I bought Brandon a Kanye card for our one month-iversary, and I'm still trying to find the perfect moment to gift this Tay Ham's Huge Year card to someone who will appreciate it as much as I do. Kim-Ye Forevs.
Lulie Wallace's Garden Glory Fabric is an absolute favorite of mine! We just used it in a client project at Twelve Chairs, and I'm still dreaming of it! Though it won't quite work in any rooms at my apartment, Lulie Wallace has a handful of fabrics that definitely will! Online you can also purchase pillows, artwork, and more of her wonderful collection. Check it out you guuuuuys!
Hackwith Design House has had my heart for years now! The simplicity of Lisa's designs, the use of models who don't make me want to feed them, her awesome choice of fabrics, and her branding - total A+ in my book. Did I mention they're currently having a giant summer sale to? Use "SUMMERSALE" at checkout to receive 30% off your entire purchase! (And pick up this bathing suit for me while you're at it. Thanks!)
A refreshing watermelon beverage is cool, but a refreshing spiked watermelon-rosemary margarita is the coolest. Obsessed with this sweet treat by Lovely Indeed! Cannot wait to put this recipe to good use at my next gathering. I don't think anyone would mind sippin' on this special something.
My favorite insta at the moment is @elsielarson! Founder of A Beautiful Mess, fellow craft lover, interior design guru, and self-appointed Swedish Hasbeeen model. She's such an inspiration (as is her sister and fellow adorable human being, Emma!) to the blogging world and always seems to be spreading cheer around. Secretly hoping to run into her on my Nashville trip in September! "Oh hey, Elsie. Old pal. Good friend. BFF!"
Summer feels all around!
xox Courtney a
A refreshing new series here on the blog, Friday's Favorites! Every so often I'll share a few of my favorite things with you. This week, I'm sharing a favorite quick DIY project, a favorite recipe, a favorite Instagram account, and more! Woo woooo!
This DIY serving tray by Sugar and Cloth is too good. I am absolutely obsessed with it! Not to mention, the whole thing will only cost you like, $4 each and take you all of 2 minutes to complete! I've already ordered all my supplies and I cannot wait to whip up some of these adorable pieces!
There are few Instagrammers out there who have both a beautiful feed and a sense of humor. Jen Gotch has an abundance of both! She's the boss lady at Ban.do (which, btw you MUST check out) and in addition to creating a super successful business, she also fostered kitties and killed it in the kitty-insta-department. That's totally a thing - I'm sure of it. Check it out for yourself at @jengotch.
I'm a cake lover. (cake lover - kāk lōver- n. one who loves to look at and eat cake) When I stumbled upon this recipe on Bleubird blog a while back, I knew I had to try it. I've made it twice since then and it's hit the spot each time! It stays moist on the inside and leaves you with a super chocolately delicious (and gluten free) dessert. A total win in my book.
How'd you do that? How do you even...what? I am obsessed with the hairstyle on the right from Carissa Lynne Designs fashion show for Style Week. It's like a braid/bun hybrid. How freakin' cool? Also, she's a local designer who has some pretty fabulous dresses...including the two sneak-peeks shown here. I saw this on her Insta-feed and freaked a little. You can find out more about her background here. (hair + makeup by Salon B)
This is a random one, but this is my favorite thing I've seen on Pinterest all week! Like, who comes up with this shit? Kristi Murphy - that's who. She gives you a full run-down of the DIY here. It's genius! I wish I had thought to host a party for the Oscars! But, since I missed talking fashion at the Grammy's this month, I'm all for posting about pretty Oscar ball gowns next week.
Hope you have something super fun planned for the weekend that involves staying warm! Doing my best to stay calm about the possibility of another snowfall this weekend. UGH! xoxo Courtney