July, July… I adore you. What a lovely month. I spent it with dear friends, and even made a trip to my very favorite place with my friend Crystal (picture below.)
Let’s cover all the *current* topics today. Please note: I’ve included a few affiliate links below.
For the first time in FOREVER, I’ve been reading… and LOVING it. When I was away for a few days, I devoured two books.
They were BOTH amazing. The new Emily Giffin book takes place in Nashville and is scandalously delightful. I literally couldn’t put it down, and my friend Crystal read it in like a day! Click here to purchase. You’re going to love it!
After reading All We Ever Wanted, I really didn’t think that The Perfect Couple could compare. Oh my goodness… it was so so good, and I stayed up until about 1am to finish it. Elin Hilderbrand never disappoints… Click here to see more details.
CURRENT BURRATA TOUR
My friend Erin and I love Burrata. If you’ve never had burrata, it’s the most amazing cheese ever. I believe when Erin had it for the first time, she called it “Cheese Butter” and that’s pretty much what it is. Fresh mozzarella is stretched over a ball of amazing ricotta. Really delicious.
We decided to meet up on a Friday night for a Burrata Tour. We hit three different restaurants to try their burrata, and let me assure you… it did not disappoint.
L to R: Burrata and Bacon Board at Postino, Burrata at Marcellas, and (dessert) Burrata with Cherry-Pomegranate Jam and Pink Peppercorn Crackers at The Beast and Bottle. Note: The Beast and Bottle Burrata was our favorite.
It was definitely a fun idea for a night out. Progressive dinner, but totally different… I definitely want to do it again. We’ll need to come up with another amazing dish to sample, of course…
CURRENT BLOGGER SPOTTING
I was booked to be in Vegas for work, and the magic of the internet showed me that my dear friend Ashley from Balancing Today in town as well! As you can imagine, Ashley living in DC and I in Colorado, we don’t have a chance to cross paths very often. We met for a beverage at the Bellagio, and it was time extremely well spent in Las Vegas. So great to see her!
Obsessed with the Bellagio, I also snapped a few shots of the classiest casino on the Las Vegas Strip… There’s nothing like the conservatory and a delicious Cable Car martini. I shared the recipe for that amazing cocktail a few years back. You can find it here.
CURRENT OUTDOOR SPOT
I’m still loving walking around the lake I love in Colorado. With cooler weather coming in over the weekend, I couldn’t make it to the pool, but I definitely made it to my lake. This view never ever gets old.
CURRENT BINGE WATCHING
I really don’t watch much television, until I do. Ugh. After hearing so many people talk about Vanderpump Rules, I’ve finally started watching it on Hulu.
While I’m enjoying it and get sucked in almost every day, I hate that I’m spending my days in front of the TV. It’s on while I’m blogging right now, for example… But, I love these crazy kids. So addictive.
I think summer has been all about the wicker bag trend, and of course, I joined in on the fun. This bag from Fab’rik is my fave.
CURRENT TRADER JOE’S FIND
I’m obsessed with these frozen chicken tenderloins. I toss them in my air fryer – – 370 degrees for 11 minutes. Then, they just need to be tossed in buffalo sauce and placed on a beautiful salad. Perfection! Each tender is 110 calories… not bad!
My beverage of choice continues to be rosé all day…
I even found the cutest top for 4th of July in its honor…
CURRENT ART ADDITION
I spotted this piece at West Elm, and with a hot 4th of July sale underway… I thought it would be just the thing to make my entryway pop. I need some help getting it hung, and then it will be on display. Single girl problems…
CURRENT HAIR PRODUCT OBSESSION
When I got my hair colored in late June, I was shocked by how soft my hair was. When I texted my stylist to tell her thank you, she told me that she used this product on my hair: Joico K PAK Color Therapy Luster Lock Daily Shine and Protect Spray. I use it on my hair when it’s wet and before I come through it and dry it. Really incredible stuff… highly recommend it.
CURRENT RUG IDEA
Social media is truly a blessing and a curse. You can find so many ideas and inspiration on Instagram… but then again, you can find things so easily on Instagram which can quickly become a shopping problem. Whether cute clothes, recipe ideas, or design inspiration, it’s all there. Enter this rug… and the fact that I’ve been thinking my living room is a little too monochromatic.
Isn’t it adorable? This designer btw has such similar taste to me. I love her stuff and highly recommend a follow. Can you guys see this in my place? I mean, I think it would be the perfect addition… sigh. Again, it’s way too easy to find things via social media.
CURRENT LUCKY MOMENT
When I was in Vegas, I spent some time at the Roulette table betting on my lucky numbers. I have this trick where when I win and they give me big chips, I put them in my pocket so that I don’t lose everything. At the end of the night, I thought I was up $50 and thought that was good enough. We had played for two hours… so it wasn’t so bad. I went to the cashier to cash in my chips and headed to my room.
When I got changed, I found this in my pocket… much to my surprise!
There’s nothing like finding extra chips in your pocket at the end of the night! Even better when you actually remember to cash them in. True story, I’ve come home with chips which is the worst. Yay for winning $100 at the roulette table!
Mid-week 4th of July isn’t the most exciting, but I made the best of it with a trip to the theater to see a badass movie with my friend Brandi and her family. Have y’all seen Oceans 8? Loved it…
CURRENT JACKET LOVE
I seriously spend too much time at Target. But seriously, what am I supposed to do when they have cute things like this jacket. Love it.
I currently have a beet obsession going on. Who’s kidding who – – this has gone on for a while… but it’s next level right now.
L to R: The Beet Salad from Root Down DIA, Beet Ravioli at T Bones at Red Rock Casino Las Vegas and an amazing Beet Caprese I made Sunday night. Of note, the Beet Ravioli is one of the best things that I’ve eaten in a long time – – try it next time you’re in Sin City!
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