highlights from this weekend:
// walking through a West Elm & Ballard Designs store. pure perfection (also westelm favorited my tweet AND replied…AHHHH)
// the beautiful sunsets.
// Maria’s birthday!!! it is always fun to spend time with friends on their special day and i was thrilled that we were able to take some time off and enjoy each others company!
// i was flabbergasted from the LACK of beach and pool etiquette people had. i come from a town that has…uh…like 6 beaches within 30 minutes of my house and plenty of pools. there is just some “common knowledge” things that i guess aren’t so common in florida. needless to say that i was not impressed with their lack of “southern charm”.
// did i mention west elm?
// food. man oh man – i definitely took a break from my normal eating patterns this vacation and ate some things i’ve been craving. i had a bagel every.single.morning. and it was delicious! we also ate at this amazing italian place that was INCREDIBLE. granted i got pretty sick monday night (the downfall of taking a break from my normal eating).
// bold bean coffee roasters – y’all this place was amazing. hands down the best chai tea latte i have ever had in my life (and i have had many!). also, the feel of the shop – lovely. i loved all the subway tiles, clean lines, rustic vibe, and friendly people!
// sunshine. there is something about feeling the sun on your skin and just not having to think for a while. zoning out to music, a magazine, a book…and just being in the moment is one of my favorite things about summer.
// laughter. maria + christina + i always laugh when we are together. it can be over the smallest things and it can last for a while. i’m always thankful to have friends who enjoy life!!
// getting in my workouts. i worked out every single day (minus tuesday that was travel day). ran 1.5 miles, lifted weights, and did abs. it was worth it to me to stay on a schedule.
all in all it was a nice break from the daily routine!