Thursday, October 30, 2014

Explore: Huntsville, Al {Piper & Leaf}

Chelsea, Ginny and I are so excited to take you to one of our favorite local spots, Piper & Leaf Artisan Tea Co.

If you are a local to the Rocket City, chances are you own a blue handpainted mason jar that says Piper and Leaf {or if you have been a long time fan, it might say Samovar Gardens}. A family owned business, Piper & Leaf started out selling compost at the Farmer's Market and threw in some tea as an afterthought.  A very well thought one at that, since tea was the only thing that sold at the market and the compost was left untouched.  They quickly became a part of almost every local Farmer's Market and event around town which made Piper & Leaf a household name.

Not only can you catch them at the Farmer's Market, but you can now enjoy a delicious cup of tea in their oh-so-unique space at the Lowe Mill Arts Center (can the location be any more perfect?).

If you haven't been able to tell, I have been a HUGE fan of Piper & Leaf  starting from it's Samovar Garden days. I was definitely one of those people who stood in line at the Greene Street Market just to get a jar full of my favorite (Front Porch Special) tea. Now can you just imagine my excitement when we walked in the shop and saw a new addition to their menu? 

Handcrafted Tea & Coffee Latte Blends? Sold! I took the plunge and ordered an iced Old Fashioned Coffee Cake while Chelsea and Ginny enjoyed a jar of their favorites. A joyous combination of freshly brewed coffee, tea, and your choice of milk, this quickly became my new favorite drink!

 "Serve the Joy"

Special thanks to Lydia and our friends at Piper & Leaf for letting us capture their art and allowing us to explore their space.

As always, don't forget to drop by Chelsea's blog for her take on our local adventure!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


One Hundred Nineteen posts later, and here we are. It's hard to believe that it's been a year since I posted my first "ootd" photo. It has been a whirlwind of a year and there is still so much to learn and definitely more growing to do. Blogging is very time consuming and challenging to keep up with while juggling a full time job and family life. The best part of it all is connecting with incredible people which makes everything worthwhile.

So Cheers Cheers to you and your continuous encouragement and support!

Dress: Badgley Mischka (c/o Personal Couture) // Cuff: BCBG (c/o Personal Couture) // Hair & Make-Up by Glenn Gavin King of Salon KaTerra

Let's look back at some of my favorite snaps shall we?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Explore: Nashville, TN {Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream}

What is better than toasting with mimosas on hand? Well, try it with an ice cream cone! Because our trio has quite the sweet tooth, we are back to take you to another extraordinary sweet shop. Let's explore of Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream (12th South Nashville, TN location}.


A company made from the ground up, Jeni's only uses the best ingredients. From grass-grazed milk to exquisite Fair-Trade-Certified African vanilla, you know that you will get nothing less than splendid!

You can also find Jeni's at various Earthfare, Wholefoods and Target location. I only know this because I get my bi-weekly {or sometimes weekly. haha!}  pint supply from my local Earthfare.

Make sure to pop in Chelsea's blog to see her take on our latest adventure.

All Images by: SleepyFox Photography

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I Heart The Shoals

I have been a big fan of  graphic (mostly city tees) tees as of late, and this tee that I found at the Alabama Chanin sample sale is a true treasure.

Top: Alabama Chanin (sample sale find, similar here) // Jeans: AG (buy here) // Cardigan: Anthropologie (similar here) // Hat: Goorin Bros (buy here) // Shoes: Urban Outfitters (similar here) // Watch: Fossil (borrowed from theHubs, want this )

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Explore: Nashville, TN {Las Paletas)

Started by two lovely sisters in 2001, Las Paletas is a must stop sweet shop when visiting Nashville.  
The shop is located in 12th South and offers up to two dozen of the most interesting {hot chocolate with chili peppers anyone?} and delicious assortment of  popsicle flavors. Between their creamy  and fruity selections, there is most definitely something for every palate .

On Chelsea: Dress: Free People (buy here
On Aissa: Top: J Crew (similar here) // Pants: Anthropologie (buy here) // Shoes: Madewell (similar here)

Don't forget to visit Chelsea to read her take on our sweet trip!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Vest Weather

This fickle October weather has me craving for easy third layers and this vest definitely satisfies. Well, or perhaps craving for more? Click here and here to see other styles that I have added to my growing vest collection {insert guilty face}.

Dress: Zara (old, similar here) // Vest: Anthropologie (buy here) // Boots: Prada (old, similar here) // Sunnies: Chanel // Jewelry: Son of Sailor, Noonday Collection