The moment we pulled into the driveway we knew we were in for a treat. Shawn and Kris greeted us on their beautiful wrap around porch and welcomed us inside. We dropped our jackets and took the tour of the home. We were so inspired by the amount of detail and attention that they have put into every room. After the tour we headed down to the kitchen for margaritas and chips & homemade salsa (fresh from the garden). We chatted and laughed all afternoon about our travels, great restaurants, and our love for dogs. After a few drinks we headed outside for some chilaquiles and more laughs. While it is the perfect place to host, they are actually working a e commerce site filled with products made by them and other creatives in the Catskills area. It's very clear that this home isn't just a passion project, it's a labor of love and we couldn't have been any happier spending our Sunday here.
It's not everyday that you walk into a old principals office to have a few cocktails. The happy hour specials are great and the atmosphere is really cozy & inviting. We hung out on the patio and sipped on old fashioned's while enjoying that cool Colorado Springs crisp air.
Whenever we are in a new city we love to make a stop at a cool plant shop. We always leave with a new succulent or wishing we had enough room to fly back with a few cactus and palm trees. Manitou cactus is a sunroom filled with cool cactus and succulents. Be sure to pop in while you're in Colorado Springs.
As we made our way through the winding roads into the mountains, and our cell service dropped; we knew we were in for a treat. The air was clean and crisp, the landscapes as you drive along are beyond breathtaking, and the people are as cool as a cucumber. It's something magical about being disconnected in the mountains and recharging with your best friend. Here's a glimpse of our time in Colorado Springs, we hope you enjoy.
While we were in Colorado Springs, we had the chance to stay in this mid century modern lodge nestled in the mountains right outside of the city. This was one of our favorites parts of being in Colorado Springs. The lodge gives you such a cozy feeling, it really allowed us to slow down, disconnect, and appreciate one another. We hung out by the fire and roasted marshmallows while sipping champagne, curled up in rocking chairs on the porch, and sparked up the grill for some hot dogs. If you are looking for a place to R&R while in Colorado Springs, Outlook Lodge is the place for you!
We could have stayed at Loyal Coffee all day just admiring the beautiful decor, all while sippin on delicious lattes and chai teas. It's clear we weren't the only ones who felt this way, because this coffee shop was packed instantly. With charming service and a great menu selection; Loyal coffee became one of our favorite stops in Colorado Springs.
We woke up around 5am to catch the sunrise at the Garden of the Gods, which was breathtaking, by the way. Of course, after such an early morning, coffee is much needed. So, we headed to Switchback and discovered some good ol coffee. We plopped down on their vintage yellow sofa, and nibbled on some breakfast while discussing our plans for the day. Oh, they also roast their beans right next door, which really gets us excited! Great coffee +good vibes + roasting beans locally = a sure way into our little hearts.
We are always excited about new coffee shops in the neighborhood, but we think we might have just found our new favorite one . When a business is all about great ethics we immediately are intrigued, and after chatting with the owner for a brief moment and seeing his passion behind Sey, we couldnt help but to not fall in love. It also helps that the coffee is amazing and the open air minimal vibe will give you all the feels.
We had the pleasure of hanging out with Jamie and Tracy while we were in Kingston, NY. We stopped by their beautiful space before they opened to chat for a bit over a couple glasses of wine. We left inspired by their story to leave the city and start something special. Brunette is a local wine bar serving up natural wines and bites on beautiful marble tops that gives us major Parisian vibes.
We are still dreaming about our stay at Hasbrouck House. After spending a few days at this restored hotel from the 18th century, we can definitely say it's one of our favorite places in The Hudson Valley. Our suite (located in The Stable House) was extremely spacious featuring 2 bedrooms, a mini kitchen, and the bathroom of our dreams. Seriously guys, that tub is something magical! We were also wowed by our dinner at Butterfield, the restaurant of Hasbrouck House. We chowed down on a lovely spread which included duck, chicken, duck patae, and beet salad. After a few drinks at the bar, we headed back to our room and melted right into what might be the world's comfiest bed.
Everything about this place is perfection! We're already counting down the days until our next stay.
Final days of summer means trying to fit in all the last minute trips as possible. Lucky for us, the Hamptons is only a train ride away and we got to stay at, The Maidstone during our time there. From the moment you walk into the door of The Maidstone you feel at home, the cozy lobby and friendly staff sure do add the perfect touch. The lounge has multiple rooms to relax and enjoy a nice cocktail and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. After a nights sleep we woke up before sunrise and decided this was the perfect time to bike to Main Beach, (which is only 4 minutes away) and watch the sun come up over the water. Immediately after we biked back and had a healthy breakfast consisting of delicious smoothies, eggs, and smoked salmon avocado toast. If you are ever in The Hamptons we highly recommend stopping by The Maidstone whether it be for drinks, dinner, or a relaxing stay.
Escaping the hustle and bustle of New York City is something we like to do often. Whether it's a quick trip upstate, or an extended vacation exploring a new city. This past weekend we had the chance to hang out in the Finger Lakes Wine Country and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Now when you think of wine country, there's obviously one thing that comes to mind, WINE, and man did we have a lot of it. Between visiting wineries, munching on delicious bites, and soaking in the breathtaking landscapes; we can say this was the perfect trip for relaxation.
Tapas? Yes please!! We had the pleasure of stopping by Amada for brunch while we were in Philadelphia. With lots of great options and an unbeatable brunch special, we knew Amada had us covered. The menu features everything from Greek yogurt (not your average Greek yogurt may we add), to coquettes, and even scallops! How can you not love this place. The huevos flamencos was one of the best we have ever had. We are counting down the days until we head back to try the sangria pancakes and other menu items. Amada you've won us over!
Order the pork belly. We repeat, order the pork belly. This is some of the best BBQ around and we are from Texas, so we take this very seriously. Nothing on the menu disappoints and the service is excellent. So, if you are looking for a great place to hang out and eat some damn good food, look no further than Fette Sau.
Holy moly, from the moment we walked into Lokal Hotel we were swept away. This hotel is, dare we say it, "GOALS"! Clearly, from our excitement you can tell this isn't your average hotel, the whole place is perfection. The aesthetic and decor had us "oooh and ahhhing" the whole time. We stayed in the Tina room and loved it, but honestly you cant go wrong with any of the other 5 rooms here, especially since our friends over at Jersey Ice Cream Co designed it. We left feeling so inspired, and now we are currently heading back to our apartment to redecorate a bit.
We headed out to Washington D.C. to spend a day with family while they were on vacation. We tried to make the most of our time and get in as much as possible. By the end of the day we were pooped but it was well worth it.
- Hudson, NY
Our time spent in Hudson, NY instantly became one of our favorite adventures upstate. We had no idea how lovely this quaint town would be. Everything was great from the food, to our stay at Rivertown Guesthouse. We were so inspired by every room and corner inside Rivertown Guesthouse. Here's a few of our favorite pictures from our stay.
- St. Michaels, MD
- 308 Watkins Ln
- (410) 745-2200
Who knew that a weekend at The Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond was exactly what we needed after an extremely tiring week. We snuck away to this nautical themed hotel and were swept off our feet with the impeccable hospitality of the staff and the extreme comforts of the room. We shared wine and laughs with new friends, took a boat out into the Chesapeake Bay, and sat in Adirondack chairs while the sun would disappear. If you're in need of an escape, we suggest heading out for a weekend at The Inn at Perry Cabin.
The days were hot, the food was impeccable, and every single house seemed to be just as beautiful as the next. Savannah blew us away with its charm. Here's a few of our favorite film photos from our weekend in Savannah. We hope you enjoy!
We were invited by our good friends over at Zio & Sons to spend an afternoon trying some of the best cocktails made with St-Germain. We stopped by Maison Premiere as our first stop on the bar crawl throughout Brooklyn. As one of favorite places in Brooklyn, we couldn't pass up on a chance to give you a glimpse into this New Orleans styled restaurant right in Williamsburg. Be sure to swing by, order up some plump oysters, and crafted cocktails. Don't forget they have a garden in the back.