GET READY W/ ME | brunch, outfit details + full face of makeup

GET READY WITH ME as I head out to a bottomless brunch *typical*
I do my entire makeup look, attempt winged liner again, and share my outfit details! You can find all deets below.

As always, thank you for spending your time with me XOXO

Jumpsuit:
Jean jacket: Old Navy

PRODUCTS:
Benefit POREfessional
CYO lifeproof foundation in 101
Colourpop no filter foundation in light 60
Tarte shape tape in light fair neutral
Coty airspun loose face powder
Essence luminous matt bronzing powder in 01 sunshine
Pretty Vulgar make them blush in hush blush
PUR Cosmetics sculptor highlight and contour palette
IT Cosmetics brow power pencil in universal taupe
Mario Badescu rosewater spray
Tweezerman eyelash curler
Lancome Monsieur big mascara
Stila stay all day liquid lipstick in patina

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NASH BASH – How to Plan a Bachelorette Weekend in Nashville

“SO YOU WANNA SAY ‘YEEHAW’ AND EAT CHICKEN & BISCUITS
IN THE CITY OF MUSIC, YES?”


*HUGE shout-out to my MOH for planning a killer bachelorette trip and making it so memorable. xoxo

Nashville is a fu*#ing blast – and don’t @ me about it. It’s not here to play, and it’s not for the faint of heart. It is, however, a good compromise between Crazy Vegas Party and Laid Back Charleston. And that’s why I chose it for my bachelorette weekend.

NO REGRETS.

You will eat some of the best food, meet some of the nicest people, and rock out 24/7 to live country music *and some other genres occasionally* Our time was limited as we went on a Saturday through Monday trip. In case you are wondering if the City of Music shuts down on Sundays, it doesn’t. You will still be able to eat all the good food and dance to the beat of live music – all while enjoying crowded but not packed bars (my friends and I don’t like being squished like sardines any more than you do).

First things first – rent an AirBNB house! Live a little bit of a lush life while you’re there. It’s worth it, treat yoself! Especially considering you can rent a house nightly for the price of a hotel room rate. You may be a short Uber ride into downtown, but it will be SO worth it and a little bit of luxury never hurt no one. Here is a link to the house we stayed in. Highly recommend for a group of 7-10 or so people.

HERE’S WHAT I’D RECOMMEND:

  1. You must must MUST take part in the Ponton Saloon (essentially a booze cruise with good country jams and BYOB) 
  2. DEFINITELY eat brunch at the Tavern over the weekend (worth the wait but you can also call ahead on your way there to put your name in) and while you wait you can drink at the bar HEYOOOO
  3. More places to EAT:
    Nashville hot chicken and Mac n cheese – ACME
    Solid choice for casual lunch and drinks – Jason Aldean’s Kitchen & Rooftop Bar
    Grab coffee – 8th and Roast
  4. Hit the BARS baby – Tootsies, ACME, Nudie’s, and Honky Tonk Central are all blasts day or night.
    *A lot of the bars are open until 3 AM which makes for a bomb ass time if your group can rally 

Essentially, Nashville is a hell of a time and a lot to fit in while there for 48 hours – but it is doable! The food is great, people are chatty, and bar scene is poppin’ off. Already thinking about another girl’s trip because there is so much to see and do.

Have you been to Nashville or are you thinking of planning a trip?! LMK if you’ve heard of other site-seeing I didn’t mention as I’d love to know for my next NASH BASH.

 


Xoxo,
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Wanderlust Wednesday: El Camino Real

“BBQ & Mexican food – what an incredible combo.”

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Located at 1040 N. 2nd Street in Northern Liberties, Philadelphia is this phenomenal Mexican/Texas BBQ restaurant called El Camino Real. I have had just about everything from this menu, and now I can say I’ve been there for brunch!

They offer BBQ, they offer Mexican, they even offer a combination of both! Think: pulled pork in a quesadilla (ie: “Pulled Pork-a-Dilla”). It’s a combination sent from above. Image result for praise emoji

For this particular post, I visited El Camino on a Sunday morning for brunch while my family was visiting. Thus, I have a few plates to share – and boy, were they delicious.

First and most importantly, my meal. LMAO. No but really, we’re starting with me. I got the brown sugar french toast, with bananas and sweet cream. This was so good. It was a large portion and filled me up, but did not overdo it.

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My mom also got the same plate – and totally enjoyed it.

My fiance went a little more “classic brunch” and got the huevos rancheros. This dish is topped with a fried egg, cheddar, scallions, and “crema” sauce. He loved it! Our expectations were definitely exceeded once we began to dig in.

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My dad was probably the most venturous of all and ordered sausage gravy over sausage and biscuits, eggs, and potato hash. And tbh, this looked the best OF ALL. So savory and delicious. He cleaned the entire plate.

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So that was our brunch! I would certainly return to this location – it was a hit with my family. On another note, prices are also reasonable. If you’re willing to do some brunchy boozin’ that option is also available with Bloody Mary’s and margaritas!

El Camino is well-rounded and should receive praise for being that way.

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Sabrina’s Cafe

“Name your favorite brunch food and I guarantee they have it.”

Philadelphia has yet another showstopper brunch location, and that is Sabrina’s Cafe. Pancakes, waffles, stuffed French toast, burgers, brunch specials, coffee, the list goes on and on. Now.. if you didn’t gather from a previous post of mine, I am a ginormous fan of Green Eggs (see review here). Like, I’ll rave about it until the end of time.

But… Sabrina’s is a huge contender for my #1 spot. This is one of the most outstanding brunch spots in Philly.

 Now, on with it.

I’ve had everything from breakfast food (French toast) to lunch goodies (burgers/sandwiches). Though a small detail, coffee is obviously v important to me on a Sunday morning, and they always provide me with copious amounts of that as well.

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I have to say, French toast is a favorite of mine anywhere. In particular, the Stuffed Challah French Toast at Sabrina’s is especially tasty. Layered between two thick slices of French toast is a combination of cream cheese, bananas, and honey. A brunch-goer’s DREAM.

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I have also had their Black Angus burger with lettuce, tomato, provolone, and sautéed onions. Cooked to perfection, this burger was enough to feed two people! But obviously, as you can guess, I ate it all. I have to mention it was complimented by some of the best fries around.

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My fiancé decided to try the brunch special of three burger sliders, topped with ham and other delightful condiments. I have no doubt he liked it because he also devoured the entire meal and cleaned his plate. We also continue to come back fairly consistently, so…

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If you’re in the area, there are five Sabrina’s locations: Italian Market, Art Museum, University City, Wynnewood, and (the only Jersey location) Collingswood. It might also help to note that, at least at Wynnewood, you can call ahead and put your name in! I’m just saying, there’s a reason we are returning customers.

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Wanderlust Wednesday: Green Eggs Cafe

“I’ve been here five times in the past three months.”

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I have nothing but incredibly complimentary adjectives and words to describe this brunch spot. The first time I went to Green Eggs was in October, and I have been back FOUR TIMES since then. It’s cash only, but I’m not mad about it. I think for awhile I had tried every specialty French toast they offered. Most recently, I opted for the savory side of dishes, and tried the Cajun Crab Mac & Cheese. Life changing. I know I’m a bit overdramatic when it comes to good-tasting food, but I have to be. This place is worth the hype, and the wait, whether it’s raining or a blizzard outside.

I really have not had one bad dish from this café, and neither have any of the people I’ve dragged there. The standard French toast options they offer on a daily basis are solid choices, and then the seasonal French toast specials are even better. I’ve had the Pumpkin Cheesecake Stuffed French toast, Salted Caramel Banana Stuffed French Toast, and Crème Brule French Toast. The café is BYOB, but they will serve you a mean specialty latte, which they feature consistently on their specialty menu.

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This time I tried the Cajun Crab Mac & Cheese. Imagine cavatappi pasta drowning in cajuny creamy cheeses with a topping of crab meat.

 

 

 

 

 

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My boyfriend had a specialty sandwich which featured sliced steak with a chipotle cheese mayo topped with onions and peppers.

 

 

 

 

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My colleague had a specialty hash with a combination of diced potatoes, cheese, pork roll, and eggs sunny-side up, with a drizzle of ketchup to top it off.

 

 

 

 

There are three locations of Green Eggs Café in the city of Philadelphia: South Philly (1306 Dickinson St.), Northern Liberties (719 North 2nd St.), and Midtown Village (1301 Locust St). I have been to the South Philly and Northern Liberties locations, both phenomenal. Each time I’ve gone in South Philly, I haven’t bothered waiting for a table and grab a couple seats at their breakfast bar. This saves a lot of time, as the wait for Green Eggs can sometimes be 30-45 minutes – but that’s because it’s a popular spot. In South Philly, there is space to wait inside, whereas in Northern Liberties, you’re stuck out in the elements. Not bad on a sunny afternoon in May, semi-miserable during a blizzard in January. I will say, they are generally pretty quick at turning over tables, as we are usually in and out in about an hour, sometimes even 45 minutes!

Overall, definitely a place worth trying. I mean, I can’t talk it up enough, and it is my favorite location for brunch on the weekends in the city.

Let me know if you have a favorite brunch spot that has a Philly location. Now that I’m obsessed with all things brunch, I’d love to try new places!

Xoxo,
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