Thursday, April 30, 2015

Inspiration ::: Cutoffs

I am having the hardest time finding jean shorts that I feel comfortable in.  I can't stand the too short or too tight, so here are some of the fits I'm looking for and failing! Help!!





















Moral of the story?  Sincerely Jules knows how to do cutoffs.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nashville ::: Biscuit Love


Over the weekend I drove from Chicago to Nashville with my mom and two cousins to run the Country Music Half Marathon.  The race fell on the same weekend as my boy Steve's birthday, so he met us there and we stayed through yesterday to enjoy all the delicious fried food, rocking music and gallons of beer Nashville has to offer.


We finished!  Go us, that was all we were looking for.


The next day Steve and I waited over an hour in line to get some biscuits at Biscuit Love.


The restaurant just opened this year after three years as a very successful food truck.


All the meat is cut to order.


So. Much.  Prosciutto.



The bloody mary's were just as we like them.  Spicy and huge.


We got cheese grits with tomato gravy, fried eggs and the greatest kale I've ever had.  The other dish they call the "Dirty Princess," hot fried chicken on a biscuit covered in sausage gravy.  It was outrageously good.



I need to go eat something now.

--Allie

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Inspiration ::: Weekend Getaway


I got summer weekend getaways on my mind as of late...
Sunnies (Karen Walker), Neon Bracelet (Max & Chloe), Tassel Bracelet (Sonya Renee), Hat (Janessa Leone), Overalls (Polo Ralph Lauren), Sandals (Sophia Webster),  Bag (Monserat De Lucca).

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hawaii ::: Lahaina

We left The Big Island early the next morning and headed to Maui.


Snow covered tips, at the top of the summit from above Hawaii.




What a sight from above...

....Ahloa! Welcome to Maui!


The landscape in Maui was so lush and green compared to The Big Island.

The mountains are the shining stars, and give impressive views from all sides of the island.





I was super excited to come upon Mick Fleetwood's restaurant after seeing them perform in February, followed by a month straight of Fleetwood Mac music only.

We stopped in the town of Lahaina to grab some brunch, as it was 10 am, only few places were offering food before noon so we ended up at Sugar Cane .


The early morning had welcomed a rain storm, but by the time we got to the downtown area the rain had cleared and was replaced by a sunny day.


After brunch (which was delicious!), we walked a few blocks to one of the biggest banyan trees in the United States. 

Lahania Banyan Court Park stood in-between the shops and restaurants and the boardwalk where all the tourist boats were docked ready to take people on their next adventure.



It's so beautiful how they branches of the banyan trees reach out as far as they can go while still holding onto one another and their roots.



Postcards from Maui <3


When we were finally able to check into our Air B&B, we went straight to the beach right off of our apartment. 



This private beach was occupied by people every few yards since March is actually Hawaii's off season. Which just meant more peace and quiet.


The view from the beach looking back at our place.


We walked up the apartment and sat on the balcony for sunset.


Have I mentioned yet that this was a Monday....






The locals play horns to celebrate the warmth and nutrients the sun provided us that day.


We got dinner downtown and decided to call it an early night because we had woken up so early that day.



But not before sitting on the beach for a few minutes to enjoy the peace, quiet and stillness which is the beautify of Maui, the island.




We  went to bed that night ready and excited to take on the adventures the next day promised.