Thursday night in RVA

Last Thursday night my girlfriend twisted my arm (yeah right) to head over to Hardywood Brewery for some craft beers and food truck action (so trendy).  If you haven’t done this and reside in the RVA area, DO IT!  It’s a lot of fun, the worst part was trying to decide which food truck to go after.  Sooooo many options made it sooooo difficult for this girl with big eyes and a small stomach.

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So I went with….

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The Dog Wagon!  I ordered the “All American Dog” with garlic fries, and it was amaze balls!!  I love hot dogs, I don’t care if it’s pig butt, it’s damn good!

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Can’t wait to tackle the other food trucks!

What’s your favorite food truck?

 

A Beautiful Day for a Wedding

Last weekend I attended a close friend’s wedding at beautiful Belle Haven, and let me tell you, it was ah-maz-zingggg!  Everything from the weather to the venue to the food, it was just perfect.  Belle Haven is a whimsical historic estate overlooking the James River.  Check out some of the snaps below of the property.  My classy iPhone pictures don’t even do this place justice.

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Loved how different all the bridesmaids dresses were.

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This barn above was beautifully restored and hosted as the cocktail reception.

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Inside the beautiful tent with the most gorgeous flowers from Southern Blooms.

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The seating arrangement and favors were put together as one.  The mother of the groom made her famous homemade jam for everyone.  Can’t wait to try it!

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The food was unbelievable.  Usually I’m not blown away by wedding food, but this filet, asparagus, and potato au gratin were absolutely sensational.  A flavor party in my mouth.

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Group shot with my fabulous ladies.

I didn’t end up going with Rent The Runway for a dress because when all was said and done, the dress and necklace I wanted to rent ended up being $85, and I just couldn’t do it.  Knowing I’d spend $85 and have to return it within 24 hours really turned me off.  The dress I wanted was only $45 but they tack on insurance and dry cleaning fees and it adds up.  I think I will try them out though for a black tie wedding I’m going to in October.

How’s wedding season going for everyone else?

 

 

 

Shipping up to Boston

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Hope everyone had a dandy weekend!  I flew home to Boston to  spend some time with my crazy family.  We literally are nuts when we are together, the good kind, if that’s possible.  I am so fortunate and blessed to have a wacky, funny,  loving, inappropriate at times…family.  Below are some snaps from the weekend.  Check ya’ll later!

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Cheese&wine, nothing quite pairs like it…maybe chocolate.

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OOTD for Sunday mass.

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My baby enjoying the sunshine.

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Got to spend some time with my homegirl.

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Loving my new Nordstroms sunglasses, only $12.  Shop them here.

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Tuesday feels like a Monday

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Back to the grind we go.  Hope everyone had a spectacular Memorial Day weekend, can’t believe it’s already over!  This summer is going to fly by.  My weekend was filled with pool, food, cocktails, sun, reading, laughing, dancing, and eating a cheeseburger and french fries at 2AM on Sunday morning.  Check out my recap.  Hope your Tuesday is flying by and remember, only 3 more days till the weekend!

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Had such great weather this weekend in Central VA, was able to lay out everyday thanks to my SPF75 (pale girl problems)

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Something about skinny cans that make me feel like I’m drinking 0 calories beer, if only that were true…

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Nothing like a game of corn hole on a perfect Saturday night with a PBR tall boy (don’t judge, throw a lime in there and they are pretty damn good).

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My boyfriend and I polished this bad boy off in just 3 days.  I squealed with excitement when I found this in a grocery store down here in VA.  I grew up on this every summer back in bean town.

Speaking of bean town, I’m heading home this weekend to celebrate the greatest man alive, aka my dad.  Cannot wait to drop my R’s and drink dunkies all day’errday…at least until Monday morning when I fly back to RVA.

 

 

Saturday sippin at Pippin Hill Vineyard

Yesterday was a beautiful day to sip some bubbly at Pippin Hill Vineyard.  This is one of my favorite Vineyards in central Virginia because of the stellar views, delicious food, and of course the reds, whites, and rosé!

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A few of us ladies certainly got “extra” fabulous yesterday.  Lots of tastings and bottle purchasing.

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The food was incredible, we literally ordered the left size of the menu and sampled a little bit of everything.  That’s my go to move with larger groups, order everything and eat sample everything.

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Oh just casually rocking a flower crown.  How gorgeous is that?  I stole it from the bride to be for a quick photo op.

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Overall it was a beautiful day with great friends, and I can’t wait to celebrate the nuptials next month!

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Hope you all had a magical weekend, xoxo!