September 19, 2012

Perfect Sunday

I don't think I've ever had a more perfect Sunday in my life.

It started with my family going over to my boyfriends parents house for brunch and everyone met each other for the first time. Yikes!

It all went well and the food was delicious. They served mimosa's, bloody mary's, coffee, and juice. They also had the best bagels and cream cheese, fresh fruits and fresh whipped cream, an egg dish, cheese-y hash browns, and muffins. After we all ate ourselves into comas me and my family headed back home.

My sister was in town and so we finally had her all to ourselves. We have seen her many times this summer but she was always busy with wedding and reception business. And my mom and I kidnapped her and set off on the town.

We went shopping all over the city and eventually ended up in the Como Park neighborhood of St. Paul for a late lunch/dinner.

We ate at my families best kept secret... that I'm now choosing to share it with you all. Muffaletta.

They are few and far between but you can find Muffaletta sandwiches at various restaurants. The best place to get them is New Orleans but since that's not accessible on a regular basis this is just as good to me.

In case you don't know, a Muffaletta is a sandwich made of pastrami, ham, salami, and probably other meats I don't know about. It's then topped off with pepper jack cheese and a mixture of olives and other yummy stuff. They serve it with a choice of french fries, sweet, potato fries, or a salad.

We ate and chatted for a long time before heading off to do more shopping and then wrapping up our day. I had a mini Muffaletta and the regular one is about twice the size.

IT IS AMAZING. And you need to check it out. Promise...?


Let me know if you check it out!


September 10, 2012

British Invasion

It's coming. And I'm so excited for it. Many of you don't know what I'm talking about right now but I hope that after this blog you will be just as excited as I am.

(From the Nasty Gal Spellbound lookbook)

My obsession with British fashion sites has hit an all-time high. Most recently it has been brought to my attention that TOPSHOP will now be offered in Nordstrom stores and online for us normal folk who don't live in big cities... or in Britain.

Now sadly I haven't been able to justify buying off of websites from across the pond because shipping is utterly expensive and I'm not sure a sweater is worth double the money because of shipping costs, even from within the US. It just seems ridiculous and is only done by me under special occasions.

So to get you a little more excited and obsessed about TOPSHOP coming (I don't want to be alone!) I'm going to show you a nice little video and list the other websites I am in love with.

Even though I can't buy off of them it doesn't mean I can't online window shop... right...? :)

Here's the video (It won't post in the blog for some reason)

TOPSHOP United States website
TOPSHOP at Nordstrom
Nasty Gal United States website
Missguided ships to the US but it's so expensive
ZARA United States website

I thought of posting my favorite pieces from each site... but then this would become a very long blog.

Take a look at these and let me know what you think 


Music Monday: Frank Ocean

I would like to call attention to Frank Ocean's new album Channel ORANGE for many reasons.

1) The lyrics are amazing.

2) Once you get past the fact that it's not bumping dance music you realize that R&B isn't appreciated as much as other genres and it deserves a chance.

3) It's just cool.

So take a listen on Spotify, YouTube, or Itunes sometime. I am not a huge R&B fan but after listening to Sweet Life and Forest Gump I have learned to love the entire album. Start with those songs and see where it takes you.

Here's his video for Swim Good:

September 4, 2012

My wonderland is changing forms

It's true. Yesterday I moved back to university. *Sigh*

I'll make a longer blog about it later and maybe take some pictures of my room / favorite spots on campus to show you all. However, for now I'm going to sit here on pinterest and dream of the things I'd rather be doing. Classes start tomorrow so it's off to bed early as soon as I pick out my outfit for class.

Who am I kidding - I love school and I'm super excited for classes to start. But given the option I'd rather be doing these things and blogging about them. Weeeeeeeeeee.

Is anyone else starting school? What are you and aren't you looking forward to?