If there is one thing that helps get us through the long and hot summers here, it’s taking advantage of all of the amazing in-season produce. From peaches to corn to strawberries, summer arguably has the best produce – and one of our favorites are hatch green chiles from New Mexico. It can be a pretty short season, so we love to stock up and throw them in as many recipes as we can – one of our favorites as of late being mixed in with homemade guacamole atop a smashburger. SO GOOD.
Great food. Good music. Plenty of sunshine. The makings of a perfect summer weekend, right? That’s exactly what our staycation at The Four Seasons Resort and Club in Los Colinas was. We spent a couple of days in Irving soaking up the luxury of The Four Seasons and dancing to Post Malone for fun mini girls’ trip. And to think, we only had to make a short drive up the highway to get there!
We just got back from our first Coachella, and let’s just say we’re already planning Coachella 2019. No exaggeration – it was seriously one of the best experiences. If you followed along on our InstaStories, you probably got the jist.
To be honest, I initially had no desire to go. Kelsie and our friends had it planned for months, and I sorta tagged along last-minute. As in, I bought my wristband the day before the festival, HA (would not recommend.) I’d heard about the crowds and the dirt and the long days, and it sounded like an anxiety attack waiting to happen.But, I can’t tell yall how happy I am they convinced me to go. We were with seasoned Coachella professionals, who gave us tips on surviving the three-day weekend. For most, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so make the most of it, and keep these tips in mind for a fun and safe weekend! [Read more…]
We haven’t done a “What We’re Loving” post in a hot minute, so we have some thangs to catch up on. How’s this new-ish year going for everyone? January seemed never ending, but it was a fun-filled month for the Aziz sisters. We tried new restaurants, caught up with friends, spent a lot of time in the kitchen, and started planning for exciting things in the near future! I feel like that ~New Year energy~ carried throughout January instead of losing its luster after the first week. We’ve stuck to our renovated resolutions (for the most part) and plan to keep in movin’ through this next month.
Speaking of moving…we’re also in the middle of a move, and we’re so ready for a change! If you have packing tips, please let us know because this is NOT our strong suit. While relocating is a total pain, this is the perfect excuse to revamp our home décor, and we’re finding lots of inspo across the web. Some of which we’ve listed below! [Read more…]
Hotel bars can be so damn blah. Right? They get a bad rap for being stale and drab with sub-par drinks and average food. Easy targets for weary corporate travelers. But, the new bar in Hotel Crescent Court is essentially the opposite. Settled in the stunning lobby of the historic Dallas hotel, Beau Nash is a chic new spot for visitors and locals to enjoy light bites, sip champagne and wind down with a craft cocktail.
Single or taken, romantic or NOPE – we can all at least agree Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to indulge in great food and too much chocolate. Riiiight? Whether you want a candlelit dinner set on white table cloths or a laid-back setting for a Galentine’s celebration – Dallas restaurants have ya covered. And, they’re armed with a slew of specials, themed dishes and prix fixe menus.
Kelsie and I usually host an annual Galentine’s Day party at our place, and it’s become one of our favorite get togethers! Unfortunately, we’re in the middle of a move and half of our kitchen is in boxes. NOT ideal for hosting. Or living. So, we’ve been brainstorming for a Plan B celebration. That very well may mean we take advantage of one of those fancy dinner-for-two specials listed below. Hey, there’s no disclaimer that says it has to be enjoyed with your S.O., yanno?
If you’re hosting a Galentine’s Day soiree (highly recommend), check out these parties for a little inspo (here, here and here)! Fellow single people – don’t let this Hallmark Holiday bum you out. For real. I used to view it as a very pink, flowery reminder I was very solo. But now we see it as a time to celebrate ~love~ of friends, family and food. And champagne.
Week two of 52 in the books. We’ve officially broken in the 2018 planners (or bullet journals?) and are feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to attack the new year. Honestly, that refresh and recharge part took a little longer than usual after we spent the last bit of 2017 in Italy with family! Pasta, pizza, wine, repeat. It was everything and more, but we were surprisingly ready to return to a routine come January.
As we reflect on 2017 and look ahead to ’18, the topic of resolutions undoubtedly pops up. I’ve never really been a fan of New Year’s Resolutions. If you want to change something…change it, why wait for a day on a calendar? Easier said than done, I know.
While goal-setting is important year-round, I do appreciate that the beginning of a year provides the blank slate sometimes needed to set your sights on what to achieve or change in the coming months.
Hiiii y’all! Less than a week away from Christmas – we seriously can’t believe it! If you’re still pulling together your holiday menus, we’ve got the answer to a quick but festive + beautiful cheeseboard that will impress your friends + family. You can’t ask for more!
Who wouldn’t want to wake up on Christmas morning, or really any morning, to the smell of homemade cinnamon rolls baking in the oven? And then digging into the pillowy, buttery, sugary roll – it doesn’t get much better. TRUST US.
Have y’all been doing all of the holiday things lately? We’ve been trying to fit in as many holiday activities this year – we started with a fun Christmas party at Nordstrom, and then watched the Dallas Holiday Parade with our sweet friend Alex from Eat Style Dallas on Saturday (S/O to the Neimans staff who did not kick us out for our champagne-fueled run through the store). Sunday was spent cooking and shooting some of our favorite Christmas meals to share with y’all with the NSYNC and Pentatonix Christmas albums on repeat in the background.