Eighty-nine years old and still traveling the world. #GOALS. Three million Instagram followers. Also #GOALS. Baddie Winkle has taken social media by storm with her colorful personality, expressive style and unapologetic attitude. The self-proclaimed “Insta-Granma” just embarked on the trip of a lifetime with Hotels.com to check off spots on her “Badass Bucket List.” Between mixing cocktails on an NYC rooftop, rubbing shoulders with NFL players, and helicoptering over the Grand Canyon – she really is living her best life. And, we’re jealous.
Three months until 2018. LOL NO, WHAT. How does that happen. I think every year goes by faster, or at least we say that every year. Kelsie and I are SUCH planners, we end up planning the days, weeks, months, until all of a sudden, time catches up and the year is almost over?!
Fall is by far our favorite time of year, though. It’s a combo of the football, the comfort food, chunky sweaters and holidays galore. So, we want to savor the next couple of months (or however long it takes Winter to arrive here), and do all the cliché Fall-y things we can! We kicked things off in Germany last week with a trip to surprise our Dad and stumbled upon a Fall harvest festival in Frankfurt – obviously the pumpkins were calling our names.
Great news, friends: fall is around the corner. Never mind the current stifling heat and oppressive humidity – the next season is en route…promise. And, we can confidently say Texans are most excited about two things: 1. The (hopefully) cooler temps, and 2. FOOTBALL SEASON. Maybe football first, actually. It’s time to block off your weekends and dedicate free time to your favorite college and NFL teams. That means an opportunity to combine two of Dallasites’ favorite pastimes: watching allll the football and BRUNCHING.
Luckily, Dallas is brimming with bars and restaurants offering plenty of TVs and brunch dishes to keep you occupied and full all weekend long. Here’s where you’ll find us sippin’ mimosas and cheering on our teams this season:
To us, there is nothing that embodies a Texas summer more than firing up the grill (or, um, watching someone else do it), and grilling dinner in the backyard after a long day in the pool. We literally crave BBQs this time of year – from hamburgers to veggies to steaks to s’mores, grilling = summer, and we recently had *the* best day of BBQ thanks to Toyota.
Hi y’all. Currently in the real world shamelessly daydreaming of pool days, plush hotel beds and no wake-up calls. We recently spent a few fun-filled days at The Omni Dallas, and the staycation left us feeling totally relaxed and reset. We also just returned from a trip abroad and were reminded that finding a vacay in your own backyard beats dealing with nightmarish security lines!
The amazing thing about Dallas is that while it may be home to us, it’s a destination to many. So, for the times we need to get away and can’t book a flight or plan a road trip, there’s sure to be a staycation around the corner. The Omni is a Downtown oasis that boasts more than a few reasons to “staycay,” including a spa, a pool, a handful of delicious restaurants and amazing hospitality.
Tuesdays are my favorite. It’s like I’ve finally shaken off the weekend, powered through the drag of Monday and am officially ready to attack the week. I might like them more than Friday? On Fridays I’m too antsy to escape the office. We planned on spending this past Sunday cooking and cleaning, but decided brunch on Pie Tap’s patio sounded MUCH better. It was a great decision because we discovered their brunch mushroom pizza (topped with an egg) – and it’s a new fave.
Yall, it’s been a busy few weeks. Between birthday celebrations, events galore, and welcoming summer with tons of patio time – the Aziz girls have been goin’ nonstop. We go through these stages where some weeks we love being busy all the time and others we want to avoid social interaction at all costs. Anyone else constantly switch from socialite to shut-in like us?!
This past weekend was the perfect balance of busy and relaxing since we enjoyed a staycation at The Omni (more on that later!) Although we wish we could’ve stayed in those big plush hotel beds a leeetle longer, we’re gearing up for another fun-filled week!
Today’s SUPER fun agenda included unpacking and grocery shopping. While I’m scouring the web for new meal-prep ideas that aren’t chicken and veggies, I’ve rounded up a few things we’re loving these days.
…starting with this new happy hour situation at Ocean Prime. Stop by on weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. for post-work wine and new delicious bites like Baked Oysters Bingo and Short Rib Gouda Tots (YES)
Have you guys survived the week? I think we’re still recovering from last weekend when we celebrated Lexi’s birthday (the big 2-5!!) – we had dinner at Komali and ate pizza and champagne (of course) for brunch at Chelsea Corner – a lot of good food.. and drinks.
Side note: if you’ve followed us lately, you know we’re obsessed with the newly re-opened Chelsea Corner. If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out – the new back patio is perfect for summer!
We’ve started to incorporate more ~lifestyle~ on our Instagram and wanted to do a quick Insta round-up so you can shop some of our favorite outfits lately! A lot of our go-tos are on sale: like these wedges and these shorts!
Hope y’all have the best weekend!! We have a fun staycation planned, so follow along on Insta stories to see where we’re staying and what we’ll be doing! If you’re looking for weekend plans, try one of our favorite patios or cool down with these dishes/drinks.
Can y’all believe it’s almost, basically summer?!? While we’re not so excited for those triple-digit temps, we’re SO glad the sun stays up a little longer each day, giving us ample time + sunshine to enjoy a glass of wine (or two) after work and unwind. Probably on a patio.
Similar to brunch, I more or less live for happy hour – well, we both do, as do I think all of our friends. Long day at work? Happy hour. Got a promotion or completed a big project? Happy hour. Basically, happy hour is the answer to any of our work-week questions, and now, you can find us at Water Grill sipping wine + eating oysters.
Summer is alllmost here, and we’re afraid it’s going to be an *extra* hot one in Dallas (I think we say that every summer?!). We normally spend the summers going from one air-conditioned place to the next, or sitting in the pool with a cold beer and/or marg in hand. And, obviously, because our lives revolve around food, we like to eat (and drink) refreshing dishes in an attempt to keep our mind off of the insane heat.
Luckily, Dallas has no shortage of cool dishes and drinks, and we’ve rounded up some of our favorites for ya!