Houston seemed like it was going to mostly skip spring and go right to summer this week, since it was 90 and humid on Monday. But, by Wednesday, we got a cool front making it breezy and in the 70s. I stepped out to go grab lunch and decided to walk to the farmer's market instead. I'm so glad I did! It was great to be in the sunshine and away from the computer for an hour and it was the kind of weather that I wish I could bottle and enjoy all year long. I also got a grilled cheese and green tomato sandwich because I needed to eat anyway. It was delicious.
Reflecting pool, vendor tents, skyscrapers, trees, and sky. Best lunch break I've had in a while!
My friend Miranda commented on this post that she would hang out with me whenever I wanted to, so I immediately set something up. We went out on Wednesday night for tapas at Mi Luna ($3 sangria and $3 plates, such a good deal!). Then we went to Kendra Scott because they had champagne and cupcakes, and then we went and had ice cream because that was my entire motivation for the evening. The place we went to had bread and butter ice cream that I sampled and well, it tasted like bread and butter. It was so weird but kind of good. I stuck with my favorites there - Cafe Sua Da (Vietnamese coffee) and Nutella with marshmallows in a cone that was still warm.
I wanted a pic of my ice cream so Miranda took one "fashion blogger style" | Pretty necklaces at Kendra Scott, stolen from Miranda's Instagram
Favorite Thing I Learned:
I got to go to a client appreciation lunch for work this week and there was a speaker who was a wardrobe consultant. It was a really cool presentation - she had racks of clothes and suggested how you could pair them, especially at work. She gave a tip that I thought was genius - when you're trying on clothes in the dressing room, lean forward in the mirror to make sure you don't.... spill out. I can't tell you how many times I've bought something and worn it to work, only to realize anyone tall standing over me can see a little too much. I will definitely do that from now on.
Favorite (new) thing about Houston:
I love this mural. I want to take pictures in front of it. Which local friend with a DSLR wants to meet me? I will pay you in coffee or wine or Heights antique store shopping time, your choice.
I stole this off of someone's flikr and don't have an account so I couldn't source it correctly...
Favorite thing I'm excited about:
My nieces are coming to Houston for two weeks at the end of June and I am already excited! They have never stayed that long before, but since they live in Oklahoma now, it's quite the drive to get them here. They're going to be 6 and almost 14 (!!!) so beyond a slumber party at my house, I don't know what to do with them. I'm definitely taking a few days off to hang out, though.
The only thing I have planned for this weekend is adding to our summer wardrobes - Andrew and I both need some new stuff. I also finally found a purse after months of looking for one and it isn't exactly cheap... but I think Bauer wants his mama to have a nice Mother's Day present, don't you?
Linking up with Amanda and for Five on Friday!