adventuring Dallas.

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Hello lovelies,
I can’t believe the end of summer has just about arrived. Luckily, the transition between summer and winter in California is basically non-existent, which equals more beach days! Can you say woop-woop? 

  
To me, this summer was all about seeing new places and exploring. Somewhere that I have been wanting to go for quite some time was to visit my best friend in Dallas, Texas. 
As soon as I arrived, we stopped by a country bar and I was greeted by some authentic country songs and Texan people. One thing I couldn’t get over was how FRIENDLY everyone was. I’m pretty sure I asked her why so many people were smiling and saying hi that I didn’t know.. Because in California that just doesn’t happen! I loved the friendliness of everyone there. 

  
As we knew that it was a short 2.5 day trip, we tried to fit as much activity and city-seeing in the itinerary as humanly possible! The following morning we made it out to a cute artsy section of town called Bishop Arts. AKA… Boutiques and coffee shops galore! I loved walking around this area and seeing all the sights this place had to offer. Every time the heat started to get to us, we would bolt into a coffee shop, my favorites being Davis Street Espresso and the Wild Detective. 

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Next, we made it to downtown, and brunched-it-up! As I sit here writing this post, I am drooling over all the amazing food I had in this city. Looking back at all the pictures doesn’t even do it justice. The diversity and authenticity of it all was to die for! And of course, couldn’t leave without some real Texas BBQ…

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I was so amazed by how many artsy walls this city had! Every building was basically picture-perfect. Can you say “blogger’s paradise?” Because no really, it was. If I lived here I would never have a boring backdrop!

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Although I had so much fun seeing a new place and culture, it wouldn’t have been complete without my best friend by my side. Sometimes all you need are you oldest friends and conversations that last ’til the wee hours of the morning. It was so fun having a sleepover again, just like when we were young as it has been so long since our last one.   

Til next time…

Xoxo,
Lena

fair food is the best food. 

  
Hello wonderfuls,

Now I don’t know about you, but a fair is like a big kid’s playground. Yes, I am a big kid. From young to old, there are things to do and of course there is the universal item that binds all together: FOOD! I’m all about that foodie life and there are so many years worth of delectable items that I could eat every year until death… Or a heart attack from all those fried foods. Regardless, let me just name a few of my top items I need to try next year. 

A) Fried cheesecake 

B) Fried klondike bar (I mean, I’m already obsessed with the normal ones as it is, and fried icecream is amazing so I can only imagine what melty chocolatey goodness this could be!)

C) Smores covered caramel apple  

Oh hey, are your mouths watering yet?! I’m a little disappointed in myself for staying semi-healthy with the classic buttery corn. Anyhow, the fair is always a blast and I am oh so thankful to have gotten to go before it closed for the year! 
Now, if you’re anything like me (around 5’9… Aka freakishly tall for a girl…), dress shopping can be a nightmare. Dresses? You mean those things that seem to be long enough for everyone else but barely covers your behind and actually just looks like a t-shirt? Yeah, those things. Where do tall girls find a dress that is actually appropriately long enough? Never to fear, eShakti is here! This site allows you to purchase fully customizable clothing. All I did was enter in my height and size, and…. 
TA-DA! A dress that actually touches my knees! Uh… What is life right now?

  I hope you all are having the most delightful of weeks!

Xoxo,

Lena 

@itslenatime