Chasing Davies

February 13, 2017

Off the Beaten Path: Hammerhand Coffee

 

 
I love playing a tourist in my own city. Often times on the weekends (when the weather and attitudes are right), we have ourselves little family adventures, exploring new parts of our home town (see our last adventure here).  But, I also love finding new and interesting coffee cafes, restaurants and local shops to meet friends or for a date. 

I'm someone that will go the extra mile(s) for the good coffee that is in a unique environment.  And sometimes, the look of a restaurant trumps the best food. I mean, the food has to be good, but it's the whole package.  So, every now and again, I'll try to share some of those unique places that has good food/coffee/shopping, but a unique ambiance - like Hammerhand Coffee in Liberty, MO.

The coffee and food offerings at Hammerhand Coffee were great, right on and worth the extra miles but the sweet turquoise tile detail on the wall and counter and chairs coupled with the lovely table in the sunny bay windows, made this coffee shop worth heading to Liberty for!  It's also in the historic downtown part of the city of Liberty, surrounded by other cute little shops, restaurants and tree lined sidewalks.  It's definitely worth the trip outside the KCMO metro area for that good cup of coffee, snack and time in a new area.

Any other unique places I must check out??

{Outfit Details: Long Sweater Cardigan - last year's Loft (similar herehere and here), Jeans, Tank (another options here), Sneakers (this version is on super sale!), Necklace c/o Tulip, Ring, Lips}


Photos by the talented Elizabeth of Elizabeth Ladean Photography.  
She shoots portraits, engagements/weddings and lifestyle sessions all around Kansas City.  You can follow here on Facebook here and on Instagram here to see more of her work!
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February 9, 2017

Healthy Girlfriend Date: Pilates & Brunch

 

 
It's always a good weekend when one of my very favorites comes to town!  My college friend and old roomie, Katie, lives in DC, but has family back here (Kansas City), so we make the most of our visits. She uses ClassPass, so we also get in workouts. It's great to have friends keep you accountable and make working out fun.  A year ago, she introduced me to Pilates on the Reformer.  It is especially amazing for your core and all the tiny muscles that support your posture (i.e. keep you looking tall and standing up straight). 

So, this last weekend, we hit up a class at Core Continuum in Westport (where Ruby Juicery is), and then walked over to Westport Cafe & Bar for brunch.  I even stuck to a healthier order (since I'm still watching what I eat!) and drank all the water. I love brunch/breakfast, because it's actually an easier meal to eat healthier at. After brunch, we walked back to my car in the sunshine, and I was thinking was a wonderful - and healthy - time we had!  I love when you can combine two important things - like working out and spending time with friends!

{Outfit Details: Grey Sweater Coat - old from ASOS (similar here and here), Camo T-shirt, Black Leggings, Pom-Pom Sneakers, Bucket Bags - Madewell (similar); Katie's Green Sneakers}




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February 7, 2017

Favorite Wears: Pink & Burgundy


 
Back at it again with another pink and burgundy mix (see last pink, burgundy & red outfit here!) - what can I say, I'm feelin' these colors.  I'm also really ready for a bit warmer temps so I can forgo tights altogether. I'm ready to wear skirts and dresses again. I used to be all about the tights, but for some reason, I'm just not digging them.  The crotch always starts to sag midday, they bunch around the toes and rub weird between my toes and shoes, and either go up way too high, or are too low.  So the last two years, I've not worn nearly the about of skirts and dresses as I once did!

So, if you have any awesome tight recommendations - I'm all ears (and legs!).  In the meantime, when I get desperate to wear a good skirt or dress, especially for a night out, I'll just bare it!

{Outfit Details: Sweater - couple years ago from Banana Republic (similar), Skirt - ASOS (similar), Booties, Moto Jacket, Sunnies, Necklace - old from Target (similar), Earrings, Ring, Bracelet, Clutch - old (similar)}






Photos by the talented Elizabeth of Elizabeth Ladean Photography.  
She shoots portraits, engagements/weddings and lifestyle sessions all around Kansas City.  You can follow here on Facebook here and on Instagram here to see more of her work!
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