You guys might remember the tea party I co-hosted a couple of months ago…well, we did it again! My friend Jessica and I, together with our squad, The Blog Exchange, had our quarterly party. We wanted to celebrate summer so we decided what better way to enjoy that sunshine than to have a picnic…on the beach. Am I right? Those of you who follow me on Snapchat (my username is copycatchic) and on Instagram (also copycatchic) you got to see a little sneak preview! We gathered up some local blogger friends and partnered with some fun sponsors to make it all happen. On to the pictures and pretty details!
Okay folks I’m freshly back from Alt Summit and Salt Lake City. I wanted to share with you some of the great places I visited in case you find yourself in that neck of the woods. It was my first time in Utah and I’d love to go back, especially in the fall. I think SLC would be amaaaazing in the fall. So without further ado, here’s the next stop in my 36 hours series: Salt Lake City in 36 hours and under $500!
|NHMU | slc county building*|
|LA BARBA COFFEE | FINCA|
You’ve got to start the morning off on the right foot and this is the place to do it! $4
Okay you guys, two words for you here about Passion Flour: VEGAN CROISSANTS. I think the sun has a special ray of light that shines down on this place all. the. time. $6
natural history museum of utah
T his museum is a fun place to spend the day. This landmark building was built to look like a part of the base of the mountains. Great place to go with kids…or even with no kids. $13
I had a quick meal here and got the pesto pasta and a milkshake, both vegan of course. And it was delish! $15
If you’re traveling with kids, this is the place to be! $9.50
HYATT house salt lake city
This is one of Salt Lake City’s newest hotels and it was awesome. I stayed at a different hotel the first few nights while at Alt Summit and I had roommates. SO when I moved over to the Hyatt house it felt so luxurious to have my own suite. A kitchen, living room area and bathroom all to myself. Loved it. The bed was suuuper comfy and the TV swiveled around from facing the living room to facing the bed. Pure awesome. The customer service was top notch too. So helpful. They have this great list of equipment that you can “borrow” while there, from baby high chairs to curling irons. So cool right? Everything was brand spanking new and there was a fun lounge area to hang out in downstairs. Oh and free hot breakfast in the morning? Yes. Please. And can I just say, the price can’t be beat? I priced out the room at $100/night. Pretty sweet deal if you ask me! $100
Alice Lane is definitely one of SLC’s best home decor shops. A definite must visit!
I had dinner at Finca during Alt as part of the Minted sponsored dinner. I was SO happy to be a part of it because Minted’s dinner was in high demand and spots filled up within 10 mins of being announced! The dinner theme was black and white and we were seated in the private dining room. Let me tell you it was GORGEOUS. The wall was covered in luscious black, floral wallpaper and Minted hung some of their art prints selection in modern gold frames. It was stunning. And to top it off Minted used some of their new home collection (napkins, table runners, etc) to outfit the tabletop. The menus and place cards (printed by Minted, of course) coordinated perfectly. No detail was left unfinished. It was a good night. Oh and the food, let me tell you, the food…was just as perfect as the decor. We had some tasty grub and plenty of it. I’ll definitely be going back! $60
Omar’s is a raw restaurant if you didn’t pick that up from the name already 😉 They serve lunch and dinner BUT I really want to talk about the dessert. Because…you guys, raw vegan cheesecake. Yep, you read that correctly, cheeeeesecake. Hello. $8
|PASSION FLOUR | BOHEM|
|capitol building* | sunset in slc|
|ZEST | PUBLIK COFFEE|
I had brunch at Zest on Saturday and it was one of the best ways to start a weekend. Hands down. I had the savory chickpea pancakes and man, they were tasty. One of the friends I was with got the buckwheat pancakes and highly recommended those too. I’d love to go back for dinner sometime, because I hear they have some crazy good cocktails. $20
LA BARBA COFFEE
Another tasty local favorite for coffee shop. A friend told me that the locally-owned coffee shops in Salt Lake are so good that Starbucks keeps open up shops and then closing them back down again. Pretty awesome, right? Shop local! $4
Iconic. Stately. Beautiful. Just yes.
Buds is 100% plant based. They have super fun things on the menu like BBQ jackfruit. I mean, come on, you’ve gotta try jackfruit at least once in your life right? $10
Salt Lake City has a great zoo. So fun for the whole family. $15
Hipsters paradise in Salt Lake City. This shop has all the modern goods that the inner artist in you, could ever want. Seriously inspiring and worth a peek!
I’ve heard you have to make reservations at this place at least 3 months in advance. Luckily when I searched for a spot the day of, they had one availability at like 8:45pm, but still. Tasty bites worth every penny! $90
You guys, you guys…this place has vegan Twinkies! I’m dying right now because I didn’t get to go to this place before heading home. But please, if you’re in SLC, go here and get a vegan twinkie (called a Dillo) and tell me how ‘mazing it is, mkay? $5
|Minted Black and White Dinner at Finca. Image c/o Amber Reverie.|
|The florals where gorgeous!**|
|Dinner conversation 😉 **|
|San Francisco Bay Area Bloggers: Rachelle, Sally, Jessica, me and Megan|
|Waiting to speak…do I look nervous? 😉 With Miranda and Alison.**|
I hope you enjoyed my little foray around Salt Lake City! I know I did and I can’t wait to go back…those vegan croissants and twinkies are calling my name! 😉
The custom card option is new this year. Oh and we also had Minted print out the “to” and “from” addresses on our envelopes. SO easy. I’m totally doing this from now on!
Can you believe that you can still order cards and get them by Christmas Eve? Crazy fast turn-around. Also don’t forget to use the code WINTER15 for 15% off!
It’s Monday today and I have a fun giveaway for you all 🙂 Today’s giveaway is hosted by a company I’ve worked with a few times already and it’s always been a pleasure.
You’ve probably heard of Minted from their amazing invitations, holiday cards and business cards, but they have an amazing and unique line of art prints from a crew of really talented artists. I’ve used their prints a lot in client work and room redos and I even used some in my One Room Challenge bathroom makeover. Minted makes it so easy to find unique art with the different artists they partner with. I also love that they offer limited edition art, it definitely makes a piece more precious.
I also added a couple of new prints to the gallery wall we have going on in the living room. It’s been the same since for a couple of years now and it really needed a refresh 🙂
I decided to go with these prints because they really complimented and accented the pieces we already had.
Now for the fun part! Would you like to win $500 to Minted for some artwork of your very own? A winner will be chosen on May 11th, 2015. Good luck!
Click here to enter!