July Treats

Date Night | Sea Salt Nashville 

Sometimes when life gets busy, you need a date night. A night to dress up and feel gorgeous for no specific reason. A night to talk and pretend you are the only one in the room. Whether you are dating yourself or someone else, give yourself a break and feel fabulous! Join me as I give some details on my most recent date night…

For looks on this weekday date night, I got my hair done by the amazing April from Panache Salon and Spa in Bowling Green. I slipped on my dress after a short nap and took my sweet time getting ready.

My dress is made by Sienna Sky and I found this at TJ Max! I love it! It has a cropped length, cut outs on the side and thick straps so I’m never pulling on it.

 

 

It was a Wednesday night and there was no occasion. I poured myself a glass of wine, put on a dress and took my sweet time putting my makeup on. He showed up at my door and picked me up. I still get butterflies in my stomach sometimes and I’ve learned that’s what makes date nights fun because you get to remind yourself why you are dating the person you are.

He drove us Downtown Nashville and we went to a restaurant called Sea Salt. For my Nashvillians, you MUST add this to your list. It’s dimmed with light, not too big and the staff was amazing. I ordered a new glass of wine and didn’t like it so the waiter graciously replaced mine with another glass of my choice. We started off with their crab cakes and that made us crave so much seafood.

We found out that all of the fish served every night is caught from the Gulf THAT MORNING! Yes, they have a fisherman who fishes in the morning, sends pictures to the restaurant and has it delivered that day. After hearing that, we both got fish. I got the salmon and he got grouper. Lets just say we ate it all; however, we were talking so much that the waiter came over and asked is there a reason we weren’t eating…it’s crazy the conversations you can have if you just put the phone away and go to dinner!

On nights like this the food I eat before me never crosses my mind. Fish also makes me feel amazing so when I have the option to eat fish I always go for it.

We were the last to leave and it was amazing. We sat with the manager/owner and he was such a welcoming owner that we both highly recommend you go to this place on your next date night!

Hot July Day Activities: 

Las Paletas / Amelia’s Flower Truck / Star Bagel 

This has probably been the hottest month this summer! With working on a computer all the time, sometimes you need to go out and I have recently enjoyed a day of being out and about!

One early morning around 7:00am I went to Star Bagel in Sylvan Park. I love this area! It is small and right by a park. The perfect getaway! I got their “California” bagel on a multigrain bagel with egg, avocado, cheese, and tomato. I ate the entire thing! I wanted to go to a new bagel shop and this local place hit the spot. I loved watching the regulars come in with their coffee and newspaper. I will definitely go back.

As the week went on, so did the heat. Popsicles are the perfect cure so for a little day date, Nick and I went to 12 South at Las Paletas and I got the strawberry and pineapple and Nick got chocolate strawberry. We ate it instantly and took a walk in the park to see the local farmers market.

We passed the beautiful Amelia’s Flower Truck. After working for a florist I realize how valuable and beautiful flowers are and what they can mean to people. There is something about them that can make a simple smile come to someone’s face or make a room come to life. This truck can bring life anywhere it goes so a post popsicle treat to this flower truck was the cherry on top to a hot summer day!

Fun Finds | Blue Sky Planner + Wild Ophelia Chocolate 

I LOVE buying planners, as you know. Target is my go-to and planners can get expensive, but Target is having a SALE on planners! I rushed there and found this one, made by Blue Sky. There wasn’t many left so I grabbed one of the last one’s. Go check it out. I’ve already penciled in everything for the semester and highlighted all the important dates!

My tasty treat to end the week are these new mini dark chocolate, peanut butter cups I found at Kroger. The brand Wild Ophelia is a new brand carried at this grocery store and I love it! I wanted to try something new and i’ll definitely get this again. Read more on their mission-

“Wild Ophelia is a Fair Trade, non-GMO chocolate line that embodies the spirit and flavors of America. Ophelia is our maverick muse who is passionate about exceptional ingredients from farmers and artisans, fostering fellow female entrepreneurs, and living the American dream.”

What fun experiences or finds have you had this July? Always remember to Love, Create, Inspire & Share!

xo

Hannah

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