Local Love: blow dry westport

Happy Monday! I hope you had an amazing weekend. The past weekend marked my two year anniversary of living out here on the east coast! As you guys know, I love supporting local shops & highly recommend you do too! If you’re in Connecticut, I can’t recommend blow dry blow out bar enough, especially if you’re in the need of a little pampering. Let me tell you a little about my experience…

First of all, let me just say, if I won the lottery today, I’d hire someone to blowout my hair on a daily basis. It’s one of my favorite treats and let’s be honest, I can never get my hair to look like that without some professional assistance.

Blow Dry is packed full of some of the most capable stylists in this area.I scheduled my blowouts with Gary & Brianna, and both did not disappoint. Without hesitation, they immediately knew which products to use for my hair type and which to avoid to ensure my blowout would really last. The team uses Living Proof, WOW and Ouidad products, all of which I love and made my fickle hair voluminous & most surprisingly LAST. My blowouts from blow dry can easily last three ( yes, you read that correctly. THREE!) days. Not even DryBar lasts like that for me! The washes were amazing, my hair was completely free of any product buildup and who doesn’t love a mini scalp massage?!

There are two locations, Westport & Southport. I go to the Westport location which is perfect if you’re getting ready for a night out. There are so many shops surrounding that area, you could easily pop into a myriad of stores to pick up a new ensemble. Don’t worry about being stuck in the salon for hours because my blowouts each lasted approximately 40 minutes. I never waited for my stylist, the team is incredibly prompt and I was even greeted with hot tea upon arrival. Blow dry also offers makeup services, lash & eyebrow services on top of blowouts, which I will definitely keep in mind for special occasions.

Call and schedule with the team today & mention you saw this post for additional $$ off!

Cheers

 

 

Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes

Happy Friday!! Today I want to share one of my newest discoveries and favorite bakery, Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes. I initially found this gem when I was creeping through Instagram (trust me,  you’ll want to follow them) and was googly eyed over these beautiful creations but it all changed when I placed an order for their custom macaroons for our newly engaged friend.

How incredible are these? If you can even believe it, they tasted even better.

The bakery is can only be compared to the beautiful child of the best Pinterest board and Rifle Paper Co. Chic, sweet yet comfortable. The cakes are perfectly displayed amongst the store and the fresh treats line the counter just awaiting to be taken home and devoured.

 

Incredible sugar succulents!

Need a quick birthday surprise? Grab a card with your treats!

I could not recommend enough stopping by this gem in Avon Lake and trying..well, one of everything. It’s clear Kelsey & staff have put a lot of love and passion into their sweets and who doesn’t love to support someone’s true passion? Take a few seconds this weekend to sit back with some treats at Kelsey Elizabeth Cakes. You won’t be disappointed.

Cheers to the weekend, loves!

Restore Cold Pressed

Happy Tuesday, friends! Quick post today, but I want to share with you my newest obsession: Restore Cold Pressed. I stumbled upon this juicy gem and could not be happier. I’ve spent the past few days trying different juices, their avocado toast and an acai bowl. Every thing I’ve had there is absolutely incredible. Located downtown Cleveland on Huron, it’s perfect for a quick lunch (or breakfast) stop or for a leisurely sip in their zen space.

Immunity. Plant fix. Dre Day

Though these juices were all incredible, the Dre Day is my top pick. Watermelon and perfectly refreshing for summer.

This avocado toast is anything but basic.  I’ve always underestimated designer toast but this toast is out of this world. Trust me.

I’ll admit this is my first acai bowl but it certainly won’t be my last. I opted for strawberries, granola and chia seeds but Restore offers many add ins, so I’ll be back to check out some more variations.

If you haven’t been to Restore, you don’t know what you’re missing. I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Cheers!