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Ireland Travel Guide

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Dublin:
What to eat:

  • Krust Bakery - Really good donuts! They have cronuts (not filled with custard) that you have to try!
  • The Rolling Donut - Also really good donuts! And vegan options!
  • Bunsen - Single handedly the best burger I have ever had in my life. 

What to see/do:

  • Guiness Storehouse - We don't drink alcohol so we didn't do this, but I hear it's amazing and there is a cool view from the top! 
  • Christ Church Cathedral - Fun to walk around and I hear they have caroling at Christmas!
  • Dublin Castle - Super pretty and fun to walk around. 
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - Really cool to walk around. 
  • The Temple Bar - One of the classic Dublin photos you see floating around the internet. 
  • Trinity College - They have a really cool "Beauty of the Beast Library" that is definitely worth seeing! You can buy tickets for the tour online, which is more like a self-guided tour. 
  • Grafton Street - 
  • St. Stephen's Green Shopping Center - They had a really neat Christmas display. Not sure if they have it every year, but it's worth checking out!
  • Kilmainham Gaol Jail Tour - J picked this out and it was really interesting and sad to learn about some of the things that used to go on. 
  • Dundrum - If you are there during Christmas they have a cute little (very little) Christmas market at the mall with some treats and Santa and stuff for kids. They also have A LOT of shopping. 
  • Wicklow Mountains National Park - The prettiest part of the drive is if you route yourself to the Sally Gap from Dundrum mall. 
  • Powerscourt Estate Gardens - We didn't have time to do this, but I hear it is amazing! 

Where to stay:

  • Glashaus Hotel - Really quiet area, nice views, nice furniture, fast wifi and a huge bathtub. It was by far our favorite hotel we stayed at in Dublin out of the 3 we tried. 

Kildare:
We just stopped here to grab some food, and it was the cutest! The shopping center there had the cutest hot chocolate stand that was a vintage VW camper! They had so much cute Christmas displays and a ton of stores. Definitely worth a stop if it's on your way!

Cobh:
It was a fun stop on our road trip, but I am glad we didn't spend the night there. I like the way we did it, passing through on our way to Kinsale.

What to eat:

  • Coffee Cove - Really good French toast and porridge!

What to see/do:

  • St. Colman's Cathedral - See it up close, and see it with the row houses in front of it! 
  • Row houses - You'll know you're in the right place because the street is really steep and there is a grassy patch where you can take the iconic "Cobh" photo with the cathedral and row houses.
  • Walk around the pier.

Kinsale:
We would have loved to explore this cute little city more!

What to eat:

  • Dino's - They had the best fish and chips takeaway!

Where to stay:

  • MacDonald Kinsale Hotel - SUCH a nice hotel! Quiet, secluded, modern, nice furniture, fast wifi, hot tub, gym, pool, sauna... 10/10 would recommend. We loved it. 

Killarney/Dingle Peninsula:
What to eat:

  • Petite Delice - Yummy pastries and hot cocoa!
  • We tried a few other places but they weren't our favorite, so if you have any recommendations drop them in the comments!

What to see/do:

  • Killarney National Park - We didn't have time to do this, but I think it would have been really fun to explore. 
  • Drive the Dingle Peninsula - We slept in Killarney and drove the Dingle Peninsula! We stopped at Inch Beach and loved it! There are lots of pretty views along the way. Also, see if you can stop and see some donkeys up close! The ones we met were really friendly haha. 

Where to stay:

  • The hotel we stayed at wasn't our favorite, so if you have recommendations for people, drop them in the comments! 

Dingle:
We stopped here on our drive around the Dingle Peninsula and turned back home, but you could definitely drive up further, to Connor's Pass, which looked really cool.

What to eat:

  • Murphy's Ice Cream - There are a few of these around Ireland, so don't feel bad if you can't make it to this specific shop. 
  • Reel Dingle Fish - I hear this place is really good for fish and chips, but it was closed while we were there. 

What to see/do:

  • Sleigh head - This is the only thing we didn't do because of bad weather! But the girl at Murphy's was telling us it is worth seeing. 

Galway:
What to eat:

  • Piemaker - They have the best pies! Savory and dessert!

What to see/do:

  • Cliffs of Moher - Ok so these aren't in Galway exactly, they were just on our way (ish) when we drove from Killarney to Galway so I am including them here. 
  • Christmas market - If you are there during Christmas there is the cutest little market at Eyre Square. 

Where to stay:

  • Kinvara Guesthouse - This is a little bit outside of Galway, but we really liked it and it was friendly to our budget! Good wifi, quiet, nice furniture, and friendly staff. 

Harry Potter World Travel Guide

Friday, October 27, 2017

See full posts here and here

What to eat:
  • The Leaky Cauldron: We only did breakfast here, but it was good! Good bacon, eggs, potatoes,  pumpkin juice, and butter beer. 
  • Sugar Plum's Sweet shoppe: GET ALL THE THINGS! Chocolate frogs, pumpkin pasties, cauldron cakes, pumpkin cakes, chocolate wands, butter beer fudge, and caramel apples. 
  • Fishy Green Ale: After you get sick of all the butter beer (try it in all forms!) get this! It's like a blueberry mint soda, which sounds weird but I thought it was good!
What to do:
  • Olivander's: The line gets big so go early! You do a little wand experience which is cool and I posted about here and then get to choose your wand. The gold label wands are interactive and do things around the park. They are about $50 and so worth it! 
  • Escape From Gringottss: This is the ride at Diagon Alley (there is only one). The line also gets long, so get there early! We went as single riders once and we waited less than a minute in line, so definitely consider that as well! 
  • Do all the spells around the park: It's hard at first but employees are really nice and will show you how to do it. 
  • Look around all the shops!
  • See the dragon breath fire!
  • See the drinking fountain squirt water at people lol.
See full posts here and here

What to eat:
  • The Three Broomsticks: The family feast is good and aesthetically pleasing. It's full of vegetables, potatoes, and meat. A very unique experience for sure! Do it! Other things that are good are the fish and chips, chicken tenders, fries, butter beer, and pumpkin juice. 
  • Honeydukes: A lot of the same pastries as Diagon Alley, in case you couldn't get everything you wanted there.
What to do: 
  • Hogwarts Express: Take the train to get here! It's way cooler walking in that way. 
  • The Forbidden Journey: Ok so the line is actually cool on this one because you get to walk through the castle. This ride was my favorite of the two! Seriously it was so so fun. 
  • Flight of the Hippogriff: I didn't go on this but my niece and nephew liked it!
City Walk:
This is right outside the parks and has good food options!
  • Vivo Italian Kitchen: Everyone in my family swore by the lasagna. It also has good bread and butter.
  • Cowfish: Sushi and burger bar. They have a sushi burger that J loved. You can sub any burger with a veggie patty. Super yummy! Also they have crazy milkshakes. 
  • Toothsome Chocolate Emporium: Really good macarons! My favorite was the lavender. 
  • Hard Rock Cafe: I actually don't like these, but I know a lot of people do so I thought I would include it as an option lol. 
  • Yardhouse: Ok so this isn't in City Walk. You'll have to drive/Uber but it's SO GOOD and WORTH IT! They have a whole section of GardeIn vegetarian foods. I got the veggie burger and it was SO GOOD!
Where to stay:
  • We stayed at Cabana Bay and actually loved it! It had shuttles that took you to the parks and was just the cutest thing. Read more about it here

Let me know if I missed anything! 

New York City Guide

Friday, September 29, 2017

What to eat:
So these are just my favorite snippets from each place. If I didn't post something, it doesn't mean it wasn't good. I just didn't want to list a million things for each place. Also, it's organized by neighborhood. I put everything in each neighborhood so you don't have to google addresses, so you may notice some repeats.

Lower Manhattan
  • Chobani - Beautiful inside. Really good yogurt parfaits.
  • By Chloe - Quinoa taco salad!! My favorite salad in all of New York City! The fries are good too. Also everything here is vegan or vegetarian. The packaging and atmosphere is so cute too!
  • Mamoun's - Cash only. Really good hummus and pita bread. (Cheap too!) Quick bite, limited seating inside. 
  • Crif Dogs - Total college vibes haha. Really good hot dogs! They have a vegetarian "fake" hot dog too that's amazing. 
  • Sweetgreen - Anything. Just... anything. 
  • Shake Shack - Portobello burger. Fries. Chicken sandwich... basically anything and everything. 
  • Ilili Box - The Phoenician fries! 
  • Prince Street Pizza - My husband's FAVORITE pizza in all of New York City. Limited seating. 
  • Sweet Chick - My favorite dinner in all of New York City! Vegetarian chicken and waffles!
  • Spaghetti Incident - Carbonera! Waiter service. Also can get it to go in a cone. 
  • Rice to riches - Really good rice pudding!
  • Georgetown Cupcake - Salted caramel cupcake, vanilla birthday cake, red velvet, chocolate vanilla... basically anything.
  • Momfuku Milk Bar - Crack pie. SO GOOD. 
  • Dough - Really good donuts! The Nutella filled is my favorite. 
  • Magnolia Bakery - Bread pudding
  • Cookie Dō NYC - Cookie dough! You can get it in a cone. They have vegan flavors, too. Super cute inside. My favorite is the chocolate chip or unicorn. 
  • Doughnut Plant - Brooklyn blackout, lavender. 
  • The Donut Pub - Chocolate dipper donut. Also right across the street is a street art piece by Invader.
  • Amorino - Gelato in the shape of a flower! You can add a macaron to it too. 
Midtown
  • The City Bakery - Pretzel croissant! One of my very favorite foods in New York City. You can also get them at some Birdbath Bakeries. 
  • City Kitchen - A place with a bunch of different mini restaurants and a bunch tables in the middle. You can get Dough donuts here, also Ili Box Phoenician fries (the best). Great views of Times Square. 
  • Food Gallery Thirty Two - A Korean cafeteria type place (similar to City Kitchen) with a bunch of little food places you can choose from. My favorite is Kobeque which has Korean BBQ. 
  • Sweetgreen - Once again... anything. 
  • Shake Shack - Portobello burger. Fries. Chicken sandwich... basically anything and everything. 
  • Momfuku Milk Bar - Crack pie. SO GOOD. 
  • Nutella Bar - Waffles with strawberries and Nutella! Basically this place is alllllll things Nutella and just fun to visit.
  • Magnolia Bakery - Bread pudding.
  • Sugar Factory - This is the place with those "smoking" drinks you see all over Instagram. They are expensive, but VERY worth it! You can easily share it between 4-5 people. My mom and I barely drank 1/3 of ours. Also you'll sit in the window to drink it and a billion people will stop and take a picture of it (and you). Especially after they pour the dry ice in and it starts foaming. 
  • Dough - Really good donuts! The Nutella filled is my favorite. 
  • Amorino - Gelato in the shape of a flower! You can add a macaron to it too. (Be forewarned, aesthetics aren't always the employee's top priority.
West Side
  • Pushcart Coffee - Nutella hot chocolate. My fave! Then sit in the window and people watch. 
  • Jacob's Pickles - Their French toast is my favorite breakfast in all of New York City. Also the homemade root beers are so good. Waiter service. Get there right when they open to avoid lines. 
  • Num Pang Sandwich Shop - My husband never gives food 10/10, but he gave their pork sandwich a 10/10! *gasps*
  • Sweetgreen - Anything. 
  • Shake Shack - Portobello burger. Fries. Chicken sandwich... basically anything and everything. 
  • Momfuku Milk Bar - Crack pie. SO GOOD. 
  • Treat House - Cookie dough Rice Krispie ice cream sandwich.
  • Levain Bakery - Chocolate peanut butter cookie and the chocolate chip cookie are the best! It's considerably less crowded on week days. Also limited seating inside. 
  • People's Pops - Literal shaved ice. Cash only. Nice, cold bite while walking The High Line. 
  • Doughnut Plant - Brooklyn blackout, lavender. 
  • Magnolia Bakery - Bread pudding.
  • L'Art De Gelato - All the flavors are good!
  • Ample Hills Creamery - Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream! Still dreaming about it. 
East Side
  • Pick A Bagel - Best black and white cookies! Also really good bagels, egg and cheese sandwiches, and hot chocolate. 
  • The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Coffee Shop - Blended chocolate! Basically a frozen chocolate drink that is so so good in the summer when it's a million degrees. 
  • Irving Farm Coffee Roasters - Vanilla and lavender donut. 
  • Grace's Marketplace Coffee Shop - They sell Dough donuts here if you can't make it to a standalone store! Limited seating but if you can snag the seat in the window, it's so fun to watch the Upper East Siders go by. 
  • Naruto Ramen - Really good ramen! Limited seating. 
  • Sashimi Express - The tiniest and yummiest sushi rolls. The $9 for 3 rolls deal will feed one person. Also good bubble tea! Limited seating, but they do have a bench outside. 
  • Chop't - I love this place because of their lettuce size. All salads are good. 
  • Sweetgreen - How many times do I have to say, ANYTHING.
  • My Pie Pizzeria - So many vegetarian options! Also the crust is made without sugar if that's what you're into. Limited seating. 
  • Shake Shack - Portobello burger. Fries. Chicken sandwich... basically anything and everything. 
  • Calexico - SUCH good Mexican food. Tofu tacos with mango, good guacamole, and soft tortillas that are to die for. Waiter service. 
  • Blockheads - Tofu soft shell tacos, chips and salsa. 
  • MacarOn Cafe - Super yummy macarons! Also super cute on the inside. Also good grab and go sandwiches for having a picnic at Central Park. 
  • Candle Cafe - Really yummy vegetarian food. Veggie BLT. Waiter service. 
  • Cupcake ATM - You gotta get a cupcake out of an ATM! Obligatory Instagram picture, too. ;)
  • Treat House - Cookie dough Rice Krispie ice cream sandwich.
  • Max Brenner - Chocolate pizza!! This is my favorite dessert in all of New York City. I get it with chocolate, marshmallows, peanut butter, and krispies. You can order this without having to sit down! Also they have good hot chocolate. 
  • Union Fare - Confetti croissant! Also the cookies and cream croissant... basically any of their specialty croissants. 
  • FP Patisserie - Really good macarons! In the summer they do a macaron ice cream sandwich that is also very good. 
  • Two Little Red Hens - "New York Style" cheesecake.
  • Baked By Melissa - Cutest mini cupcakes and macarons! My favorites have been the snickerdoodle and cookie dough macaron. My favorite cupcake is the Tie Dye. 
  • Morton Williams Grocery Store - They sell Cookie Dough Cafe here!
Brooklyn
  • Sweetgreen - A.N.Y.T.H.I.N.G. 
  • Shake Shack - Portobello burger. Fries. Chicken sandwich... basically anything and everything. 
  • Juliana's Pizza - Best pizza, in my opinion. My husband loves Prince Street Pizza. 
  • Ample Hills Creamery - Ooey Gooey Butter Cake Ice Cream! Still dreaming about it. 
  • Vanessa's Dumpling House - So cheap and so good! Pork and chive dumplings ($1.25), veggie dumplings ($2.75) and sesame pancakes ($1). 
  • Momfuku Milk Bar - Crack pie. SO GOOD. 
  • Doughnut Plant - Brooklyn blackout, lavender. 
  • Dough - Really good donuts! The Nutella filled is my favorite. 

What to do:
  • Carl Schurz Park - Nice to get a little treat from Two Red Hens and hang out at the park. Lots of dogs. Lots of nice views of the river. 
  • The High Line - Super fun to walk this from start to end! Lots of art and treats along the way. Lots of nice views of Chelsea and the river as well. 
  • Belvedere Castle - Cool to see and explore while wandering around Central Park.
  • Bryant Park - Ice skating in the winter, pretty in the summer. They do a lot of events here too. Oh, and there is a carousel. 
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art - So many good things! Also you can pay what you want to get in, so it's nice if you don't have a lot to spend. Make sure you go to the rooftop! Also you can eat on the steps and bring out your inner Gossip Girl. 
  • Washington Square Park - See the arch and the fountain. Sometimes people play instruments and it's amazing. Lots of college kids because it's right next to NYU. 
  • Bethesda Terrace - Nice stop while walking through Central Park. 
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade - Cool installation art. Walk from start to finish (if it's not too hot/cold!) Good snacks along the way. Beautiful views of the bridge and Manhattan. 
  • Sheep Meadow - Beautiful views of the high rises along side Central Park. V common place for pictures. 
  • Conservatory Water - My favorite place to go when we lived in NYC. It's an off leash dog area in the morning (which is fun to see). Can sit and watch people play with sailboats. 
  • Chelsea Market - Those amazing light pictures you see all over Instagram. Good shopping and eating. 
  • Gansevoort Market - Another cute market like Chelsea Market. 
  • Union Square Market - Pretty flowers, maple candy, Christmas markets... Just fun markets in general that are nice to stroll through. 
  • The Met Bruer - Another museum where you pay what you can to get in. They have a lot cooler pieces here than they do at The Met (in my opinion). 
  • Flying Tiger - This is a store like Ikea, but better. It's Scandinavian and so cute! They have a lot of cheap houseware? Like smaller things, so cups, coloring books, office supplies, etc. I just got the cutest plaid blanket from there yesterday for $10! Must visit if you like Scandinavian style. 

Where to stay:
  • Row NYC - Super close to a lot of Broadway shows! Rooms are super cute and the staff is really nice. They upgraded us last time we were there and also let us drop our backpacks off before check in so we could explore the city without a lot of baggage. 
  • Marriot Marquis - Also close to the broadway plays. Really neat pod elevators that are just... futuristic and amazing. 
  • Lexington Hotel - SO SO beautiful inside.
  • Pierre Hotel - Everyone should stay in a hotel overlooking Central Park on the Upper East Side at least once.
  • Luma Hotel - Super close to Bryant Park (one of my favorites) and super pretty inside. Close to broadway plays as well. 
  • St. Regis - If you're going to treat yourself, this is the way to do it. 
What do you think? Did I miss anything?

DIY Magnetic Eyelashes!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Can I just say that I am so happy right now?! I HAVE LIFE HACKED THE MOST IMPORTANT THING: EYELASHES.

I LOVE the look of eyelash extensions but don't have them because
A.) I don't have the money to get them done every month. (Let's be honest, even if I did I wouldn't because you can buy like, an airplane ticket with how much you can spend on lashes lol.)
B.) I don't want to take the time to get them filled.
C.) I like having the choice between real or fake lashes.
D.) I'm one of those gross people who loves to pick things, whether it's scabs or eyelashes. So I end up picking them all off and have 0 eyelashes. 

So, when I saw that little Facebook ad for magnetic lashes I bought them faster than I have ever bought anything in my entire life. (Well, except for those Russell Stover chocolate covered marshmallows that come out during the holiday season. Mmmmmmm.) However, when they came, I was really disappointed. I mean, they covered like the outside part of my eye and looked wayyyy too natural. If I'm gonna have fake eyelashes people gotta KNOW, ya feel me ladies??

So, I took it upon myself to create the ULTIMATE FALSE MAGNETIC EYELASHES. This is probably the most important thing I will ever do for you (yes, you). So, let's begin!

DIY MAGNETIC EYELASH EXTENSIONS:

Materials needed:
- magnetic eyelashes 
- false eyelashes (One pair for every two pairs of magnetic lashes. So if you have four magnetic lashes, just get one pair of false eyelashes. You can't tell but I have 6 magnetic eyelashes in this picture.)
- eyelash glue


Step 1.) Trim the eyelashes to fit your eye. I actually ended up trimming mine more after I finished them. You'd rather trim too little than too much, so be careful!


Step 2.) Squeeze eyelash glue to the top of the magnetic eyelash. Make sure you have tested out which magnets go together and are getting one that works as a top lash. You'll want to let the glue dry for a bit until it is tacky, then add the false eyelash on top. 


I couldn't get a picture while they were going together because it was MESSY! But here is how mine look afterward. So I have the false eyelashes on the top, glue in the middle, and the magnetic lashes on the bottom. These are what I would put on the top of my eye, and I have the little untouched magnetic lashes that go on the bottom. You only need the top magnetic lash to have the false strip lash. The bottom one can stay as it came. 


Step 3.)  Once they are dry (make sure they're dry!) try them on and trim accordingly.

That's it! You're done! Here's a before and after of mine. Top photo = mascara. Middle = "shy" lashes. Bottom = "midnight" lashes.


So, I will warn you. Depending on your eye shape, not all of the lash may fit right against your eyelid. You can mess around with the lashes and bend them, but they don't always stay once you get them on. This is an obvious downfall of this DIY, but from a normal standing point you can't really tell. (As my husband promises me.) Here are some photos to show you what they look like if you were a normal talking distance away.

These first photos are the "shy" lashes. Also I didn't know I would be making this a four square collage at the time, so excuse my lack of posing. 


These are the "midnight" lashes.


So there you have it! This whole thing was like... maybe $30 for everything? Definitely cheaper than eyelash extensions! I love being able to skip mascara and just slide them off before bed! And even though the edge doesn't fit right against my eyelid, I feel it's worth it. I tested it on J and had him get varying levels of close to me and tell me when he could tell lol. 

But I mean, overall WHO IS LOOKING AT ANYONE THAT CLOSE! I mean, in our narcissistic world it is nice to imagine that my classmates are going to spend their time critiquing the outer corner of my eyelashes, but in reality?? Not. Gonna. Happen.

Anyway! If you guys try these, let me know what you think!

XOXO
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The Ultimate Utah Food Guide!!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


AT LONG LAST! I lived in Utah all my life and love love love food. I narrowed all the restaurants down to the best of the best!

It took me a while to figure out the most efficient way to put this together. I have pictures of all the food, but that turned out to be a very long blog post, so if you want to see photos just click the blog post link. All the restaurant names are linked to their website. Restaurant names are organized by city (north to south Utah) and then by type of food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert).

Enjoy!

Park City
  • Silver King Coffee: Drinks and really good scones!
  • Atticus Coffee and Books: My favorite is the vegetarian sausage sandwich. Really great atmosphere and neat gifts as well.
Salt Lake City/Holladay
  • 3 Cups Coffee: Avocado toast, hot chocolate. Blog post here
  • Publik Coffee
  • Tulie Bakery
  • Eva Bakery: Stuffed French toast, avocado toast, macarons. Cute exterior. Blog post here
  • The Rose Establishment
  • The Original Pancake House: Hashbrowns, pumpkin pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, banana pancakes, huevos rancheros.  
  • Gourmandise
  • Hire's Big H: Burgers, fries, veggie burgers too. 
  • The Copper Onion: Pasta carbonara, fries, homemade bread, honey and goat cheese ice cream. Blog post here
  • Eva Restaurant: Rosemary fries, margherita pizza. Blog post here
  • The Pie Pizzeria: The cheese bread, cheese pizza, pepperoni pizza.
  • Cafe Trio: Parmesan flat bread, cheese pizza, chicken pizza, pudding with biscotti. Blog post here
  • Naked Fish: Spicy edamame, veggie sushi.
  • Pie Hole: Cheese or pepperoni slice. Graffiti approved walls so bring a marker! Blog post here
  • Spitz: Street cart fries, mediterranean döner. Blog post here
  • Banbury Cross Donuts: Strawberry coconut. Blog post here
  • Ruby Snap: They give you huge samples of any cookie you want. Favorites are Rikki, Penelope, Virginia, Maris, Mia.
  • Hatch Family Chocolates: Chocolate covered banana, chocolate covered raspberries. Blog post here
  • La Bonne Vie: Macarons. Cute packaging. Blog post here
  • Deseret Book at City Creek: You can fill a bag of bulk candy for $5! Blog post here
  • Nielsen's Frozen Custard: Cookie dough custard.
  • Sweet Lake Biscuits and Limeade: Great for brunch and fun limeades! Really booked on the weekend so make a reservation. 
  • Last Course: Rosemary and honey ice cream, nachos (they are chocolate dipped in strawberries)
  • Taqueria 27: Pear and beet taco (so good!), churros
Sandy/Draper:
  • Dog Haus: You can get any hot dog vegetarian! Chili cheese dog, regular hot dog with ketchup and mustard. Blog post here
  • Sconecutter: Really good scones with cinnamon sugar butter. 
  • The Ridge: Pretzel cheese fondue, cookie and ice cream dessert. Blog post here
Alpine/Highland/American Fork
  • Dear Lizzy: Do a tea party here! Good lunch and pastries too. Blog post here and here.
  • Bona Vita: Caprese salad, bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, Margherita pizza. Blog post here
  • China Wok: Hidden but so good! Cream cheese wontons, sweet and sour chicken. 
  • Beyond Glaze: Maple, old fashioned. Blog post here
  • Snoasis: Any snow cone with sweetened condensed milk on top. Blog post here
  • Trellis Cafe: Lavender lemonade (!!!!), sweet potato fries, veggie burger. 
  • Fiiz drinks: (Soda) Lime in the coconut, Chandler Bing.
  • Makanmakan: Tofu curry
Provo/Orem:
  • Coffee Pod: Apple cider. They also have open mic nights sometimes. 
  • Juice N Java: Apple celery juice. 
  • Magleby's: Asian salad, French toast, chocolate cake.
  • Tommy's: Burger and fries. Blog post here
  • Shirley's Bakery: Veggie panini, chicken ranch panini, cinnamon twist, raspberry big foot. Blog post here
  • Guru's/Enliten Cafe: SWEET POTATO FRIES (!!!), tofu tacos. Blog post here
  • Station 22: Tons of soda flavors! Sweet potato fries, chicken sandwich, chicken and waffles. 
  • 180 Tacos: Korean fried tofu, buffalo chicken, malasadas. Blog post here
  • Communal: Kind cool, you all eat at the same table. 
  • Good Thyme Eatery: Really good, farm fresh food!
  • Pizza Factory: Crazy, twisty, tall breadsticks. 
  • Brick Oven 
  • Pop N' Sweets: Candy and soda from all over the world! You can get any soda made into a float. Blog post here and here
  • Provo Bakery: Chocolate cake donut with chocolate frosting, apple fritter. 
  • Roll With It Creamery: Strawberry balsamic ice cream. 
  • The Chocolate: "Frosty" glass of milk (is actually frosty lol), Cazookie, Neapolitan cake! They have different cake every week so call and ask before you go if you have a specific one in mind. Blog post here
  • Elaine French Bakery: Macarons. (Often looks like it is closed, but it isn't! Go in!) Blog post here
Spanish Fork
  • Sip-N: The Oreo cookie! It's so good I made a Spanish Fork column just for it. Blog post here
St. George
  • Fractured Prune: Literally any flavor will be heavenly. Blog post here
  • TwentyFive Main: Cupcakes.
Places with locations all over Utah and Salt Lake County
  • Black Bear Diner: The grizz! It's enough food for two people. Blog post here
  • Beans and Brews: Best hot chocolate in Utah.
  • Ivie Juice Bar: Beach babe açai bowl (best açaí bowl in Utah!... and maybe anywhere!)
  • The Orange Peel: Roses Are Red, Orange Creme Dream, Thai coconut bubble tea with avocado, pearls, and no sweetener.
  • The Matterhorn (food truck): French toast. Blog post here
  • Kneader's: French toast, egg and croissant sandwich, veggie sandwich on focaccia, gingerbread cookies (recipe here), steel cut oats, raspberry cream cheese croissant, frozen hot chocolate... basically everything.
  • Cubby's: Rosemary fries, sweet potato fries, any salad, chicken sandwich. Blog post here
  • J Dawgs: Hot dogs, J Dawg's sauce.
  • Pizzeria Limone: The limone, margherita, divino dessert pizza. 
  • Fiore Pizza (food truck): Margherita, pepperoni. Blog post here
  • JCW's: They can make any burger with a garden patty if you're vegetarian. Hamburgers, Hawaiian burger, fries, fry sauce, huge shakes.
  • Zao: Rice bowls, green curry, snap peas, Maine Root organic sodas. Blog posts here and here.
  • Aubergine and Company: Cheesebread, tomato basil soup, açai bowl. Blog post here
  • Slab: The Mikel, buffalo chicken. Blog post here
  • Tsunami: Edamame, honey badger roll, Sean Connery roll. You can get any roll in soy paper if you don't like seaweed.
  • Blue Lemon: Kid's meal Mac and cheese (apples and dip in this is so good), hummus plate, sweet potato fries, lemon blueberry pancakes, berry orange crepes. Blog post here here.
  • CupBop: Doochi bop, kimchi, b bop. 
  • Malawi's: Thin crust pizza, berry dessert pizza. 
  • Bombay House: Coconut curry vegetables, chicken tikka masala, naan, mango ice cream.
  • Brugee's Waffles and Frites: Torpedo waffle with strawberries, fries and different flavors of mayonnaise. Blog post here
  • Hokulia (seasonal): Snow cones, sno cap (sweetened condensed milk on the top). Blog post here
  • Sweet Tooth Fairy: Cake bites.
  • Waffle Love: The red wonder, regular waffle with Nutella and whipped cream.
What do you guys think? Did I miss anywhere?

XOXO
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Newport, Rhode Island Travel Guide

Thursday, March 30, 2017
A few weeks ago we went on a lil' road trip for my spring break! We originally wanted to go somewhere more exotic, but I had to work to make up hours for my internship (argh!). Anyway, it was still a really fun trip!

We did our first day in Newport, Rhode Island. It was super cute!