Rosé All Day at Hampton Social

Hi! Thanks for stopping by! If you love good food and a fabulous atmosphere, definitely keep reading.

Do you ever go out of town and find a gem of a place? A place so good you make it a point to visit every time you’re there? Well, that place for me is Hampton Social. I discovered it about 4 years ago when a friend used to live in Chicago. We made a reservation on a whim because she had heard good things about it. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere and service and were quickly anxious to be seated with our menus.
Looking around, there were tons of girls our age who wanted to take photos of their food and selfies in the mood lighting. That’s not why we were there but we quickly turned into “those girls”. After we were seated we looked up to find the famous Rosé All Day grass wall. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that rosé has become a staple in pop culture – the drink of choice by of age millennials. To be honest, I hate rosé. It gives me a massive headache but it’s distinct color makes for pretty pictures.
So we take a look at the what seemed to be delicious menu and debated what each of us should order. “Ok, you order the pasta and I’ll try the lobster roll and we’ll get a bottle of wine to share!” We had it all figured out and stared at every plate that came by. Finally our food arrives and just as we had hoped, the food tasted as good as the atmosphere.
Hampton Social is inspired by The Hamptons. It has a preppy, beachy vibe with seafood options at the forefront of the menu. One side of the restaurant has you feeling like you’ve stepped onto a boat where you’ll sail out in style while the other side serves great lighting and photo ops. Hampton Social also has live music from local artists. Talented guys who’s voices resemble John Meyer or Ed Sheeren, making for great background music to sip your Rosé or specialty cocktail to. And you’ll enjoy a great brunch or dinner here.
Hampton Social has multiple locations in the Illinois area and I’m hoping that one day they branch out and grace us with a location in Michigan. Wishful thinking, I know, but a girl can only dream about a market fresh lobster roll in great lighting with live music so much!
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The Beach Detroit

The Beach. It was so fun it deserved a blog post!

If you follow Fabcocktail, you’ll know I’m all about interactive art. So when I found out The Beach was coming to Detroit, I had to jump on it.

The Beach is essentially a giant ball pit that simulates a beach. It’s a refreshing “getaway” in the heart of downtown Detroit that let’s you release your inner kid all while reminiscing of sunny days on the beach.

Created by artists snarkitecture, Library Street Collective has brought this interactive work of art to the D. Swimming in a giant pit of balls is not typically something you think about doing but it’s brining in crowds from all age groups. This interactive exhibit will be here until April 14. Be sure to reserve your spot online.

Pro Tips:

  1. Be prepared to get a mini workout in. Navigating through the balls wasn’t as easy as I thought!
  2. You can bring your own floaty but there are several on hand and they make for super cute photos!
  3. The Beach is not responsible for any lost items. HOLD ON TO YOUR YOU PHONES.
  4. Want to make those photos pop? Wear lots of color! The beach is essentially a blank canvas with impeccable lighting.

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wndr Museum

I’m still on a high from this past weekend! My adventure crew and I spent a total of almost 9 hours in Chicago just so we could make it to wndr – Chicago’s new experiential museum.

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Although this was just a day trip, oh the fun we had. We learned, we laughed, we took photos, and we were able to check another artistic pop-up off our list.

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wndr is a space where beauty and imagination meet. Each room and space is filled with wonder, illusion and beauty making you challenge your thoughts. The overall theme of wndr is science through art.

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“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” – Albert Schweitzer

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Next on our list of experiential museums to visit:

Candytopia 

Rosé Mansion

About wndr Museum 

Step into a space that reveals the wonders of the world around us.

Featuring a Yayoi Kusama Infinity Mirror Room, wndr museum invites you to explore a new genre of immersive experience.

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Thank u, Blessed

I’m blessed with everything I need. I am working hard towards everything I want. And most of all, I appreciate and Thank God for what I have. Truer words have never been written!

Some of you may know I came from a sad place a few years ago. I was in an unhealthy relationship, my workplace was toxic, and years prior I was laid off. I really had to trust in God and walk by faith to get where I am today. I’m by no means in the place I want to be, but coming from my past, it’s a true blessing to be so much happier.

My work/life balance is better, I’m in a healthy relationship and I have grown my relationship with The Lord. Sometimes I ponder what life could be like and get caught up thinking about things I don’t have yet. But I have to remember how far I’ve come and I can only go UP from here.

God has truly blessed not only me but those around me. My friends and family may have their ups and downs, too but in the end we always come out on top. Because….we are blessed!

I was so excited to see this hat by Beacon Threads, faith-based apparel, pop up on my Instagram feed. I instantly purchased so I would have a constant reminder that I am blessed. Blessed in love, health, wealth, and happiness. And I can’t wait to see what else God has in store for me and those around me.

This adjustable dad hat is perfect for bad hair days, running errands, Church, and fun weekend outings. Get yours here.

Thank u, blessed.

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Eat These Things if You Want Healthier Skin

A healthy diet is an important factor for your well being, but nit everyone realizes just how much what you eat can affect your skin. Most people know that an unhealthy diet is bad for your heart, bad for your liver and can lead to some cancers and such conditions like type 2 diabetes, but if you want your skin to stay looking good and not age so quickly, your diet is crucial for that as well.

Food for skin

There are some food and drinks that are especially good for your skin, and here are the details of just a few of them.

Tomatoes

As well as being a brilliant source of vitamin C, tomatoes also contain beta-carotene, lutein, and lycopene, which have all been shown to help keep wrinkles at bay and protect your skin from too much damage from the sun.  Eat them with something fatty such as cheese, and the amount of these carotenoids that are absorbed by your body will increase, making them an excellent choice for keeping your skin healthy.

Nuts

All nuts contain the fatty acids our bodies need, but walnuts especially have more than most others. Walnuts have omega-3 and omega-, which can help to reduce inflammation in your body, including any on your skin.  Omega-6 is available in many foods of a western diet, but omega-3 is less so.

Just one ounce of walnuts contains enough zinc for your skin to act as a barrier against infections and bacteria. It will also help with the healing of any wounds you sustain. They also have smaller amounts of antioxidants and other vitamins that are good for your skin.

As well as nuts, sunflower seeds are another example of a good source of skin-boosting nutrients.

Broccoli

Broccoli is so full of vitamins and nutrients that it is good for every part of your body, including your skin, so if you want to look great load your plate up with it. It contains a substance known as Lutein, which can help to prevent your skin from becoming damaged and wrinkled. It also has sulforaphane, which it is thought has some anti-cancer benefits.

Red Wine

Red wine contains something known as resveratrol that comes from the skin of the grapes used to make it. This compound is credited with many health benefits, among them, reducing the effects of aging on your skin. Red wine is also said to boost your immune system, reduce the risk of a stroke and heart disease and help with lowering cholesterol. With all these health benefits, it is good that you can buy red wine online cheaply. Just remember that it is an alcoholic drink though; so do not drink it to excess, as then the health benefits will be canceled out.

Green Tea

Green tea has been a favorite in Asian countries for centuries, which could help to explain why the natives of these countries have such good skin. It contains powerful compounds called catechins and these are good for your skin for several reasons. They will help to protect it from the damage caused by the sun and will improve your skin’s elasticity.

There is evidence, however, that drinking it with milk reduces its impact, so enjoy it just on its own.

Dark Chocolate

If ever you needed an excuse to eat chocolate, here it is. Not the ones made with lots of milk though. You need to eat dark chocolate that is at least 70% cocoa, as it is that that has really good effects on your skin.

Cocoa powder is high in antioxidants. It will help to hydrate your skin, make it less rough and scaly and makes it less sensitive to the sun. It also creates a better blood flow, which will result in more nutrients reaching your skin. All of these things will mean your skin is less likely to wrinkle, and several studies have all come to the same conclusions.

Avocados

Avocados have so many health benefits that they are recommended for most diets. From the point of view of your skin, they contain healthy fats that help to keep it flexible and moisturized.  The healthy fats found in avocados have been found to protect your skin from wrinkles and aging and will help to fight off the effects of damage caused by the sun.

People have been saying for years that you are what you eat, and this will especially show in the condition of your skin. Make sure your diet includes vitamins, antioxidants, and essential nutrients if you want your skin to stay looking young and healthy.

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The Difference Between Good-Looking & Great-Looking

If you are keen to look your absolute best at all times – and who isn’t? – Then there are going to be a number of factors that you need to pay attention to as closely as you can manage. Looking truly great is something of an art mixed with science, and it often takes people many years indeed to be able to work out how to do it for them. Of course, everyone is different, so it is something that you are going to need to work out alone for the most part, but as long as you do you should be able to get to a point where you really are happy with how you look most of the time. In this post, we are going to look at three factors in particular which are bound to make the difference between good-looking and great-looking; be sure to focus on these if you are keen to make that kind of a change to your own look.

Attention To Detail

Although it can often seem as though the details of what you are wearing are not important, or at least not as important as the overall effect, you would be mistaken. Actually, the more that you are able to focus on the details of your outfit, the more likely it is that it will look truly sensational, so you should try to always make it a point that you do this when you are trying to look your best. If you manage to do it at all times, it will be especially effective, and you will find that you manage to look amazing much more often than you might have even thought possible. It’s all about ensuring everything works together, from your Fifth Collection Louis Vuitton bag to your shoes, so that the look as a whole is much more successful.

Hair & Skincare

You need to at least follow the very basics of looking after both your hair and skin if you are to look your absolute best at all times, and if you are lacking in either of these areas then it is bound to make a considerable difference to how you look indeed. You need to make sure you keep your hair clean at all times, and that your skin is being looked after – that means not just washing regularly, but avoiding overexposure to the sun and using a decent moisturizer daily. If you can do those basics, you will find that you are much more prone to looking truly great, so it is absolutely worth thinking about.

Smile

Finally, it is hugely important to remember the value of a genuine, full smile. If you smile while out and about, you will drastically improve the appearance you have, to a degree which might truly amaze you. You will start to receive some amazing responses from the outside world, and you will be more likely to keep it up as a result. So make sure that you smile wherever possible and consider it a part of your overall look.

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Getting Ready For Spring: 10 Clothing Trends

It will soon be time to kiss goodbye to winter! Not only does this mean we are saying adios to awful weather, but also the need to wrap up warm as well. Fashion often takes a backseat during the colder months, as our main concern is the freezing temperatures. But this is no longer the case when Spring arrives! So, you need to be prepared. Here are ten things that should be in your spring wardrobe…

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1. Wide-Leg Trousers

Skinny jeans have been in fashion for years and years now. However, wide-leg trousers offer a welcomed alternative for the months ahead. Not only do they look great, but they are extremely comfortable too. They give your legs room to breathe and their effortlessly sleek style is ideal for a cool summer look. This is a garment you will get a lot of use out of throughout spring and summer.

2. Squares

Every year we have a new pattern that comes to the fore, and this time that pattern is squares. It doesn’t matter whether you purchase clothing with a cheesecloth pattern or you opt for a grid design, if squares are incorporated in the print you should definitely be rocking it.

3. Pastels

You won’t find a trend more consistent than pastel colors. Every spring lovely lilacs, mint greens, and baby blues appear on the market. But, who’s complaining? Pastel playsuits, like Petal & Pup Playsuits, are a must for the spring months ahead.

4. Jewels

It is time to lavish in all things jewels and crystals! Look for clothing boasting stunning and sparkly embellishment. This is ideal for those warm summer nights when you are attending a special event or going out for cocktails with the girls.  

5. Full Skirts

This trend is super fun and super feminine! Full skirts bring you in at the waist and so they can be extremely flattering. Full-length skirts have been popular on the runway, but it is advisable to go for a midi skirt instead. A full midi-skirt is much more wearable – from garden parties to office attire, you can’t go wrong.

6. Pink

The color pink was actually a massive trend throughout the winter months. Light and dusty shades gave off a beautiful winter wonderland feel. However, this trend has progressed for the upcoming seasons. Fashion is embracing more vivid shades, such as fuchsia.

7. Bohemian

Bohemian styles often make an appearance during the summer period. Thankfully it is a trend that is certain to be embraced this year! The great thing about this laid-back style is the fact that you can look runway ready without having to put in much effort. Comfy and fashionable – the perfect combo!

8. Lace

Lace shirts, lace skirts, lace dresses… lace is taking the fashion industry by storm. This trend is beautiful, intricate, and elegant. Light colors, such as ivory and pale pink, are ideal for creating a pretty look. However, why not mix it up and go for a bold shade instead? A vivid color will put a quirky and summery stamp on this trend.

9. Shoulders out!

A lot of women don’t like wearing a completely strapless top or dress, as they feel uncomfortable or lacking in support. Luckily, ‘shoulders out’ can be interpreted in many different ways. Look for clothes with one-sleeve or an off the shoulder design instead.

10. White Blouse

A white blouse may seem like a boring trend to finish this post on! However, this is certainly not the case. If you look at clothing websites over the coming months you will notice that white shirts and blouses have had a makeover. From quirky patterns to stunning embellishments, white blouses definitely aren’t going to be boring this year!

So there you have it, the top ten trends in fashion for the sunnier months ahead! What one is your favorite? Are you going to embrace your girly side and be pretty in pink? Or do you prefer the laid back bohemian style? No matter what option you go for, you are guaranteed to have eyes on you for all of the right reasons when rocking one of these stunning trends!

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