Monday, August 31
Kansas City Girls' Weekend, Part 2
(*Photo by Allison Marshall.)
As promised, here is part 2 of our girls' weekend in Kansas City, MO. If you need to catch up, you can see my first round of dining and attractions right here. Okay. Here we go!
After we left the craft fair, I took my ladies to 39th street to do a little shopping and eating. Our first stop was Donna's Dress Shop. Jess has never been there before and I knew she'd ADORE it. I was so right. She was basically in heaven. Donna's is where I found that magical mint dress, btw.
We got some very pretty things at Donna's and by that time, we were all ready to sit down, cool off, and eat! I was excited to take the girls to Blue Koi while we were close by. That place is my FAVORITE and I knew they would have great vegetarian options for Jess and Amber. I basically don't visit KC without eating at Blue Koi at least once.
My favorite things here are vegetarian dumplings and tofu lettuce wraps. So, so good!
Once our bellies were full, we headed down the street to Mud Pie Vegan Bakery for treats and coffee, and then popped in Retro Vixen for just a little more shopping.
Isn't that place darling? Jess found the cutest retro bathing suit and Amber found a dress that looked like it was made for her body.
Once we were pretty much shopped out, we headed back to Hotel Sorella for some quiet time. I LOVE shopping and I LOVE being social, but I was in desperate need of being alone and zoning out for a short while. I'm sure many of you can relate.
Hotel Sorella is so beautiful and peaceful. I had no problem plopping myself into my big comfy bed to rest. Thankfully, my friends were ready for a bit of down time, too.
Once I regrouped, we got dressed and headed to a pizza place called Coal Vines for dinner. I mean, you can't really try a bunch of new restaurants and not throw at least one pizza place in there, right? Well, I can't anyway.
Coal Vines was delicious. We got a cheese pizza with basil and ate the whole thing.
After dinner, we hit up a cute whiskey bar for cocktails called Julep Cocktail Club. It was a nice way to end a busy and exciting day.
Jess and I went to Hotel Sorella's breakfast cafe for coffee and chatting the next morning, while the other girls got ready and packed up. We decided to try Bluestem for brunch and then wrap up the rest of our trip with some antique shopping!
(I'm not the best food photographer, so this is where you get to use your imagination and picture a delicious omelette full of broccoli.)
Allison met up with us for some more photos at a place she suggested called River Market Antiques. She was SO RIGHT about how great that place is. It's 4 floors of beautiful vintage treasures! Jess found the sweetest dress for Fall that we basically wouldn't let her leave without.
(Almost all of the antique market photos are by Allison Marshall. You should definitely check out her blog Wonderlass-- it's so good!!)
We had such a great girls' weekend, but it was time to wrap up and head home. Getting back to my family felt wonderful. I'm so thankful to have a husband who's so good about taking care of Hope and Poesy while I go and explore with my friends. He's a keeper.
There was so much more we wanted to do in Kansas City that we didn't even get to! I can't wait to go back soon. Another giant THANK YOU to Visit KC for sending us on such a fun trip. You can visit their blog to read about more awesome places in Kansas City, and see more photos of our trip! xo.