The Mixtape // 03.17.17

March 17, 2017

This has been a long, tough week, but alas, the weekend is oh-so-near! We have friends visiting from out of town, which means we have reason to eat good food show them a good time. Here are a few things worth sharing before I head into the weekend…

storiedstyleduniondaisies-3First, these flowers sent by my dear friend, Femi (from the lovely farm-to-table flower company Bouqs) are filling this apartment with all kinds of cheery vibes.

I’ve only been to three restaurants on this list, but I’m making a conscious decision to change that. I’ve got a reservation at #6 set up for next week.

Though we have a pretty large tv that takes up a significant amount of wall space in our living room, Jordan is always trying to convince me of our need for an even bigger one. In his perfect world, a 70″ one, which I can promise you would never be able to fit. I object to a tv dominating our living room, but this new Samsung tv called The Frame is brilliant, and I’d gladly take a 70″ one of those bad boys.

This dress/jumpsuit situation has me excited about warm weather. O where art thou, warm weather?

I typically share about some of the good food I ate around the city in these updates, but with the crazy snow storm, I didn’t venture out much. We did have lunch at an old favorite, Chipotle, and if you’ve ever wondered how you can get extra food as you order, read these tips. Every time we go, Jordan swears by and forces me to adhere to the first one on the list.

And finally, these words from a devotional sent by my dear friend Tish struck me as being particularly beautiful:

The idea of bittersweet is changing the way I live, unraveling and reweaving the way I understand life. Bittersweet is the idea that in all things there is both something broken and something beautiful, that there is a sliver of lightness on even the darkest of nights, a shadow of hope in every heartbreak, and that rejoicing is no less rich when it contains a splinter of sadness. Bittersweet is the practice of believing that we really do need both the bitter and the sweet, and that a life of nothing but sweetness rots both your teeth and your soul.

Enjoy the weekend!

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  • Reply
    March 22, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Those flowers are so pretty! Lovely post

    Nik – OhThatsNik.com

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