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COOPER'S HAWK WINERY & RESTAURANT: EATING OUT



Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant opened their newest location in Lees Summit, on August 1st and I had the opportunity to dine-in with my family, at their soft-opening! Inspired by Napa valley, Cooper's hawk presents a wine-driven dining experience. They bring together 4 different experiences under one roof -  upscale dining, full-service bar, private dining , Napa-style tasting room, and a gift shop! 


We started off our evening tasting some wine and with their Pretzel Bread! 


Rii opted for the all-American Cheeseburger for her entree! 


After tasting a few different wines, along with their Barrel Reserve, I opted for Romance Red and Deb opted opted Vin Chocolat Almond, from Cooper's Hawk Winery! 




For our appetizer, we opted for Asian Porkbelly Tostadas. It was almost like a doctructed version of it, but made for a great bite. 



For my entree, I opted for the Grilled tenderloin Medallion Trio. They were topped by horseradish, Cheddar and Blue Cheese. Paired with the most decadent mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Loved how juicy the tenderloin medallions were. 



Deb opted for the Soy Ginger Atlantic Salmon! 



For our dessert we opted for Key Lime Pie and Caramel Creme Brûlée ! 


We finished off our night with some more Romance Red from Cooper's Hawk and some Chocolate Espresso Martini! Must mention that we loved the modern decor and the service quality. we had an amazing time, and can't wait to be back soon! 



Thanks Cooper's Hawk Winery and Kincaid PR for hosting us! 

HONEY-BLONDE BALAYAGE: BEAUTY BRANDS AMBASSADORSHIP


@beauty.brands Ambassador! Yes, I have been holding this news for months now. So excited to share that all of my followers will now get 20% off at Salon & Spa services at @beauty.brands locations. Screenshot the coupon BELOW: 


Here's a look at BEFORE! You can see that my roots are overgrown. My Balayage has faded and has become brassy. My curtain bangs are overgrown. 


If you know me, then you know that I love to get my hair done. With losing my hairstylist of more than a decade, it’s been a journey, which finally led me to @lindsay_does_hair at @beauty.brands , Olathe, Kansas!


To get me Summer-ready, we decided to refresh my Balayage by bringing it up higher with more gold tones, get face framing curtain bangs and tone it all down to the most beautiful shade of Honey-Blonde! Big, bouncy curls on hair that I fell in love with! My ultimate goal is to have a style, which I can air dry. My stylist understood my vision, and her placement of color through balayage achieved that beachy Summer glam! I can style it with a curling iron to get these bouncy curls , or air dry it after scrunching my curls with some curl care products.


“Balayage,” is a French word, which means, to sweep. The color is painted upon. In highlights, the color is placed on selected chunks of hair. In Balayage, the color is placed on certain sections of hair. Its a much more low maintenance color job, than getting regular highlights,as the growth line, is more subtle. I feel , that overall, it gives a much more laid back chic vibe. My hairstylist at @beauty.brands , @lindsay_does_hair creates a custom balayage which frames my face! I love discussions with my stylist, over what my vision is and what can be achieved without compromising the quality of my hair! 




What beauty service would you like me to highlight next? Let me know in the comments! 

FLORALS & WHITE JEANS: EXPRESS STYLE FILES

 

Is Summer even complete without a white denim outfit? Add florals to that, and you are all set. For this month’s outfit post with EXPRESS , I opted for some rose-toned florals which are beautifully offset in black! Paired it with my favorite high-rise white skinny jeans! This is such a classic combination that I try to re-create a florals-white denim outfit every time I get a chance. 

Peplum is another favorite of mine, and I love for an excuse to add another peplum to my collection. Peplums are so versatile, and so flattering or all body types. especially for this of us with a mom-bod, as I call it. This top is one, which is not only great for Summer, but can also be taken forward to fall. Pair this top with dark jeans in Fall, and booties and a felt hat and its a great Fall OOTD. 








SHOP THIS OUTFIT : 

KC DAISY TEE OOTD: SHOP SMALL STYLE FILES

 










My heart is always torn between Kolkata and Kansas City ! And I wear my heart on my sleeve, almost. The Kansas City Daisy Tee from Jill Marie Tees has been my Summer staple! From shorts to linen pants, from the lake to the beach, it has traveled with me all Summer long, all across the Midwest and India. The best part of this T-shirt is the fact is how friendly it is to moms like me, who might have a lil mom pouch. My body isn’t the same as it was years ago, and I appreciate how brands are now focusing on real bodies. Have you visited the Jill Marie Tee storefront at Zona Rosa KC , yet ? You can surely find it there or even online. Jill Marie Tees and Jill Marie Baby are a local female-owned, small business who have the cutest picks! 

Paired my Kc graphic tee with mid-rise denim shorts and white sneakers. Also added pink statement earrings by Nickel and Suede and matched it with hot pink lips - Candy Yum Yum by MAC. What's your Summer uniforms. Let me know in the comments. 

A huge thank you to everyone for the overwhelming response to my Instagram stories. The DMs have been glowing and my heart and cup are both full! Also more details on the outfit on the blog soon! 

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IMMERSIVE VAN GOGH EXHIBIT KC

 


Van Gogh Immersive KC  is truly a lifetime experience! I grew up learning to appreciate Van Gogh as my father was a huge fan. Years later, when I met my husband, found out that he was also a huge fan. SO it had been on our wish list to someday see the paintings! When we were hosted at the Van Gogh Immersive KC, it was truly a dream come true. 



At the Immersive Van Gogh, viewers are transported to a 360 degree experience with 500,000 cubic feet of monumental projections animating Van Gogh’s oeuvre. The mind of the genius is illuminated by moving images that highlight brushstrokes, detail, and color. It’s breathtaking and awe-inspiring as the visuals change to darkness, while the musical notes tug at your heartstrings. If you are an art-lover, then you can’t miss it! If you are not an art-lover, then you will surely become one.



The creator of our Immersive Van Gogh exhibition is Italian installation artist Massimiliano Siccardi, whose work was seen by over 2 million visitors in Paris and was featured on Netflix’s Emily in Paris.  



This ultimate, not-to-be-missed Kansas City immersive art exhibit is perfect for the whole family – kids love it! Whether you’re looking for the perfect date, an excursion with friends, a photo-perfect ladies’ night or an unforgettable solo expedition, Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Kansas City is one of the best things to do in Kansas City this summer!




Tickets are available online or at the venue in Zona Rosa! The Van Gogh Experience is in Kansas City till September 5, 2022, so make sure that you don't miss it! 





Thank You Zona Rosa and Van Gogh KC for hosting us!