Is it just me, or does it feel like we had a full work/school week? Were we really off for Labor Day? Oh well….we made it to Friday & that’s all that matters, right? Our holiday weekend flew by & we definitely enjoyed plenty of family, friends & food! Pretty typical! We’re experiencing some amazing fall-like temps here in the Midwest this week & I’m loving that you can basically step out in just about anything (clothes-wise) and be comfy! I love 60-70 degree weather!
With a busy couple of weeks ahead of us (2 mini trips in 2 totally different parts of the US in a matter of 7 days — eeek!), I wanted to make sure I got a Friday Faves post out because I DO have several “favorites” to share with you!
FITNESS: (I realized I cannot do without my barre classes & will be back for another month….or forever.) Last night I joined up with a group of girlfriends for a special 1 hour barre class at a local winery here in the Fishers-area – Daniel’s Vineyard. Who knew this little gem existed? The vineyard & winery were gorgeous! I felt like I had left Fishers & was flown directly to Santa Barbara! What a gorgeous, hidden property! Class was an intense 1 hour, but the huge room where we did class was GORGEOUS – a perfect space for wedding receptions & parties Fishers friends! After B Present owner, Tammy Weisweaver, had succeeded in kicking our booties (completely), we were dismissed out on to a gorgeous balcony outside of the banquet room for wine – yay! While the workout was great & much needed, the girlfriend time + wine therapy was pretty top notch too! I’m so thankful I’ve 1. Been successful in converting my girlfriend Tracy to a lover of barre and 2. Have met this amazing group of women – all thanks to barre! I’m pretty sure our laughs carried across the vineyard last night! Thanks so much for putting such a fun event together B Present Studio! Let’s do it again (soon)! Fishers friends – you MUST check Daniel’s Vineyard out! They have tons of upcoming events (and wine slushies)! Cheers!
FOODIE: I’ve definitely shared my love of Halo Top on the blog before, but did you know I have a new favorite flavor? I scored the limited edition PUMPKIN PIE at our local Fresh Thyme today! Hello! I’m such a sucker for ANYTHING pumpkin, and this flavor does NOT disappoint! I popped the lid off as soon as I got home & gave it a try, of course! The bonus? ALL Halo Top is “buy one, get one free” at FT! If that isn’t the deal of the century, I don’t know what is! Hurry out & scoop this flavor up friends!
FASHION: If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know that I have two friends who are opening a boutique here in Fishers – State of Grace Boutique. A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to help them out with some pics sporting a selection of what they will be offering in their boutique. Yep, I had a little “preview” & let me tell you, these gals have picked out some AMAZING things!From yummy fall cardigans, comfy dresses, booties, to perfect fitting denim, this boutique is going to be “the place” to pop in & walk out with an amazing fall wardrobe! They plan on having their Grand Opening on September 16th & will be open that day from 10am – 7pm! Another “must check out” my Fishers friends! Don’t be surprised, too, if you see a familiar face there too! I’m SO excited for these ladies! (Be sure to follow State of Grace Fishers on Instagram!)
FAMILY/FUN: First up on our “2 mini trips in 7 days” list is our annual trek to the BMW Championship! Chris and I have been attending this golf tournament together for the last 4 years! This year the tournament is back in one of our favorite Midwestern cities – Lake Forest, IL! This will be our 3rd visit to Lake Forest & I cannot wait! It is the PERFECT, dreamy, beautiful Midwestern city! Plus, get this, temps are predicted to be in the glorious low 70’s! It doesn’t get any better than 70 and sunny for a day on the course! Not to mention, BMW certainly goes ALL OUT when it comes to patrons attending this tournament – – – you’ve gotta love perks, right? Hoping for a cute (black)hat this year! (Too bad my man Tiger won’t be there……)
I hope everyone has a GREAT Friday, into an even better weekend! I’m gearing up for a crazy 2 weeks, but I’m feeling really good about all that’s to come!!! Stay tuned for updates from beautiful Lake Forest next week! I’m telling you, that city is just lovely! As for the trip after that one? You’ll find out soon enough….
xoxo – Jamie
P.S. We are praying for everyone in Florida – stay safe friends! I’m begging Irma to steer clear of our happy place……