Friday, July 24, 2020

My Glamping Experience

I normally chat a lot about travel on my blog, but since COVID I haven't been anywhere! I finally went on a little getaway earlier this week and it was so nice. Glamping has been on my radar for a while but I never found time to plan a trip. I found Firelight Camps last fall and have been wanting to visit ever since. It's very close to my boyfriend's college and is the perfect overnight trip. We felt very safe the entire time- everyone was socially distanced, wearing masks as needed, and the staff kept everything very clean. We loved being able to hike, explore Ithaca, and relax. It was so serene being surrounded by fireflies, listening to the crickets, and being awoken by the sun instead of an alarm. It was a much-needed getaway and I hope you all get to experience it! They were also recently featured in Country Living Magazine's top places to glamp- here's the article if you want to read!

Enjoy!

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It was so great to explore the multiple hiking trails all connected to the campground!



Use code ABBY10 for a discount on my suit!





We ran into the Ithaca Commons and got to-go food and brought it back for a nice dinner on the porch!



They had the most beautiful fresh flowers all around the camp!

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Find Me in the Flower Field

Happy Thursday everyone! No matter what flowers always brighten my day. Spending quarantine in the greenhouse was such an escape, and yesterday visiting  The Flower Stand was such a wonderful experience. It's such a pleasant environment and the perfect safe summer activity. The owner, Ellen, could not be nicer and takes immaculate care of the field. Between the rows of flowers, bees buzzing around, bright colors, and wonderful music it really is a slice of heaven. If you're local to Buffalo I definitely recommend making the trip to Springville! Here are a few snapshots from my visit. 

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Summer Favorites from Sail to Sable

Hi everyone! Sail to Sable has been a long time favorite brand of mine. They have so many great classics and always add a fun twist. This summer especially, I've been living in my Sail to Sable pieces. In today's post, I'm sharing some of my favorite pieces for summer that are great staples in any wardrobe. I also love that Sail to Sable offers afterpay as well!


Enjoy!




Not only are these shorts adorable, but they're also super comfy!





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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Black Owned Businesses You Need To Know About

Today is #blackoutday2020 and I'm sharing some of my favorite black-owned businesses to shop at and a few that I've recently discovered! I've been seeing a ton of wonderful lists going around on Instagram and other platforms for different cities that include local black-owned businesses and restaurants. If you're local to Buffalo here's a link! I encourage you to find a list for your city and start to support them if you have not already. Other than supporting black-owned businesses locally, there are SO many wonderful online stores you can support! #buyblack

Here are a few of my favorites:

       

The Tiny Tassel | I've worn earrings created by Mimi for years! They are a Charleston-based company and have so many cute accessories, clothes, and more. I've been dying to head to Charleston and visit her store!

          

Lemlem | This brand is a recent find for me and let's just say I'm obsessed! Not only was it founded by an incredible black woman, Liya Kebede, but it is also made ethically in Africa. I am obsessing over everything on their site for summer and need to make a purchase asap!


Estelle Colored Glass  | Who doesn't love hand-blown rainbow glassware? Everything on this site is beyond beautiful. 

    

Kemi Telford  | If you love fun prints and bright colors you need to check out Kemi Telford. I also love the story behind the brand, you can read more here!

  

Mateo NYC  | I love adding jewelry to my collection and am always on the hunt for new brands. Mateo NYC has so many stunning accessories that I'm gushing over. 

      

SIKA  | This is another brand that is ethically made with all of its fabrics sourced from Ghanaian markets. All of the colors and patterns are breathtaking! I'm also in love with their printed puffer jackets.


       


Indego Africa | You guys know I'm obsessed with straw bags, and they carry so many beautiful options. They also have pottery and other home decor that is absolutely beautiful. 

      

Brother Vellies | WOW do they carry so many beautiful and unique shoes! 

   


McBride Sisters | This company was founded by two sisters, Robin and Andréa! They created a wine company wanting to inspire every woman to be "empowered and fearless".  I'm so excited to try their wine!



Greer | Who doesn't love stocking up on cute stationery and office supplies especially when many of us are working from home. Greer is Chicago based and carries a variety of adorable office accessories. They have great prices as well!

I hope you enjoyed and #buyblack today! Read more about the movement here.






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