Memphis. The sweet city that taught me more than I could ever imagine. The city that challenged me and pushed me. The city that tested me and forced me to grow. The city that gave me friends that will stand next to me at my wedding, be aunties to my kids and are always there when I need them. The city that showed me a different way of life and forced me to leave my comfort zone. To you Memphis, I say thank you.
So I realized that I hardly ever post about Memphis, which is pretty ironic because I live here. So I decided I need to start sharing some of my Memphis favorites with you beautiful people. This week we are talking about some of my favorite restaurants, because one of the things I love about Memphis is all of the great places to eat. Now these are all of the places I love to go if I want a good hearty meal, meaning health food is not on the menu… Or it is, but that so isn’t what you should order.
Reading is one of my favorite pastimes, but I don’t always read as much as I would like. Luckily I have been able to make more time for it recently than I have in the past. I should also say, that I have been on a kick lately of reading books that are being turned into or have been turned into movies or TV shows.
One of the best things about the blogging community is that it is truly a community that supports each other. The Liebster Award is place for new blogs to tag and promote each other. I am normally not into the “tag and share” posts that you see on Facebook or whatever, but this an awesome concept that can help everyone 🙂 So thank you Holly for nominating me!
If there is one thing I do consistently when planning for a trip, it is research. I do as much research on a city as I can before I actually leave for the trip. Some would say this takes the spontaneity out of travel, but I would rather have a plan than be spontaneous. At least I accept and own that I am a planner. So how did I plan for a city that has so much to offer?
I honestly can’t believe I started this blog a year ago. It seems like yesterday I was sitting in my old apartment and deciding if I even want to start a blog and here I am a year later happy as ever that I did.
I have loved all of my recent travels, but my trip to New York was one that I was especially excited for. I hadn’t been to the city in years and never as an adult who got to actually decide what I wanted to see and what I wanted to do. Even though I have never had some crazy desire to live in New York like some do, it’s hard to deny the draw of such a spectacular city.
Quick, easy and healthy meals are my favorite type of meals. I also don’t necessarily differentiate what types of food I eat for different meals. For the most part, I have a few meals that I love to make and will eat at any time of the day. A lot of people find that weird and I can’t really argue with them. I have weird eating habits, what can I say? One of my favorite go-to meals that I will eat when ever is a delicious acai bowl. Memphis doesn’t exactly have a large acai bowl market, so after I moved I started making my own. So here goes with my recipe for a yummy acai bowl.
So, I’ve been away a while (48 days to be exact) and I am going to try to stop with the hiatuses. I have talked about my crazy work travel schedule in previous blogs. Well, that combined with a bunch of personal travel and a hectic personal life have resulted in no time to work on my sweet little blog. In all reality, there will be another hiatus at some point, but I swear I am trying to avoid that. Even when I am not able to post here, I try to keep my Instagram and Twitter updated, so check those out.
This was my second time in Chicago and I was so excited to go back and have more time to explore the city. During my first trip I was in and out in less than 24 hours; this time I had two full days. Needless to say, I was beyond excited and felt so much more prepared.