I had the best time visiting my BFF Lindsay in Kansas City this past weekend. As a Midwesterner through and through, nothing makes me happier than traveling to a state so sprawling that it takes a 30-minute car ride to get anywhere. Linds has the most adorable home (as you probably already know), so I love staying with her and seeing her latest decor updates. Like this settee she originally found on Craigslist and had reupholstered in a punchy pink (and added tufting!):
Isn't her inspiration board fun, too? The first thing on my KC to-list was to buy some new shades, after discovering I had lost my trusty Raybans. As I've talked about before, I have probably had 25 pairs of Rayban Aviators in my lifetime. I always end up losing them, and I try for a bit to be happy with cheap alternatives. Nevertheless, I always eventually go back and buy another pair of Aviators because I love them so much.
This time, I went with the blue-tinted glasses, and love them! Friday night, we went out and caught up over sushi and cocktails on The Plaza. Saturday, we had the most delicious Italian lunch at North. I had the fig, goat cheese, and prosciutto pizza (sans the prosciutto, since I'm a pescatarian). It was TO DIE FOR. Are you getting the point of our weekend? Food and drink. :) That afternoon , we went to one of our favorite spots- Imperial Massage. Linds will probably get mad at me when I let her secret spot out, but I have to share. This massage spot is so incredible. However, the set up is kind of weird and might alarm you if I don't warn you. Basically, it's a dark, open room with several reclining chairs. For a 1-hour massage (don't worry, you keep your clothes on) it's only $30! And it is a good massage. Just read these reviews. Anyway, I am not ashamed to admit I asked if we could go back Sunday, too. It's that relaxing! After our massages, we did a little shopping. My favorite decor store in KC is Nell Hills, so we went there first. The prices are incredible! I loved this brass lamp with a snakeskin-textured shade:
Saturday night, we went to La Bodega to have a few cocktails and tapas.
Two of Lindsay's KC friends, Erika and Kate, came out with us too! After sweating profusely on the patio at La Bodega, we walked over to Port Fonda for a few drinks.
I LOVE this place. Every time I visit Linds, I make her take me here at least once. Port Fonda is a contemporary Mexican restaurant that started in an airstream trailer (as all good Mexican restaurants do), and is now one of KC's hot spots.
I love the light-up letters in their main dining area:
Sunday morning, we went back to Port Fonda for brunch. The bloody mary bar there was insane. I am not the brightest bulb in the box, and didn't realize those toppers were pork-rinds til I filled my drink with them (waa waa):
After brunch, we did a little antiquing. Unfortunately, neither of us found anything we couldn't live without. However, we did visit a junk shop and this sign cracked me up:
I need a home. Any takers? ;)
Sadly, this will probably be my last visit to KC. Lindsay is moving to Dallas in a few months for work, and I couldn't be more excited to have her several miles closer to me in Houston. I predict regular weekend visits in my near future. As always, thank you Lindsay for being the best host and friend in general!
Did you do anything fun this weekend?