kitty brew cafe

Coffee and kitties…who knew? Kitty Brew Cafe, Mason OH

So I just took my little one to Kitty Brew Cafe in Mason Ohio this morning, FINALLY.  And let me tell you something…there is some serious kitty love and coffee drinking going on over there.  I don’t always research places before I go… I like surprises and I feel it helps keep my opinions genuine. So I really wasn’t sure what to expect.  But I just have to let you all know how great it is! Continue reading “Coffee and kitties…who knew? Kitty Brew Cafe, Mason OH”

Lot No. 1 Coffee

Lot No. 1 Coffee Shop, you are my dream come true!

I found my new coffee spot!  Lot No. 1 Coffee Shop, you are my dream come true! You know when you walk into a place and you’re just like…”Yeeesssss!”  That was my instant reaction when I opened the door to Lot No. 1, the newbie coffee shop in Lebanon, Ohio.  I’ve been on a hunt for a new coffee spot where I can sit, sip and blog and I have found it!  It is super inviting and even a bit luxurious! Continue reading “Lot No. 1 Coffee Shop, you are my dream come true!”

Cavu Coffee Shop drink and donut

What I love about Cavu Coffee Shop!

What I love about Cavu Coffee Shop…As I continue my quest for unique and satisfying coffee shops, I was reminded of Cavu Coffee Shop located in West Chester, Ohio.

Coffee shops in strip malls always make me nervous.  We all know how strip malls are built…the storefronts completely lack character.   It’s entirely up to the store to design and create their image.  Which I have to imagine is difficult and costly.  So when I walk into a strip mall store that has a distinct brand design and feel to it, I’m instantly pleased.   Continue reading “What I love about Cavu Coffee Shop!”

cocoon coffee stumptown coffee cups

Stumptown Coffee Roast at Cocoon Coffee Shop is a MUST if you love coffee! – Mason, OH

I am always on the lookout for a new coffee spot.  I especially appreciate coffee shops that are unique and offer something above and beyond coffee.  Wether it be the ambience, the baked goods, the background music, an interesting mix of people….I want to feel like I’m getting more for my $4+ cup of coffee.  I recently stopped at Cocoon Coffee in Mason, whose motto is “Drink Well, Live Happy”.  Cocoon Coffee just recently opened, in January 2017.  I didn’t have high expectations due to it’s strip mall location, but I was surprised at how big and open it is inside.  I didn’t have that immediate, “I love this place!” reaction that I was hoping for when I walked in, but as I looked around I began to appreciate it’s subtleties.  And after learning more about their commitment to quality and partnerships, I’m completely sold. And you will be too! Continue reading “Stumptown Coffee Roast at Cocoon Coffee Shop is a MUST if you love coffee! – Mason, OH”

The Tuck Box in Carmel is the THE cutest tea house EVER!

The Tuck Box in Carmel California is THE cutest, most charming, fairy-tale like tea house I’ve ever seen! It used to be that you could only go at certain “tea times” but now you can go anytime you like. The tea selection isn’t as big as I imagined it would be but the scones are DELICIOUS!! And who doesn’t want to go somewhere magical when they’re in Carmel to begin with? Continue reading “The Tuck Box in Carmel is the THE cutest tea house EVER!”

If you’re in Napa Valley, Peju it up!

If you’re in Napa Valley, Peju it up!

Peju Winery is one of my favorite wineries in Napa Valley! It’s so charming!  It feels like you’re in a fairy tale when you’re there. The grounds are beautiful with a garden you can stroll through while sipping your wine.  There’s even more beautiful sights and an art gallery inside.   Continue reading “If you’re in Napa Valley, Peju it up!”

Little Blackwood – Queenstown, New Zealand

Love, love, love this bar in Queenstown!  They make the most unique elegant drinks!  The bar itself is quite intimate but the vibe is super chill and they often have live entertainment.  I ordered the Sparkling Elder (Brancott Estate Brut Cuvee, BOLS elderflower, Chambord & mint) and my partner ordered the Manuka Old Fashioned (Makers Mark, Manuka Honey, Angostura bitters) and we also tried the Japanese Garden (Sake, Pimms, Lychee Liquer, fresh cucumber and mint and topped with ginger beer).  Delightful!!

Gibbston Valley Winery – Queenstown, New Zealand

If you’re looking for a nice place to enjoy lunch while wine tasting in the valley, definitely stop at The Gibbston Valley Winery restaurant, where your waiter will perfectly pair wines with your lunch choices. Wether you want to sit indoors on a chilly day or outdoors when the weather is nice, you’ll find your surroundings cheerful and relaxing.  There’s also a shop on site for those of us who like to shop! The tasting room is bright and open with plenty of room to accommodate small or large groups.  The wines are versatile and easy to drink.

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