Coffee Date no.9; Brunch at Brown Butter Creperie & Café

Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you’ve had a wonderful week, and are ready for a beautiful weekend!!

I think it’s safe to say I’ve found my new obsession, and it is definitely the crepes from Brown Butter Creperie & Café!  I had the cinnamon & sugar crepe, and it was absolutely delicious!  I’d never tried a crepe before that day, and the best part is the fact that every crepe can be made gluten and dairy free!!  They also have incredible coffee, and the entire aesthetic is organic and truly beautiful!  Aside from crepes, they have other food options for brunch such as salads and paninis, and they are bringing leige waffles and quiche to the menu soon!  I can definitely see myself being a frequent visitor, especially since I’ve already made plans to go again next week!  

Two of my best friends and I visited Brown Butter before heading to the Tulip Time festival in Holland, and it was the most beautiful, sunny day!  We had so much fun chatting and snapping polaroids, and it was truly the perfect morning for brunch!  Cassie ordered the lemon & sugar crepe, and Ally ordered the blueberry & goat cheese crepe, and both of them recommend trying those flavors if you’re ever in the Grand Rapids area!

I hope you all have the most beautiful Friday, and enjoy the lovely (dare I say) summer weather!  Only one more week until I leave for California and Europe, I am SO excited!!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Coffee Date no.8; Spring Celebration & The Perfect Shift Dress

Striped Shift Dress // Tory Burch Sandals // Polaroid Camera

Happy Friday everyone!  I can’t believe it’s finally my summer vacation, and that I’m finally a senior!!  I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than with my favorite macarons, a delicious drink, and exploring the beautiful city during the spring (and, of course, having a few rolls of sushi)!  So far this summer has started out perfectly!!

The weather has been beautiful lately, so I couldn’t resit throwing on the cutest shift dress!  This dress is perfect for the spring and summer, and the best part is it’s only $13!!  I paired the dress with my favorite Tory Burch sandals, and I spent the afternoon snapping pictures of the beautiful scenery and taking “candid” polaroid photos!  It truly was the best day, and I cannot wait for many more summer days spent like this!!

The best part about summer is the fact that I have quite a lot more free time to create content, and I already have some incredible posts and ideas planned!  I promised you this summer was going to be a fun and exciting one, and I cannot wait to share each moment with all of you!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Coffee Date no.7; Red Cups & Relaxation on Lake Michigan

Happy Friday everyone, I am SO excited that it’s the weekend!!  It’s going to be 70 degrees in the midwest today, and I am loving the endless spring weather!

This past week my dear friend Paige (Where the Wildflowers Are) and I visited my all time favorite coffeehouse, The Sparrows Coffee, Tea & Newsstand on a beautiful sunny day!  We spent the afternoon catching up and chatting over delicious lattes, while admiring all of the new books, magazines, and newspapers on display!  

Later that week, my family and I took a trip out to Lake Michigan to watch the sunset!  There is truly nothing more beautiful than a sunrise/sunset in the midwest, and it left me feeling refreshed, relaxed, and recharged for the week to come!  Sometimes a trip to watch the sunset and enjoy the fresh air is much needed!

I hope you all have the best weekend, and have a beautiful Friday!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Coffee Date no.6; A Parisian Afternoon

Happy Friday everyone, and happy St. Patricks Day!  I hope you had the most beautiful week, and do something special to treat yourself this weekend!  I’ve been loving the beautiful snowfall in Michigan, as well as the bright sunshine, and I’ve been using this week to start on some spring cleaning and closet organization!  Take a look at my Spring Cleaning Checklist for College Students{3 DIY Natural Cleaners} post to see what projects I’ve been tackling this week!  The first day of spring is Monday (March 20th), and I am so excited to start the new season with a fresh home!

This was my first week back after our vacation, so Ally (A Touch of Tulle) and I decided to stop by our favorite macaron place and catch up!  We spent the afternoon chatting over coffee and macarons, and shared stories of our adventures from the past week!  It was a chilly, snowy day, so cozying up in our favorite coffeehouse was perfection!

It’s so crazy that one week ago we were basking in the Bahamas, and now we’re back in Michigan and back to reality!  However with only five and a half more weeks until summer, I’m pretty excited to be back!! If you haven’t already, take a look at my Week in the Bahamas {Places to Visit & Travel Tips} post and my Mauve & Stripes in Nassau, Bahamas post to check out my travels from the previous week!  I hope you all have a beautiful Friday!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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Coffee Date no.5; Spring Weather & Soul Searching

Happy Friday everyone!!  I hope you had the most beautiful week, and have been enjoying the lovely spring weather!  I’ve been outside as much as possible, and hearing the birds chirping, smelling the fresh air, and feeling the warm sun is truly perfection!!

This week was a crazy one, and I have never been more excited to say that today is Friday!  This week was filled with midterms, a 12 page research paper, multiple assignments, campaign planning, and seemingly endless hours of reading and studying.  While it definitely took a toll on my mental health, it also left my soul feeling refreshed and re-inspired!  The beautiful weather, and the fact that Doug and I’s cruise is in ten days, definitely helped motivate and inspire me as well!

This week I stopped by a lovely coffeehouse right by my campus (details coming next Friday!), and I switched it up and went for an iced coffee rather than my usual hot cup!  The switch to iced coffee officially symbolizes spring to me, so I grabbed my Ray-Bans and my Tory Burch sandals and decided to explore downtown!  It was wonderful seeing so many people outside enjoying the warmth and sunshine, and it truly made my heart so happy seeing everyone’s smiling faces!

I stopped for a while on the famous Blue Bridge, and let my mind wander while listening to the rushing river below me.  Feeling the fresh breeze while watching the sunset left me feeling refreshed and zen, and I could instantly tell that my mind, body and spirit were back in alignment!  I had also been lacking positive energy throughout the week, so being able to absorb the good vibes back into my body felt incredible!  A crazy midterm week ended with the most beautiful rediscovery!

We all have tough moments, and instead of letting it affect your entire mindset try doing something that will reinvigorate your soul!  Also, make sure you check out my 9 Ways to Beat The Winter Blues {& Get Out of a Rut} and my 20 Ways to be Genuinely & Authentically Happy posts for a little extra inspiration!!

Love & Good Vibes

Tessa

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