Coffee Date no.1; Girl’s Day in the City & Eclectic Coffee Bar

Happy FriYAY everyone!!  I’m so excited for today’s post, because it’s the very first “Coffee Date” post on my blog!  I briefly mentioned in a previous post that every Friday I was going to do a “weekly recap” post, and I also talked about how one of my goals for 2017 was to visit all of the coffeehouses in my city.  I decided to combine the two, and create the “Coffee Date” series which I will share every single Friday!  Multiple bloggers do this type of post, where they recap a week or a month, and that’s exactly what I intend to do!  I want to share the moments of my week with all of you, and talk about the coffeehouse that I decided to visit as well!

This week was truly a fantastic one, and yesterday my dear friend and favorite person Paige and I decided to have a spontaneous girl’s day in Eastown, Grand Rapids!  Eastown is my favorite place to be, so when Paige mentioned getting coffee at Squibb Coffee Bar I was so excited!  Squibb is a newly opened coffee bar on Wealthy, and the interior is the perfect mix of minimalism and eclectic vibes!  Not to mention, the soy vanilla latte and soy matcha latte were delicious!  Paige and I had the best time talking about our goals and dreams, and all of our plans for the future!

After coffee we decided to drop by Cherry Street, which holds my favorite sushi and macaron place!  There’s also an absolutely beautiful Indie bookstore, which I’m featuring next week! Make sure you stay in touch for that, because I know you’re going to love it just as much as we do!

We spent the rest of the afternoon sharing macarons and stories at Le Bon, and I spent the evening in a hot LUSH bath with sushi, The Office, and a (very) large mug of tea!  An absolutely perfect day with one of my favorite people in the world!

As I mentioned earlier this truly was a wonderful week, filled with a lot of beautiful moments!  I was able to spend some much needed quality time with my best friends, and also focus a lot on my personal health and wellness!  This week I focused a lot on the beautiful little moments that make each day special, and received a lot of mental clarity and joy because of it!  I’ve never felt happier and more optimistic about the future!!

Love & Good Vibes


Today’s Inspiration


    • Tessa
      January 21, 2017 / 9:48 pm


      Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words! Your blog is absolutely adorable, and I LOVE your style!! So cute!!

      xo, Tessa

  1. January 20, 2017 / 11:59 am

    Hi Tessa, this coffee bar looks amazing! I wish I stopped into local coffee shops near me more often 🙂

    • Tessa
      January 21, 2017 / 9:50 pm


      It truly was!! There’s nothing I love more than exploring new places!! Your Cards for Canines post was absolutely adorable, and you have such a great blog!!

      xo, Tessa

  2. January 20, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    This coffee shop looks so cute! I need to start exploring local coffee shops more instead of my usual Starbucks!

    xo Rachel |

    • Tessa
      January 21, 2017 / 9:51 pm


      It definitely was, but nothing will EVER beat Starbucks (in my opinion)! The obsession is too real!! I love reading your blog, and your latest list post was incredible!!

      xo, Tessa

    • Tessa
      January 21, 2017 / 9:55 pm


      It’s definitely one of my new favorites!! Local coffee shops are the best!! <3

      xo, Tessa

  3. January 20, 2017 / 4:29 pm

    Sounds like the perfect day! I love checking out new coffee shops. Happy friday!

    • Tessa
      January 21, 2017 / 9:56 pm


      I agree, checking out new coffee shops is the best!! I absolutely adore your blog, and your latest “Currently Loving” post was incredible!! I hope you have a beautiful day!! <3

      xo, Tessa

    • Tessa
      January 21, 2017 / 9:57 pm


      It was adorable, and the coffee was perfection!! Happy Saturday!! <3

      xo, Tessa

  4. January 21, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    Love this idea of coffee dates on fridays!! And how fun visiting all the coffee shops! I looooove coffee!! Great photos too! Can’t wait to see more!

    Xo, Steph

    • Tessa
      January 21, 2017 / 9:59 pm


      Thank you so much, I really appreciate your kind words!! I absolutely love your blog, and your style is incredible!! Congratulations on your baby girl! <3

      xo, Tessa

  5. January 21, 2017 / 11:24 pm

    This coffee shop is so pretty! And what a fantastic idea! My hubby and I do something similar and go to a new brunch spot in our city every Sunday! xo

    • Tessa
      January 22, 2017 / 9:08 am

      Thank you so much, what a beautiful tradition!! Doug and I love going out and exploring new places, there’s nothing better! <3

      xo, Tessa