cafe izmair pt II

cafe izmair pt II

i’m wearing isabel marant cropped top from tenet in southampton, severed levi’s (formerly boyfriend jeans from urban outfitters), and dvf suede pumps (clever take on the manolo blahnik bb for a fraction of the price. although the bb is still far more gorgeous), and carrying a billy reid leather iPad case (shown here as a clutch). she’s wearing j.crew pants & denim top, j.crew sandals, dannijo jewelry, and carrying celine

frank’s outback part II

frank's outback part II

Dallas Looks Twice: Away Day (Pawleys Island, SC)

Frank’s
10434 Ocean Highway
Pawleys Island, South Carolina

she’s wearing tunic from lifelong favourite boutique augusta twenty – the fashion haven of teens, furman students, and mothers alike. from rachel zoe to the absolute chicest local artists’ handmade jewelry, friends jen and melissa do this place right. personally, i like to just go hang out and smell the votives. (to visit their website, click on photo), she also wears american apparel leggings, sam edelman sandals, and a j.crew woven clutch

yeah, yeah, yeah my tuna nacho stack was incredible (cheers to sirracha & spicy mayonnaise, the super duper turbocharged flavours of the decade) and the blackened mahi special did the Pawleys Island fishermen justice, but it was only when our sinfully beautiful waitress Hamilton (what a chic southern name) brought out the dessert menu did lust truly kick in. mouth watering, pulse racing, that kinda good… 12-layer caramel cake, derby pie, brownie that was manically killer… i could have taken the whole menu and stuffed it in my mouth and chomped on it til i was dragged out of that place by my cosabella bodysuit (necessary). go, go, go (pawleys, frank’s, just do it all)

dallas food trucks: the butcher’s son pt II

dallas food trucks: the butcher's son pt II

she’s wearing j.crew lightweight bomber in army green and Mossimo for Target heels. she carries a kate spade ny bag

she’s eating the beef tenderloin quesadilla with caramelized onions, grilled mushrooms, and swiss cheese

the experience in total was completely enjoyable. seeing people getting excited about food and culture and interacting in a town like dallas is huge. dallas, in comparison to cities like new york and boston, seems more disjointed. perhaps this is due to lack of a widely-used transportation system or to the nature of the social structure, but anytime it feels the mold is being shaken, i get all fired up.

the food truck scene was like a little community. people taking lunch breaks and drinking in the gorgeous afternoon, people sampling each other’s pho or cupcake bites, people meeting for the first time, babies running around all our legs, it was heartwarming in many ways. not to mention, completely gastronomically satisfying.

the butcher’s son is phenomenal: experimental and satiating dishes with the perfect portions. the toppings and additions to simple sandwiches and quesadillas proved classic but just quirky enough to cause me to want to come back and try just a few more items on this menu…