Yum, yum, yum!

Food is life, right?! I mean, without it, we’d be a world of “hangry” people…or least I would be! Anytime I am able to find a new eatery with my foodie partner, also known as my hubs, I immediately think of you guys. (Not even kidding!) So, without further ado, let me formerly introduce you to this little charm in the city…meet The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli!

2617 Devin Street Cola, SC

Talk about a treasure of yummy deliciousness! Oh. My. Goodness! We were fortunate enough to catch them before they stopped serving breakfast to begin switching over to their lunch menu! I would compare their food to Panera but waaaay better. It’s almost like comparing Embassy Suites to Trump Towers! (Just my interpretation. Both are good, but one is better!) It’s presented in the most simplistic way and get this…with every single breakfast sandwich you get a FREE miniature cinnamon roll. I have never had so much goodness at once for breakfast. See my meal below!
The BIG Max & the mini cinnamon roll
Sourdough bread, black pepper bacon, whole grain mustard spread//Nail polish: Let’s Be Friends OPI Hello Kitty feature
 

My husband had the steak and eggs sandwich and he described it as, “Magical!” I pinky promise this was the word that came out of his mouth. Ha! If you are concerned with the price point, you don’t have to worry because it’s nothing on the menu that’s more than $8.50! I want to assume that it’s so affordable due to being located near the University and wanting to be able to cater to the college students’ budgets. 

Cinnamon Roll Deli was so, super busy when we arrived and it never died down in time for me to get photos of the “cinnamon roll bar”! So let’s use that as a way to make you want to go and see what’s it all about! But I did score this photo of the inside area! Notice the artwork on the wall! It’s from local artists and all of the items are for sale. What an awesome way to support local artists! 

Art work features on the far wall – all donations go to Rescue Pets
Small entrance signage

Definitely, absolutely, positively go here when you have a moment and want to enjoy some amazing food with an even better price point!
Coffee bar
wall decor
 

Ordering area
Front page of their menu
Sample of their featured item of the day: pimento cheese grits

Comment below when you have a chance to visit and let me know what your thoughts are! Already been here? Great! Share your thoughts for myself and others to see! ENJOY! 

Casually Being Impromptu 

Don’t you just love when things happen in your life and you immediately say to yourself, “this is a future post!”? I totally had this moment while having dinner this week!  I thought the title of this post was kind of fun, catchy and pretty random at the same time. All which describes me on the daily!  I wanted to create this simple and impromptu post just to share some ideas on how to be casual and comfy for dinner dates  whether it’s with your girl-friends or with your special someone, husband, whoever.  Being cute while being comfy at the same time is MAJOR KEY for me when choosing a way to pair clothing items.  Once upon a time, I wanted to wear the highest heels and the tightest skirts.  I would be so uncomfortable! But as I have gotten older I only want to be comfy.  Can you agree?

Earlier this week, I was able to link up over dinner with one of my gal pals. She’s a charm and so was dinner at a local restaurant located in Five Points called Publico.  Great location, great interior set up, and awesome food.  It’s not an “upscale” place…I categorize it to be very laid back.  I was aware of where we were meeting for dinner Wednesday evening so I knew that I didn’t have to go for the sexy, sultry look but more of a cute, fun and casual outfit.  Although, I truly believe in the phrase, “there’s no such thing as being overdressed,” this was one of those days where I threw that completely out of the window.  I didn’t really have a process of putting these simple items together but below is sort of what my thought process was for the event:

  • wear a Fall color; nothing too bright
  • polish nails a neutral color that can be shown well in a dim area – – white
  • wear comfortable yet fashionable shoes – – based this on the weather

After considering all of these things, I came up with this outfit:

“Dress how you want to be addressed!”


Romper: Old Navy (no longer in stock)

Boots: Target (no longer in stock)

Denim jacket: Old Navy

Purse: MK Jet set travel tote

So the takeaways from this post are:

  1. When in Columbia go grab a bite to eat at Publico (check out the food blog on IG – TheSouthernBellestonian – to see food deets)
  2. Yes, you can be cute/sexy, comfy, and still work it like there is no tomorrow in an affordable manner
  3. the Iphone 7+ is capable of taking some pretty cool pictures

Hope this helps you in some way now or in the future! Don’t forget to check out my IG too – – thought I’d throw that in there! *wink*