OKC photo diary
Personally I can hardly believe I am posting pictures less than a week after returning from somewhere (!). Like I’ve mentioned before, my sister and I headed down to Oklahoma City for a weekend of exploring, eating and whatever else crossed our paths during our little getaway.
We decided to make our way down Friday night, and woke up fresh Saturday morning in the biggest hotel room ever! After filling up on our complimentary breakfast we Ubered our way downtown and spent the rest of our day walking, up and down and back and forth through the city. We didn’t have hardly any expectations, nor plans, and probably saw about 80% of the downtown area, from the cutesy Plaza area to the commercial Bricktown. While the city was definitely worth a trip, we did see what we felt we needed to see in less than 8 hours, and headed North again after a quick Anthropologie-West Elm-Whole Foods run Sunday morning.
Plenty Mercantile, the cutest shop with literally something for everyone. Gifts, food items, interior and beauty products. Such a well-curated store, they even have a rooftop area where they host events and workshops!
I always make it a point to stop by a couple of unique coffee shops and roasters when I travel, and our first stop was Coffee Slingers, just up the street from Plenty Mercantile. Little gems like these are one of the reasons I hope to travel around the Midwest some more, because you never know what you will find.
Another pleasant surprise was Sarah Kate Studio, the brightest, most perfectly curate boutique. So many ideas, inspiration and things I wish I could take home with me!
After walking all morning we had a late brunch-lunch-and-mimosas date with Cheevers, a recommendation from my friend Hannah. Luckily we grabbed the last outside table with absolutely no wait, though we had been told we might need a reservation to secure a spot..! Ohmygosh my masa cakes with shrimp risotto and poached eggs were amaaazing.
We were also more than lucky with the weather, as tornadoes invaded only a day after we left and we both gained some wicked sunburns during our time there. We found our way to the Plaza district, popped our heads in a few more shops and hid in the shade to sip on a couple of cold beers from Oak & Ore. Okay, this photo does reveal that we completely downed them, but that’s beside the point.. (another great recommendation from Hannah!)
At this point we both had blisters, me on the tops and backs of my feet, Amanda on the bottoms, and so dinner became thai takeout in the park, taking advantage of every second of sun. This was followed by a margarita overlooking the river in Bricktown and a short raid of a candy store I missed the name of, before we ended the night early in our king-sized bed with some assorted candy and raspberries.
The perfect, short, sister “vacation”. What more could I ask for??