Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Palo Duro Canyon, Texas

B had always told me about Palo Duro Canyon and how amazing it was so I was THRILLED when B's mom surprised us and took us there to check out the Canyon AND watch TEXAS, the musical.  Palo Duro is the second largest canyon in the US.  I've been to Waimea Canyon in Kauai and after Palo Duro, all I have left to see is the Grand Canyon.  I mean, I've seen the Grand Canyon from above a plane, but never on the ground.
I enjoyed living in the south over the last year and a half, but seeing the red dirt and rocks just make me feel closer to homeI am definitely a beach lover but the desert also has a huge part of my heart.
After a lovely briscuit, sausage and ham dinner catered by Feldman's Wrong Way Diner, we took in the sights and waited for the musical to start.  It is a great show to take the family.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and the amphitheatre where it is performed is just a gorgeous venue.
We are enjoying a few days in Amarillo visiting with B's mom, stepdad and Uncle Newt, before we hit the road again.  Stay tuned because we will be reaching our new home on Friday !
Have you ever been to Palo Duro Canyon or Amarillo?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Mas Tacos, Nashville

For our last breakfast in Nashville B and I headed to Más Tacos and we were not disappointed.  
It is not a fancy place, but to me that is a sign for some good Mexican food.  I'm not gonna lie, Nashville is definitely a foodie's delight but truly authentic or delicious Mexican food here has been hard to find.  Of course, I am a brat in saying this because I grew up in California and lived by the Mexican border for a while oh and did I mention I am a Spanish language teacher?  Although, I am from El Salvador I do know my Mexican food.  So buckle up and let me show you what we got.
I started out with a Piña and Cilantro Agua Fresca which was super delish and refreshing.
 A delicious breakfast taco with avocado and crema fresca.
Breakfast Taco with chorizo
 And we split this bowl of Cuban beans with plantains.  This was probably my favorite.  It reminded me of my youth when I used to have this dish with my family.  Even though it's called Cuban beans with plantains this is a common dish in Central America as well.
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At Más Tacos, there was no abuelita in the back making this food (at least not that I saw) but the young group of cooks do know how to mix some good Mexican flavors together and it was delicious.  They also had some awesome spicy salsa verde which I had not been able to find since living in the Rio Grande Valley.  I never was able to find  huevos rancheros as good as Taco Palenque in the the RGV but breakfast as Más Tacos was a wonderful way to end out foodie adventures in Nashville.
Más Tacos is located at : 
732 McFerrin St 
Nashville, TN 37206
 
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And YES, you did read correctly, B, the canine travel team and I are hitting the road TODAY and heading to a new adventure in our covered wagon.  You can follow our adventures on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and of course here on the blog.
Have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, July 21, 2014

Isle Style : Kimono Kardigans...


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Brigitte Bailey Lacie Floral Kimono
Earlier this summer I told you how I was in Kimono love.  Well I still am, except I've added a little detail to the Kimono Madness : how about a longer kimono.  We can call it a Kardigan or  a Duster but the soft feminine feel is really what matters the most to me!  I am digging the Brigitte Bailey one above because it can work over a pair of jeans, swim suit, a slip dress, the possibilities are endless.  Right now, throwing them over shorts and a tank is nice and easy not to mention it adds a super light layer when you may need to cover up a bit. 

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Print Duster Kimono
Slowly but surely I've developed a little love for python prints.  I like the earthy yet fiesty vibe of the print.  Don't get me wrong if I ever come across a snake I will high tail it out of there, but I can live with them  harmoniously in the fashion world.  As you probably know, Nordstrom is having their anniversary sale, which is where I found the Print Duster Kimono above.  They have a bunch of kimonos on their site for great prices.  You might even venture into the junior area and just go up a size and get yourself a great deal.  I found a gorgeous aqua one here for $44 !
Kimono Kardigans, love it or leave it?





Friday, July 18, 2014

Kendra Scott GlamRocks collection


GLAMROCKS is Kendra Scott's Fall 2014 collection 
and it just launched this week! 
Charlsea Necklaces Skylie Pendant Necklaces / Karalyn Long Earrings
 In the press kit,  Kendra Scott included some "key words" that were part of putting this collection together and I got so excited when I read:
GLAM REVIVAL
1970's
ARROWHEADS and CRESCENTS
She had me at glam revival and then 1970s! I mean I was born in the 70s!
Definitely my favorite part of the collection were the arrowheads and iridescence of some of her pieces.  These pics don't do them justice, but I wanted to give you some IRL pics.
I fell in love with the rings.  They were a little boho, gypsy chic.
The Ella Ring in Platinum Drusy and the Skylen Ring in Black were my absolute faves.  Another plus about these rings is that you could easily stack them.


Check out the rest of the collection  at

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Tunics...


One of the things I love about summer is feeling free especially when it comes to clothes. That's why I am all about summer tunics. I can't get enough. Just grab and go! If they have embellishments, you don't have to worry about accessorizing. However, with a solid color, bring out the necklaces, right? 
Which tunic is your favorite?

Friday, July 11, 2014

The Loveless Cafe : Nashville, TN


The Loveless Cafe is one of those Nashville institutions that we just had to check off of our list.  As you all know, B and I love us a good breakfast, so we headed down to Loveless early on a Saturday morning.  We had been warned that the line would be crazy, but it's a bit easier when you are just a couple and get there before 8am.  Inside, it feels like being in a cozy family environment, which is a nice feeling for constant travelers like us. 

While we waited for our table, we strolled around the little boutiques that surround the restaurant.  There is also a nice Loveless Cafe Souvenir shop.

But we all know why we came here.  They start you off with some freshly baked biscuits.  
How could anyone refuse?
And here are our dishes.  Mine was the eggs and BBQ and it was super good.  Definitely huge portions, so you will definitely be asking for a box, which they are more than happy to provide.
Where do you like to go for Breakfast on the weekends?

 

Monday, July 7, 2014

Spicy Watermelon Mint Salad

 Watermelon is one of those summer delights and it is perfect on it's own.  
However, if you want to add a little kick to your watermelon, I've got just the thing for you and it is SUPER easy. 

As you can see above, in typical sealaura fashion, the recipe involves chopping the ingredients and throwing them into a big bowl.  Depending on how many people you are serving, you can use less of each ingredient.  I used 1/2 a watermelon, juice from 2 limes, a handful of mint, and 2 jalapeños, and sea salt to taste.  Be careful when you chop the jalapeños and either use gloves or the plastic bags from the store.  You don't want to touch your eyes or anything else for that matter when you are dealing with these puppies.  Although I used 2 jalapeños I would definitely use 1 or 1.5 next time because the spice factor was intense.  I love spicy food and am not one to shy away from it, but even for me it was a wee bit too spicy.  Remember, you are keeping the seeds and those add a lot of POW! I ended up adding more watermelon to my mix to calm the spice down.
Chill the salad for 2 hours so the flavors can mix and you are good to go.  You can eat it on its own or chop it finer to use it as a salsa.  Let me know if you try it!
What is your favorite summer fruit?

Monday, June 23, 2014

Team USA...


Shopbop Flag Scarf
After last night's devastating TIE, yes TIE during the USA vs Portugal game, it's tough feeling rah rah.  But it's even more of a reason to get pumped for the next match, you can't be a fair weather fan you know.  It was an amazing game but that last 25 seconds nearly killed me.   I felt like someone had punched me in the face.  Nevertheless, I really like how the team is pushing forward and so shall I, armed with a little USA gear.  I know not everyone is jazzed about the World Cup, but hopefully you are jazzed about summer and all things 4th of July.  I've curated some pieces here that will help you get in the spirit of things without going over the top.  I personally was wearing my flag scarf as I watched the game and plan on wearing it a ton more for years to come. 
Soludos Espadrilles Breton Stripes
These Breton striped espadrilles are just perfect for summer and are a little patriot whether you are American or French, n'est pas?
Billabong USA Yeah! Tank
So what do you think? 
Are you going to be adding a little red white and blue to your look?



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