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Good Eats: Punch Bowl Social
Love TL Hayden

I’m a few weeks late with this post but it’s still my birthday month! Every year I bring in the New Year with my husband and the kids. We grab a hotel room, chill, snack, pop bottles and watch the count down.

Love TL Hayden

This year was no different except my besties got a hotel room the eve of the eve for some much needed girl time while the hubs kept our kids. That night the girls and I went to a comedy show and the morning of New Year’s Eve, we did brunch. 

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Our ritual is to always try and meet up for each others birthdays, and going out to eat is pretty much our fave. My restaurant of choice this year, was Punch Bowl Social. I’m always a fan of a cool atmosphere and a well branded restaurant. There’s also so much to do there like bowling, karaoke, arcade games, virtual reality play, table games, and miniature glof. 

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Four of us ordered the It's a Mer-Man's World Punch Bowl. It was good and a little strong. I’m not a bourbon person but I do like rum and pineapple.

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It Included:

Old Forester Bourbon + Teakoe's Pineapple Papaya Tea + House-Made Cardamom Syrup + Doctor Bird Jamaican Rum + Fresh Lime Juice

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I ordered the Monkey Bread French Toast with scrambled eggs. This meal caught my eye first. I have a sweet tooth so I also put a little syrup on mine.

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Monkey Bread French Toast

Sticky, Gooey Brioche Bread + Salted Caramel + Candied Walnuts + 'Tender Belly' Bacon + Eggs Any Style

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We had a great time catching up, and of course we couldn’t leave without taking pics! If you love backdrop photos, you’ll love the laundry room vibe downstairs. There also a pink setting with couches and chandeliers upstairs.

One of the best weekends ever!💕

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 Love, TL Hayden

You can grab the “DRINKS WELL WITH OTHERS” tee from my shop and I’ve saved some of my favorite brunch accessories below.

Out & About At Chicagogrammers 2nd Birthday/Pool Party
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If you're in Chicago and Instagram is your jam, you should probably join the Chicagogrammers, a group on facebook and instagram that allows you to network with entrepreneurs and meet new people. Almost every week they send out a new location to meet up, most of which are sponsored and free. This past Sunday was a summer pool party in honor of their second birthday at 1407 on Michigan. While there, my cousin (Chicago Makeup Artist & Sheena Marie Glam Squad Makeup Artist) @zhanemaryann did my makeup and a live Facebook tutorial to grab some attention. 

Founders of the group @Katie_Carrico & @thehungrybuddah did an amazing job putting the event together. Vendors attended with food, drinks, and booze while creative entrepreneurs showcased their business and work within the apartments of the building. Although I've been a member for awhile, this was my first time attending an event with any of them besides the ShopBuzzed Events that I was apart of last year in which some of the group members would attend. It's been hard to stick to RSVP's and dates when you've got kids and random things that are known to pop up. I do plan to attend more along with my cousins since I've made them sign up to get their networking on too.

Love, TL Hayden

The Happy Place Comes To Chicago and I Couldn't Miss It

I'm a tad bit late on this post since our weeks have been moving pretty fast now that the summer is almost over. We've been on an adventure trying to enjoy every last bit of it. This summer, Chicago finally got a chance to take advantage of a pop-up photo experience museum. I'm still waiting for The Museum of Ice-cream or Candytopia to make it here, but on Saturday, July 29, The Happy Place gave us all the vibes of fun and happiness. I attended with my cousin/business bestie/ Chicago makeup artist Zhane Mary Ann. For 2 hours, we were big ass kids and not ashamed. If you haven't been and you're in the Chicago area, it's here until September 3. Tickets are about $30.00 per person.

Love, TL Hayden