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Happy Monday, my loves!  Sooo I would up doing zero of the things I'd mentioned wanting to do last week, but I still had a great weekend.  I headed out to the 'burbs on Friday and hung out with my sweet mama.  It was so nice to spend some quality time with her (not even embarrassed that she's one of my best friends!).  We enjoyed some treats from my favorite coffee place out by her, Graham's 318 (I hassle her to go there literally every time I see her.  I'm obsessed!).  We walked around the town's quaint little shopping district and enjoyed the fall air and chatted like ladies.  I bought a couple artsy cards and played with fascinators in an awesome shop called the Paper Merchant and bought the coolest little old fashioned frame from a boutique called Anastazia.  After dinner she took me to All Chocolate Kitchen, which blew my mind.  Have you ever been to this place?  Holy moly it's outrageous.  It's owned and operated by world-famous pastry chef and sugar artist Alain Roby.  He hangs out with Martha Stewart and Julia Child and makes cakes for celebrity weddings.  NBD.  The sweets at ACK are out of this world!  I tried some of his custom truffles--the pumpkin spice was my favorite (OBVI, it's fall), but the dark chocolate salted caramel and curry coconut came in close behind.  By far the coolest part is the sugar art!  There is a giant chocolate tree adorned with blown-sugar woodland creatures, giant chocolate sculptures, giant blown-sugar pumpkins and cakes toppers...  Roby was actually there when I visited, too, so I got to see the artist creating his sugar sculptures: taking the ball of sugary dough, heating it up with a blowtorch, and molding it into absolutely stunning creations.  I was so geeked out! 

For the rest of the weekend I took advantage of rainy weather and took some long weekend naps, brunched with friends, brunched with my dad... I got some good family and friends chill-time in.  It was a really relaxing few days and I'm feeling totally rejuvenated. 

I've rounded up some of my favorite favorites from last week on Instagram.  I'm definitely feeling the fall vibe.  Click through to check out their gorgeous accounts, you won't be disappointed!

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Stay Inspired!

xo    Britta