Růže Cake House

by Michelle Lella


I'd say I have a new obsession, but I've been going here for a while and just haven't had time to blog about this magical place. Feast your eyes on Růže Cake House! The moment you walk in, you are greeted by a flood of delicious smells and their gorgeous minimalistic decor. It's really hard to feel anything but at ease when you're surrounded by such beautifully delectable things.

Růže usually has new specials or featured items each month and this month... it's hot chocolate flights! My friends and I had to partake and witness these beauties in person and boy were they good! 

Bottom line... this little treasure of a bakery in Old Town Scottsdale calls for a special visit and I hope you can make it in soon. If you need some inspiration or something to brighten your day, follow their Instagram for new daily treats. 

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Ruze Cake House
Ruze Cake House

Photos were taken by the talented Sam Tooker. 


Postinos

by Michelle Lella


Lovely brunch date with my manfriend, Garrett, at Postinos today!  First time trying their brunch and although the menu isn't extensive the food was sooooo good!  Couldn't help but snap a few photos with their beautifully rustic decor <3


Teaspressa

by Michelle Lella


Good afternoon loves!!

I am more than excited to tell you about a wonderful company and wonderful lil lady!  I met Allison a few months ago and have slowly fallen in love with the business she created, Teaspressa!!!  So I'll be dead honest, I am not a tea fan.  Coffee rules and controls me.  However, Allison totally changed my caffeinated life!!!  Her tea concoctions are brewed like gourmet coffee drinks and I am simply addicted!!  All her creations have distinct delicious flavors including unique tastes like rose, pineapple, lavender, and so much more!  My fave right now is the London Fog and I highly recommend you try it when you get to meet this amazing lady!

I met Allison and learned about Teaspressa at an event for Calypso St. Barth at the Quarter.  This lady can be found at events and even does pop up shops! She also does bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, and really anything you can think of.  Not only is her tea simply delicious but her set up is truly to die for.  She decorates according to the event you are throwing and even creates custom drinks for your special occasion!!

Needless to say I AM OBSESSED!!  I cannot wait to try more of Teaspressa's creations and experience more of their events!! Check out their webpage here and you will not be disapointed!!

Here's some fun pictures of delicious treats and fun events!

Allison (Founder of Teaspressa <3)


Pineapple Triangle//AZ Share That You Care

by Michelle Lella


If you haven't been to AZ Share That You Care (hosted by Pineapple Triangle) then you are for sure missing out!!! I had the pleasure of attending last Saturday and boy oh boy was I in Heaven.  The beauty of this event is that you get to meet and purchase from all local AZ vendors.  This market has an amazing variety of different shops to purchase from.  It ranges from home decor, to Henna body painting, to sweet treats and tea and so much more!! The market was held at The Croft Downtown and was filled with great music, friendly faces, and amazing art.  I cannot wait for the next one!!! Follow Pineapple Triangle on Instagram to get updates on when AZ Share That You Care will happen!! You'll definitely find me and my open wallet there!! :)

Here are some of my photos from the Event!!  Stay tuned on my Instagram to see all my fabulous purchases!!!

Savannah Ashley Art This girl makes amazing unique pieces such as these floral antlers, and gorgeous decorated globes!!  You have to check out her dream catchers too!

Savannah Ashley Art

This girl makes amazing unique pieces such as these floral antlers, and gorgeous decorated globes!!  You have to check out her dream catchers too!

What an amazing space to have an event!!!!

What an amazing space to have an event!!!!

My girls from The Dog Party!!!  First of all these girls are the sweetest!! Secondly.. they have amazing accessories for your dog and even for you!! I cannot wait to share the tank I got from them!!  All dog lovers need to check this out!!

My girls from The Dog Party!!!  First of all these girls are the sweetest!! Secondly.. they have amazing accessories for your dog and even for you!! I cannot wait to share the tank I got from them!!  All dog lovers need to check this out!!

The Florette!!!!  How can you not like this idea!  A mobile flower company!  They're amazing for any kind of event or just to brighten your day!!!!

The Florette!!!!  How can you not like this idea!  A mobile flower company!  They're amazing for any kind of event or just to brighten your day!!!!

This is me getting my lovely henna from the girls at Asian Fusion!!!  They did an amazing job and cannot wait to book them for a party!!!

This is me getting my lovely henna from the girls at Asian Fusion!!!  They did an amazing job and cannot wait to book them for a party!!!

And when I walked outside WaffleLuvAZ was waiting with treats!!  How perfect!  Follow their Insta to see where they will pop up next!!!!

And when I walked outside WaffleLuvAZ was waiting with treats!!  How perfect!  Follow their Insta to see where they will pop up next!!!!


Bunky Boutique/Giant Coffee

by Michelle Lella


I recently ventured into the cutest little boutique connected to an amazing coffee shop!!  My friend Rachel (who works at Bunky) showed me around I was just in love!  It is easy to pass this hidden treasure but just look for an huge purple mural you know you have found it!  When you walk in you will run into the coffee shop on your left first.  I was greeted by two friendly baristas and amazed at the gorgeous atmosphere of the shop.  Rachel suggested the honey vanilla latte and of course I took her advice.  It was amazing and I cannot wait to go back and try the other options!  I've heard only positive things about their breakfast burritos also so I'm definitely going back for that!

Then Rachel directed me over to Bunky Boutique.  HOW ADORABLE!!!  They have the perfect mix of delicate jewelry, unique tanks/tees, and colorful accessories.  I loved their set up and their truly original pieces!! Rachel told me they are also starting to have private parties!!  They will close the shop just for you and you and your best girls can have your own intimate shopping party!!  How fun does that sound!? 

Overall I can definitely see myself coming back to this location to hang out.  I mean cute clothes and coffee?? So glad I visited this treasure in Phoenix and I think you all should do the same!!  If you try the burrito let me know so I can live vicariously live through you!!!

Here some photos of Bunky and Giant!!  Feel free to check out their sites here and here.  For my outta state friends, you can shop online at Bunky too!!!!

BUNKY  BOUTIQUE

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GIANT COFFEE


Snooze, An AM Eatery

by Michelle Lella


I had the luxury of working later in the day today so I convinced Garrett it was the perfect day for a brunch date! If you haven't tried Snooze then get in your car and go right now!! Or when you get the chance.  They have amazing breakfast options ranging from a simple but delicious egg sandwich (on pretzel roll) to Brioche stuffed french toast.  We went to the one in Tempe right by campus and it was to die for!!!

Garrett and I go through the same dilemma when we go out to breakfast. Sweet or savory?!?!?!  Today we conquered this obstacle.  He ordered a ham Benedict, I got the "Sandwich I am" and then we split a peanut butter cup pancake.  Needless to say, we were in a food coma for a while after.  I'm kind of in love with this place and already want to go back to try their other dishes!

Oh!  And you must check out their amazing selection of breakfast drinks.  Like I said I was working today and couldn't indulge but their pineapple mimosa is one for the books!

Check out their menu here!


Crepe Bar

by Michelle Lella


I was so excited from the moment I heard the name of this breakfast place until the minute I walked through the doors.  It's kind of a hidden little treasure located off Elliot and Rural.  I had never heard of it until my boyfriend suggested it for breakfast the other day and boy am I glad we went!  As we walked inside it was obvious to see that this was a popular place.  The line was almost out the door and tables to sit were hard to find.  This did not stop the staff from being extremely attentive and courteous.  While we were waiting for our food they brought us complimentary granola and even some of their rose porridge with honey drizzled on top.  Overall, this place was amazing and the overall experience was great.  I highly recommend it and I cannot wait to go back!  There are both sweet and savory options so you cannot go wrong with a menu like that! You definitely have to try their Egg Up Noblebread which is pictured below.  I give it two big thumbs up:)

Check this lovely place out here!


Brio

by Michelle Lella


Since I turned 21 my new obsession has been happy hour.  Honestly it has everything I need and more.  It starts at an early time so I can go to bed whenever my tired soul wants, there is inexpensive delicious appetizers, and of course the discounted drinks!!  I have been searching for the best happy hours so I thought I would share them with you all.  Please just don't go at the same time as me because I'll fight you for a table :)

 

 

The first happy hour I investigated was Brio at the Scottsdale Quarter.  And when I say investigated I mean went for like the billionth time and already knew what I was ordering.  You just cannot beat this happy hour menu!  It is so inexpensive and delicious! I recommend their spinach artichoke dip and their mango mojito.  If you go on a Wednesday, it is five dollar martini night so great for a girls' night out!  The only downside of this happy hour is that you can only get it when you sit in the bar area (which is really small) or sit on the patio (ummm It's Arizona in the summer). So you might have to wait, but you can always get a delicious drink in the meantime!

 

Six appetizers and 7 drinks for $70 dollars total! 

Check out their bar menu here and don't forget to get there early!!!