How is it already August? Seriously, I’ve been freaking out this week at how fast this year is going by! Today, I’m trying something a little new on the blog. But before I do, I just want to say THANK YOU to all you people who have been following along as I started the blog this month. Your support has meant the world to me (seriously!), and I am grateful for your grace with me as I learn what I want this thing to look like. I know I’ve been all over the place lately. 🙂 What I do know is that the vision for Viva has been (and always will be) to share my real life with y’all. And in an effort to do that, I wanted to share what I’ve been up to the past month!
Happy hump day, people!
Last week you may (or may not) have noticed I was pretty quiet. In a spirit of honesty, it’s because a lot of things in my life have been changing. No one loves change (or maybe you do and I respect that), but this girl especially doesn’t. I don’t know why I felt like I needed to share what’s been happening in my life as of late, but here it goes.
Many have asked and not many have received…until now. Most people know I am a total foodie (shout out to the fam for raising me that way) and while this list is ever evolving, I wanted to share my favorite fifteen places that I get my grub when I’m home. I’m breaking this bad boy down by category since the food scene in Texas is insane. So here it is: my top three places to get coffee, brunch, lunch, dinner, and happy hour in Dallas.
With harvest season around the corner (that happens in late September or early October for you future wine-o’s), I wanted to share a little Napa Valley travel guide with y’all! Last year I decided to go on a last minute trip to wine country with a few friends for a long weekend and it was one of the best decisions I made in 2016. (Seriously, I’m not even being dramatic!) The food, the wine, the views – everything about this place is perfect. Pour yourself a glass of wine and let’s get this party started!
Bear with me here, because for this post I’m going to take you on a little journey.
I moved to Dallas almost exactly two years ago today and started working at my current job shortly after that (seriously, where has the time gone?!). This week, I’ve been reflecting on all the people who made that happen and all the people who have made this city home. For those of you who don’t know, I sought a lot of wisdom from a lot of people (a few of them being mentors) in making the decision to move to Dallas. While it wasn’t far from home, the move didn’t really make sense at the time.
Happy Sunday, friends!
As many of you know, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started this weekend. If you follow ANY fashion bloggers at all, your Instagram feed has probably been filled with the best buys from the sale and basically why you should buy all the things. BUT you should still keep reading because I am making no money off this post. I’m legit just trying to help a girl out. Thank me later. 🙂
Throughout the past two years at my job, I’ve been asked many times what made me choose to work there. We joke about it all the time at recruiting events, but the answer truly is “the people”. The people are the driving force behind the culture at a company – they maintain it or they can change it. But before we get into the details, let’s break down what corporate culture is.