Today’s post is sponsored by JORD watches. All opinions are our own.
Good morning, friends! I hope you’ve had a fabulous start to the week! The three of us were able to take a little road trip last weekend, which was such a treat! While we love every second we get to spend with Isla Meline, we don’t get away as much as we used to and miss those times in our old life where we could just pick up and go (after dropping the dogs off with family, of course). One of our favorite quick getaways is Kansas City. Over time, we’ve developed our own little routine of things to keep us busy for 2-3 days while we are down there. From Omaha, it is less than a three hour drive, so definitely do-able without taking any vacation days!
You may notice a pretty fabulous watch on Logan’s wrist in some of the photos from our trip. JORD watches contacted us awhile back to see if we’d be interested in collaborating. I had seen some of my fellow blogger babes showcasing these watches in the past, and knew how gorgeous they were! After looking through their watch selection and learning more about the company, I knew Logan would love one of their men’s watches. You guys, this watch is so classy and well-made. If your husband, boyfriend, dad, son, friend’s cousin’s uncle (you get the idea) is looking for a statement piece that will easily transition from work to weekend attire, you HAVE to check out these unique watches. They make such great gifts, too! Logan has worn his almost every day since it has arrived. And don’t worry ladies, there are plenty of women’s styles to choose from as well! I’m loving the styles with the brightly colored faces since you all know I love to add a pop of color to every outfit I wear!
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Now, let’s get to sharing some our favorite Kansas City stops:
Legends Outlet Mall
Legends is a great outdoor shopping center with a variety of shops, including plenty of our favorite outlet stores. Since we were on a tight schedule, I only made it to a few stores this time, my favorite being JCrew Factory. There are a ton of restaurants surrounding the mall (we ate at Zaxby’s), and it’s super close to Nebraska Furniture Mart, Great Wolf Lodge and CommunityAmerica Ballpark. Isla loved watching the pretty fountain in the center of the mall.
I think we first heard about this place from some of the locals and it has become a must on our list of stops in KC! Logan stops here just for the Italian Sausage. It’s a small, local grocer with a pretty expansive meat counter that leaves you wondering if this is what grocery shopping used to be like. You just bake the sausage in the oven and serve with your choice of cheese (see The Better Cheddar below) and crackers. They always seem to be having some type of BBQ cookout when we stop by, but we haven’t ever sat down to eat (at least not yet).
If you only have time for one stop in Kansas City, Country Club Plaza has to be it! (Logan may beg to differ though…) The restaurants and retail are among the best in town and the Spanish architecture is so beautiful! My favorite stores to shop on the Plaza are Gap (it’s two stories!), West Elm, Kate Spade, Kendra Scott and JCrew. There are so many awesome restaurants, but more about our favorite in a bit.
The Better Cheddar
This is a cheese connoisseur’s dream. I couldn’t even begin to guess how many different varieties of cheese they have, and the best thing of all is that you can go through and taste test to see what you like! They have other snacks, oils and drinks, but there is a reason this place puts the cheese in their name! Our personal favorite is the Wisconsin Applewood Smoked Gouda. This cheese is great by itself (or with Italian Sausage from McGonigle’s), and we haven’t found a cracker it doesn’t taste good with. We aren’t usually big on fancy cheeses, but this one is worth the price (or at least worth the free taste test).
McCormick & Schmick’s
While Logan has tried just about every fish on the menu (Halibut, Swordfish, Shark, Marlin, etc.), I usually go with anything stuffed. And, of course, we always finish off the meal with a Chocolate Bag for dessert (chocolate, fruits, cream). This place is a little on the expensive side, but it’s great for a fancier date night. We also love Brio (for lunch) and have heard great things about Seasons 52. What are your favorite restaurants on the Plaza? We’re always up for trying something new!
Isla had a great first visit to KC (actually second, but she didn’t get to see much at four weeks old), and we will definitely be going back in the future! What did we miss? Anything we need to be sure and check out next time?
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Hope you all have an amazing Wednesday!