Brunch: Rosella at the Rand

Rosella's at the Rand

Ready for another San Antonio brunch recommendation???

This time we are moving a little deeper into Downtown San Antonio with Rosella at the Rand. If you live in San Antonio, you might have heard of this little café, since they have a few locations. And while all the locations are pretty good, today I’m going to focus on their newest location in the historic Rand building.

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Dia de los Muertos

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Today is Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, the rich traditional Mexican holiday that remembers family and friends who have passed away, with altars (ofrendas), music, food, art, and more. It spans over two days, one day dedicated to the children (All Saints Day) and one for all that have passed (All Souls Day). Dia de los Muertos is not to be mistaken as a “Mexican Halloween”, but rather as cultural celebration of the living and dead. During this time you will see sugar skulls and marigolds all over the place! It’s absolutely stunning!

Have you seen Coco? It revolves around this holiday! To read more about how this tradition got started and how it’s celebrated, check out this article by NatGeo! Read More

CommonWealth Coffeehouse & Bakery

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As y’all might know by now, I love brunch! Bae knows I love brunch as well, so whenever he hears or tries out a new place, he knows to let me know and eventually take me! He knew immediately that I would love this place: CommonWealth!

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Madrid, Spain

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Ah, Spain!

Anytime anyone asked where I was going for my trip, I said Spain. I didn’t mean to leave Portugal out, and I was excited about going there, but everyone is more familiar with Spain and it just seemed easier. Also, everyone I had talked to that said they had been to Europe, said that Spain was their favorite. I found out immediately why that is and I couldn’t agree more!

Let’s begin with Spain’s capital and the heart of the Iberian peninsula: Madrid! Read More

Sintra & Cabo de Roca, Portugal

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Now let’s travel to a real life fairy tale town and the prettiest place I ever did see! My favorite city of the whole trip: Sintra! Also, since we took a little detour to a surprise spot, I’ll share some pictures of that too!

Unfortunately this was only a half day trip and I really wish our tour would have included a whole day here (two days in Lisbon would have been enough). I’m pretty sure about 80% of the group would agree too! But Sintra is now on my list of places to visit again and I can’t wait to share with y’all this charming little town! Read More