La Zona Fort Worth

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If you love a great patio thats insta-worthy, wood-fired pizza and very reasonably priced cocktails, you won't be disappointed. Welcome to La Zona. The design and thought that has gone into this little secret is creative and cool without being snobbish. La Zona consists of two distinct venues. Hotel Madrid, occupying the main building, is the bar and restaurant. Across the small property, is accompanied by a porch and patio, is the Saint Sofia, a tiny out-building serving coffee and churros.  

The vibe: Think industrial ceilings married with Mexican tile and you have the interesting decor that is Hotel Madrid, which is actually the name of the restaurant. (La Zona applies to the entire experience, including a trip to Saint Sofia, the small building next door). The atmosphere inside is cozy — veering toward cute in places but welcoming and accessible. Though certain touches (like the full-wall mural of swirling pastels) seem indulgent, even excessive, I still liked it.

La Zona
Spanish meatballs $7
Fried calamari $8
“Date Night” pizza $14
Pepperoni pizza $14
Sofia salad $10
Grilled cheese sandwich $9
Churros $5

Overall: It’s a great place to hang out and enjoy a slow coffee or a glass of wine, tapas with a friend, and watch Fort Worth pass you by. 

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Striped Dress

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Summer dresses are starting to be one of my favorite things. Not only are they perfect to wear on any occasion but I am totally loving the stripe trend I been seeing this summer. I mean who doesn’t love a pretty summer dress? Even though I’m really not a dress type of chic

While shopping at my go to favorite store for summer dresses, Forever 21, I came across this Striped Asymmetrical Button-Front Cami Dress for under $30 and I fell in love. Not only is the fabric lightweight (perfect for those hot summer nights) but it’s perfect for a day to night transition. I love finding great dresses like this stripe dress that make getting dressed look so easy and effortless. Sharing some more of my favorite striped dresses below. Enjoy! -xo Mel 

Photo Credit: My daughter Mariah

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Red Floral Dress

Photo Credit: My daughter Mariah 

So let me start off by saying, I’m not really a girly girl dress type of person. I wear them on occasions, but never been a huge fan of dresses for the simple fact I love to feel comfortable all day. Sneakers and t-shirts has always been my go-to pieces,  but once you find those perfect statement dresses, it’s hard not to feel pretty in them.

I got this dress a few weeks ago (when the weather was perfect) and the moment I put the dress on I immediately thought of a thousand different places I could wear it. Lunches, cocktail parties, by the beach, and even a spring/summer wedding. As someone who is not normally drawn to a floral girly dresses, I decided to branch out this summer and give it a go. Much to my surprise, I really this style of dress. The silhouette is a classic look and feel(and very flattering on my shape), it’s even better in person and I think it looks so good in photos!

This red floral dress really is the perfect addition to my spring (and summer) wardrobe. I cannot wait to wear it to special occasions! I am also sharing a few of my other favorite red floral dress finds below. Enjoy! -xo Mel 

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