Where to Find All Things Pumpkin this September

Happy September! Fall is almost upon us. And with fall comes the flavors of fall, including my favorite…pumpkin! In my book, pumpkin is the official flavor of September, October, and November. I patiently wait through all of the other seasons every year in anticipation of my beloved pumpkin spice latte. Yes it’s that serious. There are a few place that you might want to put on your all things pumpkin this September to add to your fall adventures.

Baskin Robbins

Photo Courtesy of Baskin Robbins

This month, Baskin Robbins is introducing a sweet spin on a classic with its newest Flavor of the Month, Pumpkin Cheesecake. This seasonally-inspired treat features pumpkin and cheesecake flavored ice creams with ginger snap cookie pieces and a cinnamon cream cheese flavored ribbon.

Cracker Barrel

Photo Courtesy of Cracker Barrel

Just in time for pumpkins season, Cracker Barrel has added a Pumpkin Pie Latte to their new limited-time menu. The Pumpkin Pie Latte will feature Cracker Barrel’s Crafted Coffee with sweet, seasonal pumpkin pie flavors, then topped with whipped cream and a sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice (available now through Dec. 1).

Dunkin’ Donuts

Photo Courtesy of Dunkin’ Donuts

Pumpkin Season is back big time for Dunkin’ as they are bringing in fall with several pumpkin options to choose from: Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte,

Pumpkin Flavored Coffees, Pumpkin Donut, Dunkin’s Pumpkin Muffin, Pumpkin Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee, and Pumpkin K-Cup® Pods.

First Watch

Photo via First Watch

What’s better than enjoying a stack of pumpkins! Well enjoying a stack of pumpkin pancakes know that your purchase will help a child get equal access to healthy foods. With 1 in 6 kids in America struggling with hunger

daily, First Watch has made it their mission to change that. So during the month of September, 10 cents

from every Pumpkin Pancake Breakfast sold will be donated directly to Share Our Strength’s Dine for No Kid Hungry. And until every child has equal

access to a healthy start, they will continue to donate 25 cents from every kid’s meal sold all year round.

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Saturday 03.30.19

It’s a round 2 cup of coffee type of day.

Have an amazing Saturday!

In the Cup: Macchiato Latte 📍Sipp Coffee

T-shirt: Old Navy

Sweater: Forever 21

Breaking News: National Coffee Day is Actually Indeed Everyday

It’s National Coffee Day but we all know that’s everyday! I’ve had an amazing caffeinated year thus far. Check out some of my highlights and continue to follow along on Instagram at @missluvleelocs.

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Coffee Shop Love: Buteco [Atlanta,GA]

Today my daughter and I stopped by Buteco in Atlanta to check out their espresso offerings. First of all, it’s a super cute place. Love the vintage Brazilian vibes! The inside is pretty cozy, but they have plenty of space outside to enjoy your coffee, cocktail, or delicious food.

Yes! They offer much more than just coffee! They also offer an authentic Brazilian food and cocktails. On this trip I just order a Dirty Chai, which was wonderful. My daughter went for an Ice Chai Latte, which she gave 2 thumbs up. I’ll definitely be back to check out the rest of the menu!

Buteco

1039 Grant St SE

Ste C-10

Atlanta, GA 30315

www.butecoatlanta.com

Taste & Explore: Columbus, Ohio

Last week my daughter and I took a quick trip to Columbus, Ohio. My daughter is a Justice Girl with Heart Ambassador and was invited to take a tour at their retail headquarters. What an amazing facility and staff they have there! It was very cool to get a behind the scenes look at the Justice brand. Check out the video of the HERE!

12:00 PM

Being that we are major foodies, we had to hit a few places to eat. Before heading to our tour, we decided to grab brunch at SuperChefs. SuperChefs is located in Gahanna, Ohio, about 15 minutes outside downtown Columbus. It’s the cutest spot to grab breakfast or brunch with your little sidekick.

The restaurant features a superhero themed menu that has many delicious offerings. We decided on the Juggernaut, 2 waffle sandwiches with fried chicken, fried hard eggs, American & pepper jack cheese, candied bacon drizzled with maple syrup and Honey. We were very happy to say the least.

4:30 PM

After the Justice Retail Headquarters tour, we headed downtown to check in to our hotel. We stayed at the beautiful Sheraton at Capitol Square. Check-in was a breeze as the hotel attendant was very professional and accommodating. Our room was very spacious and furnished with all the basic amenities plus a great view. The beds were beyond comfortable. Later that night I slept like a baby.

6:00 PM

After resting a bit, we decided to go get a bite to eat. Sage wanted pizza, so I found a place not too far from the hotel with amazing Yelp reviews. Harvest Pizzeria was our destination! This cute little pizzeria is located in the German Village neighborhood. Everything on their menu sounded absolutely amazing!

I ordered the Harvest Salad. It was huge and so so good. We also decided on the Almond Pesto Pizza. YUMMMMM!! Now that’s a tasty pizza!

From the awesome staff to the delicious food, we had an amazing experience at Harvest Pizzeria. Make sure you put Harvest Pizzeria on your foodie adventure itinerary next time you’re in Columbus.

7:00 PM

We were suggested a very cool place to visit that was also in the German Village neighborhood. Not to far from Harvest Pizzeria was The Book Loft, a 32 room book sale. Sage was in heaven! So many books!

7:30 PM

After a few minutes exploring the bookstore, we headed next door to the neighborhood coffee shop called Staufs Coffee. I got my usual, a Honey Latte with Almond Milk. It was pretty delicious. Staufs Coffee has been rated the number 1 coffee shop in Columbus several years in a row and I see why. They have great coffee! “All of the coffees that [they] offer are roasted by [them] by hand, everyday.” As Columbus’s first micro coffee roaster, they achieve to elevate the quality of coffee they offer to coffee connoisseurs like myself.

Day 2

8:30 AM

Our second day in Columbus started pretty early with a visit to Pistacia Vera. Also located in the German Village neighborhood, this coffee shop is also serving up fresh baked pastries. As soon as you walk in, you’re hit in the face with the smell of fresh baked deliciousness coming from the full service bakery in the back of the coffee shop.

The selection is just incredible. You really want to say, just put it all in the bag! I showed a little restraint and just order a coffee. It was hard!! My daughter got an Orange Brioche Muffin. It was real tasty. To her dismay, I ate half of it. Oops.

9:00 AM

Our next destination was to The Kitchen Columbus. Here, Sage was on site taping as part of a special Justice video series. She had the opportunity to interview and spend some time in the kitchen with owners, Anne and Jen. This place is pretty cool. So you get a group of friends together and book a spot at The Kitchen. When you get there you get a little cooking lesson and help with food prep as well. Then you sit down and eat! I just love this interactive dining experience. We were there for few hours. I’ll be sure to come and postthe completed video from the day!

2:00 PM

With the suggestion of a Columbus resident, we made our way to Erawan Thai. Here we indulged in their Pineapple Fried Rice. It was served in a pineapple! Filled with seafood and amazing flavor, Erawan Thai is a definite foodie destination.

3:45 PM

Our last stop was a bit of a surprise. Back in Atlanta, my daughter loved visits to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. What she did know was that Columbus, Ohio is the home of Jenis. So we had to make a stop at the original scoop shop. I just loved her reaction when we turned the corner and she saw the gold Jenis Splendid Ice Creams sign. Pure delight. Fantastic way to end our adventures in Columbus!

Thanks Columbus for a most wonderful time! See you soon!

Coffee Shop Love: Brother Moto | Atlanta, Georgia

If you love motorcycles and a good cup of coffee, you’re going to absolutely love Brother Moto. Part coffee shop, part motorcycle shops, 100 percent good vibes. With a fully functional shop, motorcycle enthusiast have the necessary tools needed for maintenance and customization. They also provide a pretty cool shopping experience by carrying brands such as, Iron & Air, Biltwell, BELL, and Taylor Stitch.

If you’re really not all that interested in motorcycles, this place is just an amazing space to kick back and enjoy a latte. On my recent visit there, the barista made me a wonderful honey latte. They have a full espresso menu for all of your caffeinated needs as well as very nice selection of teas also available.

Coffee Shop Love: Muchacho | Atlanta, Georgia

As my latte adventures continue, I was in Atlanta to experience the first one of 2018 at a super cute coffee shop. Located in a former railroad depot, Muchacho is bringing on the 70s vibes in the best possible way. It’s hard not to want to do a full blown photo shoot while you’re there. It’s so cute! In addition to the great atmosphere, you can also grab a pretty solid latte. My latte was delicious!

While you’re there, check out their West-Coast inspired menu, which features various tacos, grain bowls, and pastries. I came minutes before closing time and wasn’t able to taste the tacos, but I’ll be back!

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When she orders three short rib tacos 😍

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Muchacho

904 Memorial Dr SE

Atlanta, GA 30316

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