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Warsaw Coffee Company

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Fort Lauderdale just got a little cozier thanks to the opening of a brand new hangout Warsaw Coffee Company by Scott Ojeda and partners. This hip and friendly shop is destined to be a goto among locals and visitors alike thanks to it unique and homey atmosphere. What sets this place apart is not only can you get the most amazing coffee to start your morning or afternoon pick me up but they also have a menu that will knock your socks off (no but literally it will). Chef Jason Morale has truly outdone himself by creating a menu that is sure to leave every foodie out there wanting to try everything on the menu. From breakfast burritos to dessert tarts, he puts love and passion into everything he makes and boy does it show. Now of course it is still a coffee shop and no detail has been sacrificed when it comes to theirs. From where the beans are sourced to the ways that the beans are used for each drink, this team has thought about it all. You can even buy bags of your favorite brew and enjoy WCC coffee in your own home.

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What also is unique about Warsaw Coffee Company is that it is home to two meeting rooms that anyone can rent. You can even customize your coffee and pastry selections that are sure to have you impressing anyone. After your business meetings or catch up with friends don’t forget to grab some homemade toffee and granola Togo. Yes you read that right they have three types of handmade toffee and Tropical Granola that you can enjoy at home (or in the car if your me and have no will power). WCC also cater to the hands on do’ers out there by offering cooking classes in their very own kitchen as well!

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Words can not describe just how much I love this place and the master minds behind it are the milk ontop of the perfectly made Latte (which I had and it really is perfect!) You can stay updated on all the latest at WCC by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Can’t wait to see all of you there!

xoxo Val

The Liebster Award

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The ladies from The Pale Side of Beauty recently tagged me in this post for The Liebster Award and first I just want to say THANK YOU LADIES! I don’t normally do tag posts but I thought it is such a fun idea to get to know some of my fellow bloggers and for all of you to get to know me better. So here it goes and I cant wait to share!!!
The Rules: 
– thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog.
– answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.
– provide 11 random facts about yourself.
– nominate 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have less than 1000 followers.
– create a new list of 11 questions for the blogger to answer
– list these rules in your post.
– let the bloggers know that you have nominated them.
My Questions from Fiona and Amber: 
What is your biggest beauty/fashion regret?
Thats easy, in middle school I used to wear my hear really crunchy in oder to get it scrunchy. (Thank goodness for my discovery or a diffuser!!!)
What is your ‘can’t live without’ product?
My COOLA Matte Finish face sunscreen in cucumber. You can really never protect your skin enough!
Bath or shower?
I know this is a cop out but it really depends on my mood. But for the purpose of this I will pick shower since that is usually my go to.
How long have you been blogging for?
Well technically I have been blogging for several years now but Simply-Gold is my newest venture due to a school project and is only a few months old =).
Who do you look admire most in the world?
That would have to be my mom. She is such a loving and strong women that I don’t know what I would do without her.
Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 years time?
I would love to be done with school and working doing what I love and have a successful blog! Whatever else comes about in the next ten years is just a bonus!
What is your favourite movie?
Any Romantic Comedy (She’s the Man, How to Loose a Guy in 10 Days, Brides Maids!)
What makes you happy?
Anything that makes those around me and my soul happy
What is your proudest moment?
Passing this impossibly difficult class in my major that has been such a battle for me
If you could have dinner with anyone (dead or alive) who would it be?
My Grandparents ( most of them had passed before I was born and I would love the chance to meet them)
What is your guiltiest pleasure?
So easy! I have two though. Fresh flowers and frozen reese’s!!!
11 Random Facts About Me:
1 .I Bake when I am stressed about anything
2. I have a love (or obsession) with Bond No.9 Perfumes
3. I want to go to Paris one day
4. I want to swim with elephants in Thailand
5. My dogs are the love of my life
6. I love cold weather (yet I live in the most tropical climate ever!)
7. New York is a city that stole my heart
8.  I believe in doing anything that makes your soul happy
9. I always wanted a Barbie Jeep when I was little and I never let my parents forget that I never got one
10. I really enjoy candles ( especially from Henri Bendel and Trapp)
11. I wish that more people would empower others, everyone deserves it!
My Questions to you!
What is your favorite piece of clothing you own
Flats or Heels
What is your favorite food
What is a city you would love to go to but haven’t
Lipgloss or Lipstick
2 Beauty items you can’t live without
How long have you been blogging
Who is your Idol
What is your guilty pleasure
What Fashion or Beauty item are you coveting at the moment
Favorite Quote
I Nominate!
http://thegingerandtheblonde.blogspot.co.uk
http://zoloriri.blogspot.com
http://katiecornish.wordpress.com
http://www.allthingsterri.com
http://www.tesoribelle.com
http://www.creamandsugarplease.com
http://www.lashesandbows.com
http://www.muffinchanel.com
http://kerryjustbeauty.blogspot.co.uk
http://louloubella92.blogspot.co.uk
http://www.lemonfreckles.co.uk
Thank you again ladies and I truly can not wait to hear from all of you!!!!!! 
xoxo Val

Weekend Snapshots

Hi all! Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! We were blessed with such amazing weather this weekend, the humidity was low, the sun was out and there was the most amazing cool breeze. I found myself down at Lincoln Road Mall to get my Laduree fix, grab some lunch and just enjoy this beautiful weather. Also and a bonus decided to swing by Trader Joes since the only closest one is down in Miami.

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Though they didn’t have any of the Nina Ricci gold macrons that day I was lucky enough to get one of the boxes filled with all of my favorite flavors! ( and by favorite flavors I mean I got one of each!!!!!) Can I just add that I am always taken aback by how beautiful the Laduree windows always are and it doesn’t hurt that the Nina Ricci theme is hot pink!

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And of course I had to the Miami Beach Art Deco Box as well since I didn’t get it the last time!!!!

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If any of you have been to New York then I am sure you have heard of Serendipity, we are lucky enough to have one of our own and my beau and I stopped in for lunch ( my favorite tomato soup) and of course a classic Frozen Hot Chocolate for two!

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They also added a Dylan’s Candy Bar and as you can imagine every sugary confection you could think of is housed in this candy land dream. I was so excited to able to have all of my favorite Dylan’s Candy Bar easier then ever now and I loved picking up a few of my favorites! I am so excited to have one so close but I know that when I go to New York I will feel like a kid in a candy store, there is truly nothing like the three story flagship store filled with candy!

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Like I had mentioned I did treat myself and go to Trader Joe’s to stock up on some of my favorites. I know this may not be new to a lot of you who have been to Trader Joe’s but I just wanted to share with all of you a few of my favorites from the store!

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I can not wait to enjoy all of my goodies that I picked up this week and look forward to seeing some of things you enjoyed this weekend! Also since I am newish to Trader Joe’s I would love to hear what some of your favorite items are that are worth trying!!

xoxo Val

Bucket Bags

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I must confess I have been coveting bucket bags lately, I don’t know why but I just find them so cool and yet incredibly practical. I mean hello bucket is in the name and what doesn’t a bucket hold! Now bucket bags are nothing new to fashion, they always come in and out of fashion and always come back a little more refined or reminiscent of the times. With an upcoming vacation of mine on the horizon I was looking to pick up a bag that I could throw all the essentials I needed for a day into and yet something that I didn’t mind being banged around. Unfortunately all of the bags I seemed to have gravitated to were really out of the budget I had set for myself. I tend to not like to spend a lot on items that are more in trend and something that may not be around for a while. So after what seems like weeks worth of searching I decided to share some of my favorite finds with all of you (or the ones who share the love of this bag as much as I do)! And the best part is that they are all under $100! Hope you all enjoy!!!

xoxo Val

Tan/Yellow Fringe/Grey/ Navy/Light Blue/ Black 

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