friday favorites

Welcome to our first edition of Friday Favorites! We consider ourselves a trendy group of gals and we not only like to keep up with what’s hot but also like to set the trends ourselves. Keep watching for more Friday Favorites if you’d like to see what we recommend in the areas of food, decor, fashion, hometown life, entertaining and more!

MATCHA TEA

Matcha Tea – Ahhhh what can you say about Matcha besides, YUM?!  Okay well I guess you could say a few things besides yum, but trust me, if you have one you’re gonna start craving another.  The gals make fun of me because I think it has a sorta fish tank flavor… yeah I know that’s totally weird, right? But honestly it’s more like an earthy, sweetness that reminds you of your favorite Japanese restaurant. I can’t get enough of this stuff.  My Dad even bought me some serious ceremonial grade tea with the whisk and cool little matcha bowl to go with it. I’m kinda of obsessed with this stuff.  So besides being super yummy in a totally unique way, what’s the big deal about matcha?

Matcha is a finely milled green tea and has been used in traditional Japanese tea ceremonies since the 12th century.  It has surged in popularity recently due to its visual appeal, health benefits and beautifully distinct flavor. It’s high in antioxidants, improves memory and concentration, increases energy levels and endurance and also somehow has a calming effect to it too.  How cool is that?  I know that my mornings are extra special when I whisk up some matcha.  If you’d like to give it a try without going through all the hubbub you can always grab a green tea latte at Starbucks – but be aware theirs is yummy, but full of sugar.  All in all it’s a great way to see if you enjoy the unique flavor that everyone is seeking to fill their cup with.  Let us know if you try it and what you think!

SERIOUSLY CUTE SWAG

Okay I’m seriously swooning over this cute t-shirt representing our sweet side of the mountains.  Who doesn’t love a little state camaraderie? I mean if Texas can be in love with their sweet tea lovin’ state we can be in love with our mountain bike lovin’ side of Colorado right?

This year The Downtown Music Festival has combined with the  Grand Junction Off-Road Mountain biking event to create the biggest downtown event of the year! With 18 bands, 3 stages, a 4-block beer garden, a bike and gear expo, local food trucks and kids activities at 6th and Main! And guess what?  You can get this super cute swag there! Get your #‎WestSlopeBestSlope tee shirt any time between May 20-22 at the Downtown booth which will be located at 5th & Main.
This is Downtown Grand Junction’s biggest event of the year and it all starts tonight!
WALLABY JOEY BAG-IN-BAG
How cute is this bag? If you hadn’t noticed yet, sea foam is the color of the season.  I should know… I’m about to paint my teenage daughters room this color and that means it’s cool, right? Ahhh, in all seriousness this tote is great because there are FIVE different ways to wear it, it’s functional so you can fit half your life in it (cuz we all do) and the color will compliment many different outfits and your soon to be summer tanned self. This tote goes from weekdays to weekend easily. It has a secure slide-through closure, it features a matching pouch (that doubles as a clutch!) and functional cross-body strap (that can be worn 4 ways!) It’s also available several fresh colors for spring/summer.  You can get it here…
HAPPY LITTLE HOUSE PLANTS
I don’t know about you but my house as a child always had fresh potted plants.  My mom was able to make them thrive and it always gave the house a clean and fresh appeal with a beautiful splash of color.  Cue the 90’s and everybody seemed to gravitate towards silk plants.  -ick. Now I probably should also lean towards silk as well since I don’t totally have a green thumb but I’m all about learning new things so about a month ago I went out and bought 4 plants and 2 big outdoor planters full of flowers.  As of now they are all thriving!  I can feel my thumb getting greener!  Check out the great article from camillestyles.com to improve your skills with house plants so that you too can bring some life and color to your home.


blog author: Jillian Gallegos
Production Assistant
Maves Group
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