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welcome back guest blogger...

all, we haven't had a guest blogger in sooooo long! please welcome back, mrs. kendall jordan porter - the newly married lady as she talks about her new town - birmingham, alabama...

hello mpress readers! i am so excited to be back with you today. in honor of my husband (still so fun to say!) & i moving to birmingham, let’s chat about the fun places to go in this beautiful, BEAUTIFUL city.

first, & closest to my heart is the most adorable bakery i have ever laid eyes upon – dreamcakes weddings & bakery. in addition to all of the fabulous things dreamcakes & i have in common – love of all things pretty & pink, a need for super neat handwriting, & a slight obsession with lowercase letters – the cupcakes are so yummy. cookies & cream, tiramisu, caramel sea salt mocha. yummmm.

a totally new idea to me that we discovered is a coffee cupping at primavera coffee roasters. the same idea as wine tasting, but a coffee cupping teaches you the entire coffee process from the farm to your cup, different types of beans, & the correct way to “slurp” your coffee when tasting it. we learned that the louder the slurp, the better slurper you are. this was a fun afternoon activity.

flip burger boutique is a great hip gastro-pub joint with delicious food & interesting beers. blake, my husband, of course, swooned over his burger – caramelized onion, blue cheese, red wine jam. so good. i also loved my “flip burger” (ie not a hamburger) – tuna tartare with pine nuts, garlic, wasabi mayo, avacado, cucumber, & more. but the real deal sealer was the nutella + burnt marshmallow liquid N2 milkshake.

& in case you are into things other than consumption, there are also gorgeous places to go hiking in birmy! check out my blog post & pictures @ love, the porters.

love love, kjp.

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