Besties Road Trip to Kansas City

May 3rd, 2017

Last month my besties and I took a road trip to Kansas City to visit one of our other besties, Morgan, who currently lives there. I’ve been to Kansas City a few times, but never for an extended weekend with my very favorite people, so this was definitely a highly anticipated trip.

Some of us have kids, are pregnant, planning weddings and work non-stop, so amid all the chaos associated with that kind of stuff, making time to get together can be pretty scarce. I’ve known these girls since we were 14 years old and they truly haven’t changed one bit from the crazy, loud, fun and hilarious bunch all those years ago. The goal of this trip was to visit Morgan on her new home turf and to also reconnect with some of the most amazing ladies I’ve had the chance to get to know and love.

Mission accomplished!

Looking back on my photos though, I realized I focused a lot on capturing the food we consumed (which was a lot) and not so much on each other. It can be hard to pose for photos when you’re too busy laughing and enjoying the company of one another.

We booked an amazing “mansion” in Hyde Park through Airbnb and Morgan guided us to some of the best restaurants, shopping districts, hidden gems and breweries.

After we got in and settled into our new digs, we went to Port Fonda for some tacos and out for a few drinks in Westport.

The next day, I got up early and went for a walk in our neighborhood. Hyde Park is truly beautiful with some of the most incredible houses. It reminded me a lot of houses in St. Louis, which made sense because apparently some of them were modeled after St. Louis neighborhoods.

The first day we headed to Boulevard Brewing Company. We ended up not going on the tour because, well, we didn’t want to 💁🏽 We were having too much fun eating the food and checking out their photo booth.


Going, going, gone. These photos were literally taken 5 minutes apart.

The following day, we went to Urban Table for breakfast, in which I inadvertently ordered two breakfast cocktails 🍹 🍹

It was fun.


For what it’s worth, these were some of the best brussels sprouts I’ve ever had.

I’ve made a general “life” rule for myself to order sweet potato fries if they are on the menu. These were great – salty and crispy. Nothing is worse than a restaurant that serves sweet potato fries seasoned with sugar and cinnamon. It really bums me out.

As you can see, we ate very, very well there.

We did a little shopping on the plaza and had some drinks at a restaurant nearby. Then, we ventured to a little hidden gem called Urban Provisions. Lots of “urban” exploring happening in Kansas City that day.

Do you, boo. Live it.

This. Wallpaper. Is. Everything. I’d put it on every wall in my home so I could feel like I lived in the middle of a giant forest.

We snuck next door to check out Local Pig and my only regret from the long weekend was that we were too full from breakfast to purchase anything. It all looked so good.

What I didn’t get photos of: our night at the craziest movie theater I’ve ever been to where we stuffed our faces with greasy french fries, popcorn and pretzel bites watching Beauty and the Beast, our last night eating the best tasting bbq at Q39 and drinking fancy cocktails at Tom’s Town Distilling, and then our final brunch at Succotash before heading out.

Kansas City, you’re all right.