6 Things You Should Consider Before You Decide Where You're Brunchin' This Weekend

6 Things You Should Consider Before You Decide Where You're Brunchin' This Weekend

Keep your mind open, who knows what hidden gems you might find.
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As proven by recent years, brunch has truly been on the rise. Taking over Instagram stories, Sunday morning gal pal hangouts, and the quintessential family get-together, brunch has stolen the heart of America for its photogenic ability and of course, endless options and the opportunity to stuff your face and drink mimosas at 11 AM.

The popularity of this meal has led to more and more restaurants either expanding their menu to include brunch foods or even the opening of new establishments curated solely for late risers to enjoy the staple meal of a Sunday morning. This leads to perhaps the most important question of our generation: Where is the best brunch spot?

This question raises a good point, and one can argue it is worth it to examine the qualities of a good brunch place that will fit your personality, needs, and cravings. Below, we’ll examine the perfect checklist to find the perfect brunch place for you.

1. Drink offerings

Whether you’re a coffee girl or a loyal juice drinker, the drink offerings need to match what you want. Drinks are arguably half the experience of brunch itself- mimosas, tea, coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice - pay attention to the drink offerings when you’re scoping out that brunch menu on Yelp.

2. Lunch food AND breakfast food

Whenever you’re examining the menu of a new brunch spot you want to try, make sure you adhere to the origins of the meal itself: breakfast and lunch. Since you’ll never know what you’re truly in the mood for until you walk into the restaurant, make sure you keep your options open and make sure both kinds of food are on that menu.

3. Appropriate dessert

Dessert is essential for a balanced brunch meal: it completes the meal, bringing together the entire experience. When looking for the perfect brunch spot, make sure it has the general standard of pastries and cakes to satisfy your sweet tooth and everyone in your party.

4. Protein!

Eggs and meat: perhaps the cornerstone to a fabulous brunch, these two products are essential to creating the balance between sweet and savory that the only the best brunches can boast. From eggs hollandaise and omelets to candied bacon and sausages, meat and eggs are the salts that create that perfect food baby in your stomach while you walk back to your car.

5. Fruit and veggie selection

Fresh fruit and veggies can make all the difference: it adds a fresh flavor to your dishes, and also allows you to expand on seasonal flavors and reminds you that yes, the meal you’re eating isn’t entirely unhealthy. Fresh grapes and strawberries, sauteed spinach and potato and veggie hash will do quite nicely.

6. Condiments

Lastly, if the food is the people on the stage, the condiments are the A/V guys. Condiments are the toothbrush that you just remember you forgot on the plane, the vital piece that ties it all together: what kind of person eats potatoes without ketchup, eggs without pepper, toast without butter/jam, and eggs without hot sauce (debatable)?

So there you have it, the perfect menu in search of the perfect menu. When choosing your favorite brunch spot, feel free to explore different places before deciding on your go to- and keep your mind open, who knows what hidden gems you might find. One last tip: pay attention to the aesthetics! The place where you’re eating the brunch at may very well affect how your food tastes (subliminal messaging?) and besides, you deserve to make those Instagram stories look the best they can be. Now that you’ve received the tried and true checklist for the perfect brunch spot, go out and explore!

Cover Image Credit: @twohandsnyc

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8 Reasons Girls Who Love Tequila Are Better

Because if she can handle tequila, she can handle you too.
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There are all kinds of alcohol stereotypes out there but the one associated with tequila is probably the worst: tequila makes you crazy. But if there's one thing we can all agree on, it's that women who drink tequila are one-of-a-kind.

Whether it's loving or fighting, you'll never find anyone who does it better than a girl who just straight up loves tequila, and here are a few reasons why that is.

1. She's independent

A girl who drinks tequila is probably the same girl who has absolutely no problem telling it like it is. She knows what she wants and goes after it.

2. She doesn't care what you or anyone else thinks

Oh, you have a problem with me taking shots and having a good time? Well, get over it! Bartender, a shot with salt and a lime please!

3. Always dancing

Tequila is an 'upper' so instead of sitting at the bar doing nothing, let's dance! Let's get moving!

4. There is never a dull moment

Speaking of dancing, a girl who drinks tequila is always down for a good time. Whether it's going on an adventure or seeing who can take the most shots, a tequila girl is always down to party.

5. While everyone else is starting to get sleepy, she has all the energy

Like I said, tequila is an 'upper' so while the other girls at the bar are starting to feel groggy and sad, she's all over the place having fun and partying on the dancefloor.

6. She's stronger than the girl crying over a vodka cranberry at the bar.

Sad over a breakup? Don't go for the vodka... Tequila will make you feel better in no time! Plus you can challenge the hot guys at the bar to a shot taking contest.

7. Tequila is healthy for you

Tequila is a probiotic, so some tequila a day keeps the doctor away. Yay for shots!

8. She can hold her own when it comes to alcohol

Any girl who can shoot some shots at the bar all day and night can handle alcohol, which means she can handle herself too. You won't have to deal with her constant breakdowns and mood swings because she will be too busy ordering more shots.

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5 Things You Need To Know About Thinx Underwear

Those of you with a uterus, listen up.

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I first heard about Thinx underwear two years ago while on a subway in Washington DC. I thought the whole idea of leakproof underwear sounded a bit too much like diapers and brushed the product aside. Fast forward two years, my mom states that she is going to buy a pair to try and offered to get me one too. With nothing to lose and everything to gain, I decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did!

If you're not familiar with Thinx allow me to explain. It's a company that prides themselves on creating underwear specifically designed for individuals to wear during their periods. Looking at the reviews, everyone seemed to love them, and after trying them out for myself, I must say I like them quite a lot. Here are a few important things to know about Thinx underwear.

1. It doesn’t always replace your pads/tampons

Thinx may not replace tampons, but it can help cut back the amount you use.

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I learned this the hard way that if you have a heavy flow, you can't wear Thinx on its own. If you have a light flow, you could get away with only wearing these, but for us poor souls with heavy flows, I recommend making these your new period underwear. You never have to worry about any leaks, even at night!

2. They don't stain

Behold! No bloodstains!

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If you leak onto this underwear, fear not. Merely rinse them in the sink and then throw them in the wash like normal and boom! Clean underwear. No more ugly stained underwear to keep in the corner of your drawer.

3. There’s a bunch of cute designs/colors

There's something for everyone!

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One thing I must say about Thinx is that they have a wide variety of options. There are several different cuts, and almost all of them come in different colors options as well. They seem to be introducing new colors all the time, so keep an eye out for one you like.

4. They are super comfy!

These feel just like normal underwear.

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When I got my pair, I was worried that this underwear would feel like wearing a diaper or something else uncomfortable, but that was not the case at all! This underwear when you're wearing it feels like normal underwear, and while you're washing it, it feels like a swimsuit.

5. They donate to a good cause

Everyone should have access to period products. Period.

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For every pair of underwear that you buy, the company donates a pair to someone in need. It seems like most are sent to developing countries where women do not have access to proper menstruation hygiene products. In addition to this, Thinx was designed to help cut back the number of disposable pads entering landfills. They designed this underwear to be a more sustainable alternative for people with periods!

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