Friday, May 11, 2012

The Coffee House on Cherry Street

 Josh and I love visiting local businesses here in Tulsa and everywhere. We get to travel a lot to see our families and for various reasons for our jobs. When we do go somewhere for an extended time we (okay I) do a lot of research beforehand about where we want to shop, eat, visit locally. We don't want to go to Seattle Washington and eat at a Ruby way! We want to eat where the locals eat, shop where the locals shop and so on and so on. The last few years we've been to Seattle, Portland, Chicago, Austin and all over. I made a point to check out local businesses before hand and had our trips scheduled out as much as possible. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to see what's really true and local to each city. That doesn't mean we never shop at Target, visit a starbucks and such but if we can we try to support our local businesses as much as possible.  This is something we have done since before we were even married seven years ago and is a big part of our life. I thought it be only fitting to share our 'local business adventures' with you here on my blog.  So today I'm sharing my first Local Business Adventure today. Maybe this series needs a new name. I'll work on it.

Anyhow, for my Birthday a few days ago we went to a local pizza joint and then walked over to a well known local coffee shop called 'The Coffee House on Cherry Street' located on Cherry Street in Midtown Tulsa. It's a great little place, cozy and colorful. I like it. We've seen some friends play live shows here, brought friends over to play board games and things like that in the past. This time we grabbed some drinks and a slice a pie to celebrate my 28th birthday. I got an iced skinny caramel latte and Josh got a peach smoothie (he's not a coffee drinker).  We also grabbed a piece of pie that I was only able to barely sample because Josh consumed it's delectable flakes so fast I barely saw it. It was an amazing piece of pie and I don't even like pie. ha. It was all so good. Inside they have areas to sit and plug in your laptop if needed along with a great little state and curved couch for musical goest viewing. they also have a lovely little porch outside. I love this little place and it's quirky front porch. I cannot go on with out mentioning the amazing mural on the side of the building. I will get an outfit photo in front of it some day.

I can't wait to share more local adventures with you guys. In fact, these next 12 days in our life are going to be full of traveling and crazies. Tomorrow morning is Penelope's first ballet recital and Josh's side of the family is coming in town to see it. (my family lives 8 hours away...little far to drive for a ballet recital and it's one of my brother's college graduation so they'll be in Virginia anyway). So their visit and the recital will keep us busy for the next two days. On Sunday I'm setting up shop at the Hanson Fan Festival here in Tulsa and I'm looking forward to that. Immediately following the show we are packing up our car and heading to Springfield Missouri for a few days for Josh's job and kind of an alumni type thing for the college we graduated from. In the middle of the week we are heading further down south to Houston Texas for my other brother's high school graduation and my other (the one graduating from college) brother's wedding shower. Jeez, that's a lot of 'other brothers' in one breath. So we'll be wandering around the country for the next week. Can't wait. Seriously.  In the meantime I'll be checking out all our favorite hang outs in Springfield Missouri where we used to live before we moved to Tulsa and finding some new places in Houston. Houston is so many things to do.

I'll be blogging soon, maybe even today about my goals for the next year, kind of a 'birthday goal' type of post. I'll be blogging all through my travels as long as I have internet connection...I'm so looking forward to these next 12 days. It's going to be so fun and I've been looking forward to this time for months now. So let the fun and adventures begin...right



  1. Thanks for sharing! I live in Houston, and some great local businesses here are Oishii (sushi, River Oaks area), Agora (coffee and wine, Montrose area), Mi Luna (spanish tapas, Rice Village area), Bubba's Burger Shack (Galleria area.. Literally a trailer with a porch under the tollway, but with bison burgers; delish), and Crave cupcakes (expanding into a chain, but amazing selection, including gluten free... Galleria dvds Rice Village). Enjoy your trip!!!

    1. I grew up in Houston and lived there until I was 20. It's my hometown. I've been to Crave, Bubba's Burger Shack...but I'm going to checkout the others. :) I always add a new place to my list every time I go down to visit my family. Thanks for the recommendations.

  2. We also LOVE to travel and I am the same way aboutlsoingui lots of research beforehand. I am all about checking out the best local restaurants and shops. Food is my favorite part of traveling I think :) enjoy your upcoming trips!!

  3. I love CHOCS! I'm from Tulsa too! I'm actually best friends with Courtney Conway. I love your blog and it has helped inspire me to start blogging too! I would love if you would check mine out. Thanks for your inspiration!


    1. Aw hi! I checkout out your blog, very cute. I'll email you back (I saw your email) as soon as I can. I'm about to go out of town so it may be a week or so but send me a reminder if I don't. I really want to give you tips, okay?!

  4. have fun! if i were you, i'd check out the red velvet shop in springfield missouri, it is vintage and seems so adorable on elsie's blog! :)

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