Obsessions: 03.16.18

Anyone else think it was Friday on Tuesday? Maybe it’s because it feels like spring should be here by now, or maybe it’s that we’ve been looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day, but it’s been a long week. Obsessing over some fun new things kept us going, though. Here’s what we’re loving in this week’s And Then We Tried Obsessions.


Capital Grille Cocktail Time

capital grille cocktail time

If you tuned into our Instagram Stories the other day, you saw that Hannah and I had the chance to check out the new Cocktail Time at the Capital Grille at Legacy Village. The Capital Grille is a national restaurant chain and they are launching their take on happy hour, called Cocktail Time. They invited us out to sample their Cocktail Time drinks and appetizers and everything was delicious! We highly recommend stopping in if you find yourself doing some shopping at Legacy Village and need a bite to eat. Hannah’s favorites were the Korean Fried Chicken Slider and the Candied Bacon Cheeseburger Slider. Michelle loved the tequila cocktail, the Slow Ride. All of their Cocktail Time drinks come pre-mixed and are served in a bottle right to your table, so you can help yourself. Definitely worth checking out!


Rifle Paper x Keds

Rifle Paper Co Keds Juliet High Tops

I lost all control yesterday and bought these adorable Rifle Paper Co. Juliet Floral high-top Keds. They remind me of some floral Keds I had when I was about 8 years old and I’m already obsessed. If you buy them on the Rifle Paper site they are throwing in a free planner, or they are available on Nordstrom, too.

Rattan Hanging Chair

Rattan Hanging Chair

I already have a rattan chair/throne on my porch, but last year I got the idea that it would be better as a hanging version. I saw one at the Cleveland Flea and like an IDIOT didn’t buy it. Then, this week, I came across this one on Facebook Marketplace. It is $150 and I’m essentially the personification of a pile of money lit on fire, so I shouldn’t buy it, BUT I WANT IT. This one is near Columbus if you want to snag it (or buy it for me as a gift). If you see anything like this for under $75 let me know!


Hunter Packable Rain Boots

hunter rain boot obsession

I’ve always wanted Hunter rain boots and after this trip to New Zealand promised rain for the entire week (spoiler: it didn’t rain once) I finally went for it and bought a pair. I got the packable version and they were the rockstar of the trip. They can pretty much roll up on themselves and get as small as a tennis shoe. While it didn’t actually rain, I did wear them wine tasting on a very cloudy, almost rainy day and then again on a very cool day when we checked out the ocean. As an added bonus it’s been raining this week in LA so I get to try them out here too.

Endless Bathing Suit Shopping

For some reason this week I have been on a non-stop bathing suit mission. Why exactly, I don’t know. I think it’s taking my mind off the gloomy rainy weather we are having this week. Last year Hannah was looking for the perfect one piece and now I’m looking for the perfect adult lady bikini (no stringy Brazilian thing; or weird tan lines!) but something that is also flattering. I’m loving the high leg bottoms which feel really ’80s in a good way. Here are a few of my favorites so far.



Punch Needle Embroidery

punch needle embroidery

As I work towards my goal of the coolest denim jacket in town, I’ve realized that I need to embroider my own. But the thought of pushing a needle through a denim jacket a million times sounds terrible, so I’m looking into a punch needle. It’s really supposed to be used for more dimensional embroidery, but I’m hoping I can hack it a bit to work for my purposes. You know I’ll report back once I’ve tried it out!

Spring Cleaning

Despite our weekend to-dos, my life could still use a heavy dose of spring cleaning. I’ve been out of town the past few weekends, so I’ve been making a list of what to clean while I wait for an uninterrupted Saturday to execute those plans. I’m most looking forward to cleaning out my car and getting the porch ready for rosé season. Anyone else itching to throw open the windows and breathe some new life into their house?


This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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