Wanderlust

Louisville Lately Vol. 4

Spring has sprung in Louisville and I couldn’t be happier that the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. There have been quite a few new places that have up in Louisville lately and we have enjoyed checking them out. We are always on the look out for new and fun things and I hope you’ll enjoy them too!

The Omni

Omni Lobby

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We stayed at the Omni to check it out and we were pretty impressed. We stayed on a Saturday night and the hotel was bustling. The valet is spot on and the lobby has cool decor. We checked into our room, which was well appointed and had a great view. We were happy to be the first guests to stay there. We decided to check out the shopping first. Miller & Co, the gift shop, is charming and has lots of local goodies. I love the Draper James selection they carry, with some spring dresses under $100. Lewis + Louis, the bourbon shop, is a tasting room and carries beautiful gifts like tobacco scented candles and Juliska pieces. Falls City Market should be a big win for those who work downtown. They have a Heine Brothers, a bakery, pizza, groceries and spirits. They also carry curated local gifts too.

We grabbed a glass of wine at the Library Bar and this would easily be my favorite space in the hotel. The ceilings are high and I love the decor. We wanted to have the full Omni experience, so we ate dinner at Neighborhood Services. We had the crispy asparagus and the wedge salads, and were pretty pleased. They could up their vegetarian game a little but overall it was a fun choice. We had a cocktail at Pin and Proof, the speakeasy. It is definitely a cool space and has a fun bowling alley too. The vibe is fun and the bar was packed to capacity. After our evening out, we tucked into bed and woke up refreshed. The next morning, we grabbed a pastry and a latte and headed home.

Overall, we are happy to have an option like the Omni in town. We will be heading back to the Library Bar for an early evening glass of wine, to Falls City Market for pizza and gelato for a summer lunch, and to the rooftop pool for a swim with a view. I would also love to get a facial at the Mokara spa.

North Lime Coffee & Donuts

North Lime Lou

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This has to be the coolest restoration I have seen lately. I would suggest checking this Old Louisville shop out simply because the building is so cool. We ordered the chocolate glazed donuts and they were decadent and yummy. The coffee is great too. You can get crazy with specialty drinks, but my iced latte was the perfect jolt I needed.

 

Steel City Pops + Quills in St. Matthews

Steel City and Quills

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I know where I’ll be this summer. This location is a match made in heaven for our family. My husband loves Quills coffee and my kids and I are smitten with Steel City Pops. This shop is great. The interior is really cool and they have tons of seating, which makes the experience so much nicer. My favorite flavors are blackberry and passionfruit!

 

Lueberry Acai

Lueberry

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This acai bowl shop is super cute. I love the hedge wall with the neon sign! They serve beautiful bowls and smoothies. What we really loved were the toasts. We had the hummus and avocado versions. The hummus was served with crisp cucumber slices, sundried tomato, and cracked pepper. The avocado toast was served on sourdough and was cool and creamy and topped with arugula. Yum! The toasts are cut into thirds and boxed up, making it the perfect picnic lunch.

 

Dress and Dwell Pop Up

Dress and Dwell Pop Up

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I am a big fan of Dress and Dwell in Indiana. The store across the bridge is adorable and the Louisville pop up is too. They have pretty spring dresses, cute tops, great denim and fun jewelry. The decor in the store is pretty as well and would make some perfect spring updates in any home. I got a cute striped sweater with ruffled cuffs and am heading back for some fringed jeans.

Mozza Pi

MozzaPi

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I have heard about Mozza Pi for a while now. The drive out to Anchorage is lovely and they are open for lunch from 11 until 2 everyday except Monday. The restaurant is beautiful and sunny and the staff is cheerful and helpful. We had a spinach salad with spiced pecans, apples, goat cheese and a balsamic viniagrette. It was delicious and served with warm focaccia. The spinach and ricotta pizza was really delicious too. It had fresh mozzarella, red pepper flakes and a perfectly blistered crust. The pizza game in Louisville is strong and competition is pretty fierce. MozzaPi is a fantastic option in a beautiful setting and you won’t want to miss out.