Tuesday, August 27, 2013

back in Birmingham

Last Wednesday, I flew to Birmingham, home of my alma mater, for my friend Emily's wedding. I decided to leave a couple of days early, so I could enjoy being back in Birmingham and spending time with some of my Samford besties

Mallory picked me up from the airport, and I was starving so we headed to lunch at O'Carr's. It's seriously the best chic lunch spot. They have the best chicken salad I've ever tasted with crackers and fruit. I ate this whole plate. If you ever go, you have to order the chicken salad.

After our tasty meal, we recharged with a cup of coffee at O'Henry's Coffee. I absolutely love that place and wish there was one in Raleigh. Then we jumped in Mallory's massive car and headed to T-town to see Amy, who just started law school.

We saw her beautiful apartment, chatted, and headed to dinner at a cute Italian spot: DePalma's where we shared a bottle of wine and pastas.

Afterwards, Amy and Mallory introduced me to my now favorite dessert place: Steel City Pops. Popsicles really? Yes, they are the most amazing dessert. I got the coconut (on this stop), and it was creamy, had coconut flakes, and was so good I almost bought a second one for the ride home. 

I can't believe it was eight years ago this weekend that we all moved into Samford to start our freshman year of college. Time has flown by, and I'm so thankful to have these girls as my best friends for so many years. It's always so much fun being back in Birmingham and seeing them.

Linking up with Jessica, AshleyChelsea, and Ashley


  1. What a fun weekend!! Chicken salad is one of my favorites but only at certain places. So glad you were able to go back and visit! I have a few friends at Samford!!

  2. Oh I love a good gourmet popsicle! Yumm!

  3. I love DePalmas!! We have one in Athens - that popsicle sounds delish!!!

  4. I love chicken salad! It's hard to find a bad one. I've had good success ordering that at different restaurants.

  5. I love chicken salad. It's one of my favorite lunch meals! The one up there looks SOOO good. Chicken salad and fruit is a winning combo in my book! Thanks for linking up!

  6. This food looks delish!! Thanks for the great suggestions! Def need to try these places if we ever make it to Birmingham!! :)