Ascension Coffee… and a Preppy Leopard Look!

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What I’m Wearing:

Cape: Leslie Tessler / Sweater: J.Crew, sold out (similar) / Shirt: Brooks Brothers / Jeans: J.Crew
Shoes: Tory Burch (on sale!) / Purse: Louis Vuitton / Earrings: Kate Spade, color sold out / Ring: BaubleBar

I discovered Ascension Coffee shortly after I moved to Dallas (almost three years ago – where has the time gone!?!), and ever since that initial introduction, I’ve been completely obsessed.

Whenever I dedicate an entire day to get work done on the blog, you bet your chops that I’m making an appearance at Ascension Coffee at some point that day. From lunches with the work wives where we dine on Chicken Manchego Paninis to lazy post-workout brunches with the besties where we munch on the famed Avocado Toast (seriously, don’t miss this dish!), Ascension Coffee has time and time again proved that it is worthy of being seen as more than just a coffee shop.

Partially because they also have an excellent wine selection. And, as we all know, an excellent wine selection is one of the fastest ways to my heart. Along with baked goods, mac and cheese, and pizza. I know, such a well-rounded diet.

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Recently, my darling friend Rebecca and I went to Ascension Coffee for a little late-afternoon pick-me-up / teatime. And it was lovely.

We had tea (I had the Chamomile and Fruit while Rebecca had the Green Tea Garden) while we nibbled on the House Smoked Salmon Appetizer and the Hummus Plate. And I just about threw a toddler-esque tantrum when I realized I couldn’t have all of the baked goods available at the front counter. Sad times, y’all. You bet your bum that I’ll be sampling every last one of them on my next trip to this Design District hotspot!

I’m skipping down to Austin this evening to see the Austin Opera‘s production of Of Mice and Men tomorrow night. I’m so stoked for puppy kisses, family time, and around seven hours of annoying one of my best guy friends in the car (while singing Disney songs at the very top of my lungs!). For more on that last one, make sure you’re following me on Snapchat (@akkushner).

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Photography by Beckley & Co.