St. Augustine Distillery (Yelp Behind the Barrels)

Hi Lovelies!

It had been a while since I last attended a Yelp event and I am so thrilled this was the event I got to attend after my hiatus!  I've been to the St. Augustine Distillery once before, but this time around I enjoyed it ten times more!  From the moment we walked up to check-in, it was good times!  I finally got to meet our new CM, Matt (w/the soft hands) *inside joke haha, and the new Yelp staff who were all a ball of fun!  It's like we've known each other for years!
   As for the event itself, it was perfect for a Saturday night out with my bestie!  We were welcomed with Rum Tikis and Gin &Tonics!  Kudos to knowing how to get a party started! When we walked into the main entrance, the set up allowed you to mingle with fellow Yelpers while being serenaded by live music from The Grand Paxton Band. 
The small bites provided by Dina were a hit!  We missed out on the salad but we were able to get a sample of all three quesadillas and dessert.  I'm a professed carnivore but I actually enjoyed the veggie quesadilla best!  The mushrooms and spinach were like music to my taste buds!  I'm looking forward to dining in the actual restaurant!  
The tour of the distillery was great!  Kelsey (or is it Chelsea?) had a bubbly personality that made me want to pay attention to every word coming out of her mouth!  She was very knowledgeable about the bourbon making process and was very informative about the history of the St. Augustine Distillery.  
She ended the tour by walking us through the process of making a Florida mule that we were able to sample afterwards.  
I love mule drinks so this was a win-win for me!
Because I am a "vodka girl"  I had to get a picture with the bottle!  Don't we look great together!?!? Ha Ha!
They sell rum also!
After the tasting we were led to the gift shop where we had the pleasure of meeting the CEO, Philip McDaniel who was super personable!  He spoke about his passion and gave us samples of the amazingly smooth Port Finished Bourbon!
I had to purchase a bottle for my boyfriend! 
 I thought it would be a nice surprise for him since he enjoys a good bourbon.   Mr. McDaniel even signed the bottle for me and asked a few of us to get together for a photo op!
This was probably one of the best Yelp events I've ever been to!  As you can see below, everyone was in a great mood and super excited to be at the Distillery.
My friend Krystle was happy to buy her hubby a bottle too!  
 At check out my friend and I couldn't resist purchasing the Bourbon Balls!  There were delish!!!  Looking at this picture of Bourbon Praline Pecans, I'm sad I didn't buy a bag!  The night ended with a raffle for those who donated canned goods for the St. Francis House earlier that evening.  

Overall, it was a wonderful event!  Big ups to Matt and everyone else who made it happen!  If this is any indication of what the rest of 2017 Yelp events will look like, I'm can hardly wait!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend!
XOXO




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Captain D's D-Lites and a GiveAway!!! (closed)

Hi Dolls,


Thank you to everyone who participated in the giveaway! 
 The winner is LaKisha Moore!  Congratulations Doll!  I will send an email to you shortly.
If you're anything like me, the New Year is always the perfect boost to get your waistline back in check!  This year is more the reason for me because I'll be running in a 15K this March!  I've always made it a point to get to the gym at some point during the week but this time around, I'll be hitting the gym up in full force!  Of course working out is great but what you eat plays a major role in those weight loss goals.  I love cooking but sometimes my work schedule gets the best of me and I find myself in a pickle after a workout, trying to decide what I'm going to eat.  I'm sure some of you can relate!  Well lucky for us, Captain D's, one of the nation's leading fast casual seafood restaurants, recently rolled out their new D-lite menu, to help us all stick to those beloved New Year "get fit" resolutions!  
Available now through February 12th, Captain's D-Lites menu features delicious and flavorful entree options that are under 500 calories!  That is music to my ears!  I can get a late evening workout in and not sabotage my hard work afterwards!  I decided to give a few of their new D-lites menu items a try so I stopped in and picked up a few entrees to enjoy at home.
This is the 10-piece Grilled Shrimp Meal served on a bed of rice with steamed broccoli and green beans.  It was very flavorful and pretty filling for only being 380 calories!  I love shrimp so it wouldn't be a tough decision to pick this up after a workout!
The Lemon Pepper White Fish is also served over a bed of rice with steamed broccoli and green beans.  I passed this dish on to my boyfriend but it definitely looks pretty filling and is only 480 calories.
I saved this Wild Alaskan Salmon Salad for lunch the next day!  I was pleasantly surprised at how full I was after eating it.  As a matter of fact, I couldn't even finish it.  That's one of the great  things about salmon.  It fills you up! It came with a fat-free dressing and was only 340 calories!
They also have a Blackened Tilapia entree on the D'Lites menu that I din't get to try but it sounds delicious weighing in at 470 calories!  
Captain D's - Your Seafood Kitchen
Captain D's believes that "bettering yourself should not mean having to sacrifice food you enjoy" so they were very gracious by sending me a $25 gift card for one of my readers to enjoy some of the new D-lites menu items as well!  

To Win is Simple!  
-All you have to do is be a follower of mine (of course).
-Leave me a comment below telling me which item you'd like to try if you win the gift card as well as your email address!  
-For an additional entry Tweet the following:

I'd love to win a $25 gift card to try the Dlites menu @CaptainDs via @Willwork4Heels

 Super Easy!!! I will run the giveaway here and on Instagram until this Friday, January 20, 2017!

As always, thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy MLK Day and enjoy the rest of your week!
XOXO


Disclosure:  This post was sponsored by Captain D's.  I was given a gift card to use in exchange for review.  My opinions were 100% my own and unbiased.





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Bruxie/ Home of the Original Waffle Sandwich

Hi Dolls, 


Have I ever told you how much I love the chicken and waffle combination?  I mean...who ever decided, one day, that it was a good idea to put the two together is a genius in my eyes!  It totally works!  Which is why I literally ran into Bruxie, while perusing the streets of Vegas a few weeks ago!  When I saw the sign, I was like "Uhhhh...YEAH, THAT'S DINNER!!!!"
 (if you follow me on "The Snap", you know exactly what I'm talking about LOL!)
  Bruxie is located on the corner of the New York, New York Hotel and Casino.  When we walked out of the casino to head back towards our hotel, next door, Bruxie was hard to miss!  When we walked in, I thought it was very hip! Some of the best hits out, were playing over the speakers, and it was decorated super cute with waffle irons all over the walls and high bar stools to sit in!  
So what is a "Bruxie"  you ask?  Wellllll, it is a new take on a sandwich where authentic, Belgian waffles are used as the bread! The waffles are so light and fluffy!  Surprisingly, they are not super sweet, which is nice.   Inside of these waffles you can get your choice of  quality ingredients from savory to sweet.  Some of them include buttermilk fried chicken, proscuitto and Gruyere, nutella and bananas, and seasonal creme brulee with strawberries and these are just a few choices.  Needless to say, Bruxie would be perfect for a meal any time of day.
Since this was my first visit, I went with the recommended favorites!  This first dish is the Original Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich.  It came with a deliciously seasoned fried chicken breast, chili-honey, and cider slaw. 
This is the Original Fried Chicken and Waffle Skillet.  It is just like the sandwich but deconstructed, without the slaw. This dish normally comes with a cheddar-bacon waffle but I opted for a regular waffle.  It was amazing!  The seasoning was on point and it was nicely balanced with the sweetness of the maple syrup.  This dish can also come Nashville Style Hot.  My mom got that kind and the chicken had a delightful smoky heat flavor. 
Bruxie Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato  
I was very happy with my visit to Bruxie!  I wish there was one in my neck of the woods.  They are only a few locations on the west coast.  If you're near Cali or Vegas, it would be worth a visit!  
Thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO




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Sambalatte in Vegas

Happy New Year Dolls!


How inviting is this entrance to Sambalatte Coffee Lounge?!?!  Considering the fact that it is smack dab in the middle of the Las Vegas strip, it's tucked away quite nicely. It's located in the Monte Carlo, but when you first walk in, it feels like an escape from the flashing lights and smokey casinos!  
The outside is honestly what lured me in!  I figured, with a place this attractive on the outside, the coffee must be great on the inside! 
The inside was just as swanky.  It had everything you'd want in a coffee lounge!  Intoxicating aromas of gourmet coffee beans from around the world, large lounge chairs for reading a book while sipping on your latte, outdoor seating near beautiful heaters, soft music, huge bags of coffee beans on display, cool wall art, and wifi!  Not to mention the cute Christmas decor!
The menu had a variety of things including teas, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, lattes, iced coffees, and much more.  They strive to give their customers an authentic coffee cafe experience so I knew a latte was what I was going to have.  For the latte art of course!  I asked one of the baristas which one she recommended and she insisted on the Nutella Latte.  So that's what I went with!  My cup was filled to the brim with frothy goodness so it was a challenge getting it back to my table with out messing up the latte art but success prevailed!  I didn't spill a drop!
I recently tried a Nutella Latte for the first time, back in Jacksonville at Southern Grounds Coffee (here) and it was one of the best lattes I have had so this one had a lot to live up to.  It was good but it had nothing on the one back in Florida!
My mom was with me and got a cup of green tea.  I don't think you can mess that up!  She was feeling a little under the weather and she said it made her feel a little better!
Overall, I was pleased.  It is definitely a welcomed change from your day to day chain coffee shops.  Local is always better anyways!  Sambalatte only has 3 locations and they are all in Vegas!  Next time I go, I going to try the rainbow latte! Well maybe...I'm not sure how I feel about food coloring in my latte, but it looks pretty!  
Sambalatte Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

XOXO




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Casual But Cute!

Hi Dolls,


What is going on with this winter?  It was near 80 degrees yesterday!  Whew!  I won't complain though because I prefer a warm, breezy day over a cold and dreary one.  Anywho,  I love going to my parents during the holidays!  There's nothing like being able to lounge around in my jammies with a nice cup of coffee, catching up on the soaps with my mom, or testing out a new recipe on my dad (he'll say it's good even if it's not), or breaking out the old school Nintendo with my brother!  There's nothing like family!  An added bonus is that I have a blog photographer on request!
So who says you can't rock a tee and boyfriend jeans and still look fabulous?!?!?  Just add a cute pair of pumps and a duster and your casual looks just got better!
I love this graffic tee!  I want to say it's the little monkey from the Lion King but I'm not quite sure.  Nevertheless, I love the message.  It says "Oh yes, the past can hurt but the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."  So very true!
If it were cold outside, this pink duster would be the perfect addition to kicking up this casual look.  However, it was literally a winter scorcher so I had to peel it off quickly.
Graphic Tee:  Shein (here)
Duster: Zaful (here)
Boyfriend Jeans:  Banana Republic (similar)
Heels: Boutique 9
Maybe it'll cool down in January or February. Until then, enjoy the warm winter, unless your in another neck of the woods where it's really winter!  If so, send a cool breeze my way!

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO




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Grateful For 2016

Hi Dolls,

As 2016 comes to a close and I reflect over the year I've had, I can say that I am truly grateful!  Grateful for the good and all the blessings bestowed upon me and grateful for the not so good because I always use those moments as opportunities for growth.  I am excited for the new year!  I'm excited for things I have planned and I'm excited for all the good getting ready to come my way!  Yes, I am claiming it, putting in the atmosphere, and thanking God in advance!  Of course, one thing I plan on doing is kicking my blog up another notch! 
I've been blogging for a while now and my growth has been slow but steady!  I see other bloggers who have had great success and I often find myself wondering how can I get to that level.  Everyone has a webinar here and a tutorial there and it seems completely overwhelming. Then I remember why I started blogging in the first place and I'm brought back down to reality.  I do it because I LOVE it and it makes me happy!
When I think about how good I feel typing up a blog post and sharing outfits and restaurant reviews with my blog family, there's absolutely nothing to complain about!  Even if there's one person who enjoys stopping over at High Heels and Good Meals, I have fulfilled my mission!
I have no intentions on stopping anytime soon! 
Now on to what I'm wearing!  Last summer I took an amazing trip to Ecuador!  It was one of the most amazing experiences I've had to date and while there we went to a market where I found this gorgeous poncho!
It's made with alpaca fur and it's so soft and so beautiful!  The color is vibrant and happens to be my favorite color!  When I saw it, there wasn't too much convincing to get me to purchase it!  The weather this winter has been so fickle so the day I wore this, I was a little too warm!  When it decides to actually get cold, I'm sure this poncho will keep me very cozy!
Poncho:  Ecuadorian Market
Jeans & Sweater:  Marshalls
Boots:  ShoeDazzle (here)
These boots are so stylish and unbelievably comfortable!  Plus they are on sale right now over at ShoeDazzle along with some great $10 deals!!!
So what are your plans for the New Year? 
Besides everything I've already mentioned, redecorating my house, cooking more, and of course, hitting the gym up more, are all high up on my to-do list!  If I don't post again before Sunday, have an amazing New Year and be safe New Year's Eve!  And as always, thank you so much for stopping by!

XOXO





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P.S. I Love JORD (Giveaway)

Hi Dolls,


Behold the beauty that is this JORD Wooden Timepiece!  I've seen these watches on some of my favorite Instagrammers and have admired them from a far thinking to myself "Oh, how I would LOVE to have one of those wooden watches!"  Welp, I guess the universe was listening when, to my surprise,  I received the coveted email asking me to partner with them!  This beauty is the
Frankie 35 series in Dark Sandalwood and Mint and it was literally love at first sight!
I patiently awaited the arrival of my new watch but I didn't have to wait long because it was on my doorstep two days later.  The packaging alone is stunning!  The beautiful watch came in a wooden box that was equally breathtaking!  
My new timepiece arrived safely wrapped around a burlap watch pillow inside of this gorgeous two level wooden box.  I was not expecting there to be two compartments but the drawer at the bottom is perfect for holding the extra links.  Speaking of extra links, JORD will provide you with instructions on how to measure your wrist so they can take out links if needed.  This way your timepiece will arrive to you perfectly sized and ready to wear right out of the box!  I will be using this beautiful box when I travel, to hold my jewelry.  
The watch itself is a minimalist's dream!  It's sophisticated and modeled after a modern lifestyle with natural wood and a premium quartz chronograph.  The cooling mint is balanced perfectly with the dark Sandalwood.  It is sure to be a conversation starter!  I'm excited to wear it because the mint face matches my new Prada eyeglasses which are also mint and tortoise shell!  I am going to be too cute in the New Year!   Let's just say Christmas came a little early for me!  
Yes,  I know Christmas is a few days away but you know what's right around the corner!?!  Yep, that's right, Valentine's Day!  Warm the heart of the one you cherish by gifting them a natural wood watch from JORD!  There is no better way to show your guy that time always seems to stand still when he's around!  Haha, mushy right but so true?!?   I think I'll be getting my boyfriend one of these baddies for V-day!  Shhhh don't tell him!
 Giveaway Deets:
Jord was so gracious to offer my fabulous readers a chance to to receive $100 off a watch of your choice!  Dolls, this is a heck of a deal!  On top of that, you will instantly receive a $25 off gift code just for entering the giveaway!  Everyone is a winner!
Click here to enter!  
The giveaway will end January 21st and Jord will randomly select a winner!  Good Luck!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by and if I don't post again before Sunday, have a Very Merry Christmas!

Disclaimer:  This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches.  I was given this product in exchange for review.  My opinions were 100% my own and unbiased.






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Hi! I'm Trice, a Jacksonville, FL based blogger. I LOVE shopping and all things fashionable and want to show everyone that "Teachers Have Style Too!"! I also LOVE to cook and enjoy dining out. Please enjoy my fashion and food experiences and leave a comment if you'd like.
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