Fun Friday: My Favorite Kentucky Coffee Shops

A fantastic picture that captures me perfectly by my friend, Ashley Brown of  Shining Light Photography

A fantastic picture that captures me perfectly by my friend, Ashley Brown of Shining Light Photography

If you know anything about me, it’s probably this: I love coffee. If you don’t know anything about me, it won’t take long to find out, I love coffee.

I would even go as far as to say that coffee is a lifestyle for me. Okay, okay that was a little bit too much but I seriously love coffee a lot. I love grabbing coffee with friends, meeting clients over a cup, and love hitting up coffee shops to work! Whenever I travel anywhere one of my top priorities is finding a cool local coffee shop, I think it says a lot about a place and it’s people.

I’ve decided to round up my favorite Kentucky coffee shops!

  1. Cup of Commonwealth

    Known for it’s superb customer service and maybe even better iced vanilla latte, Cup is at the top of my list (although this is in no particular order)! Maybe it’s because it’s George’s favorite coffee shop in Lexington, but it’s mostly because the people there are so dang nice. I would like to say that I’ve become friends with the people that work there, and it’s always nice when they remember your coffee order!

  2. Chocolate Holler

    Owned and operated by the folks who run Cup, CH has a wonderful menu of all things delicious and chocolatey. While they have a full coffee bar there, it’s a shame to not get one of the specialty hot chocolates or sipping chocolates! The service is superb as well!

  3. Daily Offerings

    This has two locations, but my favorite is the one on Malibu, because it’s bigger and has more (free!) parking! The coffee is amazing and the owners ares some of the nicest people!

  4. Manchester Coffee Co.

    This place is cool. Like oat milk cool. The vibe is different than most coffee shops in Lexington, it’s hip and edgy and makes me want to wear a leather jacket. Okay that’s a little extra, but in all seriousness, I really love the oat milk lattes and it’s such a great place to sit down and work!

  5. Please and Thank You (in Louisville)

    Okay, this place is my jam. I have driven to Louisville on multiple occasions just for a cookie from here. I kid you not, these are the best chocolate chip cookies I’ve ever eaten (sorry mom if you’re ready this) and their coffee is superb! I wouldn’t suggest working there because I probably would eat like 5 cookies if I stayed there.

  6. Quills Coffee (Louisville)

    This is another fantastic Louisville coffee shop. I have been to a few, and this makes the cut. The espresso is fantastic and I love the environment. It’s a great place to get some work done, but also and great coffee date spot!

Another image by Ashley of George at Daily Offerings. We both love coffee shops!

Another image by Ashley of George at Daily Offerings. We both love coffee shops!

These are just a few of the many coffee shops I love, but as always, if you have a suggestion of where I should try next, leave a comment below!


Fun Friday: Ten Things You May Not Know About Me


I personally really love learning about people. It’s one of my favorite things. Getting to know something about someone that isn’t common knowledge is the best. That is why I decided to share 10 things you may not know about me on this Fun Friday post! I hope you feel like you know me a little bit better after reading this!

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  1. I really, really, really love Chick Fil A. You may know this if you’re a close friend of mine, and occasionally I talk about my love of CFA on Instagram. I would even start to call this love an addiction. It’s really the only meal I actually crave, and I really hope one day my proposal includes Chick Fil A in some way. (Yes, I’m dead serious)

  2. I love home design! One of my dreams someday is to flip houses! Serious Joanna Gaines wannabe, but who isn’t?

  3. However, the one thing Jo and I don’t have in common is that I’m not really a plant person. I have dreams of becoming one, but it has yet to happen. I have killed every single house plant that I’ve owned, and things aren’t really looking up for me.

  4. I’m pretty positive I’m a 9 on the Enneagram. However, I’m not really all that into it and don’t really care (oops!)

  5. My all time favorite mascara is Bobbi Brown’s Eye Opening Mascara. It’s the same one Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam wears and I’m obsessed. I’m not a huge makeup person, but that stuff I swear by!

  6. If I wasn’t a photographer I think I probably would be a real estate agent or a counselor! I really like working with people!

  7. I am a hard core introvert but also a major people person! I love doing things on my own and don’t mind spending time alone at all. But I really truly love being around others! I hope I’m not alone in this!

  8. I’m obsessed with stationary, paper goods and all things packaging! If I ever send you something expect it to be all done up! Also wax seals are my love language!

  9. I actually really enjoy laundromats. I think it started (actually I know it started) the summer I worked at Pine Cove (a summer camp) and we had to wash our clothes at laundromats on the weekends. Ever since then, if I need a quiet moment I take all my laundry and a good book and post up at a laundromat. It takes so much less time to do laundry and it’s really relaxing!

  10. I despise cooking. I don’t enjoy it, I wish I didn’t have to do it. Any tips for getting better at this, I’m all ears


Fun Friday: Trader Joe Favorites

Hello wonderful friends! At the end of (almost) every week, my goal is to write a “Fun Friday” post. One where I can share random and fun things that I have been liking or doing. This will be more personal, however there may be some Fun Friday’s where I share about my business or resources that I really like! I hope that this is something that you enjoy.

This week I figured I would share some of the things I love purchasing from Trader Joe’s. This is the grocery store that I frequent the most, just because it is so close and they have some really ‘fun’ stuff too! I try to buy like 80% healthy foods there and about 20% fun foods cause #balance. While I love their Greek yogurt and frozen shrimp, this doesn’t seem like the place to share those boring healthy foods (just keeping it real) so this list will be more treats, however, my cart definitely doesn’t look like this every time I go!

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  1. Chocolate Croissants

  2. Mini ice cream cones

  3. Their flowers (duh)

  4. Salad kits

  5. Pumpkin pancake mix (in the fall)

  6. Candy cane tea

  7. Cornbread mix

  8. Cookie Butter