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Hey y’all!!

So I’m struggling to stick with my blogging schedule with my now 4 jobs! Lordy! I apologize for being late!

Anyway, as promised on my Instagram (@glitterandgrades), I’ll tell y’all about my OK Gazette best of challenge! Every year, the Oklahoma Gazette, which happens to be my favorite info source for local happenings, does a best of OKC list and the readers vote! I pretty much feel like a local at this point, as I’ve lived in the metro for over 8 years now. This is my final year in OKC, but those deets are for another blog post. πŸ˜‰ I wanted to go out with a bang and hit up every spot, even the ones I’ve been to a thousand times. Experiencing the city I love with a fresh outlook seemed to be a perfect way to end this great run! I have until July to do it!

I even made a list!

I already got one this week! I went to The Pump, which was voted the best neighborhood bar! It happens to be around my neighborhood, which makes it even cooler! It’s an old gas station turned awesome bar with awesome bar food! The outside patio area is gorgeous and the year-round Christmas lights add just the right amount of kitsch.

My roomie and I love to go on Mondays because it’s karaoke on their patio! What we lack in talent, we make up for in spirit! πŸ˜‚ We went on Monday and had a great time!

Because I forgot to get more than this picture! πŸ™ˆ I was drinking the Tallgrass key lime beer! So good and perfect for the last official days of summer!

Stay tuned as I keep y’all posted about this bucket list!

Comment and tell me what your favorite place in OKC is! 😊

πŸ’•ShelbyπŸŽ€

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Bleu Garten OKC

So Midtown is one of my favorite districts in OKC! The restaurants and businesses are thriving down there, and one of the best things about it is Bleu Garten, an outside area that features different food trucks and delicious adult beverages!

Tonight was a summer kickoff party introducing the new cocktail menu! I ordered a fruity, tequila-based drink called the Midtown Sunset! I highly recommend it! Ben got a beer, as usual! They had the Filipino Fusion food truck tonight, which is one of my favorites. I had already eaten, but the dessert was insane! The Halo Halo, a Filipino variation on the classic shaved ice, featured boba-type stuff at the bottom, ice cream, and a random piece of flan on top! Yes, you read that right! FLAN!!

I was so excited, I forgot to take a picture until this point! Oops!!

Besides the delicious offerings, I love that Bleu Garten has stuff to do! There was a live band to listen to, cornhole games, and GIANT JENGA!!

Here we are with some friends playing! Photo cred: Brianna Dodd! It was super fun! I always like food/drink places that have activities!

Bottom line: If you live in OKC or are planning a visit soon, go to Bleu Garten! It’s the perfect summer hangout! Bonus: You can bring the dog! We would, but our sweet Sheltie suffers from anxiety around crowds! Kids are also welcome before a certain time! Our toddler godson was there for a while!

Hope you had a fun Thursday like we did! Let me know if you love Bleu Garten, or drop a different OKC recommendation in the comments!

πŸ’•ShelbyπŸŽ€