Whole Foods KC Meets JMC

May 22, 2018

In the midst of my two classes and my new internship I got to attend the Whole Foods KC Pre-Opening Party with my best friend Victoria. Its always such a blessing when my real world and my blogging world get to meet and I'm able to bring my friends to these events. The new Whole Foods is located right by UMKC at at 301 E 51st St. I will admit that I am an avid Whole Foods visitor. Although I don't really shop for groceries there (I don't have much time to shop for groceries at all anymore). I am constantly visiting Whole Foods to browse. This Whole Foods is huge (48,200 square-feet) with a Fountain Room, coffee bar (my personal fave is a iced matcha latte with vanilla syrup), and seafood bar. There also is a deli, unlike the other two Whole Foods locations (Olathe and South Overland Park). I didn't see any Amazon lockers which was surprising. I'll have to ask Alexa about it. Just the other day I picked up some handmade peppermint soap for $2 at Whole Foods! Top that Marshalls?!

Photo by Namtreezy
Photo by Namtreezy
Somewhere in between all the busyness these past couple months I feel like I've lost sight of the big picture. My goal for 2018 was to live a life of intentional gratitude. Trying to slow down when it feels like there are so little hours in the day has been challenging. I feel like overall I've never been more grateful, but trying to keep my mindset where my heart is with so many deadlines has been rough. However, life has a funny way of reminding us what our priorities are. Nevertheless I'm re-framing my narrative and trying to live out my goal. I've been meditating and talking to friends about the stress and anxiety of life which has definitely taken some of the pressure off. So if you've wondered why the blog has felt a little distant its because it has definitely been on the back burner. I'm on my last couple weeks of summer classes and feeling grateful to almost have completed 5 graduate classes. I'm not sure how to conclude this post but I'll be back to the blog soon, rejuvenated, and smiling as if all of those boxes of La Croix are mine. P.S. how cute are these photos of Victoria and I?!

Wearing: Dress - J. Crew (sold out but similar), bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs Ligero, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs



  1. This is a gorgeous post with beautiful pictures. Oh and also, take time for yourself, take care of yourself so you'll get better <3

  2. It's such a hard balance to do everything we want in life and still find the time to stop and enjoy it all!! But you have such a great outlook on life Sonia!!

  3. It's always important to take time for yourself. I think life passes by too quickly! This week I'm celebrating my 20 year wedding anniversary. 20 years? I remember it like it was yesterday but time really does go by quick. BTW, Whole Foods is my home away from home! Because I have food allergies, I shop there for myself all the time. I love it so much! Your pictures are lovely in this post! Have a wonderful week!


  4. So much fun! I also enjoy bringing my friends to blogging events, it is cool to have someone you love right next to you! You looked great sweetie xx


  5. That looks so fun and pretty, thank you for sharing your experience. :-)


  6. Sounds like it was such a fun event, it's always amazing when you get to go with friends :) Also, that blue dress is so pretty!

  7. So much fun girl! Love this post

    Mรณnica Sors

  8. I know, Whole Foods is the best to just look around in! So weird how it's fun to food window shop, LOL. I love that blue dress on you, gorgeous!

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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  10. Wow, what a dream and great pictures! I really like visiting Whole Foods!!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

  11. Your dress is beautiful, and it sounds like such a fun event!

    It's natural for blogging to fall a little behind when life is busy, don't beat yourself up about it - there's only so much we can do in a day, and sometimes you need to put down things you love for a bit to relax!

    Hope that you are having a lovely start to your week after a nice weekend :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  12. I LOVE Whole Foods!! I wish they would open one in my neighborhood. I also love that you picked the LaCroix wall to take a picture in front of. How fun is that!! Good luck with classes AND internship... you busy bee!!

    Jessica || Cubicle Chic

  13. Isn't the new Whole Foods bomb?! I wish I lived closer to it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  14. Whole Foods is the very best! Going to events like that with a friend is the perfect way to get away from your crazy busy everyday life. Love your bright blue dress--soo cute for the summer! xx Jenifer


  15. I hope you will feel re energized and rejuvenated after the break
    This event looks so nice

    Much Love,
    Jane | The Bandwagon Chic

  16. These are such cute photos of you and your friend! I hope you feel super refreshed after your break babe :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Giveaway: Hotel Chocolat Luxe Selection Box! x

  17. Sounds like a fun event :)

    xx Alyssa | STYLE VANITY

  18. It's important take time to yourself. I like pictures.


  19. Whole Foods is amazing! I love your photos *_*
    Would you like us to follow each other ? Let me know: xshoppingholicx.blogspot.com

  20. I think many are trying to rediscover themselves and re-evaluate their priorities this year, myself included. I hope you will find the much needed balance soon.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  21. What a cool event to be invited to!! Also, my parents live in Overland Park, KS so Ive been to KCMO several times - such a cool place :)

    xo, Allie

  22. Very cute photo indeed babe and looks like abreast event! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’ž



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