It’s been over a month since I witnessed a legendary baseball game (Royals vs. Toronto, but sorry TO…I’m a loyal Royals fan) at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. I’m finally getting around to rifling through countless photos and places that I’ve visited so far on my travels this summer, and think it’s best if I just start recounting this entire adventure from the very beginning.
At the end of June 2017, I went to Kansas City for a baseball game, but we spent a lot of our time hanging around the Country Club Plaza, where our hotel was. To Canadians who may have not been to a place like this because of our six freaking month long winters, this plaza is like a giant outdoor mall the size of a small town. Think Shops at Don Mills, only bigger and better.
Here’s a breakdown of the trip, including all of the outfits I wore and favourite places I went:
Leotard: Brandy Melville (similar here) | Shorts: DIY cutoffs
Amidst all the BBQ that Kansas City is famous for (other than fountains?), T.Loft is one of the few healthy eating spots within the country club plaza. Their menu is extensive and absolutely delicious! Check out their website here.
Coffee culture is slowly but surely gaining a following in Kansas City. Kaldi’s Coffee has reaaaally good espresso and tea (multiple cups of tea come with an order!), as well as a variety of healthy and baked goods (something for everyone). Check them out here.
Kansas City River Market
One of my favourite things to do is visit a food market! There’s so much fast food and generally unhealthy food (see aforementioned BBQ) associated with Kansas City, and this place defies that stereotype. The entire market is crowded with vendors, visitors, and places to get food! I recommend the Hippie drink at City Market Coffee (pictured). It’s an iced coffee with almond milk, lavender, and just a little bit of honey. The market is located in downtown KC, and there is even a street car that operates for free that shuttles people from one end of downtown to another.
This game kicked off the summer to an amazing start. Not only did the Royals pull through at the bottom of the ninth inning to beat the Blue Jays 5-4, but there was a celebrity softball match before the game that we had no idea was happening! I can now say that I’ve come within respectable distance from Paul Rudd, Eric Stonestreet, and the guy that voiced Flynn Rider in Tangled.
The hotel across the street had all these pink walls! I was told to pack lightly (only a carry on!) so I cut this shirt in half 🙂