First installment of a new series called "Bags & Beer"... no, just kidding. I don't think I will do that. But I did want to share some new things I love.
First let's talk about this bitchin' Madewell bag (I've never called anything 'bitchin' before... I never will again.) This is THE bag. I got it the day before I left for Ireland, and I used it every day there because it is the perfect size. The other Madewell bag I have is this one in the mini size. It was my favorite bag until I got the Glasgow satchel. The quality of the leather is top notch. The bag is sturdy and holds everything you could need in a day, but it's still pretty soft. There are handles as well as a great shoulder strap. If you're looking for a new bag, I recommend you take a look at what Madewell has to offer. And I'm definitely not being paid to say this. (Or anything. Will someone pay me?)
The second part in this "Bags & Beer" post is beeeeeeer! Stevie introduced me to some great beer when I was over in Ireland. We drank Brewdog Punk IPA on several occasions and it's a pretty great beer. The revelation was Hardcore IPA though. A beer of 9.2% made me think it would be similar to the beers in Belgium that are way too sweet and I just don't like. This one was insanely good. "Citrusy. Resinous. Intense." is how the website describes it. I'm not good at describing beer or wine so I'll leave it to what they said. Brewdog is a relatively new Scottish brewery and while the price is a bit high, their beer is damn delicious. Try it out! Especially Hardcore IPA.