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High Museum: Gordon Parks Photography Exhibition

High Museum: Gordon Parks Photography Exhibition

I first saw the image (right) of an elegantly dressed woman and child standing underneath a neon “colored entrance” sign in a blog post last year. The stark juxtaposition of the photograph’s two main elements – the people and the sign – as well as the symbolism of the composition [...]

January 29, 2015 × 1 comment

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Three Things: Orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Three Things: Orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden

These gorgeous pink, white, and striated orchids at the Atlanta Botanical Garden reminded me of an exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work that I saw at the High Museum of Art several years ago. (They also reminded me that I have books about both orchids and Georgia O’Keeffe in my studio/home [...]

November 20, 2014 × 0 comments

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Bacon, Arugula, and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Bacon, Arugula, and Heirloom Tomato Sandwich

Buttermilk Kitchen, one of my favorite local breakfast spots (Alon’s is the other one ), offered bacon, arugula, heirloom tomato, and house-made cheese sandwiches as a special recently. They were SO good that I had to try my hand at making them at home. I did not have any house-made [...]

November 12, 2014 × 0 comments

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Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta Botanical Garden

There’s something about being in nature – being safely in nature, I should specify… I’m not really interested in hiking the untamed, uncharted wilderness or anything even remotely like that – that is incredibly calming and inspiring to me. Wandering through the Atlanta Botanical Garden surrounded by flowers in bloom [...]

November 10, 2014 × 1 comment

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: Westside Provisions

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams: Westside Provisions

I’m an ice cream girl. I prefer it over brownies, cakes, pies, and running. What I love most about Jeni’s in particular – aside from the fact that they have the friendliest, most patient staff willing to let you sample to your heart’s delight to find your faves – is [...]

October 20, 2014 × 0 comments

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Reader Request: Joy and Sunshine Favorites

Reader Request: Joy and Sunshine Favorites

Lovely Lady Writer Ele (I “borrowed” that phrase from her… not sure if I’m giving it back, though, because I quite like it ) of the wonderful blog Inspirationele was nominated for a Liebster Blog Award — congrats and YAY! Instead of in turn posing the usual questions to her [...]

October 15, 2014 × 6 comments

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Hiking at Stone Mountain Park

Hiking at Stone Mountain Park

I’ve taken the Skyride to the top of Stone Mountain before; when my BFF mentioned hiking up Stone Mountain, my first thought was, “She runs half- and full marathons for fun, so…” She assured me that I could do it. Plus, someone told me there were stairs. The lies that woman told me [...]

August 30, 2014 × 5 comments

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Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis

Afternoon Tea at the St. Regis

As a girl who loooves her tea and truly digs special, little luxuries, attending Afternoon Tea* at the St. Regis has been on my really-want-to-do list from the moment I realized they even offered an Afternoon Tea. I’m so thankful to have been able to go twice this summer, first [...]

August 18, 2014 × 3 comments

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West Egg Cafe

West Egg Cafe

Taking its name from an obscure line in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, West Egg Cafe serves up a mean Southern breakfast in the Westside Provisions District :-) Breakfast Menu Fried Green Tomatoes with Pepper Jelly Belgian Waffle with Spiced Honey Butter Chai Latte Spinach, Mushroom, and Goat Cheese Omelette with [...]

April 23, 2014 × 6 comments

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Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym

Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym

I’ve been going to Atlanta Rocks! Indoor Climbing Gym for years now, and while I still haven’t taken the Novice Climb class to be able to belay and climb more routes, I love dropping in for Quick Climbs on the auto-belays. Here’s how the process goes: Read/sign the waiver.  A friendly [...]

April 9, 2014 × 0 comments

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JCT Kitchen & Bar

JCT Kitchen & Bar

Located in the Westside Urban Market, JCT Kitchen & Bar is the sister restaurant to The Optimist and one of my family’s, friends’, and my favorite lunch spots in town. Bonus: In lieu of the standard bowl of after-dinner mints, there is a huge Lemonheads dispenser in the dining room. How’s that for creative?! [...]

November 21, 2013 × 5 comments

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Cagle’s Corn Maze

Cagle’s Corn Maze

One of my favorite autumn friends/family things to do is the corn maze at Cagle’s Family Farm.  Years ago, when I first mentioned the idea to my hubby, he had, “WHY?” written all over his face. I said, “It might be fun!” Turns out it’s SO much fun: great exercise [...]

October 16, 2013 × 3 comments