Category: Lifestyle

Ford Fry Food Tour Series: The Optimist

The first stop on our #FordFryFoodTour 10-part series is perfect for any seafood lover. We went to none other than The Optimist restaurant in West Midtown, Atlanta. If you haven’t read about why we’re doing this restaurant food tour, then check out our blog post introducing this series. In summary, my Mom is the least adventurous eater on the planet! She also only eats … Read More Ford Fry Food Tour Series: The Optimist

Dream Wedding Destination in Georgia: Montaluce Winery

When searching for an outdoor wedding destination in Georgia, we decided it was best to focus beyond the city of Atlanta. With such beauty to explore in my own home state, it’s no wonder, our wedding destination search ended with us choosing Montaluce Winery. Most wouldn’t consider Georgia wine country, but I’d beg to differ. Georgia is home to over 20 wineries according to … Read More Dream Wedding Destination in Georgia: Montaluce Winery

Curated Sake & Food Tasting

We’re all about trying unique experiences throughout Atlanta and Georgia, so this sake tasting was right up my alley. It wasn’t until I attended a sake tasting with an official Kikisake-shi (sake sommelier) at Yakitori Jinbei that I realized the sake breweries are going out of business at an alarming rate. I also didn’t know there was such a thing as a Kikisake-shi who … Read More Curated Sake & Food Tasting

Georgia Makes Award Winning Wines

No, the title isn’t a joke, and no, I didn’t mean Napa Valley or Sonoma. I will say it again, Georgia has award-winning wines and they’re made at Yonah Mountain Vineyards. Yonah Mountain Vineyards’ harvested land sits on 20 acres and grows Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Petit Manseng, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot up in Cleveland, Georgia. Now that I have … Read More Georgia Makes Award Winning Wines

You’re Missing Out if You Haven’t Tried Glassblowing

Mom and I love a good unique experience, so it’s no wonder we spent Mother’s Day at a glassblowing class in Decatur. We know we could have made dinner reservations, gone to a spa, or the movies, but we wanted to do something different this year. Nothing screams Mother’s Day more than fire, glass, and flowers. Don’t agree, I’ll explain…

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Two Experiences to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

As you all know, Mother’s Day is around the corner. Yes, it’s Sunday, May 12, so get those last minute gifts if you think your Mom wants one. Now that I’m a mother, I want something really sweet and sentimental from my kid, some money from my husband, and to be taken to do something fun rather than just going to the usual dinner … Read More Two Experiences to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

You Can Become Adventurous After 50

If you haven’t had a chance to read our bio page, then let me tell you that Mom has come a LONG way from the sheltered woman she was 10 even 4 years ago. Let me explain. It wasn’t until 5 years ago that she took her first international flight. It wasn’t until this year that she took her first girl’s trip, where she … Read More You Can Become Adventurous After 50

How Have We Missed Out on Marshalls For So Long

I remember when we first moved to Marietta, GA off of Austell Rd. We were excited to have fun shopping stores like Kohl’s, TJMaxx, Burlington Coat Factory (I know, cringe, but coming from Beaufort, SC, that was an upgrade), and Marshalls nearby. Unfortunately, Marshalls was always laid out in a way that didn’t make me want to shop there, and the buyer for our … Read More How Have We Missed Out on Marshalls For So Long

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Top 3 Georgia Wedding Destinations That Aren’t in Atlanta

Before I started planning my wedding or even before I got engaged, I always thought I’d have a beach wedding. Of course I met a guy from Georgia who has a big family, and he wanted that entire family to attend the wedding. That meant we needed to keep the celebration close to home, which meant bye bye beach wedding. Dream number 2 had … Read More Top 3 Georgia Wedding Destinations That Aren’t in Atlanta