Tag: Georgia

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


Ford Fry Restaurant Food Tour

I mentioned before that I’m helping Mom become a bit more adventurous every year when it comes to trying new activities. Where I haven’t succeeded was in getting her to be adventurous with her food. She loves to eat at Houston’s, so for every anniversary, birthday, Mother’s/Father’s Day, graduation, and in town guest visit, she wants to go there to eat. Not that it’s … Read More Ford Fry Restaurant Food Tour

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…


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


Family Trip to Fussa, Japan

Mom was Ready to Fly So a little history about our family. Mom has a son (yes, my brother) who is in the Air Force. He and his family had been living in the San Antonio, Texas for a few years, but then in 2014, they moved to Fussa, Japan. Every year prior to that move, we spent Christmas or Thanksgiving together in either … Read More Family Trip to Fussa, Japan