A Southern Girl’s View of The Big Apple

I have wanted to visit NYC for as long as I can remember. It was actually a dream of mine to live there after college, but life happened, plans changed, and my living in The Big Apple never happened. But now it was time to decide the family vacation and guess what? New York here … Continue reading A Southern Girl’s View of The Big Apple

In the City: Braum’s Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant 

A couple weeks ago, I dropped my second-born off in Kansas for college. In an effort to make the best of the long road trip, I tried to make an experience out of it. That meant that our dinner stop on the ride back to Atlanta needed to be unique. No fast food chains. Something … Continue reading In the City: Braum’s Ice Cream & Burger Restaurant 

In The City: Hitch Restaurant

During one of our work trips last year, we passed by a restaurant called Treylor Park.  Patrons were exiting the restaurant and at the same time I was commenting on how it looks like a great place to try for dinner.  At that time, the people leaving began to rave about how good the food … Continue reading In The City: Hitch Restaurant

In The City –  Latitudes Bistro & Lounge

Tamara and I found a perfect little spot for bites and drinks in Atlanta earlier this week. We were both in need of some girl time and time away from the kiddos for a few hours.   We had no major plan but knew we wanted to hang out downtown, take a few pics, grab … Continue reading In The City –  Latitudes Bistro & Lounge

Memorial Day Weekend – House Music in Chicago

  Dancing to House Music reminds me of days of feeling free and happy to be me. From beat to beat, my worries about career, love, and life obstacles fell below my feet. Life is music to my ears. On Sunday, May 28th I visited Promontory-Chicago, a restaurant and music venue in Hyde Park, on … Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend – House Music in Chicago

In The City – Augusta, GA

I have never had a reason to travel to Augusta, Georgia before last weekend.  Besides a good friend moving there a few years ago, there was no other reason why I would make my way 2 hours east to get away from city life. However, last weekend, my 12 year old was competing in a … Continue reading In The City – Augusta, GA

In the City: City Winery Atlanta

If you are looking for something new to do in Atlanta then you have to check out City Winery. City Winery has dining and entertainment in one place.  The night I went, we were there to see a comedy show.  Yet, on most nights, there is a featured artist performing, typically live music.   You … Continue reading In the City: City Winery Atlanta

In the City: I Love Pho

Some years ago, while working at the CDC, my coworkers were always boasting about the great restaurants on Buford Highway. This area is well known for many international food options to enjoy.  The first time I took someone's advice to try a restaurant on Buford Highway, I was not impressed. The health department score was … Continue reading In the City: I Love Pho

In the City: Busboys and Poets

Last week I had the opportunity to try a new restaurant in Washington, DC. It is called Busboys and Poets. My cousin recommended that I check them out and after going, I  see why she did. The place boasts positive energy and love, according to our server. They offer a host of food options. There … Continue reading In the City: Busboys and Poets

Not Another Christmas Turkey

I sat there on Thanksgiving, completely frustrated and slightly irritated. I didn't want turkey. I had been over turkey on the holidays since around 1995 when my mom found this mutant turkey that fed an army and still sat sliced and frozen in the freezer through May the next year. I didn't want to see … Continue reading Not Another Christmas Turkey