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

From the Kitchen to the Bathroom: How Coconut Oil Has Become a Staple in My Home 

I guess it's been a good five years (maybe more than that) since I began to explore the various uses of coconut oil. In my quest for more natural living practices, this one seemed to be very practical and beneficial for my family and I. Today, I keep a container in my bathroom and another … Continue reading From the Kitchen to the Bathroom: How Coconut Oil Has Become a Staple in My Home 

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

Why I Will Neva, Eva Spend Hours in a Hair Salon Again. Eva!

"So, the "me time" that we thought we were going to get turned out to be of low or poor quality.  A total waste of time really." So, my sister was on her way to visit me last week and she didn't have time to make a hair appointment or know where to go, so … Continue reading Why I Will Neva, Eva Spend Hours in a Hair Salon Again. Eva!

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

My birthday & Trayvon Martin

Below is an abstract from a paper I wrote back in 2012 while I was in graduate school.  The paper was entitled, "Sheep Led to Slaughter: How the Trayvon Martin case embodies the symbolic messages of Charles Burnett's Killer of Sheep." It will always serve as my tribute to Trayvon. If you don't know who … Continue reading My birthday & Trayvon Martin

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