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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge Mary J. Blige fan. I love her music and her realness. She has never appeared to be the kind of celebrity to pretend to be something or someone she’s not for the sake of record sales. Her music speaks to the masses, it’s relatable, and … Continue reading Date Night with Mary J. & Maxwell
A few weeks ago, I got an alert from City Winery-Chicago that Brian McKnight was gracing the stage in an intimate solo performance. In that moment, my movements were fluid and without regret. As I slammed the keys on my computer, I reminisced in my mind about the last time I saw him in concert. … Continue reading A Super Sexy, Sultry artist: Brian McKnight is still relevant after a couple decades in the music game!!
Sisters in Touch invited me out to volunteer at Chicago’s Marathon 2016, sponsored by Bank of America. The night before, I said a quick prayer asking for the best experience I can imagine. Well, I got that. My journey began meeting Michelle, the organizer for Sisters in Touch. Walking to Chicago’s CTA, Michelle and I … Continue reading The first time I volunteered at Chicago’s Marathon was sensational!