Nov 05

There’s NOTHING like a day at Camp!

Camp Twin Lakes has been on my mind a lot lately.  As you may know, I just took the helm as the President of the Junior Board and Y’ALL (Young Adult Leadership League) and we’re having a REALLY fun time re-organizing and re-branding and dreaming up a BRAND NEW Signature Event to take the place of Camp Dance this year.

Also, I did a TON of shopping with my Partners Card these last 2 weeks.  (Not to brag – but I was a Partners Card maniac this year.  In particular, I got some AMAZING deals at Baby Braithwaite, FlyWheel Buckhead, Williams Sonoma, Michael Stars and Anthropologie.  It was a massacre on my AmEx.  It was awesome.)

But NOTHING is as fun or as rewarding as spending a day at camp.  Greg and I, along with about 20 other volunteers, went to Camp Twin Lakes (Rutledge) today and had a BLAST.  I just wanted to share some pictures that I lovingly ripped off of my darling friend Bjanca who came out with her hubs!

choose your adventure!

part of the ropes course!

Slide on the amazing tree house!

Nature trail and everyone's favorite totem pole

I mean we loved it.

Brad hauling away our debris. Go Team Debris!

Bjanca and me...totally rocking those rakes

Greg and Brad checking out the sundial

The dock looked gorgeous

It was an AWESOME day and totally what I needed right now.  My manicure is a little worse for the wear, but my attitude was greatly improved.

For those who don’t know - Camp Twin Lakes is a not-for-profit organization providing life-changing camp experiences for Georgia’s kids with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and other life challenges, and it’s basically the coolest place in the world.  The young professionals group (Y’ALL) is doing some really fun stuff right now – obviously more information to come, but if you’d like to get involved – please email me at LaurenKCohen@gmail.com.  We’d LOVE to have ya!

Camp is totally one of my “happy” places.  Thanks for the awesome day, CTL.

xx, L

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Sep 27

Are Y'all Watching New Girl?

I missed it last week, unforch, but my DVR is set for tonight!  Zooey Deschanel is my girl crush, after all…  AND, she’s wearing an Anthro dress in the promo picture below that I heart.  (Didn’t fit right in the store, but still super cute.)

zooey d is the new girl

New Girl is on FOX on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. EST.  Apparently, the premiere last week was really well received.  I just love her.  I hope it’s like (500) Days of Summer every Tuesday night!

There’s that dress again…

I just really feel like we should be friends.  I mean, I used to have bangs.  I used to listen to Death Cab + she’s married to the lead singer.  She & Him is super great and they’re on my regular iPod playlist rotation.  She was in Elf and it’s one of my top 5 favorite movies…  We both rock out in Anthro.  I think she’d like me.  :)

That’s all.  Until we’re BFFs, I guess I’m fine catching her on the small screen.  Watch New Girl tonight! 

xx, L

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Sep 15

Anthropologie Pet Adoption Event

Stop by Anthropologie on Howell Mill next Saturday (9/24) from 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. for a pet adoption event!  My favorite store has partnered with my favorite organization, the Atlanta Humane Society, to find homes for some local pooches! 

I really, really LOVE this.  :)

Of all the gorgeous items I’ve bought from Anthro + loved dearly over the years, a furry friend might just be what I’ve been needing most…  I will definitely be there!   

xx, L

Anthropologie – Howell Mill
1207 Howell Mill Road NW
Atlanta, GA  30318
404.355.4889
www.anthropologie.com

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May 23

At Home in Anthropologie – Home.

I could spend days walking around the home decor section at Anthropologie…and entire paychecks.  I love the modern vintage designs the store features + often find myself going into Anthro to look for an outfit for a specific event, but instead tightly clutching a brightly colored vase while repeating to myself “I need this.”  I don’t, but I’ll get it anyway.

Case in point, after lunch on the Westside yesterday, I mosied into Anthro’s Howell Mill location to kill some time + look around.  (Never a good idea for the wallet…)  Shortly thereafter, I walked out with three adorable vases for my bedroom:

curvy chrysanthemum vase

curvy chrysanthemum vase

rose of sharon grand vase

anemone mezzo vase

And a replacement of my favorite candle in my living room:

voluspa japonica candle tin

Here are a few other items I have my eyes on…

austin's flora measuring cups

wise 'ol cookie jar orange

antiqued giraffe taper, bending

gulping guppy ring dish

And like I need another hole in my head…more vases:

paper sketch green vases

Have I mentioned that I am allergic to flowers??  I’ll take a decorative vase any day, though.   

Anthropologie’s home section is so fun to casually peruse while on the hunt for a special something for a housewarming party, a birthday (check out their jewelry section, too), or simply a cute any-day-that-ends-in-“Y” gift. 

Check out Anthro’s Westside location or visit their home section online:)

xx, L

Anthropologie (Westside location)
1207 Howell Mill Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA  30318
404.355.4889
http://www.anthropologie.com/

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Mar 28

In Spite of the Bad Weather…

…I had a nice weekend.  It was dreary, rainy + cold, but it had its perks.  :)

I saw Ryan Bingham for a sold out show at The Loft on Friday + he definitely fell into the “even better in concert” drop box for live performances.  Smoking + drinking on stage didn’t affect his perfectly raspy voice in the least, in fact it made it even richer.

The new Anthropologie was a warm + welcomed escape from the cold on Saturday.  If you haven’t been to the Howell Mill location yet, you need to check it out.  The store is just great + there’s something that I can’t quite put my finger on about the dressing rooms that makes me want to try on the entire store.

Slick + I chowed down on some “gator bites” at Six Feet Under on Saturday afternoon.  Kinda tasted like chicken…don’t be a’feared.


And then we fell in love with this handsome little guy at the Atlanta Humane Society.  We aren’t in the market for a furry friend right now, but this pup (Charlie Bucket) stole our hearts.  Adopt him!

Feeling brave enough to take on a potential tornado, we warded off cabin fever by spending a few hours at the Georgia World Congress Center for the 2011 Atlanta International Auto Show.  This Camaro caught our eye, but the Lotus stole the show in my opinion.

I went with LK + some lovely ladies to see Red Riding Hood on Sunday. 

I went in with seriously low expectations + ended up actually pretty pleased with the film.  Although that wasn’t the general consensus of the group, I think keeping your expectations low is oftentimes the best way to approach things.  Just sayin’…

We drew the weekend to a close at Mellow Mushroom in Sandy Springs for dinner.  Couldn’t have imagined a better way to end it.  MM truly is “happiness as expressed in pizza…”  Will always love my Pizza Sundays!

Slick did some shopping at Richards Variety Store + picked me up a Lite Brite (never had one as a kid) which kept me busy until I hit the hay.  (It’s certainly not an iPad 2, but it will do for now…)

It wasn’t the craziest weekend we’ve ever had, but it was super relaxing + now I’m rested for the excitement ahead. 

So, bring it.

xx, L

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