May 21

Drink This Drink.

Initially I was intimidated by it, but once I worked up the courage (read: after two cocktails), I went ahead and ordered it + as soon as it hit my lips I realized that it is actually my BFF!  My soulmate!  The one who holds my heart!  My lobster!  The wind beneath my wings!

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This drink is the best drink EVER.  Ford’s gin, Cynar, muddled arugula (so that makes it a health drink #science), and black pepper.  It lives at St. Cecilia.  Go on and try it now!

xx, L

St. Cecilia
3455 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
404.554.9995
http://stceciliaatl.com/

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Categories: Buckhead,Cocktails,Happy Hour,Where we're Eating

May 07

Happiness is a Sprinkles Cupcake.

I mean, just LOOK at them.

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Divine.  Divine.  Divine!

And what’s better than going to Sprinkles inside Lenox Mall?  Well, visiting their 24 hour ATM, of course!  All cupcakes.  All the time, y’all.  Just look how excited my adorable niece was for her first visit!

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Man, I wish I’d invented this…

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After visiting The American Girl store (which I actually enjoyed way more than I anticipated), my niece had her heart set on trying a Sprinkles cupcake.  But I couldn’t let her stop at JUST a cupcake, so she listened to her aunt and went for the whole shebang…

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Strawberry cupcake with strawberry icing and red velvet ice cream.  That’s my girl!  Maybe not the most complimentary flavors, but at least they are in the same color family?  Whatever the case, she LOVED it and couldn’t stop talking about how cool Sprinkles was and how badly they need to open one in Jacksonville.

If you have a case of the blahs – go to Sprinkles.  If you are having dinner anywhere in Buckhead – skip dessert and get in line for the cupcake ATM.  Whatever it is that brings you there, I highly recommend the red velvet ice cream (pictured below).  I daydream about it.

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Happiness is a Sprinkles cupcake, and everyone knows that happy girls are the prettiest girls.  So eat up!

xx, L

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Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream (Lenox Mall)
3393 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
404.846.1599
http://www.sprinkles.com/ 

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Categories: Buckhead,Chocolate,Guilty Pleasures,Where we're Eating

Feb 04

Puppy Love at the Westin Buckhead (2/15)

Lauren and I are going to this on the 15th with our puppies – wanna join us??

Puppy Love
Saturday, February 15, 2014
2-4 p.m.The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Road NE
 

Puppy Love at the Westin Buckhead

You and your four-legged love are invited to attend our annual Valentine’s event at the Westin Buckhead brought to you by the 1873 Society Club, Atlanta Humane Society’s junior board. Mix and mingle in the hotel’s pet-friendly event space with specialty cocktails and light bites while your canine companion enjoys doggie treats and games.

The event is FREE to attend (valet parking is also complimentary), but proceeds from the cash bar and raffle will benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. Please RSVP to rsvp@lizlapiduspr.com by Wednesday, February 12.

We hope to see you there!  Don’t forget to RSVP!  :)

xx, L

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Categories: Buckhead,Events,Holidays,Pampered Pooches,What we're Doing

Jan 28

Love for Buckhead’s St. Cecilia.

Atlanta’s newest restaurant that quickly earned a prestigious spot in my Top 5 Favorites!  Have you been yet??  All the cool kids are going…  Here’s a peek inside the hottest new restaurant that took over the old Bluepointe space (ickkk).  It looks SO much better now, right?!

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Anyway, I visited St. Cecilia over opening week to celebrate my birthday and had the most fabulous meal.  I’ve been telling everyone that will listen how pleased I was with the menu, atmosphere, and service.  All were fantastic!  I wanted to eat everything – and I kinda wanted to be BFFs with my server.  Way to go, Ford Fry!  You really do know what you’re doing.

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What I was most impressed with, though, was the salumi plate.  It is, without a doubt, my personal favorite in town: prosciutto di parma, soppressata, coppa, calabrese, and house rabbit terrine served with quince mostarda and warm piadini.  Amaze.

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You have GOT to try this place!  And don’t forget to order the salumi plate!  I’ll wave to you from the bar.  #coolkids

xx, L

St.Cecilia

St. Cecilia
3455 Peachtree Road 
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
404.554.9995
http://stceciliaatl.com/ 

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Categories: Buckhead,Where we're Eating

Jan 27

Attention Pie Eaters!

Buckhead’s New York Prime is mostly known for its delicious filet and massive lobster offerings.  Those are definitely noteworthy, don’t get me wrong, but I personally think NYP should be primarily known for THIS:

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The greatest banana cream pie I’ve ever had.  It will make you cry tears of joy.  You will want to high five the people you’ve never met sitting next to you.  You may even break out into song.  You will never want to eat another pie ever again.  It’s THAT good.  If you like bananas, if you like pie, if you enjoy life – this is the pie for you.  This is NOT an exaggeration.  Go just to have this for dessert!  Like now, go now!  

xx, L

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New York Prime
Monarch Tower
3424 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
404.846.0644
http://www.newyorkprime.com/ 

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