Feb 06

Best Lunch Deal in Midtown Atlanta #fact

The most satisfying and cost-effective lunch deal in Midtown is the salad bar at Eleven Restaurant in the Loews Hotel Atlanta.  And I’m not talking Souper Salad style here, y’all.  Take a peek at the decor…


For $10 you can create your own salad from an array of fresh seasonal greens, veggies, proteins (shrimp/chicken/beef most often), toppings, and signature dressings.  And this all comes with bread and a dessert!  Here’s what my favorite part of the bar looks like…


On top of being delicious and cost-effective, the salads are quite filling and the overall experience is pretty fast (efficient for a busy workday) or you can sit and linger a bit.


Check it out!  I’ll see you in line.  :)

xx, L


Restaurant Eleven
Loews Hotel Atlanta
1065 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30309

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Nov 19

My Secret Consignment Addiction EXPOSED.

I’m a consignment newbie.  I recently purged my closet of outdated (and v. gently loved for a time) clothes, shoes, and accessories, and instead of taking them straight to Goodwill, I brought them over to Labels Resale Boutique on Paces Ferry in Buckhead.  And over the course of the last month, I’ve made a smooth $200 so far!


I first heard about Labels from a super fashionable friend of Rosh’s who was wearing a pair of Jimmy Choo pumps I complimented.  She informed me she’d snagged them at Labels for less than half of their retail sticker – and she ROCKED them!  The store (or stores, rather, since there are actually 3 of them sprawling Paces Ferry near the Buckhead Whole Foods) has won Jezebel Magazine’s “Best Consignment in Atlanta” bragging rights for the past three years running.  So, they are legit.


I turned a portion of my dough earned from selling off an old Michael Kors watch, a David Yurman necklace, a Marc Jacobs bracelet, and a wool Burberry scarf into a pair of resale 4 inch black Ferragamo pumps in perfect condition and a pair of brown quilted Hunter rainboots for next to nothing.  Now, I’m officially obsessed and regularly stalking Labels’ well-maintained Instagram account (@labelslately) featuring loads of previously owned/gently cared for Chanel, Gucci, LV, Christian Louboutin, Tory Burch, etc.

Maybe now it will be your secret addiction, as well…  :)

xx, L

Labels Resale Boutique – Buckhead (they have a Vinings location, too!)
3202 Paces Ferry Pl.
Atlanta, Georgia  30305

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Nov 14

A TASTE of the Good Life

So, if I were going to make a list of things that I would A) love to have but B) cannot (yet?) afford, having a professional chef and decorator would rank JUST below having a professional hairstylist move in and blowdry my hair on the daily. (I’m looking at you, HL.)  

Enter Taste by Sam, a new catering, design and event company by my friend Samantha Deitch that is bound and determined to show you that you don’t need to spend the big bucks to enjoy a taste of the good life. 

Sam does it all.  Catering.  Personal Chef-ing.  Organization.  Home Décor.  You name it?  Sam is on the job.  She’s just amazing. 

The next Martha Stewart?

Here’s the Q+DD on Sam:  After studying at the New York School of Interior Design in Manhattan, Samantha then went on to work for top designers in NYC and in Atlanta.  She has an immaculate sense of style and a great eye for putting together paint colors, furniture, and choosing artwork. The best part?  She’s geared specifically to a young professional crowd who like nice things but um, haven’t quite won the lottery…yet.  (I don’t know about you, but the phrase “champagne taste on a beer budget” sounds all too familiar to me.)  She’s also a self-taught chef with an outstanding talent for delivering fresh, smart, delicious menus.  Both Lindsay and I had her cater our bridal suites on our wedding day and not only did she deliver…but she DELIVERED.

Check out the menu she put together for me:

  • Assorted vegetable crudités with lemon-basil hummus and buttermilk-herb dressing
  • Shredded chicken salad with walnuts and golden raisins, whole grain toast points and lettuce cups for serving
  • Turkey, brie, romaine, tomato and honey mustard on Cibatta (this was a huge hit)
  • Penne pasta, sundried tomatoes, baby mozzarella, arugula
  • Grilled zucchini ribbons and baby greens with toasted hazelnuts, crumbled feta, and red wine lemon vinegarette
  • Roasted eggplant slices with balsamic reduction, goat cheese and pine nuts
  • Seasonal fresh fruit skewers
  • S’mores cookies 

Everything was outstanding.   There was literally something for everyone (she really took into account the whole “girl” part of the equation.  Nothing that made us feel gross or bloated and no garlic or onions in sight!)

And sometimes I still think about those s’mores cookies. 

(I miss you, s’mores cookies. Call me?)

So here’s when you need to call Sam:

For the home:

  • Professional décor advice for a room, a condo, or a whole house
  • Organizational needs
  • Home staging

For the kitchen:

  • Small to medium sized catering needs
  • Sending meals to friends (babies, shivahs, surgeries, etc)
  • Pretending like you cooked a homemade meal for your sweetie or family (don’t forget to destroy the evidence.)

Or, if you have a need that’s not quite covered here, give Sam a shout – I bet she’ll try and work something out for you.   

What I’m saying is this:  if she could get my roots straight and my ends bouncy with a round brush and a blowdryer, Sam would pretty much be the trifecta of luxury by my standards. 

But 2 of the 3 ain’t bad…

xx, L

Taste by Sam
Email: tastebysam@gmail.com
Facebook: Click HERE.  (go ahead, “like” her.  I dare you)

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Aug 27

Date Night @ Treat Your Feet – Buford Highway!

Our good buddies and ketubah signers-to-be EXTRAORDINARE, the Shapiros, have been checking in at Treat Your Feet on Foursquare with some regularity over the past year for what appeared to Kev + I as creative date nights.  We had no idea what TYF was or what the heck they were doing, but it seemed different and we were intrigued.  So, we asked if we could tag along sometime.

chillin' w/ the shapiros

A few weeks ago, we joined them for a TYF date.  Stac instructed us to wear shorts and bring booze, and we trekked up Buford Highway past I-285 until we saw this flashing sign.

Massages on Buford Highway??  I mean, I guess I’ll try anything once…

As you may have guessed, it was not at all what I was anticipating.  Obviously, I knew that we were getting foot massages, but I did not expect TYF to look like an actual spa on the inside.  I kept saying to Kevin, “wow – this is so nice!”  He got it after the eighth or ninth time, I think.

inside TYF

Treat Your Feet Massage & Spa is an OTP haven for relaxation and therapy.  The spa offers comfortable massage chairs and purifying sauna and shower rooms.  You can select from a variety of one to two hour body massages (acupressure, lymph, sport, Thai, Swedish, etc.), 30 minute to one hour foot and reflexology massages, or candle ear wax removal.  And, the place is super peaceful and CLEAN!

We all opted for the one hour foot massage for $30 eachIs that a steal or what??!

TYF massage chairs

Our massages began like this…

stac's toesies

…and ended like THIS.

= bliss

We didn’t want to leave.  Seriously.  If they weren’t closing for the evening, I am pretty sure that we would have stayed for a second round.  The foot massage was so fun and totally relaxing.  I felt like I was walking in a cloud when I left.  And in case you were wondering, the boys enjoyed it just as much – if not even more – than we did!

TYF makes for an very fun, out-of-the-ordinary date night.  I highly recommend the trip up to Doraville to check it out.  $30 is next to nothing for the luxurious experience, too!  I mean, where has this been all my life?

TYF: I have a maj. crush on you!!  :)

xx, L

Treat Your Feet – Buford Highway
5938 Buford Highway NE #103
Doraville, GA  30340

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