Jan 03

Return of the Terribly Absent Blogger…

Hello, everyone!  It’s me!  It’s me!  I’ve returned from my two month hiatus!

THANK YOU for allowing me that precious time for a little blog cleanse.  After over three years of almost constant blogging, I’ll be the first to admit that you can get burnt out when you overdose on things that you love so much (gelato, pizza, yoga, Real Housewives of any city, blogging), so I truly appreciate your patience with me.  The good news is that I’m officially back now and ready to fill you in on lots of exciting things going on in Atlanta!  Starting tomorrow, I’m back to the grind.  Today, I wanted to update you on what I’ve been up to over the past two months.

Kevin and I tied the knot in Atlanta!  It was an unforgettable weekend for us.

(Muscles brought to you by the amazing pilates reformer guru, Meredith Bass!)

We took an awesome trip to Arizona!  Here we are in Sedona…

At the South Rim of the Grand Canyon…

And relaxing at the Ritz-Carlton Resort at Dove Mountain.

We spent Thanksgiving in Jacksonville where we came in second place in a highly competitive family holiday cookie competition with these bad boys.  Brown Butter Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies (We were robbed, I tell ya!)

We traveled to beautiful Montego Bay, Jamaica for Rosh’s wedding.

 

Then to Delray, Florida for our friend Jesse’s wedding.

And we celebrated the New Year in sunny Jacksonville Beach!

In between all of our traveling, we found time to eat.  A lot.

Drink.  A lot.

Relax.  A lot.

Experiment in the kitchen.  (Here’s the no-brainer peppermint bark recipe we used.)

Feed ducks.

Ride horses.

Drive boats.

Get together with good buddies.

Play with nail polish.

Hug some babies.

Get some dental work done.  (Sidenote: I really wanted this to be our holiday card, but I was vetoed.)

Watch an entire two seasons of HomelandTotally obsessed – more on that later…

And meet Charles Barkley!

Needless to say, it’s been a very busy past two months.  I’m rejuvenated now, and it feels so great to be back!  :)

Here’s to the Q+DD!  Here’s to 2013!  It’s totally gonna be a great one!

xx, L

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Jun 27

Dear JAX Beach,

I miss you SOOOOO much already.  :(

jax beach

Thanks for an awesome trip!  A Monday-after-a-weekend-on-the-beach is such a drag…

(First world problems – I know.)

xx, L

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Nov 29

Post-Turkey + Pre-Resolution

Slick + I had a great 80 degrees Thanksgiving in JAX!  (Hope you all had a good one, too!)

We didn’t win the annual Thanksgiving cookie competition, but we came close w/ our pumpkin cake balls.

We ate a ton over the past week.  A ton.  So, I’ve started to really consider my waistline.  And, I think I am going to need a workout routine change.

Over the next month, I am set to try out these two local gyms:

Urban Body Studios - For their yoga + pilates classes.  And, maybe even to rub elbows w/ The Vampire Diaries cast who has been reported to workout there…
730 Ponce de Leon Place
Atlanta, GA  30306
404.201.7994
http://urbanbodyfitness.com/

Exhale Atlanta - For their Core Fusion classes.  My Dallas girlfriends swear by it.
1065 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA  30309
404.720.5000
http://www.exhalespa.com/Locations/GAtlanta/Default.aspx

I’ll report back – esp. if I meet Ian Somerhalder during a yoga class @ Urban Body!  New Year’s resolutions never stick, so might as well start early…

xx, L

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Nov 02

Recap: FL vs. GA Weekend 2010

I had SO much fun in Jacksonville for my first FL vs. GA weekend!  SO much.

...and they did!

As I mentioned a few times before, I was a little skeptical about not celebrating my second favorite holiday of the year to go to the game, but I’m really happy I went.  The game itself was a little boring until the fourth quarter (neither team was playing incredibly well), but the TAILGATING.  I mean, it was nothing short of amazing!  Such a blast!  SEC fans sure know how to pre-game + I did my very best to keep up…

Here are a few photos from Saturday:

Go Gators!  Congrats on the win!  :)

(I’ll always be a Texas Longhorn fan first + foremost, but I have to admit that the Gators are growing on me a bit…)

xx, L

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Oct 29

Have a Dead Sexy Halloween!

Happy Halloween weekend, everyone!  It’s my second favorite weekend of the year!

I’ll be in Jacksonville dressed up as a Florida fan this year for the holiday

…but if I was going to be in Atlanta, I’d be @ this party:

Andrews Entertainment Complex and Star 94 present Dead Sexy Halloween
Friday, October 29th
Andrews Entertainment Complex
56 East Andrews Drive Buckhead

Costume Contest hosted by Ray from Star 94 – Win cash and prizes!
$3 Witches Brew Shots
$5 Ghost Bombs
DJ Dreams spinnin’ magic in the haunted courtyard!

Tickets are available for $10 in advance + will get you into both parties Friday and Saturday night!
http://xorbia.com/tickets/andrewsupstairs/

Show up before 9:00 p.m. and get…2 for 1 admission + complimentary appetizers!

Be scary + be safe this Halloween!  Boo!  :)

xx, L

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