Feb 14

My BIG ROMANTIC Valentine’s Day Plans

 

Love is

 

(Card available HERE on Etsy)

The whole season. Available now.  Who needs restaurant reservations?  

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“If they want to binge then we should let them binge.” – Kevin Spacey

And so we will.

xx, L

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Jul 30

Tea for Two at the Ritz: Lady Date

I love spending as much time as possible at the Ritz Carlton.  Whether it’s staying at one of the Ritz properties or dropping in for a drink, I try to hit up the RC as much as I can.

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So when my lovely maid of honor came to visit a few months ago and it finally was not a wedding or baby-related weekend of celebrations for us, I made sure that our schedule was filled with fun and relaxing Atlanta stops.

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Neither one of us had been to afternoon tea in a while, so we asked our favorite RC concierge extraordinare, Jessica Gorman, to set us up with a little Sunday afternoon rezzie in the RC Buckhead’s Lobby Lounge.

Now let me tell you WHAT.  It was fab.  Totally fab.  And I truly use the word “fab” sparingly!  (Exclamation points are used almost every other sentence.  “Fab” is reserved for the truly fab.) 

Here’s the Q+DD from the RC: Traditional Afternoon Tea is a gracious way to spend an afternoon with new friends, old friends and best friends. Tea is served in the English tradition, with loose tea steeped in individual teapots and poured through sterling silver strainers into bone china teacups. Tea selections include black, red, green and white teas as well as herbal infusions.

And it doesn’t stop there!  We feasted on delicious tea sandwiches, pastries, bubbles, and strawberry service to accompany our lush RC surroundings and great conversation.  Here’s a tiny peek at some of our favorite treats:

Amy and I had the loveliest time.  I highly recommend booking afternoon tea for you and your girlfriends soon!  And it does not have to be for a special occasion!  It could be just for fun or maybe even in anticipation of Downton Abbey’s return!  (OMG, I can’t wait…)

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Traditional Afternoon Tea: Seatings at 2:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday.  (Strawberry Service only on Saturday and Sunday.)  Check out the menu HERE + don’t forget your pearls!

xx,L

Ritz Carlton Lobby Lounge – Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia  30326
404.237.2700
www.ritzcarlton.com

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Jun 25

The Fattest Day of My Life.

A few months ago, I had the extreme pleasure of dining at the Park 75 kitchen table in the Four Seasons Atlanta.  It was a truly incredible culinary experience.  It was also the fattest day of my life.  I think it’s taken me a while to actually write about it because I am still recovering – and in the very best way.

As you’ll read on the Park 75 website, the restaurant invites you to pull up a seat around the kitchen table and dine as if you were a guest in Chef Gerstenecker’s home.  The Kitchen Table experience includes a multi-course, family-style menu served with two glasses of wine per person.  Reservations are required, and no special menu requests are accepted.  $75 per person.  Below are a few snapshots of our evening.

The kitchen table.

Chalkboard menu.

Hot boiled peanuts to start.

Wine in mason jars (my personal favorite way to drink it) and champs.

Crab-stuffed squash blossom.

Spicy tempura tuna rolls (Also, the single worst food photo I’ve ever taken…)

Duck and kale flatbread.

Seafood paella(One of my favorites of the night!)

Pan-seared hake and ratatouille.

Pimento mac and cheese(Park 75 is a mac and cheese expert!)

Wood-grilled rack of lamb.

And the best part of the entire evening: Make your own brownies!

Here’s the step by step…  (My brain actually exploded while eating this.)

I can’t recommend this culinary adventure enough!  It’s an excellent idea for a celebration or to impress a client or food snobby friends.  The kitchen staff is especially friendly, and it’s super fun to watch them prepare these decadent delicacies.  $75 per person is a total steal for all this goodness.  Bring your appetites!

xx, L

Park 75
Four Seasons Atlanta

75 14th Street NW
Atlanta, GA  30309
404.253.3840

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May 01

I Want Wednesday

So… you may have gathered that we bought a house.  And while it hasn’t prevented me from lusting after things like… oh, I don’t know… these:

and ohmigod, THIS:

This I Want Wednesday is dedicated to these nailhead dining room chairs that I am convinced I cannot live without…

…but definitely cannot afford.  Sssssigh. 

As my friend Jaimi would say… #PrincessProblems at an all time HIGH.

xx, L

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Feb 21

Sir, you forgot a “Dirty.”

Spotted in Portland:

I'll take mine with an extra "Dirty" please.

Sounds delicious if you ask me.

xx, L

PS Thanks Seth.  Atlanta misses you, but thanks for sending us cool stuff from Portland

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