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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Oct 08

Pirate Alert!

I kept seeing this little red devil in magazine ads + I felt like it was calling my name.

“Lindsay…  Lindsay…  Find me…  Buy me…  Love me…” 

It was quite haunting, I must admit.  But I did just that: I found it, and bought it, and I LOVE it!  And, now I have to tell you all about it.

Chanel’s Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate is the lip color for fall.  It has red/blue hues that are just so velvety and flattering.  I want to wear it ALL the time.  Find it…  Buy it…  Love it…  (And, thank your favorite blog for telling you about it!)

You’re welcome, you sexy devil, you.  :)

xx, L

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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
770.452.8688
http://treatyourfeetatl.com/

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Jun 07

You Need this Gloss.

Lately, I have received a LOT of questions regarding my lipstick and I’m totally flattered.

And while you know I LOVE to dish about the latest and greatest in beauty products, my lipgloss has been the exact SAME since 1998.  True story.  

Behold:

Chanel Scintillantes Lip Gloss.  

(Y’all – it used to be called “Spark.”  Which was way easier to say/remember, IMO.  If you ask your trusty Chanel counter associate and ask for “Spark”  they will know what you’re talking about.  Trust.)

I swear - I have no less than 6 tubes going at any given time.  It looks like it’s going to be RED RED – but I use it by itself during the day for a subtle pop of color and shine and it’s just the perfect shade of pinky red.  

It’s also absolutely amazing over absolutely ANY of my other lipsticks.  Right now, I am LOVING IT with the following:

Laura Mercier Hibiscus Bloom. 

On me, the combo looks like this:

and Chanel Romantic.

On me, that combo looks like this:

Here’s the best part: it’s flattering on EVERYONE.  Try it.  You will not regret. (If you hate it, please feel free to send it to me.  My 5th and 6th tubes are running low…)

xx, L

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Jan 24

I Don’t Want to Grow Up…

No, seriously.  I don’t want to get any older.  I just hit 31 and that is ENOUGH. 

Let’s be honest – I’ve been obsessed with skin for a while, but I’ve noticed that as my age advanced…so has my obsession. 

Here are my latest tricks of the trade:

I have to thank Jenn Falik for recommending the first two.  Are you guys following her?  She’s amazing.) 

1. iT Cosmetics “No-Tug™” Heavenly Luxe Dual Eyeshadow Brush 

Ok so here’s the Q+DD: this is the “first ever” anti-aging and age preventative shadow brush that won’t pull on your delicate eye skin while applying your shadow.  Am I 100% convinced?  NoWill I try absolutely everything?  You betcha.

It’s actually a pretty great brush, too.  It’s dual-sided for contouring.  For $24 – I’d say give it a go. 

2. Vichy 3-in-1 Cleanser

 

It’s a cleanser, toning lotion, and an eye makeup remover all in one.  You can actually wipe it off with a cloth once you’ve cleansed or rinse with water.  My skin has been AMAZING with this.  So super soft and fantastic. 

3. Natura Bisse “The Cure” Cleanser

So, at $57 a bottle (to Vichy’s $20) this cleanser is definitely less economical, but it’s great also.  Its a little less “milky” and I still feel like I need to use a separate eye makeup remover when I use it.  But, not only does it clean, but it detoxifies skin and is extremely gentle as well.  PLUS: when I use it with my Clairsonic Mia – there’s virtually NO residue left over when I’m done and I feel squeaky clean.  (Without the squeak, of course.)

It also has Green Tea Extract, which is lovely and supposedly neutralizes the effects of free radicals, “diminishing irritation and dryness.”

4.  Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Cream with SPF

I’ve blogged about it before and I’ll probably blog about it again.  I absolutely love this stuff.  It’s a foundation.  It’s a moisturizer.  It’s a SPF.  It’s a firming treatment. It’s amazing.  Get it today.  You will thank me.  (many of you already have!)

5. Water.

Yep.  Good old H-Two-Oh.  I’ve been drinking it like a fiend.  Just like they always tell you to and I can tell a huge difference in my skin! (somewhere in Birmingham my mom is saying “I told you so.”) 

There you have it.  My new plan for reverse aging.  Who knows.  Next year I might just turn 29 again!  (nah, 31 has been pretty awesome so far)

La and me at my 31st birthday last Saturday

Enjoy, lovelies!

xx, L

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