Feb 28

High Museum of Art Wine Tasting (3/8)

Now, THIS sounds like my kind of museum experience…

Make plans to visit the High Museum for a special wine tasting event, and savor various blended wines from around the country!  Wine tasting tickets include three tastes + museum admission, including the special exhibitions Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters and The Art of Golf which will remain open until 9:00 p.m.

Tickets are $25, $15 for members, and $10 for Young Patrons.  Additional tastes and light appetizers available for purchase. 

Get your tickets here: HIGH MUSEUM WINE TASTING.  So fun!

xx, L

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Dec 02

Holidays on Peachtree

Something exciting was going down outside my office last night when I was walking out to my car to head home.  CLEARLY, I did not get the memo…

The holidays are here!  For the entire month of December, you can find the perfect gifts and enjoy all the holiday experiences that Midtown has to offer

The kick-off reception was last night (and it looked like fun!), but there’s more! 

12/2 + 12/3: Local Gifts + Treats Pop Up Shop at MidCity Lofts (West Peachtree at 6th St. between Tech Square + Renaissance Hotel).  Vendors include: Olive, Pieces of Me, Lisa Jill Jewelry, Kristi Hyde, and JuneBug.  To compliment your shopping experience, enjoy treats from Sinless Cocktails + Rockin’ Cupcakes!

All Month Long: Midtown’s holiday festivities continue! 
Ice skate in Piedmont Park at Park Tavern
- Visit the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s “Garden Lights – Holiday Nights” installation
- Visit the “Picasso to Warhol” exhibition at the High Museum of Art
- See “A Christmas Carol” at the Alliance Theatre
- Get tickets for “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at the Fox Theatre
- Revisit the story of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” at the Center for Puppetry Arts
- Hear “Handel’s Messiah” at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

More info below…

December may be 31 days long, but you’ve got A LOT to do.  It’s going to fly by! 

Happy Holidays from the Q+DD!

xx, L

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Jul 12

Really Big Week. HUGE!

Y’all!  I’ve been waiting for this week for months… 

Check it:

Rihanna performs tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Chastain Amphitheatre as part of her Loud tour!  Do I care that it’s going to be 98 degrees outside today?  I care not.  I’m going to be an amazingly sweaty mess of white girl dancing it up with colleagues (yes, colleagues; again – I care not) at Rihanna tonight.  I’ve had “Rude Boy” stuck in my head all morning… 

“call me rude boy boy can you get it…”

BRING IT, RiRi!  This concert is going to be red hot – literally.  And, it just recently went up in flames in Dallas, also literally, so it should be an exciting evening to say the least.


But wait, there’s more…  Thursday night, I’m taking colleagues to the High Museum to see the Modern by Design exhibition.  We’re starting with drinks + hors d’oeuvres at Table 1280, then moseying over to the museum to see modern masterpieces from the MoMA + High’s growing collection of contemporary design. 

Here’s the Q+DD on Modern by Design:

As part of the High’s ongoing collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, Modern by Design presents groundbreaking designs of the past, present, and future.  The exhibition features a selection of works chronicling three key moments in MoMA’s design collection and exhibition history—“Machine Art” (1934); “Good Design” (1950-1955); and “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” (1972).  Nearly 150 objects created by over 120 of the most influential artists + designers of the twentieth century are included.

joe colombo’s tube chair

See for yourself!  The exhibit is running through August 21.

This, however, is the grand finale: On Thursday evening, July 14, I have midnight Phipps Plaza tickets to see, in 3D, the final chapter of the Harry Potter saga: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2(Chills, I have chills!)


I. can’t. even. think. straight. I. am. SO. excited.

It’s going to be a long night, but it will be worth it.  (TWSS.) 

I feel like the next day I’m going to need some time for reflection: who am I? what does all this mean?  what do I do now?  and so on + so forth…  I’ve been seriously invested in + excited about the Harry Potter stories for well over ten years!  It’s hard to believe that it all comes to an end this week. 

Whelp, let’s get it started, shall we?  We shall.  Happy week to you all!  :)

xx, L

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May 22

Don't Play w/ the Dinos…

Slick + I attended a beautiful wedding last night at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History.  Toward the end of the evening, Slick submitted to peer pressure + decided to disregard the “Do Not Touch the Exhibit” signs.  The following are a few of the pictures I was able to snap prior to several large security guards + a v. stressed-out wedding planner s.c.r.e.a.m.i.n.g.* at my boyfriend + his buddies…

(*Note: The Q+DD does not condone this behavior…but still gets a kick out of it.)  :)

Alternate Post Titles:
“Don’t Drink + Dino”
“Prehistoric Party Animals”
“Quickest Way to Getting Kicked Out of a Museum/ Wedding Party”
“Tequila + Pterodactyls”
“Raptor NOT Rapture”
“Jurassic Jackasses”

Please do not play with the dinos.  But if you do, make sure that you wear a tux.  (Let’s at least show a little respect, folks…)

xx, L

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA  30307

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Apr 15

A Fernbank Friday Night.

One of my favorite places in Atlanta is nestled back on Clifton Road across from Druid Hills Golf Club.  I just love the Fernbank.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

I’ve used the Fernbank’s atrium and Star Gallery for events I’ve thrown (think Real Housewives of Atlanta wedding – but corporate) + visited numerous exhibits…

slick + me at one of my fernbank events

…but my favorite excuse to head over to the museum is for their Friday night Martinis + IMAX event!

In my humble opinion, it’s the perfect place to spend a Friday evening with friends or on a date.  Think drinks (not just martinis…they have wine, mixed drinks + beer, too), food, jazz music + an amazing atmosphere, all followed by a 45-ish minute IMAX.  To top it all off, you get to hang out with a 123-foot Argentinosaurus (largest dino ever classified)!  It’s perfection, I’m telling you. 

Here’s a peek at what Martinis + IMAX looks like on the earlier end of the evening + later on:

If heading to the Fernbank for drinks, yummy eats + to listen to music doesn’t sound appealing to you, seeing an IMAX is a pretty spectacular experience in and of itself.  They are so super interesting, you get to bring your drinks into the theatre with you + it’s only about 45 minutes long.  Perfect timing if you ask me.

Last Friday, Brittany S. + I went on a little friend date to Martinis + IMAX to see Tornado Alley.  Ever since I saw Twister when I was a kid, I’ve been a little obsessed with tornadoes and really did not want to miss this IMAX.  It was incredibly intense + just plain AWESOME!!  (Definitely worthy of two exclamation points.)

And much to my great surprise, Bill Paxton (from Twister) was the narrator for Tornado Alley!  I was pretty tickled about that…and I’m sure that Brittany S. confirmed her classification of me as a total + complete nerd.  Not going to even try to refute that.

I realize that tornadoes might not be quite as exciting for everyone else as they are for me, in which case here’s a list of other IMAX-esssss (what in the world is the plural of IMAX?!)at a variety of times that you can catch TONIGHT at the Fernbank…after a martini or three!  (Not judging.)

Hope y’all enjoy it as much as I do!  Happy Fernbank Friday!  :)

xx, L

Fernbank Museum of Natural History
767 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA  30307

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