Tomorrow: 2nd Annual Market Mash-Up!
TOMORROW, October 15th from 9:00 – 12:00 in addition to the regular Saturday morning fabulousness, Peachtree Road Farmers Market will be holding the 2nd annual Market Mash-Up aiming to “bring together farmers and culinary community for a cause.”
Here’s the Q+DD: Local farmers and purveyors of locally made foods will team up to whip up custom dishes that incorporate their specialties and will be judged by CELEBRITY JUDGES*! There are 10 competing teams including: Spotted Trotter, Red Queen Tarts and Indian Ridge, Hope’s Gardens, Riverview Farms, H&F Bread, Greenleaf Farms, & Il Bel Cuore!
The early bird gets the worm: only 250 tasting tickets are available for sale starting at 9:00AM for a mere $5 a piece! The tasting will run from 10:00 – 11:00 or until they run out.
*This year’s celebrity Judges include:
Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief of The New York Times and Author of Spoon Fed
Christiane Lauterbach, Dining Critic, Atlanta Magazine & Knife & Fork
The best part: The proceeds from the Market Mash-Up will help fund the Peachtree Road Farmers Market’s 2012 city permit fees and city required police officer.PRFM hopes to raise the $5,750 needed to cover these expenses so we can avoid raising vendor fees.
Guys, PRFM is not only a super cool and awesome way to get fresh, fabulous fare – but I think it’s really important to recognize the importance of supporting our local farmers.
PRFM strives to support local farmers and provide a welcoming community for them, and believes it is “essential to the health and well being of this community to know the both the farmer and the food they grow.” Lauren Carey, Peachtree Road Farmers Market Manager adds,“Accessibility to fresh local produce is a gift; it means so much more to shake the hand of the farmer that grew the vegetables on your dinner plate.” How true!
I’ll be there – I hope to see you guys too!
Special thanks to my dear friend Adrienne, Peachtree Road Farmers Market volunteer and all-around awesome person, for bringing this fantastic event to my attention!
A Hair-Raising Tale: Powder Puff Magic!
It all starts with an
obsessive blogger fair princess (much more accurate, obv.) who went to the enchanted castle salon to get her hair did before traveling to DC to visit friends.
Said princess has stick-straight princess hair, but as a long-time admirer of Goldilocks + Snooki, alike, she has always dreamed of having massive New Jersey-ish volume in her long princess tresses.
(Did I mention that she is a PRINCESS??!)
On a fateful Thursday evening, she visited her
fairy godmother beloved hairstylist, Daniel Carter at Mint Salon, who used a MAGICAL potion from a far-away land (Kevin Murphy Powder Puff Volumizing Powder) to help the fair princess achieve the volume she so dearly longed for.
Daniel skillfully applied the mysterious potion to her hair – and just like magic – the princess’s locks grew taller and taller + more voluminous right before her very eyes!!
The result was amazing! She was thrilled!
Not only was the potion incredibly effective on her stubbornly-straight hair, but also the wizard who designed it used super cute pink packaging - the princess’s favorite color. How convenient!
The princess thoroughly recommends trying Kevin Murphy’s Powder Puff (especially during the upcoming humidity free months) + visiting her
fairy godmother fabulous stylist, Daniel Carter, at Mint Salon!
(Oh yeah, and everyone lived ABSOLUTELY happily ever after!)
Mint Salon – Daniel Carter
985 Monroe Drive (Midtown)
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Trend Alert! The OSTRICH.
We gradually spend more + more time in our work environment, which means that we often need to make work and rest fully-compatible within the same space. Some cultures have assimilated this concept more naturally than others, but in general the workplace hasn’t adapted well to this new working-resting paradigm.
The OSTRICH offers a micro-environment in which you can take a warm + comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion nor a bed nor a garment, but rather a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head + hands for a few minutes w/o needing to leave our desk.
More info on the OSTRICH here: Studio KG
Ummmmmm, obsessed… I NEED this immediately.
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Rent the Runway!
Last week, Q+DD friend + owner of RAW Organic Bronzing Studio, Tiffany Terranova, told me about a website she frequents to find the perfect dress for an event. In a similar vein as Bag, Borrow or Steal, Rent the Runway gives you access to a dream wardrobe that you can rent for a special occasion.
Innnnterrrrestingggg…”tell me more!” Okay? Okay.
I conducted some research, AND…
Here’s the Q+DD on Rent the Runway (RtR):
Rent the Runway was built so that every woman could have her very own fashion moment. Try a new brand, a new trend or a bold color, while keeping in mind that every day is an occasion to look and feel your best.
Using RtR you can:
- Search for the prefer dress + accessories online from an extensive list of designers.
- Speak to expert stylists about what looks will best fit your body type or what to wear to your event.
- Keep up with the latest trends. RtR will send you e-mails with fashion news, trends and tips, plus you can visit their blog to join in on the conversation.
A few of my favorite designers on their site include…
Diane von Furstenberg
Here’s what the site looks like:
Delivering to you before your special event is RtR’s top priority. They guarantee delivery to your doorstep on the day that you request.
Further, less than 1% of their customers experience fit issues as they always send you a second size in whatever dress you order absolutely free. In the unlikely event that your dress doesn’t fit when you receive it, they’ll ship you another one prior to your event – no matter what!
Sound interesting? Want to know more? Ready to rent?
You can join the Rent the Runway community today for FREE here:
I think this site seems very, very cool.
Happy renting! (And thanks, Tiffany, for the scoop!)
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The weekend is almost upon us… I can feel it already! I’m moving in 2 weeks, so I feel like this is the last weekend that officially belongs to me… before I am consumed with packing tape and bubble wrap… and couldn’t be more excited. Luckily, there’s lots of fun stuff going on in Atlanta:
1. Food Blogger Bake Sale: Saturday 04/15 at Phipps Plaza
Our girl Wendy A.K.A. @ATL_Events gave us the heads up on this – all your favorite food bloggers including will be baking some tasty treats for cash…all to benefit Save Our Strength – an organization dedicated to ending childhood hunger. So come on by Phipps and pick up some delicious baked goods or please consider donating directly to the cause! As little as $1 can help to provide a hungry child with 10 healthy meals. Click here to donate!
2. Dunwoody Beer Festival: Saturday 05/14 at the Perimeter Mall parking lot
Hops for Hope! This is one of my FAVORITE annual events…and not just because it benefits Camp Twin Lakes. It’s a fabulous day of beer sampling, hopefully sunny weather, and fun. Insider Tip: consider taking Marta to the event!
4. Brett Dennen at the Variety Playhouse
Up-and-comer Brett Dennen lays some sweet sweet tunes tomorrow, Friday 05/13 (Click HERE for tix!)
Of course, I have a special affinity for gingers, but this guy has something special. He’s been on tour with the likes of Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Jason Mraz, Dave Matthews and O.A.R…so catch him solo at the VP tonight!
5. Every Saturday through December: the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market. (April – September 8:30 AM – noon, September – December 9:00 AM – noon) L.O.V.E. Check out my post (here) or their website (here) for more information if you’re not already clued in, but it’s a fab market.
It’s Thursday, people. One more day. YOU CAN DO IT.
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