Jun 04

My Sweet Tooth is Completely Out of Control…

Just generally.  But also because of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – Westside Provisions.

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I mean, check out these flavors:
Askinosie Dark Milk Chocolate
Bangkok Peanut
Black Coffee
Brambleberry Crisp
Brown Butter Almond Brittle
Chocomole
Dark Chocolate
Goat Cheese w/ Red Cherries
Ndali Estate Vanilla Bean
Pistacho & Honey
Roxbury Road
Salty Caramel (pictured below)
Savannah Buttermint
The Buckeye State (also pictured below)
The Milkiest Chocolate in the World
Whiskey & Pecans
Wildberry Lavender
Yazoo Sue w/ Rosemary Bar Nuts

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This place is the really-real deal.  Take a peek into their kitchen HERE.  On top of spectacular ice creams, they also make frozen yogurt, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches. Jeni’s cookbooks are seriously legit, too – one won a James Beard award.

I’m going to get a cavity here.  But it will be worth it.

xx, L

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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
1198 Howell Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
404.355.6050
http://jenis.com/

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May 22

Practicing Safe Sun – M Day Weekend 2014

Y’all have big plans for M Day Weekend 2014?  I’m headed to the beach.  But don’t worry – I’m prepared.

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I’m a Raw Bronzing Studio regular + popped in last night for my organic spray tan so that I can lay out on the beach with confidence (and not blind/frighten anyone with my intense paleness).  It makes me cringe, and frankly pretty worried, thinking back to all the time I spent growing up in Texas laying out in the summer sun without sunscreen.  All the times I slathered on oil instead.  All my terrible burns!  I’m SO sorry, skin…  Thank goodness Raw Bronzing is there for me now so that I can still rock a bronze glow but not abuse my skin in doing so.

Raw’s waiting area is stocked with the most adorable summer essentials to peruse while you’re waiting to get bronzed – hats, shirts, dresses, flip flops, bags, and jewelry.

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I picked up this guy from Indego Africa.  It’s handmade in Africa and all profits benefit Rwandan women artisans.  So cute, great cause, and perfect for the beach!

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Make an appointment at Raw before you head out to celebrate M Day Weekend, and you’ll totally rock that new swimsuit!  Get your bronze on, gurrrrl.

xx, L

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Raw Bronzing Studio
500 Bishop St. NW, Ste. F8
Atlanta, Georgia  30318
770.683.8267
http://www.rawbronzingstudio.com/

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Oct 29

Mixing It Up @ Yum Bunzzzzzzzz.

Kevin and I didn’t have much time to grab dinner, but we also didn’t feel like defaulting to any of our usual haunts.  I took to Urbanspoon + decided we were going to try Yum Bunz(What a great name, btw.)  We drove to the Westside and prepared our palates for some dim sum.

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We placed our orders at the counter and learned Chinese while we waited for our meal.  :)

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Kev ordered the Thai green curry bowl and selected chicken and quinoa as its major components. He wasn’t a huge fan of the bowl, but that had nothing to do with Yum Bunz and everything to do with Kevin opting for quinoa instead of rice.  I tried it and definitely thought it was tasty, but I would have opted for the jasmine rice instead of the quinoa –  which didn’t mix well with the curry in our opinions.  Although, I like the option to create your own bowl or order dumplings if you aren’t in the mood for steamed bao (bunzzzzz).

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I was, however, in the mood for bunz!  At a mere $1.59 each + less than 180 calories per bun, I figured I could try a few.  Yum Bunz also serves wine and beer, so naturally we had to partake in that, too.

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I tried the yellow curry chicken, Mongolian BBQ (my fav.), and chicken teriyaki bunz (pictured below), and I thought they were excellent!  Way better than the ones I sometimes defrost at home from Trader Joe’s.  I also devoured the chocolate dessert bun.  It’s super simple, but I recommend capping off your meal with it.

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Check out the full Yum Bunz menu HERE They also cater to vegetarian and gluten-free dim sum lovers, as well as folks who like their dim sum spicy hot.  Mix up your routine with some fast dim sum at Yum Bunz!

xx, L

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Yum Bunz
935 Marietta St NW
Atlanta, GA  30318
678.399.3992
http://yumbunz.com/

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Oct 11

The 2013 Humane Event (10/24)

The Q+DD would like to personally invite you to a very important upcoming event that is near and dear to our hearts as proud puppy mommas!  Info below:

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Dancing + silent auction + Dennis Dean delicacies + Summerour Studio + Halloween fun + raising money for the Atlanta Humane Society??  I couldn’t dream of a more perfect evening!  :)

Please join me and help support the Atlanta Humane Society!  Tickets HERE.

xx, L

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Categories: Big Favors,Events,Pampered Pooches,PSAs,Westside,What we're Doing

Oct 09

Friday Fundraiser at Monday Night Brewing

No Friday night plans yet?  Well, no worries!  We have plans for you to party + support a VERY important cause.

The Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation is hosting its second annual Emerging Leaders Council fundraiser at Monday Night Brewing.  All proceeds go towards families with children who are facing the imminent loss of their mom/dad to give them a “timeout” from cancer to create cherished, lasting memories as a family while they can. Check out the appreciation archives here to understand the impact JAJF is having on these families.

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When: Friday, October 11, 2013

Where: Monday Night Brewing Company (man I love this place!)

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Time: 5:30 pm- 8:30pm. Come for one drink or shut the party down!  There will be two brewery tours offered throughout the night if you are interested in seeing “behind the barrels.”

Purchase tickets HERETickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door.  Space is limited so be sure to buy your tickets ASAP.

A ticket includes 6 beers (yes 6!), a MNB souvenir glass, a great atmosphere, and a fun start to a Friday night!  I really hope to see y’all there!  :)

xx, L

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Categories: Events,Happy Hour,Westside,What we're Doing