Mar 13

Featured in The Knot Spring 2014!

It seems like we took this trip forever ago now, but after our wedding we only had time for a mini-moon before heading to another friend’s wedding in Jamaica.  So, Kev + I headed to Arizona for a grand ole southwestern time at L’Auberge de Sedona and the Ritz Carlton Resort at Dove Mountain.  The Knot featured us as a Real Honeymoon in their Spring 2014 edition!  So exciting!

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Arizona is incredibly gorgeous + not all that difficult to get to from the ATL.  Read about our trip in The Knot and plan one of your own!

xx, L

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Feb 04

Puppy Love at the Westin Buckhead (2/15)

Lauren and I are going to this on the 15th with our puppies – wanna join us??

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Saturday, February 15, 2014
2-4 p.m.The Westin Buckhead Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Road NE
 

Puppy Love at the Westin Buckhead

You and your four-legged love are invited to attend our annual Valentine’s event at the Westin Buckhead brought to you by the 1873 Society Club, Atlanta Humane Society’s junior board. Mix and mingle in the hotel’s pet-friendly event space with specialty cocktails and light bites while your canine companion enjoys doggie treats and games.

The event is FREE to attend (valet parking is also complimentary), but proceeds from the cash bar and raffle will benefit the Atlanta Humane Society. Please RSVP to rsvp@lizlapiduspr.com by Wednesday, February 12.

We hope to see you there!  Don’t forget to RSVP!  :)

xx, L

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Dec 17

Weekend in the Mountains – Highlands, NC

Kevin and I went to a wedding last weekend in Highlands, North Carolina.  Since we’ve been back, I haven’t been able to stop talking about how gorgeous it is there and how much fun we had!  Highlands is a stone’s throw from Atlanta (just over two hours) – such an easy drive – for such gorgeous surroundings: mountains, lakes, waterfalls, adorable restaurants, and one of my new favorite hotels: Old Edwards Inn and Spa.  I’m OBSESSED.

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But let me start from the beginning, on the drive you pass Tallulah Gorge State Park.  I’m not really that outdoorsy to ever want to sleep outside, but I’ve heard that people sometimes go camping there and that it is pretty.  We took a peek at it on our way to Highlands, and I think “pretty” is an understatement.  It was majestic.  Just look!  #america

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I was itching to get to Highlands, though, so we jumped back in the car and drove a few more windy miles up the side of a mountain (it was just a tad scary…eek!), until we reached town.

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As soon as we arrived, I wanted to get settled in at the Old Edwards before exploring the adorable shops and restaurants lining the streets.  We were staying in the cottages (pictured below) and everything was decorated in its Christmas finest.

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We were greeted with champagne and Dove ice cream bars (um yummmmm!) at check in, and after we were sufficiently liquored/sugared up, we made our way to our cottage and opened up our beautiful room.  We were staying in the newest part of Old Edwards, and everything was gorgeous!  May I please live there forever?!

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I almost died over the heated floors and towel rack in the bathroom…

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…and the shower with four additional jets.  Heaven, just heaven, y’all.

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We walked around the city and popped into shops, but found Old Edwards pulling us back, so we zipped over to the OEI library and enjoyed a few afternoon cocktails.

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By that point we needed some food to balance out the booze, and so we went for sandwiches at Mountain Fresh Grocery.  It was packed with folks who seemed to have the same idea.  We liked it there so much that we went back for breakfast the next day!

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The weather wasn’t amazing while we were in Highlands, but we wanted to do something on the nature-y side before we left town.  So the next day before we headed back to Atlanta, we stopped by Dry Falls in the Nantahala National Forest.

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And we got to walk under a waterfall!

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It was pretty unbelievable.

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There are so many more fun things to see and do in Highlands!  This was just a taste – and we can’t wait to make the quick trip from Atlanta again to explore the town even further.  What a perfect little weekend getaway!

xx, L

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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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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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