Puppy Love at the Westin Buckhead (2/15)
Lauren and I are going to this on the 15th with our puppies – wanna join us??
We hope to see you there! Don’t forget to RSVP! :)
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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.
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
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.
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.
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?!
I almost died over the heated floors and towel rack in the bathroom…
…and the shower with four additional jets. Heaven, just heaven, y’all.
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.
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!
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.
And we got to walk under a waterfall!
It was pretty unbelievable.
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!
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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:
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.
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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.
When: Friday, October 11, 2013
Where: Monday Night Brewing Company (man I love this place!)
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 HERE! Tickets 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!
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Camp Twin Lakes CampFest: 08/24!!!
The FIRST ANNUAL CampFest is just around the corner and I am so excited I can hardly stand it.
The Camp Twin Lakes’ Y’ALL (Young Atlanta Leadership League) has dreamed up a new fundraiser for Camp Twin Lakes that will be held at Sweetwater Brewery and will combine everybody’s favorite things about summer: festivals, live music, outdoor activities, and…maybe a few drinks. ;)
We’ll have food trucks (including Yumbii, Ibiza Bites, Mix’d Up and King of Pops), live music, corn hole, and s’more camp fun!
Here’s the best part: all proceeds help provide life changing, medically supportive camp experiences at Camp Twin Lakes for children facing serious illnesses, disabilities, and other life challenges. CTL is a truly amazing place – if you’d ever like a tour, please email me at TheQuickandDirtyDirty@gmail.com.
General Admission tickets are on sale now for $35 which includes continuous service of beer and wine, live music, camp-themed activities and games, and on-site food trucks.
VIP Tickets are on sale for $60. In addition to general admission to the event, VIPs can enjoy a private air-conditioned room with a DJ, lounge area, wine, liquor, beer, and catering.
If you are super awesome and feeling extra generous you could give the gift of Camp with Director & Counselor Patron Packages!
Director ($550) and Counselor ($275) Packages include:
VIP Camp Fest tickets (4 in Counselor Packages and 8 in Director Packages), restaurant gift cards, and special Partners Card discounts (10% off for Counselor Packages; 20% off for Director Packages)! Plus, you will be recognized as a Patron at the event…baller!
P.S. If you’re still on the fence… perhaps the fact that the event is being spearheaded by this handsome fellow will win you over: