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:
Tea for Two at the Ritz: Lady Date
I love spending as much time as possible at the Ritz Carlton. Whether it’s staying at one of the Ritz properties or dropping in for a drink, I try to hit up the RC as much as I can.
So when my lovely maid of honor came to visit a few months ago and it finally was not a wedding or baby-related weekend of celebrations for us, I made sure that our schedule was filled with fun and relaxing Atlanta stops.
Neither one of us had been to afternoon tea in a while, so we asked our favorite RC concierge extraordinare, Jessica Gorman, to set us up with a little Sunday afternoon rezzie in the RC Buckhead’s Lobby Lounge.
Now let me tell you WHAT. It was fab. Totally fab. And I truly use the word “fab” sparingly! (Exclamation points are used almost every other sentence. “Fab” is reserved for the truly fab.)
Here’s the Q+DD from the RC: Traditional Afternoon Tea is a gracious way to spend an afternoon with new friends, old friends and best friends. Tea is served in the English tradition, with loose tea steeped in individual teapots and poured through sterling silver strainers into bone china teacups. Tea selections include black, red, green and white teas as well as herbal infusions.
And it doesn’t stop there! We feasted on delicious tea sandwiches, pastries, bubbles, and strawberry service to accompany our lush RC surroundings and great conversation. Here’s a tiny peek at some of our favorite treats:
Amy and I had the loveliest time. I highly recommend booking afternoon tea for you and your girlfriends soon! And it does not have to be for a special occasion! It could be just for fun or maybe even in anticipation of Downton Abbey’s return! (OMG, I can’t wait…)
Ritz Carlton Lobby Lounge – Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Street NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
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Working On Our Wife Skillz…
I am not the world’s best chef. I really like quick + easy meals (time is money, people!), and I LOVE my microwave. So, I was Meagan’s “most eligible” friend to invite to join her for a cooking class she won at The Cook’s Warehouse. (Thanks, Meagan!)
She selected the “Brunch Basics” class, and I felt pretty confident that I wouldn’t be the most remedial chef in the room since the word “basic” was used in the description. (I still was, by far, but it wasn’t a big deal.) We met for the class early on a Saturday morning at The Cook’s Warehouse in Ansley Mall (pictured below).
We sat down at a table full of friendly-looking aspiring chefs and the instructors brought us over a cocktail. NOW they had my attention! They started the class by introducing themselves and running through the tasty items we’d make over the course of the next few hours.
Then, cocktail in hand, they turned us loose in their massive kitchen! (I didn’t get a picture of the CW Ansley Mall’s actual kitchen, but this one of their Brookhaven location is pretty close to what it looks like.)
Over the next two and a half hours, we made a breakfast strata, mix and match muffins of various kinds, two fruit salads (we learned how to properly cut fruit – Meagan is demonstrating what we learned in the picture below), and stuffed french toast. The instructors also made us another brunch cocktail. I certainly didn’t turn my nose up at that!
I learned so much over just a few hours in the Cook’s Warehouse kitchen, and Meagan and I had an excellent time working on the recipes. She got married the weekend before I did, and we joked that we were practicing our “wife skillz” during the class. (The wife skill I’ve been practicing the most over the past few blissful months of marriage has been letting Kevin think he’s making our decisions when I’m actually doing it. #marriedlife)
I really enjoyed our cooking class at Cook’s Warehouse, and I’d recommend checking out a class to anyone who would like to learn a few new recipes or cooking techniques or anyone who wants to plan a fun date. There is definitely a lot of teamwork involved! Oh – and the very best part of all is that you get to eat everything you make!
Click HERE for information about Cook’s Warehouse classes.