wander lust

Chevy Does Memphis

2018 Chevy Colorado Memphis Beale Street

In case you haven’t noticed… I’m a big fan of impromptu roadtrips. Just getting behind the wheel of a fun ride and hitting the open road for a weekend getaway is life! I especially love it when said vehicle gets me to my destination in style. Cause it’s not always where you go, but how you get there. Amiright!? So, for my latest adventure I packed my bags and headed West to Memphis, Tennessee. Dubbed as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues, Memphis is known for it’s lively entertainment and iconic southern sights, and the 2018 Chevy Colorado was the perfect pickup to parade me around to take on the town. Continue Reading…

cravings

It’s Craft Beer. It’s Creative. Just, Don’t Call it Hotlanta!

Monday Night Brewing Don't Call It Hotlanta

If there’s one thing I’m passionate about in this world, it’s adventurous sips. Any refreshing way to cool my palate on a hot Atlanta afternoon is exactly the way I’d spend every day if I could.

And speaking of hot Atlanta; legend has it that if you utter the term “Hotlanta” within the city limits, you will hear a collective moan from  every ATL native for miles. Not quite sure how the city got branded Hotlanta; maybe it’s the sizzling social scene, or possibly the scorching summer temps. Who knows. One thing is for certain, that word is a capital CRINGE to folks around here. Continue Reading…

wander lust

Roadtripping 30-A in the 2018 Chevy Traverse

There’s just something so fun about cruising around on a joy ride. Do you know what I’m talking about? The type of drive where you don’t have anywhere in particular to go—you’re just enjoying the scenery, the breeze in your hair, and the music soothing your worries. I don’t think enough people take the time to soak in their surroundings when cruising through beautiful locales, so when I was taking the scenic 30-A in Florida’s panhandle, I made sure to use all the perks of the 2018 Chevy Traverse to make the ride that much more incredible. Continue Reading…

covets

Anthropologie x Nordstrom: Dreams Do Come True

Anthropologie x Nordstrom

Any fashionable female knows that Anthropologie is like a mecca for fabulous clothing and homewares. Usually, walking into this store makes us lose our husbands we dragged inside as we get caught up looking at all the gorgeous patterned plates, candles, and other home must-haves calling out to us. (No? Am I the only one who feels a divine beckoning in this store??) Continue Reading…

glam on

New Brookhaven Blow Dry Bar is the Cherry on Top

Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Contributed by Chef Melissa Pelkey-Hass of The Front Porch Gourmet.

I am a chef.

I create deliciously wonderful meals for others, then come home exhausted, covered in olive oil, poultry particles in my hair and unidentified substances covering my clothes.  I live in crocs, chef’s pants, and black tank tops. If you open my closet, that’s pretty much what you’ll see. I eat cold Chef Boyardee straight from the can. With a spork. I hardly ever wear make-up and my hair is in a perpetual ponytail. In every sense of the title, I am true to form. I am a chef.

I say all of this to paint a very clear picture for you. I want you to fully understand the depth of the phone call I received from my good friend Nikka Shae, asking if I would cover a Grand Opening event for her at the Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Brookhaven. If I recall correctly, the call went a little something like this:

“Hey girl, it’s Nikka. I need a favor. I committed to an event and need for you to cover a second event for me if you can make it. It will be SO much fun and you will absolutely LOVE it!” Continue Reading…

@ the movies, covets, style muse

Pattern Play: A Black Panther Movie Tribute

Black Panther Movie Reid Taylor Customs

I get giddy for bright and beautiful patterns. I especially love to pair pretty patterns with unique accessories that work with the pattern to carry a specific theme.

Recently I was invited to attend a pre-screening of the new Marvel Studio’s Black Panther movie (which is uh-mazing btw!) So, I thought what a perfect time to showoff a bold and colorful look with a fabulous African-inspired ensemble. I chose to rock this gorgeous peacock pattern piece that just sings to my soul. Continue Reading…