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Experience Authentic Japan at Nakato

Japan is a dream destination for me. I am so fascinated by their culture, and I’ve always wanted to experience it. Especially when it comes to their cuisine! I mean, their food is so different than ours in America, and how they dine is also special too. For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to experience a tatami-style room, and I can’t believe I’m telling you all this, but… I finally got to dine in a real, authentic tatami room! Continue Reading…

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Twirlin’ Around Town in the 2017 Mazda 6

Disclosure: Mazda USA provided me with a vehicle to test drive, however all opinions are my own.

You know I like to ride in style… and so do my girlfriends! That’s why when I had the opportunity to test drive the gorgeous and spacious 2017 Mazda 6 Grand Touring (MSRP $30,695), I knew I had to take my #bloggerbaes along for the ride. Hey, if you’re going to take a spin around town, you might as well take a few of your fab friends along with you, right? Continue Reading…

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5 Star Cuisine Meets Monday Night Brewing

Chef Nick Walker Cobb Galleria Centre Monday Night Brewing

When you think of convention food, it’s safe to say that a fine-dining-quality meal is not what comes to mind. And rightfully so. Imagine catering a large event with hundreds of attendees to serve. Sure, the food may be fitting but certainly not memorable or even remotely impressive.

Well, it’s time to change the perception of convention center food. Enter Chef Nick Walker, the culinary genius at Cobb Galleria Centre who’s raising the bar on convention center fare by re-imagining dishes with 5-star renditions inspired by his Georgia roots. Continue Reading…

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Sprouts Hosts Cooking Class with Food Network Star Chef Tregaye Fraser

Food Network Star & Chef Tregaye Fraser

Do you ever wonder what it would feel like to be on a food competition show? I feel like every time I turn on Food Network, I’m all riled up about all the creative dishes being whipped up.

Well I recently got to fulfill a fun dream of mine—and while I wasn’t on a food show, I sure as heck felt like it! (And that’s all that matters, right?) I recently had the amazing opportunity to learn how to cook some of my absolute favorite seafood dishes with Food Network Star Chef Tregaye Fraser. I, along with my squad, the Atlanta Food & Lifestyle Bloggers Society, got to meet the inspiring Chef Fraser. She won Season 12 of Food Network Star and has been on Guy’s Grocery Games, and her new show, The Kitchen Sink, is starting soon! It was awesome to meet her. Continue Reading…

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Annual Little Blue Box Brunch Opens for 5th Year

Little Blue Box Brunch 2017 Jeff Gammage Media Group

*Photos courtesy of Jeff Gammage Media Group unless otherwise noted

The Little Blue Box Brunch is one of my favorite events of the year for many reasons. One reason has to do with all our fabulous sponsors and participants that make this event even more special. Another reasons is the fact that I get to brunch with so many beautiful babes. Oh, and we get to get all glammed up to give back, something that is so dear to my heart.

This year was the fifth year of LBBB, and I’m delighted to say that it just keeps on getting better with age! And for the fifth year in a row, Swan Coach House graciously allowed us to take over for the event. I just can’t get enough of that beautiful place!

So, here’s how the day unfolded… Continue Reading…

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Buckhead Scores New Sephora Store

Sephora Buckhead Exchange

My beauty babes, I have great news! Buckhead at The Exchange just scored one of my favorite stores, and I know all my fellow beauty lovers are going to be just as excited as I am. What’s the store, you ask? Drumroll please….

It’s Sephora!

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Take Mom to Mimi’s Cafe for Mother’s Day for a Gift That Keeps on Giving

Mimi's Cafe Mother's Day menu

As you all know… Mother’s Day is approaching quickly! And luckily for everyone involved, Mimi’s Cafe is aiming to make this day even more special with a 3-course menu as well as other exciting treats.

If you choose to spend this Sunday at French-inspired American eatery Mimi’s Cafe, expect to indulge in a yummy 3-course menu as well as complimentary raspberry brown butter bread. And if you’re wondering how the food is, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered there, too. I recently got to sample the Mother’s Day menu offerings, I must say, they get my seal of approval! Continue Reading…

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Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society host day of indulgence

L'Occitane at Avalon Alpharetta

What’s not to love about a day full of pampering followed by brunch? That’s why I was so excited that the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society invited me to a fabulous outing filled with decadent bites, facials, massages, and mimosas, oh my!!! 🙂 Talk about my ideal day!! The get-together getaway was called “Bloggers & Bubbles” and featured a spa experience compliments of L’Occitane along with a taste of kitchen-inspired cuisine courtesy of South Main Kitchen. Continue Reading…