Atlanta Food & Wine Festival By the Numbers

As our Memorial Day festivities wind down, it’s time to turn our attention to the next big event – the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival taking place this weekend! I am attending for the first time this year and could not be more thrilled. Why, you ask? Well, the numbers don’t lie… Launched in 2011, […]

Vday Crafting with ICE Atlanta

Last weekend in preparation for Valentine’s Day, I attended one of the most entertaining events I have been to in a long time – a crafting workshop with Atlanta’s Indie Craft Experience (ICE). Yes, this is the same organization that puts on those massive craft markets. And now, lucky for us, they do workshops too. […]

Taste of Atlanta Top 5

There’s lots to love about Taste of Atlanta. Here are the Top 5 things I enjoyed most about last weekend’s event. 1. Getting to meet the infamous Chef Ford Fry and hear him talk about his new restaurant in Alpharetta’s Avalon development, called The El Felix. If the food is anywhere near as good as […]

A3C Hip Hop Festival – Concerts, Conference, Connections

Everyone knows that all of my favorite songs are about butts. So for me, getting to see both Juvenile and Mystikal perform was worth the price of admission to A3C a couple of weeks ago. Not to mention having front-row access to 2 Chainz. (See photos and videos below.) What is A3C? The A3C Hip […]

Fall Fun in North Georgia

Whether you have little ones or not, there’s tons of fall fun to be had in the North Georgia mountains. But run, don’t walk! The weather and growing seasons will not cooperate for too much longer. Apple Picking Growing up in Maine, this has always been a much loved fall tradition for me and my […]

Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival

I had a wonderful selfie date at the Buckhead Spring Arts & Crafts Festival over the weekend. First of all, I love any festival that takes place in Chastain Park, as they are peaceful, shaded and lack the hordes of people that crowd some of the other festivals in town. In Chastain, you can actually […]

Suburban Excursions in Lawrenceville, GA

I have just begun to scratch the surface of my new hood, and so far, I LOVE IT!!!! I am in Lawrenceville, GA, but way up here almost in Buford. Here are some of my new favorite places in the area. Eatin’ Saigon Café (pictured above) 3380 Buford Dr., Buford, GA This is perhaps the […]

Gettin’ My Craft On…

Sooo…as expected, this year’s Summer ICE (Indie Craft Experience) was amazing. Here’s why: I have never seen so many awesome handcrafted items in one place before. This is not your grandma’s craft fair! Somehow this place makes crafts seem cutting-edge, and I can’t get enough of it. Between this event and the ICE event last […]

Battle of the Spring Fests!

Over the course of about a month, I managed to get myself to five (count them five!) Atlanta festivals. Some were bad, some were great, at one of them people just showed up and ate. (Rhyming sequence over.) As any ATLien knows, if you don’t like a good fest you have no business living here. […]

Duluth, GA – The Remix

While I have yet to bite the bullet and go to JeJu, I have done quite a bit more exploring in my hood of Duluth, Georgia since my last post. Here’s what I have found: Banh Mi Café 3512 Satellite Blvd. Finally some banh mi that I can access quickly! While Lee’s Pho has great […]