Fall is in the air. Yes, the high temps here in Atlanta are still in the 90's...BUT in the mornings, you can feel Fall trying to creep in. There's a slight coolness there, that wasn't before. I hate to admit it (because I'm such a summer time girl), but I welcome it. This summer has been pretty extreme, and I have to admit that I'm starting to look forward to Fall clothing.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Hey guys! Did you have a good weekend? I did. Saturday, I had an epic workout at the gym and then later that evening, a really nice date night with the hubster. I wore this "dusty rose" colored embroidered peasant top on our night on the town. It was so hot and since we were just going to tool around downtown Atlanta, which would include some walking, I knew this air-y top would be perfect. I actually got a couple compliments from strangers on it. Make sure to snap one up HERE.
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
She said "Hola, como estas? She said "Konichiwa!"... Good morning, readers. That darn song was playing after I'd dropped my kids off at school, and of course it will now stay stuck in my head for the next 4 hours. Speaking of school, I just have to say....YAY FOR BACK TO SCHOOL! Here in Atlanta, some of the school districts start school quite a bit earlier, but my kids also get a lot of days off during the year as well. Makes it great for squeezing in family vacays all throughout the year, instead of having to wait for summer.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
So this past weekend, Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week kicked off. I had found out about it on Facebook, and immediately knew that we would participate in it on our weekly date night. After quickly checking the website, me and hubs decided on White Oak Kitchen. The Yelp reviews were good and the hipster-ish name drew me in.
We were out and about on Saturday fairly early for a brewery tour, so we arrived for a slightly earlier-than-usual-for-a-Saturday-night dinner, which is why it may look a little empty in my photos. I have to say, I love the decor. It has all of these wood accents (of course) and has a huge wall of tall windows. All of the natural light gives the place such a nice vibe, not to mention, it's perfect for taking food pictures.
During Atlanta Downtown Restaurant Week, participating restaurants put together a special prix-fixe menu at a fixed price that includes 3 or 4 courses. The price is always a steal for what you're getting and it's such a great way for diners to become aquainted with the restaurant and it's food! That is really the purpose of "restaurant weeks" in general--to get people inside these restaurants to discover or re-discover their offerings.
Because, I'm no bonafide restaurant critic, I will quickly let you know what we ordered. I ordered the watermelon salad, chicken, and of course, the chocolate pot de créme. Hubs ordered the tomato salad, pork, and the same dessert. We both added the accompanying wine pairings as well. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals. From the salads (hub's salad was the winner), to the entrées (tie), down to the dessert (same). The wine pairings, also, perfectly complimented each course.
I also would like to mention that the service was impeccable, including the sommelier!
So, if you live in the Atlanta area or are visiting, go have dinner at White Oak Kitchen, or drinks even at their beautiful but cozy bar. I also recommend you try as many other restaurants as you can during ADRW, that's what me and the hubs plan to do!
White Oak Kitchen
270 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30303