The Frye Company Preview with Farm to Ladle

IMG_7663You enter The Frye Company and you are greeted with the smell of leather and a piece of leather art hanging from the ceiling. This “chandelier” contains 7,000(!) leather straps with brass rings hanging from suspended iron work. The highlights of The Frye Company are a structured blue purse, Sabrina Double Buck bootie, and Mikaela Strappy bootie. If you want some high-end leather shoes, this is your place. It is located in the Ponce City Market. While we were there we got to try a sandwich and gazpacho pairing from Farm to Ladle. I had the roast beef sandwich, which was simply dressed with a mustard mix and arugula. They carry everything from sandwiches like the roast beef and egg salad made with avocado, soup, and fresh salads. They open September 1st, 2015.

 

The Frye Company: http://www.thefryecompany.com/

Farm to Ladle: https://www.facebook.com/farmtoladle

Stokeswood 2075 Release with Today the Moon, Tomorrow the Sun

IMG_7578Friday, June 19th at Terminal West. This June foray into electronic rock madness didn’t disappoint. The both brought all the dancey, rocky, indie, electronic-y goodness that you would expect and we loved every minute. The stars won’t alight like this again. The cosmos must have parted. It was #Stokesmoon.  I’m so glad we got to witness it in all it’s glory.

Night of Spectacles 2015

By Liz and John Attaway

We charlestoned our way to the Atlanta Freight Depot on Saturday, April 25th for the annual Night of Spectacles. We’ve been going to this event for years and enjoy helping fellow Georgians get the eye wear and surgeries they can’t do without the help of the Georgia Lion Lighthouse. This year was a roaring twenties theme that highlighted a full seated dinner, fun fashion show, and live entertainment. The highlight of the evening was Blair Crimmins and the Hookers who put on a stellar show and the perfect companion to the twenties theme.

Georgia Renaissance Festival 2015

By Liz and John Attaway

We traveled to the Ga Ren Fest on Saturday, April 18th. We planned on scouting out everything we wanted to do on the Cosplay Weekend when we were going back, but that didn’t happen as life got in the way. Of the things we did do this fun day, the highlights included food on a stick: meat, meatballs, candy, chicken, hot dogs, and bacon. It was anything you wanted you could get fried and on a stick. As far as the highlight event: The Joust, of course. Since this was the toga weekend, there were chariots, and I imagine each week had a special theme twist. The good guy won and everyone went home happy (with the Nun’s Bible song in their head).

2015 Oakhurst Wine Crawl

Oakhurst turned out to be a cute little town! Being our first real wine crawl and festival, it had everything from Pinot Noirs to Pinot Grigios, as well as every type in between. Liz’s favorite was the Pepi Pinot Grigio, for white wine lovers everywhere!

What made it even better was the festival extended out to local, near-by restaurants with their own wine tastings, which included two we crawled to: Universal Joint and Steinbeck’s.  We’ll adventure there again another day!

TERRAPIN Wake-N-Bake Off 2015

Terrapin Wake-n-Bake is the best beer on the planet and we traveled to Athens, GA on Saturday, January 17th to partake in their annual Wake-N-Bake Off.

Our favorite home bakers were Megan Buck and Luke Starr with their Wake-N-Bake Oreo Truffels and Wake-N-Bake Bomb Boozie Cupcakes by Jennifer Wyatt .

In the restaurant category, the highlight of the restaurant category was 5&10’s Dark Side of the Moon Pie.

Beer Geek Carnival at Cypress Street Pint & Plate

Good burgers, good beers, and a fun carnival atmosphere were a win all the way around. The highlights were: The best burger in Atlanta, The Sublime Donut Burger paired with the Clown Shoes Imperial Stout (and one Porter) flight = best.meal.ever. It also didn’t hurt that there were fire wielders, circus acts, and acrobats on hand.

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Braves + Weezer Concert

Even though the Braves didn’t win, we met a few people and enjoyed some very good seats. Highlights: The usher trying to start the wave (TRYING) with much hilarity. Weezer playing Buddy Holly into The Sweater Song. Together. The crowd loved it.

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Yelp LIVE at The Tabernacle 2014

It never ceases to amaze me how Yelp can always knock it out of the park with their free parties for all Atlanta’s fellow yelpers. This year’s highlights: we discovered The Octopus Project with their indie-ambient vibes and a caramel bacon donut from Revolution Donoughts. Who can say no to that?


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Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails, Atlanta 2014

If you would have told us ten years ago we would be seeing Soundgarden and NIN in the same concert, we would have not believed you. Both bands rose to the occasion with a full concert under the Lakewood Amphitheater awning. Highlights included: Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and “Fell on Black Days,” as well and NIN’s Trent Reznor playing the piano live to introduce “Everyday is Exactly the Same” and of course, “Closer.” Things you don’t see every day.

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