Monday, August 3, 2009

What do you expect, I'm an event planner.

I have been craving C-R-A-V-I-N-G a trip to Atlanta. I love that city. The houses, the parks, the restaurants, the shopping {Sigh}.

Enough wishing, I'm planning a trip. I need to have something to look forward to.

Usually I would beg Tony to come but I have some objectives here and I don't want to drag him to stores like Bungalow, Sephora and the outlets, {primarily Restoration Hardware & Pottery Barn}

So Jovi is coming with me. We just checked our calendars- it's set and it's 18 days away.

I have another great friend whom I adore. Beth {whenever you start a blog I will link you here}. Oh Beth- she's gracious enough to house us and show us her favorite things in the city. She emailed right back when I asked her if she'd be in town:

ON MY CALENDAR! That means no backing out.
Seriously. Come. That weekend not only sounds like the best get-a-way for you two, but sounds perfect in every way for myself as well. I could use some outlet shopping and quality catch up girl time.


She's kinda a socialite so I'm pretty excited to see where she'll take us. {No pressure Beth, I just know you know alot of great places}

Because I love food so much I have two places we must hit up. Houston's for the Thai Steak and Noodle salad { there are no words for the greatness and complexity of this salad} and Taqueria del Sol which comes highly recommended by Jen. {and I quote "if this was my last meal it would be queso, guac, shrimp corn chowder, fish tacos and a margartia from taqueria del sol}

If anyone has Atlanta recommendations I'd love to hear them.

Jo- I'm so pumped I'm inspired to make a "Road Trip Mix" which I haven't done in about 5 years...it's going to be a blast.

14 comments:

Jovanna said...

oh sister, I can't wait! Beth- can't wait to meet you. Thanks in advance!

Beth said...

If I would have known this was my debut into the blog world, I would have written a more thought out e-mail. :) Get ready to take part in everything lovely in this wonderful city called Atlanta. I've already started my list of places to enjoy! Can't wait for your visit - and looking forward to meeting you Jovanna!

Whimsy World said...

Haha I love your roadtrip mixes :) Poor soul who was stuck with the I-10 drive depended on those tunes!!!

angela francine bullock said...

it's official, then.

i'm imposing.

pick me up at the airport?

smitten design said...

Ang- don't tease us here- you know we'd love to have you. I'm picking Jo up at the airport on Friday- ya know, just in case you're serious about this.

paula said...

so fun, I just love Atlanta. Haven't been in awhile but its only a couple of hours away.

MaryMartha said...

hey. I'm a lurker on your site via bibb, he's my cousin! I had to comment on my fav ATL places to eat.
In the same little shopping center as Taqueria del sol is a great place called JCT Kitchen. We had a great lunch there! My fav is 2 Urban Licks. Wine on draft, super good food and very cool atmosphere! I have more..but those are my top 2 picks for ya'll :)

Britt said...

I'm in the Atlanta area, too. Please post and let us know what all you did - I feel like I haven't seen any of things people come to Atlanta to see even though I live here! Maybe you'll inspire me to get out and check the city out.

Teri Andrea said...

Ang - I was thinking the same thing! :)

smitten design said...

I love the comments and the suggestions. I'll be sure to have a follow up post!

ELEWORLDWIDE said...

Two things...you girls should let Jeffrey show you lovely ladies a night on the town....2nd, me and Doggy will keep tony very busy/entertained, he's in good hands...Stetsons?!? the possibilities are endless

The Gunters said...

Adam and I are going to ATL next weekend! My BFF (also a Beth) lives there and I've been emailing her for restaurant ideas.
Her faves were:
Tin Lizzy's (mexican)
Fox Brother's BBQ
Six Feet Under
Flip

We're going to hit up Ikea too...I've never been so I'm excited!

smitten design said...

Lane-
This is the perfect example of why I love Atlanta- there's never enough time to get it all in. { in this case there's not enough room in my stomach to eat at all the recommendations}. I can't wait to hear about your trip.

Christy said...

As an Atlantan, I highly recommend a trip to Flip Burger Boutique, an adorably modern burger joint started by a Top Chef contestant. You have to try the Nutella Milkshake!!