Grayson’s Graft.

For our last meal in the United States, we took another suggestion and drove to Graft, a farm to table initiative in one of the suburbs of Atlanta, GA.  The location is a former house, off a busy Grayson Highway and quite unassuming from the road.  With both indoor and outdoor space, the venue can […]

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Staplehouse Date Look.

  Staplehouse Date Look. by cbrandtwright  A sweet Southern look to go with a meal at Staplehouse! Chicwish pastel dress 220 AED – chicwish.com Jimmy Choo white canvas shoes 1,400 AED – ssense.com Straw Studios cell phone purse 130 AED – jcpenney.com Allurez diamond bangle 54,170 AED – allurez.com Kate Spade umbrella 140 AED – casa.com Sonix tech accessory 130 AED – lulus.com Christian dior perfume 440 […]

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Staplehouse: Worth the hype?

So, of all the restaurants I was looking forward to in the States, Staplehouse was highest on the list.  And why is that exactly?  Well, as there is a distinct shortage of Michelin stars in Atlanta, this venue (with its nomination for the James Beard Award Best New Restaurant 2016) was going to fill in the […]

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Leon’s Full Service: Perfect (and kid friendly) lunch spot.

After participating in an awesome scavenger hunt (no, seriously, it was a blast and I may have to write up an additional review), Hubs, the Niece and Nephew (ages 11 and 13, respectively) and I were ready for something to eat (and a cool place to sit).  As Decatur has plenty to offer, I was […]

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A vineyard in North Georgia? A to Za’atar goes wine tasting!

I’m fortunate to know some of the team behind Yonah Mountain Vineyards in northern GA, and in our visit home, finally had the chance to go for a visit!  Although I had seen pictures (and have visited vineyards around the world), on a beautiful June day, I was happy to help celebrate a friend’s ongoing […]

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Delicious Decatur: Kimball House.

Although there is a time and place for my beloved Chick-Fil-a, when meeting up with some well-traveled friends, after a bit of back and forth, we arrived at the decision to head back to Decatur (for those keeping score — our third trip to the town) and dine at Kimball House.  Formerly a train station, […]

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The National: Athens, GA steps up!

So, the next step on my stomach expanding Southern hospitality tour was a visit to The National, located in Athens, GA (and ranked quite highly on Trip Advisor).  As Hubs used to work for one of the best restaurants in the city (The Last Resort Grill, still quite popular…with people waiting as I walked by), […]

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