The Dopest Chef TaTa’s Dope By Design Event Wows All
I received a free ticket to the entrance of one of the hottest events in Atlanta in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and promotion of the event. #dopebydesign #ad #WofCApproved #WomenofCulinary
When you receive an invite to an event at an undisclosed location you know you are in trouble. Not the bad kind of trouble, but the good kind. After receiving an invite to a one of a kind event, I could not pass it up especially after hearing that a very talented female chef was going to be featured, some edible art and fashion. All of these topics are of great interest to me and I was not disappointed. Well I was when it came to an end, but enough wallowing in spilled milk. Let’s move onto the show!!
We are going to start off with the food and venue. What a venue? As I mentioned it was an undisclosed location so when I arrived there was a door that was open to some wonderful scents and upon walking down the hall you see all types of art.
You ask, “Who created most of the masterpieces featured?” I will gladly tell you Chef Ta Ta did. Yes, she created them and some if not all are edible. Shocked me too, and no, I did not try it to see. I just took her word for it and besides it looked too good to eat. Why ruin the picture right?
Food: 5 Courses that wowed are taste buds every step of the way
Art: Edible and Otherwise some of which from Chef Ta-Ta (like below)
Fashion: Chef by day, Designer by Night
Ending the night, there was a fashion show featuring some of the Chef’s designs. See video footage below:
This last number was my favorite, hence me taking a picture of the entire back. This is one that I have to have in my collection. I am not even a Chef, but this will surely make me feel like on.
To learn more about Chef Ta-Ta check her out at www.foodswingz.com.
I have received these pieces from Rosarini Fashion for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. #ad
Depending on when you are reading this post, it is either St. Patrick’s Day or the day after and I feel lucky to have been chosen to work with Rosarini. I am one for deals and this brand is good for all women and is reasonably priced. The clothes are fashionable, comfortable and great for any occasion you may have in your life. What was one of the most appealing aspects is that you do not have to iron the pieces. Lord knows I hate to iron and the brand knows the challenges of having to have to do that especially after a long trip and that is why I chose these as the 5 Must Have Travel Pieces for Women.
Rosarini’s clothing is machine washable, does not stretch, not shrink and can I say again, no IRONING!!!!:)
I enjoyed each piece and honestly do not know which one is my favorite, but I am leaning towards the High Low Top that doubles as a dress. It is so fun to wear. You can add jewelry, scarfs, etc to dress it up or add gym shoes and jean jacket to dress it down.
I paired my High low Top with Classic Leggings in Taupe and Leopard Booties.
The second time, I paired the High Low Top with a Multi-Way Convertible Travel Wrap for a night out on the town.
My second favorite piece was the Red Moon Dress..
One of my other favorite pieces was the Aztec Poncho which is so perfect if you are on a cold plane and need to put on something that is warm and yes, fashionable….
See now why I had to share 5 Must Have Travel Pieces for Women from Rosarini Fashion? They come in plus sizes and so great for the minimalist.
Have you heard of Rosarini, Simple yet Stylish Perfect For Any Occasion Fashion? If so, what is your favorite piece, but if not, which piece would you like to try? Oops, I forgot use code: PROMO30 for 30% off most items.
I am sharing this with you all in exchange for tickets to see the performance.
Horizon Theatre is about to do it again. This time with a musical based upon novel by Mary Rodgers and popular Disney Movies. Safe for ages 10 and up. Horizon is starting this year off wonderfully and if you have not purchased season tickets, shame on you. What are you waiting for!!!
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the two hit Disney movies, is a hilarious and heartfelt update of an American classic in which a mother and daughter really see what it takes to be a family when they experience each other’s lives first-hand for just one freaky Friday.
Promises to keep you laughing and probably singing along. For more information on how to get tickets see below⇓
Performances are March 9 – April 22, 2018
Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 8 PM
Saturday, 3 PM & 8:30 PM (No matinee first week)
Sunday, 5 PM
Have you read the Freaky Friday book or seen any of the movies?
I had the opportunity to attend the Big Green Egg Basics class in partnership with CulinaryLocal and learned quite a bit about the Big Green Egg and how it is really a piece of equipment that every one should have if they enjoy cooking.
After attending a couple of classes at the Big Green Egg, I can see how one should probably take the Basics class first. There is a lot of instruction that goes on from:
That is a lot as you can see, so I would highly recommend this class especially for those of us like me who want to purchase on and have to convince your loved one or to ones who purchased it but are afraid of it.
For this particular class, there was inside and outside instruction and as well hands on fun for the entire group if they wanted.
Chef Amanda, so elegantly shared her story with us, and then proceeded to share with us the components of the Big Green Egg, how to assemble it, how to light properly, bringing it up to the correct temperature and more. After her thorough explanation, I left feeling empowered and figured that I too can properly light my own.
Soon after, Chef Taylor took over and we began the prep work for our meals that day. YUM!!!
Grilled Donuts w/Brandied Peaches (not pictured)
Grilled Romaine with Maytag Blue Cheese
BGE Cosmic Steak
Cedar Planked Thai Chili Salmon
All of these things were delicious. All of them and what is so cool is that each participant leaves the class with the recipes and everything that was gone over in class. Talk about setting you up for success. You would be able to master the recipes so much so that you can change them up and make them more your own as you go.
Novice or Expert, you will learn something from these great group of people including their awesome volunteers. One of which I think I fell in like with (he likes the fat on the steak and the skin of the salmon, just like me)!!!!
Have you been to a Big Green Egg Class? There are several to chose from and see what is coming up next by going ⇒ here
I have received tickets to see RENT 20th Anniversary Tour for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.
To end out the month of Love out right, the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour – Atlanta, stopped by to amaze and dazzle us all.
Over 10 years I have heard how great this rock musical was and I was elated when I was granted access. My first Fox Theatre production for 2018 is this amazing performance. No one did it justice and I do not think I would be able to. Emotional, hilarious, jaw dropping and everything in between. Every emotion was expressed if you watched and listened. I did not expect half of what I saw.
Lots of people came out the 1st night, but do not worry you have until the end of the month to see how great this production is yourself. Let me share with you part of the press release provided to me from Brave PR.
In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. It follows the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.
Running from February 20th to 28th and you can get tickets here ⇒ Tickets and get them before they sell out because it will.
Have you seen RENT before? What was your favorite aspect of the performance?
Valentine’s Day for years has been one of the most romantic days celebrated all around the world. Valentine’s Day is not the day that hubby proposed to me, but my day was just as romantic. I may tell you all one day of the day that I almost ran out on my own engagement. It was truly funny now looking back on it, but at the time I am sure that I had him sweating:)
Here is hoping that yours if filled with nothing but diamonds and more diamonds if that is what you like. Hubby, with his sweet self, just upgraded my ring and I was surprised but am very happy.
Speaking of diamonds, Helzberg Diamonds has some new luxurious selections if you want to possibly propose on Valentine’s Day or select the perfect ring for your upcoming proposal. Don’t worry, I will not tell.
Lab-created diamonds are a popular trend with consumers who desire brighter and larger diamonds that are sustainably developed. ALTR Created Diamonds offer an unmatched selection of engagement rings and jewelry that pay homage to the new cultural truths that guide modern relationships.
Below, I have selected some of my favorites from ALTR’s sophisticated ring collection available at select Helzberg Diamonds retailers nationwide.
I will go for the princess cut, which ring is your favorite from Helzberg?
Be warned!!! If you are not in love when you come see this play, you will be when you leave.
This is such the love story that it put everything and I mean everything I have seen to shame. With the exception of some of the Words in the Song of Solomon, I have not heard anything so deep. I was in awe and that does not happen easily for me. I am a hard person to impress, but I was blown away with the words and depth of heart that the characters had for each other. From their first conversation involving carrot juice to Klook saying, “We are seventeen feet tall.” Who says that?!!! That is just one line that just left me asking myself, “Do I love my husband enough and do I have anything left to give?”
What did I learn? I learned that I do not have a way with words, but I am thankful for a world that includes people that do:)
(Excerpt from press release, Horizon Theatre) Klook is a drifter who’s tired of drifting. Vinette is on the run but she doesn’t know what’s chasing her. Together, they make a tentative stab at love and reach for hope until the past catches up to the future and smacks it in the face. Tough, tender, funny, poignant, The Ballad of Klook and Vinette will grab you from the inside out. Horizon kicks off its 2018 season with this love story set against poetry and jazz in its highly anticipated American premiere. Soulful music combined with a witty, moving story makes this a mesmerizing theater experience.
A sweet deal is going on until Friday February 16th, 2018, but to get this deal you have to call the box office 404.584.7450.
What you get:
Two tickets, reserved seating, two drink vouchers, and a special treat!
$70/couple on weekdays
$80/couple on weekends
Have you had someone melt you with just the words they speak? Tell me about it in the comments.
Big Game last week, the Olympics and the Trumpet Awards this week, there will always be a reason for me to try new snacks. In fact, who am I fooling, I do not need a reason a game or an awards show to try new snack options. I was able to try Pork Clouds for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. #ad #powertothepork
So I had my first bag just because I wanted to try them without anything, just plain in the raw, and the first one that I tried was Rosemary and Sea Salt. Yum. The rosemary is prominent and the salt is there but barely noticeable. I was fine with that and I was pleasantly surprised that no one has made an rosemary flavored pork rinds/clouds. This is a winner if you do like rosemary.
The second bag, I must admit I was calling myself being daring, so I did a little pico mixture and some cubed grilled chicken thigh and put it over the Malabar Black Pepper pork clouds and this was a great idea. I had never thought to put pico or chicken for that matter over pork clouds. This was a keeper as well, but wait there is more…
The third bag, Habanero Pepper, was I believe my favorite way to enjoy the pork clouds. I made vegetable beef soup and put some on top of the soup and oh my, so tasty. Hubby even enjoy this, so much so he put more in the soup and some on his next helping. So hot, but sooooo good!!! My favorite by far.
Pork Clouds are a delicious carb free alternative in the salty and savory snack category. They are cooked in olive oil, only 100 calories per bag and an awesome source of protein (over 11g per serving). All flavors are gluten free and free of added hormones, which makes these the perfect game day snack or perfect snack for any gathering or just to have instead of potato chips.
Have you tried Pork Clouds before? If so, what flavor was your favorite?
Hey ladies and gents. Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day is less than 2 weeks away, so you still have time to get your outfit together. Looking hot is important, but on those days you have to spark up and somewhat step your game up. For many it is a first time date and for others it is another day to share with the one you love another day. I always want something new, but to find out that I can get some beautiful dresses for under $30 shocked me. Some of these dresses are already in my shopping cart ready for me to purchase and if you decide that you want to purchase, feel free to click on the titles and/or pictures for more details and how to purchase.
I like all of the dresses for various reasons, but I believe the waist slip dress would be my favorite for that day but the rest I just want to have because they are so darn cute.
Which dress would you pick for your Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day plans?
I was given the opportunity to attend Tailgating on the EGG class at Big Green Egg Culinary Center, in partnership with CulinaryLocal and had an awesome time and left so full. Chef Amanda and Taylor greeted me with a smile and welcomed me to the class.
When you think of entertaining and cooking what do you usually think of? Ovens, stove top cooking and bbq grills, but it is time to expand your way of thinking when it comes to entertaining and cooking. I had a chance to learn it first hand by attending my first Big Green Egg class in Atlanta.
Prior to attending the class, I had no experience using or seeing a big green egg in person, by a friend of mine baked a pizza on it and I was suspicious until attending this class.
Bake, fry, grill and more on these cool devices, but I am not here to talk about that but about the amazing classes they have at the Big Green Egg Culinary Center. After getting lost trying to find the place I welcomed the beer, wine and other drink selections we were provided with.
Beware, after seeing the pictures below you will want to purchase one for yourself, and start making all of the delicious treats we were able to have during this class and everyone took food home with them.
Each of us had to share what experience if any at all we had with using a Big Green Egg. Me being a novice, I felt a little off, but I was relieved to find that the instructors Amanda and Taylor and the other assistants were very helpful and put me at ease.
There is a right way and a wrong way to open the grill. Who knew? Well the people who have purchased one of the eggs certainly know, but I was so glad that they shared tips throughout the class.
The class was hands on, so everyone had a chance to taste, mix and try the food as we went and that is like the best part to being in the kitchen right?
Chef Taylor shared about experience being a griller and big green egg user since the age of 10, she had a wealth of knowledge just in case you want to take part in a championship grilling competition. The ribs should bend but the bones should not come out of the meat (see pic below), if the bones come out then you instantly lost the competition. I will not find myself in a pro competition, but hey you never know I may change my mind and this knowledge may come in handy.
Upcoming class, Big Green Egg Basics, is perfect for people like me with little to no experience on the Big Green Egg and others to come. For more information, check out all of the classes on www.culinarylocal.com.
What is the best dish you have created on the Big Green Egg and if you haven’t what is the dish you are most looking forward to trying one day on the Big Green Egg?