Sampling The World With Wine at Wahoo! Wines and Provisions

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Sampling The World With Wine at Wahoo! Wines and Provisions

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If you are not able to make it to a winery, attending the Wine Tasting Saturdays at Wahoo! Wine and Provisions  from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm is the next best thing. You can get cheese, ice cream, wine, spices and more. The staff are so knowledgeable and this is a place where you will find the owner sharing and interacting with patrons. Hubby was my guest and we decided to stop here prior to doing some hard work on our side business. More about that another time, but yes we treated ourselves first and enjoyed our time at the Wine Tasting.

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Complimentary wine tasting at the shop traveled through France this week and every week it changes so you will not get bored. There is always room for you to attend every week and explore wine from different parts of the world. Hubby enjoyed the Muscadet and I believe my favorite was the Cairranne. They had as you can see in the picture above some meat, cheese and olives to try that pair well with the wines.

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Join The Club!
Join the WW&P Wine Club or even give a membership as a gift.
For just $50 per month (plus tax) you can join the 2 or 4 bottle, Wahoo! Wine & Provisions Wine Club. Each month you will receive your selected number of great wines along with tasting notes, wine information, food pairing suggestions and much more! To sign-up or learn more information about the Wahoo! Wine & Provisions Wine Club, call 404.687.WINE (9463).

Buy a case of wine (option to build your own) and get 10% off
Buy 3 or more cases of wine and get 15% off
Club members receive 10% off the purchase of 6 bottles – it pays to join the club!

Stay tuned and join me next time in another adventure. There is no telling where we will be:)

Have you been to Wahoo! Wine and Provisions? What is your favorite wine? 


Blackberry Daze Will Put You In A Daze

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Blackberry Daze Will Put You In A Daze

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Three weekends in a row, Blackberry Daze has dazzled the audiences so that they cannot help but share with others and not only share, but come back again for seconds.

Blackberry Daze Will Put You In A Daze so much so that you will lose track of time. After a few minutes of the show, I thought that I was embodying all of the female characters at one time or another. Each of them faced something that I could relate to and especially the end and trust me you will want to see the end and probably join in:).

I cannot give it away but this play was nonstop action so much so that I found myself making gesters like it was me in the play doing the acting. This was the most involved that I had ever been in one of Horizon Theatre’s plays. You are drawn in from the beginning.

One of my favorite love to hate characters in the play was played by TC Carson, the gentleman that played Kyle Barker in Living Single and he did a magnificent job. His voice is incredible and so are all of the other actors. You will not be disappointed at all.

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A Bit About The Play:

It is the end of The Great War, and a small Virginia town is rocked by secrets and seduction as Herman Camm, a provocative gambler (played by TC Carson of Living Single fame), weaves his magic on the lives of three unsuspecting women, Mae Lou and her daughter Carrie, and Pearl, a blues singer at the local juke joint. Award-winning writer/director Thomas W. Jones II is back with his musical adaptation of the novel Blackberry Days of Summer in this emotionally charged stage musical with unforgettable stories of love, hope, survival, and redemption.

Performances are Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8:30pm and Sundays at 5pm at Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points/Inman Park (1083 Austin Avenue NE Atlanta, GA 30307) through August 27. Tickets start at $25 and are available at www.horizontheatre.com or 404-584-7450.   The play is made possible in part by production sponsorship from Macy’s.

Have you been to Horizon Theatre to check out one of their plays? If so, which one?

 


Blackberry Daze At The Horizon Theatre

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Blackberry Daze At The Horizon Theatre

After a successful world premiere at MetroStage in Washington D.C., the exciting and bluesy new musical Blackberry Daze whirls onto Horizon’s stage in Atlanta this summer beginning July 14th. Nominated for a Helen Hayes award for the most outstanding adaptation of a play or musical, Thomas W. Jones II returns for his 13th season to direct this compelling and romantic journey to the heart of the south. A whirlwind whodunit of family secrets and passions, Blackberry Daze inspires with original blues, jazz and gospel music by William Knowles.  Adapted from Ruth P. Watson’s 2012 novel Blackberry Days of Summer, don’t miss this musical mystery-romance in the key of the blues!

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It is the end of The Great War, and a small Virginia town is rocked by secrets and seduction as Herman Camm, a provocative gambler (played by TC Carson of Living Single fame), weaves his magic on the lives of three unsuspecting women, Mae Lou and her daughter Carrie, and Pearl, a blues singer at the local juke joint. Award-winning writer/director Thomas W. Jones II is back with his musical adaptation of the novel Blackberry Days of Summer in this emotionally charged stage musical with unforgettable stories of love, hope, survival, and redemption.

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This play combines mystery and romance, two of my favorite genres coming together to make what promises to be a great and unforgettable time.

Dates:  July 14-August 27, 2017

Days and Times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 3 PM and 8:30 PM, and Sunday at 5 PM.  No Sat matinee July 15th

Prices:   Tickets start at $25. Discounts can be given for groups of 10 or more. Prices change based on availability and demand, so buy early for the best prices.  Internet convenience fee added to all online orders.  No refunds, exchanges allowed with 24 hours notice.

Tickets and info:  www.horizontheatre.com or 404-584-7450.

Press release and pictures courtesy of Horizon Theatre.

Are you ready for this bluesy mystery? 


Partying Like A Rockstar at BQE Restaurant

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Partying Like A Rockstar at BQE Restaurant

2017 was like I mentioned the year of many firsts and this year I believe hubby and I had some of the most fun. We love to shake our booties when we can and we were able to do just that this birthday with a bunch of old school songs and some new ones. Hubby surprised me with a new restaurant out of the Dining Out Atlanta Passbook, so yes ladies and gents he is handsome and knows how to have a great time at a discounted price.

As I have mentioned in my last birthday post, I had on my favorite new dress from Happy Yellow Dress and was ready for a fun night out on the town in the ATL.

About BQE:

It is not your average soul food restaurant. It’s soul food amplified! The decor and unique lighting fixtures remind you of a modern day New York speakeasy. Expect to hear cool sounds of neo soul and jazz to free your mind while you dine.

Now the day we visited, it was a Friday and there was a live band there that played for a bit that played some tunes we were able to groove and dance to and the dj was spinning some great music and as usual hubby and I were in our own world and enjoyed every minute of it.

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We had several and I mean several drinks and of course we ate good (Blackened Salmon with 2 sides), so we welcomed using the Passbook to get some money off our bills:)

So Partying Like A Rockstar at BQE Restaurant can be done at a discount (Buy 1 Get 1), as well as enjoying some other great Atlanta Area restaurants by purchasing your Dining Out Atlanta Passbook here: Click here for savings but don’t forget to use the code G4BMPass2017 to get yours for only $35!!

Tell me the way you Party like a Rockstar at a discount? 


Happy Yellow Dress Brand Sure To Turn Heads

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Post sponsored by Happy Yellow Dress and all opinions are all mine.

2017 and this is another great year and another year older. With this year, I have decided to try a lot of new things. Some of which worked out well and some not so well, but this one was one that worked out perfectly.

My birthday, is my day to do whatever I wanted and my hubby treats it like it is a holiday:) To celebrate it in perfect style and with class, I chose to wear a dress by Happy Yellow Dress  and pair it with an equally as classy brand, Liz Claiborne.

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Happy Yellow Dress Brand Sure To Turn Heads

Hubby surprised me with 4 Liz Clairborne purses and one of them, a tan crossbody satchel that has gold lettering that I paired with gold sandals.

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My dress, Lana (just so happened to be named after one of my favorite people), was the dress of choice and it was not a mistake. This beautiful vintage style dress evokes images of Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window. This fabric is our very own print! So you’re sure to be the most unique gal at the party!  And I was the most unique gal in the place!!! It fit perfectly. 

Now about that Liz Clairborne purse:) I have found a similar one for you if you are interested and information is found below and it is only $30.00.

 

Do you have a favorite outfit that turns heads? If so, what is it?


2017 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Recap From A Newbie Foodie

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floral-displayThis post was sponsored by Atlanta Food and Wine Festival in exchange for my honest good old time and recap of the event.

The 2017 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival has been one of the most talked about foodie events every since I have been in Atlanta. I have wanted to be in the place for years and 2017 was the time. This year certainly has been the year of first and attending this event was no different. It took place from June 1st-4th and was hosted at Loews hotel in Midtown.

As media, I dearly wanted to bring my sidekick and best bud, hubby, but I could not, but next year it is on!!! I already told him, we will have to get us some tickets. Due to my work schedule, some events I was asked to attend I could not, but shhhhh, I had to take off to be there Friday and it was worth it.

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2017 Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Recap From A Newbie Foodie

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It started off with a mini parade that stopped right across the street from the Loews hotel. I was taking pictures from the Grilling Terrace and people came over and asked what I was doing and I showed them the parade led by the creators of this great event. They were surprised.

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As media, I was allowed to attend just about any learning experience that I can squeeze into and that is just what I did. My first one was Dock to Dish (pictures) which all of the classes seemed to last an hour with 45 minute breaks in between to get you where you needed to go and have enough time for environmental breaks.

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Each day, there were different learning experiences, dinners/events as well as connoisseur events. The tasting tents are on all 3 days of the festival and the tents opened at 7:30pm which was cool and it was close to the hotel, so you could walk or even take the shuttle that was provided for guests. You talk about exciting and scared at the same time, that was me. It was such an experience, one that I would recommend everyone if you are a drinker and a foodie, then you would love it.

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I do have some suggestions/recommendations if you are attending the event that may help you.

My recommendations for the event:

  • Stay hydrated – If you are a drinker, then by all means, grab water and keep grabbing it. I did not grab enough and I regretted it in the end. I was a bit happier than I should have been if you catch my drift, but also for the fact that it is outside and you do not know what the weather will bring you need to keep water in you with all of that sun beating down on you.
  • Sanitation (Toiletries) – Due to the tasting tents being outside, unless you are real cool with the restaurants nearby and use the bathrooms there, you might need some tissue and hand sanitizer. I know I almost needed both for sure.
  • Dress to impress – Lots of people here if you want to be seen, however make sure to be flexible when it comes to shoes. I am not sure about you, but I do not like to have my heels in grass and with the Tasting Tents at Piedmont Park that is exactly what was going to happen, so I wore flats.
  • Don’t drink and drive– Go with a designated driver and/or have someone drive you home (Uber).

 

What was your best moment of the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival?


Best Way To Become An Atlanta Foodie Rockstar

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This post was sponsored by Dining Out Magazine Atlanta Edition. 

Eating out can be very expensive, but there is always a way to do it and save some money at the same time. Follow along and I will share with you how you can join me and I can show you the best way to become an Atlanta Foodie Rockstar. I have mentioned before how you can get an Atlanta Dining Out Passbook here for only $35.00 and today I want to share with you one of the awesome restaurants in the passbook.

As an ambassador for the Atlanta Dining Out Passbook, I was given an opportunity to attend an event at Anis Bistro and you talk about the perfect host, Arnaud Michel, pictured below, treated us to a rockstar experience. Chef sat down with us and talked about French food, how he chooses ingredients and brings them together to make such awesome masterpieces. I was able to capture most of the food in the pictures below, but some are missing because I was too busy eating:)

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This was a time of firsts, including first time having mussels in white wine with parsley to having lyonnaise potatoes with beef.  Whatever your heart desires from French cuisine, you will be able to get it at Anis Bistro.

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Perfect place for a date night and be able to try some firsts for yourself, but remember you can use the passbook and get the 2 for 1 deals yourself. Grab one here and use code G4BMPass2017 saving you $64.00. 

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Looking at the website for Anis Bistro, there seems to be some live entertainment on Thursdays so this might be the perfect first date restaurant. The ambiance will get your attention, however the cuisine and cocktails will keep you coming back for more. Great place to make a first impression and look like a rockstar doing it.

Buy your Dining Out Atlanta Passbook here: Click here for savings but don’t forget to use the code G4BMPass2017 to get yours for only $35!!

 I just love great food, how about you? What is your favorite type of food?


Get Lots of Samples and Coupons at the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo

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Get Lots of Samples and Coupons at the Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo

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After a wonderful night before of partying like a rockstar for my birthday, I woke up early in anticipation of attending the GFAF Expo in Atlanta GA May 20 and May 21, 2017 in which I received a 2 day pass for free in exchange for  writing a post and promoting the event.

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As a blogger, I was part of the group that had a sponsored breakfast all gluten free from BFree which was great and filled with being able to talk to the representatives one on one before the large crowds of guests started coming. Lots of pictures and laughs were had between us bloggers.  gfafexpo

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If you are unsure about becoming gluten free, this is the perfect event to attend because it gives you the chance to try samples, talk to brands about their products and take home coupons.

This expo contains workshops from wonderful speakers with knowledge about gluten free living including all areas of your life. You would be surprised to find out that even some of your health and beauty products have gluten in them and I learned it from attending one of this great expos.

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Check out Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo for more information on the next expo coming to a city near you.

To learn more, click on ⇒About Us to see the upcoming schedule, GFAF Expo’s mission and more.

Have you been to a Gluten Free and Allergen Friendly Expo? 


How to Use A Knife – Ends Soon

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How to Use A Knife – Ends Soon

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In the chaotic hustle and bustle of a Wall Street restaurant, Chef George gets a fresh start when he takes over this melting-pot-of-a-kitchen. Two rowdy Guatemalan line cooks, a wet-behind-the-ears busboy, and a reserved African dishwasher serve up drama nightly. But the heat really turns up when immigration sneaks in, looking for a wanted man.

This is one of Horizon Theatre’s best plays and I say that because it was thought provoking while still being pretty funny. Now there was some spicy language that may make some cringe, but sometimes some words get the point across a lot better than others:)

Like all of us, there are people that we know that do things and we wonder why and just think l would not do it. One of the best aspects of the play is that it made me think about other’s actions and how not to be too quick to judge and how being open about your past is sometimes a difficult thing to share with others.

Great actors, direction, set design and production. Horizon Theatre never seizes to amaze me with the set design and this one looks like a real restaurant.

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Tickets 

How to Use a Knife is still showing at the Horizon Theatre until June 25 in Little Five Points/Inman Park area. (1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, corner of Euclid and Austin Avenues). Performances on Saturday and Sunday are still available.

Tickets start as low as $25 (plus sales tax) and are on sale now. Prices change based on availability and demand, so buy early for the best prices! Three play subscriptions also available. Internet convenience fee added to all online orders. No refunds, exchanges, or late seating. Tickets and information are available at 404.584.7450 or www.horizontheatre.com.

Have you been to the Horizon Theatre? What has been your favorite play?


Varuni Napoli Opens in Krog Street Market

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Varuni Napoli Opens in Krog Street Market

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On a beautiful day in Atlanta, I was given the opportunity to attend a media night preview for a wonderful restaurant opening, Varuni Napoli in Krogs Street Market thanks to Culinary Local. My guest and I were not paid, but were able to try various menu items for free in exchange for our honest and unbiased reviews.

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Most of my life I have wanted to go to Italy and eat my way around the area, but due to it being so expensive, we will have to save up a little more before I can get there. In the meantime, I jumped at the chance to try an Italian pizzeria and it was in an area of Atlanta that I had never been and we had a ball.

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Guests were given a special event menu to select the items they wanted to try and we noticed that everyone from the cashier, servers, bartenders, pizza maker station and the owner, were very inviting and nice. Just their attitude made me want to come back before I even tried the food.

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Fresh ingredients, some of which were/are from Atlanta suppliers and some flown in from Italy. I am already spoiled and I know that any authentic Italian restaurant that I try from this point on, better taste just as good or I will not go back:) The crust: 4 simple ingredients and 1 of which is from Italy. Awesome restaurant and atmosphere.

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Next time you are looking for an authentic Italian pizzeria, make sure to check out Varuni Napoli in the Krog Street Market and let me know I may just meet you there.

There are 2 locations in Metro Atlanta and to find out more information about the Owner, restaurant or ingredients, click here: https://www.varuni.us/.

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Have you tried Varuni Napoli? What is your favorite pizza?