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?


Couple’s Massage From Hell

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Lights dim with candles flickering, the soothing sounds of a waterfall in the background, my and my hubby started to prepare to enjoy what we thought was going to be a relaxing couple’s massage at the Renova Spa in one of the cutest hotels in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Riu Reggae.

After a 1st night of relaxing, eating and drinking with family and friends, we decided to go for a couple’s massage at 8:00 am the next morning and we were excited, very excited and it started off well..

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We were greeted by the smiling therapist and told to remove our clothing down to the undies and on the website, you can if you want, be naked because no one was going to see anything more than the top part of your buttocks so we stripped got under the towels provided and then began the…….

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They covered our eyes and apparently part of this massage included a facial and our eyes were covered so they thought the entire massage. The massage proceeded with no issues, and as mentioned initially our eyes were covered, but mine were not completely covered and I noticed while on our backs they the two therapists whispered to each other (Natasha to Shannique). The music started skipping and Natasha fixed the music and Shannique had left the room for some reason. We continued on and within 10 minutes time, I noticed that Natasha (while they both were massaging our right legs), lifted his towel, looked over at Shannique showing her his private parts as well. I immediately raised up and said, “What was that?!!”

They both looked at me, as to say what are you talking about and said nothing, just looked at me funny and my husband, not realizing what had happened said, “What is wrong?” and I said, “We will just finish.” and we turned on our backs shortly thereafter. I wanted to try and finish the massage knowing that I was upset, thinking that maybe I imagined it, but I did not drink, I was not high or anything. I was very much so alert. I had to remember that I was not in America, where things would have ended differently. Seriously, it would have been ugly.

We got dressed and I explained to hubby what I saw and we hurried and put on our clothes so that we can speak with the manager. We filled out the comment forms (they switched them up on us come to find out after some investigation that I did on Facebook). Natasha Dawkins gave me her form and Shannique Milling gave him my form. I cannot believe they even asked for a comment knowing what they have done.

Before we filled out anything, I told him to take a picture so I can have their names for later when I report them. He told the therapists that he was violated and I said, “Your coworker exposed him to you.” Shannique said, “Your eyes were covered.” I said, “No they were not, I saw her lift up his towel and show you his private parts.” Shannique said, “I am very professional and have been doing this over 6 years.” Natasha Dawkins (the most disrespectful unprofessional so-called therapist) said nothing, but stood there looking like what are you talking about. I did not dispute it any longer knowing that there were lying. We left and Shannique opened the door for us and gave us the complimentary wine that everyone gets after receiving services from Renova Spa.

We immediately went to the hotel front desk and was told from Jhamelle (supervisor on duty for Riu Reggae hotel) that he would get in contact with Chevelle B., a supervisor from the Riu Montego Bay location which was next door. Jhamelle seemed apologetic and was in shock. He contacted Chevelle and we were told that at 12:30 pm, June 11th, that Chevelle would be over but apparently she could not leave and we finally spoke with her at 2:00 pm.

To date, we were told by LaToya M., manager from both locations that she was sorry and reimbursed us but we did not hear anything else other than the two were suspended for the day but that was all. Needless to say, this ruined the rest of my trip because left and right I would think about it and it would hurt me and tears would come to my eyes.

They need to be fired and have their licenses revoked. Please help share this with others.

Have you or your mate ever had a Couple’s Massage From Hell?


How To Use A Knife – Horizon Theatre Company

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How To Use A Knife – Horizon Theatre Company

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How to Use a Knife is a sharp-edged comedy sizzling with spicy banter and second chances! 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. How to Use a Knife bursts with grinding suspense, crackling energy, and piercing surprises as secrets from the past come to a boil.

The title alone makes me very curious, but I am interested in what happens to this wanted man. How-to-use-a-knife

Tickets and More

How to Use a Knife runs May 19 through June 25 (Press Opening May 26) at the Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points/Inman Park. (1083 Austin Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30307, corner of Euclid and Austin Avenues). Performances run Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8:30pm, and Sundays at 5:00pm, beginning May 19, 2017 and are currently scheduled to run through June 25, 2017. No Saturday matinee May 20 or June 3rd.

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.

(excerpt from press release from Horizon Theatre).

Nobody Loves You in Piedmont Park

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If you did not get a chance to see NOBODY LOVES YOU when it was at the Horizon Theatre you have your chance now:
Horizon’s hit musical comedy is back – but OUTSIDE IN PIEDMONT PARK!

For the last two years Horizon Theatre Company’s energetic hit musicals AVENUE Q and THE TOXIC AVENGER were huge successes when we played to sell-out crowds under the trees and stars in Piedmont Park. We are back for a third time! This time with our hilarious musical comedy NOBODY LOVES YOU!

Nobody Loves You in Piedmont Park

The game of love is on! Tune into “Nobody Loves You,” the TV show-within-the-show that follows attractive singles pairing up to find love. When Jeff, a philosophy grad student, snags a spot on this reality dating show in trying to win back his ex, he finds himself breaking the rules to expose its “authenticity.” That is until he unexpectedly falls into an onset love connection with Jenny, an enticingly prickly producer. Along the way, we hit all the reality TV high points – tearful confessionals, the steamy Hot Tub Room, the Crush Ceremony, and explosive truths in the Minefield Tango. Take a behind-the-scenes ride through this hilarious musical comedy about the intimate and gut-wrenching quest for love while millions of viewers watch!

So come laugh and party with us in Piedmont Park this summer (in The Promenade area near the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Sage Parking Garage).

Bring your own picnic or purchase from onsite food trucks and concessions/bar. Audiences can bring their own food, water, and soft drinks – but no alcohol or glass. Wine, beer, water and soft drinks will be available for purchase. Grounds open for picnicking at 6pm. Show starts at 7:30pm.

Dates:  June 14 – June 17, 2017

Days and Times: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 PM.

Prices: FREE General Admission Tickets, $15* Reserved Seating Section Tickets (close to the stage), $35* Reserved Table Seating (close to the stage).  *Plus sales tax/small service charge.  All tickets available now. No refunds or exchanges. PURCHASE ONLINE ONLY.

Tickets and info: www.horizontheatre.com

Info only: 404-584-7450

MADE POSSIBLE BY THE LORIDANS FOUNDATION

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Atlanta Dining Out Passbook only $35.00

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I am an Atlanta Dining Out Ambassador, #affiliate and will receive a small commission with your purchase at no addition cost to you.

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Now if you are anything like me and love #BOGO deals, live in the Metro Atlanta Area and love food then check this out. DiningOut Magazine has this great Atlanta Dining Out Passbook which gives you access to 2 for 1 entrees at over 60 restaurants in the Metro Atlanta area!

Atlanta Dining Out Passbook only $35.00

All you need to do is present the Atlanta Dining Out Passbook, that has the with coupons included, at participating restaurants and you will receive 2 for 1 entrees. My birthday is in less than two weeks and yes indeed, I have eyeballed a couple of places that I would like to visit and this is the perfect way.

Happy Birthday to Me. I love 2 for 1 deals.

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The passbook usually retails for $99 but I have a great offer for all of you! Use the coupon code G4BMPass2017 to purchase the Atlanta Dining Out Passbook for only $35! The passbook is valid through November 30, 2017 and you must present the entire passbook (its a small paper booklet) at restaurants. You can USE THIS LINK to see the entire list of participating restaurants and to purchase your passbook now!

Some of the participating restaurants are:

Food 101, Freight Kitchen, Tierras Alto, Guaco Joes, Henry’s, Hook Line & Schooner, Hudson Grille, Ice Martini and Sushi Bar, Industry Tavern, Joe’s on Jupiter, Kouzina Christos, Loca Luna Restaurant and Bar, Lovie’s BBQ, McCray’s Tavern and many more.

And out of this list, I hope to visit at least 4. Hint Hint. How about you? What is your favorite restaurant in Atlanta? 

 


Believe Movie Review

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The movie takes place in a small Virginia town whose community is slowly dying. Matthew, is now the owner of a business now no longer making money and is forced to make personnel and salary cutbacks, which manages to anger the local union and the workers.

The town gets even more upset when he threatens to cancel the town’s annual Christmas celebration and soon thereafter all heck breaks lose..

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In his effort to save jobs, Matthew toys with slicing some salaries, but that causes the union to call for a strike. Later, these representatives vandalize his property and even send some thugs to beat him to a pulp.

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Left for dead on the other side of the tracks, Matthew is cared for and nursed back to health by a young man named Clarence that manages to see the best in everything and at times it is a little annoying but kids tend to give people more chances than adults. You will see just that in this movie.

Clarence manages to change Matthews heart and at the same time just may change yours as well. It is certainly a feel good movie and great for around Christmas season.

Have you seen Believe?


Inman Park in Atlanta is the Place to Be

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This post is sponsored by Horizon Theatre, but all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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Hubby and I try to do something different every date night and this one was no different. We usually venture out somewhere and love doing it and Inman Park is one of our favorites areas of Atlanta to explore. I wanted to mention to you just in case you are thinking of stepping out to a different part of Atlanta, this is one place that should not be overlooked.

Inman Park is smack dab in what I would call the artisty district. Many opportunities to sitesee with all of the unique homes and businesses in the area not including people watching. If you love that alone this is one of the places to do that. There is no telling what you may see, from people with various forms of expression (dress, attitude, talent (singing and/or drawing on the street and more). Speaking of talent, one of the best places to see a great play that includes singing from very talented and unforgettable actors and actresses, including producers, set designers and more are found at the Horizon Theatre smack dab right in the middle of Inman Park.

Inman Park in Atlanta is the Place to Be

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Now through April 30th, the Horizon Theatre is featuring an Off Broadway Hit called Nobody Loves You. This is a musical comedy that takes place on the set of a reality TV dating show. It does make you wonder to what degree of manipulation after seeing the play some of the reality TV shows have in it.

Horizon Theatre is in Inman Park and Little Five Points and every single play that I have had the pleasure to attend manages to be better than the last. It has the perfect setup in the sense that it is intimate where you feel that the play is just being put on for you, but the actors, producers and all of the staff involved perform as if they are on Broadway. They are just that excellent.

The current play is Nobody Loves You which is about Jeff, a grad student in pursuit of winning his girlfriend back but ends up a contestant on a Reality TV show only to find that she is not one of the cast. He attempts to expose the show’s authenticity and low and behold he falls in love with Jenny, a producer on the show. There are lots of little surprises here and there so make sure to pay attention.

Tickets are $25 and the play with intermission is about 2 hours long, however if you get a little hungry or thirsty they have refreshments and light snacks available.

After the play if you are hungry feel free to enjoy a wonderful dinner in one of the great eats in the area, note this is not a list of all the great restaurants, but I wanted to focus on two, Cameli’s:

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One of my favorites from the first time going and I have not forgotten about it is Frontpage News: Even though I have mentioned this restaurant before, it is worth mentioning again..Great food, drinks and music

 

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Cheers and here is hoping that you enjoy my recommendations for why Inman Park in Atlanta is the Place to Be so if you see me make sure to stop me and say hello. I am sure that I will see you at Horizon Theatre if nothing else for this play and many more.

Have you been to the Inman Park area? If so, what is your favorite aspect of the area?


Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2017 ATLANTA

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Disclaimer: I am an official blogger for the 2017 Atlanta Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo and I have received complimentary passes in addition to discount codes and an affiliate link for #GFAFExpo tickets. Gluten-Free

 

Things are certainly looking up more and more for me. Why you ask? Well, I am going to be able to for the 2nd year in a row be one of the Official Blogger for one of Atlanta’s hottest events, Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo.

Last year I went and please click here ⇒ #GFAFExpo Recap of the event from last year and all of the great brands and information I came back home with and to this day some of the brands I am still using because they are that great.

Since having challenges with miscarriages, I have been on a quest to see if maybe just maybe my challenges were/are due to gluten and to be honest the results are still inconclusive. I actually found out after some testing that I am more allergic to some of my favorite foods, pineapples and eggs. Go figure. I can honestly tell you I feel better as a whole when not eating gluten and that alone is worth giving it up for good. It has not been easy since I love cake, but I am willing to attempt to change for the better. Who is with me?

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Details about the Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2017 Atlanta

Where is it: 

Cobb Galleria Centre–Exhibit Hall A
Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta, Georgia 30339

When is it: 

10:00 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 20th, 2017
10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 21st, 2017

 

What Can You Look Forward To:
Entry into the vendor fair with over 100 brands
Valuable coupons at the vendor booths
Samples from the vendors are considered to be gluten free.
Discounted products available for purchase
Informative classes related to the gluten free and allergen-friendly lifestyle
Free reusable bag to carry your goodies and you will receive many more

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5 Free tickets for 1 free Adult Single Day Pass by entering below:

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2017 Atlanta Giveaway

 

 

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However if you do not want to take a chance with luck you can always get your tickets ahead of time and skip the line. You can even save money by getting your tickets ahead. From now up until April 19 you will receive an additional 30% off: Gimme Tickets Now or you wait until and between April 20th and my birthday, May 19th you will receive 20% offIs it too late tickets. See below the codes to use to get the discounts.Discount-Gluten-Free-Allergen-Friendly

30% off  w/ code EARLYBIRD (thru 4/19)
20% off w/ code ADVANCE (thru 5/19)

This is such as awesome event that you will want to stay connected and to do so please follow #GFAFExpo: 
Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo on Facebook
Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo on Twitter

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Have you been to a #GFAFExpo? What did you like the most about it?


The Big Ketch Entices Guests w/The Big Easy Now Through April 30

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 (Press Release courtesy of Melissa Libby & Associates)

THE BIG KETCH ENTICES GUESTS WITH THE BIG EASY NOW THROUGH APRIL 30

A taste of New Orleans on the menu in Buckhead and Roswell

 

WHAT:

The kitchen krewe at The Big Ketch is bringing the soul of the Southern coast to Atlanta with a special New Orleans-themed menu available now through April 30. This special menu features the following:

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Available all day:

  • Crawfish Bites – flash-fried crawfish tails with Lowcountry aioli ($8.95)
  • Gator Bites – marinated gator tail bites flash-fried and served with New Orleans barbecue sauce ($8.95)

Lunch features:

  • Fried Crawfish Po’ Boy – shredded lettuce, tomato and Lowcountry aioli ($14.95)
  • Gator Tail Po’ Boy – shredded lettuce, tomato, rémoulade and a drizzle of New Orleans barbecue sauce ($13.95)

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Dinner features:

  • New Orleans BBQ Shrimp – blackened shrimp over smashed tomatoes with grilled green beans and Worcestershire-spiked creole garlic butter sauce ($21.99)
  • Seafood Gumbo – blackened shrimp and crawfish tails served over a creole seafood gumbo with seasoned rice and flash-fried okra ($22.95)

WHEN:                                

Now through April 30, 2017

WHERE:

The Big Ketch in Buckhead

3279 Roswell Road

Atlanta, GA 30305

404-474-9508

 

The Big Ketch on Canton Street

1105 Canton Street

Roswell, GA 30075

770-993-5749

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About The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill

Who doesn’t love a day at the beach? That’s the spirit behind The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill – fresh, casual seafood, prepared with a gourmet touch. Atlanta’s local beach house first opened its doors in Buckhead in 2010, followed by a second Roswell location in 2015. Known for sourcing the highest quality seafood and offering friendly service in a relaxing atmosphere, The Big Ketch is the perfect place to dine with friends and family any day of the week! For more information, visit thebigketch.com.


Summer’s Hottest Fashion Trends

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Staying cool and being on trend during the Summer is all about looking great and feeling comfortable and confident. Pack up those sweaters and scarves. Box up your boots and break out your strappy sandals, shorts, and bathing suits. We are talking about all the latest in Summer fashion trends so you can have the confidence to strut to any poolside barbecue knowing you look great and you are rocking the latest trends. These trends are inspired by Hollywood red carpet looks, fashion magazines, and trendsetters with a keen eye for glam and gorgeous.

Show Some Skin

Summer naturally means it is time to show off a little skin and this Summer is no exception. Crop tops and cut outs are all the rage this year. Little peekaboo details in dresses and shirts show just enough skin to give off a sexy, daring vibe. Backless dresses are a trend with a surprise twist sure to turn heads.

Pom Poms

This trend blossomed last year, but it is in full bloom for Summer 2017. Pom poms are on everything from handbags and babydoll tops to sandals and even jewelry. Colored pom pom puff balls add a detail element to apparel and accessories which create a festive Summer vibe.

The Cold Shoulder

One way fashionistas are staying cool this Summer is with off the shoulder tops and dresses. They are must haves for trendsetters in this Summer. Strapless, single shoulder, cold shoulder, or even an off the shoulder with sleeves, any variety of shoulder detail accentuates the look of a hot summer dress or flowy top. The details are all in the embellished neckline and exposing your gorgeous shoulders.  

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Ankle bracelets

Your ankles have been jealous of all the love you have been showing your wrists, ears, and neck. They want to be adored with the latest jewelry trends too. Good thing this Summer the ankle bracelet is making its comeback. So flex your foot and strap on a pretty little bracelet, your ankles will be grateful you did, and your friends will all be jealous of your great style.

Block heels

Step out this Summer in the latest of the revived 90’s trends. First, it was the choker, and now it is the block heel. Summon those retro feelings and slip your pretty pedicured feet into a shoe with a big chunky heel. Dress shoes, sandals and more casual footwear will all be donning a chunky block heel this year.

Blush is Back

Over the past several years we have heard a lot about contouring, bronzers, and highlighters, and while those are still hot in the beauty department, this year it is all about the blush. Blush is no longer taking a backseat to all the other beauty products in your bag. According to Harper’s Bazaar Magazine, “Whether applied with a heavy-hand and a nod to disco or subtly blended from cheek to temple blush was meant to be seen on the spring runways.”

No matter what fashion trend you channel this Summer, make sure to embrace your personal style. Let the world be your runway and show off your sense of confidence. When you own a unique look, you share a point of view with the world. If you are looking for a place to flaunt all the latest fashions, why not head to the pool. An ideal location for pom pom sandals, ankle bracelets, and off the shoulder coverups and bathing suits, the pool is this Summer’s number one accessory.

Better, yet why not head to a pool in your backyard? If you have ever considered owning an above ground pool, now is the time to jump in head first. Rec Warehouse is the Southeast’s largest seller of above ground pools, hot tubs, spas, and saunas and they are located right here in Atlanta. With three convenient showrooms in Kennesaw, Jonesboro, and Norcross, Rec Warehouse has a professional staff ready to help provide you with the assistance needed to install the crystal clear blue waters of your dreams.

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The President of Rec Warehouse, David Doebler, has been in the pool business almost since he was born. He learned the ropes from his father and uncle who started the business in the 1970’s and since has successfully lead Rec Warehouse to sell over 250,000 above ground pools. With his expertise and your personal style, you are bound to create a space for the ultimate Summer getaway – relaxation, entertainment, and cool Summer fun.

Show off all the latest trends in fashion and entertainment when you invite your friends and family over for afternoons in your backyard oasis.