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? 


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?


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

(Press release courtesy of Horizon Theatre)Nobody-loves-you-piedmont-park


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?