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? 


Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set

Ozeri INSTAVAC Nesting Food Storage Container Set 

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Stopping by to share with you a new gadget for the kitchen and I will be back with a product review.

Instant vacuum freshness without pumps, motors or confusing parts; Simply press down on the lid and air is forced out via the one-way valve.
Patented valve removes excess air to reduce naturally occurring bacteria; It also releases pressure to prevent spills and splatters in microwaves.
Wave pattern on bottom of each container keeps cut fruit and vegetables elevated from water and juices.

Handy date dial allows you to record when food was first stored and monitor days kept in the refrigerator.

BPA-free, stain-resistant, shatter-proof and as transparent as glass; Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe; Satisfaction guaranteed.

Get Yours Today

 


Sustainability at it’s Best with PrAna Clothing and Apparel

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The bLink Marketing Network and prAna. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Sustainability at it’s Best with PrAna Clothing and Apparel

Not many clothing lines offer a great look with a great price that can be worn anywhere at anytime to do anything including yoga, running or any exercise that your heart desires all while being and having a great impact on the earth like, prAna.

prAna’s ultimate goal is to make sustainable clothing accessible and important to everyone. I have heard the term, “sustainability”, but never really knew what it meant so I checked out prAna and I would like to share it with you:

Why Organic Cotton Matters | Sustainable Clothing Movement http://www.prana.com/life/2016/11/16/why-organic-cotton-matters/

I have been one to purchase clothing blindly and not think about the impact it has on the environment and to me more importantly the people who are creating it.

Here is hoping that other brands will also use more organic cotton one clothing item at a time and help seek ways to spread positivity. With prAna every purchase made makes a positive impact on the earth. prAna offers organic, sustainable and fair trade items so you as a consumer can feel good about what you wear.

 

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As I mentioned you this wonderful clothing line allows you to wear an outfit one day to work out in and then the next wear it to your place of employment and look and feel great. I personally have had several pieces of prAna clothing and they all are so soft. There is no roughness on the skin and did not cause any irritation.

After hearing and reading a bit about prAna clothing line, you too will want to take part in improving the lives of others and helping our plant, so to help you do that I have partnered with the brand to be able to offer you 15% off by using code S17BLSH at www.prana.com.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The bLink Marketing Network and prAna. The opinions and text are all mine.


Natural Girls’ Secret Weapon – Divatress

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Natural Girls’ Secret Weapon – Divatress

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine. 

Awesome-style-divatressSecrets are something everyone tends to have and it is no different for me. Being a 4b naturalista for over 4 years, I have found that I had to come up with some secret weapons that help me maintain my healthy hair and I am going to share them with you.

1st Secret Weapon Tip: Regularly dust or trim the split ends

2nd Secret Weapon Tip: Keep it simple sweetie, which is using the liquid, oil and cream method that so many of us have heard about. Remember as well a lot of manipulation is not necessary.

3rd Secret Weapon Tip: Protect your ends, use protective hair styles, i.e. two strand twists or cornrolls as an example and use a wig to help bring another dynamic to your hair. Face it there are some times I do not want to wear my twists out and I use them as a means to an end. So wearing a wig can help when you have a party to go to in a hurry, or a job interview and you want to shock and awe some people as well as look hot and professional.

The beautiful wigs that I have selected below will look good on any woman. I selected these as my top 3 favorites, due to the style and different colors they come in which makes it next to impossible to just purchase just one. The ones that I have featured are all under 30.00 dollars.

 

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Have you ever worn a wig, if so how many do you have in your arsenal? Please share some of your secret weapons. 


Dazi Skinny Ties Adds That Special Touch To Your Man’s Wardrobe

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I received this product free in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. 

Dazi Skinny Ties Adds That Special Touch To Your Man’s Wardrobe

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For a great man who wants nothing, but things you can find at Adventure Outdoors, it is almost impossible to surprise him with anything accept in the area of attire. Although he is one of the best dressers that I know, you would not be able to tell that shopping for clothing is one of the last things he wants to do unless he is shopping for me. Treating him is a special treat and thanks to a new brand, Dazi, I was able to do just that by adding a new tie to the mix. With a new tie you can spice up that suit that you just have no idea of how you are going to make that shirt work with it until you pair it with the perfect tie.

DAZI skinny ties is fashion-forward, affordable, and come in various unique designs, styles and colors that will perfectly match any suit or outfit. Surely one will stand out from the crowd in these ties. Check out the one we were sent for him to try below: Dazi Ventura

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I can watch him get dressed all day. He takes his time and is meticulous about his appearance and he should be. He is always out and about representing the organization where he works and is seen all the time. First impressions are everything and this Dazi tie along with his sparkling and attractive personality causes him to do nothing but win.

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This is the finished look for the day and I loved the tie on him, he loved the tie and he told me later that he had received lots of compliments which is what I was aiming for. Dazi ties are the perfect ties to upgrade the man in your life’s style:)

If you know someone that is getting married and would not mind gifting the men in the party with ties, Dazi also offers wedding discounts and for more on that visit ⇒ Wedding Attire.

About DAZI

After struggling to find great ties at low prices, DAZI founder Nate Ipsen began to design and sell skinny neckties at competitive prices. The mission of DAZI [daw-zee] is to provide customers with a line of unique ties of unbeatable quality.

How do you add that special touch to your man’s wardrobe? 


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?


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?


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?