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


Enjoy Chattanooga Spring Break Safari & Scavenger Hunt Now to April 9

High Point Climbing and Fitness

High Point Climbing and Fitness

I do not know about you, but I seriously after tackling Mercer University, in need of a vacation. I know a lot of my co-workers were mentioning that it is Spring Break and this is actually perfect timing for me as well and the more the merrier. If you do not have plans, you may want to consider going to Chattanooga, TN where they have activities and fun for the entire family. It is less than 4 hours from Atlanta and not very expensive either. I may see you there.

See some of the fun things going on in Chattanooga now until April 9th, 2017 below:

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The inclusive Chattanooga Spring Break Safari transforms the city into a place where kids rule and adventure is everywhere. Kids and Big Kids can’t resist exploring the world with lots of hands-on activities designed just for them. The participating attractions are offering special experiences that can only be done now to Sunday, April 9, 2017.

While on Spring Break Safari in Chattanooga, kids can be a Pirate aboard a riverboat; Sword Fighter on a quest to see the Queen; Conductor and travel the rails; Speleologist deep within a cave; Zookeeper and encounter some of nature’s wildest creatures; RockQuest Adventurer on an enchanted trail; Art Explorer and uncover hidden treasures; Inventor and create new things; or an Artisanal Adventurer and learn about cooking techniques.

Families can discover more about Chattanooga on an exciting Scavenger Hunt!                                                  Coolidge-Park-Carousel

Enjoy Chattanooga Spring Break Safari & Scavenger Hunt Now to April 9

Explore the city and complete each Scavenger Hunt at your own pace. Solve the clues together or if you get stuck, you can ask someone at the attraction or check out the answers at the end of the guide. Kids will receive special prizes when they show images of the found items to employees at the attractions for both hunts.

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Be sure to get a free Spring Break Safari Guide that can be downloaded online (now!) or picked up at any of the participating Spring Break Safari attractions, Chattanooga Visitors Center located at 215 Broad Street, SpringHill Suites by Marriott/Downtown Cameron Harbor, Chattanooga Choo Choo, or The Chattanoogan Hotel. The guide includes details on the Safari Attractions and the Scavenger Hunt.

Get the full scoop on planning a Chattanooga Spring Break Safari atwww.chattanoogafun.com/spring.

Chattanooga seems like the place to be for me this year, how about you? 


Downtown Decatur Food Tours Experience

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What better way to explore Decatur Georgia than on a beautiful Saturday. The sun was out and everyone was greeted by our wonderful engaging and beautiful tour guide Tracy. Guests were not bored in the least. There was plenty of great eats and rich history which now I understand why they say “Decatur, where it’s Greater!!” I received a free ticket as a member of Culinary Local to write an honest and unbiased review.

Downtown Decatur Food Tours Experience

1st stop was at Taiyo Ramen and this was one of the highlights by far: steamed pork belly bun. Incredible!! I would have eaten at least 5 of these and enjoyed every one just like the 1st. Taiyo-Ramen-Downtown-Decatur-Food

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2nd stop was at a wonderland filled with all types of sweets and retro items at Rocket Fizz: Each patron received 10% off of their purchase.

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3rd stop was Calle Latina where we had a beef empanada with mango salsa. Yum.

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4th stop: Sapori di Napoli where we had a slice of margherita pizza, had an arancini, shot of limoncello (one of my favorites, but it will put you out) and a cannoli for dessert.

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Last but not least, was where I believe I was the most surprised: Splash of Olive where we were able to taste some incredible combinations that Tracy showed us. Who knew that balsamic vinegar can be so delicious.

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If you are gluten free or have any special requests, please please let Tracy know and the restaurants will make specially prepared meals for you.

There are different types of tours at different price points and because Tracy did such a wonderful job and knew what she was talking about I will be back for another tour but I will bring some guests to take part in the wonderful experience. See that door in the picture below? Remember it if you decide to take the tour:)

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No worries there were activities and so much fun to be had interacting with the rest of the group, that you will forget you actually are getting some exercise in as well.

To read more and obtain the schedule, please visit: https://www.downtowndecaturfoodtours.com/

Have you been on a food tour? What has been your favorite one?


Fogo de Chão: Perfect for Birthdays

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Birthdays are one of the best reasons to celebrate and quite frankly, I found that Fogo de Chão: Perfect for Birthdays. Hubby wanted the experience of eating at a Brazilian restaurant and there I began researching which one I should take him to and after some time researching, I had to find the perfect one and it was Fogo de Chão. This was his first, but certainly not last experience of this type, so it had to be special.

Brief History:

1979 1st Fogo was born in Porto Alegre and the 2nd was born in 1987 in Sãn Paulo. 1997 Fogo expanded stateside to Texas and from there over 29 other Fogos have been born.

Looking at the pictures above you see why I say that Fogo de Chão: Perfect for Birthdays. We were treated special from the moment we walked in until the second we left. We have not had beef in a while in steak form and it was so good. We stuffed ourselves to the max. They gave us a little coaster to turn up to green if we wanted meat and if we did not we turned it over to red, but everytime we saw something new we quickly turned our coasters to the green side. It was crazy. We enjoyed the drinks, the food and the atmosphere. All of the staff were friendly and made great suggestions to us when we were not sure about the cut of meat that came to the table.

Locations: 

There are two locations in Georgia, Dunwoody and the one we visited was in the heart of Buckhead in Atlanta. They offer complimentary parking as well as self-parking. Make sure to make reservations, because there is no guarantee for walk ins.


Invigorate Car Essential Oil Diffuser

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I am a lover of just about all essential oils and every time I have a smell in my house that I do not like I am quick to use an essential oil in a vent or two and freshen up the home quickly. I was sent a sample of Invigorate, a car essential oil diffuser, for free in exchange for my honest review.

Invigorate Car Essential Oil Diffuser

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Invigorate allows you to enjoy the smell of your favorite essential oils in your car. Very easy to use, see how below:

How to use:

  • Remove the cap
  • Apply your favorite essential oil to the wick
  • Connect the diffuser to the charger
  • Insert the charger into vehicle power socket
  • Enjoy

Benefits of Invigorate:

  • Versatile – It’s compatible with all your favorite scents, no special oils required.
  • Portable – Its compact size takes up very little space.
  • Noiseless – It uses an ultra-tiny fan to heat oils to the optimal temperature.
  • Convenient – It can run from either a USB port or your 12v (cigarette lighter).

There are several wicks included so one is able to change the scent anytime they desire. For more information, please visit www.invigorateoils.com.

Have you tried Invigorate before? What is your favorite essential oil to use?


Capers Restaurant and Bar

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There are not many restaurants that I have frequented that have open kitchens, but Capers Restaurant and Bar does and that along with the beautifully decorated restaurant and lounging area is something that will keep you coming back. There is even a piano bar there, but unfortunately no one was performing that day, but we had enough great company that we did not miss the music. Speaking of decor, next time we go we will have to ask them if they will let us have some of those blue glasses:)

Capers Restaurant Located off of Old 41 in Kennesaw, I have heard great things about Capers on Main (when initially opened) so when hubby and I were asked to attend a friend’s Celebration of Life get together, we could not resist. We arrived before the birthday girl and chose to review the menu while we waited and the first thing we said to each other is that we will have to come back. There are many items on the menu that were selections we would make and surely be happy.

Capers founded in 2004 by Steve Dudley about 12 years ago in a small house beside the train tracks off of Main Street. Known for great tasting steak, chicken and seafood. We saw first hand some of the seafood selections and they looked very moist and we heard no complaints from the members of our party.

Hubby and I had vegetarian options (capers house salad and À la carte veggies) and I found a new love, Saratoga seltzer water and we were very happy. The Kale Salad was one that I will have to reproduce. I would challenge you to not tell someone you know that does not like kale and tell them to try it. They will not be disappointed.

Have you been to Capers Restaurant and Bar? What is your favorite meal?