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

August 9, 2017 / Foodie, Main Menu, Product Reviews

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

 


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?

 


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? 


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?


Come Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day with Southern Proper Hospitality

July 6, 2017 / Foodie, Main Menu
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Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day with Southern Proper Hospitality

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WHAT:

Fried chicken lovers, rejoice! National Fried Chicken Day is July 6 and several Southern Proper Hospitality restaurants are celebrating with signature fried chicken dishes. Stop by your favorite spot for a kickin’ chicken meal or visit them all for a full day of fried deliciousness. Fried chicken dishes to gobble down include:

  • The Southern Gentleman: Fried Springer Mountain Half Chicken, baked mac-n-cheese, braised collards
  • Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails: Southern Fried Chicken Breast, buttermilk mashed potatoes, tiny green beans, Andouille red eye gravy
  • Smokebelly BBQ: Nashville Hot Chicken, boneless fried chicken breast tossed in Nashville hot sauce or simply Southern fried
  • Gypsy Kitchen: Gypsy Fried Chicken, adobo marinade, romesco, tamarind yogurt

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WHEN:

July 6, 2017
Hours vary by location.

Participating Restaurants:         

Gypsy Kitchen

3035 Peachtree Rd. NE

Atlanta, GA 30305

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Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

800 Mayfield Rd.

Alpharetta, GA 30009

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Smokebelly BBQ

128 E. Andrews Dr. NW

Atlanta, GA 30305

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The Southern Gentleman

3035 Peachtree Rd.

Atlanta, GA 30305

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ABOUT:         

Committed to providing genuine hospitality and named by Restaurant Hospitality as one of the “25 Coolest Multi-Concept Companies in America,” Southern Proper Hospitality is a privately held collection of Atlanta restaurants that values innovation, creativity and attention to detail. For more information, visit sphospitality.com.

Press release and pictures courtesy of Melissa Libby & Associates.

How do you celebrate National Fried Chicken Day?