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Back from Atlanta . . .

January 26, 2009
I had a BALL this weekend in Atlanta. Knocked out some important family business and hung out with my nearest and dearest. Got fitted for my bridesmaid dress and gotta say the fit is flattering (whew, i was nervous, really!). I am co-hosting the Bridal Shower in March with the theme of "Sassy Shoes" and I'm definitely up for the challenge (read: shoe overload.)
Saturday I had a great pow wow with my old boss Joyce who is still one of the best story tellers around! We met up in East Atlanta at a cute spot in the midst of these new chic condos. Why did I move to New York again?:)

After our lunch of gut-busting laughs and encouraging words, I hung out with my brother's new "girlfriend." They might as well be engaged as they spend most days together, alternate who cooks every Sunday and her 5 year old daughter ADORES him and He, her, but what do I know? She's cool people and I could tell she was itching to hang out since he doesn't and she doesn't have a lot of friends in the city (she moved from Buffalo, NY last year). So she comes with to this fab Atlanta party at the cute lounge, Uptown. Nice crowd and the DJ killed with all the old school Atlanta Jams I worked it out on some skates at Golden Glide to. Of course the shortest guy in the place wanted to talk to me, and sunglasses in the club is some pretension I can do without.

Can I just say I LOVE Southern people? I guess I never appreciated how much people say excuse me, thank you and hello. There is a $5 Black book store in West End (don't ask why I was there) which was DIVINE and the incents I got are something serious.

I felt like a rockstar at church as everyone said hello and stopping by my old high school brought back a lot of great memories and made me feel extra grown. Of course it wasn't all roses as I stepped into a little family drama, but they wouldnt be family if we didnt find ways to step on each other's buttons.

That was my cue to vintage shop and I got some fab new dresses and inventory for my vintage collection (and I have already set up my Etsy page . ..yay!). I am heading back next month for another friend's wedding I just found out about and perfectly fell on the day of our next Bridesmaid meeting.

Georgia is definitely on my mind . . .
*Check me throwing up the "A" at about 6 years old in my Easter dress. HA!

3 comments:

  1. Execumama said...:

    I had to piggy-bag on the "Big up Atlanta" train...lol! The A is the place to be. I came here many moons ago for college and have no plans on leaving anytime soon. Oh, and WHEW(!) regarding the bridesmaid dress!! I've had to wear one that basically had me looking like the material fairies united to attack my body, ruffles and all!!

  1. Arlice Nichole said...:

    Are you really throwing up the A?! Too cute!

  1. Nicole said...:

    I love that photo! Gotta love little girl lace dresses..and white stocking, too? Holla!

    So glad you had fun back home, but fun might be an understatement! I can't wait to see you Etsy page and feature the baddest chick I know on the blog one more time. 'Cause you know I'm not ashamed to plug a friend ;) Take care!