Travel and Style
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
I can’t think of any better way to spend a weekend, than to spend one with friends and indulging in some of the best cupcakes, in the city!This past weekend, my friend and her daughter flew into Atlanta, for a few days, to visit her husband, and of course, me. She rented us a little, quaint house outside the city, through Air BNB . Air BNB is a website that lists fully furnished houses for rent, for a few days. You just type in your destination and travel dates and search for a house that appeals to you. It’s just like booking a hotel room. The house we stayed in had 3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, two patios, grill, bathroom, and dining room. We took advantage of the fire pit that was in the backyard. Needless to say, we were very impressed!
I drove up to Atlanta Saturday afternoon and met my friend for lunch at Tin Lizzy’s Cantina , for some delicious Mexican food. Soon after, we headed back to the house and spent the rest of the night sipping wine and margaritas, by the fire pit. It was so nice to catch up with my friend and pick up where we left off. I had seen her just a few weeks before and she used to be my neighbor when we lived in Oklahoma. So having her here to visit, was so incredibly wonderful!
Sunday morning, we ventured out for the best brunch, in the city. We found a place called, West Egg Café . The wait was an hour and the line was out the door. However, we were so hungry and didn’t want to drive anywhere else, so we parked ourselves in that little spot of Atlanta and waited. The great part was that they had a little café spot where you could order lattes, coffees, and pastries, while waiting to be seated. We did just that, and walked around the area where the restaurant was. We stopped into a few shops, nearby. I bought a ring with the state of Georgia and name engraved on it, at a little shop called, Crafted Westside . They sell a collection of jewelry and handmade pieces, all by artists and designers, primarily from the Atlanta region.
After an hour of exploring, we were finally seated for brunch and it was totally worth the wait! A few eggs, toast, potatoes, and mimosas later, we were en route to a place that I had only ever seen pictures. It was on my bucket list of places to visit, and I finally got to see it! Not too far from our brunch spot, we headed over to the Lenox Square mall, where they had a cupcake ATM… sayyyy whaaaatttt? That’s right. A cupcake ATM, which was a part of the Sprinkles bakery. You can either order your cupcake through the ATM or go inside and purchase a cupcake or ice cream! How the ATM works is, you select what flavor cupcake you want on the screen, you swipe your card, and after your order processes, a little door slides up, and there is your cupcake, inside a little box. After you take the cupcake out from the ATM, a little song is played. I loved every minute of it, ha!
It was so gorgeous out on Sunday. Atlanta is known for its really hot and humid summers, but given that it’s only March, we were graced with some gorgeous 60 degree weather. While it was a little windy, the sun followed us everywhere and it was so glorious! After indulging in some of the most mouthwatering cupcakes, we ended our short weekend, back at the house.
I bought this white off the shoulder top when I was in WA state. It was on major sale at Nordstrom (and still is), and I couldn’t resist! Definitely going to be one of my summer staples, along with these gorgeous gladiator sandals I bought from Target. They were in store last summer and then sold out, but recently came back in, so I snagged a pair before it was too late!