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3 THINGS TO DO FOR A RELAXED WEEKEND IN ATLANTA

2/23/2019

For my ideal weekend I need three things. A comfy bed, my laptop and food. Once in while, I prefer to get out and relax in a place that does not involve pillows. Below are three places you can find me if I am not lazying away watching hours of Netflix. I am a big advocate for planning a day to do nothing. That statement is a bit contradicting but let me explain. I find myself making a lot of high energy plans that overtime, I have no time for lazy or relaxed days. Therefore, when I want to have a low-key weekend in the city I gravitate towards these three spots:


Atlanta Beltline:

Grab a bike or scooter and explore the beltline. Atlanta Beltline is a former railway corridor that connects various areas of the city. It is a long trail that is used for jogging, walks, biking and more. I mainly get a bird scooter and explore the beltline. Through out the beltline there are art installations as well as little coffee shops and restaurants. 

Info: beltline.org | @atlantabeltline


High Museum of Art:

I love art and even art I do not understand. I find myself looking at art and thinking two things, “this is cool but it looks like a 3-year-old did that” or “this can not be real… how did they do that?”. Atlanta’s High Museum of Art is one of my favorite places in the city and every couple of months there is a new exhibition. They also host various events such as a jazz nights or poetry jams.

Info: high.org | @highmuseumofart


Ponce City Market: 

If you are looking for a location that has it all and more, Ponce City Market is for you. Ponce City Market is home to one of my newest favorite donut shops, Five Daughters. There is so much to do here from food, shopping, rooftop mini golfing or a candle making workshop. Ponce City Market is a location with a collection of random shops that oddly seem to coexist well together. I also love how the building has a mixture of old and new in it’s architecture. It is a great place to access the beltline and take really cool photos. 



NASHVILLE TRAVEL DAIRY

2/04/2019

I spent a weekend in Nashville and came back amazed. I made a promise to myself to explore and travel a lot more this year. We have been conditioned to think we need a ton of money or a plane ticket to travel in order to take in new sights and sounds. That is completely false! My brother, Auzoyah and his girlfriend, Ashely took turns driving while I took a wonderful nap in the back seat. Three and half hours later, we arrived in Nashville, Tennessee. Besides exploring a new city, the main reason to went Nashville was to visit Ashely’s younger sister, Aliya who attends Vanderbilt University. Before, I go anywhere I always do a quick google search and for this trip it was “Things to do in Nashville”. It took a while but I found a couple cool spots to check out and this is where we went:

Things To Do In Nashville, Tennessee:

The Parthenon: This was one of the most random things in Nashville and I did not believed it existed. It looked like something teleported from Rome or Athens. Nashville’s Parthenon is a replica of the original Parthenon in Athens. Which, I think is brilliant because I did not need to book an expensive flight to get a taste of Greece!
Price: Free & open to the public 
Address: 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge: This was my highlight of the trip. Besides this spot being free it also had the perfect view of the city. We spend so much time taking pictures and admiring the view. If you get the chance you have to go. Even though accessing the bridge is free, you still have to think about parking. We found a parking area that was $10 an hour then $15 for two hours. 
Price: Free & open to the public 
Adress: Nashville, TN 37213

Five Daughters: This is one of Nashville’s most iconic spots specially went it comes to desserts. Five Daughters is like a donut and a croissant had a baby. When we first got there it was around 5pm on a Saturday and they sold out of almost everything. We had to try again the next day in the morning. I recommend getting there before 1pm before all the deliciousness is gone.
Prices: $2 - $25
Address: 1110 Caruthers Ave, Nashville, TN 37204

Milk & Honey: If you are looking for a modern and picture perfect brunch spot, Milk and Honey is your spot. I got the avocado toast, which was delightful. It came with potatoes and eggs, which I had to ask to be firmly fried. I am not a fan of runny eggs. The food was great and their interior design is even better. 
Prices: $4 - $25
Address: 214 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Edley’s Bar-B-Que: One of the best BBQs I have ever had in my life and that’s a bold statement. I think what makes their food mouthwatering is their BBQ sauce. Which they sell separately and I told Aliya to bring me a bottle next time she is heading to Georgia. I also like the “old school All-American” atmosphere Edley’s BBQ gives. The wooden furniture and vintage posters of Jazz and Country musicians really sets the vibe.
Prices: $4 - $25
Address: 2706 12th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204









WHAT'S ON MY iPHONE XS MAX?!

11/27/2018

Long time, no post? Sorry, sorry, sorry! I have been focusing more on my video content. Here is this week’s video on the apps I have on my phone and my thoughts on the iPhone XS Max. This weekend I am going to be working on an outfit post. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of those. So, look forward to that!

My Night Time Routine

10/30/2018

I have been neglecting my blog and that is quite the understatement. Although, I have been working hard on my youtube. So why not combine my youtube content with my blog content? Ha! Problem solved. Today, I am sharing my night time routine. My weekdays are pretty chill. Twice a week, I go to the gym after work so I get home a little later. Once a week, I meet up with the Brown Girl Bloggers (BGB) team for our meetings. I will talk more about my “second job” in a different post. My “regular” is the Marketing Content Creator for a tech company and recently I joined the BGB Team. I can’t wait to bring you guys along for that journey. We already hosted an event here in Atlanta. Check out the video here (filming and editing by yours truly... moi). Our team is amazing and we will soon be moving into an office space thanks to our wonderful CEO. She has been working extremely hard to get everything up and running. 

Okay, back to the video. 

5pm
I get back from work and head straight to my room to change. I prefer lounge wear over pajamas. You will find me in athletic joggers or sweatpants rather than pajamas any day. Not sure why but I have always been this way. 

5:15pm
Then I show some love to my plant babies. I LOVE PLANTS. There is something about plants and flowers that bring me so much joy. I always tell my friends and family that if you are not sure what to get me as a gift. Get me flowers (and or plants)!

5:30pm
I cook or warm up some leftovers. When you watch the video, I mentioned I have not gone grocery shopping in 2+ weeks. So, my go-to quick meal is ramen noodles but I tried to make it a little more yummy by adding some shrimps. I also added some veggies and extra spices.

6pm
I FaceTime my mum and/or brother. Then I eat and snack while I watch TV. I am currently in desperate need of a new series to binge watch. If you have any suggestions please help your girl out. Right now, I watch a lot of youtube videos and stand up comedy specials.

7pm
This is my prime internet hour. I scroll through social media. I also edit videos and photos during this time. This is when I call friends and catch up. Most of my friends are in different cities and countries, so depending on the time difference I call them and catch up. 

8pm
I take off my make up and wash my face. Sometimes I do this earlier depending on if I already have dinner that doesn’t need to be prepared. I use Simple Skincare Cleansing Water to remove my make up. Then Neutrogena Rapid Clear Face Wash and finish off with Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

9pm
I clean up. Put my dirty dishes away and wipe down the counter. Tidy up my living room then head to my bed room.

10pm
After watching a couple more youtube videos I finally go to bed.