A final recap from last weekend (the 9th and 10th), when my mom came to visit. To see what I got up to on Friday, click here!
On Saturday my mom and I went to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, where we walked through all of the flower exhibits (including one with giant glass “fruit”, and an orchid exhibit), and we got to see a garden chef demo!
The botanical garden has an “edible garden” portion, and they host cooking demonstrations featuring seasonal produce from their garden. We watched a chef make a , and it was super yummy! Plus, it was naturally pink for breast cancer awareness month. How cool is that?
That afternoon my mom and I went to Little Five Points, a funky area in Atlanta. We browsed the secondhand stores for a little bit, and then got lunch at the Vortex. My mom got these amazing sweet potato fries, which came with Tasmanian pepper berry sauce (sort of sweet with a bit of a kick) and a marshmallow sauce (think fluff, only better), and I got a half caesar salad, half vegetarian chili dish, which came with this super good jalapeño corn bread! Yum.
After lunch/dinner (linner?), my mom and I went to the Oakhurst Arts and Music Festival. There was a band and super cute craft booths; I ended up getting two pendants and two presents for my friends back home, and after that my mom and I retired to her hotel room where we watched TV and passed out. Phew! How cute are the little knitted cupcakes below?
On Sunday my mom and I visited the North Georgia Premium Outlets . We didn’t find too much, but I ended up getting a few things, which I can’t wait to show y’all! We also got dinner at Farm Burger, which I totally recommend! On Monday we went to the Lenox Square Mall to look for a much needed winter coat (I’m in LOVE with the one I found). We finished up with dinner at Spice Market, which was super tasty. We got vegetables in this beautiful green curry and char grilled chicken with kumquat lemongrass dressing (with a side of coconut sticky rice!). We finished the night off with two super amazing desserts; an olvaltine kulfi (kind of like fudge) with caramelized banana, caramel popcorn, and spiced milk chocolate sauce, and, the most amazing thing ever, a white chocolate yuzu pavlova with cumin ice cream and thai basil syrup on the side. My mouth is watering just typing that!
After a quick Whole Foods breakfast on Tuesday, my mom left to return home. It was sad to see her go, but nice to have a little time to unwind by myself! Then it was back to the weekly grindstone; whoohoo. I promise I’ll post actual outfit posts again soon!
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