Happy (early) Valentine’s Day! Y’all should totally celebrate by entering my Valentine’s Day Giveaway! What are you doing on February the fourteenth?
On Wednesday night a few Gamma Phi Beta girls went to Yogurt Tap, a frozen yogurt place in Decatur. It was a ton of fun! I got the marshmallow and s’mores and chocolate yogurt and chocolate chips, raspberries, and some brownie to go on top. Yum!
Thursday night I went to my friend Alex’s. She has an adorable food blog, Pride and Pastries, and since I love food and photography and she loves to cook and was in the market for a food photographer we figured we’d make the perfect blogging duo!
We made horray risotto (follow the links to the recipes and more pictures) and some delicious meatballs in tomato sauce. Everything was fantastic! The risotto was super rich and perfectly yummy, and the meatballs were the moistest I’ve ever had.
Alex also made sea salt caramel cupcakes the night before, and we had those for dessert. They were heavenly! I’m definitely excited to have more food adventures to share with y’all!
After dinner I went to a new member fraternity mixer for Gamma Phi Beta. It was beach themed, and a lot of fun (even though I had to leave early to write an essay)!
On Friday I went to Decatur with my friends Tori, Kim, Laura, and Tori’s boyfriend Ivan to celebrate Kim’s birthday. We went to the Raging Burrito, which was super good! We got queso dip and chips to share, and I got their vegetarian chili, served with warm tortilla chips. Yum! After dinner we watched Price of Persia (which was laughably bad), and headed over to Zaya, a place on campus, for some cheesecake and red velvet cake. I also ran into my friend Rick and helped him perform some “pledge” tasks for a fraternity, which was hysterical!
Saturday I took The Boy out to celebrate his birthday (doesn't he look spiffy?). We took our bikes and headed to Little Five Points and Freedom Park, where we stopped to sit in the sun and enjoy some snacks (Izzie soda and a sandwich). We explored the area, and rode through the Highlands and the Fourth Ward, where we met an elderly man who drew us a picture!
If you’re ever in Atlanta, I totally recommend riding on the Freedom Park Trail. It goes past the jimmy Carter Museum, and it’s beautiful! On the way back we visited an adorable park off of Lullwater road, with a lovely stream and tiny secluded trails.
( jeans: J. Crew, top: Target, cardigan: J. Crew Outlet, scarf: Gift, boots: Nine West )
After our bike ride The Boy and I hung out in Starbucks drinking coffee to warm up, watched some 30 Rock, and then headed to Ecco for The Boy’s birthday dinner. For starters we had fried goat cheese with honey and black pepper, and then I got a wood-fired pizza made with San Marzano tomatoes, house-made mozzarella and basil and The Boy got a duck, endive, and pasta dish. Everything was incredible! We didn’t really save room for dessert, but we got it anyway; olive oil, sea salt, and chocolate ice cream and crème brule with almond cookies, which both kind of blew my mind. I swear, I could eat that ice cream every day for forever and never get tired of it. It’s that good.
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