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Hey guys! Happy weekend!

Does Friday the 13th freak anyone else out? It’s like I’m just waiting for something weird to happen… oh, and I even get nervous when I’m driving! I realize that it’s not rational to think something bad is going to happen because of the day/date, but I’m pretty superstitious. 😉

I met Elizabeth and Lauren at Rio Grande after work… I figured that I may as well enjoy tonight since I plan on studying for the rest of the weekend! I like Rio Grande because it’s more laid-back than most places in Buckhead. Don’t get me wrong, I love Buckhead, but it can be a little over the top sometimes.


By the time I got there, the pitcher was just about gone… hmm.

Elizabeth, Lauren, Me:



I had a margarita to-go (no, I wasn’t driving)…


We went to Kevin’s office (Lauren’s fiance) to hang out. How cool is it that they all like each other enough to hang out on a Friday night?


Next, Elizabeth and I went down the street for a repeat visit to Bistro Niko. It was much more exciting during happy hour than it was during dinner! There was a much older, more sophisticated crowd there tonight…


I had a glass of Just sauvignon blanc, just like last time!

There was a couple sitting at the table behind the glasses – awkward set-up – and the girl actually got mad that I was taking a picture! No, I don’t want a picture of your boyfriend… it’s for the love of the blog! lol


I just had some leftovers from last night (spaghetti squash, marinara sauce, turkey meatballs) and now I’m ready for a good night’s sleep!

Do you have plans that you’re looking forward to this weekend?



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Such a fun day!

When a friend emails you at 4:00 and asks if you want to grab a drink after work, what do you say? Yes, of course. 🙂

I was so excited to see Caitlin (just home from her honeymoon in Bora Bora… sigh), so I met her and Elizabeth at Bistro Niko. I have been pretty obsessed with going to this place since I read about it opening today on Daily Candy.

I couldn’t help but laugh when I got a text from Caitlin that said, “I was officially their first customer and they all started clapping!”



I was thisclose to ordering their elderflower and sauvignon blanc cocktail, but we all decided to just go with the only French sauvignon blanc that we could pronounce- Just.

It was just what I wanted and I loved that they had a wide price range on their wine list. When I think of places to go for happy hour, I want people-watching and budget-friendly. What do you look for in bars and restaurants (other than good food)?


The perfect pour:


A packed house kitchen…


After happy hour, I met my friend Wendy next door to see Couples Retreat at 7:30. I know, I know… the movie has been out forever and I still haven’t seen it!




Fork & Screen is a great theatre… they serve food and drinks! It’s better to wait a few weeks to see a movie there- the theatres are small so they get packed pretty quickly.

I was hungry so I ordered the veggie quesadillas. They were filled with peppers, tomatoes, and cheese… they weren’t stellar, but they weren’t bad, either!


I didn’t think the movie was that great. There were a bunch of good actors in it and the setting was gorgeous, but it wasn’t as funny/clever as I thought it was going to be. Did you guys see it? What did you think?

Finally Friday tomorrow… I’m definitely looking forward to it! 😉


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