Ryan is always looking for local adventures. When he discovered Georgia had it’s own “Little Grand Canyon” in Providence Canyon State Park, we knew we had to check it out. We weren’t disappointed. The views were breathtaking, with varying orange and off-white hues. Seriously, it looked like a watercolor painting. Apparently this gorgeous canyon is a result of “poor farming practices during the 1800s.” Now we get to enjoy it! How American.
A Few Things to Know before Visiting Providence Canyon State Park:
1. Wear Proper Shoes. This place is muddy. Your shoes will get wet and stained with Georgia clay. Dress accordingly. #clayiscray
2. Bring a Lunch. I wish we had done this. This place is basically in the middle of nowhere. There is a Subway and a BBQ place nearby, but overall you don’t have many options. For us, this trip was a stop on the way to our … Read More >
Spring is almost here! That means we are getting to that awkward point of the season where you have to “layer” in order to avoid being in a situation where you are either sweating like a pig (do pigs even sweat?) or freezing. Temperatures are fickle–you have to dress in a way that doesn’t commit. It’s so annoying. Of course, it does make for perfect weather, so I will stop being a brat now and just tell you what I wore.
On this mild weather day, I opted for a slouchy sweater and an embellished tank-top. … Read More >
Ryan here, not the fabulous Esquire, to share about some great weekend fun. Part of an international community northeast of Atlanta, Buford Highway offers up a variety of interesting and authentic cuisines. We wanted to try several places and decided an afternoon trek up the highway, trying food at various spots with a couple friends, was in order.
We started with Cuban food, splitting a Cuban sandwich and yuca frita at Havana Restaurant.
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Last weekend we visited Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park in Tallahassee, Florida. I used to love visiting the gardens as a kid, and I was excited to bring Ryan and our dog, Meadow. They have a no-dogs-allowed policy for the gardens, which was kind of sad because that’s really the most impressive part of the park. Our only option with the dog was to take the trails, which mostly consisted of dirt and brush. We walked about a mile while I tried not to get my white converse dirty (horrible shoe choice for this adventure–I thought we’d be in the gardens where the paths are paved). I was tired and cranky because I was picturing a day looking at gorgeous hedges and oak trees, and instead got a bunch of dead trees that blocked my view of the lake.
When we finally got to the clearing, though, it took my breath away. … Read More >
The fashion community never ceases to advise its readers to visit “Vintage Shops” to find unique pieces. The problem is that the prices at most of these places are way hiked up. Mind you, I am of the opinion that if you really like something and it’s unique, the hiked up price might be worth it. But then there’s Goodwill, where we don’t have to worry about any of that. Plus, you’re putting money back into the charity when you buy something there, and you never know what you’re going to find—so why not give it a chance?
I found this copper pleated skirt at Goodwill for $3. THREE DOLLARS. It does not fit. I can mostly zip up the back, but I can’t clasp the hook and eye closure; it’s just waaaaay too tight for comfort. I don’t know who owned this before me or how she could have been so tiny. You guys, I am already freakishly … Read More >