Georgia On My Mind

Hotlanta is a well deserved nickname for this amazing city! It was my first time visiting this historic melting pot and I was not disappointed. I definitely basked in all of Atlanta's glory from it's delicious BBQ to the colorful murals speckled throughout the city and lest we forget its rooted history. People were so kind and hospitable out there, that it gives you hope that the world will be just fine. I will say that its been a long time since I have experienced such humidity. Take my advice and stick to flowy natural fiber dresses. Check out my pics and recommendations below! Also please share your experiences in the comment section x

If you’re looking for some juicy ribs, look no further than Fat Matt’s. This rib shack knows how to make some delicious food. Highly recommend going with the rib sandwich with a side of mac & collard greens.

Ok so every uber I got into the debate was between Fatt Matt’s and Fox Bro’s. Truthfully, it was a close call and though this might be blasphemy for some, I liked Fatt Matt’s better. Buuuuut thats not to say that Fox Bro’s didn’t have great sauces and definitely some unique grub options such as my Frito chili side. Ultimately, you decide. Now you might be asking, whats with the houses? Around the BBQ stand, there were some great homes and a short walk away from the town which had some stellar shops.

All in all, Atlanta is a lovely place to visit abet a bit humid. People were extremely friendly, night life was fun with great music to groove to, and is a destination full of rich culture. Highly recommend putting this spot on your list.

Best Summer Salad Recipe

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I'm not gonna lie, the whole reason why I was inspired to make this salad was all thanks to fennel. Yes, that licorice flavored fresh veggie made my noggin start thinking and researching ideas. Doesn't help that with this crazy LA heat, I wanted to make something refreshing and yet satisfying. Cue pinterest for giving me major inspo. I just love scrolling along my feed, spotting unique recipes, and saving them on my board to come back to. This particular recipe caught my eye - Thanks Williams Sonoma!

Hands down an absolutely light, crispy, and tasty dish! Also my new mandoline came in use for slicing most of the ingredients. I warn you it's addicting. I did tweak this recipe a bit by adding a few more ingredients to make it hartier as a main dish. Once everything was prepped, I added some parmigiano reggiano as a final touch. I dare you not to eat all of this in one sitting, it's that good!

This is definitely a dish that will make an impression. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Here's what I added to the recipe:

- two stalks of celery

- a can of drained chickpeas

- a cup of cooked quinoa

- seasoned chicken breast

Drippin in Jewels

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Grateful to know such talented people. One of those lovely individuals is Rachel Alexander, who is the founder and designer of Rhyden. Based in sun soaked Los Angeles, her collection melds a sculptural sensuality with the simplicity of geometric lines, elegant form, and impactful minimalism. 

Rhyden is a concept meant to explore the idea of a simple statement piece. A casual refinement, materialized. Which is my personal favorite kind of jewelry. Something you can pass down and will withstand the test of time. 

Every Rhyden piece speaks of lasting craftsmanship that transcends seasons, while yielding a day-to-night ease-of-wear sensibility.

Even better, all Rhyden items are proudly handcrafted in DTLA, CA with precious metals, and conflict-free ethically sourced diamonds. Win win. 

Feel to explore her collection and enjoy some pieces yourself!

See Rhyden jewelry here.