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My Favorite Week of Food (One of Several)

Posted by AllieB on August 24, 2010

I love to go out to eat, but my austerity budget doesn’t leave much extra kashmonay for such frivolities. Options in my price range tend to consist of Willy’s, Fellini’s, and ramen. Enter: RESTAURANT WEEK!! These wallet-friendly food holidays are the highlights of my year, and I’m very excited.

This year, Midtown Restaurant Week is September 4, 2010 thru September 12, 2010, and, with 27 participants, offers a greater selection of any other restaurant week to date. JTomm, K, A and I enjoyed a lovely meal at Pacci last fall, topped off with a dessert tray that I won’t soon forget.

I’ll have to wait until the menus are posted before making a final decision, but my current front runners are:

The full list is posted on Open Table.

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Scout for the Home

Posted by AllieB on August 24, 2010

My longtime BFF, Nancy Pendergrast Duffey, owns Scout for the Home, a home furnishings and interiors store in Buckhead.

She’s appealed to the masses with her wide array of items: from custom iron pieces and stately armoires to the perfect wooden cheese board that I, and at least four of our friends, purchased as a holiday gift, there’s something for everyone.

I could go on and on about how amazing the store is – I’ve been known to do just that, actually – but I recommend going in for yourself. And you can meet Scout!

*ALSO: please visit Blayne Beacham’s blog, This Photographer’s Life, and vote for SCOUT to win the free ad space contest!

Scout for the Home - inside the store and owner, Nancy Duffey, with her dog Scout

Scout for the Home * 18 E. Andrews Dr. * Atlanta, GA 30305 * 404.816.2325

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Posted by AllieB on August 23, 2010

It’s good to know what’s out there so you can make an informed decision.*

Too soon?

drink specials in Atlanta

*I’m sure I’ve left off countless places – enlighten me, if you would.

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Wishlist: My Very Own Room of Books

Posted by AllieB on August 23, 2010

Obviously, Diane von Furstenberg has an eye for design – this is not brand new information.

Her Connecticut home  is featured in the September issue of InStyle magazine, and, inside of this lovely abode, is my dream haven. I would never leave. I would toss a microwave and mini-fridge in the corner (I’m guessing DVF has not equipped her home library with a microwave and mini-fridge), and I’d be happy as a clam.

Mecca, is what this is.

On left from September 2010 InStyle, taken w my cell piece; on right from September 2005 Town & Country

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Damn Gina

Posted by AllieB on August 20, 2010

I do not love her on GG, and I certainly do not love her six inch plastic platforms with a tip jar in the soles (seriously? you’re 17), but Make Me Wanna Die, by Taylor Momsen’s band Pretty Reckless, is pretty catchy. I was sure the title was indicative of how I’d feel upon hearing the song, but it doesn’t make me wanna die at all; in fact, I think it’d be good for a running playlist. And I like her voice.

According to a recent interview with Taylor, her look is best described as “high class hooker.” Now that makes me wanna track down her mother so I can commend her on a job well done – what a role model!

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