three lovely things

1 // Spending a beautiful weekend in Birmingham with Max was such a treat! We hadn't seen each-other in three weeks so having a weekend together was much needed and it's been so rainy in Atlanta lately that I'd forgotten how wonderful a sunshine-filled day really is. Max and I had such a great time exploring Birmingham. We slept in, tried a new breakfast spot, stopped by railroad park to check out the open house for the new Birmingham Barons stadium, and even checked out the views of the city from 56 feet up at Vulcan (pictured above). It was a perfect little Saturday.

2 // While in Birmingham we also tried a new restaurant, El Barrio. We've been wanting to try this spot for a while but with waits up to an hour we chickened out every time. This weekend we decided to head there for an early dinner and after only a 15 minute wait, boy was it worth it! This place is urban eclectic with a fun vibe that draws you in immediately. Their mezcal margarita (monte alban, corralejo, lime & agave nectar) had me hooked and the queso fundido (tequila and goat cheese cheese dip) and verduras taco (avacodo, charred corn, jicama, pic de gallo, pepitas, & house made sour cream) sealed the deal. I was IN LOVE. El barrio just may be my new favorite Birmingham hot-spot. If you haven't been yet, you are missing out my friend. A big thanks to my girlfriend Maggie for convincing us to give it a try.

3 // The Cathedral Antiques Show and Tour of Homes, which has been said to be one of the best home tours in Atlanta, kicks off this weekend. The project is sponsored by the Cathedral of St. Philip and raises money for Atlanta-area non-profits. This years show will benefit Refugee Family Services by supporting the efforts of refugee women and children to achieve self-sufficiency by providing education and economic support. The Inspiration House Premiere Party is being held this Saturday, January 26th and the Tour of Homes is Sunday, January 27th from 11-5. A few other event highlights include the 42nd Annual Antiques Show, Antiques Treasure Hunt, First Place Passion Home Tour, lectures, book signings, and more! Don't miss out - find out more information here.

Happy Monday! May your week be filled with lots of lovely things.


  1. My friend's wife runs a small antique shop in Birmingham called Full Circle. You should stop in there if you are in to that sort of thing.

    1. I will definitely check it out next time I'm in Birmingham, I love that sort of thing! Thanks for telling me about it and for reading my blog. Hope you are well!



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