hi yal. let me share what i've been up - how about it?
keila and i went to atlanta to
do some buying for the shop take a grand eating tour of the city. highlights included dinner at the optimist where the fish options on the menu were delightfully overwhelming, the oysters salty and thick, and the cocktails perfectly prepared.
we hit up west egg twice for breakfast - it was just that good. if only raleigh could get together a concept and menu like that. IF ONLY (i am putting this out in the universe: please someone open a pretty and tasty restaurant in raleigh). delicious lattes, spicy bloody marys and crispy buttered biscuits. we lingered, and lingered some more.
we dined at jct kitchen one evening, and it didn't disappoint: scrumptious salads slathered in ranch dressing (you know that joke about how to get a southern girl to do a dirty deed..., well, the ranch was that good), a delicious old fashioned with a root beer spin and collards soaked in vinegar. we managed to have a lovely time despite the 7 frat boys sitting beside us in long sleeve button-ups every color of the paas easter egg rainbow who ordered a bottle of white wine for the table. i mean, really?
speaking of fine dining, how about this room service menu at our hotel for pets?
we spent some time at ann mashburn (more to come later in the week on that!) and our favorite general store, star provisions.
buying for the store was a success. we powered through and ended up with some great new finds. oh you know we've got some of these coming
i grabbed some pretty trims for client projects
i came home inspired, and as luck would have it, found a delivery of rugs at our house.
prowler loves a stack of kilims.
before loading them up to take to the store, i tried one out in our kitchen. it's been needing something.
i think we'll live with it for a while
brian meares picked a few pretty camellias from the backyard for me, and i clipped branches to add some spring in our step.
i ran by the store to see these new chairs we got in while i was gone,
and motivated by the inspiration board in the russell and hazel showroom in atlanta,
i finished up our new one by the checkout counter in the shop.
i also gave this brunschwig & fils fabric a spin as a possible lampshade in the living room. living with that a while as well.
i hope you had a great weekend - it feels like spring doesn't it!