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friday five | food diary.

J:

Mercy mercy mercy. Friday is finally HERE.

I’ve been sifting through recent iPhone photos and realized I’ve been hoarding #foodpics and resto recommendations. For shame. Let’s catch up, shall we?

The Silver Moon | Lake Oconee: L and I had a girls getaway at Lake Oconee a few weeks ago and shared the most delicious fresh shrimp. It was photo-worthy obviously.

*Note: You may have trouble finding this gem of a restaurant because their sign simply says “Bar and Grill” so keep an eye out.

FF Silver Moon
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JCT Kitchen & Bar | Atlanta: You probably saw this gorgeous sight on our instagram page, but I had to give more info because it was THAT good. Steak tartare with a side of fried corn on the cobb. {not pictured MOMO sauvignon blanc}

FF JCT
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Joey D’s Oak Room | Atlanta: Keeping with the steak theme… Sometimes a great steak is exactly what you’re looking for. Look no further than Joey D’s Oak Room! Conveniently located across from Perimeter Mall with a bar you MUST see to believe.

FF Joey D's
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Gino’s East Pizzeria | Chicago: After dining here on my last two trips to Chicago, I definitely need to share the best deep dish in town. Gino’s East is exactly what they say it is… legendary. Can’t make it to Chicago? Gino’s will ship a pie directly to your door. #dangerous

FF Ginos
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Smith & Wollensky | Chicago: Exactly what a crab cake should be… crab. To die for. And highly recommend dining al fresco.

FF Smith and Wollensky
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Now. What | Where are we eating this weekend!?

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travel log | Çanakkale.

J. The next stop on our honeymoon was Çanakkale, Turkey. Çanakkale is a town and seaport on the southern Asian coast of Dardanelles at their narrowest point. The cities nearest major town is the site of ancient Troy. You may remember a certain Brad Pitt movie involving a wooden horse that was filmed here…

welcome!
welcome!
fresh fish anyone? like real fresh.
fresh fish anyone? like real fresh.
the most adorable presentation for Turkish coffee including chocolate covered espresso beans!
the most adorable presentation for Turkish coffee including chocolate covered espresso beans!
us and Brad Pitt's horse. #Troy
us and Brad Pitt’s horse. #Troy
leave it to us to find the most delicious pizza (on a doily no less) at Napoli Pizza.
leave it to us to find the most delicious pizza in Turkey (on a doily no less) at Napoli Pizza.

Stay tuned for our day in Assos, Turkey. These pics are beyond amazing.

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travel log | rome.

J: The Bakers are baaack. We had the most amazing honeymoon. It was hard coming home, but all good things must come to an end I suppose!

Jay and I started our journey in Rome, Italy. With just a few hours to explore, we really made our rounds:

Rome Room
Our adorable room at Groupe Valadier Roma. Highly recommend! Super friendly and perfect location.
Il Brillo
First stop… pizza. Il BrIllo Parlante just down from our hotel was superb.
Pantheon
We took a stroll by a little piece of history… The Pantheon.
Rome night
Rome at night.
Piazza Venezia
Piazza Venezia. The central hub of Rome. It’s a ZOO as you can see.
Trevi Fountain
The Trevi Fountain was under construction, but still gorgeous.
Spanish Steps
The Spanish Steps are great, but the view from the top is even better.
tiramisu
We ended our night with the best tiramisu we’ve ever had at Antica Osteria Brunetti.

You can’t do Rome on 1 night, but we definitely made a dent. Next up on our honeymoon travels… Turkey! Stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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friday five | loves.

YAY for the weekend. It’s actually sunny today – we’re crossing our fingers this lasts for a few days. Here’s what we’re loving right now!

1. Nude Lip. After a winter of bright red lips, we’re really feeling this pared down nude lip. Now, if we can just get a tan…

Nude Uptown Lip
photo: the beauty department.

2. Homemade Pizza. L and Joe made this delicious Spinach Artichoke Pizza (sans artichokes – forgot them at the store!) this week, and it’s probably making a reappearance on Sunday night. It’s super easy, and we love the combination of flavors. Even Baby Joe gobbled it up.

Spinach Artichoke Pizza
photo: two peas and their pod

3. Mimosa caddy. Making mimosa caddies is tops on our spring to-do list because we love champagne, we love pink, and we love DIY. And just because.

DIY Mimosa Caddy
photo: a fabulous fete.

4. ASOS Floral Midi Skirt. J’s wearing this adorable floral midi to brunch in NYC during her bach party. Stay tuned for details!

ASOS Floral Midi
photo: merricjk’s art.

5. Good read. We love this article about finding your style when you hit 30.

Turning 30
photo: cupcakes and cashmere.

J and L reunite at Mount Vintage this weekend for J’s bridal shower – hope you guys get to spend the weekend with good friends, too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ciao bella.

We love pizza. Like love love. When J heard Varuni Napoli was opening in Atlanta, a plan was immediately made to check it out:

M’Girls Maggie, Mary and I met up after work (and a mani on the fly) to try what would be our new favorite pizza joint. Varuni Napoli is really heating up Atlanta’s pizza scene. Naples-born chef, Luca Varuni, really delivers an authentic experience all the way down to the house-made limoncello that made me feel like I was sitting on a patio in Capri again. Total perfection. We even dined with Luca’s father, Papa, who took a great liking to us girls (What’s not to love?) All of the restaurants ingredients are imported from Italy and they feature a mozzarella bar PLUS prosecco on tap. If you aren’t sold now, we can’t be friends. 1540 Monroe Drive, NE Atlanta, GA.

precious dishes.
precious dishes.
margherita for 3, please.
margherita for 3, please.
papa and his girls.
papa and his girls.
true gentlemen walking us to the car.
true gentlemen walking us to the car.
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caramelized pear, crispy prosciutto + blue cheese pizza.

Our mouths watered when we saw this Caramelized Pear, Crispy Prosciutto and Blue Cheese Pizza on How Sweet It Is. We adapted the recipe to use refrigerated pizza dough. Because we’re busy, okay? Behold, the perfect fall pizza.

The Glitter Life Pear Pizza
the perfect combination of fall flavors.

What You Need:

  • refrigerated pizza dough
  • 2 semi-ripe pears, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 6 ounces fontina cheese, freshly grated
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 slices prosciutto
  • 6 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
  • balsamic glaze for drizzling

What You Do:

  • Heat oven to 400°F. Grease large dark or nonstick cookie sheet with shortening or cooking spray. Unroll dough on cookie sheet. Press out dough to 15×10-inch rectangle.
  • Sprinkle cornmeal evenly over dough. Bake 7 minutes; remove from oven.
  • Heat a large skillet over low heat and add olive oil and butter. Add in the pears with the salt and nutmeg and cover, cooking for 15 minutes and stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat more if they begin to brown too much. Stir in the brown sugar and cook for 5 to 10 more minutes until golden. Set aside.
  • Add about three fourths of the fontina on the dough along with the garlic and shallots. Spread the pears all over the pizza and cover them with the prosciutto. Crumble the blue cheese over top and add the rest of the fontina. Bake for 7 minutes, or until the crust is golden and the cheese is bubbly. Remove and drizzle balsamic on top. Enjoy!
The Glitter Life Pear Pizza
photos by How Sweet It Is.
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weekend wrap-up.

Hi Hi Hi!

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! We definitely have a love/hate relationship with this time change… See how we spent our low-key weekends:

L

L Weekend Pics
BCBGeneration top / / hummus makes an appearance at Locos / / my Friday night date / / Saturday morning waffles / / Sunday sushi date / / mimosa / / watermelon manicure / / homemade pizza / / Pura Vida bracelets arrived at Dish!

J

J Weekend Pics
filmed a harlem shake video at the tavern / / fresh mani / / essie fiji (my fave) / / sunday funday at the ivy (per usual) / / Jay deep in thought / / cajun angels at the ivy / / masters egg salad (recipe coming soon!) / / romes got a haircut / / arm candy

What were y’all up to this weekend? Share your pics with us on Twitter and Instagram @glitter_blog_xo.

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J+L

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