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From L: Happy Thursday, Glitter Girls! Long time, no post. Sorry, but I’ve been BUSY…busy planning the best baby shower ever, that is!

As you know, J is expecting a precious baby boy in May. Her bridesmaids and I (with a little help from my sweet mother) showered the beautiful mom-to-be with a brunch atΒ Cook Hall in the W Buckhead. Each one of us is so seriously excited to meet this little guy! Here are the deets and a few of our favorite photos:

Menu||all served family-style|deviled eggs|salmon tartare|jalapeno fritters|homemade ricotta on crostini|shrimp and grits|roasted cauliflower hummus|mimosas (most importantly!)|cupcakes

Flowers||hydrangeas|roses (courtesy of J’s sweet step-mother-in-law)

Invitations||minted

cupcakes
J had one request: CHOCOLATE
framed invitation
framed invite for J to keep
cocktail napkins
hostess annie found the perfect cocktails napkins
JB Shower Sign
hostess kati doodled a cute chalkboard to say “welcome”
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OH HI!
JB Shower Cousins
from L to R: Beth, Jay’s stepmom / Becky, J’s mom / Britton + Ali, J’s sweet cousins
JB Shower Girls
we all love Baby James already!
JB Findlay Rowe
gift from J’s aunts Audrey + Barbara of Findlay Rowe Designs
US AND OUR MOMS! <3
Jan (Laura’s mom) / L / J / Becky
JB M+M
Mo + Maggie
JB Girls
aubrey, one of the Dish girls, created this cute Insta frame for us!
jb hooray
J + JMBIV can’t wait to welcome JMBV in just a few short weeks!

J: dress (sold out. similar here + here) | shoes | earrings

L: dressΒ | shoes

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oh baby.

SURPRISE! J + Jay are expecting a baby this coming May and could NOT be more excited! A little look into their gender reveal last month:

J+J Reveal
you’re invited via paperless post.
Gender Reveal
had to have these giant balloons from shop sweet lulu! jay was a trooper getting transporting them. #largeandincharge
Gender Reveal 2
cake stand for THE cake was a wedding gift from L’s sweet mom, Jan. paper goods | shop sweet lulu + toot sweet. additional serving pieces | pottery barn.
girlfriends ready to see if baby b is a he or a she!
girlfriends ready to see if baby b is a he or a she!
YOU do the honors, Jay.
YOU do the honors, Jay. (With the Kate Spade cake servers from our wedding)
Gender Reveal 6
it’s a BOY!
Gender Reveal 4
precious cake topper by Clover & Bloom Co and delicious cake from Henri’s Bakery.
Gender Reveal 7
James Murray Baker V will join us in May! J sweater | blouse | jeans | shoes
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brunch bunch.

J: Jay and I are lucky to have one of the best brunch spots in ATL right across the street from our home… Buttermilk Kitchen! We trotted over recently for a little french toast and chilaquiles you have to see to believe:

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Chilaquilles = sour cream, salsa verde, tortilla chips, epazole + scrambled eggs. A fiesta in your mouth! πŸ’ƒ
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A closeup of the most delicious french toast we’ve ever had.
Buttermilk Kitchen
Nothing could keep this guy from brunch… #wipeout
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doing good.

J: Last month Jay and I joined Chick Fil A + Feeding Children Everywhere at City of Refuge in Atlanta to package over 54,000 meals for families in need. No better feeling than giving back on a Saturday morning!

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ready to get to work!
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we had around 100 volunteers who divided into 10 at each station.
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our assembly line. I was the funneler…
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Jay on lentil duty.

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some of the meals packed and ready to go!
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and then we lunched.
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jeffrey fashion cares.

J had the pleasure of attending Jeffrey Fashion Cares on August 31, a charity fashion show founded by Atlanta and New York retailer, Jeffrey Kalinsky. ThisΒ  show has grown to be one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country. JFC featured gorgeous, high-end looks from Marc Jacobs, Mary Katrantzou, Narciso Rodriguez, Saint Laurent Paris, Christian Louboutin and more. Here are some of J’s shots from the night:

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the calm before the fashion storm.
catwalk and swag bags for days.
catwalk and swag bags for days.
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snapchat apologies during the auction. for obvious reasons.
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capes capes CAPES.

And for the grand finale…

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friday five | food diary.

Friday. You are back. And we love you.

If you’re like us, you’re always looking for new restaurants to try over the weekend. Need suggestions in Atlanta? Look no further.

1. C&S Seafood + Oyster Bar: J took cover here Monday night during a legit monsoon and stumbled upon one of the most delicious shrimp cocktails (and actual cocktails) ever.

c&s shrimp
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2. Joey D’s Oak Room: We’ve suggested them before. For a reason. If you’re looking for really GREAT food every visit, Joey D’s is your spot. I mean how delicious does that sandwich look?

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3. Home grown GA: Homegrown came HIGHLY recommended by J’s coworker, Bill, mainly because of their award winning sloppy joe. The best part is that the sloppy joe is… wait for it… VEGAN. And amazingly delicious.

HOMEGROWN SLOPPY JOE
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4. American Food + Beverage: L and I gave this new Buckhead Atlanta spot a try when she was in town a few weeks ago. LOVE it. Going in for round 2 tonight with some girlfriends. Boiled peanut hummus is definitely on the agenda.

Boiled peanut hummus
i promise to get a great photo of this tonight, but in the meantime one from @ATLFoodSnob.

5. Turner Field: Okay so this may not be a restaurant BUT the Braves are playing the Cubs in Atlanta this weekend. Take in the game. Share some patriotic dippin dots with your love, but not the wine of course.

BRAVES
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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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sneak peek: spring preview

We recently spent a cold, winter day immersed in spring styles at Atlanta Market. Read on for our behind-the-scenes look at S/S 15!

Jenny + Emily + Laura
mamie ruth never disappoints. designer Emily Bargeron (pictured) always stays true to her boho roots and creates unique pieces that our Dish customers love. we can’t wait for Emily to visit us on March 11 for a Mamie trunk show!
Twi Piece Set
two-piece sets are going to be EVERYWHERE this spring. we picked up a few for Social.
HOBO Spring Bags
at HOBO, we stocked up on our favorite styles and picked up a few newbies we think are destined to be classics. we especially loved the ivory snake pattern and ordered it in a few styles (okay, every style).
BCBGeneration Spring
we chose pretty poppy as the accent color in our first spring BCBGeneration delivery.
Mamie Ruth Leather Bag
this genius Mamie Ruth recycled leather bag (made from leather fragments) is both green AND inexpensive. plus, each one is totally unique. we ordered a bunch for Dish.
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can you keep a secret? we scooped this new line for Dish. can’t wait to watch it fly!
Toms sunglasses
we’re beyond excited to carry TOMS sunglasses at Sole this spring. great company, great cause, great design, great fit. we both ordered pairs for ourselves!
MacBeth Spring
we both freaked for MacBeth, an adorable preppy line we’re adding at Sole.
Bell Bottom Prints
prints + patterns + paisleys for Dish.
BCBGeneration Summer
we fell in love with the pom-pom tops and paper-bag-waist shorts in the BCBGeneration summer delivery.
Dixie
this is dixie. she says bye.
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work it.

J: The day has come. Operation Bride Body is in full effect. Jay and I are 101 days from the big day. (Where did the time GO?) At any rate, it’s time to kick it into full gear.

Behold the fitness membership where you’re not confined to one location… Class Pass! There are thousands of locations available to members that include yoga, pilates, cycling, barre, etc. You may take as many classes as you wish per month (thank goodness) and BONUS there’s no annual or long term commitment. Traveling? Class Pass Flex will travel with you allowing you to workout in other cities who participate in Class Pass! (Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle , Washington, D.C.)

First up for me… FlyBarre Buckhead. Stay tuned to our instagram page for updates from the session!

Class Pass The Glitter Life

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#PassTheHappy

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