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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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weekend wrap up | chicago.

J: WOW. What a weekend. A group of girlfriends and I took over Chicago to celebrate Mary’s 30th. Here are a few snaps to sum it up:

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pre-flight presents! marge by mac for this Simpsons lover.
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first stop. pizza at Gino’s East.
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post pizza picture. <3
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annnd now we’re brunching. at chicago q. amazing.
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the cucumber margarita at bar takito is out of this world. highly recommend.
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until next time!
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friday five | the windy city.

J: You guys. Tomorrow is my friend Mary’s 30th birthday! YAY! Here we are the night Jay and I got engaged. I hope she has that same smile on her face all weekend long in CHICAGO.

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HBD, MARES <3

We’re skipping town to meet up with our girls, Anny and Shaili, in The Windy City. I can hardly contain my excitement.

With that, here are 5 things that are on our agenda this weekend. As you will see, we’re eating our way through the city. Reviews to follow after we’re back and recovered.

1. Gino’s East: Mary’s first birthday request… to eat pizza at Gino’s East. She says it’s the best. I’ll be the judge of that.

2. Tanta Chicago: We were lucky to land a reservation at this Peruvian hot spot. Let’s see what this cebiche is all about.

3. Chicago Q: Who doesn’t love a good BBQ joint? The bruleed macaroni and cheese is calling my name.

4. Bar Takito: Just the decor in this place looks so fun. Already dreaming of a cucumber margarita

5. Bottlefork: This will be me: “One bag of sour cream donut holes, please.”

I have my BFF and Chicagoan, Anny Kitchen, to thank for this amazing itinerary. Stay tuned for trip pics on our Instagram page!

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weekend wrap-up: instagram diary.

We hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. J jetted to Chicago for three days in the big city; L stuck close to home and had a laid-back family weekend.

The Glitter Life Initial Necklaces
these initial necklaces arrived at social just in time for the long weekend. {$19, call 912.681.7008}
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thanks to all our friends who shopped with us over the weekend! L is always happy to text you a pic of the newest inventory. #saycheese
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these new cross bracelets flew out the door at social. {$12, call 912.681.7008}
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there’s nothing more awesome than a toddler in sunglasses.
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grilled asparagus.
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happy family: a sunday selfie.
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peaceful afternoon on the pond.
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starbucks in hand and Chicago bound!
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a bbq with a view.
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picking up a sweet treat from delightful pastries.
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post dinner drinks at RPM.
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“eight pieces” cocktail from J. Parker. stay tuned for the recipe…

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getaway: chicago.

J is jetting to Chicago this weekend to celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend with our friend Anny. Planning a trip to Chi Town soon? Here’s what’s on our agenda:

1. Shopping on Michigan Ave: Also known as “Chicago’s Magnificent Mile” {glorious}, this is the place to be for picking up a souvenir or five.

yes. a bean photo will be taken.
yes. a bean photo will be taken.

2. Rooftop drinks at J. Parker: Located above the Hotel Lincoln, J.Parker offers the best views in Chicago. Can’t wait to relax with a pre-dinner cocktail and take it all in.

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it doesn’t get much better than this.

3. Dinner at Nellcรดte: Nellcรดte specializes in kitchen-crafted cocktails and European-inspired small plates made with Midwestern ingredients, including pizzas and pastas that showcase house-milled Midwestern wheat. Sign. Me. Up.

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parisian herringbone wood floors, crystal chandeliers, bar chairs in Hermes orange. tres chic.

4. Cocktails at RPM:ย  Power couple Giuliana and Bill Rancic teamed up with Doug Psaltis and the Melmans to open RPM a year ago. Can’t wait to see what the buzz is about!

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maybe bill and giuliana will shake it up for us? stay tuned…

Any suggestions for a must see/do in Chicago? Tweet us! @glitter_blog_xo

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