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!?

our favorites: summer beauty essentials.

We’re headed to Atlanta market on Friday to buy for Fall/Winter 15 (be sure to follow us on Instagram @glitter_blog_xo for sneak peeks and behind the scenes pics!), and afterwards we’re headed to Lake Oconee for a quick weekend getaway. Here are the seven things we never leave home without this time of year.

Summer Beauty Essentials

1 // Pale blue is THE nail polish color for summer 15 (we know you know this). L scooped Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Blue Away ($2.97 WHAT) the other day, and this polish brand just might make us abandon Essie forever. It dries super-fast and has an extra-wide brush for even coverage (and also a dumb name, but we can forgive that). We also love the Double Duty Top Coat.

2 // We both have wavy hair, and we like to experiment with sea salt spray to up the texture factor.  We like this one by Josie Maran, but different hair types need different sea salt sprays. This handy article will guide you to the right one for your hair.

3 // A sweaty face is not cute. These blotting papers by Tarte get rave reviews.

4 // Our friend Christa  is something of a lipstick savant. Coral Crush by Maybelline is her pick for summer – in her words, it’s “not very bright but super pigmented.” View other great options here.

5 // This natural-looking self tanning spray by L’Oreal is a year-round beauty essential. It’s honestly pretty goof-proof – just be sure to prep your skin before you apply. We graduate from the “medium” shade to the “dark” shade in the summer.

6 // Our favorite volume-boosting dry shampoo. Because washing, drying and styling your hair in the summer heat is straight misery. L has been known to go for a WEEK between shampoos using this. Really.

7 // Fedora – Despite our best ninja moves with dry shampoo and sea salt spray, sometimes the only answer to summer hair is a fedora. Throw it on and don’t look back.

instagram diary.

4.7.14

j + j do hawktoberfest, romes is happy to see SPRING (as are we), fresh veggies for grilling, john caparulo’s stand up at the improv was hysterical, gorgeous tulips in j’s kitchen, spring statement necklace by L, ARM PARTY, jay and his niece, ellery, at the atlanta auto show, special delivery from nuts.com, teeing it up at reynolds landing, “joe cool” enjoying his starbucks treat, the oh-so-famous chicken biscuit from buttermilk kitchen, cheering on jay’s alma mater, Kenucky, as they play for their 9th national championship!

so this was christmas.

We hope you had a wonderful time with your families this holiday season. We enjoyed a few days off…and now we’re ready to dive headfirst into 2014! Best of all? We’ll be ringing in the new year together (YAY). In the meantime, today we’re sharing some choice Christmas pics.

L's Christmas Collage

baby joe meets santa and IS NOT SCARED // gift wrap at social statesboro // oh, christmas tree // mistletoe courtsey of the friendly elves at colonial house of flowers // love these containers designed by kristin marks // popcorn: the best gift ever // plaid skort for the unseasonably warm statesboro weather

12.30.13

As for J: channeled my inner figure skater at the ritz lake oconee // christmas day with the fam in augusta // the BEST surprise from santa jay // jays niece holding the newest member of their family // mr. cocoa bean {for now} // life-size gingerbread house at the st. regis // here goes nothing… // spent a cold, rainy staurday by the fire //pre-skating cocktails at gaby’s // post-skating cocktails at gaby’s… // just call me jenny mac // a furry romes soaking up the sun // fabulous bar snacks at the ritz oconee.

What did Santa bring you this Christmas!? Share with us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!

weekend instagram diary.

The Glitter Life Weekend

J + Jay crashed a wedding post driving range // delicious lobster/crab dinner at reynolds landing // silver oak dinner at new york prime atlanta // Jay practicing for the reynolds plantation member | member // L’s bright lips for fall // couldn’t resist these fun cocktail napkins // comfy flats + BCBGeneration sweater dress for Monday travel // flowers for glitter girl Kate’s birthday c/o colonial house of flowers.

weekend instagram diary.

8.12.13 Collage

l and baby joe road-tripped in search of annie sloan chalk paint // the perfect gift for us: to-do list cocktail napkins // fresh flowers on the dining room table = one of life’s little luxuries // matching pink bracelets for girls’ night. of course. // sangria with honorary glitter girl kate // dinner at cibo e beve // J tweets with andy cohen // a little r & r at reynolds landing pool // romes soaks up the sun // pool necessities.

We’re in it to win it this week. There’s TONS to do before we head to Las Vegas on Monday for MAGIC, including a little renovation at Dish (using that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint), networking (over champs at Lure, naturally) with the fabulous Kelly of Austen Hill and finalizing our trend list for fall. Stay tuned for some great posts this week, including the summer version of our short-trip packing strategy and a play-by-play of J’s hair transformation.

instagram diary: lake edition

It feels like we just got back from our weekend at Lake Oconee, and it’s already time for another holiday. J is headed back to the lake, and L is excited for a family pool day at home.

Before we check out for 24 hours, we’ll share our pics from the weekend.

The Glitter Life Fourth of July Collage

low-tech directions for L // ahhh // fruit + cheese tray at the pool // kalamata-basil spread for cocktail hour // sparkle + shine // reynolds cup // cotton candy at linger longer steak house // more sparkle // happy hour at reynolds landing

Now, let’s talk fashion for tomorrow. Need some last minute red+white+blue inspiration?

The Glitter Life Fourth of July

 We also love this outfit from Social Statesboro.

The Glitter Life Fourth of July

Check out more of our fave red+white+blue images here. We hope you have a fantastic Fourth of July!