Around Atlanta: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the Fox

Art, Atlanta, Lifestyle, momlife, ootd

Ronald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was playing at the Fox Theatre. So the fam and I (minus little Josephine) went to see it. Yep, we took Langston on a mommy/daddy date, which never happens, and I’m happy we did.

Even before we went, I was excited for Langston to be introduced to the story and songs. I mean, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is a straight classic. He loved the Oompa Loompas and all the singing and dancing. He was asking me hella questions the entire time. But there were definitely parts that confused and/or scared him (i.e. ripping that one girl apart and those black squirrels). Keep in mind, Langston just turned 3. He really enjoyed it overall though and so did I.

Sunday Funday.

“If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it” – Willy Wonka


Around Atlanta: The Beacon.

Atlanta, Lookbook, ootd

Greetings! I’m so happy to have a minute to sit down and write. Life has been hectic lately and I’ve just been trying to cope. Cope with psychology school, motherhood, marriage, and expressing myself. I’m in the middle of midterms too, so every minute is especially important.

I stopped by The Beacon for the first time earlier this month. I used to live around Grant Park so I was caught off guard to see that whole area had been created where there was basically nothing. Lowkey salty that I don’t live over there anymore but I’m not gonna sit over here feeling sorry for myself. Mmkay? Anyway.

I met my husband for a lunch date at Patria Cocina. The tacos there are super tasty. I recommend the fried avocado and fried fish tacos. Soo good. They also have this passionfruit mango frozen margarita….!….?…! That’s all I’m gonna say about that.

I got a chance to explore some of the shops at The Beacon. Cynthia Bailey Wine Cellar is there, which is really cute. Apparently it pops on Friday and Saturday nights. I think it would be cool to check that out one day, maybe with a couple friends. Then there is A Haute Cookie which is FIRE. It’s owned by Shiana White, who was super sweet to us and highly adorable. And her cookies are straight flames. I bought a dozen of them. I recommend the strawberry shortcake and chocolate chip cookies. A Haute Cookie also makes different flavors of edible cookie dough. I tried it. I felt fancy while doing it. So is life.

The other two shops I checked out were Cultural Accents and INNO Medicinals. Come to find out, both shops are owned by african women: one Senegalese and one Nigerian. So off tops, I’m all for it. Plus both shop owners were kind and informative. Cultural Accents has beautiful jewelry, handmade drums, baskets, fabrics, and more that the owner has collected from her travels throughout Africa. She also has another shop in Little Five Points. INNO Medicinals specializes in CBD products ranging from moisturizers, bath bombs, oils, and gum, to things like tea and dog products. I bought the Burnout mist from Mary’s Nutritionals. It is supposed to be helpful in treating eczema, which my daughter has. If anyone has experience with this product/ company or generally treating eczema, let me know in the comments. 🙂

I think The Beacon has a lot of potential, especially once all of the store fronts are occupied and open for business.

What I’m wearing:
Turban: The Wrap Life; Top: Peachy Girl;  Pants: Success of Uomo, Shoes: Anne Klein

Lately I’ve been finding all kinds of goodies at second hand stores. My pants and shoes are some of my more recent finds. That’s all I got! You all have a wonderful day.

Peace.


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Burna Boy Atlanta Show

Atlanta, Music, nightlife, ootd

I was at the Burna Boy show in Atlanta last night. Even though it was on a Tuesday and I had class the next morning, I didn’t wanna miss it. I figured his show would be awesome since his music consistently bops.

Sigh….

Ok. Ima start with the positive:

Hella people showed up. The opening act & DJ had a whole Afrobeats vibe going on so the mood in the venue was lovely (earlier on). It was black folks from all across the diaspora meeting in the exact same time & place for a Nigerian artist. And that, was dope. Also, his graphics were so cool to me. Props to whoever designed those.

But. Burna lowkey burned us. The show started at 8….he didn’t arrive until after 10:30. He wasn’t even in town when the show started. People left before he even got there and everyone else was pissed. I don’t know how many times I randomly heard “Where the fuck is Burna Boy.” That shit was a mess.

Once he got on stage, his performance was good. But at that point I had to force my eyes open out of sheer exhaustion (i.e.: momlife, doctoral student life, I be tired life.) Overall I’m still happy that I could see Burna live. My guy just needs to get his time management together.

I was still cute tho. 🙂