Happy Monday, sweet friends! We hope y’all had a beautiful weekend. I have been doing some last minute packing and had a fab lunch right here in downtown B’ham. For some reason I have been craving Sol’s and had to take a break and head right there! When the nephew told us he had never tried them, you know we had to take him! Let me tell you why. This is a family-owned business that treats you like family from the moment you walk through the door.
Sol’s has been open since the 1960’s and reopened in 2008s; it is owned by the original owner’s 3 sons. Want a home-cooked meal with fresh Southern veggies or a juicy burger and a tasty salad? Then, Sol’s is the place to taste. Each time a belle has gone we have had a fab meal and experience. Check out what we ate recently:
If you are local/are traveling to our beautiful city anytime soon, you must check out this treasure (if you haven’t already). Your tummy will thank you every time!!!
Well, a belle already told y’all how great Dunwoody is, but did we tell you how it’s the perfect place for a girlfriends getaway? The sis and I went to Dunwoody to relax and unwind, and we did just that–along with some real good eating! Dunwoody is a charming and quiet city that is replete with great dining, excellent shopping (Perimeter Mall was a hop and a skip away from our hotel) and spas. Yeah, you may ooh and ahh now.
In the heart of Dunwoody, you’ll find a little place called Cafe Intermezzo. Filled with European flair, lots of sweet treats that will expand your middle, and the aromatic smell of coffee, this cafe will welcome you. The sis and I lunched on paninis, sandwiches and tea (aren’t we just classy?!), before indulging in some retail therapy at Perimeter Mall.
If you’re touring Dunwoody with your girls, make plans to get the Girlfriends Getaway Card, which will allow you to save 20% at local businesses. A frugal belle LOVED this card!
Tamika had a turkey and cucumber croissant with raspberry jam and it was so good! My food was okay, which meant poor Tamika was left slapping my fingers off of her yummy lunch. We enjoyed the experience, although the service was lacking. You win some and lose some, right? I am still dreaming of her sandwich though…
After getting our grub on, we headed over to the Auburn Avenue Research Library on you guessed it, Auburn Avenue, to view their revolving art exhibits. We were particularly interested in seeing Simone Green’s work, but ended up discovering two other talented artists: Bryan Meltz and Alex Lucas.
Meltz’s photography was very interesting. We enjoyed reading and seeing beautiful portraits of a family on a journey. Could you imagine leaving Africa for GA? Lucas’ work is bold and simply beautiful. Tamika and I was drawn to the colors and the women in his works. We spent the most time looking at all of his paintings and let’s just say a belle wish she could afford some of his fab work. Can you believe that Lucas was once a weatherman and make-up artist? Talk about a businessman!!
The beautiful thing about Dunwoody is that it is so close to Atlanta, which allowed us to see all of these beautiful works of art. Check out our pics below to see all the fun we had after having a very tasty breakfast at the Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites the following day.
Duckworth, a very nice employee at Atlanta Perimeter Hotel & Suites, entertained Tamika and I while we ate some of the best breakfast foods. Thanks for your kindness and laughs!!! 🙂
After eating and having a little comedy for breakfast, the sis and I decided to visit Dunwoody Village, which is known for their Williamsburg architecture. It is truly a site to see…it’s almost as if you are transported back in town. While touring the city (with Starbucks in hand), we stopped at the Dunwoody Nature Center where we became one with nature, and had a little fun.
Thank photographer Tamika for bringing this gorgeous shot to you. If you’re touring the Atlanta/Dunwoody area, definitely make a stop to the nature center. It is so peaceful and really is a fun place to relax–whether by yourself or with your girls. We went on a rainy day, but it was still beautiful.
Where is one of your favorite places for a quick girlfriends getaway?