AND HE TURNED ONE!!!

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Hi Loves! Last month, my sweet baby C.J turned ONE! Yes!!! Given our busy schedules and all the stuff we were dealing with, his dad and I decided to wait until late February to throw him a decent first birthday party, which actually happened to be a combined party for him and his dad, since dad is a member of the  #FebruaryGang lol.

Well, on Sunday mama took matters in her own hands and played “Event planner”. Actually, she started way before Sunday!

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Since we were celebrating the men in my life, I picked a theme centered on “Gentlemen”, because that’s just what they are: my gentlemen!

What comes in mind when you think about gentlemen? Well I see: helper, kind, polite, elegant, clean, bow tie, polished, mustache, etc

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With that in mind, I went ahead and researched budget friendly decorations and accessories with a Black/Gold color scheme to give the whole party decor a touch of sophistication.

Here’s what I used:

As for the highlight of any kids party, I am talking about the cake, I had the pleasure to work along side Mrs Darcy Lynn from Cakes by Darcy, a super cute bakery nestled in the heart of Roswell. The ordering process was super smooth, and I was so happy to FINALLY find someone who understood my vision instantly without asking me thousands of questions lol! Also, they helped me greatly price-wise, which was a plus, given that the budget was not unlimited!

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And Oh?! Did I mention that she loved my design so much that she actually made it a template?? I was so honored!

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As you can see, the cake is kinda tying the whole theme together, marrying the black/gold color scheme with the gentlemen theme. And here is a sneak peek at the party!
Be mindful that It might get you hungry!

 

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A word of advice, make sure you plan some good entertainment for the kids to stay busy and active. For us, CJ’s ball pit did the trick…until they all crashed into his room ahaha!

 

I hope you loved it, thank you for reading!

Please leave me your feedback below and few design ideas.


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Also I’m curious to know? what was the theme on your child’s first birthday? did you include any games and other entertainment?

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AROUND ATL: OUT TO THE PONCE CITY MARKET

Industrial shabby chic never felt so refreshing. Step out of the hustle and bustle of the city …without actually leaving the city! I love me some Ponce city market… whether it’s for a quick drink out, family strolls, shopping sprees, or whatever it’s always a lot of fun!

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If you ever decide to go, I will most definitely recommend a MANDATORY stop at 家 Jia Szechuan food & bar.

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It’s probably one of my favorite Asian restaurants in-town. They marry a warm relaxing atmosphere with a wide array of spicy authentic Chinese food, you can’t beat that really!

And of course, the highlight was this super amazing Braised lamb dish! The food is pretty much served in a family style dishes which pretty much allow you to share the meal with the table.

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Plus, everything was reasonably priced. So you won’t break the bank for that level of deliciousness!

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You can always visit their website before you plan your visit, to kinda be familiar with their menus offerings and items descriptions!


On to the next! Still at the Ponce City Market, you will enjoy the convenience  of top notch shopping, with stores like AnthropologieOnward Reserve, West Elm, Goorin Bros. Hat Shop, Lou Lou Accessories (which used to be one of my favorite store in Dupont Circle, in Washington, DC), J. Crew… and the list goes on!


A short elevator ride from the ground level, and you are steps away from the Atlanta Belt-line. Ideal for my fellow walkers, joggers, bikers, cityscape enthusiasts…and of course top spot for picture lovers, like MYSELF! 🙂

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And that closes our little getaway to the PCM!

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Out to: Le Bilboquet (Atlanta, GA)

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Nested in the beautifully re-designed Buckhead Village in the heart of city, stands this A-M-A-Z-I-N-G  French-flared restaurant. We went in for a family day-out, and enjoyed every bit of it. We actually happened to discover it through the “Open table” app (definitely a top-rated one for me!).

Although it was a rainy summer day, we still managed to enjoy a super warm and cozy, yet  upscale dinner. The only funny thing is that we expected French servers, but our server made us the craziest confession : none of them were French (lol). Nevertheless, they managed to give us the French hospitality service wise, couple with a top-level gastronomy.

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I initially went for the “Tartare de Bœuf”, which is mainly Beef Tartare  served with French Fries and Salad. Boy, oh boy! I am not a fan of raw meat, so I switched to babe’s dinner, lol! But, he apparently enjoyed this dish tho, so I guess it was just a matter of taste!

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So, on to the next one: my beloved “Crabe Avocat et Salade Exotique”  (I asked for an extra French baguette and butter). Maaaaaaaan, where do I start? It was very creamy and unctuous. It had a crunchy and sweet kick to it with the mango slats! Fiesta in the mouth.

And of course, I had to have my daily dose of bubble with a house mimosa! Can never go wrong with that…NEVER :p

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Overall, fantastic experience! If that didn’t make you hungry, I’m over here looking at you sideways.

Don’t forget to comment below. Share your experience if you ever went there, as in what did you like/dislike? What do you recommend? And which other restaurants near by are in your top-list?
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