Monday, January 12, 2015

Weekend Recap! {1/12}

Happy Monday, friends! I am excited to share my weekend with you because it was jam-packed with Atlanta highlights. My little brother and his girlfriend came to visit AR and I and we had the best time! Due to school commitments, this will probably be my last "play" weekend in a long time, so I enjoyed every minute of it. 

Our weekend started early when Sam and Becky arrived late Thursday night. AR and I prepared homemade pizzas for them and we all stayed up wayyyyyy too late catching up. 

Poor AR had to go to work, but Sam, Becky, and I started early. We went to the Atlanta History Center,  home of the Swan House, Old Smith Farm, and Atlanta History Museum. 

Recognize this? The Swan House was used in the film The Hunger Games for the party at the Capital. 

I had to head to class in the afternoon, but Sam and Becky went on to the CNN Center downtown (which is amazing, by the way). 

Because our guests had dinner plans, AR and I grabbed soup at our favorite casual spot in midtown - Metro Fresh. Then we headed to the P&P (Proof & Provisions) for drinks. Sam and Becky joined us by the time we were ready for round two :)

Dark bar photo. Love that man.

More Atlanta sightseeing! AR and I snuck in an early workout while they were sleeping. After everyone was up and ready, we headed to the World of Coca-Cola. I'll be honest, I don't drink soda, so I wasn't holding any high expectations for this trip and I was so surprised. 

World of Coca-Cola is so well done! They had a museum, art exhibit, 4-D movie, and a test-tasting room. I even sampled my very first soda in YEARS. #whatcleaneating? I learned so much about the Coca-Cola brand and their extreme efforts to protect their image and their recipe. 

We took home commemorative glass bottles of Coke.
Mine will probably be  in my cabinet for ever, haha.

The four of us headed home for lunch and took a long walk through Piedmont Park. By the time we got back home, I had logged 4.75 miles - not including my run that morning!

Dinner was perfect at No. 246 in downtown Decatur. I had bites of pear-fenenl soup, apple and walnut salad, stuffed mushrooms, chocolate "Spoom" ice cream, and tiramisu. So so SO good. 

We were sad to see Becky and Sam leave on Sunday, but we so enjoyed their visit!

Do you ever do tourist things in your own city?

Have you been to the CNN Center or World of Coca-Cola?


*Linking up with B Loved Boston and Champagne and Suburbs today. Thanks for hosting, ladies!*


  1. Looks like a fun weekend! I wanna see the world of Coca-cola!

    Would love for you linkup this post on my Weekend Recap too :) XO

    -Lisa @ Showered With Design

  2. I wish there was more touristy things in our city!
    But - we do have amazing hiking!

    And World of Coca-Cola? I'd go and see it once!

  3. It's fun playing tourist sometimes, you find things you never knew about before!


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