Mandarin Oriental Atlanta : A Multi-Sensory Luxury Experience

Welcome to the Mandarin Oriental Atlanta Hotel

  When one of your friends is marking her fortieth birthday, you want to have an experience that marks the full significance of the occasion. Having visited the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta recently, I knew that this was going to be an absolutely perfect place for a Spa Day and Girlfriends Getaway in Atlanta and was thrilled when they agreed to host myself and two friends. I had a partner to plan for the perfect event and can honestly say there is nothing that we would change; our stay … [Read more...]

Slide the City Atlanta – Giveaway and Discount Code

Slide The City Atlanta Headband For Today

This weekend is the official start of Summer Fun and my family is ready for Summer! We are making summer plans and a waterslide visit (or five!) is certainly on the list. When Slide the City reached out regarding Slide the City Atlanta, I was only too happy to share the information with my readers! If you haven’t heard about Slide the City, let me share exactly what it is with you. EPIC WATERSLIDE?! YES! If that video wasn’t enough action, Slide the City is a three block long waterslide … [Read more...]

Why America Owes an Apology to the Family of Dr. King

An Apology for the family of Dr King

This is a personally inspired post. It was only through my own experiences as a family member who felt the hatred of America on a minuscule stage that I really came to this conclusion. I was living with the knowledge that if something tragic would have occurred in the aftermath, all the voices of support would be reduced to setting-up a Go-Fund Me account while my family would be left to pick up the pieces once the news cycle moved on. America owes the family of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. a … [Read more...]

Summer & Smiles #WOCCSummer Ticket Giveaway

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My son was privileged enough to have a special treat on his last day of school. I surprised him with a visit to the World of Coca-Cola (WOCC). We live in Atlanta and we do visit there fairly often but this was a special visit because it officially kicked off the beginning of summer! Can you think of a better way to celebrate summer with a Coke and a smile? Sorry, I couldn’t resist.  But seriously, Coca-Cola has been part of so many of my family’s summer memories over the years that going … [Read more...]

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor – Four Things to Know Before You Go

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Things to Know Before You Go

  As a kickoff for Juneabration, the kindergartener and I visited Six Flags for their Hurricane Harbor Media Day. We were invited to be among the first to try out the new waterpark area. Our thoughts: It was awesome! We are even considering season passes just so we can go back to visit Hurricane Harbor as much as we want. Hurricane Harbor is the largest expansion in the parks history and covers 7 acres with no extra admission fee and plenty of activities for the whole family. The key … [Read more...]

The Best Traffic App for Home & Travel – Waze

Waze App Fun to Use

In the last few months, we have been on the road (and in the air) more than a just little. The Waze app has made our travel at home and away so much easier. If you’re not familiar with Waze, it’s an app based upon “contributing to the 'common good' out there on the road.” It provides navigation as well as real-time reporting by other users of road hazards, traffic conditions, speeding traps and even weather conditions. Waze has become my go-to traffic app because I’m getting the most … [Read more...]

Five Different Things to Do In Atlanta for Families

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Next week is Spring Break here in Atlanta and my family is very excited. The kindergartner is looking forward to watching tv during the week (normally a big NO!) and I have to admit I’m looking forward to sleeping in! We’re traveling the first part of the week however I did just start to think about what are some things we can do the other days? Never fear, here is my list of five different things to do with children here in Atlanta. I hope they help you out with your planning as well. Take a … [Read more...]