Happy Wednesday again! It's fun that the week is almost over again thanks to a lazy Monday. Even more exciting, I just booked my trip to Brazil! I'll be gone from the 22nd to the 6th, and I can't waaaiiittt. It'll be my first real international trip, my first time flying alone, all kinds of big things. I have about 3 weeks to pick up some Portuguese!
Besides the trip, I've had a few other fun things on my radar. First up we've got 40 Days of Dating, a project by designers Jessica Walsh and Timothy Goodman. Two close friends agree to date each other for 40 days to figure out their various love problems, and they write about their frustrating, adorable, confusing, romantic daily experiences. Today is day 38 of the posts, so you're just in time for the finale.
Oh, and here's my new favorite joke: It's hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they take things literally. Ha. Haha.
In other, less cheesy news, today is my first day as an intern at Fay Gold Gallery in west midtown. Fay is seriously amazing: her original gallery (from 1980-2009) put Atlanta on the art world map. Now in her 80s, she's back with a more maverick approach and I'm so excited to be a part of her new adventures!
After meeting with Fay and her team on Friday, I stopped by Big Studio to visit everyone there. I had the pleasure of having lunch with Marcie, who is one of the sweetest women I know, and checking out our new neighbor. Stationside opened a couple of months ago as an extension of Terminal West at King Plow, a much needed food spot in the midst of all the other businesses in the center. Their menu has a mouth-watering selection of mostly local, house-made goodies, ranging from tempura avocado to pb&j french toast. I sampled the adobo tots and the smoked tofu BLT, which was deliciously messy. Seriously, the fact that my white dress survived that lunch is nothing short of a miracle, but I'd gladly wear an apron next time so I can enjoy the sandwich without worry. If "tofu bacon" is too scary for you, I also heard rave reviews about their ham and cheese sandwich.
I'd like to add a Braves win to my list of favorite things this week, but they happened to lose miserably on Sunday. But I did get to tailgate in a lightning storm with Neil and my family before the game, and I got this sweet free hat. Be sure to come back next week for new photos from a project I'm starting, and y'all have a great weekend!