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Hi Dolls,

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I went to Atlanta to enjoy the FSU vs. Alabama game.  Unfortunately, our team didn't prevail but we weren't going to let that rain on our parade.  As any good out of towner would do, we got up in time Sunday morning to make it out to brunch!  In the ATL the pickings for brunch are plentiful and after much consideration we went with 5 Church for the win! 
I did a little research beforehand to find a great spot to brunch and 5 Church showed up a few times so it made the decision pretty easy.  Originating out of Charlotte, North Carolina, 5-church made its debut in Midtown Atlanta not too long ago. It's brought back a liveliness that had been absent since the closing of Snout 3 years ago.  I absolutely loved the sophisticated, trendy and modern chic ambiance, plus any place with a roof top space will always be a win win in my book!
Of course, no brunch is complete without mimosas so we ordered a couple and asked the waiter to keep them coming.  I looked over at the bar and watched the bartender pour them and he was heavy handed with the champs, just like I like!
Crab Cakes and Poached Eggs:
This was the dish I ordered!  I not the biggest fan of runny eggs so I ordered my crab cakes with an egg fried hard.  This dish was delicious!  The crab cakes were full of crab meat and served on top of toasted English muffin with sauteed spinach, jalepeno beurre blanc, and of course the egg!  It was bursting with flavor and the perfect dish for brunch!  I am definitely going to try and re-create this dish at home.  It seems easy enough to do!
Chicken & Waffles:
My guy ordered this quintessential brunch dish and it did not disappoint.  The chicken was nice and crispy and the waffles were light and airy.  He fixed me a bite with everything on it, the chicken, waffle, strawberry, and maple syrup.  Though I enjoyed it, I felt the dish could've used a little bit more.  Maybe some whipped cream or a strawberry sauce.  Another piece of chicken would've been nice as well.
 I suppose, 5 Church isn't in the business of stuffing your belly because both of our dishes were relatively small.  Overall we were satisfied though.  For the most part the dishes were filling enough.
5Church Atlanta Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Overall, I enjoyed the location itself.  the dining space is really eclectic and interesting.  I enjoyed reading all of the "writing on the walls"...literally.  The food was good enough for me to return.  Their dinner and late night menus are pretty enticing.  I'd recommend them for brunch but if you plan on going, make reservations ahead of time because they were pretty busy!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
XOXO

5 Church Atlanta

Hi Dolls,

Last weekend, my boyfriend and I went to Atlanta to enjoy the FSU vs. Alabama game.  Unfortunately, our team didn't prevail but we weren't going to let that rain on our parade.  As any good out of towner would do, we got up in time Sunday morning to make it out to brunch!  In the ATL the pickings for brunch are plentiful and after much consideration we went with 5 Church for the win! 
I did a little research beforehand to find a great spot to brunch and 5 Church showed up a few times so it made the decision pretty easy.  Originating out of Charlotte, North Carolina, 5-church made its debut in Midtown Atlanta not too long ago. It's brought back a liveliness that had been absent since the closing of Snout 3 years ago.  I absolutely loved the sophisticated, trendy and modern chic ambiance, plus any place with a roof top space will always be a win win in my book!
Of course, no brunch is complete without mimosas so we ordered a couple and asked the waiter to keep them coming.  I looked over at the bar and watched the bartender pour them and he was heavy handed with the champs, just like I like!
Crab Cakes and Poached Eggs:
This was the dish I ordered!  I not the biggest fan of runny eggs so I ordered my crab cakes with an egg fried hard.  This dish was delicious!  The crab cakes were full of crab meat and served on top of toasted English muffin with sauteed spinach, jalepeno beurre blanc, and of course the egg!  It was bursting with flavor and the perfect dish for brunch!  I am definitely going to try and re-create this dish at home.  It seems easy enough to do!
Chicken & Waffles:
My guy ordered this quintessential brunch dish and it did not disappoint.  The chicken was nice and crispy and the waffles were light and airy.  He fixed me a bite with everything on it, the chicken, waffle, strawberry, and maple syrup.  Though I enjoyed it, I felt the dish could've used a little bit more.  Maybe some whipped cream or a strawberry sauce.  Another piece of chicken would've been nice as well.
 I suppose, 5 Church isn't in the business of stuffing your belly because both of our dishes were relatively small.  Overall we were satisfied though.  For the most part the dishes were filling enough.
5Church Atlanta Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Overall, I enjoyed the location itself.  the dining space is really eclectic and interesting.  I enjoyed reading all of the "writing on the walls"...literally.  The food was good enough for me to return.  Their dinner and late night menus are pretty enticing.  I'd recommend them for brunch but if you plan on going, make reservations ahead of time because they were pretty busy!
As always, thanks for stopping by!
XOXO
Hi Dolls,


I am all for being stylish while comfortable!  Give me a pair a sweat pants, some bomb accessories, and a fancy pair of shades, and I'm ready to head out!   I have really been into the comfy chic look lately.  Funny how your personal style evolves.  For more "comfy chic" looks click here and here.
My favorite way to "chic-up" a look is simply by adding heels.  It literally takes your look up another notch!  Although graphic tees are casual, they are so fun and versatile.  There are so many ways you can dress them up.  I can see rocking this same tee with a silver skirt and some cute Adidas sneakers!  There is no limits when it comes to style.
For this look I had a basic graphic tee, some comfy distressed boyfriend jeans, and a nude pair of heels.  It took my look from casual to ca-yute!
What are you go to looks for chic comfort?
 If you want to take it up two extra notches try adding a blazer, and hat, or midi vest like I did here!  
So, sidenote...it is still blazing hot here in Florida! Needless to say, the vest had to come off!  I am totally over the heat and am very ready for fall weather.  Plus I have a rocking new pair of boots that I am itching to wear!
Last but not least, I want to give a shout out to these two ladies, my blogger boos!  They are so supportive and we have so much fun whenever we get together!
 For the longest time, I didn't think there were many other bloggers in Jacksonville.  Apparently there are lots of us but we miss each other often.  I'm happy to have met these two ladies, Erika (amerikabstyleme) and Lala (LalaFoxx) are fashionistas after my own heart!  Check them out!
(Shop similar styles below)

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week!
XOXO

How to Look Chic in a Graphic Tee

Hi Dolls,


I am all for being stylish while comfortable!  Give me a pair a sweat pants, some bomb accessories, and a fancy pair of shades, and I'm ready to head out!   I have really been into the comfy chic look lately.  Funny how your personal style evolves.  For more "comfy chic" looks click here and here.
My favorite way to "chic-up" a look is simply by adding heels.  It literally takes your look up another notch!  Although graphic tees are casual, they are so fun and versatile.  There are so many ways you can dress them up.  I can see rocking this same tee with a silver skirt and some cute Adidas sneakers!  There is no limits when it comes to style.
For this look I had a basic graphic tee, some comfy distressed boyfriend jeans, and a nude pair of heels.  It took my look from casual to ca-yute!
What are you go to looks for chic comfort?
 If you want to take it up two extra notches try adding a blazer, and hat, or midi vest like I did here!  
So, sidenote...it is still blazing hot here in Florida! Needless to say, the vest had to come off!  I am totally over the heat and am very ready for fall weather.  Plus I have a rocking new pair of boots that I am itching to wear!
Last but not least, I want to give a shout out to these two ladies, my blogger boos!  They are so supportive and we have so much fun whenever we get together!
 For the longest time, I didn't think there were many other bloggers in Jacksonville.  Apparently there are lots of us but we miss each other often.  I'm happy to have met these two ladies, Erika (amerikabstyleme) and Lala (LalaFoxx) are fashionistas after my own heart!  Check them out!
(Shop similar styles below)

As always, thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great week!
XOXO
Hi Dolls,


With a hip vibe, a great location, and some of my favorite Asian inspired dishes, it is no surprise that Hawkers Asian Street Fare is one of my top 5 places to dine in Five Points.  You can imagine my excitement when they invited me to try their new Summer share menu items!  I love that Hawkers changes parts of their menu seasonally while still featuring house favorites!  I was able to sample some of their eclectic new menu items and enjoy some of the items I love to order everytime I visit!  In no particular order here are some of the items you'll find on the new menu!
DimSum Crunchy Balls 
Now if you want to laugh a little to yourself, go back and read the title of this dish again slowly.  Did you chuckle a little inside?  I did when I first read it on the menu!  I think it's a clever name for this massive appetizer!  These dim sum rolls are stuffed with shrimp, rolled in rice noodles, and fried to perfection.  I enjoyed these but could only enjoy half of one because they are quite large.

Roti Canai:
This will always be my favorite from the Hawker's menu!  This is a classic menu item and a crowd pleaser.  This is their Malaysian flat bread with a decadent curry dipping sauce.  The roti resembles tortillas but sort of tastes like pancakes but was best described as "the Asian biscuit and gravy"! All of these descriptions would be accurate.  It's so good, I could order it and not need anything else.  I'm so happy this is a forever item on the menu!
Tiger Salad:
This dish was definitely nice to look at but you have to really love the ingredients of the dish to enjoy it.  This is steamed octopus on a bed of cilantro salad.  The seasoning on top was a nice touch and the rice wine vinaigrette is light enough to compliment the dish but I'm not the hugest fan of cilantro or octopus for that matter, so needless to say, this was not my favorite of the evening.
Crispy Chicken Skin Skewers:  
Sooooo I must be a true foodie because I loved these fatty lil' morsels of chicken epidermis!  With the dusting of Sichuan seasoning, it was very tasty.  Yes, they are really chicken skin on a skewer!  They reminded me of a time when I was a kid and would take the skin off of my fried chicken and put it in between two slices of bread to make a chicken skin sammich'!  Don't you dare act like the skin of a chicken isn't some good eating! 
Nam Nem Rolls:
These were another favorite for me that evening!  The spring rolls are stuffed with chicken sausage and fragrant greens with a fried rice noodle for a little crunch!   The dipping sauce was the perfect compliment to these rolls!
Wok-Fired Lettuce:
This isn't a new menu item but it was my first time having it and I enjoyed it quite a bit.  The lettuce is tossed with shitake mushrooms and red chiles and quickly cooked in a wok to maintain its crunchiness.  The flavors go nicely together and I can see myself ordering this again.
YiYi's Chicken Dumplings
I've never tried these either but they're so good!  They were also a fav for the evening.  The dumplings are hand-rolled in house daily and can either be wok seared or steamed.  I prefer my dumplings seared because I love the extra crunch and flavor it adds.  These were a hit at my table. 
Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai:
You can never go wrong with pad thai from Hawkers!  It's one of my favorite dishes they serve!  The shrimp and chicken are always succulent and juicy!  I love the rice noodles, scallions, and bean sprouts.  The egg in the dish is just the right amount and the peanuts don't over power the dish. All of the flavors mesh well together.
Singapore Spicy Crab:
Last but not least was my boyfriend's favorite for the evening!  This very impressive dish consists of a deep fried soft-shell crab topped with a spicy tomato and egg red sauce and served with a fried bao roll for sopping!  Listen, all my crab loving friends out there, this is THE dish that culminated our evening of Hawkers dining!
I really enjoyed the new menu items!  As described earlier, they were definitely eclectic, especially the chicken skin skewers.  Everything was tasty and we can all enjoy these new menu items until the spring! 
Which new menu item would you give a try? 
As always, thanks so much for stopping by and stop in to Hawkers while you're out and about this weekend!  Tell them Trice sent ya!
XOXO

Hawker's Asian Street Fare New Menu Items

Hi Dolls,


With a hip vibe, a great location, and some of my favorite Asian inspired dishes, it is no surprise that Hawkers Asian Street Fare is one of my top 5 places to dine in Five Points.  You can imagine my excitement when they invited me to try their new Summer share menu items!  I love that Hawkers changes parts of their menu seasonally while still featuring house favorites!  I was able to sample some of their eclectic new menu items and enjoy some of the items I love to order everytime I visit!  In no particular order here are some of the items you'll find on the new menu!
DimSum Crunchy Balls 
Now if you want to laugh a little to yourself, go back and read the title of this dish again slowly.  Did you chuckle a little inside?  I did when I first read it on the menu!  I think it's a clever name for this massive appetizer!  These dim sum rolls are stuffed with shrimp, rolled in rice noodles, and fried to perfection.  I enjoyed these but could only enjoy half of one because they are quite large.

Roti Canai:
This will always be my favorite from the Hawker's menu!  This is a classic menu item and a crowd pleaser.  This is their Malaysian flat bread with a decadent curry dipping sauce.  The roti resembles tortillas but sort of tastes like pancakes but was best described as "the Asian biscuit and gravy"! All of these descriptions would be accurate.  It's so good, I could order it and not need anything else.  I'm so happy this is a forever item on the menu!
Tiger Salad:
This dish was definitely nice to look at but you have to really love the ingredients of the dish to enjoy it.  This is steamed octopus on a bed of cilantro salad.  The seasoning on top was a nice touch and the rice wine vinaigrette is light enough to compliment the dish but I'm not the hugest fan of cilantro or octopus for that matter, so needless to say, this was not my favorite of the evening.
Crispy Chicken Skin Skewers:  
Sooooo I must be a true foodie because I loved these fatty lil' morsels of chicken epidermis!  With the dusting of Sichuan seasoning, it was very tasty.  Yes, they are really chicken skin on a skewer!  They reminded me of a time when I was a kid and would take the skin off of my fried chicken and put it in between two slices of bread to make a chicken skin sammich'!  Don't you dare act like the skin of a chicken isn't some good eating! 
Nam Nem Rolls:
These were another favorite for me that evening!  The spring rolls are stuffed with chicken sausage and fragrant greens with a fried rice noodle for a little crunch!   The dipping sauce was the perfect compliment to these rolls!
Wok-Fired Lettuce:
This isn't a new menu item but it was my first time having it and I enjoyed it quite a bit.  The lettuce is tossed with shitake mushrooms and red chiles and quickly cooked in a wok to maintain its crunchiness.  The flavors go nicely together and I can see myself ordering this again.
YiYi's Chicken Dumplings
I've never tried these either but they're so good!  They were also a fav for the evening.  The dumplings are hand-rolled in house daily and can either be wok seared or steamed.  I prefer my dumplings seared because I love the extra crunch and flavor it adds.  These were a hit at my table. 
Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai:
You can never go wrong with pad thai from Hawkers!  It's one of my favorite dishes they serve!  The shrimp and chicken are always succulent and juicy!  I love the rice noodles, scallions, and bean sprouts.  The egg in the dish is just the right amount and the peanuts don't over power the dish. All of the flavors mesh well together.
Singapore Spicy Crab:
Last but not least was my boyfriend's favorite for the evening!  This very impressive dish consists of a deep fried soft-shell crab topped with a spicy tomato and egg red sauce and served with a fried bao roll for sopping!  Listen, all my crab loving friends out there, this is THE dish that culminated our evening of Hawkers dining!
I really enjoyed the new menu items!  As described earlier, they were definitely eclectic, especially the chicken skin skewers.  Everything was tasty and we can all enjoy these new menu items until the spring! 
Which new menu item would you give a try? 
As always, thanks so much for stopping by and stop in to Hawkers while you're out and about this weekend!  Tell them Trice sent ya!
XOXO
Hi Dolls, 

Some of you may know that I'm a Texas girl living in Florida!  So when I heard that Chuy's was opening up at the St. John's Town Center, I was pretty excited as they originated in Austin, TX.  I attended the Charity media event before the Grand Opening last Monday and it was a blast!  The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and the decor was so fun and vibrant!  Maybe I missed the memo but they seriously have a thing for Elvis!   You'll have to go and see what I mean for yourself!  They have Elvis paraphernalia everywhere, hub caps and colorful papier-mache-ish looking fish hanging from the ceilings, it's a hoot!  Besides loving the decor, the food was outstanding.  I'm seriously going to have to keep myself away from there if I want to keep this waistline in check!
One of my favorite features about Chuy's is the Chihuahua Bar!  It may be due to me being a former Chihuahua owner but I love the concept, nevertheless.
Patrons can donate a picture of their pooch in a frame and Chuy's will hang it up in the Chihuahua Bar.  So cute right?!!?!!?  Plus you get a free appetizer for bringing in the picture.  I love it and you will definitely see my dog on the walls there soon!  I'm bringing a framed photo of her next time I go!
So if you're not quite familiar with what "Tex-Mex" food really consists of, let me help you out!  It's actually quite simple.  It's a combination of flavors from New Mexico, Mexican border towns, and Southern Texas.  Chuy's is known for these flavors and for making everything fresh daily!  I love their fresh, never frozen concept.  You can even watch them roll out the tortillas in house! Everything that we had that night was delicious, from the food, to the drinks, and incredible dessert.  
The combination grilled steak and chicken fajitas came out sizzling on the plate with aromatic peppers and onions.  It was served with three handmade tortillas, lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, Mexican rice, refried beans, and sour cream.  The steak and chicken had and incredible flavor.  With all the fixings, it was the perfect fajita.
This was the "Big As Yo' Face" ground sirloin burrito that one of my friends ordered.  It was made with a 12'' flour tortilla, stuffed with refried beans, cheese, and meat of course. It also comes with your choice of Mexican rice or green chile rice.  He said this dish was good but very spicy!
What's tex-mex without enchiladas!  Their enchiladas are rolled fresh to order with homemade corn tortillas, rice, and charro or refried beans.  
This was The Elvis Presley Memorial Combo...I told you, they've got a serious "Jones" for this guy.  It came with quite a bit of food.  One beef Tex-Mex enchilada, a cheese Ranchero enchilada, chicken Tomatillo enchilada, a seasoned ground sirloin crispy taco, and homemade tostada chips dipped in chile con queso.  Whew! That is a mouth full, literally and figuratively!
So no dinner out with your favorite people is complete with out drinks so we happily indulged!  We all chose to get a signature drink from the menu.  The King's Punch was definitely Texas sized (because everything is bigger there, ya know)!  It's made with Mount Gay Eclipse rum, Malibu rum, pineapple, orange, and lime juice with a splash of grenadine.  
This was the Texas Martini.  I love that it's served with the Chuy's signature shaker so you can refill a time or two.  This drink was delicious.  It's made with your choice of top shelf or premium tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Patron Citronge.  My favorite part is the jalepeno-stuffed olives and salted rim that accompanies the drink perfectly!  
Last but certainly not least is the classic Pina Colada.  It's the perfect summer drink made with a blend of 1800 Coconut tequila, Malibu rum, cream of coconut, pineapple, and orange juice.
By the time we finished eating and drinking, we were stuffed but our waiter insisted we try the Tres Leches cake.  Beforehand a friend of mine actually told me, and I quote, "Listen, their tres leches cake will have you ACT A FOOL".  She was right!  Well, we didn't act a fool but the cake was incredible!  It was so moist and with three types of milk used to make it, I guess it would be!  Delicious is an understatement!  It sat on a bed of sweet and airy creme fraiche and the entire dish was drizzled with caramel and topped with fresh strawberries. It's going to be a challenge not to order this cake every time I visit!  
We really enjoyed our dining experience at Chuy's.  The service was great and so was everything we had.  I forgot to mention earlier that we received complimentary Salsa Fresca and homemade tortilla chips.  The salsa had a nice kick to it and was uber flavorful!  We had it in rotation at the table.  I can definitely see this being a place to hang out with friends after work for a good drink and some good ole Tex-Mex!  Check them out the next time you're near the town center, you'll be happy you did!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by! 
XOXO

Chuy's Tex-Mex

Hi Dolls, 

Some of you may know that I'm a Texas girl living in Florida!  So when I heard that Chuy's was opening up at the St. John's Town Center, I was pretty excited as they originated in Austin, TX.  I attended the Charity media event before the Grand Opening last Monday and it was a blast!  The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and the decor was so fun and vibrant!  Maybe I missed the memo but they seriously have a thing for Elvis!   You'll have to go and see what I mean for yourself!  They have Elvis paraphernalia everywhere, hub caps and colorful papier-mache-ish looking fish hanging from the ceilings, it's a hoot!  Besides loving the decor, the food was outstanding.  I'm seriously going to have to keep myself away from there if I want to keep this waistline in check!
One of my favorite features about Chuy's is the Chihuahua Bar!  It may be due to me being a former Chihuahua owner but I love the concept, nevertheless.
Patrons can donate a picture of their pooch in a frame and Chuy's will hang it up in the Chihuahua Bar.  So cute right?!!?!!?  Plus you get a free appetizer for bringing in the picture.  I love it and you will definitely see my dog on the walls there soon!  I'm bringing a framed photo of her next time I go!
So if you're not quite familiar with what "Tex-Mex" food really consists of, let me help you out!  It's actually quite simple.  It's a combination of flavors from New Mexico, Mexican border towns, and Southern Texas.  Chuy's is known for these flavors and for making everything fresh daily!  I love their fresh, never frozen concept.  You can even watch them roll out the tortillas in house! Everything that we had that night was delicious, from the food, to the drinks, and incredible dessert.  
The combination grilled steak and chicken fajitas came out sizzling on the plate with aromatic peppers and onions.  It was served with three handmade tortillas, lettuce, guacamole, pico de gallo, cheese, Mexican rice, refried beans, and sour cream.  The steak and chicken had and incredible flavor.  With all the fixings, it was the perfect fajita.
This was the "Big As Yo' Face" ground sirloin burrito that one of my friends ordered.  It was made with a 12'' flour tortilla, stuffed with refried beans, cheese, and meat of course. It also comes with your choice of Mexican rice or green chile rice.  He said this dish was good but very spicy!
What's tex-mex without enchiladas!  Their enchiladas are rolled fresh to order with homemade corn tortillas, rice, and charro or refried beans.  
This was The Elvis Presley Memorial Combo...I told you, they've got a serious "Jones" for this guy.  It came with quite a bit of food.  One beef Tex-Mex enchilada, a cheese Ranchero enchilada, chicken Tomatillo enchilada, a seasoned ground sirloin crispy taco, and homemade tostada chips dipped in chile con queso.  Whew! That is a mouth full, literally and figuratively!
So no dinner out with your favorite people is complete with out drinks so we happily indulged!  We all chose to get a signature drink from the menu.  The King's Punch was definitely Texas sized (because everything is bigger there, ya know)!  It's made with Mount Gay Eclipse rum, Malibu rum, pineapple, orange, and lime juice with a splash of grenadine.  
This was the Texas Martini.  I love that it's served with the Chuy's signature shaker so you can refill a time or two.  This drink was delicious.  It's made with your choice of top shelf or premium tequila, Cointreau, Grand Marnier, or Patron Citronge.  My favorite part is the jalepeno-stuffed olives and salted rim that accompanies the drink perfectly!  
Last but certainly not least is the classic Pina Colada.  It's the perfect summer drink made with a blend of 1800 Coconut tequila, Malibu rum, cream of coconut, pineapple, and orange juice.
By the time we finished eating and drinking, we were stuffed but our waiter insisted we try the Tres Leches cake.  Beforehand a friend of mine actually told me, and I quote, "Listen, their tres leches cake will have you ACT A FOOL".  She was right!  Well, we didn't act a fool but the cake was incredible!  It was so moist and with three types of milk used to make it, I guess it would be!  Delicious is an understatement!  It sat on a bed of sweet and airy creme fraiche and the entire dish was drizzled with caramel and topped with fresh strawberries. It's going to be a challenge not to order this cake every time I visit!  
We really enjoyed our dining experience at Chuy's.  The service was great and so was everything we had.  I forgot to mention earlier that we received complimentary Salsa Fresca and homemade tortilla chips.  The salsa had a nice kick to it and was uber flavorful!  We had it in rotation at the table.  I can definitely see this being a place to hang out with friends after work for a good drink and some good ole Tex-Mex!  Check them out the next time you're near the town center, you'll be happy you did!
As always, thanks so much for stopping by! 
XOXO
Hi Dolls,

There is something so magical about being in the presence of archaeological sites and remains.  It's like stepping into an old history book and using your imagination to see and feel what actually happened during ancient times.  Throughout my recent trip to Italy and Greece I was consistently in amazement at how massive some these structures were and bewildered at how they're still standing after thousands of years.  On my last day in Greece, we went to the Acropolis in Athens.  
The"High City" can be seen from several locations through out the city of Athens and because it's so high up, you can imagine the hike it took to get to the top.  Though this day was particularly scorching, the hike was well worth it! 
Before making our way up, the fashionista in me had to stop for pictures near the olive trees!
I bought this super cute sun hat before the trip and I was so thankful for my hat that day because the sun was literally beating down on us!  
 Thank God for the trees because they offered up a little shade as well!
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 So what kind of teacher would I be if I didn't share a little history about Acropolis with you!?!?   Most of us are familiar with Greek mythology and the city of Athens is named after the Greek goddess, Athena who was the goddess of wisdom, courage, and civilization.  Acropolis was built in honor of her.
This is Propylaea, the entrance to the temple of Athena Nike.  This is the earliest temple built on Acropolis.  Walking up the Propylaea was extremely tricky because the ground still has original marble and it was very slippery.  
Of course the Parthenon is the quintessential Greek monument that most would think of when they think of Acropolis.  I have to admit, by the time I made it to the Parthenon, I was literally burning up so I snapped a picture and made my way back down the hill.  However, from what I did see, it was beautifully constructed with marble.  I can only imagine what it looked like in its prime.
Here is the Erechtheion located on the north side of the Acropolis which was considered very sacred.  According to Greek mythology, this temple was dedicated to Poseidon and Athena. It's said this is where a salt water well was formed after Poseidon struck his trident and where olive trees grew after Athena struck a rock with her spear.  
On the way back down I stopped to behold the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.  Located on a southwest slope of Acropolis, this is a steep slope theater that can house up to 5,000 people for music concerts.  
As a matter of fact, after it's restoration in the 50's, it is still used as a venue for concerts.  Artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Frank Sinatra, and Elton John have performed here.
I seriously, can't hardly wait until I can visit Greece again.  There was so much history and it's an absolutely beautiful country.....and the food is good!  
Have you ever been?  If so what was your favorite place to visit?  If not, where would you want to?
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO

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The Acropolis, Athens Greece

Hi Dolls,

There is something so magical about being in the presence of archaeological sites and remains.  It's like stepping into an old history book and using your imagination to see and feel what actually happened during ancient times.  Throughout my recent trip to Italy and Greece I was consistently in amazement at how massive some these structures were and bewildered at how they're still standing after thousands of years.  On my last day in Greece, we went to the Acropolis in Athens.  
The"High City" can be seen from several locations through out the city of Athens and because it's so high up, you can imagine the hike it took to get to the top.  Though this day was particularly scorching, the hike was well worth it! 
Before making our way up, the fashionista in me had to stop for pictures near the olive trees!
I bought this super cute sun hat before the trip and I was so thankful for my hat that day because the sun was literally beating down on us!  
 Thank God for the trees because they offered up a little shade as well!
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 So what kind of teacher would I be if I didn't share a little history about Acropolis with you!?!?   Most of us are familiar with Greek mythology and the city of Athens is named after the Greek goddess, Athena who was the goddess of wisdom, courage, and civilization.  Acropolis was built in honor of her.
This is Propylaea, the entrance to the temple of Athena Nike.  This is the earliest temple built on Acropolis.  Walking up the Propylaea was extremely tricky because the ground still has original marble and it was very slippery.  
Of course the Parthenon is the quintessential Greek monument that most would think of when they think of Acropolis.  I have to admit, by the time I made it to the Parthenon, I was literally burning up so I snapped a picture and made my way back down the hill.  However, from what I did see, it was beautifully constructed with marble.  I can only imagine what it looked like in its prime.
Here is the Erechtheion located on the north side of the Acropolis which was considered very sacred.  According to Greek mythology, this temple was dedicated to Poseidon and Athena. It's said this is where a salt water well was formed after Poseidon struck his trident and where olive trees grew after Athena struck a rock with her spear.  
On the way back down I stopped to behold the Odeon of Herodes Atticus.  Located on a southwest slope of Acropolis, this is a steep slope theater that can house up to 5,000 people for music concerts.  
As a matter of fact, after it's restoration in the 50's, it is still used as a venue for concerts.  Artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Frank Sinatra, and Elton John have performed here.
I seriously, can't hardly wait until I can visit Greece again.  There was so much history and it's an absolutely beautiful country.....and the food is good!  
Have you ever been?  If so what was your favorite place to visit?  If not, where would you want to?
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO

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Hi Dolls,
If you're anything like me, you love breakfast at anytime of day!  I can not count how many times I've made pancakes, bacon, and eggs for dinner!  I mean, you're talking to the girl who eats waffles for a snack!  One of my favorite meals to make for a weekend breakfast or "breakfast at dinner", is a frittata.  Mostly because you can make a frittata with just about anything you have on hand.  It's the perfect solution for leftovers!  You all know I enjoy making meals that are quick, easy, and delicious and one of my favorite fridge staples is the Curly's Kansas City Style Brisket Burnt Ends.  This recipe is made with one of Curly's new RoadTrip Eats BBQ products, which is a perfect way to celebrate Curly's 30th birthday!  If you ask me, I think a 30th birthday is a HUGE milestone, so I decided to make a HUGE dish that will feed up to a family of 4 in 30 minutes or less!  My Curly's Brisket Burnt Ends and Veggie Frittata yields up to 8 servings, requires minimal ingredients, and takes no time at all to prepare.  You'll have a yummy dish on the table for your family by the time Jeopardy ends.
Here is what you'll need:
Ingredients
~ Curly's Kansas City Style Brisket Burnt Ends
~1 small red onion, diced
~1 cup of mushrooms
~9 oz. frozen chopped spinach, drained
~1 medium tomato
~2 cups of Cheddar/Monterrey jack cheese, shredded
~Seasoning of choice
Now for the fun and easy part!
1.)  Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2.)  In a large bowl, beat the eggs together with the seasoning of your choice.  Add a splash of milk. (optional)
3.) In a large skillet, add onion and mushrooms and saute until they've softened.  Once softened add the Curly's Kansas City Style Brisket Burnt Ends to heat and combine with onions and mushrooms.
4.)  After defrosting and draining the spinach, add to the mixture and carefully stir to combine.
5.)  Directly into the skillet with the bbq and veggie mixture, pour eggs and gently stir to combine.
6.) Add cheese and then place tomato slices on top.
7.)  Bake for 25 minutes. 
8.)  As soon as it's done, serve right out of the pan!
Have you ever had a BBQ Burnt End Frittata before?  If not you definitely want to give this recipe a try!  The hickory smoked BBQ sauce on the burnt ends added an incredible flavor to the dish and though frittatas are mostly served at brunch you could easily serve this for dinner with out questions!  You and your family will want to add this dish to the weekly rotation! You can find the Curly's Kansas City Style Brisket Burnt Ends in the refrigerated meat case in you local grocery stores!   If you give this recipe a try please let me know!  I'd love to hear about how much you enjoyed it!  
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored Curly's BBQ.  I was given the product used in this post but my opinions were 100% my own.

Curly's Brisket Burnt Ends & Veggie Frittata

Hi Dolls,
If you're anything like me, you love breakfast at anytime of day!  I can not count how many times I've made pancakes, bacon, and eggs for dinner!  I mean, you're talking to the girl who eats waffles for a snack!  One of my favorite meals to make for a weekend breakfast or "breakfast at dinner", is a frittata.  Mostly because you can make a frittata with just about anything you have on hand.  It's the perfect solution for leftovers!  You all know I enjoy making meals that are quick, easy, and delicious and one of my favorite fridge staples is the Curly's Kansas City Style Brisket Burnt Ends.  This recipe is made with one of Curly's new RoadTrip Eats BBQ products, which is a perfect way to celebrate Curly's 30th birthday!  If you ask me, I think a 30th birthday is a HUGE milestone, so I decided to make a HUGE dish that will feed up to a family of 4 in 30 minutes or less!  My Curly's Brisket Burnt Ends and Veggie Frittata yields up to 8 servings, requires minimal ingredients, and takes no time at all to prepare.  You'll have a yummy dish on the table for your family by the time Jeopardy ends.
Here is what you'll need:
Ingredients
~ Curly's Kansas City Style Brisket Burnt Ends
~1 small red onion, diced
~1 cup of mushrooms
~9 oz. frozen chopped spinach, drained
~1 medium tomato
~2 cups of Cheddar/Monterrey jack cheese, shredded
~Seasoning of choice
Now for the fun and easy part!
1.)  Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2.)  In a large bowl, beat the eggs together with the seasoning of your choice.  Add a splash of milk. (optional)
3.) In a large skillet, add onion and mushrooms and saute until they've softened.  Once softened add the Curly's Kansas City Style Brisket Burnt Ends to heat and combine with onions and mushrooms.
4.)  After defrosting and draining the spinach, add to the mixture and carefully stir to combine.
5.)  Directly into the skillet with the bbq and veggie mixture, pour eggs and gently stir to combine.
6.) Add cheese and then place tomato slices on top.
7.)  Bake for 25 minutes. 
8.)  As soon as it's done, serve right out of the pan!
Have you ever had a BBQ Burnt End Frittata before?  If not you definitely want to give this recipe a try!  The hickory smoked BBQ sauce on the burnt ends added an incredible flavor to the dish and though frittatas are mostly served at brunch you could easily serve this for dinner with out questions!  You and your family will want to add this dish to the weekly rotation! You can find the Curly's Kansas City Style Brisket Burnt Ends in the refrigerated meat case in you local grocery stores!   If you give this recipe a try please let me know!  I'd love to hear about how much you enjoyed it!  
As always, thanks so much for stopping by!
XOXO

Disclosure:  This post was sponsored Curly's BBQ.  I was given the product used in this post but my opinions were 100% my own.

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