For the third time this month, unexpected sickness has come to me and tried to take the upper hand. It threatens to throw a wrench in everything, including blogging. I have to admit, though, being confined to my home forced me to knock out a few things on my 12 by 2012 list! I made my bedroom as peaceful, clean and organized as it could be, which put me in the right frame of mind to decorate a bit more. I even read a book cover to cover–Same Kind of Different as Me. It blew me away; I highly recommend it! Now, I’m tentatively saying that I feel better…time to put on my party hat and hit the event circuit this weekend! Here’s what’s going on…if you live in Atlanta, you should check these things out!
First off, tonight from 5-7 is a Pink Party at Gramercy Fine Linens & Furnishings! I’m a huge fan of Gramercy, especially their stunning bedding. Tonight’s chic soiree will benefit The Doris Shaheen Breast Health Center at Piedmont Hospital. All merchandise tonight is 20% off, with a portion of the proceeds going to this worthy cause. There will be yummy drinks, cupcakes from Highland Bakery (my favorite brunch place in all of Atlanta, btw) and fabulous giveaways. How could you stay away? Come on out tonight!
Tomorrow I’m hitting up one of my favorite gift boutiques, Peridot Distinctive Gifts, for their 23rd birthday party. I heart this shop for so many reasons: their wonderful selection of gifts (boutiques in old 2-story houses are my fave), their great customer service–23 years is longevity people–and the fact that they’re always throwing fun parties and sale events! Tomorrow all merchandise will be 23% off, there’s dinner from the Good Food Truck, Firefly drinks, bluegrass music from The Dappled Grays, styling by the adorable Ginny Branch, and a photo booth so amazing I’ve only heard hints and whispers of what it will be. RSVPs may be full at this point, but I’ll be putting on my investigative journalist hat to report back next week about all the fun festivities and the goods Peridot has to offer.
Finally, on Sunday, I’m heading to the Country Living Fair at Stone Mountain Park. I missed the event last year, so I’m excited to visit for the first time. As a native Atlantan, Stone Mountain was a fixture of my childhood, and it’s the perfect backdrop for a folksy craft fair on what should be a beautiful fall day. My relationships with the handmade crafting community really got this blog off the ground, and I hope to see some familiar faces at the booths!