There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than getting together with friends. This weekend my husband and I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a 40th surprise birthday celebration for a friend of ours. It was so sweet how his wife orchestrated a beautiful event with friends and family from all over. The guest of honor was truly surprised and expressed his gratitude to all of the guests that came from near and far to celebrate his day.
When it comes to parties, you can’t go wrong with a slick, all-black ensemble. After much consideration, I elected to wear this black faux leather peplum top with this skirt which really accented the faux leather panels on the skirt. I was inspired by some great advice I received from Clinton Kelly himself a few weeks ago on what to pair with a midi pencil skirt. You can read about the event with Clinton Kelly in my previous post.
All in all it was a great night and I’m looking forward to more upcoming holiday soirees
I often have trouble getting into the holiday spirit. It could be because stores began setting out holiday decor and products around Halloween or the fact that Thanksgiving is so overshadowed by Black Friday sales. Maybe it’s the fact that holiday music is played starting in early November so by the time Christmas rolls around I’m sick of it already. Whatever the reason, it gets harder for me every year to shake off the grinch feeling. A few weeks ago I was playing a tennis match in Piedmont Park and caught a glimpse of the light display in the Atlanta Botanical Garden. I went home and did some online research and decided to check it out.
This past Friday my husband and I had our date night at the Garden in the Lights. It was both of ours first time to the Atlanta Botanical Garden and it was definitely a sight to see.
We went during peak hours so there were plenty of families and couples out to enjoy the magical display on a not-so-cold night.
I was thoroughly impressed with decor of the grounds. It was literally like walking through a winter wonderland with music, hot drinks, and even fireplaces to make your own s’mores.