Thursday, January 21, 2010


For those of you who enjoy the never ending wonders associated with the iphone, I share with you this fun site. It's called iMakeMyCase and it provides a blank slate or artist created graphics for you to build your own iphone case. It's also fun to play with just to see what you can make. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Chair Envy

I pretty much love any cozy place that I can curl up under a blanket with a book or just to take a nap. I've had a traditional round papasan chair for years that I love, but it reeeks of college days gone by. I've been on a chair hunt for awhile now. I have a found a few that struck my fancy, but none that I have been willing to throw down major cash for.

On my quest I have run across several things that if I had a bigger wallet and the space to showcase them properly I would own in a heartbeat. Alas these will have to go on the "if I win the lotto list", but they are still pretty to look at.

I have been I do love hammocks. I enjoy them the most in the spring and fall when there is a little chill in the air. Oh sweet heavens that sounds like a marvelous way to spend an afternoon. I ran across these cuties and imagined all the lazy days I could have.
Fatboy® Headdemock: This model comes in 8 amazing colors ranging from this teal to basic black. A luxurious 110" long and wide enough to share. I love it because it isn't made of the rope, which I almost always get a finger or toe caught in - ouch! The price-tag is $399 - not outrageous for something so splendid.
The Outback Cove Chair: I love it. I can't help it. I know it looks like an egg & I love it anyway. At a whopping $1,399 it will remain a distant love.

Rattan Lounge Beds: Lord help me. I was lost in a dream world for a moment. I'm back now. Oh the hours I could waste away in these. Visions of lemonade and wide-brimmed hats are flashing before my very eyes.

That's it. I'm done. This post is officially over. I mean really ... how can you top these?!

Crepe Revolution

Have you heard of this nifty little joint called Crepe Revolution? It is delicious. Double-date night with the Grubbs' on Saturday night landed us here. They were well aware of this treasure, but since we live on the other side of the world it was a first for us. I must say it was more delicious than anticipated.

In addition to the wide variety of choices already available on the brunch, lunch and dinner menus, you can also customize your own crepe in 5 easy steps ...
1: Pick the batter
2: Pick your veggies
3: Pick your meat (or meats if you are so inclined)
4: Pick your cheese (as much as you want!!)
5: Pick your sauce
Done and done.

I would recommend giving Crepe Revolution if you are in the area. The atmosphere is great and the concept is really different. I had the California Turkey and the Katie's Strawberry Blonde. Our sever happened to be the Katie for whom the beverage was named and was a complete spaz. Other than that everything was great. We didn't opt for a dessert crepe on this trip, but I have it on good authority that they are scrumptious. I will be adding this to my growing list of dining options.

Check out their video feature on Atlanta Elite Pass TV.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

IT'S 2010!!

The first month of 2010 is over halfway gone and I have yet to do a new year’s update!! Geez – way to start out on the right foot huh? So far this year has been amazing. I, like most people I know, made some goals for 2010. I won’t bore you with the details of listing them all out. Suffice it to say the overarching theme is health and happiness. Doing things that make my life balanced and enjoyable. I know it will be a struggle for me to reach some of my goals but I feel like I am up for the challenge.

2009 ended in style for the Boatmans! We were fortunate enough to be invited by friends to celebrate the New Year in VEGAS BABY!! It was spectacular. This particular group of friends holds a special place in my heart because we all share a love of two things … laughter and delicious food. This trip was full of both. The added bonus for us was actually celebrating together for Scott's Birthday and for New Year's - that is unheard of for the Boatman's! For the past 5 years work has kept us apart at the stroke of midnight. Our kiss to start another year has traditionally taken place closer to 2 a.m. This year was so much different. On a 38th floor balcony of the Chrysler Tower at New York New York in Las Vegas we watched fireworks sparkle above us and sea of people celebrating below us. It was a magical view and pictures really don’t do it justice.

A huge party on the “Brooklyn Bridge” capped off our evening of merriment. The music was incredible and everyone was having a blast. We threw beads out to the crowd - I can tell you that catching seemed to be a very difficult concept and many a string hurled through the air and subsequently whacked its intended target in the face! Unfortunate for them, funny for everyone else.

There is a beautiful new live, work, play complex in Vegas called The City Center. It is breathtaking. I can’t help it. I am a total nerd when it comes to textiles and d├ęcor. I was absolutely blown away at the level of detail that went into designing this place. You have to see it to believe it. And because I am a total nerd about technology too … check out their website. The virtual tour of the condos is enough to make me gasp aloud. Our evening at Aria just didn’t last long enough. A delicious meal at Jean George’s Steakhouse (I had ate a Kobe Beef Burger that was mouth watering!), followed by the new Cirque show VIVA ELVIS! and then a guided tour of some amenities in the hotel. It was a great vacation and a spectacular way to start a new year. VIVA VEGAS!!