Trapped in a Daydream: A Seonghwa Birthday Cafe Event at Oolong Bubble Teahouse – Kennesaw, Georgia – 04/03/2021

Our second K-Pop Fan Event for the day was another Birthday Celebration for Seonghwa from the group ATEEZ. Hosted at…

Hands Down, THE Best Sushi… Our Absolute Favorite FOREVER – Yuka Roll & Pho – Suwanee, Georgia – 04/03/2021

We have literally been eating here three times a week. And, honestly, if I could eat here EVERY day…. I…

Happy Birthday Seonghwa and Yunho! K-Pop Group ATEEZ Birthday Cup Sleeve Event at Boba Tea Tok – Duluth, Georgia – 04/03/2021

In the K-Pop music industry, fans worldwide will host local events to celebrate their favorite artists’ birthdays and special events,…

Cafe Blue Coffee Roasters – Duluth, Georgia – 03/14/2021

Cafe Blue Coffee Roasters in Duluth, Georgia is a newer coffee shop in Gwinnett County, opened in early 2020. They…

Hiking the Ivy Creek Greenway from The Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center to the Woodward Mill Historic Site and Beyond – Buford, Georgia – 03/14/2021

Gwinnett County boasts an extensive park system with lots of hiking and trails. In the Buford area, The Gwinnett Environmental…

My Cocoa Cup Overfloweth – Athens, Georgia – 03/14/2021

Okay, so there is a reason I’m not actually employed as a barista of any sorts. I’m just a mom……

An Art Walk Through Decatur – Decatur, Georgia – 03/05/2021

As kids get older, the travel destinations change a bit. You don’t spend as much time exploring kids’ museums or…

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar (A Filming Location for the Movie Love, Simon) – Decatur, Georgia – 03/05/2021

We’ve been on a bit of a kick lately, checking out movie and television filming locations around the Atlanta-ish area….

Valentine’s Treats from Hansel and Gretel Bakery – Suwanee, Georgia – 02/13/2021

Trillian and I spent the day shopping for some yummy Valentine’s Day treats for the gang! Hansel and Gretel Bakery…

A Stroll Through Downtown Helen – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

It was a little cold… And a lot wet… But, that didn’t stop us from grabbing a hot drink, and…

Love Locks on the Chattahoochee River – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

How fitting for our Valentine’s Day Shopping Trip in Helen, Georgia, that we come across a bridge full of Love…

Hot Drinks for the Cold Weather – Yonah Coffee Company – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

After we finished our Valentine’s shopping, we grabbed a Honey Vanilla latte from Yonah Coffee Company to keep our hands…

Valentine’s Shopping at Hansel & Gretel Candy Kitchen – Helen, Georgia – 02/12/2021

We’re making the rounds to several local chocolatiers and candy kitchens to celebrate this Valentine’s Day! In Helen, Georgia, you…

School Bus Graveyard 2021 – Alto, Georgia – 02/12/2021

Since the last time we visited the School Bus Graveyard in January of 2020, we’ve been wondering if the art…

A Walk Around Hillsboro Village – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/26/2021

On our trips to Nashville now, we are trying to spend more time exploring the individual neighborhoods of the city….

A Hidden Graffiti Alley in Belmont – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/26/2021

One of the things about street art that will keep you on your toes as you are exploring, is that…

Bubble Tea at Cuckoo’s Cafe – Duluth, Georgia – 01/15/2021

One of the newest Bubble Tea Cafes on the scene in Gwinnett County is Cuckoo’s Cafe, located on Steve Reynolds…

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Rose and Lavender Lattes from Hendershot’s Coffee/Bar/Music – Athens, Georgia – 01/11/2021

Hendershot’s Coffee/Bar/Music is an Athens Institution, indeed! From hot floral lattes with housemade syrups, and cozy herbal teas, to boldly…

Homemade Vegan Waffles with Cranberry Syrup, Blackberry Jam, and Fruit – Athens, Georgia 12/21/2020

Breakfast this morning was a spread of homemade vegan waffles, with Wisconsin Cranberry Syrup, and Tennessee Mennonite Blackberry Jam; and…

…And a Rose Milk Tea for Trillian from Cafe Mozart Bakery – Suwanee, Georgia 12/20/2020

After a day of Alysia and I running our errands, we enjoyed sushi from Yu-ka Sushi Bar Roll & Pho,…

BuzyBites Cupcakes – Alpharetta, Georgia – 12/18/2020

Northpoint Mall in Alpharetta hosted a local business expo this weekend. We found several great vendors, including one young entrepreneur…

Another Day Another Ding – Ding Tea Taiwanese Tea House – Suwanee, Georgia – 12/12/2020

Another day, another Ding! Yes! I think we might like this place! Ding Tea Suwanee, and all of the Ding…

Byrd’s Famous Cookies River Street Location – Savannah, Georgia – 12/08/2020

One of our favorite destinations in Savannah, Georgia, is, of course, strolling down River Street, perusing shops and restaurants, and…

Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie at Pie Bar – Woodstock, Georgia – 12/05/2020

I’ve been exploring a lot of smaller cities and towns around the Atlanta area. Today’s adventures brought me to the…

Rose Milk Tea and a Slice of Sweet Potato Cake from Cafe Mozart Bakery – Suwanee, Georgia 12/03/02020

Another regular stop of ours lately has been Cafe Mozart Bakery in Suwanee. On weekdays they often have a special…

Blueberry Bubble Tea with Golden Boba from Ding Tea – Suwanee, Georgia – 12/03/2020

We’ve been hitting up Ding Tea quite a bit lately. And for good reason. They have quite the selection of…

Freezing Innocence – Athens, Georgia – 12/02/2020

It doesn’t often get too terribly cold in Georgia. Obviously, mild winters are a major draw of living or vacationing…

Virginia is for Lovers – Virginia Welcome Center – Bristol, Virginia – 11/23/2020

Virginia is for Lovers! Welcome to Virginia! Virginia Welcome Center and Rest Area along Interstate 81 Northbound

City Seekers: Exploring Sugar Hill, Georgia

Sugar Hill, Georgia, just north of Buford, on the way to Cumming, is a unique little town with a GREAT…

Yay! We Found Ah Boong at 2 PLUS 2 Bubble Tea + Ice Cream – Suwanee, Georgia – 11/18/2020

We first experienced Ah Boong in Koreatown Los Angeles last December, and I thought it was the cutest thing ever!…

Bubble Tea at 2 PLUS 2 Bubble Tea + Ice Cream – Suwanee, Georgia – 11/18/2020

We’ve had a bit of a challenge recently finding Bubble Tea Shops that offer dairy free drinks, or milk alternatives…

Sushi Cafe Duluth – Duluth, Georgia – 11/18/2020

Alysia and I decided to make a Girls’ Night Out for the two of us. We knew we wanted to…

Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

So many great artists, and so many fun, inspiring, and thoughtful creations… Next time you are in East Tennessee, be…

Follow Your Bliss by Curtis Glover – Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Follow Your Bliss by Curtis Glover is another beautiful and inspirational piece along the walls of Strong Alley. Curtis stays…

’71 Super Bug by Cody Swaggerty – Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Cody Swaggerty is an artist making waves in Strong Alley, and ALL over Knoxville, Tennessee and beyond! Many of the…

Not Kansas: The 865 Robot – Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

We’re filing Not Kansas: The 865 Robot under our growing collection of awesome Robot Street Art! I’m not sure of…

Save the Bees Rainbow Mandala by Chance Losher aka Professor Rainbow – Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Local Knoxville Artist Chance Losher, better known as Professor Rainbow, has worked hard to bring this lovely piece to Strong…

The Queen of East Tennessee: Dolly Parton Mural in Strong Alley by Colton Valentine and Megan Lingerfelt – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Originally painted by Colton Valentine of San Antonio, and restored by Megan Lingerfelt of Knoxville, The Queen of East Tennessee,…

Cassiopeia by Addison Karl – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Knoxville, Tennessee has an incredible amount of street art. Strong Alley / Graffiti Alley was actually one of my earliest…

Random Bits of Downtown Knoxville – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Sometimes you just take pictures of stuff! And Knoxville does have some pretty cool stuff! Click on any photo to…

K-Brew Coffee & Bagels – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Since we missed the supply of Vegan Doughnuts at Status Dough, we were still on the lookout for a Vegan-Friendly…

Quick Doughnut Run to Status Dough – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Status Dough Artisinal Doughnuts & Coffee normally does offer Vegan Doughnuts; but we just missed them today, as the customer…

Wet Autumn Colors in Knoxville – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Tennessee will always be one of the more beautiful places, particularly in the Southern US, to experience the Fall Colors….

Drinks and Desserts from Cafe Mozart Bakery – Suwanee, Georgia – 10/15/2020

We are working our way through trying all of the Korean Bakeries located in Gwinnett County. Cafe Mozart Bakery, with…

A Few Cold Drinks for the Road – H-Mart – Suwanee, Georgia – 10/15/2020

After a LONG afternoon checking out aisle after aisle of amazing international food products at H-Mart Korean Grocery Store in…

Exploring H-Mart Korean Grocery Store! – Suwanee, Georgia – 10/15/2020

The variety here at H-Mart Korean Grocery Store is incredible! They have a few things we are familiar with, of…

Do or Do Not… There is No Try by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

But, wait, there’s more? Just when you think you found all of the murals by The Artist Seven in the…

Goddess Maya by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

When heading East on Brainerd Road in Chattanooga, you go through the Missionary Ridge Tunnel, and this STUNNING piece, Goddess…

African Woodcarving and the Snake Staff by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

These beautiful murals by The Artist Seven include African Woodcarving and the Snake Staff. Just East of the Missionary Ridge Tunnel…

Native American Woman by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

Another of our favorite street art murals, is Native American Woman by The Artist Seven. The brilliant colors tell such…

Shatter the Matrix by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

Just East of the Missionary Ridge Tunnel along Brainerd Road, you can find several gorgeous pieces by The Artist Seven! I believe…

Dimensional Evolution by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

At this point in the Urban Canvas Street Art Game, I’d have to say The Artist Seven is pretty much…

Southern Squeeze Plant-Based Kitchen – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

We’re always on the lookout for Plant-Based Food options, particularly for smoothie bowls and juices! Southern Squeeze has been on…

Pad Thai, Tofu, Spring Rolls, and Thai Milk Tea – Saigon Cafe – Alpharetta, GA – 10/09/2020

There are lots of good places for Asian food in the Atlanta suburbs. The greatest concentration of choices lies between…

Gummy Bears at Lolli & Pops – North Point Mall – Alpharetta, Georgia – 10/09/2020

Gummy Bears seem to be all the rage these days, but they are one classic treat that we ALWAYS enjoy!…

White Grape Mojito, Taro Milk Tea, and a Misugaru Latte at Coffee House Basso – Lawrenceville / Suwanee / Duluth, Georgia – 06/24/2020

We are fortunate to have such a vibrant Asian community not too terribly far from Athens! In the Lawrenceville/Suwanee/Duluth areas…

Yu-ka Sushi Bar Roll & Pho – Lawrenceville / Suwanee / Duluth, Georgia – 06/24/2020

Living in a pandemic world, it isn’t always easy to get the best pictures of To-Go Orders. But, even if…

Strawberry Acai Bowl and a Front Porch Cold Brew from Poet’s South – Cookeville, Tennessee – 06/15/2020

On a hot summer day, you need a cool, fun, and healthy treat! At Poet’s South in Cookeville, a Seasonal…

Summer Drink Specials at Sweet Boba Cafe – Cookeville, Tennessee – 06/18/2020

One of the newer shops on the Boba scene in Cookeville, Tennessee is Sweet Boba Cafe. We love the bright…

Anna Ruby Falls Trail Hike – Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests – Helen, Georgia – 06/13/2020

When visiting North Georgia, make sure you take in some gorgeous forest scenery on your way to a beautiful waterfall!…

A Vegan Picnic in the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests – Helen, Georgia – 06/13/2020

When your daughter is a very creative vegan chef, you are overwhelmingly fortunate to regularly enjoy such lovely meals! She…

Home-Baked Vegan Blueberry Muffins – Athens, Georgia – 06/12/2020

After our trip to Damn Good Dawg Farms in Watkinsville, Georgia for a little Blueberry Picking, we’ve been having a…

Lunch: Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Pita and Spicy Hummus with Fresh Cucumbers – Athens, Georgia – 06/12/2020

Another lovely lunch from T’s Kitchen! Trader Joe’s Whole Grain Pita and Spicy Hummus with Fresh Cucumbers Yum! Vegetarian, Vegan,…

A Walk in the Yard – Athens, Georgia – 06/12/2020

‘Tis the season for pretties to be growing in the yard! We actually think most of these were seeds from…