Monday, February 27, 2006

Me 'n' Amy

Well, this has been a fun day already, and it's only mid afternoon with lots more hours and events ahead of me!

We went by the box office of the Woodruff Arts Center this morning and purchased tickets to the Quilters Roundtable, which will be held at the High Museum on Sunday March 26th. This will be in conjunction with the opening of the Gee's Bend Quilt exhibit. Many of the quilters will be there, discussing their quilts, telling stories and singing songs.

This photo is of a particularly lovely piece which hangs in the lobby of the box office...has nothing to do with the quilts, but speaks to my heart!

Then we went to my all-time favorite Midtown eating establishment, Metrofresh ( As you can see, the day is delightful...many were eating out on the patio, and they even had the door open so that we could enjoy the beautiful springtime air from inside! We both had a heaping bowl of the veggie soup...Craig indulged in a roll, but I behaved! We had had a huge veggie omelet for breakfast, and are dining out tonight, so we didn't need much!

All the while you've been wondering about Amy...Amy who? What's this about Amy anyway? Well, settle down and I'll tell you! After our wonderfully yummy lunch, we headed up the road to Virginia Highlands and my very favorite of all times Chico's. Craig was being most indulgent to actually go with me (but he did leave me to check out a new gelato shop, which fortunately is not open on Mondays!). As I was trying on a few things, I saw this girl/lady who looked vaguely familiar but I just couldn't place know how that goes, right? Well, it was AMY CARTER!!! Yeah, Jimmy and Rosalyn's girl!!! She was very nice, and of course none of us ever let on that we knew who she was!! I bought a few things, Amy bought a few things, and as I was leaving the store, I leaned in to the manager and asked if that had in fact been Amy..."yes"...she's a Chico's girl too!!

So then we drove on "home" to the condo and I snapped a few photos along the way for you. Here we go:

Piedmont Park along 10th Street, with the Midtown skyline in the background. I just love it!!!

The "world famous" Flying Biscuit, at the corner of 10th and Piedmont....normally there is a line of folks waiting to get in, especially for weekend breakfasts.

When I cannot get my steamer from my friend Chris at the "Little Yellow Coffee Shop" in Gainesville, Caribou will just have to do! And next door is the trendy flower shop "Twelve" from which Kristin's bridal bouquet came, and those of her attendants. It is a wonderful place to just browse!

Then we took Barker for a walk through the "hood", and here are a few of my favorite Midtown homes:

front view above

side view below

The white blossoms of this Bradford Pear against the blue sky was just too much to overlook! There are some lovely pansies in the side garden too....can you see them? I'm not that crazy about the house, but the tree and the pansies are cool!

OK, that's it for now. We are off to meet some friends for dinner and an evening program. Perhaps more later.

Enjoy your day!!!


Martha said...

I loved hearing about you day all around midtown. Atlanta is a beautiful city and midtown is my favorite place to live. Cheers for Midtown. Let's see if we can get some discussion going about our favorite parts of the city.
Plus remember I am the one who told you about Metrofresh.

Judy said...

Yes, yes, yes! I will be forever indebted to you, Martha, for introducing me/us to Metrofresh. It is the best!! And I hear that Mitchell will be out of town this weekend, so we need to take advantage!! LOL
Is there any other place to live in Atlanta aside from Midtown? I doubt it! Now Gail may disagree with us, but I'm sure that Rhea is in agreement. What about Habiba? Habiba, what is your vote? Anyone else care to comment? It's an open forum here.