On I-75 North somewhere between Florida and Tennessee stands one awesome Georgia rest stop. I suppose it more of a Visitors Center actually, complete with maps, pamphlets, friendly Georgia tourism information agents and exceptionally clean restrooms.
The best part is the comfy chill-out area with flat screen tv and groovy leather sofas complete with lumbar support. I’ve got to admit, it was pretty hard to get back behind the wheel of the rental car after stretching my legs in such a swanky rest stop.
If only I could remember exactly where it is, so that I could be sure to stop back by during my next road trip. Thanks to this place, I’ve definitely “got Georgia on my mind.”
Have you come across any awesome rest areas on your recent road trips?
Today is Easter Monday, also known as Bright Monday or Renewal Monday.
Easter Monday is observed in many areas around the world including Canada, Poland and France. In these countries you’ll find lots of people off from work and out in their neighborhoods enjoying traditions such as Divine Liturgies, religious processions and feasting with family and friends.
My favorite way to spend Easter Monday? Checking out amazing Easter trees on Pinterest. It’s not exactly a tradition, but it is crazy addictive! What’s your favorite Easter activity or tradition?
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My Brooklynite bestie from high school would be the first to point out that New York City is not exactly my most favorite city in the world—sorry New York. But I will have to admit that I do love this chair with its throw pillow featuring the New York skyline. It would be awesome in a room featuring a similarly styled San Francisco chair along side a Paris sofa. I am confident that both of those exist somewhere.
Which brings to mind a question. How come we never see home furnishings inspired by cities like, say, Peoria Illinois, Butte Montana, or Lizard Lick North Carolina?
So, tell me, what city would you like to sit on?
“I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.” ~Emma Goldman
Are you a jetsetter obsessed with Chocolate? Luckily, you are not alone. Designer Karl Lagerfeld created this ALL chocolate hotel suite with the help of Chocolatier Patrick Roger. The chocolate super-duo reportedly used more than 10 tons of Magnum Chocolate for a 2011 promotion at La Reserve Hotel in Paris, France.
The Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Dorset is run by British choco-preneurs Gerry and Roo. Along with their chocolate fountain rental, cocoa centric corporate team building, and truffle making workshop biz, they run a 15 room B&B which includes daily chocolate tastings and a homemade breakfast.
Are you a eco-conscious chocolate lover? How about trying out a fair-trade cacao tour in the Dominican Republic? They offer a half-a-day educational tour from the plantations to the processing plant. After a tasty Dominican lunch, they will also teach you how to make your own chocolate straight from the beans. Homestay and other excursions are also available.
Cocoa active? There are plenty of Chocolate Walking and Eating Tours available in all sorts of amazing cities like Chicago, NYC, Boston and the home of Belgian Chocolate, Brussels. These tours usually last 2-3 hours and give you an opportunity to learn while walking off what you eat!
What’s your favorite way to indulge in chocolate??