Weekly A to Z, July 23rd.
The one from Georgia.
Attempting to battle jet lag this week, we were able to relax and see family (and do plenty of shopping). We ate a fair amount of home-cooked meals — the best! — and spent the rest of the week catching up on some delayed paperwork and other appointments that can only be in person in your home country after two years. #expatlife
Hubs and I snuck out a few times, once to Athens, GA (where we met and started dating in 2001). Eric visited his favorite store, while I checked out a new restaurant, The Place, where I ate my weight in Southern food (pimento bruschetta with bacon, anyone?).
On Thursday, we went over to the Hotel Clermont (IYKYK) for a sneaky night in Atlanta and then enjoyed a degustation at Lazy Betty, with drinks on the rooftop. Full review coming shortly.
Today, we’re off to Portland, Maine, to see my sister and meet my littlest niece!
A quick look at our Q-suite experience on Qatar Airways. The hard product was fab, but there were some soft product failures. Instagram
You can also catch Lindsay and I’s latest for Taste California (the Bonterra was my favorite from our filming session). Instagram
Yes, everything does cost more now. Vox
Didn’t even cross my mind. The Cut
Love this concept. OMAAT
Ready to take this train from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Food and Wine
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How do you decide what to eat on vacation? The Takeout
My ultimate filler word. The Good Trade
How to determine the cost of working with influencers. Foodie Tribe
I’d eat that dirt. Twitter
$800+ per person at Per Se? Eater
Would you eat cell-cultured seafood? The Takeout
Phozilla is coming for you. Eater
Let’s talk about my favorite sauce. The Kitchn
Some ways to be happy. The Atlantic
What deadlines do to lifetimes. New Yorker
Happy to try these carnival donuts from Krispy Kreme. Food and Wine
We’ll be back to Atlanta on Monday, and then finishing out the week with family and trying to soak up all this green (and rain). We depart back to the sandpit next Friday.
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