I had two more posts on my to-do list/calendar to write last week, but man was last week cuh-razy! The March madness has begun with everyone trying to get in parent conferences at school, our state writing test being taken, our principal announcing that she is retiring, one of our sons having some oral surgery, our daughter coming home for spring break (with a truck load of laundry!), and our oldest child having his birthday on Friday…oh and my being outside in the rain in 33 degree weather unloading cars several mornings. (What happened to our 70 degree spring like weather last week????) Okay deep breath now….We all needed to celebrate simply making it through last week. So to celebrate his birthday (the real reason for celebration) our son chose for us to go to Atlanta for a couple of meals and a movie on Saturday. (And I insisted we do just a little shopping while we were there.)
He had never eaten at the General Muir, but our other son had, and he recommended it. I had also written a post on it here last summer.
So off we all went to have brunch there. Our table was the round one closest to the kitchen in the photo above. We came in the side door by the deli.
Of course I loved that gorgeous black and white check floor and the big wooden table there!
Look around some more…
and then take a look at the menu.
One of our sons started with a cappuccino.
Now here are all the entrees we had. My husband and our daughter both had burgers.
Cappuccino boy had a Reuben.
I tried their French toast with roasted bananas. (It was delicious!)
And birthday boy had an omelet with lots of horseradish sauce on it.
And for dessert we all shared these luscious cheesecakes (German chocolate and New York.)
After brunch we went across town to see a Japanese animated film. (I wanted to see Mr. Peabody and Sherman, but this was our son’s choice…The Wind Rises.) Then we headed to Lenox Square for some shopping. The next few photos were with my cell phone, so I apologize for their lack of quality and abundance of blurriness. It would have embarrassed my kids for me to lug around the Canon in the mall.
The Williams Sonoma store had Easter displays and many “lemon” things out for the spring season. Isn’t the forsythia pretty on this table?
I also ran through the Pottery Barn kids store looking at their Easter table display.
Obviously this next photo is not one I took, but it will give you an idea of all the precious Beatrix Potter items they have available in their store. (I sure wish they had all of this when our children were small.)
The Beatrix Potter tablecloth was especially charming.
The main item I wanted to find was supposed to be at Pottery Barn. I had been looking for these bunny plates – either in the green or the yellow. In the catalog, it said they were not available to order online.
But when I scoured the store, they had only 3 in yellow and 6 in pink. (I didn’t need pink.) So I am afraid my brain will have to come up with something different for our Easter table.
The Pottery Barn at Lenox is huge – 2 floors of goodness! I did look at their towels and many other things.
The C Wonder store (started by Tory Burch’s ex-husband) is right across from the Pottery Barn at Lenox. It is an amazingly colorful, whimsical store full of bright designs. That was the very first time I had been in it, and I was in wide eyed wonder. You can’t be anything but happy in a place like that. And the prices are much less than what you find in Tory Burch’s merchandise.
It has women’s clothing, jewelry, shoes, stationery, and some home goods.
They even had things for pets and bicycles.
There were so many cute things to see in there, but I had the whole family with me, and I didn’t want to make them wait. So I am looking online at their website to see what I want to order.
After shopping at Lenox we went to dinner at a Korean Southern diner called Sobban. (The birthday boy’s choice again.) Here is the menu:
Everyone else got some kind of entree in a sauce, but I was still so full from lunch I just had their roasted beet salad.
It was pretty good, but I like the beet salads at Parish or Murphy’s better. The guys really liked their dishes and want to return. The people that run this Korean restaurant also run my very favorite barbeque place - Heirloom Market. I was disappointed that they did not have any of their bbq on the menu at their new place. If you are ever on the north side of Atlanta near the Chattahoochee River, I hope you try the bbq at Heirloom. It is a super tiny place (with horrible parking!), but the food is divine.
And that was our Saturday after our crazy week. I attended the funeral for the father-in-law of one of my friends this afternoon (also the grandfather of one of our daughter’s friends.) It was a very uplifting service with beautiful music for a very kind man.
Hopefully this week will be a little less demanding..but you never know about March madness. It’s not just for basketball! And those two posts that were on my list for last week will be coming to you this week…fingers crossed.I did manage to reply to all of your comments on the closet post (thank you thank you!) but I did not get the replies out in email form. So if you left a comment last week, please check back at the post to read my reply.
Hope your week is a good one full of bright beautiful spring days! To get you started here is a fun little video for you from C. Wonder.Enjoy!
What did you do this weekend?