Top Things To Do In Atlanta This February

See one of the amazing Super Bowl concerts at Bud Light Super Bowl Music FestNow through February 2nd (tickets $70+)

See the last few weeks of Infinity Mirrors at the High Museum. Now through February 17th (tickets $25+)

Have ice cream for breakfast while supporting She Should Run at Jeni's ice cream. February 2nd (free entry)

Take on Atlanta Winter Beer Fest's 150+ beers at Atlantic Station. February 2nd (tickets $40+)

If you've got money to blow, support our city at Super Bowl LIIIFebruary 3rd (tickets $3,000+)

Celebrate Mardi Gras with a pub crawl in the Highlands or MidtownFebruary 9th (tickets $12.50+)

Head over to Scofflaw for Oyster Co's newest debut, A Little Nauti Food TruckFebruary 9th (free entry)

Try a cider + doughnut pairing at Urban Tree CideryFebruary 9th (free entry)

Kick off oyster season with Park Tavern at OyesterfestFebruary 9th (tickets $15)

Browse local art while sipping on Kombucha and snacking on great food at Cultured SouthFebruary 9th-10th (free entry)

Help SweetWater celebrate their 22nd anniversary with tunes and beer. February 16th (tickets $34+)

Check out some local art while sipping on Monday Night beer at the Atlanta Happenings Art ShowFebruary 27th (tickets $15)

Cheer on Atlanta United against CS Herediano in the Championships League. February 28th (tickets $94+)

Dragon Fruit Smoothie Bowl x Califia Farms

serves 1

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Mine was filled with all my favorite people, so it was absolutely amazing. Can you believe they are calling for snow tomorrow?! I am suppose to be driving up to Knoxville for work, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. Well, at least I can get more work done from home and be with Gracie to play in the snow!

What You Need
1/2 cup Califia Farms dairy free yogurt, unsweetened
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
One Dragon Fruit Smoothie packet (I bought these at Sprouts)
1 scoop collagen
1 TSP XCT oil
1 frozen banana, chopped

Toppings
Granola
Honey
Blood oranges
Hemp seeds

Directions
1. Place all of the ingredients into your food processor.
2. Process on low speed until combined and a smoothie forms.
3. Pour into your desired serving dish and add your toppings. Enjoy!

Califia Farms provided product for this post. 

Busy Weekend Ahead!

Happy Friday! I am so excited the weekend is here, because it was a busy week. Work has been crazy lately, but I am not complaining. It helps the week go by quicker! This weekend will be a great one filled with good food, lots of friends and hopefully a little down time. Other than that, i'll be getting work done around the condo. It is slowly but surely coming together and I can't wait to share it with you all once it is complete (or at least mostly complete)! 

What are y'all up to this weekend?

xxxx


Here are some upcoming grocery store trends that I am very excited about. 

Costco has some new trendy items hitting the shelf this month. 

Static hair driving you crazy? Here are some great tips to combat it. 


See what is going on in Atlanta this weekend.

Weekend Dish Recommendation: Savory Sweet Potato Waffles

Net-A-Porter has up to 80% off clearance.
Some of my favorites: this red camisole, this striped jersey tee and this bikini

Rust Flare Pants x Button Down




Flare pants that work for both work and play are my absolute favorite! They dress up any outfit and make you look more chic with minimal effort. They are also very comfy, so it's a win win! I've linked some similar options below. 

Hello Weekend!

Whew, what a crazy week it has been. I don't think I have been this exhausted in a while! Luckily, I got to sleep in a little this morning so I could finally catch up on some sleep. My week was packed with appointments and early mornings, but I am happy it's finally the weekend! Time to relax and spend time with friends, family and Netflix. 

This weekend i'll just be laying low and getting organized! I'm finally going to get my bathroom finished and I can't wait. I haven't had a working sink in my bathroom since I moved in back at the end of November. It is long over due! What are y'all up to this long weekend?!

xxxx


I'm debating on buying these wine wands and reviewing them on here. What do you think?

Start stocking up on these 2019 polish colors now.


Try to implement some of these self-care ideas into your daily routine. 

Weekend Dish Recommendation: Chipotle Honey Drumsticks

Apply for this once and a lifetime opportunity to Italy. I know I will be!

Don't have plans yet for the weekend? Here is what is going on in Atlanta


J. Crew has an extra 70% off select sale styles.
Some of my favorites: this crewneck sweater, this leather passport case and this faux-wrap top.

Revolve has up to 65% off their sale.
Some of my favorites: this sherpa trucker jacket, this Free People tunic and these red cigarette pants.

Product Review: Drybar On The Rocks Charcoal Soap

We've made it halfway through the week and that is something to celebrate! An easy way that I like to treat myself is with a little R&R at home, spa time. I just love trying out a new face mask, taking a bubble bath, going to a yoga class or trying out a new hair product. 

Today, I wanted to share with you a new Drybar product i've started using called On The Rocks charcoal scalp scrub. You apply this product before your shampoo and conditioner, by putting a small amount into your hand and then scrubbing it into the scalp. I scrubbed for about 1 minute and then rinsed it out. 

This product helps get rid of buildup around the scalp, while promoting cell renewal along your roots. After a few uses of this product, I have already noticed my roots are less greasy...and that's a big plus! I don't have to wash my hair as often which is amazing. I mean seriously, ain't nobody got time to wash their hair everyday! 

Grab one for yourself and use code "SYDNEYTEN" to get 10% off your order. Have a happy Wednesday! 

Quinoa Sweet Potato Chili

serves 8-10

What You Need
2 TBS olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
3 small sweet potatoes, diced
1 TSP salt
1 TSP garlic powder
1/2 TSP black pepper
3 TBS chili powder
3 TSP cumin
4 cups vegetable broth, divided
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 can of kidney beans, drained
1 can of black beans, drained
1 can of corn, drained
1 cinnamon stick

Toppings
Avocado
Nutritional yeast
Red pepper flakes
Cilantro
Lime wedges

Directions
1. In a soup pot over medium heat, heat the olive oil and cook the onion for about 5 minutes.
2. Next, add in the sweet potato and spices. Cover with a lid and let cook for 5 more minutes.
3. Pour in 3 cups of the vegetable broth and bring the broth to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add in the quinoa, beans, corn and cinnamon stick. Cover and let cook for 30 minutes.
4. After 30 minutes, check to see if sweet potatoes are done by piercing them with a fork. If they are tender, add in the remaining cup of vegetable broth. If the sweet potatoes are not soft, continue cooking until they are and then add in the vegetable broth. 
5. Mix everything together and you are ready to eat. Add your desired toppings and enjoy!

It's The Weekend!

Wahooo we made it to the weekend! The first full week back after the holidays is always rough. Work was super busy and never ending, but at least it helped make the week go by a little faster! Last night I got to check out the new Canopy by Hilton that just opened in Midtown. It was a super cool, trendy hotel with great amenities and location. They have a bike share program, smart technology throughout the rooms and much more. Their lobby restaurant Xhibit, had delicious bites, drinks and music as well! 

This weekend will be pretty low key for me. For once I have no major plans and can relax and work on getting more things done around my place! What are y'all up to this weekend?

xxxx


Save some money this month with these 5 tips.

If you got an air fryer for Christmas (like me), here are some delicious looking recipes that I can't wait to try. 



Weekend Dish Recommendation: Pork Chop and Veggie Bowl

Go on one of these amazing wellness vacations that are under $1,000.

Check out what's going on in Atlanta this weekend.


Anthropologie has 50% sale.
Some of my favorites: this cozy poncho, this rancher hat and these gold earrings.

Urban Outfitters has up to 40% off home.
Some of my favorites: this eye print, this planter and this nude print.

Teddy Bear x Distressed Denim





I am here for the teddy bear boat trend! It is so cozy and warm, while dressing up any outfit. I found this one from Gap, but they no longer sell it. I have linked some similar options below!

Top Things To Do In Atlanta This January

Skate on top of Ponce City Market before they close down for the season. Now through the 12th (tickets $15 + rooftop admission)

Check out Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors if you haven't already, at the High Museum. Now through 2/17 (sold out, but sell tickets day of)

Do a self-guided street art tour around Atlanta. Now through the 12/31 (free entry)

Get your laugh on at Laugh's and Drafts stand up comedy show. January 11th (tickets $15+)

Get your flow on + mimosas at Hip Hop Yoga's 90's Glow in The Dark YogaJanuary 12th (tickets $25)

Help support the Atlanta Humane Society with the combination of two great things, puppies and yoga. January 13th (tickets $30)

Head over to EAV for their New Years Market filled with vendors, music and bonfires. January 13th (free entry)

Check out the Grant Park Winter Market at Eventide Brewing. Every Sunday in January (free entry)

Try out 50+ wine, beers live music and a DJ at City Winery's Winter Wine FestivalJanuary 19th (tickets $45+)

Get outside and explore our National Parks on this Spring's free day.  January 21st (free entry)

Have a little TBT at Smith's Olde Bar's We're Bringing 90's BackJanuary 25th (tickets $12+)

Happy Friday!

Friday is finally upon us! I know this was a short work week, but it honestly felt pretty long to me. I am happy the weekend is here and that it's actually going to be nice in Atlanta. I am so sick of all this rain and gloominess. It is not how I wanted to start 2019! 

This weekend is going to be a good one. I am having a sleepover with some of my best college friends, trying a new yoga class and just exploring around the city. Hopefully I can also work on some things around my condo! What are y'all up to this weekend?

xxxx


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Some amazing shows are back in 2019.


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Weekend Dish Recommendation: Chocolate Chip Blondie

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Shopbop has an extra 25% off.
Some of my favorites: this light weight jacket, this velvet robe and this pj set.

My 2019 Goals


Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had an amazing and work free past two weeks. Mine was filled with family, friends, food and lots of relaxation. I am now refreshed and ready to tackle 2019! 

At the end of each year, I make a list of resolutions that I want to try and achieve in the upcoming year. I definitely don't always stick to them, but I like attempting to better myself and the world around me in the new year. Let's see how well I can keep up with these!

1. Read more books 
Currently readin: The Woman in Cabin 10. My goal is to read one chapter a night before I go to bed.

2. Don't be a people pleaser
I'll be the first to admit that I am "too nice". I want to try to start standing up for myself more and asking for what I want.

3. Eat cleaner and drink less
Now that the holidays are over, I want to cut back on drinking and restart my non-processed food diet. I feel my best when I eat mostly organic, gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.

4. Finish updating my condo
I still have so much to do and have been putting it off. This year I want to get my never ending list of updates checked off. 

5. Start meditating
I downloaded the Mindfulness and Headspace apps. I have only used Mindfulness so far, but I will switch to Headspace soon to decide which one I like better. I plan on starting each day with guided meditation and taking breaks throughout the day to just breath and be present. 

6. Start a gratitude journal
I ordered the 90-Day Gratitude Journal from Amazon. I want to start focusing more on the positives in my life and starting each day with good vibes. 

7. Kill it at work
If you didn't know, I am a sales rep full time. I sell furniture, lighting, accessories, fabrics, etc. for the hospitality and commercial industry. I work under my mom, but I recently picked up two lines for myself in our market. I want to grow these brands and really start the year off strong. 

8. Grow North of Peachtree's Instagram
I want to continue to grow my Instagram by creating more unique content. I will be scaling back a little from the blog to focus more on this. Instead of posting 5 days a week, I will now be posting 3. I want to spend my time creating quality content instead of quantity.

9. Get 7-8 hours of sleep each night
I have gotten so bad about going to bed later and later and trying to wake up early. I always end up tired and can never catch up on sleep. I want to try and start getting 7-8 hours of sleep each night so that I am more refreshed each morning. 

10. Do yoga once a week
Along with meditation, I want to start implementing yoga into my workout routine. For me, it is very peaceful and helps me destress. I don't go to a fancy gym, so the yoga options are slim. I plan on trying some classes out online and finding a decently priced studio to attend. 

11. Get better at expressing myself and opening up to others
I am a very reserved person when it comes to opening up with my thoughts and feelings. I want to work on communicating that better instead of bottling it up and not addressing the problems at hand. 

12. Stop comparing my life to others
This is so bad, especially on social media. I want to stop comparing myself to others and just live for me.

13. Do one thing a day that gets you out of your comfort zone
I get anxiety from time to time and by doing something I am scared of or that makes me uncomfortable helps ease that. 

14. Disconnect more from social media/technology
I am the worst when it comes to endlessly browsing social media when I am bored and sleeping with my phone next to me at night. I want to try and disconnect for at least an hour a day, 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes before bed. 

15. Stick to your budget
Christmas is over and my bank account is hurting. Time to start sticking to my budget so that I can save money for renovations or a trip.