2.28.2011

Sweet, Sweet, Johnes

Johnes Sawyer, the manager at Cafe' M inside the MMFA was taken from us this past Saturday morning. For the short time I was employed by the Museum, Johnes was such a joy to be around. I can still hear him say, "Girl,you so crazy!". He had a love for all of his customers, and had that same love for his job. For many people, Johnes was the reason they came to the Museum. His laugh was contagious! Johnes also worked for the caterer, Jenny Weller. When I decided she had to do the food for our wedding, I also insisted Johnes had to be there, too. He was more of a hit than the food. That's how he was though, people just loved him! I wish all of you could have known Johnes, he really was something else. Passionate about the arts and was even a little artsy himself. Johnes, you will be missed more than you know!
For those of you who knew Johnes, the artist Kay Jacoby is painting plaques in his honor. All proceeds will go towards helping the family with funeral arrangements. Click here to find out more.

2.14.2011

You Are the Best Thing

Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day! How can you not? The temperatures are spring like! Maybe the fact you can eat chocolate all day and no one will judge you, will help this Monday seem a little less "Mondayish". Sending lots of love to ya'll today! 
Love Love Love!!!


2.08.2011

Victoria Hagan

For Christmas, Taylor gave me a book of Interior Portraits that I can't seem to put down. Victoria Hagan, an Interior Designer based out of New York, has got it going on. Today, I met with a fabric rep who was showing her new designs, which will premier on the 17th. Somewhat obsessed! I thought I would share my excitement with you.

Victoria Hagan



Some of my favorites from her book: 

Victoria Hagan Book Interior Portraits

Victoria Hagan Kitchen


Victoria Hagan Interior Designer

And her furniture?
Victoria Hagan Wing Chair
beautiful.

2.07.2011

Happy Birthday TayPhil!

sweet seats
Taylor's Birthday was this past Thursday-the big 2 4. Since our Birthdays are so close together we thought it would be fun to take a little vaca to Atlanta to celebrate. We got tickets to see the Thrashers play the Calgary Flames at Philips Arena, and we thought we were doing good leaving Birmingham by 3:00, but we did not account for the sleeting rain and ice storm..apparently neither did our local weather man. We still ended up making it in time to see about half the game, unfortunately no big fights broke out like we had hoped. After the game we went to Taco Mac-home to Taylor's favorite meal.

The next morning we hit up the Coca-Cola Museum and the Aquarium, both of which, were thoroughly entertaining. Taylor's highschool buddy, Chris, works at the aquarium so we got to see a little behind-the-scenes action.For lunch? TACO MAC AGAIN. I'm not sure what it is with the Phillip's men, but they sure love restaurants with the word Taco in them.


That night, we ate dinner at the Vortex. They have a really cool atmosphere and some of the best hamburgers around. Using our handy Urban Daddy app (you should download it if you don't have it-fun for big cities) we found an Irish Pub, Ri Ra. Our bartender-actually Irish, made some pretty stout drinks and by the end of the night we knew her life goals and all about her upcoming move to Vegas.

Saturday a.m. we get our stuff together and head out of town, but not before we swing by The Varsity for a chili cheese hot dog, chili cheese hamburger and a frosted orange. What's a frosted orange? Not really sure, but it kinda tastes like an orange creamcicle.



why thank you!

the different continents of coke!

represent!

3D movie

unda tha sea

REALLY big fish

Weirdest feeling being in that tunnel

Getting a little behind the scene action. That's a Whale Shark!



Taylor, you really do mean the world to me. I am so blessed to have you in my life, and look forward to celebrating 24 more Birthdays with you!


Thanks to Adrienne, for watching Lola (for the 2nd weekend in a row) while we enjoyed our bday weekend! Happy 100 days Lola Bear!