A Breath of Fresh Air

There comes a time when we all just need a breath of fresh air.  I am still trying to master the art of meditation and simply have a clear mind of all thoughts but in the meantime, I will continue to do what I know best.  That equating to taking short mental breaks.  Often times we put pressure on ourselves unknowingly and really fail to take time to appreciate and be grateful for what we do have and how far we’ve come.

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I recently traveled to DC with family to celebrate a high school grad.  During the moments over that weekend, there were things that I learned to appreciate and value that much more.  One being spending time with family and the other being to live in the moment and create as many great memories that you can.  I am still working on my greatness and trying to do as much as I can for and with family.  Consequently, I started this blog with family in mind.  Just another way to connect us whether near or far and provide moments or experiences they can share with me.  We all have our own path and have created the ways in which to follow that path but still be mindful a strong foundation is needed to go through your journey; foundation being family and friends.  You always have them to go through the journey together.

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While in DC, I still managed to bring some blog-worthy fits and wanted to share one of them with you.  If you haven’t noticed, I love floral print.  I’ve loved floral print for years and it doesn’t seem to go out of style or lose its trend-worthy looks.  I found this lovely jumper at Target.  Target never fails me.  The new collections they have are very stylish and affordable.  I paired this jumper with my go to natural mules.  I haven’t found a replacement for these shoes yet that can match their comfort so until then, you’ll be seeing these 😊.  The loose fit of this jumper was another win for me.  I’m all about comfort these days so this look was perfect just for that reason alone.  As mentioned before, Lifeofacitygal is a true passion project of mine dedicated to sharing travel experiences, fashion and food adventures; all things that I love.  Hopefully reading this post gave you a breath of fresh air or encouraged you to get just that.  More content coming your way.  Thanks for your continued support!

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The Juke

 

imageAtlanta is the home of a lot of great restaurants. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint in the heart of downtown happens to be one and I’m so glad I decided to take my family here for an outing on my last visit home. There’s nothing like a good ol’ Southern cooked meal and this place doesn’t disappoint.

To start, we decided to have the crawfish tails, fried green tomatoes and their rendition of bacon and eggs; which happened to be the delectable deviled eggs topped with candied bacon. Unfortunately we tackled the appetizers pretty quickly and I was only able to snag a picture of the deviled eggs. For my entree, I went with the half rack of ribs which were absolutely amazing. In the south, you have to have a good mac and cheese as a side so of course I ordered that for my vegetable along with fried okra.

What I love about the south is that home feeling you get anywhere you go. Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint gives a great vibe and the live band adds a special touch as well. While eating, we often stopped to chime in on classics that the band played including songs by the legendary Earth, Wind and Fire and the Gap Band. You have to chime in on these right? It was definitely a great experience and to see the smiles on my family members faces made it that much better. Check out more pics below.

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