The Grand Gesture

July 24, 2012

It's been a while since my last post, and it's been an even longer while since my last love post. Sorry. I guess I haven't really been feeling the love lately, but something's been stirring in my head for a while, crying to be blogged about.

The Grand Gesture

Ever since Charlotte coined the term on Sex & The City, us women have had a phrase to put with the outstanding act(s) of devotion we seek from the man/men we date, but lets not forget what she called the Grand Gesture: Mr. Big sends Carrie a dozen red roses, for her birthday. Later on we find out that it was actually Mr. Big's secretary who reminded him of the occasion, but still, for argument's sake, he did send the flowers. He did make a gesture of some sort.

Some sort...

One may argue (raises hand) that sending a lady flowers on her birthday doesn't qualify as the Grand Gesture. Nice? Yes. Grand? No. While a bouquet of flowers is about as romantic a birthday gift I've ever received, I never thought it signified anything.

Who was it... John Cusack? In that one movie? Holding a boom box, blasting a love song... in the rain... outside her window? Yeah. That, my dear readers, is a grand gesture. It's my belief that every woman wants her man to actually show the world he wants to be with her. Isn't that the whole point of an extravagant, meticulously detailed wedding ceremony? So that everyone can come and watch the happy couple declare their love for each other. Since that may be too much to ask of a man you've been dating for a few months, the Grand Gesture comes to the rescue.

The thing is, we can't ask for it. In order to qualify as a Grand Gesture, the man has to calculate & execute it on his own, of his own will. Again, look at the John Cusack movie; I really wish I remembered the name, and I can't stop to Google it, lest I lose my train of thought. Sorry.

In today's world, the independent woman stands tall. She asserts her own opinion, pays her own bills, and isn't afraid to make the first move. The way a woman lives her life these days is a Grand Gesture in and of itself. Most of us prove our love for ourselves every minute of every day, so are we not leaving room for our male counterparts to do the same? Or is it that they no longer feel the urge to? Cusack's movie was made in the 80s, I believe, and Sex & The City is circa 1997. Maybe the Grand Gesture died at the turn of the century. If not, "where they do that at?"

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Sweet Samba

July 4, 2012

Ladies, if you live in Atlanta and haven't been acquainted with Sweet Samba, allow me to introduce you. 

I've been going faithfully for about a year, and I was originally attracted to their spa services, specifically their bikini waxes. Unlike other places in town, they a soft wax, which only bonds to the hair, not the skin. This is especially important for our delicate areas! The best part? It's only $35 for first timer brazilian waxers, and the prices stay extremely reasonable after that. I've seen fancy schmancy spas charge upwards $80-$100 for a full wax, which, in my opinion, is outrageous. Sweet Samba provides quality service at fair rates. I've been seen by a few different estheticians, and I'm never disappointed.

While you're waiting, check out the products in the boutique. Their homemade candles & soaps smell amazing.

There are three locations around Atlanta: Midtown, Downtown, & Vinings (my usual spot). They also have student discount available!

Zucca Bar & Pizzeria

It seems my life has been missing some food posts. Enter: Zucca Bar & Pizzeria, coming to my rescue. It's not that I haven't been eating at any good spots. I have, but only your basic, non-blogworthy places. Zucca, however, is a small little pizzeria, worthy of note for its intimacy. The booths even have their own LCD televisions. Maybe they were designed for the couples who are prone to awkward silences.

My amazing & beautiful friend, Laura

I had the Pizza Margherita, and the classic pepperoni is pretty good too. If you're in the mood for some fancy pies, check em' out!

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