Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party

12 October 2018

I had the great privilege of attending a real life tea party at Dr. Bombay's with my team at work, complete with scones, mini sandwiches, and other assorted desserts (all of which are not pictured, because I was too present to snap a bunch of photos).

As far as the teas go, the were delicious. We tried four different types:
  • Jasmine Jazz (Green)
  • Orange Blossom (White)
  • Cinnamon Cardamom (Black)
  • Peppermint Chocolate (Rooibos)
All were great, but my favorites were the Cinnamon Cardamom and Peppermint Chocolate. 

Used books line the wall of the shop, all of which are available to purchase for $1. They also have an array of other wearable goodies for sale including classic tea party hats. 

High tea reservations must be booked in advance on their website and are only available at certain times:
  • Tuesday – Friday 3:00pm to 5:30pm
  • Saturday – Sunday 11:00am to 5:30pm
Walk-ins are also encouraged if you'd like to sit and work (free Wi-Fi is always a win) while having a few cups of tea and some scones. It's also worth mentioning that the teas are exclusive to Dr. Bombay's and are not available for purchase anywhere else.


Dr. Bombay's Underwater Tea Party
In Historical Candler Park
1645 McLendon Ave NE
Atlanta, GA, USA 30307


01 October 2018

Doggie vacations, trader joe's fall hauls, collard green egg rolls, lots of chicken salads, Aladdin at the Fox Theatre, North GA State Fair, Sundays at Passion.

That was September.

the ice kitchen

24 September 2018 Kennesaw, GA

On the last day of summer 2018, I had caramel-drizzled espresso ice cream.

With oreo bits mixed in.

Egan's Creek Greenway

10 September 2018 Fernandina Beach, FL

"NOTICE: Alligators are common in Florida including the waterways of Egan's Creek Greenway.

They can be dangerous and should not be approached, frightened or fed. Please give them the respect that they deserve.

Keep your distance."

J and I rented bikes and rode the trails of Egan's Creek Greenway this past weekend. It was stunning. Every bend was filled with lush greenery, colorful butterflies and wildflowers. We were both hot and drenched in sweat after a couple miles, but it was worth it and honestly didn't even feel like a workout.

When we were finishing up, J spotted an alligator in one of the lakes as we rode past. He stopped for a picture and all I could think about was the sign at the beginning. 

"Keep your distance."

So... I kept peddling.

"I won't be able to save you, babe. All I can do is collect the insurance money." -me

what american summers are made of

08 September 2018 Fernandina Beach, FL

Bacon cheeseburgers are what American summers are made of.

Also, why do fried potatoes taste so much better as tots versus french fries?!

(my original review of tasty's is here »»)

beach walks

06 September 2018 Fernandina Beach, FL

Always and forever my favorite summer pastime. ❤️

chocolate pecan cake

05 September 2018

It's been over a year since I posted a recipe I tried and modified, not because I haven't been cooking (I cook at least 4 days out the week) but because I haven't taken the time to photograph the end results. 

This past weekend, I finally picked up a bag of almond flour. The plan was to make a batch of keto dinner rolls, and that's exactly what I did - not because I'm on the keto diet but because they sounded delicious. They were, in fact, delicious (I used this recipe), and I have every intention to remake them and snap a few pics soon, but today I'm sharing the end result of a different recipe: Chocolate Almond Cake.

a few fun facts about myself

04 September 2018

You know how as you get older you start to become more cognizant of your little habits and quirks? Maybe it's just me, but I'm starting to appreciate the little things about my personality that make me unique. In honor of that self appreciation, I'm sharing a few fun facts about myself, because what better place to talk about myself than on my blog.

Many of these are food related, and some are deeper than others. All are random.

ginger peach sangria

03 September 2018

I mentioned in my August post that I've been loving this homemade ginger peach sangria lately, and I've decided to document the ingredients and (loose) recipe here for me to remember in the future.

A few weeks ago I looked at my super easy homemade iced latte post from four (!!) years ago and remembered how much I loved that drink and need to resurrect it in my kitchen. So, for the good of my future self who may be looking back four years from now, here it goes.

did I even do anything (august)

31 August 2018

If I go out and have a life, but don't photograph it, do I really even have a life? I went to draft this post and realized how few pictures I took this month.

Where did my time go?

Why is my memory card empty?

Did I even do anything?

Filter the Fluff, Vol 7 - Girl Power

22 August 2018

I'm back for another edition of filter the fluff! Every now and then, I come across really well-written pieces on the interwebs and get the urge to share. My only criteria is that each article is thought-provoking in some way.

I was thumbing through my bookmarks today and realized I have a few favorites that all center around the theme of womanhood in relation to career, food, and faith. Let's get to it.

monday morning blog thoughts

20 August 2018

~ Where do I go to find more blogs by people who don't blog for a living? I need a Bloglovin' alternative that doesn't show me posts from the same popular 14 bloggers over and over again. One that's just for us non-full-time-influencers who are on a career path that doesn't include sponsored instagram posts and international travel every other weekend. For those of us who cherish vacation in a different way because there's a regular routine waiting for us when we get back home. Where are all my people at?

~ Blogger's comment notification system randomly stopped working a couple months ago, and I never knew. One day recently I was updating my layout and came across a whole bunch of comments I had missed. The problem is now fixed, but I still feel bad for responding weeks later. Sorry! If you're reading this it's not too late.

~ Speaking of blog layouts, it's so difficult to find simple/minimal blog designs these days. All the new templates out there are nicer and fancier than the actual content being posted on the blogs. They have all these special features and sections that are frankly just doing the most in my opinion. It used to be necessary to code a blog template if you wanted a fancier layout. Now? I had to code the template because I wanted a simpler one. :/

These last few weeks of summer

14 August 2018 Avondale Estates, GA

I'm hearing lots of chatter lately about fall, and how autumn can't come fast enough, and I am here to object.

Enjoy these last few weeks of summer while you can.

Sarah Jean's

13 August 2018 Marietta, GA

My first visit to Sarah Jeans was over five years ago, and it quickly became my favorite ice cream shops around town - better than Jeni's Splendid, better than Queen of Cream, and better than Kilwins, all of which are considered some of the best spots in town for a creamy, churned dessert. They don't have fancy toppings, chocolate coated cones or anything super special. They keep it simple. It's just good, old-fashioned ice cream.

That summer five years ago, I visited Sarah Jean's multiple times - and many times that fall and winter as well. I would drive out of my way and deal with the headache-inducing parking at the Marietta Square just for a banana split. Also, their coffee and salted caramel flavors paired together taste like a caramel macchiato - so good!

These days, I'm less of an ice cream fanatic. Before this weekend, I hadn't been to Sarah Jeans in a couple years, but when I stepped inside it was just as I remembered. I was mentally transported to the days when I'd make the trek to the square after work for a post-dinner treat. Their coffee and salted caramel ice cream flavors taste exactly the same, and I pray they never change.


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