Summer used to be my favorite time of year…that is until I became an adult and had to stay inside like a vampire for 9+ hours a day. Growing up sucks sometimes. On the flip side, however, occasionally I will put my work aside and get some fresh air. Atlanta is now my stomping grounds with so many awesome places to eat, drink and explore. Let me show you how to have the perfect summer staycation in my neck of the woods.
White Water Creek Trail
6 Whitewater Trl NW, Atlanta, GA 30327
This place my boyfriend recently discovered and it is a dog lovers paradise. Parking can be a little tricky…but grab your pups, a cooler and some water shoes and hit this dog beach! Okay, not technically a beach because there are little pebbles everywhere that kind of hurt, but close enough. Since the closest beach to us is about 5 hours, this will do for now. We bring lawn chairs, a cooler full of snacks and beer and watch as the pups frolic in the water.
First off, I got so many compliments wearing my Jord watch. The wood trim and big face makes it the perfect indoor/outdoor accessory. I like to think I am more in touch with nature wearing it haha. Although you can get splashed on…I do not recommend submerging or getting it too damp. You do not want the quality to go down because you decided to pet every dog that walked by.
On a sunny afternoon, you could spend hours just relaxing, catching up on your favorite book, or simply taking in the atmosphere. I like to spend my free time guzzling a whole bottle of wine which actually…
Fun Fact: The red tumbler you see down below from Sam’s Club can hold ALMOST an entire bottle of wine. You’re welcome.
My Jord watch was always there to remind me that it’s 5’oclock somewhere right? And not to feel guilty if you were downing booze at 10:30 am. Let a girl live.
Late Lunch at JCT Kitchen & Bar
1198 Howell Mill Rd #18, Atlanta, GA 30318
After you soak up enough sun and drop the pups off to get some much-needed A.C, head to JCT Kitchen & Bar. I prefer the bar area obviously because the alcohol never stops flowing. Their hand crafted cocktails and upscale lunch fare checks all the boxes for a perfect meal. I kept looking at my watch to see how long until my food came out. Time seems to go by so slow when you’re hungry. Don’t let hunger overpower you, grab a drink and enjoy the view.
Finally some food. Since I am on the Keto diet, I try to stay away from carbs, which wasn’t terribly hard here. Their menu has blasts of flavor from every angle, but my recommendation would be the Steak Tartare. Melt in your mouth like something straight from France. It was all I could do not to get everything on the menu.
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
1198 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, GA 30318
What always needs to come after a late lunch? Dessert. If having two heaping scoops of ice cream isn’t on your itinerary to cool off on a hot summer day then we can’t be friends. Ice Cream makes the world go round, and round and pretty much makes me grow round and round ha. Find time to enjoy the little things that make you happy. For me, that’s ice cream.
Jeni’s has a lot of unique flavors to choose from like: Brambleberry Crisp (shown above), Gooey Butter Cake, Queen City Cayenne, Supermoon just to name a few. With multiple locations all around Atlanta, you can’t miss these sweet treats!
Round of Mini Golf on top of Ponce City Market
111 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Become a kid again on the roof of Ponce City Market. Boasting carnival games, giant slides, a mini golf course and a skyline view of the city…this couldn’t be a better place to have some fun. Being here reminded me of going to the state fair in middle/high school. I would spend way too much of my parents hard earned money on ring tosses and eat my weight in funnel cake. Good times. The Roof obviously has way nicer rides, and attendees with all their teeth 😉
I suggest trying your luck at their colorful mini golf course. Just not against me because I’m pretty damn good. AND competitive.
Dinner & Drinks at Yebo Beach Haus
111 West Paces Ferry Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
This South African infused restaurant is icing on the cake…for some reason eating just makes me think more about the next time I’ll eat. A round of mini golf should get you nice and hungry to enjoy this gem. Hidden in the outskirts of Atlanta, Yebo Beach Haus gives off this elegant Miami vibe. Thanks to some Instagrammers around Atlanta, I knew I needed to try this place.
Got my hands on the PINEAPPLE DRINK! I seriously wanted it just to take pictures with because I’m annoying like that. Make sure to bring a friend however because on the menu this says for 2 people. I was like pshhh yeah right. Then we tasted it. HOLY SHIT it was strong. That menu wasn’t lying. Even though it doesn’t look like much, it’s more than enough to get that nice buzz going again.
Thankfully my Jord watch was there to remind me to eat! Too much alcohol and not enough food can be a very bad thing. The items on the menu can get to be pretty pricey, but you certainly pay for what you get. I recommend the Ahi Tuna Poke. I am obsessed with all things raw tuna and love to try it EVERYWHERE I go. Sometimes it can be too sweet, or spicy but it was just right! Plus, it will only set you back $16 which is pretty good compared to other items on the menu. I would have loved to indulge but again, the stupid Keto diet.
Hopefully, you can experience this perfect day in Atlanta like I did, with my Jord watch always reminding me to eat and drink when necessary (which was all the time). Take your time and enjoy this summer staycation, even stretch it out over the entire weekend! Whatever you choose to do, make sure you snag you a watch that’s not only fashionable, but that makes a statement.
Guys, you know I keep it real. And I would never partner with a company I was not in love with. Can’t say I have been much of a watch person lately, but after having something so light that goes with just about everything, I think I’ll get back into the game. #wristgang
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xo Bonvoyage Bitches