If I visit a place that offers Afternoon Tea, I’ll clear my schedule to indulge, particularly when they’re able to accommodate my gluten-allergy and give pescatarian-friendly options, like Afternoon Tea at Astor Court inside St. Regis Atlanta in beautiful Atlanta, Georgia. Maybe it’s because while attending the University of Michigan, I resided within the all-girls dormitory Martha Cook where we had weekly afternoon tea, or that every place does it in its own special way. Still, I never get tired of afternoon tea. Afternoon Tea at Astor Court was among the loveliest and most delicious afternoon teas I’ve encountered.
Swimming is one of my favorite things to do in the summertime. As soon as it’s warm enough to hit the pool or beach, I’m there, making the most of the warm weather. Being from the north, the swimming season is generally rather short, but that’s part of what makes it so precious. I like to make the most out of my time in the water, or relaxing near the water, looking and feeling my best. That’s why I’ve partnered with MERSEA, a gorgeous woman-owned travel wear brand dedicated to sustainability and artistry, to share my pool day essentials!
Chai Yo Modern Thai is one of those rare restaurants that made me feel something from the moment I entered the building. A combination of excitement, intrigue, and anticipation, the decor was as beautiful as the food, and the staff were so kind and helpful. This meal was a highlight of our time in Atlanta, Georgia, and the quality of the food, the dedication to culinary perfection, and the respect shown to diners through each plate we were served solidified this as some of the very best Thai food I’ve ever had.