this is the look I’m usually sporting from my desk when all the holiday treats are rolling in. I have to say, I’ve definitely had my fair share of jingle jangle, chocolate chip cookies, those gold chocolate truffles that I can’t pronounce, ANYWAY...you get the gist - FOOD WITH SUGAR. Thanksgiving was late this year and with December festivities in full swing, my eating has been, well, festive. . But I’d rather have that. Because a few years ago, I would say no to events and people completely, and isolate myself with a side of pity party. I cried in the bathroom at my grandmas because I couldn’t stop binging, I created diet plans for the new year while I felt so so uncomfortable in my skin at all times, I was desperate. it was a horrible and really defeating time in my life to say the least but it also was a HUGE learning experience because it impacted how I act today - towards food, drinking, and social environments. I say learning because I don’t have this figured out, it takes time and every freaking experience to make you better, for you to learn your new route, and navigate each new testament because no encounter is the same. I use my “toolbox” filled with years of therapy, recovery tricks, and lean on others around me to make it through. . right now I’m learning how to grow in a new city, with new people to lean on, and new experiences to challenge that growth. It’s not EVER linear but it’s where I am. And I’m proud of it. Here’s to a festive holiday season friends, lets make the most of it. Thanks for being here xoxo 🍷🎁🎉🎄
R.I.P Willie Mae! One of Atlanta’s oldest residents, she passed away this week at 111. She was the granddaughter of a slave and lived through 20 presidents ♥️ Read about her at the link in our bio. . . . . #atlanta#atl#rip#111#centenarian#1908#kirkwood
Mystics!!! We’ve been sitting on this surprise for so long! Just 12 more hours and you can see what’s been simmering. Tune into @goodmorningamerica tomorrow at 8am for @toryjohnson’s Deals and Steals segment and you’ll see a little something from your favorite metaphysical shop on national television! 🤯 The product selection was picked by an extremely special, swoon worthy hero of ours. GMADeals.com
Bellina Alimentari hosts The Grinch and all of us Whos for a festive family feast! Don your best holiday gear and delve into the traditions from his world. Bellina serves up custom cocktails, and a special Grinch-inspired holiday dinner, along with a little one-on-one time with the Grinch himself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The menu features crostini and mistos to start followed by turkey, roasted potatoes with pancetta, ponzimonio, polenta with a mushroom ragu sauce, green bean casserole, and finocchio salad. Desert includes chocolate fondue, panna cotta, and chocolate truffles. This event is 21+ and requires an I.D. check upon arrival to the restaurant. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See tickets and details at bit.ly/BellinaGrinch ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #poncecitymarket#bellinaalimentari#bellinaa#italian#ponce#market#atlantalife#atlanta#pcm#atleats#pcmholiday#grinch#holiday#feast
I was able to get one more of the most requested Atlanta neighborhoods finished before the holidays. I live down the road from Morningside but still haven’t explored everything over there. The Gorilla Car wash is my go to and @alonsbakery has really good sandwiches. I was only able to get a few of these added to my print order last week so if you need one for Xmas, the link is in the bio!
Did some swatches of @theglamatory Lip Potions (matte) in some of my fav nude & pink tones. (Left to Right top to bottom) 1. Pose 2. Melenated 3. Rosé 4. Shy 5. Nūd They also have a set right now with ALL of them! Use code: GLAMLAUREN to save $$$$. These are also @theglamatory lashes in Stunna. 💜 Shop now to support my friend, Soror, girl boss, & inspo! 💕💚 Which lip color is your fav? 👀