Mercury Is In Retrograde – Stay Home (in Yoga Pants) to be Safe

Ladies and gents, we are currently living in the three-ish week period when the planet slows its orbit around the sun and appears to be traveling backwards. You might be thinking “this doesn’t matter, just keep posting about food and … Continue reading

Second Self – Doing what You Love and Drinking Beer

This post is going to have multiple personalities – and I’m okay with that. This post is about two things I love – the pursuit of what makes you feel happy and fulfilled…and beer.

My new FAVORITE beer of all time (no, really) is the Thai Wheat from Second Self Beer Company. I could wax poetic about this beer for hours. Let’s also preface this with…I know nothing about beers except what tastes good. And this is good stuff. It has lemongrass and ginger and everything delicious. I’m told it’s dry and a spicy American-style wheat beer, which is great and all, but really it’s just amazing. Get it. Try it. Buy a lot but leave some for me. They have other good beers too, but I’m going to hold off talking about them and just hope the guys read this post and bring us back in for another taste test extravaganza.

Second Self Kegs Beer

So that’s the beer part of the post, now lets move on to the pursuit of happiness side. There are two guys behind Second Self, Georgia Tech grads and fraternity roommates, Jason Santamaria and Chris Doyle. Both Jason and Chris had (really good) corporate jobs in 2010 when they started Second Self, but what they LOVED was brewing beer. To them, brewing felt like it was their second life – what they were truly passionate about – not just what they “did.”

Thai Wheat Second Self

So, long story short, they quit their jobs and opened Second Self. And they LOVE it. It’s evident from the moment you talk to these guys that they are super passionate about what they do and love to share it with others. Heck, it’s why they named their company SECOND SELF.

Second Self Brewery Team

Jason is the company’s “beer architect” and deals with a lot of the business outside of the brewery. Chris is the company’s “Alechemist” and deals with what goes on inside the brewery, located in a warehouse building on Logan Circle in northwest Atlanta. But they are true partners when it comes to the flavors and recipes of the beers.

It made me think about how Kelly and I work. We are partners in everything we do, but we don’t always do it together. We rarely write posts together, we don’t take pictures for each other, we help each other achieve goals like working out consistently and remembering to branch out and try new cocktails – but we are equal partners. And we’re LOVING it. Peachtree Roadies has become a second self for us, and it’s really enriched our lives. We won’t be quitting our corporate jobs anytime soon, but it sure is nice to be able to work on something you are passionate about everyday. And I hope all of our readers have an outlet like that as well. So, do you? Let us know!

Second Self Atlanta

The Power Tunic – A Feel Good Favorite

Everyone has a piece of clothing they feel fantastic in. A little black dress, a pair of Chucks, whatever makes you feel runway ready. It is it doesn’t take a woman long to identify the item in her closet that never fails her. For me, it’s a great tunic.

Tunic Swimsuit Cover Up

I’ve never met a tunic I don’t like – dress length, top, expensive, budget-friendly – I love them ALL! And aren’t they fun as a beach coverup? It’s my favorite way to wear them! I have a soft spot in my heart for a Tory Burch tunic because they fit like a dream and flatter any body type. HOWEVER, these babies don’t come cheap, so it’s important to pick a pattern you LOVE.

In my case that’s the flamingo pattern because…come on. What’s better than a good flamingo print?

Tory in the Palms

Flamingos

Tory Burch Tunic

Can’t think of anything? Neither can I. It may not be tunic season in Atlanta (or anywhere in the states) yet, but I can’t resist sharing these fun pics from my Christmas beach vacation. Tunic power!

Tunic Beach Coverup

Meg is wearing: printed tunic (similar here and loving this more breezy option), sunglasses (custom Ray-Ban design, similar here), bracelets (Kate Spade single band, Bauble Bar spikey band similar here)

Livin’ the #BarTacoLife

bartaco marg

It’s no secret that Meg and I are OBSESSED with Mexican food. Our Instagram feed is overrun with margarita pictures (#sorryimnotsorry). Many a blog meeting has occurred over margs and queso. And, our best ideas tend to be made under … Continue reading

Cali Trip Recap Part II – Visiting Vineyards in Napa and Sonoma

pride mountain kelly and brian view 2

Today I’m sharing Part II of our California/Birthday Trip with you! If you missed Part I be sure to check it out here first. After spending two very full days in San Francisco, we were off to wine country for … Continue reading

Thursday Waylay – Atlanta Happenings

Southern Comfort Taco by Jeremy Adamo Hi Res

To Eat: The Pig & The Pearl is kicking off a new beer dinner series today with Orpheus Brewing. Tonight’s dinner starts at 7pm and the cost is $50 – call to make a reservation at 404-541-0930. Dinners to follow … Continue reading

A Southern Gentleman Emerges in Buckhead

Atlanta is well-known for Southern-style restaurants a-plenty. On many-a-restaurant menu you will find fried chicken, pimento cheese, grits, and deviled eggs in some form or fashion. Buckhead Atlanta’s latest eatery, The Southern Gentleman, is spicing up our typical Southern cuisine, … Continue reading

Celebrating 30 Years in Cali – The San Fran Leg

marin headlands

The minute I turned 29 last year, I was already planning my 30th birthday. All I wanted to do was get out of town for a few days and travel somewhere new. I wanted a place where wine would be … Continue reading