Sunday Reading

Family-ready finally h8e31c6829d84cd747a72028999870d94appened, and it was this weekend. After an (alleged) rainy weekend at the Fernbank Natural History museum and the Inman Park Festival with the family, I went to the Georgia Renaissance Festival with three girlfriends as well. There was very little weekend reading done.

But I have another short work week ahead, flying back up to Virginia for my next Board of Governors meeting. Aside from my usual governing and presiding, I’m hoping to sneak in a Varsity softball game and the Van Gogh exhibit in Richmond. In the meantime, here are some new articles I’m keeping in my back pocket:

Have a good week, readers! In the meantime, here are some shots from the weekend.

Fernbank Museum of Natural History

We tried our best Jennifer Lawrence. Emphasis on TRIED…

My newest Atlanta Favorite: Atomic Ice Creams Chocolate Espresso ice cream sandwich. Should’ve splurged for the Ginger cookie/strawberry ice cream sandwich as well.

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Proof + Pinewood

FullSizeRenderOn Saturday, we went with some friends to a special Proof Syrup tasting at The Pinewood in Decatur, GA. We’ve been huge fans of this restaurant since they opened 3 years ago. At it’s heart, it’s a whiskey bar that serves awesome southern food. They have House Old-Fashioneds on draft and some of the most passionate bartenders and mixologists around.

From their catering experience, they decided to make their own batches of cocktail syrups to save time. Now, Proof Syrups is available to buy in stores in a variety of flavors. For this ScoutMob cocktail tasting, we had three old-fashioneds with each flavor of syrup, which combines the simple syrup, bitters and citrus. Just add alcohol, and your cocktail is complete.


Proof Traditional was my favorite. Makes a really smooth tasting cocktail. There is also Maple-Bacon and Pecan flavored syrups.

Two cocktails in. Officially more than have ever consumed in one sitting a very long time.

Photo bomb with one of The Pinewood’s Owners. He also looks like one of my old crew coaches, so I hope he didn’t mind my incessant stares.

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A free bottle of syrup for all of the event attendees!

UnknownThis post is not sponsored by The Pinewood or ScoutMob. I’m just a local fan…