My best friend Allison and I have known each other since we were four and five years old. We grew up going to the same church, the same schools, same college, and we even lived in DC together for a year before she got married and moved to Atlanta. It was over a year since I had visited her in Atlanta, so when I saw saw flights for $50 from Raleigh, I jumped on the chance for a quick weekend trip.
We started the weekend in Virginia Highlights, browsing boutiques, buying cute paper at Paper Source, and then eating a delicious meal at Noche. (Atlanta natives, have you eaten there? They have the best fish tacos I’ve ever tasted.) The next day we woke up slowly, cuddled with their sweet dog Toby, and watched White Christmas while we ate pumpkin scones and drank coffee. Then we did a little Christmas shopping at the mall of Georgia and a few other local shops. That evening we met up with our friend Julie for coffee and dessert at Cafe Intermezzo. It was delicious! I wish I had a picture of our decadent cakes, but they all were too blurry and half-eaten. Sunday we went to Decatur to tour the sweet little downtown where we had a slice of the best strawberry shortcake I have ever tasted and listened to the bells of the town play seven Christmas hymns in a row. (I wonder if the locals tire of that each hour?). Then she sadly dropped me off at the airport. It was such a fun, relaxing trip and makes me wish we still lived in the same town! Here are some photos from the trip: