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Settling In

Last weekend I finally moved the last of my stuff into my first ‘big girl’ apartment. Though there is still lots to be done before the place is fully settled, it’s starting to feel like home.

ImageChampagne to celebrate the move to Brookhaven.

ImageFirst cup of coffee in my new Keurig.

ImageA silly wine bottle for an evening in with the roomie.

Day Trip: Helen, Ga.

Photo by Jeff Gunn.

If you’ve started your office vacation and are already noticing the benefits, extend your “time off” with a fabulous day trip! You’d be surprised how much fun you can have by getting out in your own city (or a city nearby) for the afternoon/evening.

On Saturday, my parents and I visited Helen, Ga., and despite the almost unbearable mid-afternoon heat, we had a wonderful time. We enjoyed a complimentary wine tasting at Habersham Winery (and walked away with three bottles), bought buttermilk pancake mix from Nora Mill (which we prepared Sunday morning), indulged in homemade ice cream, browsed the quaint shops in town, sipped frozen daiquiris by the river at Paul’s Margarita Deck, and ended the day with a delicious meal at Troll Tavern.

I pose this question to you glamazons: what are some of your favorite places to visit for a day trip?

Stayed hydrated with a cold Coca-Cola.

Homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream.

The most delicious fudge shop in Helen.

Enjoying a frozen strawberry daiquiri.