The Shed at Glenwood

Located in Glenwood Park neighborhood on the east side of Atlanta, The Shed at Glenwood aims to be the go-to neighborhood spot for upscale dining with a “Cheers” feel. Locally sourced ingredients (seasonal menus of course), and an extensive wine selection, along with spirits make The Shed a favorite for brunch and dinner of many East- Atliens. And they have wine on tap… I’m sold.

So what’s going on now at The Shed? During the month of March, Executive Chef Quintles Swain is featuring a different international cuisine with a wine or beer pairing each Saturday – this past Saturday I enjoyed a dinner inspired by the foods of Italy – An Osso Buco with cal rose rice, tomato coulis, and beef jus.

This coming Saturday, March 16th, he will feature tastes of Spain with Trout and Salmorejo, paired with Rivarey Rioja Blanco, and then, France for Coq au vin paired with Two Birds Carignan wine on March 23rd. And finally, an American spring and summer staple, Black Cod and Romesco, paired with Zaca Mesa Viognier wine out of sunny Santa Barbara, California on Saturday, March 30th.   

Mikey had the burger (no surprise there). He’s on a mission to rate every one in the city. I shake my head at his selection when up against items like Osso Buco or filet mignon, but this one was well worth the visit. Their burger is topped with bacon jam, smoked gouda, lettuce, onion on a brioche bun. You can view the rest of the menu here, which is scheduled to change in 2 weeks. Don’t worry, the burger is a staple.

Desserts: In addition to classic dishes like apple turnovers and pound cake, their signature dessert is the Ding Dong. You read that right, it’s their take on every kid’s gas station favorite, a thick, rich chocolate cake with vanilla cream center. Damn.

I would be remiss not to mention that they offer bottomless mimosas on Sundays and an amazing selection of $20 bottles of wine. As if you needed another reason to head there now…

What Atlanta neighborhood are you interested in next? Comment below and I’ll share another favorite.

This post was sponsored by Caren West PR and The Shed at Glenwood… as always, all opinions are my own.

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Mixing Textures

More is More. If you know me at all, this should not surprise you. I go hard on details, and New York Fashion Week brings out my most extreme self, as you can see here – I’m mixing all the textures. With the temperatures in the twenties and anticipated bone-chilling winds, I knew I had to figure out how to dress for fashion week but not freeze to death (note: anything under 60 degrees is unacceptable, only exception being NYC).

The answer: Layers and of course, FUR. The goal is cover as much of my body as possible, keep my feet warm, but still make a statement. I wore a black tulle and lace skirt, a gold sequin long sleeve top, a black and brown striped faux fur coat, black tights, and cognac leather boots (by Zimmerman, no longer available). Every material and texture that I could tie into one look. This color palette is my absolute favorite, which makes mixing so many different materials okay without looking crazy.

IMHO, you do not have to choose a singular style to base your wardrobe or personal look on, put anything on your body that you love. These short Zimmerman boots are no doubt leaning toward the oh so popular western trends that blew up last year and are here to stay for a least a few seasons I think (wanna see more? Follow Coachella goers on IG this April). Yet, I wear them with anything from skinny jeans to a tutu. Do your own thing, and never doubt your creativity. Someone doesn’t like it? They can unfollow 🙂

Mixing textures: How do you wear things like silk, sequins, leather, fur, metal, all at once without looking like a hot mess? Try to stick within the same color family. With that in mind, distressed denim is an easy way to start… pair some shredded skinny jeans with a delicate lace top, velvet jacket, and sleek patent leather heels. Boom… four textures that give an “everyday outfit” (jeans, top, shoes, jacket) a little extra oomph, in an obvious way because there are FOUR textures, not just maybe two. It makes it more obvious. Another tip: look for repeating patterns in different textures. I chose this skirt before I added the coat to this look. Why? Notice the vertical stripes in the coat and the vertical seams in the tulle and lace. It carries the eye from top to bottom and although many may do a double take if I were wearing this around Atlanta (which is nothing new to me), it just works.

I’ve linked similar items to what I’m wearing below (scroll to the bottom, past the images). Below my outfit, I’ve linked items that I think would look great together if you’re ready to make the (bold) move, or just take a peek for inspiration. Stay tuned for less about my outfits, more about trends that I saw, on the street and on runway, at NYFW FW 2019.

Photography by: Viva Lux Photography

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