She made us lunch reservations at the Neiman Marcus Café across the street at Lenox.
It’s a real thing to start your ladies-that-lunch date sipping on warm broth. And if only I had stopped gobbling the popover with strawberry butter long enough to take a pic… you would be jumping through the screen.
We toasted with blood orange mimosas. Swoon.
And we both chose the grilled shrimp and quinoa salad. I wanted something I wouldn’t… er, couldn’t… make at home and this was a divine choice.
Our precious waiter surprised me with a slice of coconut cake. If I liked coconut cake I know this would have been delish :-)
Now, the real reason that I couldn’t be tempted by the coconut cake was that we spied Sprinkles on our way into Neimans. How is it that neither of us knew this had arrived in Atlanta???!!!
Bestie P swiped her card and let me do the honors at the cupcake atm. One dark chocolate marshmallow crème coming up! It was just delightful. I told the littles about it all and they were literally aghast… jaws dropped in stunned silence. I think this is going on our summer bucket list for sure!
We headed back inside to choose a few additional minis to share, but were completely sidetracked by the ice cream cookie sammies.
Y’all this is divine cherry vanilla ice cream sandwiched between a salted oatmeal cornflake cookie and a peanut butter pretzel cookie. We shared it. But I could have eaten my own. (Assuming P was going to pull the car around and let me unzip my pants on the way home.) It was SO beyond yummy!
We managed to squeeze in a little shopping at Vineyard Vines, J Crew and Anthropologie (where we found her a stunning dress for her gala). She got me back home just minutes before the littles came bounding off the bus. It was such a fun and thoughtful outing. I’m truly thankful for the day this gal walked into my life!!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t wish one of bestest besties in all the lands a HAPPY BIRTHDAY today. The Uptown Acorn is one of the classiest, funniest, most talented people in my life. I so miss our long lunches, shopping dates and “it’s whatever y’all” parties.
I have no doubt my dreams tonight will be sweet…