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This weekend we headed to Atlanta for the Shaky Knees Festival to watch roughly 60 bands do there thing on four stages across a couple of combined parks in the downtown area. Since Brian loves live music, this weekend was a combo Christmas/birthday present. And, as cheesy as brand activations are (collecting emails in exchange for koozies and fake nose rings – see next photo), this shell phone was too cute.

Okay, hot pink is probably not the best fake nose ring color but I liked this photo of us – taking a seat in the shade to watch Wilderado.

After seven hours of festival going, we snuck away to a quiet dinner (and running water – clean hands, ahhhh) at Empire State South. We sat outside and started with the house-made chips with white BBQ dip and the cheese plate.

And a round of delicious cocktails (of course). I had the one on the left – the Solar Flare (blanco tequila, kina, star anise, elderflower, ginger, pineapple, and lime) – and Brian had the Bisou Bisou (vodka, genever, strawberry, crème de menthe, green chartreuse, lime and soda). 

For dinner I had the Farm Egg with crispy rice, spring onion, asparagus, and mushrooms. YUM!

We couldn’t pass up the strawberry shortcake to end off a delicious meal.

Then we headed back in time to see Tears for Fears and Beck. In all, it was a pretty good day. We enjoyed seeing bands while outside, enjoying the parks.

The next morning, we headed to Murphy’s for brunch with my dear colleague and friends, Lindsey and Doug. We had a lovely brunch dining on the porch behind us. The perfect start to Day 2 of the festival. Catch you later!

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