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Good Morning loves!

You know I am a true lover of all things birthday! That’s why I celebrate for the entire month of May. Yep. The. Whole. Month! My husband just loves it ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’ll give it to him though. He has become a very creative gifting person ๐Ÿ˜‰

TODAY is my actual, true, real birthday, so it’s extra special! I thought I’d share some photos of my birth-month celebration so far ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you enjoy!

This past weekend Mr. Sweet took me out for a downtown celebration!ย He made reservations at The Artmore Hotel in Atlanta. This was the view of the courtyard from our room. Gorgeous property!IMG_20150501_152854

We left the hotel and went to dinner at St. Cecilia. I cannot say enough about Chef Craig Richards and his staff. Simply put, that was the best meal I have ever had in my life. Ever. Ever. Just. Ever. That is all. There are no more words…just these photos.


Gorgeous Entry


Bar and the Chef’s Table



Looking into the kitchen from the Chef’s Table


The menu from St. Cecilia


Cocktails with house made Focaccia, butter and olive oil with finishing salt


Chilled Oysters with Melon-lime Granita, Purple Cilantro


Langoustine with black truffle, charred lettuce aioli, spring onion


Burrata with beef tartare, sherry reduction, crostini, mache


Smoked Bluefish Arancini with caper aioli, lemon


Rabbit Saccottini


Gnudi with corn, sorrel puree and hazelnut butter

I just do not believe a dish can be more beautiful or more luxurious than that ^. Just. Wow. That was a surreal dish.


Alaskan Halibut with braised spring vegetables, sorrel vinaigrette, chorizo aioli


Warm Apricot Cake with Sauce & Foam


My very special birthday gift ๐Ÿ™‚

I was truly blown away by the atmosphere, service and indescribably spectacular dishes. St. Cecilia is at the very top of my list and I don’t see them falling from grace. I’m in love.

After dinner, Mr. Sweet bought tickets for Steve Winwood! Yes! I AM an 80’s child!20150501_212316_resized20150501_212803_resized20150501_213921_resized

We decided to head to the hotel and enjoy the courtyard.


THEN…7 hours after adventure began, we were…HUNGRY!!!!! (I am so laughing even as I type this at what you must think!)

Sooo…we went for cheeseburgers at The Vortex at 2am!IMG_20150502_010207IMG_20150502_010947IMG_20150502_014350

…still laughing!


Finally, we were done withย Weekend One of my birth-month! Oh! Except for this DIVINE breakfast at Max’s Wine Dive!

Thank you so much to St. Cecilia and Chef Craig Richards for an Ambrosian birthday experience. Where you chef, I will follow.

Thank you to The Vortex for hanging with me for 2am cheeseburgers and a special thank you to Max’s Wine Dive for nursing me with Creme Brulee French Toast the “day after”. ๐Ÿ˜‰

The most special thank you to my amazing husband. You are imperfectly perfect for me. I love us. Only three more weeks to go baby!

Always remember…


Life is too short for ugly food.