For Memorial Day Weekend, I was lucky enough to get to travel to Atlanta for a whole week. I’m an Atlantan, born and raised, and my parents and exceptionally large extended family still live there. Every time I visit is another adventure and trip down memory lane.
This particular trip focused around wedding planning and seeing my friends from business school…and Mexican food. Though New York is filled with amazing authentic cuisine from all over the world, it is almost impossible to find really good Mexican food. I’m completely spoiled from my years living in LA, so whenever I’m out of New York, I go for Mexican food. I just love salty sweet margaritas and fresh taco salads with creamy avocados, not to mention the ever-popular chips and salsa. This time I went a little nuts. I managed to have this delicious cuisine every single day: two separate trips to Tin Lizzy’s, No Mas Cantina for a friend’s rehearsal dinner, Chuey’s for lunch and Pure Taqueria for margaritas and tacos.
One major perk of working in Atlanta is the backyard of my parents’ house. The live on a lake! While it is way to early in the season to go swimming, I was able to snag a few minutes sitting on the dock enjoying the view. And of course I took over my parents’ dining room table for my temporary office. Though I love Astoria and the view of 21st Avenue at my normal work-from-home desk, the lake view is the clear winner.