To-Do List: Nan and Byron’s

posted on: Friday, October 17, 2014

Nan and Byron's Charlotte

Nan and Byron's Charlotte

Nan and Byron's Charlotte

Nan and Byron's Charlotte

Nan and Byron's Charlotte

Nan and Byron's Charlotte

The brownie sundae that bit the dust before it could have it’s picture taken. Tragic.

One of my favorite restaurants in town is Nan and Byron’s. The service is always impeccable and the food…the FOOD! SO good! I even chose to go there for my birthday lunch with Adam this year back in March for their beet burger, because it’s so wonderful. The ambiance is just my style and the food is delicious and, yes, I’ve already stated that, but I can’t say it enough. DELICIOUS! If you haven’t been, you must go soon.

This past Monday, a few of my friends and I were invited to try some items off of their new fall menu. Just as my glass of cab hit the table, the appetizers were being ordered, much to my delight. We feasted, as you can see in the photos, on items like fried oysters with jalapeno and pineapple, tuna tartare, braised pork belly, porcini mushroom ravioli with LOBSTER, and wagyu flank in a delicious red wine sauce. Not to mention that brownie sundae with coffee ice cream. What dreams are made of, I tell you! It was all so wonderful and perfect for a fall night out with the girls. Thank you for hosting us, Nan and Byron’s!


Photo of us by Jen. Posing with the girls after dinner, showing off Kseniya’s gorgeous shoes.

A Cozy Fall Playlist

posted on: Tuesday, October 14, 2014


When I said later in my last post you knew that meant Tuesday, right? I don’t know. I got so hung up on this one blog challenge theme so I finally just decided to skip it…and the last four as well. I’m nothing if not a breaker of some rules.

My fall playlist is the topic today and I have much to say in terms of musicality and things. For instance, I find myself craving different artists, albums and the like during different times of the year. Fall is my favorite and it must be set to the perfect mix of tunes. I just can’t get into the fall mood with most of the current top 40, they just don’t fit (except “Shake It Off”, that’s just an instant dance party). I need coffee shop music. Music that makes me feel good, contemplative and sometimes, yes, a little sad. I just need music as smooth as that first cup of hot chocolate on a cold day, or that americano up there. The music must make me feel good and warm and cozy. It is getting cold out there, after all.

Anyway, perhaps I overthink these things. Correction, I always overthink these things, this is why I blog.

Fall Playlist by Katy Hill on Grooveshark

Me vs. The Stomach Flu

posted on: Friday, October 10, 2014


Well, you probably know the score of that game. I went to the mountains on Monday and was hit that night with the stomach flu and I’m just now feeling somewhat back to normal. It was no good, no good at all. Except having my mom there, that part was very good. It’s been forever since I was sick with my mom by my side and I tell you, when I’m that sick, all I want is my mom. I love my dear, sweet Adam to the moon and back, but he just won’t do in these situations. Mom wins. He’d rather she be there than him anyway, so don’t feel too sorry for the guy.

I am now back in Charlotte and Adam got home from a work trip yesterday. He was gone all week, which makes me that much more thankful that I was at my mom and step-dad’s house where they have a big backyard for the pups and I could just sleep the day away, which I did. Tuesday was a blur.

I missed a few days of the October blog challenge, but if I had recorded what a day in my life was like last Tuesday, it would have just been images of a dark room with the TV on, me buried under the covers and some other unfortunate things that I chose not to share. You are welcome.

I’ll be back later with the next blog challenge post. I wasn’t feeling 100% this morning, but the iced coffee I’m sipping on now is hopefully going to help me carpe this diem.

Our First Official Fall Weekend

posted on: Sunday, October 5, 2014


A blurry outfit photo to prove that I wear more than just Batman pajamas.

I know that fall has technically been here for a couple of weeks already, but this weekend felt like the first official weekend of fall for us (insert hallelujah emoji). The air was crisp outside and the boots and sweaters came out of hiding. I really only know how to dress this time of year. So yes, absolutely wonderful and amazing, this weather. Chilly weather brings out my happiest feelings. I just go outside, take a deep breath in and it’s instant happiness.

Growing up in Florida, the 60’s was as cold as it got. Maybe my body is thinking it’s Christmas time? I just remember walking around school as a little kid and seeing hoodies everywhere, feeling excited that we had a reason to wear hoodies. HOODIES. Growing up in south Florida was weird. Anyway…

This weather has me wishing we had a cozy fire place that we could light while watching some of our favorite movies. The following are some of my favorites for cozying up on the couch and watching with Adam. Or, you know, with my girlfriends over a glass of wine when I so graciously give Adam a break from watching all the chick flicks.

  1. You’ve Got Mail – Let’s face it, I love to watch this anytime of the year. All day, everyday.
  2. The Holiday – Another one I could watch over and over again.
  3. Love Actually – All the feels. All. Of. Them.
  4. Sleepless in Seattle – All the Nora Ephron movies, really.
  5. Elizabethtown – Great music, great story. 60B!!


What movies do you love to watch this time of year?