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Happy 2014 to my faithful followers!

I know have been a bad person and have not update in forever.  But I will use this as a follow-up post to my first post.

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This is my nail art for the month. This was done by Stephen at Alpha Nails who are one of the people that encouraged me to continue to do this blog. Well deserved after a stressful week at law school.  I wanted to do black because I never had an emo phase like the rest of my friends, but I did insert some feminine touches. A.K.A I bedazzled them.

Next time, I am dedicating my new post to a special someone.

By the way, I am horrible with selfies. I dislike them….with a passion.  I had others take these pictures for me. I will have a professional picture made for this blog soon.

Ja Ne!

The Donunt Den

I hope everybody is having a happy Lent and congratulations to anyone who is on Spring Break, including moi. For those of you who don’t know Sunday does not count for Lent, so this past Sunday, I scoped out a donut place that could rival Krispy Kreme.

So I went to the place in the Heart of Green Hills called the Donut Den. This is a family owned restaurant and it is the only one they own.  They sell coffee products as well.

The donuts and other bakery items are made freshly everyday. When I went into the dinner it was busy, which is always a good sign. The donuts were really good, but it wasn’t Krispy Kreme, especially when their donuts are freshly made. Nevertheless, their iced-coffee was amazing.

I would still try it, because I am definitely going back a second time. What wins over all is great customer service. Plus it was cheaper and the coffee is  then Krispy Kreme. I am a coffee fanatic, that was more important to me than the donuts. Also, if you have a very sweet tooth this place definitely is for you.

I give this place a 2.8 out of five.

Designer Renaissance

I am so excited to write my seventh post. Seven is a great number. This is why I am talking about one of my ultimate favorite subjects. Fashion and Style. Here in Nashville we have many small consignment shops ranging from low to high price ranges. However, where you find this fabulous place, is a city inside of Nashville, called Berry Hill.

I admit that I am a step-below a consignment shopping addict. My style is totally vintage. Nevertheless, don’t let that stop you from coming into Designer Renaissance. They have designer finds for everyone. Rather your a hipster, fashionista, or a business woman there is something for you in this store.

One of my pet-peeds for businesses is if  they think it is a privilege for you to walk into their establishments. I am proud to say that the staff at Designer Renaissance are the exact opposite. They are the nicest and most friendliest people in retail. They value the customer and treat everyone like a family. I am a very indecisive person when it comes to minor choices, but they were patient and help me throughout all my shopping experiences.

Definitely 5 out of 5!

Below are the websites for Berry Hill and Designer Renaissance.

http://www.berryhilltn.org/

http://www.designerrenaissance.com/Welcome.html

P.S. Do not speed in this area.

Think Chocolate

This is my sixith post. Ohhh Scary! Ladies and Gentleman,  after seeing the Exorcism of Emily Rose I hate that number. I have been told by a religion major that we misread the bible and we have nothing to worry about. But the number six and waking up a 3 am still scare me.

So why would I bring up something so biblical? Because indulgence (a nice word for gluttony) is a sin. But like some people chocolate is an addiction. Forgive us Lord.

Think Chocolate is in Charlotte, North Carolina near the Ballyantyne Hotel.  It was one of the only times that I was craving something sweet and the concierge said that I would love this shop. After about a ten minute drive we arrive to this little shop. At first I thought I was in heaven. The place was really nice, it smelled of freshly made chocolate and you could also smell freshly made espresso which is always a plus.

Now I always wanted to try spicy chocolate. However, one of my major weaknesses is caramel and white chocolate. Those two flavors are awesome separate but together they are amazing. Then there was green tea chocolate, red velvet, cake bites and variety of toffees. What was I supposed to choose? I wanted to buy the whole store. However, the store is set-up like a boutique and due to my budget, that was not possible.

The lady noticing my distress picked out  a mixture of chocolates, cake bites and toffees for me. Luckily, she picked the Habanero chocolate, which was very good. She also gave me a free cup of espresso since we were heading back to Nashville. Talk about Southern Hospitality.

I told myself I would wait to share these with my brother. After one bite of that Habanero chocolate it wasn’t going to happen. The only downside to this business is that it is not located in Nashville. Definitely 5 out of 5 hearts. Here is their website.

http://www.thinkchocolate.net/

Thai Phooket

I am a person that judges a book by its cover. Seriously, if I don’t like the title or a cover of a book in the library I put it right back on the shelf. I do the exact same thing to restaurants.When I first arrived to Thai Phooket, I swore I would not eat in this restaurant. After some coaxing, I got out the car and was finally persuaded to eat by surrounding customers. I am happy to say that Thai Phooket is one of the exceptions to my own rules.

I had the Red Curry and I made it very spicy. It was amazing and it didn’t break my wallet. It was a great experience. I felt pretty glad that I actually got past outer looks. So not only was my belly satisfied so was my soul.

I will tell you the service needs a little improvement. It is legitimately a hole-in-the-wall. The food came out pretty quick. However, I’m just saying if I am eating spicy food I shouldn’t have to flag someone to get some water. Getting the check was kind of slow to.

Nevertheless, it is the best Thai restaurant and my feeling were not hurt. So you have very good food that’s very cheap. I give it a 3 out of 5 hearts. Here is their  restaurant website for more information and history.

http://www.thaiphooket.com/#!the-place

Etsy.com

One of my followers recommended this site to me. Luckily I have used it before for Birthday gifts.  This website is a collection of small businesses. There are a lot of unique items. Therefore, if you are a fan of small businesses and online shopping, this website is for you. Ms. Truax said this about the website.

“Etsy.com is an amazing online shopping website dedicated to helping small businesses, mainly handmaid jewelry and clothing. I have bought a few products and found all of them to be of excellent quality”

This may also be a chance to branch out your own small business. Whether your a seller or a buyer this site will have almost everything you need to find.

Belle Meade Premium Cigars

Those of you that love and appreciate premium quality of tobacco should go to Belle Meade Premium Cigar Shop.

The person who actually owns it is a Vietnamese Refugee who actually worked next door at the Belle Meade Cafeteria. She worked really hard and eventually got her own cigar shop. Her family also helps her when she is with her children or she is doing other business.

If you are looking for a present going there would be a perfect stop. For men of course there is tobacco. Also, if a man wants to enjoy himself there is a smoking room in the back. However, if your a man and your searching for present and your pressed for time, she has lighters just for women. Top quality lighters with nice designs.

Here is their site. I give this business 4 out 5 hearts.

http://www.bellemeadecigars.com/content/belle-meade-premium-cigars