Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!

I recently had the pleasure of spending a lovely afternoon with the Ladies from the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society. Thanks to Melissa Pelkey Hass of The Front Porch Gourmet, we were first hosted at L’Occitane in Avalon followed by lunch at Butcher & Brew in Alpharetta. Since I am a city girl, it was nice to head to the northern suburbs to see what they had to offer. I was definitely impressed!

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Melissa of The Front Porch Gourmet Blog

L’Occitane: When we arrived at L’Occitane in Avalon we were greeted with delicious mimosas. There was also a table set up with pastries and pretty flowers. The staff gave us an introduction to the store and the spa stations. Although I have been in L’Occitane stores for years, I was not aware of the spa services they provided.

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
With Shana of Shana Was Here Blog
Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Demetra of Sweet Savant Blog

There were two areas set up for express facials, a station for back massages and a station for hand massages. In between spa treatments we browsed around the story while listening to a local harpist!

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Receiving a refreshing facial!
Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Nikka of Oh Nikka Blog getting a back massage

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!

At each station we learned about the products being used. I am a fan of their lavender products but I became a fan of the almond products during my hand exfoliation and massage. I was surprised to learn that L’Occitane carries products for men. Everything from cologne to shaving and shower gels. During the facial I also learned about their antiaging products. Be sure to look for the “Immortelle flower” collection of products. My face felt so refreshed after the facial! One of the best things I learned during my visit was about L’Occitane’s foundation that supports the “economic emancipation of women”.  Before departing we were given swag bags which included a gift from the store. What a wonderful start to our Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles event!

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Products used during my hand massage. I loved the Almond shower oil!
Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Facial products
Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Swag Bags
Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
I purchased a few of their luxury items used during my facial and hand massage
Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
The wonderful staff at L’Occitane in Avalon

Butcher and Brew: After leaving L’Occitane we headed to downtown historic Alpharetta for lunch at Butcher and Brew. A few of the Atlanta bloggers dined next door at South Main Kitchen and you can read about their brunch experience on Shana Was Here. Butcher and Brew describes themselves as “A Craft American Shop.” It is an indoor outdoor space which is perfect for this time of year. We were treated to a variety of items from their menu.

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Arriving at Butcher & Brew
Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Cool modern interior of Butcher & Brew

Starters:

Pigs in a Blanket: Heywood’s cheddarwurst sausage, puff pastry, spicy honey mustard

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Pigs in a Blanket

Fried Cauliflower: cauliflower, goat cheese, Korean bbq sauce, sesame seed, chicharones, cilantro

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Fried Cauliflower

Bowls-available for only $10 with large healthy servings!

Paleo: sweet potato, spinach, caramelized onion, red bell pepper, avocado, hard boiled egg, peanut, broccolini, spicy honey mustard, bacon

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Paleo Bowl

Tropical: couscous, mango, avocado, pickled red onion, black beans, baby kale, feta, balsamic cherry sauce

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Tropical Bowl

Sandwiches:

The B&B Burger: Honestly one of the best burgers I have ever had in Atlanta! Two patties, sharp cheddar cheese sauce, American cheese, pickles, grilled onions, secret sauce, yellow mustard, shredded lettuce

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
The B&B Burger

Homer: a vegetarian sandwich with ginger-chili mayo, garlic broccolini, cauliflower, caramelized onion, parmesan

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
The Homer Sandwich

Adrian: roast pork, garlic broccolini, sharp cheddar, dijonaise

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
The Adrian Sandwich

Sides:

French Fries, Macaroni and Cheese, Sweet Potato Chips, Cole Slaw

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
French Fries
Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Macaroni & Cheese
Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Sweet Potato Chips and Cole Slaw

We also had the pleasure of meeting the Chef!! I complimented Chef David on the delicious dishes. Butcher and Brew is worth the drive to Alpharetta!

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!
Chef David

Once I got home I was pleasantly surprised to find wonderful gifts in my swag bag. There were gifts from sponsors Scout & Molly’s Boutique  in Avalon which is opening soon, Stirrings Margarita To Go Mix, L’Occitane samples and gift certificates as well as a cute party glass and a Dining Out Atlanta magazine.

Atlanta Bloggers & Bubbles Event: Spa & Dining Day Out!

What a wonderful afternoon with fellow Atlanta Bloggers! Be sure to visit L’Occitane and Butcher & Brew soon!

I received complimentary services, gifts and lunch in exchange for this blog post but all opinions in this post are my own.

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  • I must say this is a very pleasant experience for me to visit your awesome blog. I am also a blogger and running my own Gifts blog successfuly. I really liked some features of your blog. Thmub up for your success and Good Luck. Thanks

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