Wednesday, June 1, 2022


  Tales of The Traveling Tote

 Welcome to another adventure of the Tales of the Traveling Tote. This is where my fellow Traveling Tote friends and I share our latest travels, projects and our most current events. You will have an opportunity to visit other members at the end of this post and learn about our giveaway. 

Jim and I traveled to Atlanta to spend the Easter weekend with my sister and brother-in-law. It was so much fun shopping, enjoying walks in the gardens around my sister's home and discovering a secret garden in the middle of Buckhead. More on that after a few shopping photos with Miss Courtney. 

My sister and I love to visit Boxwoods in Buckhead, a favorite place to find seasonal decor and tabletop accessories from their two shops. The garden 
center is where you'll find lovely seasonal arrangements and potted plants, garden statuary and birdbaths. I once found a treasure here, a large lidded Quimper urn. 

We had time for a quick stop in Anthropologie, another favorite shop. I was delighted with their visual merchandising displays. I love finding creative ideas here, on a much smaller scale! 

I just love the moss and flower covered Peacock

The peacock also had blue and white ceramic chips along the neck

"Creative,"is what Miss Courtney was thinking

Next was a stop at Neiman's, where Miss Courtney was happy to relax and meet some of her friends.

A stroll through the St. Regis Atlanta on Paces Ferry Road was enchanting. It was spring and Easter weekend and a must see for lovely floral and Easter decorations.

Such sweetness!

Outside the St. Regis is our destination, The Garden Room. This is the secret garden I am so happy to share with you. I read about this restaurant before Covid, the hot new spot where it is almost impossible to get reservations. I had forgotten all about it, not really thinking it would reopen after Covid. Well, my sister said we were going! No reservations with only hopes of a bar seat, we got lucky! They had openings since it was late afternoon before the dinner hour. The sweet hostess lead us to a table where the four of us were seated. 

Chandliers and blooms

Romantic and chic, the perfect place for celebrations

This was like entering a fairy garden

Our cocktails were whimsical and delicious

We enjoyed small bites since it was more of a late lunch and a little early 
for dinner

Dessert was unlike anything I've ever tasted! A mix of flavors for melt in your mouth sweetness! After this I forgot to take photos of the other plates and coffee.


The guys, my brother in law and Jim seemed to enjoy the secret garden as much as my sister and I enjoyed this garden oasis. 

Miss Courtney was very happy she was included

If you are in the Atlanta area you might want to consider an evening out at The Garden Room. Reservations highly recommend. 

Early May Miss Courtney and I enjoyed lunch at an Italian restaurant in Birmingham with Jenna and Miss Coquille. Always fun to see Jenna and catch up. We missed Ricki Jill and Countess De Monet. June will be a happy lunch when we all get together, can't wait!


Now for a chance to win this lovely set of MacKenzie-Childs Parchment Check coasters. Just leave a comment with Patti at Pandora's Box.

As always, The Traveling Tote girls want to thank you for following along with our travel adventures.

I hope you will visit my Traveling Tote friends for more fun adventures.

Debbie with Miss Aurora @ Mountain Breaths 
Emily with Miss Courtney Childs@ The French Hutch
Jenna with Miss Coquille @The Painted Apron
Linda P with Miss Lola @ Life and Linda
 Patti with Miss Kenzie @ Pandora's Box
Rita with Miss Luna C @ Panoply 
Sarah with Miss Merri Mac @ Hyacinths for the Soul
Cherry Kay and Carrie and Hall @ Entertaining Women


Please join us for our next Tales of the Traveling Tote post and giveaway

September 1, 2022 

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