gathering | we had a gathering for my son's first birthday last weekend! i can't wait to show you all soon. i tried to take in the day both by enjoying it and by snapping some photos... you may have seen a glimpse of the detail on instagram. in addition, last night i was able to attend book club (it's been way too long) and i totally fell in love with a spot in uptown charlotte called essex bar & bistro. if you go, order the butter chicken. you won't regret it. it was so, so delicious (like i will be craving this dish often) along with the cool atmosphere, company, wine, and baked alaskan goodness for dessert.
making | more time for mr. monaco!! i can't forget about him. so we are going on a date tomorrow night... we are hoping to try a new southern place in the arts district called haberdish. has anyone been? thoughts? so... basically i haven't been 'out' since november but am making up for it this week!
reading | i plan to start reading the book, talking as fast as i can by lauren graham. i loved her so much in parenthood and of course in gilmore girls (she's so fabulous!) so i am really excited.
following | i have been enjoying bloglovin' more and more. i really want to start using it daily.
sipping | la croix, smoothies, and hazelnut black coffee lately
a birthday | nursery scene
a rare hour away last saturday morning... i enjoyed walking around a cute anthropologie in charlotte
...what about you...
what have you been gathering, making, reading, following, and sipping?