When I heard Scrap Etc.'s event was going to be held in Atlanta, I knew I wanted to go. Atlanta is one of my favorite places. The hubs and I lived north of Atlanta when we were newlyweds back in 1997-98 in Gwinnett County. It was a great place to live and we had heaps of fun each weekend exploring the area.
This weekend some of my favorite peeps and I will be exploring the Crowne Plaza Resort for Scrap Etc.'s "Wishful Thinking: the art of creating memories." I couldn't be more excited to be spending the weekend with my girlfriends (even the fabulous Lisa is meeting us all the way from Connecticut) and we will see lots of scrapbooking friends we've made over the years. This event is much different from ScrapFest! in the way that we will be in classes from 9am 'til 5:30 each day with cropping at night. Most of us are used to the open-crop sort of retreats, so we're hoping to learn fun new techniques from some of the best in the industry.
We're also hoping to get some good shopping in on this trip as well. Can I tell you how much I love Phipps Plaza and Lennox Square? Bloomingdale's, Nieman Marcus, Kate Spade, Louis Vuitton, Crate & Barrel (my favorite), Burberry, Nordstrom, Vera Bradley, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tiffany & Co. Y'all. Oh, and Teavana — it's like tea heaven. Love that. And Perimeter Mall is close to our hotel, where there is a Nordstrom, so I may have to get the Mrs. Robinson dress. And we can get an Orange Julius too. Is there anything better than a scrapbooking weekend, fab shopping, and an Orange Julius? Okay, dinner at The Melting Pot. I'm pretty sure we're going for some fondue. It's going to be a good weekend.
Check out Scrap Etc.'s site to see the instructors and their blogs for some creative inspiration.