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Friday, March 5, 2010

Serenbe with friends...

Last weekend I had a FABU time! I say FABU because I like to, and it makes my children's eyes spontaneously roll up into their heads. 

Last weekend I was blessed with some quality time with some of my dearest friends for a "girls weekend".  After meeting up with Eve and Nancy ~ at Nancy's house, we headed out to pick up Suzanne who was visiting from TX (you may know her from her blog Southern Inspiration http://www.southernlivingatitsbest.blogspot.com/ .)

Then we four girls headed to Serenbe for the day http://www.serenbe.com/ . I had read about Serenbe several times but never visited and it was a wonderful treat to be sure.  It is a unique and tranquil place and I can see why someone would want to live and work in this community.  It is described as:
"Serenbe is a 1,000 acre community located under 30 minutes from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It is a national model for the future of balanced development in the U.S.—focusing on land preservation, agriculture, energy efficiency, green building, walkability, high density building, arts and culture, and community living for multiple generations."


We had a great lunch at the Blue Eyed Daisy in downtown Serenbe and then enjoyed a sunny walk to see some of the residential area.
Of course, no "girls weekend" is complete without a bit of retail therapy so we spent some time in the shops at Serenbe. My favorite was Repurpose. It is a really cool shop showcasing new life for "found objects" with some lovely fresh flowers thrown in for delight! Everything had so much character and was unique
 as only a "repurposed" item could be!

I love this photo of Nancy,  She is apparently like the Pied Piper, but with the cats of Serenbe!   

So, after our jaunt around Serenbe, we headed back to Atlanta and a stop at Ballard Designs http://www.ballarddesigns.com/ to see what might be lurking in their outlet.  Then back to Nancy's where she treated us all to a delicous dinner.  We finished off the night in the wee hours after much laughter, sharing, liberal servings of Eve's Homemade toffee and, of course, a Chick Flick!  It was sad to go our separate ways on Sunday morning....but I went away happy and content and knowing the God has truly given me some very special friends in my life.  I can't wait to do it again!


3 comments:

  1. Oh it was oh so fun....glad I could stand in and help make the other girls look thin...:p
    Lunch was delicious, the tour was amazing but the friendship was the bestest....the very bestest!
    Suzanne

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  2. What a fun day! It's great that the four of you had the opportunity to get together.

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  3. What fun! I love the pictures and it looks like you girls had a great time. What a cute little community Serenbe is.

    Lorrie

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