|Mary Chapin Carpenter is playing Atlanta Botanical Gardens Friday Night. Go Enjoy.|
Mary Chapin Carpenter is bringing her heartfelt sound to The Atlanta Botanical Gardens' summer concert series on Friday night. From a review of Ashes and Roses, her latest album, a fan says:
"For many, especially Chapin's fans, her sharing of her personal journey with this beautiful music has been a great and honest, and uplifting tour of life. There is something very reaffirming about this collection. It speaks of the hard times, ( ashes ) and the beautiful times, ( roses) that we all encounter during our lives. Perhaps too many look for popular music to just be filled with light and bubbly repatative themes. I for one, am glad to have a soulful - gentle reminder - of the beauty all around, especially when listening to her music."Get your tickets at StubHub. They're going to $45 right now.
|The Atlanta Botanical Gardens Summer Concert Series is hosting some terrific acts this summer.|
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Here's what you do Friday:First: Breakfast at home today. Check out this article from Bon Apetit about the most interesting breakfasts in the country. They have a recipe for Burmese Red Pork Stew, that just looks amazing. Give that, or any of the others, a try. Full recipes are accessible by clicking the pictures. ($20)
|Burmese Red Pork Stew is one of the best breakfasts in the country. Who knew?! Check it out and the other five in Bon Appetit.|
Third: Lunch at Watershed. It's in a brand new location. The once-Decatur eatery has moved. And their charm and class have increased in the process. Sit inside to avoid the Peachtree traffic. Start with a glass of champagne. Then dine on roasted oysters, and the chicken fried steak sandwich, or the veg plate. They have the best vegetables at Watershed. Locally sources and prepared exactly right. Enjoy. ($25 per person).
|Watershed's dining room is cool and relaxed and welcoming.|
Fourth: Take a nap. Restore your energy for the concert. Follow the perfect bed rules.
Fifth: Prepare a picnic. So, you can take a picnic into the Botanical Gardens concert. Let's make the most of that! No picnic is good without a pic-a-nic basket. Macy's has good ones. This one below is pretty nice, and is going for about $80 right now.
|The Kabrio Basket from Macy's.|
If you are really into the picnic thing, splurge on the basket. It's worth it. Check this one out from Amazon. It's called the Windsor. Makes a great Christmas Present. ($234)
|If you want to go all out, get the Windsor picnic basket from Amazon. It's the only basket you'll ever need.|
Finally: Mary Chapin Carpenter time. Go to the Botanical Gardens and Enjoy. ($45 per person plus about $10 for parking).
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