One of the great things about Me-Made-June is that it has forced me to take a little time each day to do something other than work: shooting outfit photos, blogging, interacting with other MMJ participants online. And guess what? Relaxing my schedule a little bit hasn't affected my livelihood at all. Obviously, all other things being equal, more goofing off is the way to go! :)
This Monday (my day off), Anthony and I set out to do some thrifting and exploring. First stop: the Salvation Army thrift store on Marietta Street, where I bought a really cute top (soon to be seen in an outfit photo). The real coup, though, was this:
Next, a break from the heat at Zesto. Mmmm...hot fudge sundae.
From there, we wandered down to Paris on Ponce. It's definitely more of an antique store than a thrift store, so not really in our budget for shopping, but still fun to explore. I found a weird room and a door marked "VAULT" so naturally I had to open it and see what was behind it. Inside, I found a magical wonderland!
Here I am, on a plush couch, peeking out from behind a curtain made of lace, lights, and sequins. (You saw another shot of this in yesterday's post.) It turns out I had stumbled upon Le Maison Rouge, a fantastic space that Paris on Ponce rents out for events (it's quite pricey, but if any of you want to throw a party there, please be sure to invite me!). It's like a sumptuous French...something. Cabaret? Boudoir? There was no one in there, so Anthony and I explored and gawked at everything.
Then we headed down Moreland to Value Village, where I bought a rack thingy to hang scarves and belts on. Not photo-worthy, but this sign, on the other hand....
We rounded out the evening at Thinking Man Tavern for dinner and drinks (and board games--yes, they have plenty to choose from on their shelves). Last week, the Tavern was struck by lightning not once but twice! They had to close for a few days, including Friday, so I'm sure that was very costly for them. If you're on the east side of Atlanta, stop by for a meal or a drink and generate some cash flow for these fine folks.
In conclusion, taking a day off--really OFF--totally rocks. I definitely felt more like me by letting myself have a day to relax, explore, be spontaneous, and just see what happens. Note to self: do this more often.