Apartment Hunting in the ATL

What a whirlwind of a weekend! We flew in to ATL on Friday night and were lucky enough to get 1st Class on the second leg of our flight so we enjoyed a little imbibing while discussing our Saturday agenda.


We stayed at the Marriott Glen Autograph Collection and it was AMAZING! It was totally artsy and I loved the decor!

IMG_4373Bright and early Saturday morning we met up with Susan, our Realtor to start the apt hunt. We had 6 properties to see by 11:30am so we had our running shoes on!

The first place we saw was only a 1 bedroom so we were outta there in literally 3 minutes…See ya!

The second place completely blew us away. Located downtown, this 27th floor apt had 2 bedrooms with floor to ceiling windows, a balcony, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors. It was breathtaking! One of my favorite amenities was the rooftop pool…painfully beautiful!

IMG_4361We went to a few more places with Susan and then headed off on our own. We went to the AMLI apartment complex which I had found through a Google search. We loved it! Located in the Old 4th Ward area, it boasts an entrance to the Beltline which is a combo of rail, trail and greenspace that is in the works. Ultimately, when the project is completed it will connect 45 neighborhoods in town and run approximately 26 miles. I can’t wait to get out there for a jog or bike ride!

We knew AMLI was definitely the place for us almost immediately, the toughest choice was deciding which unit we wanted. More space? Better view? Cheaper price? We had soooo many options that we decided to sleep on it. Sunday morning after brunch in Midtown we headed over to AMLI to sign the lease. We had the hysterical leasing agent, Lisa, walk us through the options once again and we finally choose our place! I can’t wait to show ya’ll once we’re moved in and settled!

We headed off to the airport for our flight around 4pm and upon checking in we stumbled upon a jackpot. Apparently Southwest Airlines decided that we were the lucky winners and spit out 4 beverage coupons for our flights home. Cheers!!!

**Please note the guy in the corner laughing at our excitement**


As an added surprise, a few months ago, at a wedding in Chicago, I noticed that one of my charms on my Pandora bracelet was missing. It was actually the Bunny charm that DJ got me after one of his long business trips. I was devastated! DJ, knowing this, surprised me by bringing me in to the Pandora store in the terminal moments before boarding our flight. Now, the bunny has returned with an additional sparkly friend which now live happily surrounding the charm I got in St. Maarten. IMG_4382

Peace, love & spanks

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