You're Invited | Bluefly x PRIV x Bella Bag Blogger Suite

As many of you know via social media, I spent a long weekend in New York a couple weekends ago for Fashion Week with a few of my favorite bloggers! #NYFW

 What an experience. Being back in my old stomping grounds felt right - as soon as I touched down at Newark (c'mon who flies into LGA) it felt like I was home, again. It's crazy how you instantly feel the energy of the concrete jungle! And boy, did we hit the ground running (or wogging)!

 After checking into the Trump, we quickly freshened up and made our way down to Soho! My friend, fellow blogger and Director of PR + Marketing for Bella Bag, Teodora Nicolae, personally invited me to the Bluefly x PRIV x Bella Bag Blogger Suite. All the days of outfit planning were behind us (and in 500 suitcases, kidding) and now it was time to complete our looks with a few show stopping handbags! 

Bella Bag teamed up with Bluefly.com and PRIV for a fashion week blogger suite which all went down at SIXTY SOHO! The girls and I enjoyed  hair, makeup, nails and mini-massages courtesy of PRIV and a look at this season's hottest styles courtesy of Bluefly while sipping on Maven Cocktails.

Bella Bag did not disappoint! With a special selection of luxury handbags and vintage designer jewelry from heritage brands like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Celine, Dior, Prada, Gucci and more. Handbags from the Bella Bag collection were available for us ladies to borrow through the Bella Bag NYFW Borrow Program -- bloggers in attendance will have the opportunity to borrow a luxury designer bag to wear, love and shoot with throughout the week

You know it's a winning situation when you are choosing between Chanel and Celine. I mean, how can you go wrong?!

My grandmother's vintage black Chanel is my timeless go-to, but the hot pink Chanel definitely caught my eye. I ended up going with the juiciest Celine I've ever seen! I took her everywhere...seen here on the streets of NYC.

With Miss Celine in tow, it was time to freshen up (again) before our dinner at Scarpetta later that evening. My PRIV make-up artist gave me a smoky eye and a dewy glow. Obsessed! PRIV is a one-stop destination for all your beauty and wellness needs. 

PRIV brings your favorite services, along with our highly-vetted professionals directly to you; anytime, anywhere. Looking and feeling good has never been easier or more affordable! PRIV is currently available in NYC, London, LA, the Hampton, the OC and Austin. Hopefully Atlanta is next on the list!

OUTFIT DEETS: Felt Hat (American Threads, Similar HERE) | Vest | Tank (H&M, OLD) | Watch (Target, OLD) | Jeans | Flats 

Thanks again Bella Bag for the having us! We'll see you soon!

PS - Have you checked out Bella Bag at Buckhead Atlanta? What handbag are you lusting for this Fall?

XOXO you know you love me (had to throw a GG reference in for old times sake),



Living La Dolce Vita at Dolce Italian

Capturing the hospitable charm of the Italian dining culture, Dolce Italian introduces la dolce vita to Atlanta with its fresh take on classics ranging from handcrafted pastas, to indulgent seafood risotto, meatballs over creamy polenta, and a selection of specialty Neapolitan-style pizzas. Located in Buckhead Atlanta, the opening of Dolce, on Friday, September 18, comes on the heels of winning Bravo’s 2015 culinary competition, Best New Restaurant, hosted by Tom Colicchio.

Under the leadership of Local Managing Partner, David Abes, Executive Chef Paolo Dorigato brings to Dolce’s Atlanta, Miami and Chicago locations a culinary passion inspired by his upbringing in Trentino, Italy. Dorigato joined LDV Hospitality in 2012 after stints at legendary Cipriani Wall Street and Michelin-starred Le Cirque. Dorigato expresses Italian cuisine in its purest form with his simple yet bold, authentic and seasonal menus.

I had the pleasure of attending the Grand Opening last week, and boy does LDV know how to throw a party! From the moment you enter Dolce, you can feel the richness of the atmosphere. During the Opening soiree, we were treated to an open bar with signature cocktails & endless bites from their flavorful menu!

Had to snag a picture with the one & only David Abes 
“Dolce is about socializing and indulging in the hospitable charm of the Italian dining culture,” says John Meadow, Founder of LDV Hospitality. “Atlanta is a city built upon hospitality and amazing food, and we are thrilled to introduce a restaurant reflective of the city’s well-established dining scene.”

Pull up a seat & order a glass of rosé  
With my girls (Erica & Allie)
Throughout the evening, there was lots of mingling and eating. Always enjoy catching up with my girls, Erica and Allie. It's been such a great experience working with LDV on our #GIRLTALKSERIES and now supporting them at their opening of Dolce! Looking forward to American Cut later this year.

Open for dinner nightly (I've been three times in less than a week #ItsThatGood) with plans to serve lunch in the coming weeks, Dolce will transport guests back in time to the elegance and ease of Fellini’s 1960s Rome. The bright, energetic 150-seat dining room is surrounded by a collection of mid-century modern furniture and art, creating the ultimate communal and convivial dining culture that Buckhead Atlanta is known for. An expansive 50-seat wrap-around outdoor terrace overlooks the luxurious Buckhead Atlanta shops and is ideal for al fresco dining, perfect for enjoying the seasonally focused menu or lingering over our signature Aperol Spritz.


The award-winning restaurant is the second of three LDV Hospitality concepts to open in Atlanta, following Corso which opened in December 2014 and leading American Cut slated to open November 2015.

Stay tuned for many more openings + BTS pictures from events around town! Also, if you ever need me to join you for dinner at Dolce - I'm your girl (insert girl raising hand emoji)!



Zoodles > Noodles

I feel like I should have sent an 'Out of Office' post to all of you! It's been TOO long. I've missed you all, and have LOTS of exciting things coming you way! But it's time to get back in the saddle! BTW - I hope you missed me and I promise to make it up to you all.

So in lieu of my return, I've got a yummy dish you can whip up in under 30 minutes tonight! I love zoodles - they make a great alternative to any pasta dish. #CarbFriendly #IsButterACarb

I'm also a huge fan and have a slight #GirlCrush on Ali of the brand & blog, Inspiralized. Check her our ASAP! She makes everything in noodle form - from delectable breakfast dishes to savory sides - and leaves no vegetable left behind. Before I followed her, I picked up my Veggetti at BB&B (love their 20% coupons)! Excuse the ramble, but I just adore her. Now while majority of the spiralized dishes I make come from her blog or snapchat, this one comes from my go-to-when-in-a-bind Pinterest board. Follow me here!

As I mentioned, this dish is SUPER simple and quite delicious! Bon appetite!

Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles

 2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 pound jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined 
1 Tablespoon minced garlic 
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 
1/4 cup white wine 
2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 
2 medium zucchini, cut into noodles
Chopped parsley, for garnish

For the entire recipe, click to see my Pin here!

PS - Stay tuned for #NYFW pics & to purchase tickets to my Barre to Brunch this Saturday, September 26 click the LINK

Have a fabulous Monday!


Why Stop at One, When You Can Have...Thirteen Pies

The other day, I saw a lady with a shirt that read, "Pizza is life." First off, who comes up with these amazing, graphic tees? And where can I get one? But seriously, give me a pizza and a refreshing (adult) beverage and I'm a happy camper! Add in friends and a lovely venue a la Thirteen Pies, and that's a winning recipe in my book!

Thirteen Pies comes to Buckhead Atlanta from the great state of Texas (hook 'em)! From the moment you walk in, you are greeted with a delightful aroma of wood fired pies (aka pizza) and pasta. As we took our seat at the table, we were soon welcomed by the woman of the hour Miss Erica Key (of Eating with Erica)! Giving us an idea of what to expect, my mouth instantly began to water. Who am I kidding? My mouth starts watering at the mention of pizza. But at Thirteen Pies, they offer more than your typical pizza joint. Their menu boasts appetizers such as the renowned baked goat cheese (to die for), chef-driven salads, house-made pastas, thirteen different pies, ranging in flavors and fresh toppings and last but not least, seasonal desserts (get the mascarpone -- it's like ice cream & cheesecake made a baby).


The Iberian is hands down my favorite pie on the menu! With fresh fennel salami, smoked provolone, soffritto, castelvetrano olive, yellow tomato & old manchego​ -- your group must order this one. Plus, Thirteen Pies offers gluten-free versions, as well! I see you gluten-free readers doing a happy dance! It's always nice to have restaurants that do their best to accommodate those with this popular allergy (or preference).

Are you hungry yet? Because after looking back at the photos from our dinner, I'm itching to get back to Thirteen Pies ASAP! With a full belly and happy heart, we snagged a group shot (because if you don't take a picture -- it didn't happen)! 

Always great when our group of foodies can get together and explore a new menu! What are some of your new spots around Atlanta? Use the #KaleMeKelly on Twitter or tag me on Instagram @kalemekelly, so I can see your picks!

Top: Old Navy (OLD) // Shorts: Old Navy (OLD) // Heels:  Zara (OLD) // Necklace: Stella & Dot // Bangles: Stella & Dot, Brighton (OLD)

Be sure to check out Thirteen Pies for lunch, too. They're offering 20% off your meal when you dine in during your lunch break! What a steal. Bonus, they're offering the same deal at their sister restaurant American Food and Beverage (located in Buckhead Atlanta, as well)!

Bon appétit! 


All Things Athleta

This month has been an exciting one to say the least! If you follow me on Instagram (or any other social media outlets), you know that I recently announced I'm the new Brand Ambassador for Athleta at Lenox Mall. I cannot put into words how thrilled I am for this opportunity. The road to get to where I am today (in regards to food & health) has been a long one. And it's still a daily struggle, but I am learning to love myself regardless of my imperfections and recognizing my victories no matter how small or big they may be. It's all about the journey and enjoying every minute of the ride!

Tank: Athleta //  Bralette: Athleta // Capri: Athleta
So when Julia with Athleta reached out to me, I could not say "yes" fast enough! What I've been through and what Athleta stands for makes for the perfect relationship. With Athleta's motto as "Power to the She," they recognize #GirlPower with everything they do. #GirlBosses

So in preparation for my first in-store styling event with Athleta, Julia and I picked out several pieces we liked and had a mini "fashion show!" It's not hard to see why so many women gravitate toward their brand. Their crops are super comfortable (and long enough for those of us who are just shy of 6 feet)! Another thing I'm loving about Athleta is their ability to outfit you for every need! Whether you're into yoga, bootcamp, running or just want an outfit you can throw on and look amazing after a workout - they've got something for every woman!

Along with in-store styling events, Athleta also offers: 
Expedited Shipping from Stores 
Fitness Classes (stay tuned for exciting news!!)
Give-It-A-Workout Guarantee (try it on and take it for a spin! Don't love it, bring it back!)

With all these sweaters and long layers, Fall cannot get here soon enough! Definitely have the whole look above on my wish list. #SweaterWeather

It was a blast getting to 'fit the ladies who stopped in! Several friends, family members and new faces came by to freshen up their workout wardrobe and buy gifts for the holiday season (eek, it's right around the corner)! I truly love seeing a woman feel confident in what shes wearing. And if you're into the whole "treat yo'self"trend, look no further than their Blissful Poncho! Perfect for the cooler temps! #ThankMeLater

If you're in the Buckhead area, check Athleta at Lenox Mall! Tell Julia, Kari or Rich I sent you! And also stay tuned for an exciting event later this month! You will NOT want to miss out.

What's your favorite fitness studio in Atlanta? Always love trying out new spots!

While this post may have had a sponsored element to it, I truly love Athleta and their clothing! Thanks for supporting the sponsorships that Kale Me Kelly collaborates with so that I can continue to bring you all one step closer to the happenings and best spots around Atlanta.