• My C12 Laptop Bag by Bartaile

    Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love found the perfect laptop bag by Bartaile
  • It’s Scorpio Season!

  • How to dress up your graphic t-shirt

  • Bloom Where You Are Planted

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My C12 Laptop Bag by Bartaile

I have always been a huge supporter of small businesses especially ones founded by female business owners. A few months ago while scrolling through Facebook and Instagram, I stumbled upon a Kickstarter campaign for a laptop bag created by a female owned company named Bartaile.

I had been searching for the perfect laptop bag that would travel well to and from work and on vacations. I loved that this bag could be a backpack, a tote bag, or a messenger bag. The C12 Bag by Bartaile is perfect for every stage of life! I loved that it was waterproof and had tons of compartments inside. It is also lightweight! My previous laptop bag was so heavy and was affecting my posture. So it was definitely time for a much-needed upgrade.  Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love found the perfect laptop bag by Bartaile

Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love found the perfect laptop bag by Bartaile

This bag travels really well. Before buying it, I did not know I would be carrying it everywhere with me. Because of all of the great compartments, I am easily able to carry all of my stuff. It serves as my work bag, my gym bag, and my everyday bag. 

It’s Scorpio Season!

Usually, when you are meeting someone new for the first time a few things always come up in the conversation. Where are you from? When is your birthday?  What’s your zodiac sign? Hi! My name is Jewel. I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. Today is my birthday and I’m a Scorpio.

Usually, when you tell someone you are a Scorpio you either get one or two reactions. A side-eye or a friendly response.I don’t follow a lot of astrology but I do believe people who are born around the same time of year share similar personality traits. But I will tell you that Scorpios are the most misunderstood signs in astrology.We really aren’t that complex when you get to know us. A few characteristics of the Scorpio female is a that we are loyal, a true friend, honest to the core, intense, mysterious, hard-working, one not to cross, passionate, loving, and influential.

I love being a Scorpio so when J.Crew released their limited edition zodiac graphic tees this summer. I had to purchase one! These zodiac t-shirts flew off the shelves at J.Crew because I looked for other signs for friends as gifts for the holidays and they were all gone. Luckily, J.Crew still had the Scorpio t-shirt in my size online. In honor of my birthday today, I’m rocking my Scorpio t-shirt! Even though its chilly outside I’ve paired this graphic tee with a pair of black jeans and a jacket. 

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Styles the J.Crew Scorpio Graphic Tee

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Styles the J.Crew Scorpio Zodiac Graphic Tee


Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Styles the J.Crew Scorpio Zodiac Sign Graphic Tee


Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Styles the J.Crew Scorpio Sign Graphic Tee Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger Eat.Drink.Shop.Love Styles the J.Crew Scorpio Graphic Tee at White Provisions in Atlanta

Photographed by Amber Jane Photography

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How to dress up your graphic t-shirt

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic tshirt

I’ve recently become obsessed with graphic t-shirts. Every time I see one with a cute phrase I have to purchase it. I love a good T-shirt that I can just throw on with jeans or dress up with a skirt and a pair of heels. 

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt

The weather is starting to turn cooler in Atlanta and I thought this would be the perfect outfit for brunch with friends when paired with a leather jacket.  The top is from J.Crew (Sold Out) and this skirt (on sale) is from Madewell.

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt with J.crew and Madewell

This J.crew “Salut!” top stood out because of its bold font and bright blue color. Salut means in hello in French and graphic tees are a great way to start a conversation or get a message across. 

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt with J.Crew Salut shirt

Top Atlanta Lifestyle Blogger, Jewel Hazelton of Eat.Drink.Shop.Love shares how to dress up a graphic t-shirt in J.Crews Salut top

Photography by Amber Corbi

Shop a few of my favorite graphic tees below. 

 

 

Bloom Where You Are Planted

How to Bloom Where Planted

As I approach my 32nd birthday next month, I recently had a conversation with a friend about being self-aware and blooming where you are planted. We looked back at my personal growth story and walk through faith over the past few years. If you knew me 6 years ago, I was anxious, in a mentally abusive relationship, and lacked a lot of self-confidence. The woman you see today is strong, self-aware, confident and has mastered how to bloom where you are planted in life. I’ve learned that life isn’t always going to be filled with flowers but you can make the best with what you have in your garden. 

So when my photographer and I stumbled upon this mural on Atlanta’s beltline trail I knew we had to photograph this for the blog. Atlanta is filled with murals around the city but this one, in particular, stood out to me. I love the abstract and bold flowers on this mural. They are a little rugged but they are standing tall and blooming. 

Dress//Shoes//Jewelry//Bag

Photography by Amber Corbi

Create & Cultivate Conference: Seattle Edition

I just got back from Create & Cultivate in Seattle. Create & Cultivate is a full day conference for female bloggers, creatives, influencers, digital marketing professionals and entrepreneurs. Each quarter Create&Cultivate hosts the conference in a new city. I missed Create & Cultivate when it made its way to Atlanta last fall. I was already planning a trip to Seattle to visit my best friend who lives there this fall so when I found out that Create&Cultivate was happening, I had to purchase a ticket. 

Weeks leading up to conference I had been under the weather and was concerned I wasn’t going to be able to attend. But everything worked out and I boarded a plane to Seattle from Atlanta last week. I’ve been looking forward to attending this conference for months because I had heard so many good things about it from other bloggers. 

Create & Cultivate was amazing and unlike any other conference, I had attended. The energy was awesome and it felt good to be in the company of so many amazing women who are doing great things in the industry. Everyone was invested in helping each other flourish. 

Attendees were broken out into two separate tracks during the day. One track was focused on women looking to launch a business or take on a new career path and the second track was focused on content creation, social media and blogging. I attended the second track. Panel session covered topics like how to create snackable content, how to stay creative in a fast-paced and digital world, and advice from the blogging veterans like Emily Schuman from Cupcakes and Cashmere and Gala Gonzalez. Some of the themes from the day were focused on encouraging women to think outside the box, find other mediums than social media to tell your story and be prepared to disrupt your industry. 

The one thing that attracted me most about attending Create & Cultivate was that they paired you with a mentor during the conference. My mentors at Create & Cultivate were Maxie McCoy and Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen. I’ve followed both of their career paths for a while now, so it was amazing to be able to chat with them in person and ask them for advice. 

The keynote lineup was the amazing! The keynote speakers were Brooklyn Decker, Mandy Moore, and Issa Rae. All millennial women changing the game in their particular industries. 

If you are a female entrepreneur or a woman in the creative space, I highly recommend that you attend Create & Cultivate when it comes to a city near you.The next city should be announced soon on the Create & Cultivate Instagram account