The first Saturday is May is one of my favorite holidays of the year...Derby Day. Yes, I do consider it a holiday! This year while I didn't attend the actual Derby in Louisville I got to host 4 of my very best friends for the Atlanta version. Holly, Brittany, Kristen and Meg are four amazing friends from SMU. Through the years we have remained close and I was ecstatic to get to have all four come visit at once.
Friday we had drinks at Park Tavern in Atlanta's famous Piedmont Park and then dinner on the patio at Basil's in Buckhead.
Saturday we got up early and at brunch with our other SMU friend, Christie and shopped around the Virginia-Highlands area. Afterwards we got all dressed up and headed to the Shepherd Center's annual Derby Day fundraiser. This year it was at the Georgia International Horse Park where they held the 1996 Olympic Equestrian events. We had a blast sipping mint juleps, watch the race on the big screen and dancing the night away.
Sunday we went to Buckhead Church and then to a quick stop at H&M.
It was truly a wonderful weekend with best friends.