Historic West End Bumper Stickers….

Have you purchased yours? Only $2 at the Grounds Coffee shop- 898 Oak Street aka- SkyLofts/CVS entrance. Grab a few and represent the WE!!!! -Also, while you’re there- I highly recommend the Peach Smoothie & Pound cake (my weekly treat) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Vision Collective presents

Wednesday Nite Exhale
@
The Grounds Coffeehouse in The Historic West End
Open Mic…..Art….Music….And the BEST POUND CAKE EVER!!!
We start at 8pm SHARP!! $ 5 Cover.
Come Exhale with us!  See you there!
The Grounds coffeehouse is located on the lower level of the Skylofts on the corner of Joseph Lowery and Ralph David Abernathy Blvd. Park  in the CVS or Skyloft parking lot.
REMEMBER TO EXHALE EVERY
1ST AND 3RD WEDNESDAY
 

 

 

Open Mic Night & a Math-athon

Open Mic night at the Grounds was inspiring. Harrison (age 9) set it off with one of his original pieces. I always get excited when I see kids in their space- conformable with themselves and life, free enough to stand before a group of adults and speak. -And not just saying ‘anything!’ He had a message.

*appaulds for Harrison *

Open mic night is every Wednesday starting at 7:30. Vincent Tolliver is a regular but we came out with the kids- unfortunatly we didn’t get to hear his piece (as per him, this piece was not for their ears-lol)

Speaking of Harrison, you’ll be amazed when you meet this young man (maybe not- if you’ve met his parents since the apple does not fall far…). Harrison is participating in a Math-athon to help children with cancer for St. Jude Hospital. He is asking for our support, and asking for us to contribute any amount of money- per math problem he complete- i.e. $1 per problem he solves. You can sign up in the Grounds Coffee House (@ the Sky Lofts)- they may not have the sign out so be sure to ASK. It’s for a good cause, and he’s no slacker. How many kids do you know, who are willing to do MATH to help someone? I normally see kids by the side of the interstate with a football uniform or donuts asking me to “donate to my team”………. the unknown team?

The ties that bind us…

After a long day of homeschooling, real estate transactions, IT recruitment AND being mommy to dancing princesses -literally –Mini Me #2 Mini Me #2

it was nice to get out and take a stroll up to The Grounds Coffeehouse at the Skylofts. The atmosphere was everything you would expect and want in a growing city neighborhood.

Great music, comfortable seating, good conversation and best of all- well priced and made warm beverages! My daughters talked about the White Hot Chocolate on the walk home, and how I should have ordered another round ‘to go’ as well. I had a Mocha Latte with whipped cream and chocolate syrup… I almost ordered another when I remembered it was after 7; staying up to watch the walls at midnight was NOT an option.

The spirit of unity and ‘for the growth of OUR community’ resonated off the owners, Carlos and Tamara. You get a sense that it’s not all about the money for them.. and judging by the way my girls continued to beg me to buy cookies- for them either. (Thank you Tamara for the cookies!)

While my husband vibes with Carlos on topics ranging from Brooklyn, Redman to the changes in the West End… I was able to capture a mother son moment which made my heart proud. You can tell the two boys, (Harrison 10 and Benny 7) are proud of their parents, paving the way for these future entrepreneurs.

In all my picture taking, I neglected to capture a clear picture of Benny- who entertained my girls and has been officially deemed “the boy with the coolest cars”lol…. I’ll be sure to take another on my next visit.

I’m excited about this Coffeehouse, which caters to everyone; families, students, professionals, seniors and anyone in between. Stop in, I know you will agree it is certainly an added benefit to living in the West End.

The Grounds Coffeehouse @ Skylofts

898 Oak Street, Atlanta 30310

Free Wi-Fi

Art Exhibits

Open Mic Nights Every Wednesday

Children’s Reading Hour Saturday morning

Morning coffee delivery service for Skyloft Tenants