a slice of heaven

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i’m referring to the wonderful community of serenbe, located just miles outside of atlanta. for those of you who haven’t been, here’s a small explanation of what it is: a 1,000 acre community that focuses on land preservation, agriculture, energy efficiency, etc. there are lots of houses on the huge property, along with stables, restaurants, a general store, a theater, an inn, and even farm animals. the baby goats were definitely one of our favorite parts of the whole place. the whole property is centered on its’ walkability, which we loved. 

so now that you have an idea of what serenbe is, here’s how we ended up there. ike and i were housesitting/dogsitting for a couple at church who lives in newnan, and ike randomly mentioned one day that serenbe was close by and that we should go there sometime soon. i had no idea exactly how close serenbe was to where we were staying— it was about a 20 minute drive through beautiful back roads and small towns. we went in the morning for a breakfast date, and stopped at blue eyed daisy because they had ike’s favorite: bagels and lox. 

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after breakfast, we met a sweet man who happened to live in serenbe, so he gave us all the information we needed on where to go within the community if we didn’t have much time— which we didn’t. we left the cafe and within 5 minutes of walking, we were immersed in a gigantic wildflower meadow. it was absolutely gorgeous.

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that meadow led us to a short walk through the woods, which led us to the farm animals! they had goats, sheep, and chickens. ike always talks about wanting goats when we have land, so i think he especially loved hanging out with them for a bit.

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a few other things we enjoyed seeing were the inn and the garden, the random but awesome treehouse in the woods, the general store, and the incredible houses that i couldn’t help but take too many pictures of…

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the general store was celebrating its’ one year anniversary that night with live music, free food and drinks, and lots of socializing. my favorite thing about the store… it sold sweetgrass dairy cheese! home sweet home.

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i hope by the end of this post that you’re convinced you need to visit this place. we decided to make it a reoccurring date because it was peaceful, relaxing, and honestly felt like we were in a different state. it’s crazy to think that all of this is just 30 miles from the atlanta airport. if you get a chance to go explore, let me know because i want to tag along!

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