I Found Heaven Back In The Day

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I was working in the Savannah office today and a coworker, Libby (the most fun you could ever have balled up into one person), took me to lunch at a place called Back in the Day Bakery on Bull Street.

Let me tell you…they had the best cupcakes I have ever had. I mean their cupcakes rival Sugar Sweet Sunshine’s in NYC, and that’s hard to do! Ellen DeGeneres, AOL and The New York Times all agree…Back in the Day Bakery has some of the best cupcakes you will ever scarf down.

I opted for the “Chocolate Heaven,” being the chocoholic that I am. Moist chocolate cake with creamy chocolate frosting and chocolate sprinkles pilled high. Trust me, it was heaven. If you’re not into chocolate they’ve got quite the variety of flavors, including: lemon coconut, double dipped chocolate ganache, red velvet and carrot cake to name a few.

Is your mouth watering yet?

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Getting Pierced

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The Pierces are a folk-pop duo out of New York City, by way of Birmingham, Alabama. The sisterly Southern belles found semi-stardom by performing their song, “Three Wishes” on the teen soap sensation, Gossip Girl.

It just so happens that a good friend of mine, who happens to be an avid fanatic of the series, recommended this band to me. Honestly, I’m not the biggest fan of disheartened songstresses, not unless they’re a real talent (see: Jenny Lewis, Regina Spektor), but I figured I’d give The Pierces a listen.

While I’m sure their stunning good-looks make quite the impression, I can’t say the same for their new album, Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge. Their songwriting and choice of musical arrangements are plucky at best but I’m afraid the album as a whole is…well…the title of their new single says it best, “Boring.”

On a brighter note, songs like gypsy-folk, glockenspiel laden, “Three Wishes” and ghostly semi-erotic, “Go To Heaven,” make me think these girls have potential and with the likes of Gossip Girl name dropping The Pierces, their career can only blossom.

And as The Pierces and I share the same Alma Mater, Auburn University, I wish them all the luck in the world. War Eagle, girls!