Celebrated spring this weekend with my first, overdue trip to the Dogwood Festival. Living in Atlanta for 12 years, I don’t know how I’ve never attended, but I’m glad I made it. The 80th Dogwood Festival signifies the international blooming of the dogwood trees during a weekend event where food, fun and games come together to create a festive vibe.

Champagne Jesse Mills at Piedmont Park for Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2016 with Ralph Lauren 2

Champagne Jesse Mills with Kayla and Kaytlen Freeman at Piedmont Park for Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2016 with Ralph Lauren 3

My work lends me to be predominantly indoors, so I’m learning to experience the outdoors more. Festivals like these are great excuses to get out and enjoy the company of my friends (and food!). It’s also an excuse to EAT FUNNEL CAKE! I only eat it once or twice a year, so I savor each bite and tear covered in powdered sugar.

Champagne Jesse Mills at Piedmont Park for Atlanta Dogwood Festival 2016 with Ralph Lauren 3

Took some time to take shots on the main grounds and near the lakes as we explored the park. Also shared moments on Snapchat : ChampagneJesse and my Instagram. I like to archive my travels as I go to create a capsule for the future. The good part about social media is that it allows us to file our best memories for the future.

Bonus: back at the Loews high-rise suite, we figured we still keep the camera going as the sun was setting on the backdrop of Midtown Atlanta with Kayla Madonna.

Champagne Jesse Mills wearing EPTM at Loews Hotel Atlanta 4

Champagne Jesse Mills wearing EPTM at Loews Hotel Atlanta 3

Champagne Jesse Mills wearing EPTM at Loews Hotel Atlanta 2

Champagne Jesse Mills wearing EPTM at Loews Hotel Atlanta 1

Hat by Mitchell & Ness | Jacket by Ralph Lauren | Joggers by Rogue | Shoes by McQ Puma by Alexander McQueen

Cheers,

‘Champagne Jesse’ Mills

Dogwood Festival 2016