About Whitney

Hi *waves*, I’m Whitney and I’m a southern girl from Kentucky that is also known as “The Pizza Queen.” When you own dozens of accessories and clothing themed items, dress as Pizza Rat for Halloween, and go to grand openings for several pizza restaurants, the name is given to you pretty quick.

I’m originally a small town girl from Pikeville, nestled into the rolling mountains of Appalachia. In 2008, after graduating from college, I made the move to Lexington and have been here ever since.

I work from home as an ESL teacher. I also do photography (mostly fashion, couples, and families). I’m also a Southern Lifestyle blogger. I am no stranger to blogging. I’ve actually blogged for over 8 years, but I shut my old blog down in late 2014/early 2015. I started this blog in May 2016. It’s to showcase the fabulous city of Lexington, the great state of Kentucky, and Southern Living.

Since I’m from Lexington, Kentucky, I bleed blue since I live in the BBN aka the Big Blue Nation. I prefer bourbon over wine. After all, I have to, since KY is responsible for 95% of the world’s bourbon. I’ve been married for five years this June 11 to a California boy. I actually met him through my ex’s friend. He didn’t know I was coming with his friend to his house, so there I was entering his door, while he was wearing a stained white t-shirt and Mountain Dew pajama pants. We’ve been together ever since (that was July 1, 2009).

Dogs haves my heart, and I have to pet and hug every dog I meet. I actually adopted two from the local shelter and their names are Bentley and Royce. I think cheese can make anything better, and there’s no such thing as too much cheese. I used to be an extremely picky eater, but not so much anymore. I’m a foodie, and I love to eat and cook and try new restaurants.

My favorite holiday is the 4th of July and I have no problem with dressing head to toe in red, white, and blue… Actually, I prefer it! (I have so much patriotic stuff it’s ridiculous). You should see one of the pairs of American flag shorts I own (Actually, like 20 of our friends own the same pair and we wear them at the same time!!) I love reality shows and love making myself scared watching all those Investigation Discovery shows.

I love to laugh and am always having fun, whether I’m out with friends or just sitting at home with my husband or if I’m by myself. I truly believe that happiness is a choice and mindset is everything.

Some other things about me that you may or may not know:

  • I have a M.Ed in Mental Health Counseling.
  • I do photography. Mostly, fashion, couples, portraits, and families!
  • I am an ESL teacher, and have been teaching ever since February 2015.
  • I have been playing piano for 25 years.
  • I took tap, jazz, and ballet for 16 years.
  • I have thousands and thousands of song lyrics memorized.

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About Fabulous in Fayette: 

Probably over the past four years, Lexington’s restaurant scene started to change and up popped up many local restaurants, farm to table restaurants, etc, as well as the food truck scene. The sad thing is a lot of people are completely unaware about the events and things to do and places to eat in our city.

I had been planning on starting this blog for quite some time, but it was just more of a fleeting idea than a full-fledged plan. I have so many friends that are always asking me how I find out about events, restaurants, grand openings, etc, and I see some people out there complaining how there is nothing to do (It is actually the exact opposite!), so I figured that I would share the fabulousness that Lexington has to offer.

My hope is to inspire others, no matter where they may live, to get out and explore their city and to try new foods and experience different things. Also, I want to encourage people to stop staying in their comfort zone and get out there and live life!