We are on our way back from 5 days in Atlanta.  While not totally springtime there it was a welcomed relief from the Arctic winter we have been experiencing in New England this year.  If you have been following me on Instagram you will have seen our trip began with the gorgeous, big, family wedding of my darling cousin.  Her gown and bridal look rivaled Kate Middleton and for the reception…lets just say, chandeliers capped with giant Spanish moss domes and 80′s cover band!  I must have danced until almost midnight, heels, 6 1/2 months pregnant and all.  It was a blast.  Plus my date was crazy handsome and an amazing dancer.  Makes me realize we need to go to more black-tie events, he looked so good.

(All photos via my iPhone)

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Me and my gorgeous date.BlackTiePregnant

Atlanta is also home store mecca with a plethora of amazing home goods and decor shops.  While I didn’t get to go into all of the ones I love, I did pop into two of my favorites.  The first being the chain World Market.  For some reason, World Market has not made its way up to Boston, but you can order online, so I popped into test drive some patio furniture I have been eying online.  I love this store!  Their price point is a little like Ikea and Target, but as the name suggest they designs pull more from around the world.  India, Africa, Asia, with the staples here and there.

It is an amazing go to for cheep summer jewelry and scarves.  Love love love it.

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And they have the best food and wine section.  I love these mini champagne bottles.  Makes me want to drink one with a straw like a model backstage at a Parisian fashion show.

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Oh and can’t forget the selection of gummies.  :)

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Probably my most favorite home store in Atlanta is BD Jeffries.  They carry some of the most luxe gifts, decor and furniture perfectly displayed and curated.  The store is practically a 3D version of a magazine editorial and always offers amazing inspiration.  Rich and layered, the iPhone photos do not do it justice.  One walk through there and I am psyched to move onto the fun decorating part of my home renovation.  I want EVERYTHING…although I only got some stationary and two throw pillows.

Coffee table and book (hi my hand)

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Crazy amazing stool.BDJeffriesAtlanta-13

Fabulous throw pillows.

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This vignette was soooooo great.  The photo does not do it justice.  Mirror, table, stools.BDJeffriesAtlanta-9

I was worried my living room was getting too gray and boring.  This vignette had me not as afraid of all grey or natural wood.  As long as it is layered with texture.BDJeffriesAtlanta-8

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I LOVE the feet on this little stool.

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And this side table/stool was like a piece of sculpture.BDJeffriesAtlanta-5 BDJeffriesAtlanta-4

I liked how they turned this little sofa table credenza into a desk space.  Gives me some ideas.BDJeffriesAtlanta-3

And this tie-dye pillow was so lovely.  Wish it came in grey/black.BDJeffriesAtlanta-2

A Boston friend of mine, the talented Rachel Reider Interiors,  just went down to Atlanta for a girls weekend and asked for some shopping and restaurant recommendations.  Now Atlanta has all the big flagship stores and eating establishments you would expect of any large metropolis, but it is the bungalow neighborhoods and flora filled city that shape Atlanta’s personality…and there is no better time to visit than the spring.  It is truly when the south shines.  Here is a list of some of my favorite places unique to the beautiful city of Atlanta

P.S. I would recommend approaching Atlanta by neighborhood.  Each one has it’s own little feel and great shopping and food.  Otherwise you will spend half your day driving…oh and always use back roads if you can.  Most Atlantans, who live in the city, avoid the highways like the plague.

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Rosebud

Rosebud – (Virginia-Highlands/Morningside) This great little neighborhood restaurant has some of the best food in the city with many farm-to-table selections.  In fact there is a farmers market every Saturday in their parking lot where the purchase most of their food.  I use to live right down the street from Rosebud and would seriously eat there at least once a week.  The enchanted mountain springs trout is my favorite dish in the whole world!!!!

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Yoforia

Yoforia (Virginia-Highlands/Morningside) – another neighborhood favorite and right across the street from Rosebud.  WAAAAYYYY better than Pinkberry and with only 5 grams of sugar and ounce you can eat your heart out.
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Two Urban Licks

Two Urban Licks (Midtown/PonceyHighlands)  Very cool, big warehouse restaurant.  Great food with a little southern fire to it.  The restaurant also showcases a gorgeous, huge Todd Murphy painting.  Todd Murphy is on of my favorite painters and I swear one day I will have one hanging in my home.
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Horseradish Grill

Horseradish Grill (Buckhead) – Even though it is technically in Buckhead it is tucked away in a beautiful neighborhood setting.   A favorite for years of my whole family (we held my mothers 60th birthday there) it is across from the beautiful Chastain horse stables.  A little country club chic and a little casual southern elegance, this place it perfect for any group.  They have a killer trout dish as well and a lovely outdoor patio.

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Shopping – home decor

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Gramercy Home (Buckhead) – Love love love this store.  I have done multiple photoshoots for them and they always have the best things, I could go on, but check my previous blog post and post, to see for yourself.

Photo by me

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Peices

Peices (Buckhead) – I am sure most of you have heard of Peices and the uber chic owner Lee Kleinhelter.   The little shop is perfectly curated with all those coveted interior design goodies you see in every magazine.  Everything is totally lust worthy.

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B.D. Jeffries

B.D. Jeffries (Buckhead) – do not judge this store by the website.  It is awesome.  Very old South/Garden & Gun chic.  You will want to buy everything.  Silver, leather, home, mens, childrens, the expansive shop is perfect vignette after perfect vignette.

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Erika Reade

Erika Reade (Buckhead) – right next to B.D. Jeffries it is the waffle robe and beautiful linens to B.D. Jeffries’ silver and leather

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Providence Antiques

Providence Antiques (Virginia-Highlands/Morningside) Right next to Rosebud, this shop is a little gem of home decor and random things you don’t see all over the Internet.  The woman that runs it is AWESOME and here little French Bulldog, Hector is the cutest thing ever.

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Shopping – clothing, baby, etc.

Atlanta has all the big stores at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, but here are some unique to Atlanta little boutiques.

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Vetted (Buckhead) – awesome redone little bungalow with great edited stuff.  I did a blog post on the shop a few months ago here.  I still wish I had purchased this necklace.

Photo by me

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B Braithwaite

B Braithwaite (Howell Mill area) – World’s best baby store :)  The owners are a mother/daughter team (I went to college and am good friends with the daughter Chaffee, so please tell them hi if you go in).  Their shop is gorgeous and the pristine white decor, makes you feel as though raising a baby will be the most wonderful, blissful event.  When the baby challenges do come, they have an awesome blog, and a rolodex full of experts to help.   Oh and their cool and modern Kiawah Island beach house was just in the April Veranda magazine.

I mean…the storefront alone is worth the visit.  How Parisian chic it this?!

Photo courtesy of B Braithwaite.

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Labels

Labels Resale Boutique (Buckhead) – again, do not judge a shop by its web site.  This is a great little consignment shop (hit or miss as with all consignment shops) but I have gotten some great stuff over the years.  They have a black Birkin for sale right now for $6500  which is still out of my league but sooooooo pretty.

 

Very Wang dress I got at Labels last year. Photo by me

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So that is the quick and dirty on some of my favorite Atlanta spots.  What are yours?  Please do share so we can expand the list and put more wonderful places on the must do Atlanta list. :)

Cheers,

Sarah

Vetted – Atlanta

October 28, 2010

During my work trip to Atlanta this week, I made a point to stop by the newly opened boutique, Vetted on E. Paces Ferry in Buckhead.  My favorite blogger and friend, Elements of Style, wrote about this new shop a few weeks ago, while they were still under construction and I have been dying to check it out.

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I popped in after a very long day of work, simply planning on perusing the racks…what happened about 15 minutes later included a dressing room full of clothes and a glass of wine in my hand.  I love this place!  (Don’t worry my darling husband.  I only left with a pair of very reasonably priced ($145) but AMAZING wide leg pants. :) )

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Also loved the two tone ebony and ivory looking hooks.

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The crisp white space with black molding and cool accents created a fabulous show room in this darling 1930′s Atlanta style bungalow.  (Makes me miss my little Virginia-Highlands home just a bit.)

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A rack of gorgeous neutrals.

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To die for necklace featured right at the entry.

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April, the extremely friendly and fun owner, explained she tries to carry new, hard to find designers like Thread Social, Myne, and Geren Ford, with no item costing more than $500.  She also carries only a few of each item, ensuring you won’t have the same dress as everyone else at the Christmas party.

So if you are in Atlanta, I definitely recommend swinging by Vetted, let April pour you a glass of wine and have fun!

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P.S. They have vintage clothing selection coming soon.  I can’t wait.

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Gramercy Home – shop tour

September 3, 2010

Gramercy Home, I cannot describe how much I adore this shop: amazing linens and bedding, gorgeous table settings and glassware,  inspiring bedroom and living room vignettes, and the most beautiful hostess gifts that will make you the hit of any party.  The shop truly lives up its namesake and iconic Manhattan neighborhood, Gramercy Park, while infusing elegant southern charm and spirit.  Every time I am back in Atlanta I make a point to pop in and see what goodies they have in store, and a few weeks ago I was in for a little photo shoot.  Here is a little blog window-shopping.

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The Perfect Robe

My obsessions with Gramercy Home all started with a robe.  Not just any robe, the perfect white, waffle robe with my initials monogrammed in white.  Now robes are not necessarily the most glamorous of garments, but the perfect white robe, well, that is a rare treasure.  This one met all the criteria: crisp, clean, soft and comfortable.

The infamous robe

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Inspired Shopping

All the goodies that lie within the shop seem to further emulate that perfect white robe feel.

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Linens

They change their bed linen designs every six weeks and are always plush and cool.  I just love this Liberty of London peacock print.

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And this nautical bedroom mixed with an eclectic  Indian print and pops of orange is it to die.

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Table Settings

Great table setting designs and ideas.

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Lamps and Lighting

They even carry lamps by Jill Rosenwald which can be ordered in custom colors and designs.  Jill’s studio is in that same Boston studio space as Elements of Style, Jessica Sutton Graphic Design and New Brahmin and is a ceramic wonderland.  (All these amazingly creative entrepreneurial woman in one place…there must be something in the water.)

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Goodies Galore

My mother always taught me to have a ready supply of hostess gifts and goodies in the house.  You never know when you may get invited somewhere and a good southern girl never shows up empty handed.  I stock up at Gramercy regularly.  Here are some of my favorites.

Bud vases, frames and little ceramic jars

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Monogrammed tea towels and french soaps

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Don’t forget the baby. Gramercy has a full baby and nursery section.  The knitted animals are just too cute.

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Definitely make a point to stop by if you are in the Atlanta area and tell them I said hi.  Even the map how to get there is adorable.

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I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

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