March 6, 2014
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)
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.
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.
Oh and can’t forget the selection of gummies. :)
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)
Fabulous throw pillows.
I LOVE the feet on this little stool.
May 3, 2011
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.
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!!!!
Two Urban Licks
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.
Shopping – home decor
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
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.
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.
Erika Reade (Buckhead) – right next to B.D. Jeffries it is the waffle robe and beautiful linens to B.D. Jeffries’ silver and leather
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.
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.
Photo by me
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.
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
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. :)
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.
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. :) )
My dressing room
Also loved the two tone ebony and ivory looking hooks.
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.)
A rack of gorgeous neutrals.
To die for necklace featured right at the entry.
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!
P.S. They have vintage clothing selection coming soon. I can’t wait.