Ann MashburnA classic, chic women's wear store (Sid Mashburn is a connecting men's store as well). Each and every design in the store is divine.
Bungalow ClassicA gorgeous home décor store full of refined yet livable pieces. You'll find everything from antiques to upholstery to lighting.
W.PortMy favorite clothing boutique store in Atlanta! Everything in the store is handpicked by the store's founder and owner so it is incredible well curated. I think they have the best luxe knits selection around!
Simply Put Paper and GiftI always seek out paper & gift stores when traveling. Simply Put is an absolutely darling store full of the cutest specialty cards, yummy candles, little gifts and more.
Scott Antique MarketThe world's largest antique market takes place the second weekend of every month in Atlanta. It's huge and 100% worth traveling to Atlanta for.
Virginia HighlandA happening neighborhood filled with lots of restaurants, bars, and shops. It's a great part of town to walk up and down on a nice day.
The Shops of Buckhead AtlantaGo here for a high-end shopping experience full of stores you don't see in every city like Cynthia Rowley, Diptyque, Joie, Warby Parker, Intermix, and Alice + Olivia.
The Shops Around LenoxA little shopping district next to the Lenox Square Mall. Check out Draper James, Tooties, (for lines including Missoni, Tibi, Rag & Bone, Trina Turk, & DVF) and The Impeccable Pig (for reasonably priced clothing and jewelry). Eat at Flower Child while you're shopping.
Baby BraithwaiteAn adorable upscale baby store that sells every cute item you'd need for a nursery, newborn, or toddler.
Ponce City MarketThe most amazing place to go for everything! Ha, no really... it's a huge food hall, it's a shopping destination, and so much more (workout studios, a rooftop bar, etc.).
GunshowOne of the most fun and interesting dining experiences I've ever had! Inspired by Brazilian churrascaria-style dining and Chinese dim sum, the restaurant presents diners with always changing dishes on rolling carts where diners can pick and choose what they want to eat.
Bread & ButterflyA delicious European-inspired café with a lovely little bar, and bright patio, and an intimate dining room. Brunch is one of the best meals here but also not to be missed is the bistro-style dinner.
BeetleCatYou'll feel like you're right on the water when you eat at this delicious seafood spot. The oyster list is extensive and the décor is nautical chic. Ahoy!
Kroc Street MarketA food market with little food stands, bakeshops, bars, and restaurants including the yummy tex mex spot, Superica.
LadybirdNestled on the Atlanta Beltline, Ladybird is a half outdoor, half indoor restaurant and bar that serves up elevated campfire cuisine and yummy specialty cocktails around picnic tables, fire pits, and outdoor games. It's a great place to spend an afternoon!
Miller UnionA modern take on southern food with tasty cocktails.
The OptimistA go-to restaurant for seafood lovers & oyster fans.
One Midtown KitchenIn a renovated urban warehouse with views of Atlanta. Go here for well-prepared American cuisine & "bottomless wine."
Gio's Chicken AmalfitanoNothing beats an amazing BYOB spot and this place is no exception. The menu is focused on chicken-based Amalfi Coast cuisine… need I say more?
Le Patite MarcheA family owned French(ish) café serving sandwiches, salads, soups, and more for both breakfast and lunch.
BoccaLupoThe menu changes constantly at this low-key homestyle Italian eatery. The pasta here will make you weak in the knees.
The General MuirA New York inspired Jewish style deli and restaurant that serves up traditional favorites (yes, pastrami!) as well as modern dishes with a focus on fresh ingredients. The restaurant also has a yummy deli counter!
King + DukeGo here for everything from hushpuppies to avocado toast and lobster rolls to steaks… there's something for everyone!
Brezza CucinaThis bright Italian style bistro serves up some of the most amazing handmade pastas in town!
Sun in my BellyA delicious local neighborhood breakfast spot. Their biscuits are to die for, trust me!
CanoeThey specialize in fresh seafood and game and have the best location in town - on the Chattahoochee River.
BartacoA hip, happening Mexican food spot. They get creative with their tacos + tequila… you'll feel like you were transported to a beach in Mexico with the woven basket light fixtures and travel-photography lined walls.
Le BilboquetLight streams into this upscale traditional French restaurant. It's a little slice of Parisian café culture in Atlanta!
The VarsityAn Atlanta tradition for burgers, hotdogs, fries, onion rings, and shakes (the FO shake is a must). Fun fact: my grandpa worked at The Varsity when he was in college at Georgia Tech.
BocadoContemporary modern cuisine with playful cocktails and a minimalist atmosphere. The menu changes seasonally!
Whiskey BirdAmerican food meets Asian food at this yummy, casual fusion restaurant.
Mary Mac'sMight as well be an Atlanta historic site. Go here for perfectly traditional Southern food or go for tea.
Patty Pat's PorchThe other Atlanta spot for traditional Southern food. Go for mint juleps, fried green tomatoes, shrimp and grits, gumbo, and pecan pie.
Proof BakeshopThey serve up breakfast, lunch, coffee, espresso, teas, and all things baked + they host baking classes.
Julianna's Coffee & CrepesThis unique spot serves farm to table Hungarian crepes called "palacsinta" (many are from family recipes!) along with coffee, tea, and pastries.
Revolution DonutsI don't usually like donuts but this place is amazing! The family-owned shop uses only real food ingredients including organic flour, local dairy, fresh fruit, and 100% trans-fat free vegetable oil. Their donuts are the most delicious treat!
Jen's Ice CreamJeni's is good when you buy it in the grocery store but it's amazing when you get it in the shop. Get the Brambleberry Crisp flavor, my favorite.
AmerAn intimate cocktail bar with a super extensive list of specialty drinks. This is one of my go-to Atlanta bars for a pre or after dinner drink
Holeman & FinchA fun bar with an outstanding cocktail list + a great beer & wine list.
Chrome Yellow Trading Co.A modern industrial-style coffee spot that's perfect for gatherings as well as a day's work on your laptop.
VinoTecaThe most amazing wine bar with the most extensive wine list. They also have a store so you can take home your favorite bottle and wine tastings.
Piedmont ParkGo for a leisurely walk or run through Piedmont Park on a nice day (especially in the fall when the leaves are changing or the spring with the cherry blossoms are blooming). There is also a Saturday morning farmer's Market and if you're lucky you'll be in town for a concert in the park.
The BeltLineMade up of a bunch of trails and parks that work their way around different neighborhoods in Atlanta. Cruising the BeltLine is the perfect weekend activity because it's lined with coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and street art.
The Swan HouseA historic Atlanta mansion that gives people a glimpse inside high society life in the 1920s and 30s. It's gorgeous and a must for anyone who enjoys history! My grandmother loved to take us here.
Atlanta History CenterNext to the Swan House, it is an interesting little museum that covers Bobby Jones, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, 'Gone With The Wind,' the Civil War and more. It covers a lot but you can get through it quickly.
High Museum of ArtThe South's premier art museum. It always has very interesting special exhibitions that are often specific to the South.
The World of Coca-ColaTake a tour of the legendary Atlanta company. This is a super fun tour and includes tastings! It's great for kids.
Inside CNNTour the global headquarters of CNN. This is a very interesting tour especially for those interested in media.
College Football Hall of FameNeed I say more? Go here if you're like me and love college football. You get to pick your favorite teams when you enter and then your experience is catered around your teams. Go Buffs! Roll Tide!